CONDITIONAL SCRIPTURES, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 8/26/20 (Only 4 months till Christmas.)
| Today’s Scripture (Across my desk this afternoon from Texas.)|
|“…Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart…”(Ps. 37:4 )|
|The Desires of Your Heart|
Today’s Scripture doesn’t say you have to earn or make the desires of your heart happen. No, God is going to give them to you. You’ll know it’s the hand of God because it’s going to happen without a struggle. If you keep delighting in the Lord and meditating on His Word, filling your mind with thoughts of hope and faith, then without even trying, you’re going to come into your time, and God will give you the desires of your heart.
You have to trust God’s timing when things aren’t happening as fast as you would like. Every season is not harvest. There are seasons of watering, planting, weeding, and fertilizing the ground. These are important seasons. They are times of testing when God is seeing what you’re made of. Are you going to keep a good attitude when you’re doing the right thing but not receiving the desires of our heart? Have faith and patience. You’re closer than you think.
|A Prayer for Today|
|“Father, thank You for the desires You have put in my heart. Thank You that I don’t have to work for them or make them happen on my own, but You promise to give them to me. I will delight myself in You and fill my mind with Your Word. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”|
You know, I really want to be loving and kind at all times but if God’s Truth does not preside then all is wasted.
In the above verse Ps 37:4, Do you notice the KEY thought to Delight yourself in the LORD. That is a very strong CONDITIONAL WORD. We understand that the word “IF” is there in context but it is obvious and unspoken. If you decide to not delight yourself in the LORD do still get the desires of your heart, NO. So now to define with Delight really means so we truly know what we need to do. It has the words captivate, happiness, joy, gleefulness. So I suggest that if that is our position it means that we are in loving humility and obedience in our delight. If we are delighted with God, that would be rather obvious. On our tree folks would find Holy Spirit fruit? “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Gal 5:22
There are an amazing number of places in the Holy Bible that are conditional. It is like a contract, “IF” you will do this, I will do that. “IF” you truly make Christ Jesus your LORD from the heart you shall be saved, Rom.10:9-10 . So the Holy Bible is a Loving Contract offered by our Creator like an eternal lease agreement. If we will take HIS loving grace here in the middle of all of the rebellion and pride. If we will come to HIM for grace and help to get us ready to live with HIM. He will in turn take us, upon our graduation, home to live and be with HIM.
Obviously HE is not going to turn the prideful and rebellious loose in eternity to make the kind of mess out there that has been made on planet earth. He is simply going to withdraw from them the stuff to sin with and leave them in an eternal darkness. Why would HE even consider giving the rebellious a new body to destroy with sin? However as all souls, when conceived, are eternal there will be a big divide between the darkness and the light. So don’t give in to the illusion that God is going to give everyone a new body when this one is worn out and dies. Not going to happen. Only those who delight in Him will be HIS guests in the Holy City of God and receive a new body. Eternal life is not about the stuff of this world, it is about every word that proceeds from God though HIS prophets and apostles.
It appears as if we are coming into the latter days at the end of the age of the gentiles, Luke 21. So if this is true we are beginning into the birth pains that ultimately deliver the Body of Christ. We are seeing the beginning of the wars, earthquakes and pestilences. Fear is moving now relentlessly as opposed to God Love. Fear is faith going backwards. Also the persecutions are getting stronger and stronger and headed in our direction. Many are already finding it is not peaceful to tell other how you feel about God without getting into trouble. Jesus told us there would be eruptions even within families. And after the time of the birth pains would come a time of false peace, a great harvest of souls for the Kingdom and the birth would take place for the Body of Christ, “The Rod of Iron” and His Body, Bride, Church will leave earth to the lawless and go home to be with the LORD. I have a paper on this if you would like just let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org ask for “Return of the KING.”…..
Each day now we have news that Christians are being martyred on the other side of the world between atheistic socialism/communism, Islam ans Hinduism. And yet there are conversions to Christ all the time. Even though they fully realize that in their county that being a Christian is an endangered species. And yet in our Country now we are consider ourselves post-christian for the most part and think it rather kind to allow the socialist to run our school systems and have a part in our government. We are even considering accommodating the Islamic laws in our country to make the Muslims happy. So guess what if the scales tips to more than 50% of us that favor Socialism and Islam. Then they will vote in their form of government and those who remain will also end up being the Martyrs as follows.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
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