Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 21, 24, 26, & 28 – And God said . . .
Yesterday I shared with you how failing to rightly divide the Word of Truth can lead to misunderstanding of Biblical commands to the church, and by so doing, open the church to deception and disappointment. I’ve seen both all to frequently in my half century of ministry. In Mark 6:7-13 and Matthew 10:5-42, the commission given to Jesus’ disciples is NOT for us today (Read yesterday’s Second Miler closely).
Imagine the ecstasy you might experience if Jesus appeared to you and gave you the same commission He gave His disciples to “heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, and cast out devils” Yes, even in the New Testament church age, we are commissioned to cast our devils, and told that when we lay hands on the sick, they shall recover. But we are NOT told to raise the dead any time we choose. That would require the operation of gifts of the Spirit that are under the complete control of Holy Ghost.
Still, imagine being able to do all those things any time you chose, any place you chose, for whomever you chose. Wow! How exciting that would be! Don’t misunderstand, we should be even more excited to be a part of the New Testament Church of the Lord Jesus. But to be able to minister under such a command as this would be something to behold. My friend, if Jesus Himself were to appear to you and give you such a command, your excitement level would be beyond measuring. You would, without a doubt, experience a “You talking to me?” moment.
Only your moment would NOT be one of any doubt or incredulity. Rather it would be one of spiritual exuberance beyond imagination. I have had such moments on a few occasions in my life. Three were directly connected. In 1976 in my hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a man of God was given a word of knowledge and a word of wisdom by Holy Ghost. The things he said to me were beyond my greatest imagination. But in my heart, I knew they were from the Lord, so I held tightly to them over the years. In Sydney, Australia, 39-years later in February, 2015, after seeing much of what was said in 1976 come to pass over time, a woman of God confirmed that word, and I saw a major step in the Lord’s plan happen in only three months. Then in Jerusalem, Israel, in February 2020, another giant step of what was told me in 1976 came to pass when honored to be presented my Doctor of Divinity that came on April 30, 2020. I can tell you for a surety that on each of those occasions, I had a very deep “You talking to me?” experience. All I can tell you is, “Only God.”
Manna for Today – Genesis 1; Psalm 119:89; Proverbs 4:20-23; Mark 11:22-26; Romans 3:4