Tuesday, September 21th, 2021
God knows the hearts of men and the desire of each one. The Ethiopian eunuch was there in that place, but God saw him. He sent Philip to explain and speak to him. God sees and hears. "I have seen the suffering of my people who are in Egypt, and I have heard the cry of their oppressors, for I know their sorrows." (Exodus 3:7) Sometimes we think that God is insensitive to our situation.
God acted toward this man so that he could know, because he cared about knowing the truth. "You shall seek me, and you shall find me, if you seek me with all your heart." (Jeremiah 29:13) When Philip approached, he heard the man reading the Word. Philip was a man of God, he understood.
When you are complacent in what you do, when you think you know, that is the danger! Every day we have to get to know God. We only know a part, only the part that God lets us know. "But what! Does God really live on earth? Behold, the heavens and the heavens of heavens cannot contain thee: how much less this house which I have built thee! (1 Kings 8:27) This God must reveal Himself to you. "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to children. (Matthew 11:25) The author of the Word must open up to you, that is grace. Paul understood this. "But when it pleased him who set me apart from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace" (Galatians 1:15), he gave thanks to God in every moment that he spent, for that was divine grace. We learn until the Lord returns. When you can no longer hear the instruction then your prayer becomes an abomination. We must have the humility to say that we need to learn every day in order to reach perfection. We must not argue about the Word of God. Let's stop arguing about points of view, but what does the Scripture say?
"I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed: she shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise her heel. (Genesis 3:15) No one could explain this. But Isaiah said "the virgin shall conceive". Let's not argue about the Word of God, just obedience and respect. We need God's understanding. It is a grace when a man can let himself be instructed by the Holy Spirit and put his reasoning aside. Naturally, you have your thinking and your judgment. School teaches us to have a critical sense, that is in you. But now you are brought back before the Holy Scriptures, and you begin to argue, to find justifications because your thinking cannot be in the spiritual.
"You must be born again. (John 3: 7) "You are the teacher of Israel, and you do not know these things!" (John 3: 10) Nicodemus knew what level he was on, but he did not understand this. "Verily, verily, I say to you, unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." (John 3:3) God is a God of principle. How does a child come into the world? There must be a seed. When the seed is deposited then there is conception. But that seed must also have life. Natural things typify spiritual things. The womb grows and then the baby comes out. As you had the first birth, you also need the new birth. Nicodemus asked a logical question: "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mother's womb and be born?" (John 3:4) Our intelligence works, that is the problem and the danger.
Matthew 13: 4-9 then 18-19
"...lest they believe and be saved." (Luke 8: 12) Logic comes and takes over. "The virgin will conceive" (Isaiah 7:14), human logic cannot understand this. The seed always comes from man, so a girl who has not known a man cannot be pregnant. Even Mary found this hard to believe because her intellect could not consider this. "How can this be, since I know no man? (Luke 1:34) God did the thing so that her mind would no longer work. "Behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and she who was called barren is in her sixth month. (Luke 1:36) The opening is made. We give up our reasoning to believe. This is what God does with us, without faith you will not go to the rapture. If it were, when you are prayed for, you would get up and be healed. The problem is not of God. Your healing is not God's problem because He has already done that forever. What could God not do in the way of healing? Jesus even raised Lazarus from the dead and rotten for 4 days. When the person has just died, there is always hope. But when he has been gone for several days, rotten, no spirit left, there is nothing! The situation is impossible. Never limit God. We have the Almighty God. You have faith in tablets but God is greater than the tablet. What disease can't God heal? "Moreover, we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28) It's time to trust in divine healing. During the Covid pandemic, we saw hospitals making choices in which patients to treat, you will no longer be wanted in hospitals. When God created you, He gave you an immune system that fights everything.
By His stripes, we are healed of our diseases. He has not forgotten any disease. For a believer, no matter how bad the situation is, healing has already been granted to you. The big problem is that we do not believe. Our intellect gets in the way and blocks our faith. Lazarus had no eyes, no tongue, no ears, nothing. When we want to save a man, we send him to the hospital to put blood on him, etc. ... it takes months to restore him. But for Lazarus, it only took a few seconds for him to come out. "Lazarus come out". What was impossible became possible at the same time. This is true. Remember Aaron's staff. In one night, the dry staff became blooming. Our God is the God of the impossible.
Times will become but God has given you a refuge. "The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous shall take refuge in it, and be safe." (Proverbs 18:10) We have everything in Him. Do not compromise. God lives, be a strong man. There was a covenant between Jehoshaphat and Ahab. Jehoshaphat was attached to the things of God.
2 Chronicles 18:1-25
You can do things to please others. But when you are a son of God, you have a Father. "For without me you can do nothing. (John 15: 5) I can do nothing without knowing what God thinks. "Our Father who art in heaven! Hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) I am the one who is supposed to do my Father's will. After he had said at first, "Thou wouldest not and hast not accepted sacrifices and offerings, neither burnt offerings nor sin offerings, which are offered according to the law," he said, "Behold, I come to do thy will. (Hebrews 10:8-9)
Why do you get angry when people tell you to look at the Scriptures? From birth, Esau had the birth right but he didn't pay attention to it. But Jacob understood the importance of this. Jacob was in his mother's lap until he was 40. Keep your children at home. Men say freedom at 18, but the Bible tells us to watch over our children. The father can even refuse to give his daughter in marriage. (1 Corinthians 7) If you love your children, hold them. Watch your children, the devil is cunning, he will destroy them. If they have a hard head, seek to disobey, take the whip. If she is already like that with the father, how is she going to be with the husband?
We have received healing so that we can be sure that God is alive. In every area of your life, God knew, otherwise He would not be your God. God allows situations to be seen in order to see your position towards the Word of God.
When you believe in God, be firm. You must be sure that this is the Will of God. Be afraid of God rather than men. The 400 prophesied but it was not good for Jehoshaphat. It is not the number that does it. You must take a stand for the Word. It's important not to sell your birth right. When you want to know the Truth, God will show you the Truth!
You don't like the men of God because they preach the truth! "For the time will come when men will not endure sound doctrine; but having an itch to hear pleasant things, they will give themselves a multitude of teachers according to their own desires" (2 Timothy 4:3) You like that. But I need to know what the Bible says. God wants to see how much you trust Him. Micah didn't participate in this filth, he took a stand for the Word and they threw him out. But God did not forget him. Everything Micah said, it came to pass.