June 13, 2018
I am overwhelmed by the Presence of my God this morning!
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?” Luke 11:13 CSB
The Lord is merciful and will seek out to save the oppressed even if the oppressed have brought the oppression upon themselves. All of these people God raised up like Samson were “likes and types” of the Lord Yeshua to let the people know a true Deliverer was going to be sent by God but it would not be a sinful man, but a sinless savior! The Lord’s Name is Beyond Understanding! I like that Manoah wanted to make sure he would raise Samson correctly for the purposes of God. Every parent walking with the Lord should desire this! Not by might, nor by power, but by the Spirit of the Lord! There is no greater joy for a parent than their children walking in Truth. Absolutely nothing compares! Unfortunately, Samson would disappoint his parents yet God’s intention for using him for deliverance at this time in history did come to pass.
In this instance, Hezekiah was wise, seeking wisdom from the Prophet Isaiah. It is wise to seek godly counsel from those anointed by God. And even wiser, Hezekiah went before the Lord with his requests. It is wise to seek the Lord and heed His answer! Mocking the people of God is mocking God. It reminds me of when the Lord Yeshua talked about people getting offended with those who love the Lord and that they were really offended with the Lord Himself.
For those who have ears to hear:
32 For a remnant will go out from Jerusalem, and survivors from Mount Zion. The zeal of the Lord of Armies will accomplish this.’
Thank You Lord that You received joy when You saved me, a sinner! I was that lost sheep. I was that lost coin. I was that child that squandered my inheritance. I am that one who was dead and am now alive. I am that one who was lost and am now found. I owe You everything my God, all of me! I am not my own but have been bought with the greatest of price! You took all of my sin and got brutally beaten because of what I did to You. My only response this morning is:
When the Messiah was executed on the stake as a criminal, I was too; so that my proud ego no longer lives. But the Messiah lives in me, and the life I now live in my body I live by the same trusting faithfulness that the Son of God had, who loved me and gave himself up for me. Galatians 2:20 (CJB)
Meditation & Application: Seek the wise in the Sprit and the Lord Himself. You Lord are Beyond Understanding, yet You have given me the mind of Messiah and wisdom for every circumstance as I stay in the righteous fear of You. I was dead and You have given me life. I completely, without any reservation, owe You my life that is not mine anyway. Why would I ever want or even think I can have life without You, the very One who breathed Your life into me? I love it when You are joyful over me and even laugh at me (and sometimes with me). What a gift it is to have the joy of You! I love seeing Your prophecies of old coming to pass in my life. Thank You for the remnant You returned to Israel. What an awesome time to be alive! Come, Lord Yeshua!