So you should look for the LORD before it is too late. You should call to him now, while he is near.
— Isaiah 55:6 ERV
Did you truly search for the Lord yourself, or did He stand right there when you were on the run? We constantly assume that the Lord is moving from those who need Him. He is not playing hide and seek. He is not making it hard for you to find Him, if you are searching. Maybe we need to talk about how we should be seeking the Lord. How we should be in constant prayer and supplication. You didnt know that you were in supplication during your time of decision. Supplication just simply means getting by ones self and pray, seek, and fast if you know how. God comes in the Spirit to speak to us. He is that still small voice in your heart that speaks to you when you are finally at a place where you can feel and hear Him at the same time. Search for Him while He might be found by you. He will not sit fos sinners only those who are ready to turn from their wicked ways and follow after the Lord.
Mother Mary holding her son.
The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time.
— Psalm 34:19 NLT
You have to be righteous to get this special benefit from God. He doesn’t just cover anybody. He covers those who do right. So, those of us who keep sliding under the radar of sinfilled acts cannot expect God to come through because we attempt to be right. When you know to do good and do not. That is sin. According to the Word of the Lord. We cant assume we are good at heart an the Lord should know that and help us. We have to perform acts of righteousness to get this favor from God of protection. Not everyone is currently being protected by the Lord. Some people have been covered by ignorance, because they are oblivious to what they are doing against themselves. God doesnt harm the ignorant. Yet, those who ignore doing what is good becausw they have this desire to please the flesh over obeying Christ Spirit, will suffer consequences of doing wrong. The righteous have enough problems with many who come up against them each day. Simply, because others do not see them as righteous. People refuse to see you as doing better then they are, so they apply to you unrighteous thoughts, because many feel that there are non who can be righteous but those in the Bible and the Lord Jesus only. That is not true. If you pratice your faith each and everyday, not to purposefully sin in your flesh. You can start that road to walking right before the Lord. Chrst in me makes me clean. No matter what your family does. Whether it is your child or your spouse. You must live right for the Lord. I cannot live a righteous life for others, I must live it before them. So they have example from my living. You cannot make others walk upright. They must walk it based upon what they personally believe for themselves of Christ.
Donot let His life be sacrificed and you do nothing. Dont let Him rescue you, just so you run back into the fire He just rescued you from. Dont wast the blood on yourself if you dont want it fully to cover you.
The LORD will work out his plans for my life— for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.
— Psalm 138:8 NLT
Thanks to my Savior and King, He has a plan for me. I do not know all that He has in store for His servant. I know my calling and purpose for being alive. Called to empower Gods people. Not to baby sit mentalities that do not line up with the truth. To correct our habits by revealing ways to resist the enemy on every turn. He has not abandoned me, I will not abandon Him. We are supposed to represent the Lord before men in this world. If we choose to deny the Lord and not be a witness upon the earth, then He could deny us before His Father in Heaven. Do we have the time to abandon our Lord? Can we afford to loose the Savior on our side? Let the King work out your plans. He knows what is best for us and can help to steer you and I into the strong position. If we donot abandon Him and turn from living upright before God and man. He will make sure you and I have peace in our lives. He is a Father who takes care of His sons and daughters. He is not emnarrassed of what we had done in our past. He still redeemed us by the blood of the Lamb.
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
— Psalm 27:13-14 NIV
If im confident dont blame me for it. God has made me bold enough to speak out and proclaim His power and Majesty to the world. While I yet live this life God has given me. I shall see the goodness amd great favor bestowed upon me and my family. I am not owed anything for doing good. The Lords favor is upon all who would obey His commands. If I wait upon Him, the pain of what I go through is deminished a bit, but that is due to the fact of flesh. I must not wait upon the Lord in my carnal state of being. I must wait upon the Lord in my Spirit being. Wait on Him to divulge the next step that I must take to have days of goodness heaped upon me. We can either have days of good with the Lord, or we can attempt life on the side without the Lord. There is no other story but that of Jesus we should be sharing. It is not a good thing to try to do life with out the giver of life. If you long for goodness and to see it in your time. Do good and good will happen to you.
What are you going for my brother and sister? Which direction do you plan to take? To see the goodness of the Lord, you have to walk with Him. It is His tour. Let the Lord show us the true map of the Stars. Let Him guide you to a complete and finjshed ending. Stop joining the band wagons of church policies over Scriptural Directions. We want but we do not earn. We desire but we have not sacrificed of our ownselves. Christ paid the price. You collect the royalty checks ever since your New Birth. It does not yet appear what we shall be, becuse we have to be changed by the twinkling of an eye. Not the blink of our eues, but the awakening of our cinscious state of mind. When you close your fleshly eyes, you are supposed to awaken in His Presence. The power of your Savior has set you in place to be blessed before men.
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
— John 15:7-8 NKJV
Stay with me through the course of my life, stand right by my side. When the rain begins to fall. Stay with me, oh oh oh, stay with me. Lyrics to a Bebe Winans song.
He is right by your side through it all. The Lords plan will see you through the hardest times in life. But, somewhere you and I get the impression that it will be easy. Dont mistake the ministry of Jesus as fluffy and easy going. What it is, is He will be with you durng the stuff you will endure. He will not always cause storms to ceaae unless it has something to do with His perfect plans. Abide means to stay with, and live with. Like a wife abides with her husband. We abide in Christ. We are not to be left alone. Being alone sparks iniquities that we donot think others notice, but is well known to our enemy and our God. If we abide in Him and His Word abides in us. Thats where our lifes journey begins to have hope and joy. The joy in knowing we have done the perfect will of our Savior and King. Let Jesus lead you all the way. Let the words that come from you be a shining example of a life hidden in Christ for ever.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
— Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV
My God does so much more than we give Him credit for. If our eyes were more opened to Spirit world, we would clearly see the activities that He performs on a day to day basis for us. How He protects us when we walk around with our heads held down. When we are saddened by things that go wrong and we cant see our way clear. The Lord sends resources our way to give us hope and strength. God is doing new things in our society but not so you and I coul walknaround with our heads held up high. We should only have pride of faith and not selfish ambitions. The things that God has done over the years in our lives, only secure our faith more and more in Him. The day begins and mercy is extended to us. We join in with the elders and four living creatures crying out Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Alnighty. Singing at the top of our lungs the praises of a great King. I cannot point a finger at anything the Lord has done to me as if it was wrong. I am wise enough to know that Gods plans are flawless. Even when it looks hopeless and impossible. They didnt know that the Red Sea would part. That wasnt discussed before they made their jounrey. They went on the Word of the Lord in the Man of God. Sone times you just have to go in the Word of the Lord that has been spoken and see what the end has planned. Trusting the Lord all the way. God doesnt share every detail. Some things are left to be revealed at a later time and date. He wants us to seek Him first not google for directions. Google drops out when situations cause for it to recalculate. God doesnt just drop out and leave you a nd I stranded in the desert on a horse with no name. Lol.. Sorry. He gives direction wjen we shut up and listen. But, when we keep telling Him this not the way we usually go, thats when we loose our true connection with God. Because we have to tell Him what worked for us and what we have seen happen to others. Our witness cannot be focused on what was and what did and how they did it. It must be completely in the hands of God, who knows so much more once we get into our private closet and pray.
But as for you, be strong and courageous, for your work will be rewarded.”
— II Chronicles 15:7 NLT
You shall be richly rewarded. If you see a paychrck coning from the Lord, just kniw the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life. God pays wages to sinners, but to those who endure. He gives rewards for honored service in the Army of the Lord. We all work in the vineyard, but most of them want wages for their work. Webshould do our service because God saved us and we long for others to be made free as we are. What you dobfor Christ will last. It will carry you into Eternal Life. Remember we locve what we are doing for the Lords. We dobt question His actiins. We just come to serve and be of service. You earn your keep in the world, butbwith the Lord. Mansions are given to us. There is plenty good room in the Fathers house. See lfish men work in the church today. They use their talents to gain position in the congregation. They fail to see that if you are gifted by God. He will make sure that yoir gift will make room for you. If someone passes out in a restaurant and lose consciousnesses. The nurse of doctor shouts out to everyone in the place. I am a doctor or i am a nurse step aside. Your gift will announce your ability and cause those who do not know how to do what you do to move a side.
But many people believed in Jesus. Even many of the Jewish leaders believed in him, but they were afraid of the Pharisees, so they did not say openly that they believed. They were afraid they would be ordered to stay out of the synagogue. They loved praise from people more than praise from God.
— John 12:42-43 ERV
You better watch out for those modern day Pharisees and Scribes. Thise who know everything there is about the origin of the written Script. But, they have disregard for you because of what they know over what you have experienced. Knowledge is power, but also it builds false pride in some. The pharisees of our day are those who only do it their way, which they seem to think is God’s way. They take you into private rooms to feed you the spirit when you join. They expect you all to speak with new language as if that is the only proof that the Holy Ghost is in you. It is terrible to follow religious people who see things in a light that is comfortable for them. We cannot be afraid of church folks. It does not mean they have it completely wrong. What it does mean, is that they have grown accustomed to carrying out their faith a certain way for years and have taught it to their children who come up with the same celebrations and feasts and sacrifices. They don’t hear the Spirit tell them, it is not what I want. God doesnt want the same me tality that came from the Old Testament to filter into the saints today. We cannot do things that way anymore not because they are wrong, because they were not wrong. It was the outward church act. Now the Spirit resides in us all. He wants us to commune inwardly first and for most. We can not burn on an altar and kill thousand of defensless animals and still walk away unchanged. Todays church have grown accustomed to coming in shouting a while. Maybe the Spirit drops on the room, but once He has lifted and the good time has been had by all. They leave out and fight in the parking lot. They still smoke and drink. They still cheat and manipulate. They have not changed toward God. They live a life of freedom only to be bound to iniquities.
The Word said that many believed in Jesus, but were afraid of the leader in charge. Those who have lost their way and fallen into power and greed in their leadership are not to be trusted with your soul. Humble men and women who have true faith and trust in the Lord, are the ones we should rally with. Leaders who are concerned do not grow churches just to sit on a high pedestals and look down at their subjects, their church memebers who helped them get where they are, should be ashamed. God will pull down those false leaders who usurp their authority. When we went to California the third time, it was to break a connection with a false Bishop who had come to set us in place in our ministry. The Lord showed us that he was nit the one to cover our ministry. I am going to say something that might not make you comfortable.
The Lord said to remove that Bishop from over us, because he was not our match. People of like precious faith. Those who can sharpen your iron. There are churches that have come up out of no where with leaders that are not seasoned enough to reach the hearts of those they serve. That is why Timothy needed Paul. We need those leaders of Ephesians to perfect the saints, not rob them. When you are among good leadership, you know that you can grow and expand in your own gift and talent and not feel guilty because the Lord uses you in that place. If you feel that leadership us blocking you from growing, that is the reason you move onward, not from argument’s and pulling of power. I never agree with pulling memebers from other churches. That is why they must come with a letter of release. We have to stop trampling on the church and trample the neck of the enemy.
On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
— Acts 1:4-5 NIV
Wait for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Don’t rush through and miss His Presence. Be ready to be submerged in the perfect will and power of God. Water cleanses the vessel outwardly, but the Spirit cleanses us from the depth that water cannot reach. The Spirit goes into the places that water doesn’t have the ability to touch. We can confess our sins and be clean from them, but we must open our hearts to release the hidden and trapped things that first draw us to sin. Jesus told those from the synagogue that they were concerned about the washing if hands before they ate, but they needed to wash their souls just as vigorously. What have we worked on in the depth of our existence? What have we surrendered that the Holy Spirit can enter in and dwell with us, because that is the goal here. This is how the Father and Son shall come into our life, through the inner working of the Spirit abiding in us. We must remember God is sovereign and Holy. He will not dwell in an unclean place. God is not capable of enduring sins hold upon His creation, when He come in, sin must leave immediately . He would have us rebooted and started over, if it didnt take away our free will, and if we were computers of some sort. His plans to have a people who are like unto Him means, He must allow His children to learn and grow through all the situations they endure. Having this experience with the Holy Ghost in the Upper Roon where everyone is waiting on the gift of God. We need the Spirit to keep us. The Spirit to remind us of what the Lord has said and still speaks to our hearts about each and everyday. The Spirit is how the Lord never forsakes His people. He is Spirit, and they that worship God Creator and Father of all, must do so in the realm of Spirit not just your flesh. We do activities with our body, but the drive to our activities come from the soul, or minds of men. The Spirit is life and breath. I do not want to be animated about my thoughts on the Spirits ability in us. But, I see it like this. Like a cartoon in my mind. Lol.
If the Spirit doesnt keep us alive and moving, it seems like we just lay flat until the Spirit brings us to life again.
I know that is not the way to look at it. I just want to help those who sometimes have an issue with who the presence of the Lord is, and how important He is in our existence. The Spirit keeps us alive. The Spirit is how we exist and move. That is why we must walk in the Spirit and not the flesh. We can only communicate with God Spiritually. The flesh can only communicate with God through total surrender to His will. Thats how we move about by the Spirit. Without Him we donot have life. Last part.
Just as you breath the air in and out of your body. You cannot see it unless there is some sign or evidence of the inhale or exhale. The Spirit of the Lord is as invisible to the naked eye as air in and out of your lungs. You cant see it without evidence. A life changed for the better is evidence of the Spirit. A life with miracles involved also is evidence. Sone say that with Him comes gifts. I say He is the gift. So, when He comes, He just enhances the talents that are built in you that He uses to draw others to the fold of faith. Healing, signs of miraculous moves that cant be explained but that it must be by His Spirit.
For the despondent, every day brings trouble;
for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.
— Proverbs 15:15 NLT
What today might bring can cause harm if you look at it with despondency. Pick up your spirit out of the dirt. Find joy in knowing who He has made you to be. People find stuff to complain about, they seem to never be satisfied with life. The righteous should not be so wishy, washy. We do not see the day like those who are without hope. The day is given to us who are His so that we work in service for the Lord. Joy comes in the morning because we see the day as belonging to the Lord and His plans. This is the day that the Lord has made, that is why we celebrate each day with thanksgiving. Take courage in the Lord. His plans are to give long life health, and well being. Your life is His life. He is concerned about everything you do and wants you to succeed. We get up each day with great expectantations that we shall be victorious. Not with false hope that things will eventually work out. But, with the knowledge that all things work according to the perfect will of God. He plans out our walk. All we should do is be active. Get up ready to be used in service. Share the Gospek of Jesus Christ with an excited voice full of joy and peace. Dont allow the stuff you havent got to cause you to stand frozen in despair or dismay. The joy of the Lord is our strength. If we are the righteous, we run into our Saviors arms each day. Turn to Him and not your prolems. What we do not have must either mean, that we do not need it, or it is not time to possess that particula item right now. So, we wait anticipating our next assignment. We are not vexed because others have what we desire. We do not desire what others possess. I dont want a BMW because my friend has it. In fact I would prefer to have what others donot. That makes for a better conversation when we witness on how God loves us. He makes us unique. We are not supposed to be like the world and what they possess.
Lift up your heads all ye people, for the King of Glory shall come in. Behold your King as He enters your life and brings the light of hope for you and I. Depression shall cease. The design of the enemy is to kill, steal and destroy. Dont let the devil steal your hope and dreams.