Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | July 23, 2012

LESSONS FROM THE PAST

LISTEN CAREFULLY

This morning I was reading Psalm 78 and I felt such a strong move in my spirit to write it out as a reminder and a caution to the body of Christ and to anyone who has EARS TO HEAR what the Holy Spirit is saying to us RIGHT NOW.  Olive is being carried by her Dad and she admonishes parents everywhere to NOT HIDE GOD’S TRUTH from her generation for she KNOWS she is part of the “Joseph generation” that will have incredible FAITH to BELIEVE God for all things in the coming days.

“Oh my people, hear My teaching; listen to the words of My mouth.  I will open My mouth in parables, I will utter things from of old—what we have HEARD and KNOWN, what our fathers have told us.  We will not hide them from their children; we WILL TELL the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, His power and the wonders He has done.   He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the Law in Israel, which He commanded our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generations would know them, EVEN THE CHILDREN YET TO BE BORN, and they in turn would tell their children.  Then they would put their TRUST in God and would not forget His deeds but would KEEP His commands.  They would not be like their forefathers–a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were (are) not loyal to God, whose spirits were (are) not faithful to Him.

The men of Ephraim, though armed with bows, TURNED BACK on the day of battle; they did not keep God’s covenant and refused to live by His law.  They FORGOT what He had done, the wonders He had shown them.  He did miracles in the sight of their fathers in the land of Egypt, in the region of Zoan, He divided the sea and led them through; He made the water stand firm like a wall.  He guided them with the cloud by day and with light from the fire all night.  He split the rocks int he desert and gave them water as abundant as the seas; He brought streams out of a rocky crag and made water flow down like rivers. 

BUT they continued to sin against Him, rebelling in the desert against the Most High.  They WILLFULLY put God to the test by demanding the food they craved.  They SPOKE AGAINST God, saying, “Can God spread a table in the desert?  When He struck the rock, water gushed out,a nd streams flowed abundantly.  BUT CAN HE also give us food?  CAN HE supply meat for His people?”  When the LORD heard them (US), He was very angry; His fire broke out against Jacob, and His wrath rose against Israel (the nations today),  for they did NOT BELIEVE IN GOD or TRUST IN HIS DELIVERANCE.  In spite of all this, they kept on sinning; in spite of His wonders, THEY DID NOT BELIEVE.  So He ended their days in futility and their years in terror. 

Whenever God slew them, they would seek Him; they eagerly turned to Him again.  They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer.  BUT then they would flatter Him with their mouths, lying to Him with their tongues; their hearts were NOT loyal to Him, they were NOT faithful to His covenant. YET He was MERCIFUL; He forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them.  Time after time He RESTRAINED His anger and did not stir up His full wrath.  He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return.  …  BUT they put God to the test and rebelled against the Most High; and did not keep His statutes.  Like their fathers they were disloyal and faithless, as unreliable as a faulty bow.  They angered Him with their high places, they aroused His jealousy with thier idols. 

When God heard them, He was very angry; He rejected Israel completely.  He abandoned the tabernacle at Shiloh, the tent He had set up among men.  He sent the ark of His might into captivity, His splendor into the hands of the enemy.  He gave His people over to the sword; He was very angry with His inheritance.  Fire consumed their young men, and their maidens had no wedding songs; for their priests were put to the sword, and their widows could not weep.

Then the Lord awoke from sleep, as a man wakes from the stupor of wine.  He beat back His enemies; He put them into everlasting shame…He rejected the tents of Joseph, He did not choose the tribe of Ephraim; but He chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which He loved.  He built His sanctuary like the heights, like the earth that He established forever.  He chose David His servant and took him from the sheep pens; from tending the sheep He brought him to be the shepherd of His people Jacob, of Israel His inheritance.  And David shepherded them with INTEGRITY OF HEART; with skillful hands he led them.” 

Amen and amen.   Let us be as David and not doubt or test the Lord; WE TRULY NEED HIM ALONE…HE IS OUR ONLY HOPE.    


Responses

  1. This week Randy and Keith Travis and David Parish had the opportunity to have a strategy planning meeting with Beto, one of our key leaders in Honduras. The Lord really blessed the time and we are looking forward to what is going to happen over the course of the next year and beyond. Continue to pray for Beto as he will be traveling back to Honduras soon, but before he leaves the U. S. he will be conducting CPM training among some Hispanic believers here in the U. S. Pray also for all of the arrangements that need to be made for several CPM trainings in Latin America that will take place over the next year. Open doors are being provided by the Lord.
    1. Pray that the Lord would give Daniel new contacts and persons of peace who really want God to work in their lives.
    2. Continue to pray for J. Pray for his salvation and for Bible studies to be started in his home. Pray for his salvation.
    3. Pray for the miracle working power of God to be present in all those who are planting churches in Honduras.
    4. Continue to pray for the department (State) of Santa Barbara. Pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Pray that the Lord would use Daniel in miraculous ways as he ministers in this area. Pray for supernatural encouragement for Daniel.
    5. Continue to Pray for V and A. Pray for their salvation and health.
    6. Pray for O and Family. Pray that the Lord would deal with them about Baptism.
    7. Continue to pray for a town called Nueva Frontera. Pray for a powerful revival and outpouring of the Holy Spirit as Oscar Hernandez and his wife minister there.
    8. Pray for the I family. Pray the Lord would bring them to repentance and salvation. Pray that the Lord would allow this family to be the beginning of a church.
    9. Pray that A and his family would decide to be baptized.
    10. Pray for the Bible study group in La Union, Florido, Copan. Pray for its growth and prosperity. Pray that People would be saved.
    11. Pray for anointing over Adiel Ponce’s life. Pray for strength and protection.

  2. May the Lord bless you. Let us keep on in prayers.


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