THE HARDEST THING WE DO IN OUR WALK IN THE LORD JESUS* IS WAIT.
- Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Jesus* sweat blood in the Garden of Gethsemane anticipating,
waiting what was coming next.
Jesus waited as He was taken back and forth between
Pontius Pilot and King Harold... Jesus waited as He was scourged.
Jesus waited as He carried His cross through the crowds and the miles
to the valley of the skull.
Jesus waited as they nailed Him to the cross and erected it.
Jesus waited for death to overtake His flesh and blood body.
Jesus victorious upon death as
before He ascended He descended
to the pits of hell taking back the keys of death
from the enemy satan and
making a victorious show of it... Hallelujah..
Ephesians 4 9
(Now that he ascended,
what is it but that he also descended
first into the lower parts of the earth?
10 He that descended is the same
also that ascended up far above all heavens,
that he might fill all things.)
I am he that lives, and was dead;
and, behold, I am alive forevermore,
Amen; and have the
keys of hades and of death.
Colossians 2 14
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances
that was against us, which was contrary to us,
and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
15And having spoiled principalities and powers,
he made a shew of them openly,
triumphing over them in it.
WAITING ON THE LORD JESUS...
we wait on God while we go through our battles...
Just as Jesus before us did So do we.
No matter how insignificant
or horrendous our battle is to us....
We must learn to wait on Jesus*
as we go through.
Peter walked on the water as
long as he focused on Jesus.
When we take our eyes off Jesus
and off His word...
When we focus on the storm
on men on the world on the teachings
of men and the teachings the
traditions the wisdom of men.
.. as appose to the will of God ...
and we will sink just as Peter did.
Matthew 14:29 And he said, Come. And when
Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water,
to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous,
he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying,
Lord, save me. 31And immediately Jesus stretched
forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him,
O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
Through the storms of life..Waiting on Jesus .
....we must focus on His word on His will for our lives.
We must stand on His promises trust in His truth.
Jesus is the way the truth and life.
We must press into the word during the hellish storms.
Though the tempest waves roar over you
..battering from all sides though icy cold water
has you at an impossible place,
though your weary of the battle through pain,
hurting may want to quit and go back to the old ways,
go back to the old roads, the old mans paths...
Don’t do it.
Trust in Jesus.. the hardest part of our trials in life is the waiting..
Sarah is proof of that. Its Gods time not ours..
Its His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven and when we learn to surrender all to Jesus* then we can crunch down our will be done to allow Gods perfect will be done... in our lives..
God knows what is best for us..
If we fight His plan for us then
we suffer loss pain and make a mess of things.
Sarah had a better plan and in the end she sent away
the child she thought she so desperately wanted
through her hand maiden Hagar.
Genesis 16: 1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. 2And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai
.4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee:
Gods ways are higher than our ways.
He seeks all the PRAISE the Honor and the Glory...
for the things He has done is doing and will do.
Our God is a Jealous God.
In order for Him to receive the Praise Honor and
Glory He sets the stage for wondrous
works for wondrous things to happen...
such as a miraculous pregnancy.
Surely it’s a miracle for a woman that
barren in her youthful years to suddenly conceive
and bare a child in her old age.
We can look up and say this is the divine work of God.
That’s Gods work Praise God this is a special child ...
Praise the Lord He has a special plan and purpose for this
child and has drawn our attention to ___.
Hallelujah God has done this miraculous thing... See.
That’s Gods workings in our lives.
To God be the Glory Honor and all the Praise..
Praise and thank you Jesus*
Praise and thank you Father Son and Holy Spirit for
the incredible works you have done are doing and will do ..
Hallelujah ... Amen
Likewise in our lives
God cannot receive the Glory
for the things He has done
if we are always fighting against Him
and fleeing back to the enemy for help.
That does nothing but wreck our lives and
serves to anger God against us. Consider at
what cost help from the enemy...
you cant afford it.
This is where you wait on
and trust in God.
Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD:
be of good courage, and he shall strengthen
thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
If your serious about growing in Jesus...
then gird up for the trials and be ready for testing .
God will try you and test you for your salt.
If salt has lost its savor what good is it.
Ye are the salt of the earth:
but if the salt have lost his savour,
wherewith shall it be salted?
it is thenceforth good for nothing,
but to be cast out, and to be trodden
under foot of men.
Being tried by God is painful,
it hurts in more ways than one.
Often we are tried in mind, heart, body and soul..
our possessions, our livelihood, our health,
our relationships, our loved ones, our existence,
our finances, our all and all is put to the test.
Our worth is not in the things of this world nor in other people.. the day we understand that ... is a new day of great growth in the Lord ..
That comes in time.. because born of flesh..
the old man, the old way, the old life,
the old paths is all we know.
We have to learn to walk in the new man in
Christ which is totally opposite all we were
... baby steps ... lol ... Amen
Born Again we baby step it, as we grow in Christ.
Wafting on Jesus .. is difficult
as our will be done often
comes before Gods will be done.
Often times God is in our way..
God is holding up our plan for life.
What we do not realize is Saved
we are bought with a great price..
Jesus sis the pearl of great price.
We are owned..
We are now servants of the Lord Jesus.
I surrender all.. is to let go and let God take over..
We hear that all the time we say it all the time.
Even so we need to remind ourselves of that formula
for success in Jesus on a daily basis because this flesh
is our frontline battle field ... it is made of corruption
and wants its own way... Amen
The word teaches us flesh and blood can not enter heaven ...
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood
cannot inherit the kingdom of God;
neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
Corruption has no place in heaven.
Realizing our frontline battle is a good start
of each new day in the Lord Jesus*
The enemy wants you in bondage to the lusts of the flesh of this world,
he wants fetters and chains around you binding you to sin nature...
He wants your mind wrapped up in the things of this world and not
soaking in the word of God and not on the truth and promises of God.
He wants you in despair, grief fear and heartache...
He was a liar and a murderer from the beginning and wants the absolute
worst for you.
While Jesus calls out to us:
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Discerning the spirits look with new eyes and ears and see and hear the devil around you... baiting you on. Setting up traps for you to fall into ... seeking ot devour you at the next turn.
Turn to the word of God, stand on His promises
for your life and WAIT ON THE LORD..
WAIT no matter how horrible, no matter how long,
no matter how ugly or disgusting or vile
or no matter how you hurt
... WAIT ON THE LORD...
Jesus is growing you up in Him ----through the storm...
When we focus on Him
ITS SOMETHING WONDERFUL;
OUT OF SOMETHING UGLY
ITS SOMETHING WONDERFUL;
OUT OF SOMETHING HORRIBLE
ITS SOMETHING WONDERFUL;
OUT OF SOMETHING VILE
ITS SOMETHING WONDERFUL;
OUT OF SOMETHING DISGUSTING
only Jesus* can do that... Amen Hallelujah
Unlike military boot camp where you learn to trust
in your commander and your comrades.
. In the ARMY OF THE LORD... you trust no man...
NONE BUT THE LORD YOUR GOD DO YOU TRUST.
The word warns us not even to trust the one
who lies in your bosom.
Micah 7:5 Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide:
keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.
That should be alarming ...
that should bring it up close and personal
and look out over the terrain from there...
there are plenty of people in your immediate family ,,
you are surrounded with people throughout your life time..
associates, acquaintance's, friends, family, loved ones.
..neighbors near and far..
and the Word of God warns us to trust no man..
which also means trust no woman no child no person..
none... no one.
[ I had to interject that .. as more often than not ... using the plural: man, as in mankind... woman think they are left out of the equation and want to write volumes of books just for women.. Man or men on earth is not just men unless specified its all inclusive men, woman, children...
God Himself refers to us both men and women as sons of God.. Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Hebrews 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
The most important aspect of our growth in the Lord
since our salvation is
WAITING ON THE LORD.
We get ourselves into more trouble
more pit falls more set backs than we can imagine ...
because we could not wait on God.
I'm certain each of us can look back on our lives
and see when we did not wait on God and instead pressed
ahead to do what we wanted to solve the problem
and oh we wish we hadn't.
Ask yourself did you see Gods victory...
shining through or your shame, your conscience
will reveal to you the truth.
For the word of God is quick,
and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the
thoughts and intents of the heart.
Don’t beat yourself up ... your human..
we all are.. instead lets try to get it right..
surrendering all and waiting on Jesus.
If you don’t know what to do Wait on the Lord...
If your hands are tied and you cant go backwards
forwards, sideways, up or down. it’s a clear cut decision
wait on the Lord..
God speaks to us in many ways...
He often holds us in a place of no way out..
because He is doing a finer work in us.
He has a greater plan than one
we would have created for ourselves.
Through it all we grow in grace
and that’s key one...
growing in our Salvation
to be all that we can be
in Jesus. Amen
God has a better perfect plan for your life ..
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
If your willing to permit Him to work in you and through you...
that He be glorified and not you...
That He achieve wondrous things through your life..
That He be seen on earth through you.
That He reach out to others through you.
That your life shine as a beacon in the darkness
of the world to others... that they come unto the light
of saving grace through Jesus Christ whom died to save us.
READ THE WORD, STUDY, PRAY THROUGH, PRESS IN... PERSEVERE THROUGH PRAYER IN FAITH BELIEVING.. CALLING THINGS THAT ARE NOT AS THOUGH THEY ARE.
Romans 4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a
father of many nations,) before him whom he believed,
even God, who quickeneth the dead,
and calleth those things
which be not as though they were.
DON’T BE TAKE DOWN by the enemy,
TAKE OVER IN JESUS* NAME*
STANDING AS JESUS* WOULD HAVE YOU
ON THE ROCK OF THE WORD OF TRUTH.
BATTLE UP IN FULL ARMOR OF GOD...
FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT,
RUN THE GOOD RACE..
AND WAIT ON THE LORD. Amen...
Shine Forth as Jesus*
would have you too.
Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help in time of need.
In the Lord you are to be bold and be humble,
be meek, be firm, be adamant and see others
as better than yourself.
Let nothing be done through strife
but in lowliness of mind let each
esteem other better than themselves.
Love your enemies, love covers a multitude of sins.
Love is Charity... 1 Corinthians 13:4 Charity
suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not;
charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
God needs people all over the world...
He wants to do wonderful marvelous things...
will you allow Him to do them through you...
Are you willing to surrender all
that He do something wonderful with your life...
Do you marvel over the saints of old?
We are them today..
Its our turn. Its our turn to shine for Christ
just as they before us did.
When this life is done and the judgment is over...
its too late to have done more for Jesus
in the time He allotted us on earth...
LETS NOT BE ASHAMED AT THE JUDGMENT...
LETS DO ALL WE CAN NOW IN JESUS NAME...
surely it’s a daily progressive outward working
of the new inward man. Amen
and let us strive to be Holy as God is Holy
not to grieve the indwelling Holy Spirit...
Lets chase after the greater
gifts of the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12
But covet earnestly the best gifts:
and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that believeth on me,
the works that I do shall he do also;
and greater works than these shall he do;
because I go unto my Father.
What does God want for your life?
Will you be His disciple... will you follow Jesus*?
Will you seek after the greater gifts standing
on the word of God trusting
believing that the word is alive?
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick,
and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged
sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder
of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents
of the heart.
No longer your own but a blood bought believer... walk each new day given you ... giving up... youself and come into the will of God.. His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Till the day He calls us Home..
and pray that day of judgment
we will hear...
WELL DONE GOOD
AND FAITHFUL SERVANT.
WAIT I SAY ON THE LORD.
Finally this is the hard part.
Your life is unique to you.
Your life is as unique as your finger prints are.
No one will walk your identical path even they
were chained to you..
Your life is deeper than a glance.
Even though others may say;
I walked that road to _____ and if I can do it,
you can do it.
Yours is unique to you.
We may emulate and strive to aid
one another but our path is our own,
our suffering and burdens are our own..
Likewise our eternal judgment is our own.
Compounded: we will kneel alone
at the judgment ...none can come to our aid,
or hold our hand or support us in any way.
In the end its One God Jesus*
the Christ judging
one man [plural]
at a time.
On that Day... this life and all the world
could muster up for us ..
all of its hoopla and gala and grandeur
will be nonessential in the light of Christ
bloodshed suffering for us..
and we the followers of Him ...
did we seek after Him wholeheartedly
or did we have one foot on the worldly goodies
and one foot on Calvary Hill?
Focus on Jesus*...
chase after Him lovingly...
as a lovers heart is unsatisfied until
he is with his love.
Lovers make time for one another
on a daily basis or the relationship suffers.
Mark 12:30And thou shalt love the Lord thy God
with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with
all thy mind, and with all thy strength:
this is the first commandment.
Can we say we love God
when we make time for Him one day per week
a few hours
then wait till the next week
to speak to Him again...?
Chase after Him...
Jesus is worthy of your love.
Love Him now while your surrounded
by the bright lights of the god of this world
that has set out to strive to captivate your attention
and take you away from Jesus...
Trust in the Lord, seek after Him;
2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth.
THE GROUND WE BUILD UPON IS
NOT SINKING SAND
BUT SOLID ROCK
IN THE LORD JESUS*
And I say also unto thee,
That thou art Peter,
and upon this rock I will build my church;
and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
SPEAKING TO YOUR MOUNTAIN ...
BREAKTHROUGH WITH THE WORD
THAT IS A WEAPON A TOOL A HAMMER OF GOD.
Jeremiah 23:29 Is not my word like as a fire?
saith the LORD; and like a hammer
that breaketh the rock in pieces?
GIRD UP EACH NEW DAY
IN FULL ARMOR OF GOD
READY TO WITHSTAND THE FIRY DARTS
OF THE ENEMY...
BE PREPARED FOR BATTLE.
Did you know the enemy waits on you like a coiled snake
ready to spring forth and attack you.
He waits patiently for his prey searching you over
for your weakness..
He is waiting..
PLEASE BEWARE YOU ARE IN A BATTLE..
For 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..
Our fight is not who we see.
NO PARTICULAR ORDER BUT RECAPPING
SOME HIGHLIGHTS TO PONDER TODAY:
-WAIT ON THE LORD
-FOCUS ON JESUS NOT THE PEOPLE OR THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD
-GROW IN GRACE THROUGH THE STORMS
-STUDY TO SHEW OURSELVES APPROVED UNTO THE LORD
-STAND ON THE WORD
-CALL THINGS THAT ARE NOT AS THOUGH THEY ARE
-THE WORD IS ALIVE SHARPER THAN A DOUBLE EDGE SWORD
-THE WORD IS A HAMMER
-LOVE THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR MIND HEART BODY AND SOUL
-TRUST IN BELIEVE IN JESUS
Praise the Father, Son and Holy Spirit that I am able today to put this out there in the name of Jesus* ...
If your not saved... TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION.
cALL upon the Lord Jesus confessing you’re a sinner in need of a savior
Ask Him forgiveness ask Him come into your heart as Lord and Savior .. when your heart is sincere you will be saved.
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved
11 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;
and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Jesus* is coming for His Bride
any time any day are you ready.
Be ready... keep watch.
Jesus* Blessings to you.