Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name
Have you forsaken that which you have craved for in your past life. Did you do it with conviction and courage, only to wake up one day in doubt, unbelief and regret.
You then find yourself laboring to restore your glory.
Be encouraged, you forsook out of a pure heart. You were in a place of REST, bur in every REST there is a TEST. You will be delivered from this test, through him, because you have set your love upon Him. Not only that, you will also be promoted by Him.
Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord will never count against them.
We live in a very busy world. As such, one of the best tools to master is our calendar. Every once in a while something may slip. There is a good chance it slipped because we get caught up in the business. That is not the time to condemn ourselves. Let’s recognize it for what it is. We walked by sight and not by faith in that instance. In times like this we simply repent, and seek the Lord for His direction at the beginning, during and at the end of the following days.
If the Lord never count sin (whatsoever is not of faith) against us, then neither should we.
1 Thessalonians 5:23-25 New Life Version (NLV)
23 May the God of peace SET you apart for Himself. May every part of you be set apart for God. May your spirit and your soul and your body be kept complete. May you be without blame when our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. 24 The One Who called you is faithful and will do what He promised.
Have you ever felt like every door you attempted to walk in becomes shot all of a sudden or or every person who said they were going to collaborate with you suddenly disappears? These may not be the work of the other individuals. These may be divinely appointed shut doors.
God has set us apart for Himself. He wants every part of us (spirit, soul, and body.)
He wants us to lean into him, to trust Him with all our heart (Proverbs 3:5).
I truly believe that God wants us to live by the mantra: Trust God for everything; rely on man for nothing, but be grateful to man for every kind gesture.
4 The Lord Jehovah hath given me the tongue of them that are taught, that I may know how to sustain with words him that is weary:
This has to be one of the most powerful text I have read in the Bible.
I once heard Pastor Charles Stanley say, “when you find yourself Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired, just scream out HALT. It should stop you in your tracks.” In other words, when you find yourself weary, shout out, HALT. There are countless times I have applied those words of wisdom.
But what if it is the other person who is weary. What is they are coming to you with guns blazing, from a place of weariness.
Isaiah, makes it, clear, even in situations like we must recognize that it’s not about us. We’ve got to look past the person and see the problem (weariness). Once we do that, we then speak a word that can strengthen and support the other person physically and emotionally.
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
It’s been said that if you examine blood to its infinitesimal level, you will find the same atomic structure as light.
Life is in the blood. And so my life and everything that is birth through me, that is outside of me, is only sustained from the alignment with the sound of my spirit.
This way of living is contrary to what we have been taught (to speak to our current reality (aka facts)) when in fact, it ought to be the reverse (our current reality should echo our true identity.
The following three references supports this week’s message:
- “whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world (system) I John 5:4 and
- “It is written: “I believed, therefore I have spoken.” 2 Corinthians 4:13
- “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God Hebrews 11:3
So my current reality is framed not by what I know, but by what I believe.
And because my eye is singularly focused on the Jesus, the Christ within me, everything I say, do, believe, birth shall be full of life.
Revelation 3:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
Have you felt like you have little strength; you have obeyed ; you have kept His word, yet you have not seen the manifestation or demonstration of your revealed promise land.
If the answer to this question is yes, then my follow up question is, are you attempting to give birth without the aid of a Vision Midwife (which, can be male or female).
If the answer to the second question is yes, then therein lies a possible hindrance to your birthing.
Every individual, no matter who you are, ought to have their vision midwife at their side to coach them, saying, “this is the way, walk ye in it.” Ref. Isiah 30:21
The issue is not your door, let’s settle that. There are lots of reasons why we may not be seeing the manifestation, but your door being shut is not one of them.
A second reason could be you’re getting ahead of your season.
What do you believe is another plausible reason?
Hebrews 2:7-9 The Message (MSG)
The Salvation Pioneer
5-9 God didn’t put angels in charge of this business of salvation that we’re dealing with here. It says in Scripture, What is man and woman that you bother with them; why take a second look their way?
You made them not quite as high as angels, bright with Eden’s dawn light; Then you put (SET) them in charge of your entire handcrafted world.
Notice before God set man in charge of His entire handcrafted world, He made Man “bright with Eden’s dawn light.”
Since, Jesus, The Light,” lives in me, I, as ARayOfLIGHT, am Set to lead the world out of darkness.
It is therefore in our best interest to have our eyes singularly focused on, The Light, who abides within us. Ref. Matthew 6:22
As a pioneer, one does not necessarily have a GPS at all times to give turn by turn directions, so the tendency is to turn to research, gurus, and the philosophy of men for guidance. Therein lies the trap of all traps from the beginning of times, (being told that you were naked).
How would you rank your trust level? (10, High …. 1, Low). How would you rank your your reliance on your internal Set Point (Christ in you, the hope of glory)
Acts 13:47 King James Version (KJV)
47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.
I’ve come to realize that whenever the Lord uses the word, “SET” it is not a suggestion, but a command.
It is a command to be what we were created to be, ….. a ray of light to the nations.
I don’t know about you but I do not just want to receive this as information or revelation, but I want to witness the manifestation and demonstration of it’s reality. The manifestation shows up in my words, the demonstration shows up in the power of my lifestyle.
Is A Ray of Light showing up wherever you appear?
Luke 2:34 King James Version (KJV)
34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
Time and time again, we are shown the system of God (that the way up is down). Ref. John 12:24
We saw it in the Power of the resurrection, we saw it in the transformation of apostle Paul (on the road to Damascus), etc. However, in our high tech, aspiration economy, where the attraction is towards the rising (only), crowds are not drawn to the falling and rising system.
Apostle Paul seals this system by saying, “He gives grace (supernatural ability) to the humble.
So if you find yourself on the decline, don’t be too quick to blame Satan. It just might be God, placing you in training.
Sometimes we have to retreat in order to advance.”
Mark 6:41 King James Version (KJV)
41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
There was nothing in the natural that indicated there was sufficient resources to feed the multitude.
The same Jesus, who took the five loaves and two fishes….. who, first, looked to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves and gave to the disciples to participate in the supernatural provision, lives in you and I.
His pattern has not changed.
As part of his body, we have already been broken, blessed and given. Our job now is to SET the standard (aka raise the banner) of righteousness.
Are you tired of going it alone?