Discerning The Errors of The Heart!

delicaciesFriends, as the Lord prepare a table for us in the presence of our enemies – Psalms 23:5, so does the god of this world prepare vices – the delicacies of this world, unbelief, offence, love of money- self, pride of life, envy, adultery, fornication, slander, gossips, drunkenness, perverse desires, jealousy and so much more before us.

These vices chokes the seed /word of God sown into the field of our lives. This is the reason why it seem the Word is not working as it should in our midst. There has been lukewarmness and revival seems ancient. The body of Christ is bombarded by so much of the world that has crept into our midst. We have become slack in upholding the truth in love. We have become self seeking like babes when we are suppose to be matured bringing heavenly kingdom down on earth.

Unlike our Lord, the devils aim is to subtly deceive us out of our inheritance and cheat us out of eternity. We get distracted by all these vices so much that when we stand before our God, lifting “holy hands”, our hearts are seething with evil. our lips dripping with the blood of our latest victim of slander, so much evil clothed with fine linen on the pew. If only our thoughts can be projected on the screen in our various congregation! God sees all these, we deceive man, thank God we cannot deceive the Holy Spirit.

The Psalmist observation and prayer is “But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults. 13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression. 14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalms 19:12-14. This is the prayer of my heart Lord, help me and my friends in Jesus name.

The antidote is love, not hypocrisy, but genuine Christlike love. God is love and those who live in love lives in God and God lives in them. The essence of our being is engraved in love. Accept the unconditional love of Jesus Christ, let it renew your mind, transform and empower you and I to love, honoring God thereby. If you love you will not slander, commit adultery, steal, lie, kill and commit wicked acts. Come to the Lord today and rededicate your life to serving God in spirit and in truth. He loves you with an everlasting love.

Shalom!!

Is That You? Troubler Of My Life!!!!!!!!!

levelofperception-326x235The irony of life.  1 Kings 18:16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah. 17 When he saw Elijah, he said to him, “Is that you, you troubler of Israel?” 

This is King Ahab speaking to Prophet Elijah. How often that we see our helper, deliver, solace comfort as troublers of our soul.The wicked King that has brought evil upon the Kingdom, calls he whom the Lord has sent with good news – Elijah troubler of Israel!  Who is troubling who?  How often are we blinded by our own wickedness, greed, self righteousness, envy, jealousy, hatred of self and others to see the good God in his mercy has sent to us in whatever form they may come.

God put treasures in earthen vessels, I presume to ensure only the discerning and wise will see, take, and possess with joy. Pearls are not meant for swine! 2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us – KJV. NIV stated it this way,  But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

Jesus Christ our Lord was said to be possessed by Beelzebul by the religious authority of his time. His family said He was out of his mind. What is that? Good is been spoken of as evil while evil walks the isle with applause and admiration like the new law in my next door neighbors land down south.

Mark 3: 20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. 21 When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”22 And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.”23 So Jesus called them over to him and began to speak to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. 27 In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house. 28 Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.” 30 He said this because they were saying, “He has an impure spirit.”

What good has God brought to you and I, across our part that we have looked upon with disdain? That man, woman, child, brother, sister, business, family, gift, organization etc that we have been brought in contact with just might be the solution to that pressing issue/issues that you have. That issue you have that no one knows about but God. Jesus Christ came to his own to save them, they had been looking forward to his coming but failed to see him as he is,  the Savior.

Have you disdainfully looked upon people and the many blessings of God in your life? Will you seek God’s face in prayer of praise, thanksgiving and forgiveness today. Ask for clarity so your eyes can be open to behold the beauty and glory of God as He want you to see. Ask for a seeing eye to begin to see the treasures in the vessels God placed in and around your life.

May the eyes of our understanding be opened to see clearly depth of insight in your word oh Lord in Jesus name. May our ears be opened to hear clearly your instructions and our hearts be receptive to receive of you Lord. May our spirit be energized to obey and do that which is of your great pleasure in Jesus mighty name we pray. Amen