June 7, 2018
Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, you are God. For in your sight a thousand years are like yesterday that passes by, like a few hours of the night. Psalm 90:2, 4 CSB
2 Because of the disobedience to drive out then enemy, the enemy became a significant problem to the people and the enemy still is that problem! Obey and give NO PLACE WHATSOEVER TO THE ENEMY AND his WAYS! Sin is the enemy's ways. Disobedience to God is the enemy's ways. All of the ways of the Lord must be passed on to our children and their children continuously. This is why God chose Abraham because Abraham passed on the ways of the Lord to the generations that followed him as long as he lived.
There is never victory in rebellion against the Lord. All that a person doesn't want to come upon themselves does when they choose the devil and ways of this world over their Creator and lover of their souls! Yet, the Lord is moved with pity when His children suffer! His mercy is beyond description but I am so incredibly thankful for His wonderful new, every morning, mercies upon my life! What a loving Abba You are, my God! God used the appointing of Judges to lead the people but the heart of the people was not with their God.
3 We are tested to know where our hearts are really at, with God or not. I pray my God I will never again fail Your testing. We need to learn to fight against the enemy and be taught spiritual warfare for ourselves and those around us.
Trust not in the things of the world no matter how big and strong they may appear. It is only my God who wins the battle on my behalf and gives me the victory! He can do it with His breath!
Summoning the Twelve, he gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases. 2 Then he sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
We have been given this same power and authority and to not use it is rebellion against Almighty God! This includes feeding 5,000 (or more) as necessary. Why should God send us people for His Kingdom if we are not willing to do what He says to do?
Who do you say Jesus is? I say He is God's Messiah!
If I am not willing to take up my cross and follow the Lord (this means crucified with Him - Galatians 2:20) then I am not serving Him and trusting in Who He truly Is! Do you find it interesting that Peter knew that it was Moses and Elijah when he had never seen them before since their time on earth was long before Peter's? Humility makes one great, not ambitious success in anything but trust in the Lord! Without humility, one cannot take up their cross. The power of God is NEVER to be used for self-purpose with wrong heart motives. Following the Lord Yeshua means above everything else. So many young couples have been deceived in this generation and are placing so many things first in their lives instead of the Lord. What will it profit them or their children if they gain the whole world yet forfeit the salvation of their souls? This causes me more grief than pretty much anything else.
Meditation & Application: Completely drive out the enemy giving him absolutely no place. Be a good soldier of the Lord's army, well equipped in the Spirit! This means not doing what is easy but instead always doing what is right in God's eyes. He is holy so I must be also!