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Don't Miss God's Special Blessing For You
by Steve Countryman
11/02/2012 / Christian Living
Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." God has chosen you for this place and time, Esther 4:14 "for such a time as this." Joel 2:25-32 "I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten, the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm, my great army that I sent among you. 26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the Lord your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed. 27 Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the Lord your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed. 28 "And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. 29 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. 30 I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 31 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. 32 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the Lord has said, even among the survivors whom the Lord calls."
We are living in the last of the last days. A great awakening of God's children has begun. Jesus has "shaken to awaken" His church body in our country of the United States. God uses the wicked to bring Him glory. God has been using wicked politicians and wicked people of influence to help waken His children. This great awakening is moving all over the earth. God is moving and is pouring out His Spirit all over the world unlike anything the world has ever seen and will never see again! We who are His children are here for God's purpose and will to be fulfilled. Not just to survive, get by or to witness these last day events but to be included and participate in them. This is the most spectacular time to be alive because of what God is doing. This is the time to rejoice and praise God for all that He has planned. "The harvest is great but the workers are few".
Sad that there are those Christians who every time you talk to them they seem to be totally defeated, beat up and on their last leg. All they ever say is how they can't wait until Jesus comes again. That things are so bad everywhere that surely the Lord is coming any minute. They don't know how they can hang on any longer. What they are doing is giving the Devil way too much credit talking about the wicked sinful world that is getting worse. They destroy their own testimony to the lost when they open their mouths. Why would the unsaved want our Jesus if all they heard from us was about our misery? They have plenty of their own. Where is our victory? They instead should see the hope that lives in each of us. That even in tough times and times of despair that our God is greater than all of the world's problems. That our God is the only answer to the salvation of the world that you can bank on because God never fails. Our hope is not found in our president or government leaders. It cannot found in science, man's wisdom or any worldly thing. Our hope and our future is only found in Jesus Christ.
It all has to do with our obedience. Praying and seeking God daily to hear Him more clearly with a sensitive spirit and the gift of discernment. Walking in reverential fear along God's path, by His Word, in alignment and agreement of His scripture, led by His Holy Spirit, a life worthy of His call with a dedicated and committed heart. So when God has a task for us that we respond obediently, timely, correctly, without hesitation and with a willing loving heart. Jesus said in John 14:12 "Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father."
The Bible tells us 365 times not to fear or be afraid. That is one for each and every day of the year. For if you walk in fear and not in faith you are walking in sin. Romans 14:23 "everything that does not come from faith is sin." Fear robs you of your blessings and God's promises in your life. Fear will trap, enslave and rule over you, turning you into a useless Christian. This is the most exciting time in history to experience God's awesome earth and soul shaking power. We who are His children have all been picked by God for a time and place such as this to fulfill His destiny and His will in us, to us, for us, with us and through us! We are not here to fail, faulter, quit, give up, give in , compromise away, abandon our beliefs, hide, condone wickedness in our silence, be abused or ignore the Holy Spirit. We are here to show the world and to display in our every day lives the outrageous, mighty, powerful, forgiving, immeasurable, unfailing, unmatched, perfect, unchanging, extravagant, lavish, unselfish, giving and everlasting love of God the Father. What a challenge and privilege to do such a thing.
You don't have to be a perfect Christian to do so as no one is save Christ. But being a Christian is to be a practicing Christian who tries every day to be the best ambassador and kingdom representatives that you can be. Your journey along God's path is not an easy one but one full of challenges and troubles. God never promised a smooth ride along His path but He did promise that you would never have to go it alone for God is ALWAYS with you. This is not the time to be afraid but a time to rejoice, be glad and praise the Lord. Give God the praise and the glory daily for being your God, King of kings, Lord of lords and Lord of hosts. For God alone is worthy of all of your praise and worship especially in these last days! It is time to stand on the Word of the Lord and not to miss out on ANY special blessings that God has set aside for YOU!
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