Nov. 6, 2015
MY FRIENDS, PART OF THE GOSPEL HAS TO BE OUR STORY!!
“But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” Is. 40:31 (NKJV) My friends, the eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher.
It rises on the winds that bring the storm. The same with a child of God, our faith rest on the promises of God that says, “He will never leave us, nor forsake us.” Our faith eliminates all doubt because we have risen above the storm.
We look back, we know this is just a part of our story that Christ has built around this journey He has placed us on, that is why Christ has chosen us, we have become a part of His good news.
The gospel is now within us because we have lived it, it becomes our story. We can tell the world we did not escape the storm, we just rose above it. Satan had a plan, he made us an offer that at times we could not refuse.
He told us “I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” Is. 14:14 (NIV) But our Savior told Satan; there is only one Most High, and He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.
In addition, “I have prayed for my children, and their faith will not fail; and when they have returned to Me, they will strengthen their brethren.” Luke 2:31-32 (NKJV Paraphrased) and my friends that becomes our story, that becomes our gospel, that becomes our praise.
And when we are on the front lines of the battle field we will “strengthen our brethren” with the good news that “Jesus saves.” Christ has told us, “and it shall come to pass in the last days, I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams.
And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.” Acts 2:7-8 (NKJV) My friends, no one is left out in God’s plan, if we have decided to be “heirs to God’s kingdom and joint heirs with His Son Jesus Christ,” that becomes our gospel, that becomes our story, and that becomes our praise.
In addition, our God is not finished with us, He “will complete what He has started,” Phil 1:6 (KJV) tells us, “being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
So my friends Today, we just have to accept God’s plan, there can be no last minute adjustments, He needs our undivided attention, the chaos cannot effect our judgement, we must daily rest in his presence above the storm, as we seek His Spirit with a passion.
Remember, the story of our life is still being played out, but now it is all about God’s needs. Soon we will hear the midnight cry, “soon Gabriel will sound the call. Look around you friends, prophecies are being fulfilled and the signs of the times they are appearing everywhere.
We can almost hear the Father as He says, Son go get My children” who have come out of Babylon and have “come out of great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Rev. 7:14 (ESV) And now they are “safe to save”
My Friends, where there is no vision, the people perish…..Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)