8 Then I sent to him, saying, “No such things as you say are being done, but you invent them in your own heart.”
9 For they all were trying to make us afraid, saying, “Their hands will be weakened in the work, and it will not be done.” Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.
Today’s Inspiration: Scripture was written for our learning that we will not tread on the landmine of the enemy. Throughout scripture God assured us that He will be with us and never to fear. The enemy is only trying to frighten us to frustrate the assignment given to us by the Lord. Instead pray for God’s strength to accomplish what you have set out to do. Nehemiah 6:8-9.
When Isaac feared, the Lord appeared before him that He will be with him and bless him and will give him increase. Genesis 26:24. Isaac never gave up and with this Promise he built an altar to the Lord and pitched a tent there. V25. Ultimately the enemy saw he was exceedingly prosperous and powerful and came and made peace with Him for the Lord had blessed him. V28-29. Despite famine he obeyed the voice of the Lord to stay in the land and the Lord blessed him with one hundred fold blessing on his investment. V12.
Last night I share about the spiritual refining altar of our hearts that is being used by God to refine and to transform us. We are to keep our fire burning throughout the day so that we can spread the fire of Transformation to other souls. Our fire must keep on burning like Jesus when he was with two apostles on the road to Emmaus where they found whatever words uttered by Jesus have caused their hearts to burn. Luke 24:32.
Psalm 141:3 David asked the Lord to guard the door of his lips so that whatever words he uttered will be words of edification with fire that spreads to the hearts of others who similarly will catch the fire. When the fire in our hearts burn our heart, our mind and soul are transformed. If everyone around us are consumed by God the consuming fire, how immense is the fire when we gather in fellowship! When God consume your hearts with His words, you will revere God. When the Israelites saw that God consumed the burnt offerings and the fat of the sacrifices they began to bow down in reverence. Leviticus 9:24.
It’s time to discover why people react in anger easily today. You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free. John 8:32. It was for freedom that Christ has set you free. We are not to be enslaved again. Galatians 5:1.