Sunday, June 06th, 2021
We need to have an experience with God to know how to deal with the enemy. David first fought against the lion and the bear while he was guarding his father's flock. When Goliath came, he did not tremble because he knew that God would deliver him.
We were idolaters but God gave us the grace to become children of God. God used grace for us. Grace is for everyone who accepts it. Grace is only Grace for the one who receives it! Let us not take lightly what God does in our lives. We must be men and women of character. Each one has a place that he must occupy. Everyone has a place.
God is particular in the way he does things. When ¨Peter was at Simon the tanner's house, God said to him, "Arise, Peter, kill and eat. " (Acts 10:13) Peter knew this was unclean, he had known this from his youth. You will regret it one day! You hear but you don't give God room. "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me. "(Revelation 3:20) We are in Laodicea. "(Proverbs 23:26) You can give your thoughts, your body to God, but what He seeks is your heart. What is the first and greatest commandment? "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. "(Matthew 22:37) The Lord was asked the question but deep down they knew this Jesus was different. Jesus knew how to answer questions and confuse people. He never said that what Moses said was wrong. "Moses in the law commanded us to stone such women: but what sayest thou? ... And as they continued to question Him, He rose up and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. "(John 8:5 and 7) Moses never said this, but Jesus did. When you have this Jesus, you have no more worries. His promise to us is greater than our own lives. "When Christ, your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. " (Colossians 3:4) What is the main reason for my life on earth? My children? My husband? Money? If you don't have this Jesus how can you love your husband or wife or children? "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. "(Matthew 24:35) When Job had a hard time, he lost everything. Children, wealth, health. His friends blamed him, his wife asked him to curse God. Job felt that God had abandoned him, but that was the time when God was with him the most. It was for the love he had for God that Satan claimed him. When you love God, you will be fought. Everything was taken from Job but there was something that Satan could not take! You must have that something. "Curse God, and die! But Job said to her, "You speak like a foolish woman. (Job 2:9-10) "The LORD gave, and the LORD took away; blessed be the name of the LORD" (Job 1:21)." Your faith and your heart are on what? When we strike, what are you going to cling to? Job's heart was not on his children or his possessions. His heart was set on God. Job was like you and me. He also had desires. Satan took aim at everything he had but Job was not like others. God wants to teach us. May our hearts never be attached to the things we find in this world. We are pilgrims, travelers, we are only passengers. When you travel, you try to be light in order to move forward as fast as possible to reach your destination. Let us not waste any more time. "I say, brethren, that the time is short; let them henceforth ... who use the world as not using it, for the figure of this world is passing away. "(1 Corinthians 7:29 and 31) When God loves you and you love Him, He's going to squeeze you. When you are like that, you don't murmur. God allowed Job to exist for our instruction. So what was the end of Job? God shows us things to the end. God promised to prepare a place for you, but He showed it to you because John saw it. "Without faith it is impossible to please him" (Hebrews 11:6). You are like a tire: you are inflated and soon after you are deflated. This is not possible. "Man is born to suffer, like a spark to fly. "(Job 5:7) If you are a man and you believe in God, you must suffer. We must be armed. God has given you faith. To go to the rapture, you need faith. The trial comes to exercise your faith.
Isaiah 26:16-18 / Revelation 12:1-2
These are two women. Both of them are pregnant and suffering the pains of childbirth. The woman who gives birth has received a seed.
You hear the Word but one day you will pay for it! To those who have received much, much will be asked. God never forgets anything. You have your habits, you stay in your comfort. But God is not in the habits. We serve a God to whom we owe respect and fear.
Everything must be placed in its right place. God has turned His eyes to the nations. The Jews could never think that God could abandon them. They saw Jesus all the time, they did not pay attention. They rejected Him. When you have something of God in you, you can never think badly of a man of God. Saul cursed David. Saul and David ended up in a cave. God delivers Saul into David's hands, all he had to do was cut off Saul's head. David had cut off many heads but that day David trembled. "Far be it from me, by the Lord! From laying hands on the Lord's anointed! "(1 Samuel 26:11)
In Isaiah 26 and Revelation 12, we see two women. In the parable of the ten virgins, we see two groups: the foolish virgins (5) and the wise virgins (5). Hagar and Sarah, the bondwoman and the free woman. When Abraham was under the oak of Mamre, God had made a promise to Abraham.
A woman is not a dishcloth, she is not good only for the kitchen. She knows how to go outside to get her bread, to do her activities. She trades, she manufactures. She can do business.