March 20, 2019

March 20  
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.  1 Peter 2:2-3 ESV

 
Numbers 1 
There has been a lot of significant disagreement because the extreme orthodox Jews in Israel use scriptures like these about the Levites to say that they should not be in the military.  There are times and seasons for things with our Lord.  Moses was to take a military census yet David was disciplined for doing the same as it was not to be done by him for it was done in pride.  Only 70 (maybe 72) went into Egypt but look how many came out!  God calls us to stay where the Holy Spirit plants us.  Stay in the ministry God calls you to instead of wandering from church to church.  Had PJ and I not stuck it out even when we could have been offended, we would not be fulfilling God’s will in our lives.  It affects others when we are disobedient so heed the voice of the Lord, people!  Yes, I am preaching!  It is sad to see those who have missed it and what their lives look like now if they are even still alive…
 
Psalms 143-144 
143 If not for the mercy and faithfulness of God none of us would be saved!  Thank You my Lord for Your willingness to die on our behalf with all of our sin!  My God is my refuge as He teaches me to do His Will by His Word.  Thank You that You lead me, Holy Spirit, where I am level and not up and down with crazy emotions.  You protect me for Your Name’s Sake.
 
144 You cloak me to stand against the enemy of this world though my flesh may be feeble.  It is Your armor by Your Word that keeps the enemy from harming me.  We have such a short time on this earth Lord, so help me to live each moment for Your glory.  
 
15 Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall!  Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!
 
John 19
Authority is given by God to fulfill His plans and purposes.  Even those evil authoritarians in the world are for His glory.  The Lord gave up His spirit – no one took it from Him.  Prophecy is given so we believe when it is fulfilled, so believe!
 
Meditate & Apply: God does not contradict Himself ever.  There are always reasons why He may do something one time and not another.  This is not the issue.  The issue is my obedience to whatever He says.  It matters not what He tells someone else.  I am to live my life for Him and not concern myself with His will for others.  All that my God does is for His Name sake and my benefit.  I must be completely led by the Spirit and NEVER by emotion.  My obedience to the Lord is what benefits me.  I am blessed because my God is the Lord!  Thank You Lord for fulfilling prophecy on behalf of all humankind and dying on the Cross for all.  

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Whitney McCarthy - March 20th, 2019 at 4:30pm

Amen, be obedient to what we have heard, and led by spirit not emotion.

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