14 “The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”
Today’s Inspiration: In this age and time, though the enemy rages, stand still and see the deliverance of the Lord. Exodus 14:14. He will show you the path of life. You need to be in His presence always. Keep meditating on His word and stand on His promises. God consider us as precious saints and called us excellent ones in whom He delights. We need to live up to His expectation. Psalm 16:3. We need to work out our life to be more like Him. Sanctification is a process.
His word is like honey from the rock sweeter than wine. Man of God in the Bible, believe and be convicted by Him and overcome. Until we delight ourselves in the Lord, we will not soar to heights beyond our understanding. Isaiah 58:14. Neither will we be fed of the best of the land. Isaiah 1:19. The Lord is the sustainer and light of our life. Delight in the laws of the Lord day and night will bring forth good fruits in its season. Our leaves will not wither and whatever we do prosper. Psalm 1:3.
Fear is the main root of all negative emotions that caused smaller roots to grow inside of us; fear made ourselves feel we are rejected, we are worthless, leading to insecurity resulting in shame all of which defiled our spirit and made us hopeless. Hence in every one of us, there are hurting events that cause us to accumulate these negative emotions within our spirit. Moses says we are to overpower them and utterly destroy them as commanded by the Lord. Deuteronomy 20:17. If we don’t destroy them, they become idols in our life that keep overpowering us resulting in bitterness and disobedience and sin against God and authority that lead to wasting diseases. Deuteronomy 28:27. Dwelling in negative emotions caused us to be more and more bitter destroying our soul. For some they lead to deep depression v28 sometimes with suicidal thoughts. Moses instructed that we destroy them before they destroy us. Deuteronomy 20:16-17.
Men are prone to rebellion. Conflicts occur when there is always lack in the family. In Moses times, the Israelites rebelled when there were no food or water. They always think of past glory. They never think that God is bringing them to the Promised land filled with milk and honey which is the gloriest of all lands. Ezekiel 20:15. It was a land of fertility, abundance, riches and fruitfulness. We tend to take grace for granted. We never deserve anything but God choose to grant us grace to inherit the riches of His glory. God prohibited the rebellious Israelites to cross over. Only Joshua and Caleb were anointed to lead the remnants who were submissive, teachable and obedient to cross over and what an inheritance they had!
Jesus taught his disciples to look at a man by its fruit because man is like a tree as in Psalm 1:3. Whether our fruit is good or bad depends on our words which is dependent upon the condition of our heart. For out of abundance of our heart the mouth speaks. Matthew 12:34. It depends on the treasures of our heart- good or evil. V35. We have to be careful with our words because we have to give an account of it on judgement day. V36. By our words we will be justified and by our words we will be condemned.
It is time to change our ways and follow the paths of righteousness for His name sake. It is a time of change, a time of reconciliation, a time of restoration as we approach Pentecost. Leave the unclean and take on the clean that you will not be vulnerable to attacks.