HUMILITY & OBEDIENCE “WORTH CONSIDERING, 2/4/22 From Ken Smith <><
Today’s Scripture: “Because you got a double dose of trouble and more than your share of contempt, your inheritance in the land will be doubled and your joy go on forever.” Isaiah 61:7, MSG ( A blog from a church in Texas.)
You may be in a challenging time that has left you feeling beat up, worn and tired. It feels as though something’s been taken out of you that can’t be replaced. You’ve lost the spring in your step. Get ready, for God is about to breathe new life into your spirit. He’s going to renew your strength and renew your youth like an eagle’s. What that challenge took out, God is about to put back in—health, vitality, freshness, passion. He’s going to bring new opportunities, good breaks, the right people, and favor that catapults you ahead. He’s not going to just bring you out. He’s going to bring you out with double. When you come into double, nobody will know that business partner cheated you, nobody will know you had an unfair childhood, nobody will know you went through that illness. You’re going to be so blessed, so healthy, so strong, so favored that nobody will know what you’ve been through. That’s the way God restores. He’s going to bring you out better.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You never leave me stuck in my troubles, and You always work to bring about my restoration. Thank You for Your promise that You are going to make up for it in such an above-and-beyond way. I receive Your double blessing and the joy that goes on forever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Several times in my life experience, I have lost most everything that I had of value like in 1968 and 1979 and 1991. But you know what, with each loss, the Holy Spirit has more than restored what was lost in time. Even in this moment I am confronted with either agreeing with my adversary or to go to court and walk on water in Rom.13. I must make a decision soon to give up and walk away or hunker down in battle in a worldly court. So be in prayer for me that I make the right decision. I am looking at the scriptures in 1 Cor. 6:7, “Why, the very fact that you have lawsuits with one another is already a defeat. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?” And “Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.” Matthew 5:25…. So my wife has legally filed for divorce but the concept of 2 Christians fighting in public before the world in the world court can hurt the cause of Christ in HIS quest to save the lost. But it is difficult to give away $300,000.00 that I had saved for my 7 children as an inheritance for over the last 30 years to keep that from happening. So seems I am forced to go to divorce court in order to try to preserve their inheritance for them but then to also keep my loving faith with my God and be a Christian about it.
Also some good help who was living here, for some time now just up and said Good Bye as he was leaving in the morning for Kauai. So, with that and the above, feeling a little beat up tonight. As I should not be driving due to military feet issues, this is adding to the stress.
Divorce is sin, but like all but one sin, can be forgiven. It is not unpardonable. 1 John 1:9… But if there are children it is certainly a difficult time for children, when two who were thought to be Christian grow so apart that the Word of God becomes in-effective. But how can two walk together unless they be agreed and a house divided can not stand. There are 3 factors that can Biblically break the marriage vows, Death, Adultery and Abandonment (1 Cor.7:15.) The Bible is full of scripture concerning the Husband’s Responsibilities and the Wife’s Responsibilities. And it is not a matter of choice but of obedience. We are here on earth to learn God’s Truth in Humility and Obedience. If we make friends with the world, we are lost. If we make friends with the Holy Spirit in Light we will eventually wind up in God’s Light as HIS eternal family in light. We are all in a earthly time school in this temporary dimension of time for a short season to learn to have Loving Faith in Humility and Obedience with Christ Jesus and our Heavenly Father regardless of the circumstances that our Creator allows for our spiritual growth.
From a Biblical point of view, what we are experiencing in the world today is all in Jesus prophesies, Matt. 24, Mark 13, Luke 21. And we are now into the birth pains for the completion of the building of the Church of Christ Jesus in righteousness. But most of the so called “church” is confused as to what to do with their “frozen energy” of cash & savings which is now slowly dying through inflation like in the Great Depression of 1929. Only this time the potential could be far worse do to the crumbling urban food chain. I lived on a 100 ac. farm away from town during the Great Depression, I am now 89. And we were good as we grew most of our food, had low taxes and could always sell butter, milk and eggs to buy sugar, flour and coffee. But that is far from the reality of today.
So the big question today is where is the safest place to keep saving, if you have any, so that you can get to them if needed. My great grandfather had all of his savings in gold and silver coins (real money) in a cigar box in a safe on his farm. And it was easy to spend as it was real money. He did not trust paper money nor banks at all. But today, I don’t think that would work very well. But then paper may soon be devalued and/or replaced? So seems to me that the real issues of how to beat hyperinflation and having no debts or cash and grow your own food? But getting into fear is an even greater problem. “Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And 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. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these, Mark 12:29-32.“ And so to keep these commandments we must be fearless: “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 1 Tim.1:7… Personally, at this time in my life with what I am now going through, this is for me, rock bottom important, for me to keep the faith.. It would be so easy to get into fear and revert to the flesh to try to destroy the issues that I am now faced with in this Divorce using the tools of the enemy. The money that my wife is seeking I see as an attack against my children’s future due to the amount. I have already offered a life lease on the property. And the Enemy will always try to get us into fear, one way or another. But our trust must remain with our Heavenly Father in humility and obedience to do HIS will with love and without fear. Please pray that I can walk my talk. It is one thing to know the TRUTH, and another to WALK it out.
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