2 Corinthians 5:18-21
Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Our devine assignment is to be Christ's ambassadors. People all around us do we realize the life, eternal life, changing position God has given us? We have their eternal destiny in our hands. Are you willing to share your relationship with Christ with them? Yes s a believer you are qualified and yes you can make a difference in their life. Will you be available and let God do the talking?
Faith Triumphs in Trouble
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have[a] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Suffering surrendered to the Master potter is the wheel on which He can make you into a masterpiece. This suffering can produce in us a great joy and deeper walk with Him. Yes we may have to pay a price for the "best seat" in His kingdom but we receive the "best view" of the grace and greatness of God that others may not see. Our price is for a little while but the view lasts for eternity.
Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.
We are to serve one another in love. Service of any kind bring joy to our Father and He will honor us. Serve, serve, serve!
And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then all his brothers, all his sisters, and all those who had been his acquaintances before, came to him and ate food with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversity that the Lord had brought upon him. Each one gave him a piece of silver and each a ring of gold.
Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys. He also had seven sons and three daughters. And he called the name of the first Jemimah, the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-Happuch. In all the land were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.
After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations. So Job died, old and full of days.
Then Lord restored to Job twice as much as he had before. Can the Lord do that for you? YES! Do you believe he can? Are you trusting Him for the time and place for it to be manifested? I ask myself the same questions and I say YES! I am trusting! Yes I am believing for the RV the Lord has planned. Yes I can wait upon Him for the answer. We let our RV go in 2007. He can restore twice as much as before!
Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.
And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’”
Are you on a trip through the wilderness? Remember Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit. Maybe He is leading you too! What God leads us to He will lead us through. We must trust Him and follow Him especially through the wilderness. The wilderness will not last forever and you will leave the wilderness filled with new power ready to explode into your world with supernatural ministry. Remember the road to power runs through the wilderness.
Going deeper read all of Luke 4.
“Cry aloud, spare not;
Lift up your voice like a trumpet;
Tell My people their transgression,
And the house of Jacob their sins.
Yet they seek Me daily,
And delight to know My ways,
As a nation that did righteousness,
And did not forsake the ordinance of their God.
They ask of Me the ordinances of justice;
They take delight in approaching God.
‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and You have not seen?
Why have we afflicted our souls, and You take no notice?’
“In fact, in the day of your fast you find pleasure,
And exploit all your laborers.
Indeed you fast for strife and debate,
And to strike with the fist of wickedness.
You will not fast as you do this day,
To make your voice heard on high.
Is it a fast that I have chosen,
A day for a man to afflict his soul?
Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush,
And to spread out sackcloth and ashes?
Would you call this a fast,
And an acceptable day to the Lord?
“Is this not the fast that I have chosen:
To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the heavy burdens,
To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?
When we "fast" are we doing it as called by God or Man? When God calls us to a fast He always gives us the strength we need to "keep" the fast. He also leads us closer to Him for His glory not ours. Today is Day of Atonement a God called sanctification, fast and self examination for repentance of sin and rightness through Christ's sacrifice on the cross. This is an acceptable day of the Lord.
Then Moses called Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and of good courage, for you must go with this people to the land which the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall cause them to inherit it. And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”
Are you a Joshua? Has God called you to be a leader in your land? 'BE STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE'! The Lord goes before you! He will be with you! He will not leave you or forsake you! We must trust Hi. Be willing and obedient to answer His call!
Thus says the Lord:
“In an acceptable time I have heard You,
And in the day of salvation I have helped You;
I will preserve You and give You
As a covenant to the people,
To restore the earth,
To cause them to inherit the desolate heritages;
That You may say to the prisoners, ‘Go forth,’
To those who are in darkness, ‘Show yourselves.’
“They shall feed along the roads,
And their pastures shall be on all desolate heights.
They shall neither hunger nor thirst,
Neither heat nor sun shall strike them;
For He who has mercy on them will lead them,
Even by the springs of water He will guide them.
I will make each of My mountains a road,
And My highways shall be elevated.
For such as time as this the Lord has head our cry! He has helped us. He will preserve us and give us as a covenant to the people. There is a time to restore the earth. We must tell those in darkness to "Go Forth" and "Show Yourselves". He who has mercy on them, He WILL lead them.
“The Lord our God spoke to us in Horeb, saying: ‘You have dwelt long enough at this mountain. Turn and take your journey, and go to the mountains of the Amorites, to all the neighboring places in the plain, in the mountains and in the lowland, in the South and on the seacoast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the River Euphrates. See, I have set the land before you; go in and possess the land which the Lord swore to your fathers—to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—to give to them and their descendants after them.’
Have you be in a wilderness long enough? The Lord says Go in and posses the lan He is giving you. This may be a physical land or a spiritual land. Only you and the Lord knows. Seek His will nd be obedient to His plan for you.
2 Samuel 22:1-4
Then David spoke to the Lord the words of this song, on the day when the Lord had delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. And he said:
“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
The God of my strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation,
My stronghold and my refuge;
My Savior, You save me from violence.
I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies.
Praise the Lord is is worthy to be praised. He is my deliver! He has saved me from my enemies. Remember our enemy is not flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. We must fight the battle in the spirit realm. Are you delivered and prepared for WAR? If yes message me we will pray in agreement.
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