Today’s Scripture (From a church in Texas.)
So he said he would destroy them—had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him to keep his wrath from destroying them. Psalm 106:23, NIV
Be a Gap Stander
Today’s Scripture describes a time after God had delivered the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, then miraculously parted the Red Sea and gave them food and water in the desert. Despite all He had done for them, they started worshiping a golden calf along with partying and being immoral. God was so angry that He would have destroyed them had not Moses fasted and prayed, asking God to have mercy on the Israelites. Because one man stood in the breach for them, God changed His mind and spared their lives. Why don’t you do as Moses did and stand in the gap for family, friends, and coworkers who are off course and making poor choices. They know better, but they’re doing wrong anyway. It’s easy to stand in judgment against them and write them off. But you can be the one who makes a difference. Live your life as a gap stander. Be a people lifter. Make it your mission to take time every day to help pray people into their destiny.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that I can stand in the gap for the people in my life who are making poor choices and doing wrong. Thank You that I can cover them in prayer and ask You to be merciful to them. I will make it my mission to pray for them every day and see them reach their destiny. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Sounds good, does it not? Some truth but mixed with fiction, like some of our watered down vain messages of today. First off, Our Creator God has an absolute perfect FOREKNOWLEDGE. Jesus was already in prophesy in Gen. 3:15, Psa. 22 and in Acts2:23 so even prior to the universe being created, our Creator God knew what it would cost for or redemption. With Abraham, God already knew what Abraham would do and had the sacrifice already caught in the brush for the offering. But Abraham had to do it. We are often shown where we are by our Creator in order for us to grow up in Him. Sometimes it is our disobedience. Sometimes our need to grow in faith, With Moses, his obedience to God’s word in the details. To not add to what God has said. God told Moses to speak to the rock for water as we need to speak to Jesus, Isa. 28 for living water. But Moses to demonstrate his anger hit the rock a couple of times and destroyed the object lesson. Numbers 20:1-13 give us a picture of the heart of Moses that God wanted to change and was prophetic of the power of God becoming the Word of God in Christ Jesus. For this vanity he did not get to go into the Promised Land that he had spent 40 years of his life pushing a difficult people to find there way into. Joshua and Caleb guided them in. Moses was taken up on the mountain and buried. Our Creator God never has to change HIS mind.
All through the Old Testament we see the “WORDS of GOD’S Perfect Foreknowledge, over and over God tells us what HE is going to do prior to it coming to pass. HE knew before the first atom was created out of HIS unlimited energy that I would be sharing this with you today. He already knows who HIS elect will be, but we don’t. We are called to finish our course, learn what we can and endure or enjoy HIS Grace until the end of our life to graduate into HIS kingdom for our sakes. For rewards and judgments to be valid they must be done in freewill. For love to be valid, it must be totally of freewill. If manipulated, then only a robot and invalid. Thus our Temporary Body in a temporary dimension of time.
Our Creator God is helping us to learn to become like Jesus, Eph.4:11. Please read to verse 16 and notice that the process is of GOD is to make us perfect in HIM. If you are not open to the Holy Spirit changing you, you could become one of the foolish virgins in Matt.25.10-13.
OK, so I had pneumonia for about a month and now OK, P.T.L. Still need to go through some healing for the bronchitis over the next few weeks, sure glad that is over. And I learned that I need to take better care of my old house. If you are really a Christian then you are also in a process of learning how to become like Jesus. And if you don’t learn by loving faith you can check out Job for what happens otherwise. You are in a school of sanctification and our Creator God is into making us perfect. Just like any Good Father for HIS children. If not, you are not HIS.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful Grace and Mercy, Ken<>< www.OhanaChurch.Life
”More GREAT QUOTES
“We reduce discipleship to a canned program, and so many in the church end up sidelined in a spectator mentality that delegates disciple making to pastors and professionals, ministers and missionaries.” – Francis Chan “The church is not a theological classroom. It is a conversion,
confession, repentance, reconciliation, forgiveness and sanctification center” – Paul David Tripp “Discipleship isn´t a program or an event; it´s a way of life. It´s not for a limited time, but for our whole life. Discipleship isn´t for beginners alone; it´s for all believers for every day of their life. Discipleship isn´t just one of the things the church does; it is what the church does.” -Bill Hull “Only a disciple can make a disciple.”- A. W. Tozer “Until you have given up your self to Him you will not have a real self…” -C.S. Lewis “When the church becomes an end in itself, it ends… When small groups ministry becomes an end in itself, it ends. When the worship service becomes an end in itself, it ends. What we need is for discipleship to become the goal, and then the process never ends. The process is fluid. It is moving. It is active. It is a living thing. It must continue to go on. Every disciple must make disciples.” – Robby Gallaty, “Thriving churches have the Great Commission as the centerpiece of their vision, while dying churches have forgotten the clear command of Christ.” – Thom S. Rainer, “Most people in America, when they are exposed to the Christian faith, are not being transformed. They take one step into the door, and the journey ends. They are not being allowed, encouraged, or equipped to love or to think like Christ. Yet in many ways a focus on spiritual formation fits what a new generation is really seeking. Transformation is a process, a journey, not a one-time decision.” – David Kinnaman
All who Love, Honor & Obey HIM are Eternal Members.