Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | September 29, 2011

ROOTS OF BITTERNESS

Roots

You yourselves know how we lived in Egypt and how we passed through the countries on the way here.  You saw among them their destestable images and idols of wood and stone, of silver and gold.  Make sure there is no man or woman, clan or tribe among you today whose heart turns away from the LORD our God to go and worship the gods of those nations; make sure there is no root among you that produces such bitter poison.  (Deuteronomy 29: 16-18) (see also Romans 3: 9-18; Ephesians 4: 20-32; Hebrews 12: 15)

Moses cautioned that the day that the Hebrews chose to turn from God, a root would be planted that would produce bitter poison.  When we decide/choose to do what we know is wrong, we plant an evil seed that begins to grow out of control, eventually yielding a crop of sorrow, pain, and misery which can continue into our future generations (as a generational curse).

Gall (wormwood) is a bitter, poisonous herb and is used figuratively to mean a bitter punishment.  Gall and vinegar were offered to Jesus on the cross (Matthew 27: 34), but He REFUSED the drink.  Each of us can prevent the seeds of sin from taking root in our heart.  When we have done something wrong, CONFESS it to God immediately.  If that seed (i.e. anger, malice, gossip, not forgiving, offense, defense, envy, control, worry, fear, etc.) never finds fertile soil, its bitter fruit will never ripen.


Responses

  1. Excellent message, clearly written. It is an anointed word of truth Judy.

    And thanks for the link. We are close to getting out new website here at FCM. When finished, we will add you as a link for our readers.

    Have a blessed day my sister and friend.

    • I am so excited to see that you and Bev are now LIVE a couple times a month with FRESH BREAD from heaven being deposited into all who care to hear God’s message for the church today.

      For any of you reading, I enourage you to check out the Link to Ras and Bev’s website!

      God bless you both as you go forward in faith.

  2. Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 4:25 AM
    To: judy@willtheseboneslive.com
    Subject: Happy Jewish New Year from Jerusalem!

    Shalom Dear Judy,

    As I’m writing you from the Jerusalem All Nations Convocation, sitting in the lobby of the Ramat Rachel Hotel, I can’t help but be amazed at what I’m seeing.

    Close to 4000 people from 150 nations, including China, Taiwan, India, Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia have arrived in Jerusalem to participate these days in the All Nations Convocation during the Jewish High Holidays.

    The unity among believers is amazing and the diversity is in full celebration, as I see so many believers from literally all over the world, coming together to pray for Israel and Jerusalem and worship Yeshua in the city of the great King!

    I have the great privilege of being a member of the International Counsil of Elders (ICE). We represent our countries with the purpose of praying together, to bring a report on what’s going on in our nations these days and also to receive a prophetic vision for the upcoming year.

    We’ve always been hearing amazing reports from the elders, many of whom are leading great ministries in India, China, Vietnam, Africa, South America, etc.

    Hundreds of young people from all over Israel participated in Youth Night, where we heard some truly powerful testimonies from Arab Christians as well as from young Jewish believers from the Land.

    Isaac, our youth pastor, and I were asked to preach and teach during the main services and Pastor Tom Hess, founder and director of Jerusalem House of Prayer For All Nations, has asked me personally to conduct Yom Kippur services for a group of 300 delegations from South Korea and U.S.

    Please keep us in your prayers, as we have some more meetings where we’re going to be teaching.

    We bless you richly from Jerusalem and
    wish you an abundant 5772 year
    (Jewish calendar)!

    With love in Yeshua,

    Israel & Victoria Pochtar

    • This EXCITES me!!! 4000 from 150 nations all in Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!

      As I read this, the story of Peter out fishing all night and not catching a single thing popped into my thoughts. The passage is in Luke 5: 1-10. When Peter was obedient to the direction Jesus gave; Jesus released His glory into the situation and the catch was so great, Peter had to beckon the partners to help bring the the netted fish in and there were so MANY…BOTH ships were FILLED so that they began to sink! WOW!

      When Simon Peter saw this he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. In verse 11, Jesus said to Peter, “FEAR NOT; from henceforth thou shalt catch men!” Jesus is the SAME, yesterday, today, and forever. As we obey what has been provided to us as a guide (God’s Word and our example is Christ) the glory and power of Almighty God is breathed into our everyday situations!

      Later on, we see in Acts 2: 41- 47 that the disciples endued with POWER from on high, declared the good news of the Gospel and many were saved. And the completion of the story is still unfolding before us today! What JOY and what HOPE there is in Jesus, the Christ!

  3. Deliverance from the Black Hole
    TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman
    09-30-2011
    “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Joshua 1:5b).

    A black hole is a place of total nothingness. It’s a time in our life when God removes the resources and supports that we normally rely on to feel secure – our careers, finances, friends, family, health and so forth. It is a preparation time.

    When you find yourself in a black hole experience, don’t just sit and brood. Take stock of your life. Take a look at your relationship with God.

    First, ask God if there are any sins, habits, or attitudes that He might be judging in your life. It’s important to discern whether the trial we face is the result of God’s discipline for our sin?or if it is preparing us for a future leadership role.

    Second, when you enter a black hole, don’t trust your feelings. Trust God. Your feelings will tell you, “God has rejected you. Abandon hope. He has left you utterly alone.” Feelings change; God never changes. Feelings come and go; God is always with us.

    Third, remember that your black hole experience is not only intended to refine and define you; it’s also intended to influence and change the lives of hundreds or even thousands of other people. Our adversity is not just for us, but others in our sphere of influence.

    Fourth, don’t try to hurry the black hole process along. Remember, when Joseph was in the depths of the pit, there was nothing he could do about it. He couldn’t climb out, jump out, levitate out, or talk his way out. All he could do was pray and wait upon the Lord.

    Fifth, lean on God. Even when you don’t feel like praying, pray. Even when you don’t feel like reading His Word, read. Even when you don’t feel like singing songs of faith, sing. When you pray, don’t just talk; listen. Be silent before Him and listen for His still, quiet voice.

    Sixth, be alert to new truths and new perspectives. During a black hole experience, God often leads us to amazing new discoveries. A black hole can be a storehouse of unexpected riches for the soul.

    Today God Is First (TGIF)

  4. Thanks for sharing this Os Hillman article, Ken; it speaks right to the heart of the matter! What “darkness/dross” within our heart needs to be brought to the cross and washed clean by the power of the Blood of Christ?

    I feel strongly that there are many “believers” who are being stirred in the Refiner’s pot and the temperature has been turned up several notches. In Ephesians 5: 26, 27 we are reminded that Jesus gave Himself for the church, that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

    “Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be DILIGENT that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless” (2 Peter 3: 14). Thank You, Lord, for Your WORD!


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