HERE ARE SOME OTHER IMPORTANT SCRIPTURES LAID UPON MY HEART FOR MINISTRY..
ISAIAH 52:6 6 Therefore my people will know my name; therefore in that day they will know that it is I who foretold it. Yes, it is I.”
The beauty of knowing God is that His nature and perfections, along with His faithfulness will ALWAYS, not sometimes but ALWAYS fulfil His promises made. Our God is not a partial God who lies and deceives us, NO!! Unlike the people around you He will say something and keep to His word from the beginning to the end (the Alpha and Omega) and so in Him alone do I trust and keep my focus on, because only with God can I make it in life and not man. He knows every little thing about us and knows what’s going to happen before we know. He is just an awesome wonderful God in who I trust and with Him I know and believe I have what I need.
His power in delivering people out bondage, and the justice in punishing their enemies, is another reason why I’ve learnt to accept that people will hurt you and do your wrong but it is not right to fight evil with evil but leave it to God to handle the battle for you and is your spirit is pure and your heart bears no grudges or that of malicious thoughts He will by all means handle it. Yes we are human and have feelings but there is no use in lowering yourself to the standards of those who do you wrong.
I learnt that a while ago that even though I may want them to be hurt too, it won’t take away what they had initially done to me. So by praying and handing it over to God gave me peace and strength to overcome it all. It is not easy, and patience and renewal of thoughts is essential to try to work on getting through it. But always remember God knows best and will by all means handle them in His own time, not yours.
TRUST IN GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART... From this verse one can say that it is said that the people of God are delivered from the antichristian slavery bondage, and when Babylon is fallen, that all the promises God has spoken are yea and amen. Another reminder that with God He keeps His promises and never goes back on His word, once it has been said will come to pass.
ISAIAH 60-1:3 60 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. 2 See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. 3 Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.
Light has come and so God tells His people to respond to it and arise and shine, whenever God calls us with obedience we must always respond to His call.
After the thick and desperate darkness described in Isaiah 59:9-10, this is the glorious rescue from the redeemer. The wonderful works of our Almighty God, He really does care and protect His own through the good times and the bad times He is with us, never lose hope. Remember at times to get to the blessings we will be put through tests, why? Because God wants to see if really we are spiritually mature, ready and able to handle what it is He wants to bless us with. If we aren’t quite ready He will simply hold onto it and when He is sure we are capable will bless us with it. Because we have shown we are ready, willing and prepared.
We receive God’s light and then we have a service to put forth. We can’t shine until our light has come, and so once our light shines we must share it all over.
In darkness there is no joy, but misery and slow movements, laying down in sorrow, whereas in light you rise and do good and your light shines brightly for all to see. When the act of God comes we must follow through and obey at all times.
As there is no earthly light this is the light that emanates from the glory of the Lord. The light of God in transfiguration was indeed special when His face shone like the sun and His clothes were white as light (Matthew 17:2). Such a lovely picture to imagine and why it is soo important to act on God’s calling for your life to not miss it.
Gentleness shall come to your light, when the Lord lifts up His glorious light over Israel, the gentiles nations shall see it and be attracted to the light. Even the kings will all be attracted. This was ultimately fulfilled in the millennial Kingdom of God, when Israel was lifted upon nations. Be ready for when God wants to lift you higher than ever before and more importantly do so in a humble way, for what God gives He can as well take away from us.
MATTHEW 5:16 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
‘LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE BEFORE MEN’:
That the light of the gospel which He had communicated to the disciples, was via spiritual knowledge of the mysteries of grace, which He has favoured them with, were to be openly declared and made manifest before men. To keep in mind as stated before the light within them was not to be kept for their own private use, but for the public good of mankind.
When God blesses you, do not keep it to yourself share it and make a difference, because you are uniquely called it is important to do it to the best of your ability like no other. Serve Him giving your all and not some of you.
‘THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS’: Zeal, plainness and openness, their sincerity, faithfulness, integrity, courage, diligence and industry in preaching the gospel was strict and nothing but the truth, honouring Christ and reaching out to many souls with the doctrine of grace. Doing God’s work the best way they knew how and that is what was important and still is for us today. Do not do the work half heartedly but to give your all and lean on God to help guide you and strengthen you.
‘AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN’: Ministration of Gospel has been blessed for illumination of minds of men, through conviction of the state and their regeneration, conversion, sanctification and comfort. May we give praise to God and bless His name for qualifying and sending the Gospel ministers to show unto them the way of salvation. Praise God. Very important to take away from this is that the word was made and is made useful to them and us for communicating spiritually with God, in turn giving life, joy and comfort to us all. God is too good and the Bible is our blueprint in life our manual to show us how to live and how to stay on the right path to reach our individual destinations.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
‘Before I formed you in the belly I knew thee’:
He knows all the people well before their conception and birth. He has a special love and affection, He knows them that are His and pre destined them into eternal life. That is one thing I love and find fascinating about God’s works and how He loves us all so dearly.
‘BEFORE THOU COMES FORTH OUT OF THE WOMB I SANCTIFIED THEE’: By separating Him in His eternal purposes and decrees to the offices of a prophet before He was born and even before the world began, just as apostle Paul was separated for the Gospel of God (Romans 1:1).
‘I ORDAINED THEE A PROPHET UNTO THE NATIONS’: Not to the Israelites only, but to others who went against the word or lacked understanding who God really was. Ordained of Him to be a prophet was done in eternity, in the mind and thought of God, He was foreordained to this office before the foundation of the world, of which a declaration was made unto Him when He was now called into it.
The beauty of God and His work is just soo amazing; do not miss your calling for things of the world. Whatever is not of God doesn’t last and isn’t worth it because all good things come from God.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL