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.
Jesus Redeemed me from the curse, no poverty, no lack in my house.
Wealth and riches in my home, the devil is rebuked for my sake.
Father daily loads me with benefits, He takes pleasure in my increase.
I love being redeemed,
and I give my Lord all the glory.
We are about to embark on the greatest adventure and outpouring of God’s Spirit! This month the Holy Spirit is asking us to examine ourselves/take inventory so as God’s Vessels we can take our part and place in the Body of Christ!
Scriptures to meditate on:
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
Psalm 26:4 Lord you can scrutinize me. Refine my heart and probe my every thought. Put me to the test and you will find it is true.
2 Cor 10:6 It is written, and having a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
1 Peter 4:17 For judgement begins at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
Psalm 139: 23, 24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me of unbelief and lead me in the way everlasting.
2 Timothy 2:4 No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of (civilian) life: his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him (God)! DO ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!