June 9, 2019
Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Matthew 7:13-14 ESV
Sin causes destruction to everything around. The Lord waits for our offering. Gideon asked a legitimate question and the Lord has no problem with that if we do not reject what the Lord has to say to us. The Lord is Peace, peace unlike any peace the world could ever possibly give. It is one of the greatest supernatural gifts Believers can have if they so choose to completely trust the Lord. Gideon may have was afraid but he still obeyed the Lord’s Word to him. It is so important to be “clothed” with the Spirit of the Lord to have success. Had the word not gotten out that it was Gideon who tore down the demon altar, people would not have followed him when he called them. People thought it was his bravery yet it was the Spirit of the Lord. I can do anything He asks if I do it in the Spirit of the Lord at His beckoning. Gideon got His witness to the Word of God by two others.
The only way we can survive in this evil world is by Your grace that You give so abundantly to those who belong to You. As I read, “we wait for you” I hear in my spirit the song Shekinah Glory. You are my stability. Living God’s way brings all that is good and He takes care of His people beyond measure and beyond possibility on what is going on around us. Thank You for the gift of Tongues! My eye will see Jerusalem again!
24 And no inhabitant will say, “I am sick”;
the people who dwell there will be forgiven their iniquity.
Forgiveness and healing were both bought for us by our Lord at the Cross.
The Lord’s prayer is an outline of what we are to ask from the Lord and how His expectation is to forgive as He forgives. There is an important aspect of faith and it is perseverance until I get what I need.
23 Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.
I have seen people clean of evil spirits walk away from the Lord and end up worse than when they started.
28 But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”
Our Lord used every opportunity for sharing the Gospel. Lord, help me do the same.
Meditate & Apply: God can use anyone who is willing. Believe me I know this because He uses me. Asking the Lord appropriate questions is not doubt and unbelief as it is when He tells me something and I choose not to trust His Word. I can do all things through my Messiah who strengthens (thus enables) me to do so. Forgiveness and healing were both bought for us by our Lord at the Cross. There is an important aspect of faith and it is perseverance until I get what I need. I need to persevere greater in any situation when I need something from my Abba who only gives good gifts. Blessing showers me as I keep the Word of the Lord. I need to pay attention to every opportunity the Lord gives me to share the Good News.
So true...I can do anything He asks if I do it in the Spirit of the Lord. Amen
Yes, let us be willing. We start there, doing things with an unwilling heart does not lead to success. Yes, The Lord is good about answering appropriate questions.
Awww. Peace! Amen! Thank You, Lord, for Your peace! " Gideon got His witness to the Word of God by two others. " - What a revelation! Amen! "Forgiveness and healing were both bought for us by our Lord at the Cross." Thank You, Lord, for Your mercy!!!! "There is an important aspect of faith and it is perseverance until I get what I need." Amen! Ask, Seek, Knock, Receive, Thank, Rejoice!
Truly, truly - "Here I am, Lord" were the words of the willing. Share the love of Christ all around! Yum!