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Synopsis of What We Think The Bible Tells Us pt.2
Good and joyful day today to all Christian brothers and sisters on this the day the Lord has made. Pull up a chair, pour yourself a cup of coffee, or tea, or milk, or whatever is your favorite, we’re about to slice a piece of the Bread of Life, the Word of God. And today’s slices will again, same as last week, come from many think/thoughts of Bible Teachings.
I know I said, last week, that I would have another message between part 1 and part 2 of the title What We Think the Bible Tells Us, but occurrences changed my mind.
If you recall I am examining things that we often overlook the meanings of important verses of Scripture that are instructions from God the Father. I call these dissertations “think/thoughts.”
My first “think/thought” for today I call, When a Problem Turns to a Calling.
For it we will examine: 1 Samuel 9:20 “As for the donkeys you lost three days ago, do not worry about them; they have been found. And to whom is all the desire of Israel turned, if not to you and all your father’s family?”
Saul and his servant were out seeking his father’s lost donkeys. This was symbolic of the waywardness of the nation of Israel. The people of Israel had just asked the prophet Samuel to have a king rule over them. This saddened God greatly, yet God granted their request.
Saul and his servant heard of a man of God named Samuel. “Perhaps this man of God can tell us where to find our donkeys,” said the servant. Isn’t that just like us? We seek God to solve the issues related to material life. Saul was about to receive the greatest opportunity of his lifetime. He was about to be crowned as king of Israel. His life would never be the same. What was he concerned about? His donkeys. We don’t have to be worried about the material things of life if we are about the things He’s called us to do.
When God calls us, it often involves making major adjustments in our lives. Saul went from one kind of business to another. He went from working for his father to being a king. What changes is God calling you to make today in order to join Him in His work?
Now… I do remember that I ended last weeks message with the comment, “Sometimes we believes our dreams are dead,” and that I would share with you how hearing from God was orchestrating my life better than I could.
So now, my next “think/thought” for today is The Roll of Intercession” which brings us to: Acts 21: 11-12 Coming over to us, he (Agabus) took Paul’s belt , tied his own hands and feet with it and said, “The Holy Spirit says, ‘In this way the Jews of Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles.’”
In my own personal spiritual journey, God has allowed me to come into relationship with those in the Body of Christ who are called to a greater level of intercessory prayer. God calls each of us to be intercessory prayer warriors, but I have met individuals in the Body of Christ who are called to be frontline warriors and who are more skilled in the area of intercession. These individuals often can have a gift of prophecy as part of their intercessory anointing.
Such appears to be the case of Agabus in the Book of Acts.
Agabus seems to have received a word from God, and by way of a physical demonstration, tied Paul’s belt around himself to let Paul know that he would be bound in Jerusalem if he went to this city. Agabus and the others immediately drew a conclusion that he was not to go to Jerusalem. Paul disagreed and proceeded to Jerusalem where he was, in fact, bound and beaten after giving testimony to the people and religious leaders of Jerusalem.
God calls intercessors to the role of seeing. He calls leaders to the role of interpreting actions.
A recap of today’s think/thought titles:
When a Problem turns to a Calling The Role of Intercession Seeing Through Gods Eyes Staying Connected Time to Hear The Act of Waiting Watch for God’s Messages Your Irrevocable Calling and Loose Your Donkey.
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