A name identifies a thing or a person. They are words of which a person or thing is called.
Bearing in mind that what we say is important and what we identify with is important; could this have an impact on what our names are?
We all know that God always has a purpose of doing something. Could there be a reason why the Lord changed Abram’s name to Abraham?
There is an account in the book of Exodus that most of us are familiar with.
Moses went up to the mount to meet with God. After a while, the people got impatient and decided to make idols and worship them. Why? Because Moses had delayed from coming down from the mount.
What is interesting about this account is that, the Lord had told Moses what the people were doing before he came down to the camp. The Lord told Moses to get down quickly for the people have turned out of the way. Moses then prayed for the people before leaving the mount with Joshua.
It’s amazing how many spiritual truths we can learn from life.
I am sure many of us have heard the Lord teach us things from events during our daily activity.
The centurion who was commended for his great faith learn't the principle of authority from his own job.
Have you ever made a decision based on the evidence presented before you? Have you carefully looked at what has been presented and said yes, this is okay? Have you made a decision based on natural factors? We all have and we all have made mistakes.
The phrase “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear” is found four times in the gospels, and the phrase “ He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” is found seven times in the book of Revelation.
What is the difference between “refuge” and “habitation”?
A refuge is a place where a person goes temporarily for relief from something, in most cases relief from some sort of harm. A habitation is a permanent dwelling place.
In the book of Exodus the Lord told Moses to instruct the children of Israel to kill a lamb and put the blood on the doorpost so the destroyer would not come in. It was to ensure that the firstborn of the children of Israel were protected, Exodus 12; 13 “And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt”.
God’s word has not changed, and His truth endures to all generations (Psalms 100; 5).
Now let’s have a look at scripture:
Romans 13; 3-5
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
So what does it mean to be a busybody? My definition is getting involved in something that you are not invited to.
I know that sometimes there can be a fine line between trying to help people that you see require help, but it you are not invited, then you have to ask yourself “why do l want to get involved”?. The best option that anyone can do is to pray. If there is a problem that you know that you can help, but you are not invited, then simply pray.
What does a natural sword do? Its cuts, it is used for offence and defense.
Now let’s look at some scriptures;
Hebrews 4; 12
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Heavens agenda in any situation is several steps up higher than what we are thinking. Kevin Zadai.