ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS,  Beloved of God,   John 3:16

(Received over my e-mail today.)

Today’s Scripture
“…Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha…”(2 Kings 6:17, NIV)

Surrounded by the Most High
Elisha’s assistant thought they were surrounded by the enemy army until the Lord opened his eyes. Suddenly, he looked out and saw the hills full of powerful, warring angels with their horses and chariots of fire. The enemy was surrounded by our God.

Like this man, you may be surrounded by trouble, but what you can’t see with your natural eyes is that the Most High God is surrounding what’s surrounding you. If God pulled back the curtain, you would see powerful angels at work on your behalf, protecting you, pushing back the forces of darkness. You would see God moving the wrong people out of the way, lining up things in your favor, arranging healings and deliverance. If you only focus on what you see with your physical eyes—the sickness, the addiction, the obstacle—you’ll be worried and discouraged. Through eyes of faith, you need to see that every obstacle that’s holding you back is surrounded by the Most High.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that no matter what trouble I face, I can stay in peace knowing that You are surrounding me, and You can turn every situation around and put an end to it. I declare that You are greater than any force that comes against me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Thoughts:
One day, not too long ago, I was getting some supplies for home/ministry/little farm. And as I was checking out I saw a bag of Cheetos and simply threw up a prayer, OK with you Lord? And got that feeling of a green light so took them along with me.  Once in my truck I opened the bag and started in on them, bag a little small for my hand but doable.  At the stop light at the main highway as my little access road out the back door of Lowe’s I hit a red light so got into the Cheetos.  Signal turned green, hand stuck in bag with the Cheetos.  So I glanced up, no one behind me so thought, “got a few seconds before I loose the green”so continued in getting out the Cheetos, Success and was beginning to punch it and go forward when saw a movement out of the side of my left eye and hit the breaks.  Stopped at the white line and a truck went whizzing on by at about 50mph just missing me.   He did not see the signal at all.  Except for that little OK on the Cheetos he would have plowed right into my side door with 3 tons or so going at 50 and I would probably not be writing to you today.  So don’t think that little things do not matter.  Our Creator God is in the little things as well as the big.  Little is much if God is in them.

Notice that the gifts of the Holy Spirit, 1 Cor.12:9-10 can be linked and dependent upon one another.  So the person with tongues may be needing some one to interpret or the gift of faith may need wisdom as also the gift of healing.  The supernatural is flowing can not be boxed by traditions.  It is always new wine in new wine skins.  And it is a gift that Christian can recive and give away and go back to the Holy Spirit for more.  Gifts do not make a ministry.  A ministry may be consistent in the use of certain Gifts of the Spirit.  But it is only the Holy Spirit who can validate a ministry.   The Body of Christ can be seen in all of the Glory of Christ when it is a true match for Christ in full loving humility and obedience to Christ.  Several scriptures that share this concept:  

 John 17:18-26:    Just as You commissioned and sent Me into the world, I also have commissioned and sent them (believers) into the world. 19 For their sake [a]I sanctify Myself [to do Your will], so that they also may be sanctified [set apart, dedicated, made holy] in [Your] truth.  20 “I do not pray for these alone [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for [all] those who [will ever] believe and trust in Me through their message, 21 that they all may be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe [without any doubt] that You sent Me.  Their Future Glory   22 I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one, just as We are one; 23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected and completed into one, so that the world may know [without any doubt] that You sent Me, and [that You] have loved them, just as You have loved Me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given to Me [as Your gift to Me], may be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, because You loved Me before the foundation of the world.25 “O just and righteous Father, although the world has not known You and has never acknowledged You [and the revelation of Your mercy], yet I have always known You; and these [believers] know [without any doubt] that You sent Me; 26 and I have made Your name known to them, and will continue to make it known, so that the love with which You have loved Me may be in them [overwhelming their heart], and I [may be] in them.”

Eph.4:11-16:   And [His gifts to the church were varied and] He Himself appointed some as apostles [special messengers, representatives], some as prophets [who speak a new message from God to the people], some as evangelists [who spread the good news of salvation], and some as pastors and teachers [to shepherd and guide and instruct], 12 [and He did this] to fully equip and perfect the saints (God’s people) for works of service, to build up the body of Christ [the church]; 13 until we all reach oneness in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, [growing spiritually] to become a mature believer, reaching to the measure of the fullness of Christ [manifesting His spiritual completeness and exercising our spiritual gifts in unity]. 14 So that we are no longer children [spiritually immature], tossed back and forth [like ships on a stormy sea] and carried about by every wind of [shifting] doctrine, by the cunning and trickery of [unscrupulous] men, by the deceitful scheming of people ready to do anything [for personal profit]. 15 But speaking the truth in love [in all things—both our speech and our lives expressing His truth], let us grow up in all things into Him [following His example] who is the Head—Christ. 16 From Him the whole body [the church, in all its various parts], joined and knitted firmly together by what every joint supplies, when each part is working properly, causes the body to grow and mature, building itself up [a]in [unselfish] love.

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<><

There is but one Church of Christ Jesus and
all who truly LOVE & OBEY HIM are members….

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