Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Hear and Believe
Bible teacher was ministering and from my notes I present a digested message:
are in a season of the times when the situations that trouble us, must be countered
with Faith knowing God is in control.
the Holy Spirit to minister to you and apply the Word of God to your
understand conflict and how people twist the scriptures.When they see how God is blessing
others, suddenly jealousy shows up.
knew the dull ears of the people in his day were hard of hearing truth.They chose to believe a lie because it was
Habakkuk 1:5"Look, you scoffers, and watch, and
be utterly amazed, and perish; for I am working a work in your days which you
will not believe, though it is told you.
Habakkuk himself even
wondered if God hears and will save His people from destruction.Habakkuk had no answer except to wait and see
what God would do.
We all face problems in life, but
God says He will take care of the problem - - and if we honor Him, that He will
Proverbs 3:9-11Honor the LORD with thy substance, and with
the first fruits of all your increase: So shall thy barns be filled with
plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. My son, despise not the
chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
It is important not to envy sinners when they seem to be blessed more than us.Know that God is watching both them and our
attitude toward the unsaved.Do not
allow doubt and fear to defeat you when you are having a trial.
John the Baptist found
himself in prison because he preached against sin and upset the Kings
wife.He had been preaching that Jesus
was the Messiah and had baptized Jesus, heard God’s voice and seen the presence
of the Holy Spirit; but now he doubted.
sent his followers to ask Jesus, “Are you the one or do we seek another?”Jesus told them to go back and tell John, the
blind see, the deaf hear and the Kingdom
of God is at hand.
John probably knew he would
die in prison, but he wanted assurance that he had fulfilled his calling.John honored Jesus even in prison; and was
greatly encouraged after hearing what was being done.
2 Kings 4:8-37 is the Story
of Elisha and the great woman who built an added room on the wall of her home
as a resting place for the prophet.Elijah
asked what may I do for you, but she refused saying her needs were met. Gehazi, Elisha’s servant mentioned the woman is
barren and without a child; so Elisha told the woman, after a season, you shall
embrace a child, and after a time a son was born.The boy grew up, but sadly one day he suffered a sun
stroke and died.
What a let down – the promise
was NO more.The great woman refused to accept
defeat and confronted Elisha until God raised her son from the dead and was
given back to her alive.
Habakkuk was discouraged with
a heavy burden.Disaster was all around, and
that “feeling” of being let down, was more than he could bear.God responds, “Not to worry, I will raise up
the Chaldeans for they are terrible, swift and fierce to punish my sinful
people.You won’t even believe it though
you will hear it.
Our job today is to Worship,
repent and pray.Be intentional as you
pray for our leaders.
Don’t be moved by
what you see. Trust in God and Believe His Word.