August 15, 2019
For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. Romans 14:8 ESV
1 Kings 10
When people ask about the things of the Lord, I must answer with The wisdom, knowledge and understanding from Him. We have the mind of Messiah (1 Corinthians 2:16). Of course this is another written report of the fulfillment of God’s promise to Solomon regarding both wisdom and wealth.
It doesn’t matter if people think they can forever rid the Word of God, for it is eternal and no being can truly destroy it. This is what they have tried to do in China and it has not stopped the Word from getting there. This is what they have tried to do in Iran and yet the Word gets to the Believers. This is true in many other places where the Bible is “forbidden” by man. How foolish to think anyone can stop God!
The heart of a person either keeps them clean or dirty before the Lord, not the food we eat or whether we do some ritualistic washing of hands. In fact, I believe that is called obsessive-compulsive behavior. Yes, wash your hands for health reason but not because it makes one closer to the Lord! This gentile woman was blessed because she trusted that the Lord could heal her daughter even if the Gospel at this time was being spread to the Jews. The Lord is no respecter of persons (Romans 2:11). Salvation is for ALL who believe, living their lives for the Lord as proof. We don’t have to do this when we pray for the deaf to receive healing. This is the way the Spirit led Yeshua to do it with this person. I must align myself with the Holy Spirit and what He tells me to do or say when praying for someone to be effective.
Meditate & Apply: Today the Lord is speaking to me to rely on His words to speak and never my own and to do things as He says and not my own way by human thinking. Doing Spiritual things requires the Holy Spirit’s involvement. Salvation is for all who truly trust the Lord and live His way as proof of their trust.
Thank God His good news cannot be stopped! This is great - Doing Spiritual things requires the Holy Spiritâs involvement. So easy to run off and do things that come easy to us without Him, but He makes it turn out right the first time!
Yes, He does, so why do it any other way?!!!???