Saturday, July 31, 2010
We Need What Jesus Has.
Good Evening to All!
The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him--the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord. (Isaiah 11:2)
I couldn't resist this picture. I chose to put it in this post because Jesus is our Protector ( the Lion), and He is the Lamb because He is so merciful to us even after everything that was done to Him because of our ignorance.
God is looking for people who will demonstrate the glory of His presence in their lives. They will be people who obey Him in every little thing. Obedience keeps us from defiling our conscience and keeps us living for God's glory.
We know that the verse tonight is a prophecy about Jesus, but if the Spirit of Jesus is dwelling in us and living through us, then we will enjoy all that is upon Him. We will have wisdom, understanding, counsel, might and knowledge. The Holy Spirit is what endues us with these attributes.
Problems dissolve in the presence of these virtues. We don't have to live in confusion if we are obedient to the leading of the Spirit. The Lord will give us quick counsel, wisdom, understanding, and might if we are reverential and submissive toward Him.
People who want to have understanding, who want to hear from God, who want to have wisdom and knowledge imparted to them must have reverential fear and awe of God. Reverential fear is to know that God IS God and that He means business. He has called us His friends, even His sons and daughters, but we're to respect Him and honor Him with reverential obedience.
God's Word for You Tonight: Anything God asks you to do is for your own good, so be quick to obey tonight and always.
(I have adapted certain sentences from "Today" to tonight and always, because by the time this is published it will be evening. As Joyce Meyer's Book Title says it is "Hearing GOD Each Morning".
Now for "my" little commentary... I totally agree with Joyce except on one part. The part where "Problems dissolve in the presence of these virtues". That is unless I am misunderstanding her statement. God never promised us that we would not have problems. He never said even if we believe in Him that our problems would disappear. What He said was, "He would be with us, through them. He would help us through them. He would help us to react better. and handle them better.
We would not be confused because God is not the author of confusion, the devil is. God promises us a sound mind. God's Word says if any man (or woman) lack wisdom we are to ask God for it and He will give it to us. Yes, if we are in a loving relationship with God and are obedient to Him, these things will come easier for us because we will be "in tune" with our precious Father, and hear what He tells us. If we aren't then we won't be able to hear Him, because we are too busy listening to our own understanding. (Which God tells us not to do.)
I have heard people say "living for God is too hard". I can't do this, or I can't do that. We have to go to Church on Sunday, so I can't stay out late and party on Saturday night, or if I do, then I feel guilty in church because I fall asleep...blah, blah, blah. My Pastor told us something awhile back which he had heard a long time ago.
Living for God easy is hard, but Living for God hard is easy. ( The harder you live for God and do what you know He wants you to do, the more enjoyable and easier it becomes.) If you try to be a "hit and miss" Christian like I used to be, it will be hard, because this means we are not truly committed to living for and loving God the way we should so the "world and the "god of this world (Satan) is pulling at us. If Satan has has his way, he would completely distract us away from God so that we could never hear that "still small voice" trying to call out to us to come back toward Him.
Good night and May God Bless!