Wait!

THE CORE!

 

There is no time in the history of the Church as now when we need to fumigate our spiritual lives, killing off the spiritual pests that trouble us; and make straight the way of the Lord.

“And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. 2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. 3 And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. 4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD. 6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: 8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. ……..And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:) 26 Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD'S side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him. 27 And he said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour. 28 And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.” - Ex. 32:1-8; 25-28

 

For centuries, theologians have said that Aaron lied about throwing gold in the fire and out jumped the calf. But, Moses never said he lied! Yes, to the natural man, this could be the greatest lie in the history of mankind. What if he did not lie!

There are things that we cannot see with the naked eyes, yet we cannot deny their existence. Aaron could have seen one of those. But how would he explain to people what they couldn’t see? Sometimes it is very difficult, almost impossible explain to others what they cannot see, how much more a spiritual thing! 

In Psalm 22, David narrated what Jesus saw behind the actions of men.

 

 “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? ……..He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him……….Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. 13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. 14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. 16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. 17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. 18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. 19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me. 20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.” - Psalms 22:1,8,12-20 (KJV)

 

 

These are not the words of David but of the Lord Jesus! You see David was a prophet and one so dear to the heart of God; he was permitted a peek into what the Messiah would go through on the Cross.  There is no place in Scripture where David’s garment was parted (vs. 18) or cast on lot. Neither is it recorded that his hands and feet were pierced (vs.16).  

Jesus on the Cross saw “bulls of Bashan” (vs.12) and “dogs” (vs. 16), the forces of darkness that influenced man against God, prompting His prayer, “Forgive them for they know not what they do.”

There were unseen forces at play around the Cross which were also at play in the wilderness in the days of Aaron; even today those forces are still at work, which is why we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” - Eph 6:12 (KJV) Humans are not our enemies, there are forces influencing them that cannot be seen!

Aaron saw something others did not see.


.......to be continued.

 

You Can’t!

God has got a plan for each and every one of us, borne by the vehicle of His Word. 
Locating His plans for us through His Word grants us victory in every spheres of life. This is the reason Joel said that whoever executes His Word is strong. 
So, victory in the eternal battle comes only by adhering to His word. He told Joshua to remain on the Word day and night. 
Satan has unleashed against the Church and the Children of God, weapons never before imagined! Strange diseases are suddenly emerging, some that had been are resisting treatment, situations and circumstances are defying solutions, poverty is on the increase and the hearts of men are getting more and more vicious! 
How can the child of God come through victoriously? 
This can only be by the written Word of God! 
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CORRUPTION!!!

Corruption
has crept into Church! Lets be watchful!!

"If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?" - Psalm 11:3.


I have often heard people interpret this scripture as meaning objects surrounding one's birth: the sponge, water, placenta, soap, bowl or bucket, etc, even people; especially at deliverance sessions. Yes, it is possible. Oh, very possible!However, receiving Christ, I became a brand new person, with a shift in everything, which includes my foundations. As a child of God, I have a brand new foundation now, laid by God Himself.


"For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ." - 1 Corinthians 3:11.


"NO OTHER FOUNDATION"! This is the Word of God! "No other"!
Perhaps before coming to Christ, those were my foundation. But "NOW"! "Now Faith is ..."  Now, by the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus (Rom. 8:1-2), I have been set free from that, and now my foundation has been relaid!
Note the plural term used; "foundations", not "foundation" as in singular! To truly understand that scripture we should start from verse one. If clearly understood, it talks of me having challenges as a result of enemies whose arrows are aimed at me. So you invite me to leave my mountain and go with you to your mountain, your church, where I would have my deliverance. But, should I leave my mountain, it would prove I do not know my God, neither do I trust in Him!!
Daniel says


"..... but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits." - Daniel 11:32b


So obviously, because I do not know Him or trust in Him, I would receive nothing from Him, for without faith.... Heb. 11:6


Moreover, Jesus said it is not the church I go to that brings deliverance!

But the understanding of my inheritance in Him!
Good understanding procures favour.
So, Christ is my foundation.


A foundation is a solid base on which a building, an idea, etc, rests. It is made with various materials: granite, iron-rods, binding wire, cement and sand.
Jesus our foundation, said 
"Learn of me. I am meek and lowly of heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:29
Where you have meekness and lowliness of heart, you will find love, temperance, gentleness, and the complete fruit of the Spirit.
(Gal. 5:22-23)
The fruit is one and where you have one segment, the others are there; in various levels or quantities, but they are there. They go together. Against these there is no law; no limit. 
The Christian is built on these. Hence, Jesus said "learn of me". These He taught in the Beatitudes; be in the attitude of heaven. 
The absence or "destruction" (Psalm 11:3) of these renders the believer powerless; impotent spiritually. When a house has cracks, the fault is from its foundation. When a Christian's character does not reflect Christ, it is from his or her foundation.


FOUNDATION NUMBER ONE


"Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of God." - Matthew 5:3
Jesus was not talking about being poor materially, but "in spirit"; spiritual bankruptcy.The Greek word "ptochos" from which the word "poor" is translated means "chosen poverty"; a voluntary emptying of the inner being: giving up, surrendering or choosing to become dependent, not on oneself but on another - the Lord Jesus.
This foundation says "Lord, help! I can't make it on my own."It is self-renunciation, surrendering of the ego to Jesus: self-denial. It is not self-centered but Christ-centered. In Galatians 5:23, Paul identifies this as MEEKNESS, a character trait that makes one look foolish!
...... to be continued.

Coming out of Egypt, Israel encountered peoples and situations that were hostile; like Balak who hired Balaam to curse them.
Unknown to the Israelites, these men and the officials of Moab, were on the hill overlooking the great hoard in the valley and pronouncing curses at them. At seven different locations they raised altars, made sacrifices and Balaam  made the curse.
But whom God has blessed, no man can curse!! Every opening of the mouth to curse turned into blessings to the chagrin of the Moabit  King! Indeed God makes diviners mad and frustrates the token of liars!!! 
All these were unknown to the Israelites!!! I wish Christians will focus on following God with undivided heart and stop prying into who is cursing or making enchantments against them! God knows HOW to deliver the righteous.
The bible says God did not allow any man to hurt them. Instead He rebuked Kings for their sake!
"He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;" (Psalm 105:14).

Evil people, like their master, do not rest. Seeing they couldn't curse Israel, Balaam advised Balak to introduce strange women into their camp as this would make God angry,  remove the protection and turn against them. 
And truly, God turned against them! A plague was released; 24,000 men, outside women and children died.
To stop the plague God asked Moses to hang publicly, facing the Sun all the ring leaders who frolicked with the women of Moab and joined in the worship of Baal-peor,  that it may be a deterrent to others.
While Moses, Aaron and the leaders sat mourning in repentance, at the entry of the Tabernacle, behold an Israeli prince, Zimri, came into the camp with a Midianitish princess named Cozby.
Also seated with them was a young man called Phinehas the son of Eleazar and grandson of Aaron the Priest. Like others he saw the abomination brought into the camp but couldn't keep still. Though his father was there, his grandfather was there, even his uncle, Moses was there! They knew this was the cause of the calamity yet they sat still crying, nobody moved!!
When he couldn't contain it any more, he rose, picked a spear and traced the couple to the man's tent where he killed both.
Instantly the plague stopped and God reacted: He made a covenant of peace with him, and pronounced that he and his descendants would be priests forever.God had found a servant of honour. How did he become one?

(1)  He was in the camp.
Young men are always adventurous, seeking to conquer their environment. Unlike Zimri, Phinehas stayed in the camp, not venturing away and consequently, remained in the will of God. He did not join himself to strangers. 
What has Christ with Beliel or the temple of God with idols. What has light with darkness.

"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." (2 Corinthians 6:14-18).
Every sheep that leaves the flock and wanders off, breaks the rule and makes itself an easy target for the wolves. Christians who wander off the fold disobey God!!! 
"Be separate, come out from their midst", He says!

(2)  He saw.
There is nothing as hindering as spiritual blindness!!! 
Having killed the ringleaders as instructed by God, the plague did not stop! While they all sat crying, it took one young man, possibly not yet of Levitical age (30), to discern why the plague was not stopped!
Obedience to the Word of God should bring good (Isaiah 1: 19). Where and when obedience didn't bring good, the obedience is not complete.Phinehas saw what others could not see. Just as in Exodus 32, when the entire camp of Israel did not see the consequence of making the molten calf and worshipping it, the tribe of Levi saw and abstained. That was how God chose them to be His vessels and representatives in place of the first born, making them a special people of God, an Old covenant "Church of the first born sons".
Oh that our eyes may be opened that we might see through the eyes of heaven!!! What peace shall be ours!!! No wonder Paul prayed our eyes be opened!
"The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints," (Ephesians 1:18).

(3) He picked the spear.
The  spear was a weapon of war, a rod that kills - the Word of God. Paul tells us to pick up the sword of the Spirit (Eph. 6) which is the Word of God, Phinehas armed himself with the spear and with it quenched the abomination. 
The work of God can only be done right and well when done according to the Word of God. Doing God's work without His word is not only demonic, it is devilish and deathly. 
Some works may be awesomely big and we allude it to the glory of God. But no. The sons of Levi were only a remnant compared to the multitude. Whereas they had the glory, the multitude were "naked to their shame", stripped of the glory of God. Why? They did not follow God's will and Way. They did theirs; there is a way that seemeth right unto a man....
"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." (Proverbs 16:25).

God has specifications, even where a tiny nail should be, was instructed Noah in the building of the Ark.
Let's not just do things, let's do them according to His specification, and we shall be SERVANTS OF HONOUR.

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” - Eph 3:20 (KJV)

 

God can do much more than we can ever ask or think!

 

But why are we not experiencing it?

 

The power in you! God can work only to the extent of His power in you!

You and I are the limitations to God’s work in our lives.

 

How can we grow this power?

 

First we need to know what the power is.

 

“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.” - Heb 1:3 (KJV)

 

His Word or plan has been set in motion and things unfold accordingly. He does not need to come uttering His voice every time for things to move. No. All things are upheld by the “Word (that came) of His power.”

 

Joel tells us that whosoever carries out His word is powerful!

 

“….. for he is strong that executeth his word.” - Joel 2:11b (KJV)

 

The word of God we retain is His power in us!

 

So we should:

 

(1)   Digest His word for it is the source of Faith.

 

No amount of tongue-talking can produce faith. Yes; tongues can build Faith, but not produce it! Faith comes only by the Word!

 

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” - Romans 10:17 (KJV)

 

(2)   Pray from your heart!

 

“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.” - Jude 1:20 (KJV)

 

 

The revelation that comes from the Word should inspire you to pray not just with your lips but from the overflow of the heart!

 

“My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue.” - Psalms 39:3 (KJV)

 

Beloved, build yourself and see God do for you, beyond your wildest imaginations!

Our God is awesome!