by Pam Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Psalm 19:9 – The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
There is a cleanness of the Lord that feels so good! You feel safe, respected, honored, protected and loved and undefiled. The Accuser always seeks to sabotage that.
The power of God’s forgiveness is great. One day He will reckon that in the sight of all. And it has really already been done through the Cross. We just don’t always walk in it like we should. Why does the Church throw this away so easily and quickly?
There are pockets of power and those pockets one day will join forces and challenge the evils. It really will be the battle of the centuries. There is a God who defends. When you seek to accuse others, you just get dirt all over yourself too!
Contending for Jesus is better than contending for man. How many get that? We have to learn how to get our defenses up by understanding the real war! There are slimeballs who love to accuse the brethren and keep them under – some even for years.
There is a difference between correction and accusing. I am telling you, this is where so many are missing it. This is WHY we need to seek GOD’s justice. God’s justice heals. But some don’t want that. Their deeds are evil.
We all get offended, but how we handle that makes the difference. I find that if I wish people JESUS, He deals with the situation. Some don’t really want Jesus and those are the deceivers. God’s good is good for all, not just a few! We say we want those miracles but do we judge?
“He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 (NKJV)
Some translations say to “do justice.” When you see it as “an act,” then you understand more than just seeing it as “a right.” When you see it as “a right” then you want everyone else to do it for you. But the requirement is on us to do it. And we will suffer some for it. But we will find Jesus there. And we will grow in strength because we are doing true warfare. When we have to call on the Spirit for help, we are in a good place. This is that fragrance that people love or hate.
2 Corinthians 2: 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.
This is beyond political. Do you know what I mean? We are salt and light but when the salt has lost its flavor and the light grows dim, then where is the Family?
Luke 19:10 – “for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” If you read that whole chapter, you will see a lot of God’s justice.
God does not barter with salvation like it is a commodity. Or if He does, it is a lot more serious than man ever thought about being. Jesus died for our salvation, can you get more serious than that? God gave His Only Son! Can you get more serious than that?
IF we are salt and light, then we are changing the world – for the better and for Christ. And other people, even strangers, can see it. Who has eyes to see for God? Those are real prophets. Not just the diviners for the cheap thrills or to line their pockets at others’ expense.
God is going to deal with the divination. There is an old saying that if you throw a stone at a pack of dogs, the one that is hit is the one that yelps. That is the way some “prophecies” are done. Horoscopes are popular because every now and then a rock hits its mark. But there is no real accountability or restoration and conversion. A few hits and then there is a new line that takes you down another path!
“Oh! This must be God!” people think, but it’s not. I know, because it happened to me, and God dealt with it severely some years back. I was interested in the future – a lot I am sure because of my calling, but I did not know the seriousness that God has towards His Son and His Word!
It’s really become a stronghold today because people have rejected truth – and now that spawn has raised indifferent people! The Bible becomes just “another book” and our faith is “just another faith,” as if they are all the same. This is what the world believes because of the Church today. I bet I can read an encyclopedia and tell you things about yourself that you never knew!
Are we turning people to ourselves – and starting cliques and political groups for power – or are we turning people to God? We are about to find the next up and coming “messiahs” with the elections coming up. Some “messiahs” are presented to be able “to do all the work.” But the real Messiah includes you in the work! Which is truth?
If we do not know the WHY of the gifts, we will never use them properly, or in the Spirit. Whose Kingdom is it anyway? Just asking!
Psalm 19:7 – The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
You could also say “The Word of the Lord” here and not just “the law.” God’s law has love and mercy and justice for others.
I shared with a friend the other day that Jesus had to be a legalist with the devil! He knew the Scriptures. The devil worked to twist the law or the word, and Jesus had to set it in order – so that the Spirit could work!
We don’t want to lose the true power of the Spirit. We must contend for it. Will you be one who does?