Monday, August 22, 2016

GOD SWEATS THE DETAILS!

Praise the Lord everybody, let all who have breath praise His holy name!! God has put me in a situation where I'm either going to trust Him or trust myself. God has been showing me that I just don't trust Him enough when it comes to certain situations that I have found myself in. I find myself falling into the trap that many of my fellow Brothers and Sisters have found themselves in. We try to take control of our own destiny instead of waiting on God for His instructions on how to handle the situation. We do not believe that God is concerned enough about us to get involved in our day to day living.
David said in Psalm 8:4 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Even David, who has been called "a man after God's own heart," could not fathom God's concern and interest in us. But from the beginning, God displayed His concern for His creation. Genesis 2:18 - 20   18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam, there was not found an help meet for him.

God has always been concerned about His creation, whom He made in His own image and gave dominion over all his other creations. Our comfort has always been "job one" with Him. He gave us Woman when He saw we needed the companionship of a helpmate. When we fell from grace He made a way for us to get right with Him. David said in Psalm 139:14 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

God cared enough to give us the best anatomy systems. Systems that no matter how much we try to understand and reproduce them, man cannot recreate the genius of God's intricate design. Jesus even tells us in Matthew 10:29 - 31   29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

God has numbered the very hairs on our heads! How great is that? I get angry when I hear nonbelievers and even believers,say to other believers "who do you think you are?"or "what makes you think God has time to deal with your daily issues? God doesn't care whether you get to work on time or not" I feel for those who feel that way, they don't know the God that I know.
Paul tells us in Philippians 4:6+7  6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Paul said "in everything" not just what we decide is "important," In everything we should pray and ask God with thanksgiving to help us with whatever it is that concerns us. In 1st Peter 5:6+7 it says
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

We have to truly humble ourselves under Gods hand and realize we can't fix anything without His help, casting all, yes all our cares and concerns upon God because He does care for us. Jesus said in Matthew 11: 28 to 30 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

So let us unburden ourselves of worldly concerns and anxieties and put them where they belong, On Jesus christ our Lord.

  God Bless you all, Brother Darrell, Speaking off the wall.







Friday, August 5, 2016

IN CHRIST BY AFFILIATION!!

Praise the Lord everybody! Let everything that has breath praise His holy name! because He alone is worthy of all our praise. I love what the Lord is doing in my life right now. I can't tell you how important it was for me to totally submit myself to God's plan for me so that I could finally grow into the man of God I am called to be.
This is not a one-time submission, this is a lifetime submission because I am ever evolving into a higher position in Christ. God is concerned that a large number of Christian are becoming "lifers", meaning those who claim to have been "saved for years" but have not grown one inch since that day. They have become stumbling blocks and "millstones" around their own necks and those who are new and are trying to grow in Christ.

 Jesus rebuked the Pharisees of yesterday and today when He said in Matthew 23:1-13    Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,

2 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:

3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,

7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.

11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

Today a lot of Christians want to be affiliated with Jesus without becoming too involved. They don't want to get involved in the following doctrine or the process of sanctification and living holy. They just want to be seen in church on Sunday and do their own thing the rest of the week. They don't want to be totally washed clean by the blood of Jesus, they just want a little "sprinkling" so they can say they had the experience. 

The Church is in need of more members with the spirit of Peter who expressed how he felt about following Jesus in John 13: 3-9  3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.

5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.

8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.

9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.

Peter was all in!! Peter wanted all the Jesus he could get. If it meant getting closer to  Jesus then Peter wanted to be totally washed and submerged in Christ. We all need to wash the world off of us and out of us as we walk this walk with Jesus. We are in the last of the last days and there is no time for looking back into our past lives and holding on to those things that pleased our flesh.

We can no longer be Christian by Affiliation only, we must now be in Christ by not only Affiliation but also by facilitation and consecration. We must remain in constant fellowship, we must do what we can to help facilitate the spread of the Gospel of Christ while remaining a holy and consecrated example for the world to see and follow.

God bless You All, Brother Darrell, Speaking Off The Wall