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Psalm 99 - Praising Gods fairness and Holiness, a God Who is Just and Fair.
A God that we can Trust
I just want to share with you something that came to me as I woke up yesterday morning
The first thing that entered my mind as I woke , was that Gods Spirit is everywhere
We cannot run from Him , although we do..........
I pondered on this and saw that Gods Holy Spirit is in all , He is omnipresent...Psalms 139:7-10
Matthew 28:18 1 Corinthians 3:16 Job 12:10
In other words ...there is no where , that He is not, for He created all things and by Him are
all things held (Knitted together)
Colossians 1:16 John 1:3
He is in all things
Yet many run from Him !!!
Even Christian fellows, those who have been appointed and are Priests of the living God !
You know there are many ways to run and many motives and various things to run from
These on many occassions ...may not be visible to others
I can run without you ever knowing about it...as did Jonah
Now God is in all things and there is no where ...where He is not ....correct ?
Now look at 1 Samuel 16:14
You see although there are thousands who run away from God and go in a different direction,
yet God knows about them and every motive and intention and the Spirit of God searches
hearts and scourers the earth 2 Chronicles 16:9 ESV
You have to ask the question "Can God be in satan " ?
We know that satan is the prince of the air and dwells and is allowed to reside on the creation
that God made
This would imply that although God searches, His Holy Spirit cannot reside in and dwell in
those who run in the opposite direction
Now I want to share on more thing with you
And again this came to me yesterday morning while waking
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
Something struck me here that I had never seen before...as the Holy Spirit began speaking
I've always seen this scripture as saying "God made us"
But then I began to see that there is far more to this
We and I were not just knitted together in our mothers womb, but in fact the very eggs
that fertilised and began to form......came about and were to be in our mothers.. mothers womb
And the eggs where there at creation, when mother was born
In other words,"You are as old as your mother"
Further than that God saw us before the creation of the earth and before the foundations
were ever laid
Further than that He knew and knows of every day before one of them ever came to be
And going on from that..............
He did'nt just knit together our form and our our bodies , but in fact knited together...who we
would be, our personalities, our character, our very genetic makeup
And going on from that....our life
Every day being knitted together..
Every person that we meet and when and how and what ....
Knowing what fellowship we would be woven into...
Knowing what family we would be a part of...
Knowing all things and being in all things...
With this in mind can we say "God is a fair and just God ?"
How do we view our lifes
You know this is all about "Trust"
In the end would we have done it better ...if we could shape and mould our own lifes ?
As many do ...who run away ?
Is is not I who sometimes hides behind a cloud , rather than God ?
(Quote)This would imply that although God searches, His Holy Spirit cannot reside in and dwell in
those who run in the opposite direction(Unquote)
I must add that the Holy Spirit can and does dwell in those who run in the opposite direction and I correct myself
We can do the opposite of what the Holy Spirit directs
But it depends to what we run too
In Sauls case he ran to other things that might quensh his thirst
he ran "In his heart" to other gods and in this God gave Saul over Romans 1:24
Saul was full of rage and anger, resentment and bitterness, jealousy and rivalry
In this was Sauls end and what he desired become his god
ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED
Yes good train of thought Rachael
This may be what fuels the concept or theory of "Once saved always saved"
Im not saying that God changes His mind or that God lies, no indeed God cannot be anything
but who He is and He does what He is and says what He is
But in the coming to salvation ....is exactly what it states
"WE come to salvation"
God initiates and begins His work in us , long before salvation
God initiates the relationship to His Bride
THEN we respond...at some point in time and we say "Yes, I will"
We will ...and our will lines into or towards "Gods Will"
THEN we begin the ongoing salvation, the ongoing relationship as we do not want to get
"Luke Warm" and forsake our first love (Referring to the letters to the Churches in revelations)
I find it difficult when talking to people who seem to always be right, they know the greek and hebrew and the context of every bible verse back to front and inside out
But seem unwilling to learn anything new or see things in a different Light
It remind sme of the wineskin Luke 5:33-39
The skin expands to allow more in much like the bigger barn except with the bigger barn it means
we act and participate and work with, whereas the wineskin will naturally take on more but even that
requires that we take in more and that in itself requires action
But if the skin is already full then how can it take in more ?
Will it ? or will it not ?
CHILDRENS ACTION SONGS
While on holiday I went to an Ishmael concert and one of the songs was "Build a bigger barn"
Thats a great action childrens song and That in affect is our "faith"
"Childrens ....Action...Song" = CAS
To have the faith of a child to have a barn that is able to store up all that God may want to
offer in at any one time in our lifes
Good ...bad fruit
This sunday the message was about "the foolish man" Luke 12:16-21
And in that time and region of the world , the harvest was collected and stored but a tenth
was put aside ...some of the harvest was left for the poorer of the community to take
But this man being greedy wanted to build bigger barns to store his food to give himself
plenty for the years to come , even though the stored harvest would deteriorate over time and
be no good to anyone
And in the same way this parable can be applied to nations and countries
Materialistic and monetary corruption where things are stored for future use, not sparing anything
for the poor or the needy
Countries where money is poured in only to be eaten up and where the politics of the country
stop the poor getting what should be theirs (the bigger barn store)
THE BIGGER BARN can be a heart that stores up pride, arrogance, greed, selfishness, hate,
and shall we go on...
Then we can turn it around too "Believers"
We sometimes need that "Childrens...Action...Song"
In other words ...to believe like a child ...in child like faith
To have a bigger barn to store up all that God has to offer
"What does my barn contain? "
Nothing is impossible for God, but
That does not mean God works against His creation
God can turn a stone into bread , a cold heart into a soft heart
One example is of a man walking around in London during the busy rush hour with his friend
And He said to his friend "Can you hear the cricket ?"
The friend replied " No? what cricket ?"
The man took his friend to a hanging flower basket on the other side of the road and showed his friend
the cricket chirping away in the hanging basket
"Wow " his friend replied..."How did you hear that , amongst all the traffic noise and confusion ? "
"I used to live in the country side" the man replied, "And Im used to hearing the sound of
At that monent someone dropped a bag full of coins onto the pavement and the crowd of
shoopers looked around
And the question is 'what are we tuned into ? "
God could create an island with homes for all the homeless people in the world with al, that they
would ever need and it would hit the world headlines
"Island and buildings appear from nowhere....is this a miracle ? "
But I wonder if anyone would use the island or the buildings or would it be taken over by a
monopoly empire to create more wealth and bigger barns for those already wealthy ?
Nothing is impossible for God except that .....God can only move as fast as people are willing
'where is God when i need him' well....it isnt about where is God, as already said, God is
everywhere, always present, maybe it is about where are YOU,
Yes people turn to God when needing Him
And are faced with the vacuum that has occurred during the time when they did'nt need Him
Suddenly they see the barrier that was there , but only seen once they need Him
Nothing is impossible for God , now read Mark 6:4-5
Build a bigger barn and fill it with "Child..Action...Song"