25. May, 2017

God’s will not Man’s plans

 

As the world once more calls another terror attack a terrible event I hesitate to mention such a terrorist attack on innocent men, women and children. Yeshua said bring all the children unto Him for such is the Kingdom of Heaven. Of course God has a special place in His heart for the young of this world, [Matthew 19:14] as I have said in the past, they have so much potential and need our love and protection. 

Terror is sweeping the world but the world is forever ignoring the very one that can change lives and bring revival in the darkest corners of anyone’s life. Yeshua is there to help in every situation we may find ourselves in, whether good or bad. My advice to all is if you hear the name of Yeshua/Jesus being mentioned stop and listen. Of course we have to be careful in what he hear as Yeshua said there will be many false prophets coming in His name. [Matthew 24:5] They are claiming they are the only way to know salvation but remember Yeshua said He was the only way [John 14:6] and this I know from life’s experiences.

Through it all I know He is Lord of this world [Acts 10:36] and of all things He is the King of kings and Lord of Lords [Revelation 17:14] God will not share his glory. [Isaiah 48:11] There are many false things that try to drag us off the way and on to the wide path. [Matthew 7:13] We read in Proverbs 13:5: The righteous hate what is false. This was written some three thousand years ago but is still a warning for us today. If we give in to what is false then we have exchanged the truth for a lie [Romans 1:25] and this can lead to good becoming evil and evil good. [Isaiah 5:20] And if we in the church are not careful scriptures such as, one man pretends to be rich but has nothing [Proverbs 13:7] could come to pass in the church and society today.

The church once lead society but today it clearly seems to be following society. There was a famous song that claimed anything goes and the writer meant anything. This title seems to have returned to society in this century and sadly there are some even in the church accepting all the world can throw at it. The Apostle Paul warned us of following the world in the Book of Romans chapter one when he said: Those who condone such things are just as guilty. [Romans 1:32]

However there is a promise spoken by the Lord Himself, the gates of Hell will not prevail against the believers. [Matthew 16:18] A promise we have to not only stand by but also truly believe. It is obvious God is greater than all and all things. [2 Chronicles 2:5] He created all we see, [Jeremiah 10:16] Yeshua holds it all together [Colossians 1:17] and the Holy Spirit directs us in all truth of what is correct and what is not. [John 14:26]

In the time of the Israelite Judges, the Word tells us over and over, when the people followed the Word of God things went well and when they went their own way evil took over. When the church ruled society and I mean ruled; it took revival throughout the last four or so hundred years to bring the truth back into the Church. But sadly once the revival had settled down people once more went their own way. What is required is the most perfect revival the world will ever see and that's the revival that will occur when the Lord takes up His throne and reigns for a Thousand years [Revelation 20:1-6] when every knee shall bow [Isaiah 45:22-24] and confess Yeshua as Lord. [Philippians 2:10]

This is the revival that is required here and now so more and more people are ready for when that day occurs. A revival like occurred in Wales at the beginning of the last century. Where police had nothing to do and jails were empty as sin was defeated and sickness was little as the hospitals were mainly empty as well. The invasion of Europe by the Muslim forces in the Middle Ages, was stopped by the Christians praying and coming together in physical warfare. Today we should be standing shoulder to shoulder in prayer and spiritual warfare claiming the power of the Lord, the very power that brought Yeshua from the grave the very power that over came his death and brought real life to the world. [John 5:21] This is the power that defeated satan at the cross and the power we can call upon in troubled times. [Psalm 80:18] This power can start a revival of the Light of the world that can overcome any dark forces. [John 1:5] Revival can start in our homes if parents will teach their children the Word of God and in our churches if only we would teach the truth as revealed by the word. [John 17:17] 

The World needs revival and this will only come if we revive His word in the lives of the people. [Romans 5:18] We also need revival in the lives of all people and then the terror that is reigning in the world will once more be defeated, as it has been defeated down through the ages when believers truly believed and churches were filled with God’s message instead of man’s plans. When God ruled in people's lives instead of the world ruling. [1 John 2:16] We have the power, the Holy Spirit power to over come all things. [1 Corinthians 6:12] King David as a youth faced the evil of the time and said “Who is this heathen who comes against the living God?” [1 Samuel 17:45] and the power of God came upon David and he won the battle. We should be asking who or what is this evil that is sweeping the world against the living God and stand firm on the Word and the Rock of our salvation [Psalm 95:1] and not making excuses for it for the evil that is fighting against the Kingdom of God. [Psalm 42:10]

Yeshua has already conquered all giving us the victory. [Romans 8:37] We need never fear what is coming against us because God has shown His power through the death, burial and resurrection and nothing can change that. When Moses held up the staff the battle was won but when he let it drop the battle was lost. The battle was won because of teamwork. [Exodus 17:10-12] His helpers held up his arms and we need to the same, stand together as one shoulder to shoulder holding up the truth of God’s Word as one, for when it is held high the truth reigns when we let it fall once more anything goes.  We have been to the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem where Yeshua rose. We have stood on the Mount of Olives from where He ascended and one day He will return to [Acts 1:7-9] as prophesied in Zechariah 14. We await His return for Him to take up His throne and see the evil go and true peace come. Come Yeshua Come.

 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost. I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book. He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen. Revelation 22:16-21