Leap out!! Backside of The Desert!!! Character is Developed!!

From the original post of August 18th, 2015 – Backside Of The Desert!!! Character is developed!! Re-blogged on May 1st, 2016

“Moses from all account as stated in the scripture was ordained a deliverer. He was born to save his people from slavery. Moses however, thought it would be by his own strength, power and wisdom. How wrong he was! He ended up a reject, a fugitive and a “glorified”slave working for his father in law. Exodus 2: 1- 22

How best can Moses be described during those forty years of running from destiny? This is a man raised in royalty, having been spared to fulfill destiny while other babies perished. As a baby he was shielded from evil, mistakes and all ills, however as a self sufficient adult, he made a blunder that would have changed the course of his life but for predestination – the hand of the Most High God.

Friends, can you relate your own life to that of Moses? You know you are part of the player in the agenda of heaven – you have been saved and know God has a plan for you, then a blunder, wrong decision and action, sending you to the backside of the desert. Exactly where the devil wants you and I, stigmatized, rejected and failing. You see, the back side of the desert is the training ground, where obedience and servitude is learnt, character is developed and tested, where solitude reveals you to yourself. Moses came from the palace, a prince of Egypt, however by the time he got to Median, like Joseph, his princely robe was torn, his appearance was like that of a vagabond. Prim and proper look and the courtesy of being a royal was no more”.

cs-lewisTo bring this home then, relating Moses’s experience to this present generation. It is a far easier life for Moses then, than it is now, even with the Old and New Testament script for our guidance. Moses left Egypt for the desert in haste, unplanned, with fear and limited supplies to pass through the desert if at all he is able to make it through. Moses from all account would not have survived had it not been predestined, for the hand of God was with him.

Likewise, you and I have gone through similar life altering circumstances. We’ve been bruised and battered by the elements while in the desert so much so that getting to where we are now, we are a shadow of our once buoyant confident self. The coat of many colors like Joseph torn, our nails broken, calloused toes and rough skin. We came into the sanctuary for comfort, acceptance, and hopefully to redeem our ways. But wait, what do we often meet, but all that is not of Christ Jesus!! 

We meet self righteous, arrogant, and wicked bully. Not in my Church Ok!!!! Others right? Maybe not! Maybe I am one of such, wolves in sheep clothing, that are in the Church on the look out for any member that seems to have his or her light on to snuff it out, use divisiveness to rule, not lead by example, but rule by every other means but Christ way – love, the pure kind of love!

This has pervaded our midst causing those not well routed to keep shopping for a place to belong and falling back along the way. And some, hurt and lost to the world, with many just flowing with the motion without growth in their spirit man- emphasis on growth been in material wealth. How pathetic!!!  And others, hindered from fully employing their God given talent for the good of all just because they will not compromise.

When Moses got to Midian, Reuel with warmth welcomed him into his family. Nowadays, it is far from it. You have to throw your weight around somehow – announcing your family background, marital status, how much your earn, your thriving business/career and all sort as if that is an indication of your spirituality – pointer to your been born again!!!  You have to prove your worth, boast of your connection to the high and mighty to be treated with dignity. What has gotten into you, me, us, the Church?

Most High God please help me, my friends and your body! Forgive us Oh Lord! We are very far from doing your will Lord. We seem not to be able to do the right thing anymore, please help us. Rekindle your fire in us and create a right spirit within us in Jesus Christ Mighty name. Amen

Shalom! Shalom!

 

 

 

Grace of God!

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All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. There is no insignificant sin! Sin is Sin period!

To some friends out there with self righteous attitude towards those that have come to the Lord like the republican did to have their sins washed away. Note that the republican went away with joy while the Pharisee went home void of real joy. I’d rather be like the republican than be a self righteous bigot.

Please note that you are standing in judgement against the Most High God himself. You are making light of the sacrifice on Calvary’s tree. 

We all should be working together with the Holy Spirit in us to win more sinners into the kingdom, not push the saints in house back to the world. The Lord will require of you every single soul you put a stumbling block on their path. Repent! Repent! Repent! The axe is laid already to every tree that is not bearing fruits unto righteousness in Jesus Christ.

Had Ananias been like you and I, I doubt if Saul, turned Paul would have been able to write those books that we all quote and misquote to justify our “self righteous act”. You were a sinner saved by grace don’t stand in place of a judge for you are not qualified to judge.

Lord I come to you with my friends today to ask for forgiveness in Jesus name. Lord have mercy and deliver us from self righteousness. Let your Holy Spirit work in us to will and to act in order for you to fulfill your good pleasure concerning us in Jesus mighty name. Amen

Love you tonnes friends!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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