Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Rachel in the Old Testament was barren for a period of time and out of desperation for the fruit of her womb she said, "Give me children else I die". Hannah was another woman of the Bible that was barren and she prayed so fervently unto the Lord that the priest thought she was drunk because only her mouth moved and her voice was not heard. When I think of children, I think of fruit and I parallel it unto my life. We as Christians are suppose to bear the fruit of the spirit. Luke 8:14 says, "And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection". This passage is talking how the cares of this life choked the word of God of a heart and they that have this heart are not able to bring forth fruit and if they do bring forth fruit it is not able to be perfected. The word of God says for us to go on unto perfection. That perfection is having the nature of Christ. That perfection is having the mind and spirit of God. The perfection is seeing a flow of Christ in our lives. The perfection is sonship. The perfection is us becoming manifested sons and daughters of God. Perfection is us reflecting the word of God. It shouldn't be random spurts of the hand of God in our lives. Christ should be able to live his life through us. We are to live the life of Jesus Christ. The word of God says that we travail in birth until Christ is formed in us. It doesn't say until you see a little bit of Christ, but until Christ is formed; meaning that there is a fullness of Jesus Christ in our lives. I feel that in my spirit, urgency and a cry for coming into the nature and mind of God. Sometimes the travail is really is so strong that there is no sound, but a deep groaning in my spirit. "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.Romans 8:25-27"Our spirit man should be groaning and travailing to bring forth Christ. But, not to keep it for ourselves, but for those who are seeking and searching for Jesus. Also, so we could be a reflection of this Word of God in these last days. Some many of us as Christians become satisfy with just living day to day and keeping the word and the life to themselves. But remember, God didn't say these things for naught. It is possible to go on unto perfection. It is possible to be holy, like Christ. It is possible to walk with God, like Enoch. It is possible to bring forth one hundred fold.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
I have not written in a while, but this is just a thought that God has placed in my heart recently. Since, I have not updated this blog recently, I thought I would share. The enemy attacks Christian many way to try to get us to falter in our faith and to doubt God. Sometimes he attacks us with physical ailments or try to throw temptations in our way to get us to fall into sin. Other times he attacks the mind. He tries to change the word of God, so that he can decieve us. Other times he tries to fill our mind with thougts of fear and misstrust in God word. I was reading a poem today and one of the lines said, "The shield of faith". Once I read that line, I immediately though of Ephesians 6 and how it speaks about the whole of armour of God. This is the meaning of shield- is a type of personal armor, meant to intercept attacks, either by stopping projectiles such as arrows or redirecting a hit from a sword, mace or battle axe to the side of the shield-bearer. The word of God says that he has given every one of us a measure of faith. He also says that it is impossible to please God without faith and that faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. The faith that God has delivered to his saints, God wants us to use that to block the spiritual attacks of the enemy. To be more specific, God has spoken so much to us through his word and even to our hearts. The enemy is always on our backs trying to get us doubt God. Especially when the situation looks bleak or you can not see the outcome of it, but that faith and trust that we have in the lord, should rise up within our hearts and say, "No, God is not a man that he should lie, neither the son of man that he should repent. What he said he will do and he will bring it to past". It may not be in my timing, but it will come to past. I may not see how it is going to work out, but I believe that God is going to direct my paths. But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. Faith is so important as believers, it is the foundation of this Christian walk.