Oct6SunOctober 6, 2019
"Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask Me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me." Isa. 45:11
One thing that must be considered by the Believer is, “What’s the Big Picture?” The Big Picture can be defined as the complete or overarching purpose of life in God. What’s the end goal in all of this? Where does all of this lead to? As I’ve said before, a Believer can be in Jesus and still be lost — not knowing or pursuing the Will of God concerning their life.
Lost in the wilderness of life, they live day to day fulfilling their own desires without a clue to what God’s desires are for them. Confused as to who they are and confused as to why they are here, they live independent of God’s plan, while hoping for eternal salvation. The answers are in the Word of God but lack of interest keeps them in ignorance. To incarnate the Living Word or become the living embodiment of the Word is a constant challenge or struggle. The gravitational force of trends, fashions, ideologies, and cultures of this world’s systems are a constant stumbling block, distraction and hinderance. Demonic powers and influence strategically wage war against all that is of God and for God and makes the world a wilderness according to Isaiah chapter fourteen, verses sixteen and seventeen.
The Word of God says, “Ask Me of things to come concerning my sons (daughters included, Isa. 45:11).” God says, “Look unto Me and be ye saved (Isa. 45:22). He’s showing us the right way to life as far as living and as far as purpose. Each one of us are sign posts along the path of life for generations to come, pointing them to Jesus. To be caught up in the lap of luxuries (having need of nothing), temporary trials (they all have an expiration date), persecutions (can’t separate us from God), or lusts (fulfilling our own desires— forbidden or not — at the expense of others including God), is not only misleading but is abandoning our true calling in Christ.
There must be a strong resistance to the opposing forces of darkness and God points the way. God says, “Concerning the Work of My Hands Command Ye Me (Isa. 45:11)!” Which means He wants us intricately engaged in His Work. Jesus said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father (Jn. 14:12).”
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