If Father has a Word just for you, He knows where you live.
Acts 9:10 – And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.
God has a Word for you; a special Word, and it’s just for you. It is “the Word of God,” or “The Bible.” There are some things you must know about “The Bible.” Every word in the Bible is truly recorded, but every word in the Bible is not true. Example – it is truly recorded what Samson told Delilah about how to lose his strength, yet he lied to her on two occasions. Still, “The Bible” is God’s Word to you personally. Receive it, believe it, meditate upon it, allow it to establish faith and life in you.
God can, and does at times, bring a special word to certain individuals, or groups of people. These come as a word of wisdom, a word of knowledge, or even in prophetic utterances. When a word from the Lord comes in such a manner, it is for those to whom He spoke, and not for the general body of Christ. Example – the word of the prophet Agabus to Paul the Apostle; the word of the prophet Nathaniel to King David; the word of Samuel to Saul of his rejection as king. The body of Christ can learn from these words, but they are not given to the body of Christ at large, but to individual(s).
At this point I come to a situation of our time, that before this current age, could not have existed as it now does. It is the injection of social media into the kingdom of God. What should be the injection of the kingdom of God in the world, in media, in social media, in business, in education, and every other arena of life has today become the injection of all those things into the church. And my friend, those injections have, I am sure, upset at many levels the balance of the church and the impact it should be having. My words here are not intended to attack the motives of good, Christian people who post so many good things in social media. I do, however, have somewhat to say about WHAT is often posted on social media, and one of the negative ways I believe it has impacted the church.
I’m sure you’ve seen such posts such as, “Today is going to be a day of recovery of things lost.” And even addendums like, “Pass this on to at least ten other people so it can come to pass in your life.” It looks kind, perhaps sounds encouraging, but is, in fact, powerless and ineffectual well-wishing to those that read it, and though unintentional, has entered into a kind of witchcraft. Generalizations like that are dangerous to the body of Christ, its integrity, and its honor. If you have a word of God for the body of Christ, make it clear. If you have one for an individual, make it clear. Avoid the generalities.
Manna for Today – Acts 9:1-18