In February a woman who was once on the staff of the White House started a reality program on television. On her inaugural show she went after Vice President Mike Pence. She slammed Mr. Pence because he claimed that God “spoke” to him. The so-called “ladies” on the “View” repeated the story and claimed that Mr. Pence might be insane. They approved of Mr. Pence praying to God but they think he is crazy for claiming God speaks to him.
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
How does God lead His people if He’s not permitted to speak to them? Those who will oppose the faithless voices and yield to the leading of the Lord will be dealt with as God’s own sons. Believer’s who want to be led of the Spirit will face much criticism from the religious and the heathen. Folks who are led of the Spirit cannot stop what they’re doing and explain everything they are given to do. If you think the devil is just going to step aside and let us have an uninterrupted relationship with Jesus, you need to read your Bible again.
Isaiah 55:12 You shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace.
The number one way God leads His people is with peace. Now peace is not the absence of problems, it is the presence of the Lord. Our personal relationship with Jesus is founded on having the peace of God and having peace with God. A relationship with Jesus comes to maturity when His peace begins to manifest. So, the key to having peace with Jesus is to make Him the Lord or the boss of your life. As long as you follow Him you will have a manifestation of His peace. If you begin to stray from His will, your peace with Him will begin to ebb.
Psalm 2:1 Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing?
The heathen have no peace and so they are in a constant state of turmoil. Their reality is all about the vain and useless things they wish were true. They fabricated their own brand of truth to give themselves a sense of peace, howbeit a false peace, but that’s all they have. They are wise and well educated, if they have no peace to lead them then no one has peace. It never seems to occur to them that they might be wrong and the deplorable Christians might have something they don’t. So, if we ask a believing believer if they hear God’s voice and they say yes, who’s the insane one? The one who believes God’s Word or the one who does not.
John 10:4 When Jesus sends out His sheep, He goes before them and His sheep follow Him because they know His voice.
Jesus said we would know His voice so we don’t have to guess or wonder. He will see to it that the willing heart hears exactly what He is saying. Jesus goes before us, He goes out front and then calls back instructions. We are sheep not cattle, if we were cows He would drive us. We are His children because we know His voice, too many folks don’t hear Him because to them He is a stranger.
December 8, 2019
Lord You are heaven's bookkeeper, You have a record of every good deed.
And You never forget a seed sown because You are Lord of the harvest.
If I should meet You before I reap, I will my harvest to my family.
For You have taught me Your Word and no one can take it from me. You give me all things richly to enjoy.
Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat, drink the sweet drink, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
1. Separation from Family and Friends. (Examples: Military, Prison,
2. Praying against loneliness and isolation. (Yourself/Others)
3. Communication Romans 12:10 Act in love; prefer one another in honor.
4. Peace of God will reign in our homes.
1. Pray about unrealistic expectations of buying and receiving gifts.
2. Ask God for strategies and ideas that fit your budget and talents.
3. Pray for wisdom about what organizations you can help and be realistic about how much money you can spend toward their need.
4. Pray for increase in finances. God will supply all our needs through
1. Peace of God throughout this Season
2. Protection for all from enemies seen and unseen
3. Praying for God assignments
4. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with us!