Archive for June, 2007

Psalm 51:10-13

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Psalm 51:10-13: “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Thy presence, and do not take Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, and sustain me with a willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Thy ways, and sinners will be converted to Thee.” (NASB)

Just a Thought: The above Scripture is what I call God’s seminary, which is much different than man’s. Man’s seminary has a focus on knowledge, which in itself is not a bad thing, but knowledge alone will only beget mere “professing” Christians, also known in the Holy Scriptures as sons of hell. (Read Matthew 23:15.)

Whereas, the minimum requirement for entry into God’s seminary is a new heart – a new born-again spirit. And then, if you spend time with Jesus, you will beget born-again Christians, also known in the Holy Scriptures as sons of God. (Read Acts 4:13.) You now might ask: “If Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God, how do you now spend time with Jesus?” You spend time in God’s Word, inasmuch as, Jesus is the Word made flesh. And then, just allow the Holy Spirit, now within you, to become your instructor. (Read the Gospel of John 1:14 and 1 John 2:27.)

Always remember flesh begets flesh (sons of hell), and spirit begets spirit (sons of God). In this, there is no leeway. It is a fundamental truth. However, because of God’s awesome love for mankind – wishing none to perish, through His grace and mighty power, He can use His Word alone to beget sons of God, despite man’s weaknesses. (Read Philippians 1:18.) Yet, as an individual you will be judged more severely. (Read James 3:1.)

Solution: Go to God’s seminary, and spend time with Jesus – God’s Word. You will not get the acclaim of man, but someday you will hear from God Himself: Well done good and faithful servant.

Prayer: Lord, my God, the mighty One of Israel, please sign me up for Your seminary so I may beget sons of God, and not mere professors of the faith – sons of hell. Examine my heart and see if You see Your Holy Spirit within me. If not, please reveal it to me so I can make the much needed transformation. Amen and Amen!

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Urgent! 2 Chronicles 7:14

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

2 Chronicles 7:14: “If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (NASB)

Just a thought: I’m hearing the above Scripture quoted often lately, but are we really “hearing” what’s being said?

Humility has two different branches. The first branch involves being teachable – having a willingness to carefully listen to what God is trying to tell us. The second branch involves knowing the reality that you do not have the power to save yourself physically, or especially spiritually.

Seeking God’s face relates directly to humility as you are seeking God’s ways, over and above your own – knowing full well, from your heart, that you do not know everything. If indeed, you actually truly know anything at all.

Turning from your wicked ways (a sign of true repentance) is simply the walk – the fruit of genuine humility. Also take note, that by God saying His people must turn from their wicked ways implies that His people were indeed acting wickedly.

Did you notice the word “then” within the above Scripture? The word “then” is a conditional word. In other words, God’s people were either not praying at all, or more likely, praying amiss without humility – without seeking God’s face – without a repentant heart. Either way, your sins cannot be forgiven without sincere – genuine repentance, nor will the land be healed, because God will not hear you.

Prayer: Lord, my God, may I never pray amiss from my heart, or with my words. But if I do, show me so I can pray and worship You in both spirit and in truth. Amen and Amen!

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