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Put Your Trust In the Lord . . .


 

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Your Success Story is Mine!

By June Sheltrown Reinke

 

 

“I never asked you to be confident in what you can do, in your abilities and your accomplishments,” says The LORD.

 

“I desire you to be meek and lowly in heart, and dependent upon Me.  For I AM the one who gives you everything that you need to succeed.

 

“Your success story is Mine, for you are My workmanship, called to be My servant, and fulfill your destiny in Me,” says The LORD.

 

“Stay humble,” says The LORD.  “Trust that I have empowered you to do everything that I have created you to do, and will complete you in Me.

 

“Give Me the Glory.  For nothing is possible without me!  Nothing can be done without My Holy Spirit in you.

 

“For as you lean on Me and depend upon Me and trust in Me, you will give Me the glory for every good work that I have equipped and empowered and called you to do, under the sun,” says The LORD.

 

 

 

By June Sheltrown Reinke

 

 

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The Beginning of Wisdom

By Greg Laurie

 

           

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"Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name."

—Matthew 6:9

 

 

Sometimes I think people in the church are far too casual with God. They have a relationship with God, but they’ve forgotten the holiness of God. They say Jesus is their “homeboy,” but their so-called homeboy created the universe. Let’s show some respect. This is God Almighty we’re talking about. Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name” (Matthew 6:9 NKJV). Holy is His name. Reverenced is His name.

 

Psalm 111:10 tells us, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (NKJV). Fearing God means that we have reverence for Him. I like this definition of it: “a wholesome dread of displeasing Him.” It isn’t so much a fear of retribution; it’s a dread of displeasing Him. It’s a dread of dishonoring Him or disappointing Him.

 

Years ago I became friends with Dr. Alan Redpath, a wonderful British gentleman who is now in Heaven. He wrote some fantastic books, and I was always in awe of him. When I was around him, I was always on my best behavior and never pulled my usual pranks. But one night we were sitting in a restaurant, and I felt something hit my chest. I looked down, and it was a fork. Dr. Alan Redpath had tossed a fork at me. He smiled and said, “I thought it was disposable.”

 

I thought, “What? He’s a comedian now!” I never lost my respect for him.

 

Hebrews 11:7 tells us that “by faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became the heir of the righteousness which is according to faith” (NKJV).

 

Noah moved with reverence and godly fear. We should never lose our reverence for God.

 

 

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"Radical Faith and Obedience Leads to Radical Harvest"

By Lyn Packer

 

 

 

A Time of New Commitment

 

I recently stood on the top of Mt. Nebo in Jordan, where Moses stood overlooking the Promise Land. It was here that God spoke to him and told him that he would not be entering the Promised Land because of his disobedience. As I stood there, I felt the presence of the Lord come over me as He began to speak to me about His children. He shared with me that, like Moses, many of His people have not seen the fulfillment of the things that He promised them because of disobedience. For some people, the choices they made have meant that they could not enter into the fullness of His promises to them, and in other cases it has meant that the promises were aborted before they entered into them at all.

 

"He will fight with us and for us, He will work alongside us, and will do what we cannot."

 

While this was a heavy word, it was not all that the Lord revealed. What He shared next brought me much hope for the Church. He told with me that He is about to bring the Church into a time of "radical harvest" and that this harvest would need "radical faith" and "radical obedience." He reframed my understanding of what obedience meant as He shared with me His heart to see His children receive all that He has promised them.

 

God is calling us all up into a new time of commitment, a time where we weigh the cost and make a choice to obey in order to enter the promises. This commitment is not based on having no choice, but on having a choice, and willingly choosing submission to His will, His heart's desires, because of love.

 

Reframing Our Understanding of Obedience

 

The word "obey" has a connotation of command with it, yet in the New Covenant God does not command us as servants; He asks us to willingly partner with Him, and gives us assignments as sons. We are called in Him to be ministers of the New Covenant.

 

"And we have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life." (2 Cor. 3:4-6)

 

The word "ministers," here, means: one who is sent on an errand, a waiter, minister, one who serves, teacher or pastor. This ministry is a willing, serving role where we give of ourselves freely to Him and to others because we have freely received (Matt. 10:8).  

 

As sons and daughters we have choices, and our choices have consequences. These are not the same as the consequences a servant faces, whose choice is to obey or disobey a direct order from their master. Their lives are lived and choices made, because they understand that they are under the command of their master.

 

As New-Covenant Believers we obey and cooperate not because we have to, as a servant does, but because in doing so we give the Lord a gift of our love, honor and trust as sons and daughters. Our obedience is a willing submission of our desires to His—an act of love within family.

 

We hear His heart and desires in the assignments He sets before us and we come into agreement with what He wants to do. In doing so, we willingly submit our desires to His and obey. We obey and cooperate, not because we have to, but because we understand that in doing so we give Him a gift by our obedience. We say "yes" willingly, because we know by experience that He is faithful and trustworthy.

 

"God is calling us all up into a new time of commitment"

 

He knows best. He is full of wisdom, He sees all possibilities and makes provision for them; He is the greatest strategist of all. He will never ask us to do something that we cannot do with His miraculous help and provision. He knows that we can indeed do all things through Him who strengthens us (Phil. 4:13). We know that when we cooperate with Him, He unleashes a torrent of Spirit resources from the throne of Heaven to get the job done.

 

Have Faith, Be Strong and Courageous!

 

Many of the things that God will ask of us in the days ahead will seem huge, and will take radical faith—some would say blind faith. But faith is not blind, just as obedience is not blind. Walking in faith is based on the foundation of trust. We can step out in faith because we know that God is faithful and will keep His word to us because He has proved it time and time again, in our own lives and in the lives of those who have gone before us. He will be as faithful to us in this instance as He has been before.

 

Faith steps out knowing that He can be depended on to keep His word, to provide all that we need to get the job done, and that He will often do so miraculously. Knowing these things, our faith and obedience is not blind, it is based on the proven faithfulness and trustworthiness of God.

 

The harvest that is ahead of us will not happen because of confidence in ourselves and our abilities; it will happen because of confidence in God and courage on our part. Courage is a key word for the season we are entering into. Many times in Scripture, as God gave His people new assignments, He said to them, "Be strong and courageous" (Deut. 31:6; Josh. 1:6; 1 Chron. 28:20; Pslm. 27:1; Pslm. 56:3-4; Isa. 41:10,13; Rom. 8:15; 1 Cor. 16:13; 2 Cor. 4:8-11; 2 Tim. 1:7; Heb. 13:5-6; 1 Jhn. 4:18).

 

To step into the promises of God will take courage, but that courage is not based on an uncertain hope that things will work out. We can have courage because we know that we do not enter this alone; God is with us every step of the way. He will fight with us and for us, He will work alongside us, and will do what we cannot.  

 

God is bringing us into a time of radical harvest that will call for radical faith and obedience. It is time to step up into a greater place of maturity and trust in Him, and as we do, we will see the biggest promises that we've ever received from Him fulfilled before our eyes, and the greatest harvest mankind has ever taken part in. Let us not be those who miss out on entering into the fullness of our promises because of disobedience; instead, let's be those who with faith and endurance receive the promises, because we trust and obey. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

 

God bless you,

 

Lyn Packer

 

 

XP Ministries New Zealand

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Website: www.nzpropheticnetwork.com  and www.robandlyn.org   

 

 

 

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