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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Where do we go?

Where do you go when you don't know what to do? What do you do when there is no answer available? If you have never reached that place in life, you will. When the rug of "normalcy" is snatched out from under you and there is no peace in your heart, only turmoil and anger...then there is God. Not the one you thought HE was, but the one who "is." Jesus is!
"Jesus IS the answer for the World today, above Him there is no other, Jesus is THE WAY!" (per Andre Crouch's song "Jesus is the answer") Jesus, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit never change. Jesus is the same "yesterday, today, and forever." Truth NEVER changes! We may be able to manipulate people and circumstances for a while, but not forever. When it all comes crashing down, you will cry out for help - but to Whom?
Sometimes on this Earth, we ARE the hands and the feet and the mouthpiece of God. The church is His Body. The head tells the Body what to do, unless there is a problem with the central nervous system. The central nervous system is the communication to the body. Are we communicating with the head? When nerves are severed or removed, there is no feeling. We are to walk by faith, not by feeling. Who can repair the body when it is "damaged goods." A Doctor can do this or that, but God determines the outcome.
God has given a language to His people, it is a gift from Him to us. We can speak in tongues when we choose to do so. The spirit gives the utterance, but we have the ability to speak or to be silent. We have the choice to accept the gift from God or to quench it. The Apostle Paul said "I pray in tongues more than you all." A prayer language or tongues are an "unknown language." If you know what you are saying (the language), then it is not tongues.
Why do people have problems receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit? Well, many times it is because of their intellect. Tongues do not make sense to a rational mind. It is God doing a work through you, not an intellectual process. The min tries to "figure it out" and then to do it. God says "Speak!" If we ask God for a fish, He will Not give us a serpent. If we ask God for Bread, HE will NOT give us a stone. "Whatever things you desire when you pray, believe that you received them and you SHALL have them." That is God's word, we must simply believe, accept, and receive. In the words of Smith Wigglesworth...."Only Believe!" All things are possible to him (her implied) who believes.
What do you want? Many times, that is the difficult, or the most difficult question to answer. Many times, we don't really know what we want. That is why we need to go to God. That is why we need to pray in the spirit (that is to say, "in tongues").
When a baby is born, the child cannot speak in a language that is "known" but the parent "KNOWS" that it is either gas, hunger, a need to be held (loved), or a diaper change. Even though the child cannot speak, the Father (and Mother) know what to do. If you being earthly know this, then how much more you Heavenly Father?
I remember as a child that when something broke, if I took it to my Daddy, he would usually be able to fix it. God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we could think or imagine. His ways are higher than our ways. Run to Jesus! Call on His name and He will answer you!

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