My heart and soul is telling me today about the time it takes to fully understand and abide in the Word of our GOD. I think our world has come to a point where everything needs to be right now.
Instant gratification is our goal, whether it be material or spiritual. I know in my own path I have been impatient to learn and practice the things I have learned. Falling short so many times I can't begin to count. Thank you Father for your patience and long suffering, mercy beyond measure.
I began to think of Adam and Eve in the beginning and how GOD's goodness surrounded them. They knew only of GOD's goodness of which they were created with and in. They dwelt in this goodness for who knows how long establishing a foundation in their lives of GOD's goodness. A time for them to see and understand the very creation of all life which is by and of our GOD. The goodness of life which abides in fruits of the Spirit of that which created it.
All the Glories given to this human-being (Child of GOD) in creation, but time is needed to understand and implement the fullness of said Glories. We are not born with full knowledge, time is needed to see, hear, touch and experience this gift of life. We grow into the fullness which is Christ.
GOD breathed into us a soul which can enhance our ability to grow, If we choose to seek and understand our Creator.
In a perfect world there would only be the Goodness which is GOD to feed our soul. We would come to the knowledge and wisdom of Godliness much sooner. We would practice and live this Godliness all the days of our lives. We would dwell and abide in Goodness
Our planet succumbed to the temptation of sin which drastically slowed the process of Godly growth.
Thru our continued choices in sin, we have come to the time of the Fullness of the Gentiles where Godly growth is all but completely stopped. From that point in time forward the Grace of GOD is no longer available for mankind. Those that choose not to abide and share the Goodness that is GOD and live and promote that which is not of GOD will be of no use in GOD's house (the universe).
To not understand nor care to understand what it is that is life and not care what sustains that life for eternity, is to use and abuse that precious gift and cannot be sustained period.
The fact that you get up out of bed everyday and take that first step shows that you have the faith that you will walk. Your brain tells your body to walk and it does. The measure of spiritual faith is given to all.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
The measure of faith....Why did GOD say THE measure of faith and not A measure of faith?
The Greek word used here is G3358: Metron- measure, an instrument for measuring, a vessel for receiving and determining the quantity of things, proverbially, the rule or standard of judgment.
For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
This is the exercising of faith, the whole of faith. Not just a faith for our own selves to believe and be saved but the whole of faith from the perspective of our GOD. The LORD JESUS of Nazareth the only begotten Son of our living GOD walked among us face to face to reveal this faith to us and show us this standard. HE showed us the cause and the effect of faith in truth.
For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Nothing shall be impossible unto you..........What my friends can we contemplate in this Word of truth to us from our GOD.
I look to David when he stood up in his faith of our GOD. Saul gave David of his own armour. But David in his belief of our GOD chose to trust in HIM wholly... against everything his eyes and ears were showing and telling him. GOD's perspective not mans.
And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.
And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.
Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD'S, and he will give you into our hands.
And so we come to 2015..........Time to Choose ye this day whom shall ye serve is very short. It's not the end of the earth yet, but the time of Grace of our LORD JESUS is shortly to end. Please know that by not making a choice, is making a choice. It is an eternal choice. Can anything be more urgent than that??
The armies of man are gathering around GOD's holy land. The wickedness is rising in defiance of GOD. Man has taken his creator out of his life........the schools, the law, in every aspect of daily life has he defied that which gives him life. GOD's hand of protection is removed from those that do not believe and follow in HIS GOODNESS! NOW is the time to have your face to face with your Creator while the GRACE that is JESUS (the Power of our GOD) is still offered. Ask GOD to search your heart and soul to all the corners and reveal to you any and all sin and iniquity. Acknowledge your sin and pray for forgiveness. Turn from it and follow the Goodness and Love that is our GOD.
And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.
Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
Thank you for listening and I pray for understanding to all of GOD's Children.
Be Blessed !!!