Aloha Saints, Family & Friends,  Beloved of Jesus and me  John 3:16

Today’s Scripture       (Over my desk this morning from a church in Texas.)
Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him. And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, “Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.”
(1 Kings 19:19–20, NKJV)
Scared into Greatness
God told the prophet Elijah to anoint Elisha to succeed him as prophet. Elisha had a secure future in the family business that would be turned over to him one day. But when Elijah put his mantle around Elisha, something came alive in Elisha’s spirit. He knew he was supposed to leave the familiar and go into the unknown. But it was scary. His mind said, “A prophet’s life is hard. Stay where you are. Play it safe.” But down in his spirit, something said, “This is your destiny moment. Step out in faith,” so he did.    Some opportunities don’t come a second time. Life is too short to settle for things that you know are less than what is in you. What God has in your future may scare you, but if you take that step of faith, you’ll discover that God scared you into greatness, into levels you’ve never dreamed, into taking new ground where no one in your family has gone.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that what lies ahead and is unknown to me is well known to You. Challenge me with something scary. Bring something across my path so big that only You can make it happen. I trust that You will go before me and take me to the next level. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Thoughts:
In order to walk with GOD in TRUTH we are going to need to come to a place of sound judgment.  The ability to deeply know the scriptures and the ability to hear the Holy Spirit to confirm..

Today this biblical principle of righteous judgment  is being greatly trashed lately.   The principle of knowing both side of a story (with certainty) prior do coming to a conclusion.   It is the concept of being innocent until proven guilty.  In the Old Testament and New 2 or 3 witnesses, eye witnesses was required to certify an event either good or bad.  And their stories were validated thoroughly prior to a judgment being set in place.  Proverbs 18:12-13, “Haughtiness comes before disaster, but humility before honor.   13 He who answers a matter before he hears the facts—it is folly and shame to him.  And Peter shares on how to receive the Prophets: 2 Peter 1:19-21, “And we have the prophetic word [made] firmer still. You will do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal (squalid and dark) place, until the day breaks through [the gloom] and the Morning Star rises ([a] comes into being) in your hearts.  20 [Yet] first [you must] understand this, that no prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of any personal or private or special interpretation (loosening, solving).  21 For no prophecy ever originated because some man willed it [to do so—it never came by human impulse], but men spoke from God who were borne along (moved and impelled) by the Holy Spirit.

So it is due to the many times that the same thing is said over and over with many witnesses that the Word of God becomes alive even seeking to give us HIS TRUTH.  In Matt. 7:1, Jesus warns us about judging falsely.   “Do not judge and criticize and condemn others, so that you may not be judged and criticized and condemned yourselves.  2 For just as you judge and criticize and condemn others, you will be judged and criticized and condemned, and in accordance with the measure you [use to] deal out to others, it will be dealt out again to you.    3 Why do you [a] stare from without at the [b] very small particle that is in your brother’s eye but do not become aware of and consider the beam [c] of timber that is in your own eye?  But then Paul encourages the Church to do have righteous judgment.   1 Cor 6, The whole Chapter. but for here verses 2-3, “Do you not know that the saints (the believers) will [one day] judge and govern the world? And if the world [itself] is to be judged and ruled by you, are you unworthy and incompetent to try [such petty matters] of the smallest courts of justice?  3 Do you not know also that we [Christians] are to judge the [very] angels and pronounce opinion between right and wrong [for them]? How much more then [as to] matters pertaining to this world and of this life only!”   Today we are inundated with the news of the affairs of state and most could be false on both sides.  Events are being used to force  the desired response with threats and blame.  Objectivity is being blurred and bad decisions are being made.  We have no balanced budget, we have career politicians who are in Washington to have power, perks and to get rich.  Prayer is much needed today and true repentance as we as Christians are lacking the unity of John 17 to change the world for Jesus.  And a bit of sound judgment from God could be a great help for us. 

Yours in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.trinity-aloha.org
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