This post was birthed from an online sermon l joined a number of weeks ago by Pastor Mike White.
A ship is designated for movement. In the natural, every ship you board will take you somewhere depending on the destination of the ship.
Many of us are aware of the account of Jonah in the scriptures. The Lord told Jonah to go to Nineveh, however Jonah decided to board a ship and go to Tarshish far away from where the Lord had instructed him to go.
The children of Israel got to the Red Sea and had nowhere else to go. They felt trapped as the Egyptians had been pursuing them. If God did not show up that was it.
Water was in front of them; a humanly impossible situation.
They had come to the end of themselves; there was nothing they could do but cry unto the Lord.
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?
Whether you realise it or not, as a Christian you are a soldier of Christ. The bible calls us soldiers of Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 2; 3-4).
A soldier represents another country and defends and fights for it.
Soldiers don’t live for themselves. If you look through scripture, many verses confirm and have the characteristics of a life of a soldier.
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.
After all is said and done. Did you realise that there will be a new heaven and a new earth?
Matthew 24; 35 “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away”.
This is why as believers we need to focus on things of eternal value.
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.
The process of purging does not always appear a pleasant experience as it can be hard on the flesh. However the Lord knows better, and knows what ingredients are required for us to so we can bear more fruit.
What does the word “purge” mean?
To cleanse out or cleanse thoroughly something.
Heavens agenda in any situation is several steps up higher than what we are thinking. Kevin Zadai.