RESTORATION “WORTH CONSIDERING” 1/7/22, From Ken Smith<><
Today’s Scripture: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.” Genesis 50:20, NLT
Joseph went through thirteen years of betrayal, slavery, false accusations, and imprisonment. He had many reasons to become bitter, but you never read that Joseph had a bad attitude. He understood the principle that everything he was experiencing was serving God’s plan, including the bad breaks and unfair things. After Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dream and was made prime minister of Egypt, he even declared that the very harm his brothers meant for him was instrumental and necessary to getting him to the throne and his destiny of saving their lives.
Are you upset about something that’s actually serving His plan? God will use people who are against you to move you into your purpose. God uses the bad breaks, the delays, the setbacks, and the injustices to move you into your destiny. The things you don’t like, and the things that are taking longer than you thought, are serving His plan. Keep reminding yourself that it’s not working against you, it’s working for you. It will lead you to new levels.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that what so often looks and feels like trouble is really Your hand moving me toward Your purpose. Thank You that it’s going to lead me into a new level of my destiny that I could never experience without it. I believe it’s working for me, not against me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.” (These notes from a Church in Texas were very anointed this morning so Worth Considering.)
The Holy Bible teaches us: “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. Joel 2:25″ So we have a promise from God that the Truth that we learn from our past sins and errors will even be useful to help us in the ministry that God has appointed for us to complete, if we will allow for it. That in Christ Jesus there is no condemnation for our past sins and mistakes though painful, as they may be, for us at the time. That everything that we have experienced will assist us in our destiny and our walk in the Holy Spirit. But pulling weeds is never a joyful experience. I have a ½ acre growing in weeds today and at 89, (Charley left a few days ago, more $.) So I need to find some help getting them gone but it feels so good when they are gone it is the beauty that makes it all worth while living out in the country. And it is even worse on us if we do the weed planting because we don’t know the difference between the seeds. And of course the Bible is full of instructions on how to tell a weed seed from a good seed when you see it. Paul put it this way: “Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:12-14 (And remember the Saul/Paul who wrote this was killing and putting Christians in Jail prior to his conversion. So Paul along with Moses and David had a lot to trust Jesus about concerning their past but God used them anyway due to their heart faith in God’s forgiveness in Christ Jesus as LORD.) Moses and David both wrote about Jesus before He was born.
So, in Jesus, we can forget the past and press on into the high calling of Christ Jesus our LORD. That eventually the temptations of this world: The “Lust of the Flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life,” will easily be spotted and rebuked soundly in the name of Jesus for a Romans 8:31-39 victory. And we can become sanctified or made in the image of Jesus as in the likeness of God while we are still alive on earth. This brings joy and glory to our Creator as we choose Him and HIS Kingdom over the things of this world. We have been called by our Creator through the Holy Spirit to sort out the temporal from the eternal. The Light from the Darkness and to choose life eternal over the temporary life of this world. We are on earth for such a short time in comparison to eternity. And yet what we decide to do with our life on earth determines our eternal destiny. We have been invited to learn to live with our Creator for eternity if we will choose in Christ Jesus to do so, but we have a freewill and can say no at anytime even up until death even as Jesus could. But at death the commitment to the Light or the Darkness becomes fixed for eternity. Our Adamic nature wants to be self centered, “what about me” “ I, Me, Mine.” Being truly in Christ Jesus is more about others and concern for their souls. Jesus in HIS crucifixion gave us a wonderful example. He prayed for the men driving nails into HIS feet, being deeply concerned for their souls. He saved the repentant thief next to Him on the Cross and was concerned about HIS mother, He told John to take care of His mother. In all of that pain inside and out, HE was still more concerned about others finding God than HE was about himself. So a true Christian is busy about helping others and learning to forget about themselves. And how we use our tongue really tells us where we are as per James 3. So if we are mostly talking the world’s trivia, we might want to check out our foundations in Christ Jesus as LORD. If we are in HIM we should be changing to be like HIM, as HIS ministry was to love all people and help them find the Kingdom of God. 1 John 4:17: “In this [union and fellowship with Him], love is completed and perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him]; because as He is, so are we in this world.
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