Turning “Led” into Gold – Part 15

Let us learn to be led by Holy Spirit.  The blessings are immeasurable.

Isaiah 1:19 – If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.

Proverbs 13:22 says, “A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.”  Take a moment and read this verse once again, slowly.  I pray you see the significance of the words.  This is the Word of God.  Are you a son of God?  Are you a good man  (or woman)?  Are you just before the Lord?  I pray your answers to all three questions are “yes.”  My intention in asking these questions, and offering my conjecture as to your answer is in no way to judge or condemn, but to draw your attention to God’s desire for you.  Your heavenly Father holds as His highest desire for you that you prosper and be in health as your soul prospers.  He truly desires that your life be so blessed and abundantly provisioned that you can leave an inheritance for your grandchildren, and that the wealth of the sinner find its way into your possession.

At this point, perhaps we should examine another Scripture that helps to define a “good man.”  Psalm 37:23 declares that the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.  It should be clear that God considers a good man to be one who is obedient to Him.  This should establish the truth that obedience to the Lord, that is, being led by the Lord, puts one in a place to be blessed with abundance. 

The ore I study and meditate upon the Word of God, the more amazed I am.  The longer I live and walk in obedience to the Lord for my life, the more amazed I am.  The more I witness the divine connection between obedience to the Lord and the manifestation of His power to provision and prosper me, the more amazed I am.  Let it be known to all, far and wide, that our God is an amazing God.  He has spoken, and He will fulfill all that He has said.  God and His Word are One.  And through Jesus Christ and His work of redemption, He has made us to be one with Him and the Father.  It seems that every way you look, Father has a plan of great blessing, provision, and plenty for His people.  So, why would His people live or act in any way that could thwart His will for their life?  It makes no sense, but neither does sin, sickness, or poverty.  Oh, how glorious the knowledge that He redeemed us from all of that when He redeemed us from the curse of the law.  We are free in Jesus.  And that freedom is more precious than gold.  Oh, the joy in knowing we can enjoy that freedom AND have the abundance of provision needed to do all the work of the kingdom of God.

Manna for Today – Isaiah 1; 3 John 2; Exodus 13:18; Exodus 15:13-18; Isaiah 48:21-22; Romans 8:14; Isaiah 55:11-13; Galatians 5:16-26; Ephesians 4:8; 1 Peter 1:7

Turning “Led” into Gold – Part 14

Perhaps you need to set aside time to listen.

Isaiah 1:19 – If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.

I remember a line from a popular secular song many years ago.  The words were, “people hearing without listening,” and the song was “The Sound of Silence.”  There was a time between the days of Malachi and the first advent of Jesus in which our Father was silent indeed.  But when He sent Jesus into the world, that silence ended.  Neither during His earthly ministry, His passion, or since His ascension has there been such a silence.  He has given us His Word, and He has sent Holy Ghost to teach us, remind us, and reveal to us the truth of His Word so we can live victoriously through Him. 

Yet in our world today, and I speak more precisely of the church world, it seems that for many we have entered into a time of protracted silence from the throne room of God.  The reality is that nothing could be further from the truth.  There should be no doubt in any believer concerning the truth and unalterable estate of God’s Word.  If God said it, that settles it!  And that statement is true, whether one believes it or not.  The Word of God is settled forever in heaven.  Among the great truths that need to be kept at the forefront of todays teaching and preaching in the church is that Jesus is coming again.  Father God knows when that day and hour is.  No one else does.  But knowing that Father knows should be all the impetus needed for the believer to understand that the coming of Jesus for His church is getting closer every day. 

For that to happen, the church must be made ready.  Many must awaken, trim their lamps and light them.  Many souls must come into the kingdom of God.  And we are commanded that in these days we are not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is, but to exhort one another, and the more so as we see that day approaching.  The couch may be comfortable, but the couch is not the place for the impartation of God’s power that is needful in this hour.  It is the church where our needed impartation will take place.  Covid-19, government rules and regulations, and fear in general MUST give way to faith in God.  God’s itinerary has not changed.  The church MUST arise in obedience to the call of the Lord.  The Bridegroom IS coming.  Father is waiting with abundance set in store for the “willing and obedient.” I don’t know when that day and hour is, but until then, I will work as though it is tomorrow, and plan as though it will not be in my lifetime.  I WILL BE OBEDIENT.  Join me!

Manna for Today – Isaiah 1; 3 John 2; Exodus 13:18; Exodus 15:13-18; Isaiah 48:21-22; Romans 8:14; Isaiah 55:11-13; Galatians 5:16-26; Ephesians 4:8; 1 Peter 1:7