SOWING & REAPING “WORTH CONSIDERING 12/7/120 By Ken Smith<><
Today’s Scripture (Across my desk this morning from a church in Texas.)
For we know him who said, “Justice belongs to me; I will repay them.” (Hebrews 10:30, T.B.)
Pre qualified for Double
God has seen every unfair thing you’ve gone through, every person who did you wrong, every tear, every lonely night. He’s your heavenly Father, and He knows how to pay you back for what’s unfair. You don’t have to live worried because God is going to make up for the wrongs that were done. The prophet Isaiah says that when God pays you back, “He will give you a two fold recompense.” That means God will pay you back double. In the Scripture, it wasn’t a coincidence that after all the heartache and pain that Job went through, he came out with double what he had before the testing of his faith. When you’re in an unfair situation, instead of getting sour, have a new perspective—that just qualified you for double. They meant it to harm you, but God is going to use it to promote you. When He pays you back, you’re going to come out loaded down with blessings.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You are still on the throne, and You are my vindicator. Thank You that You can bring me out of difficulties better off that I was before they showed up. I believe that You are going to exceed my expectations and amaze me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Hmmmm!! Just be sure you don’t deserve what you are going through. Most of the time, if we are in the Spirit. I mean really walking with the LORD in righteousness, we are walking on air and in the peace, joy and protection of our LORD. But often I know of Christians who are going through what they are going through because they just can not stop talking “stink” and Judgment.
Life and Death are in the power of the Tongue. “From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.” Proverbs 18:20-22. That is a very interesting proverb for me as the author (Solomon?) had many wives and they got him into serious trouble. So he must have still been looking for the wise and quiet one who was not always complaining about something? James also shares about the tongue 25 “But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. 26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. “ James 1:25-27
Because what our head speaks with our mouth will ultimately be believed by our heart and that will start the process of making it become a fact. And that works for good or bad and if there is unity then whether good or bad it happens more quickly. Look at what Moses wrote that God said concerning the Tower of Babel: “ But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Gen.11:5-6..
So if we could learn to be of one mind in John 17 we could enjoy seeing Jesus in Eph. 4:11-16. As that is the whole purpose of God for us in being joined unto HIM. That we should learn to be living stones fitly joined together into being a gathering of Christians who look, smell and taste like Jesus. When I saw this in a young man by the name of Floyd in 1955, it brought me to Jesus as my LORD. We are born to suck up the water of the Holy Spirit of life, let HIM help us pull the weeds and grow to produce fruit that is like Jesus. Our creator loves and honors that and our words should be expressed in faith to that end. What we are impressed with and dwell on will be what we become. What we continue to say and to believe about people will either release them in Christ Jesus or put them in further bondage. And the same about ourselves. What ever we train our heart to believe about us will eventually come to pass. So the enemy delights to get us into talking down and talking stink about others and even about ourselves. We are taught to take our cares and our sins to Jesus and to leave them with HIM. That we are to find HIS truth and to walk it out and to be free. God our Creator has made it possible for us the be healthy and free in HIM.
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