THIS STUDY IS A COMPOSITION OF EXTRACTS COMPILED TOGETHER, think of it like a play with various scenes, (one scene taken from "Rudyard Kipling)
Person 3 - Storms of Life
Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the
weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.'"
And so we go to the time when the Church of old was in the land of canaan and they were to
drive out the enemy nations but instead they disobeyed and so God says : in Judges
3:4They were left to test the Israelites to see whether they would obey the Lord’s
commands, which he had given their forefathers through Moses.
And so the " type" of Church , that is the Israelites were being transformed and not to
conform to the world
For although we are in the world we are not of the world Romans 12:2
And so the Church of old was left to be tested to see if they would be obedient to the "Word"
But they worshipped the gods of these other nations, of wood and stone
And soon the weeds grew over them , the enemy grew around them and surrounded them
That which they had conformed to and worshipped became their "spiritual enemy"
The storms of life in the testing times were bigger and greater than they but not greater
than He "who is God"
The enemies of God were left in the (world) land of canaan to test Gods people to see if
any would obey
Remember the Lord while you are young and do not rage in anger against The Lord "O infant
humble yourself and I will test you in order to know what was in your heart,
That is even though I know your heart and what you will do, I am waiting to see how you
react and how you cope
Do not let those thorns rise up and become your god instead of me, for that god will lead
you away from me and the seed that you have worked so hard for and on will be scattered
As to Jerusalem was scattered among the nations
Fields of Gold
"O to be in the fields of Gold, in the promised land, that land flowing with milk and honey"
To stay close to my Love, to walk with God in His Rest
To rest in His arms
He cries out in the streets "Come to me"
But they walk away from Him and seek others
They adulterate with others while their lover watches on
Yet shall You scatter themn to the north and the south , to the east and the west
You scatter Your seed throughout the earth that one day they might come back to you
And when that time comes they shall walk back to You and to their homeland
The Church of Old being a type of Church with Moses as the mediator
So to as you scattered the seed Lord across the world , You also planted your Church
The Church Of Jesus Christ who is the Mediator
That in the latter days your people might seek You and come back to Your heart
As You scattered the seed , You are scattering the seed and will in the latter times
And you have done so that Your people might be in all nations and all parts of the world proclaiming the gospel
Like beacon Lights spread across the globe
AS too You so much want all to be in your rest as You rest
And return to You so that You can bring healing to their land
2 Chronicles 7:14
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land
Person 4- The Remnant
The perils of the sea's and putting the command and authority into God Hands
To be still and know that He is God
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream---and not make dreams your master;
If you can think---and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And---which is more---you'll be a Man, my son!
How Can I believe ?
O how can I believe that Jesus calms the storm of the Christian Life when this very thing
means stepping into a boat of faith and launching out on a voyage of mystery
How can I believe that once the storm does begin that He will calm it ?
When I will not know until it happens and before that time all I can do is have the belief
and faith that He will
What can I refer to that would tell me and reassure me ? a book ?
Or The Holy Spirit speaking to me ? or could it be the "Book" and the "Holy Spirit" ?
I want to know now by intellectual understanding rather than when the time comes !
A day in the Life of
I went to a staff teamwork event today ,
O I hate those events, we're supposed to be building each other up and creating a team yet
afterwards when its all died down its just the same as before
That person I don't get on with ? ...well...I still don't
I was supposed to fall backwards into his arms and trust him that he would catch me !
I bet he was tempted to move out of the way ...yeah ..but others were watching...so he could'nt
Besides I would have sued him...and the company..
But for a split second even I doubted that he would catch me as I fell backwards and put my
future health and life in his hands...yeah...that right,,, the person I weally weally don't get
on with ..haaaaaaaaa...they put me with him on purpose to test me
Dangers of The Sea's
Ive heard of the dangers of the sea's and those leviathan monsters that frolic there
I don't think I will step out into the waters today...maybe tomorrow
I've heard of the terrible dangers of storms and the deep, tomorrow I,ll go out
Ive heard the monsters are 1 mile long and have enormous teeth like a shark
I tell you the truth, I think I shall stay here for a while until my faith has built up
Don't ships sink ? what if I am harmed ? I can't sue God can I ?
No , I,ll go tomorrow
Can I have a Word ?
Who was it and is it that can stop the sun and the moon in its movement ? Joshua 10:13
If I can stop the sun and the moon can I not all the more calm the oceans ? Matthew 8:26
The Lord Speaks
8“Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb,
9when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness,
10when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place,
11when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt’?
And so the Lord turned the captivity of Job around Genesis 14:12
So too he was released from afflictions and calamities and from Satans hold
He was given twice as much as before (By God)
But what of before ? had this lesson in Jobs life been forgotten ?
No far from it, it is written in the scrolls to be a lesson for future generations that others
on the same voyage might learn from it
Lets recap on Job...
The depths of the sea ...how deep they are, why did this storm of life hit me ? and what will
become of me ? the thing I feared has come upon me !
Why did I step out ?
I have sunk down to the deepest despair
Job 42:10After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord made him prosperous again and gave
him twice as much as he had before.
The Land of Canaan
O to stray and let the enemy grow as thorns around and surround that the fear of the wave
causes me to sink
Now I ... in the land of milk and honey find myself cast out and scattered to a foreign land
Jeremiah 29:7 And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away
captive, and pray to the LORD for it; for in its peace you will have peace.