To lend my body…

05/01/17  Meditating on Genesis 6

Prayer: Holy Spirit guide me in Your Word and make me understand Your word for me today, empower me to live it in Jesus name, Amen

Genesis 6                                                                                                                                                                   Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.

Remember God made and brought Eve to Adam. God had a purpose for their specific union and fellowship, despite their fall, there was still a God given purpose to fulfill. God knows who is right for us, not just for today but for the future because we all change over time. And so with God creating this union, it’s no surprise that even after the great fall of man, whoever’s fault it may have been (lol I’ve heard too many debates on this, it’s actually funny), that Adam and Eve didn’t split up. They were right for each other because what God does lasts forever.                                                                                                                             Ecclesiastes 3: 14  (Amplified translation)                                                                                                               I know that whatever God does, it endures forever; nothing can be added to it nor can anything be taken from it, for God does it so that men will fear and worship Him [with awe-filled reverence, knowing that He is God].

Who knows if Adam had conjured up the idea that it was His place to create his own Eve, they probably, actually, they definitely would have got a divorce. No joke.

Holy Spirit You opened my eyes to this… in verse 3 after people chose spouses for themselves, on the basis of beauty! Arrrrg, this is what God said;

3. And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh;

It was God’s place to bring the right spouse for every individual, perhaps even then the state of mankind could have been better, because each person would be built up right and build their spouse up right if they were with the right person for them. It’s much deeper than this but that’s a story for another day. But men (Mankind) both then as much as now, took that place of authority that belonged to God. And God said He will not strive with man.

Often I’ve heard people describe God as that perfect gentleman who won’t impose himself on anyone. It’s true and His word proves it. But we lose out when we fail to take up that responsibility and give Good that space back. See, God’s decisions in our lives, if we actually allow Him, are for our benefit, it may not look like it today, but it will surely speak in the future.

It’s so common to make decisions without giving a drop of thought to what God may be saying in that moment, not every good idea is the right idea for that time in our lives. But God’s the only one who can show us this if we don’t, if I don’t close my eyes, so I can only see what I want to see.

Wrong decision bear fruit of regret, the first thing we say is, “It’s God’s fault” why didn’t He stop it, why didn’t He stop me….. because God will not strive with man anymore. It’s deep, and we’ve done that, but God You are so incredibly patient and your love is so unconditional, ahhh Your unconditional love is what always empowers me to run to you when I fall. And I get up, and I learn to conquer with confidence because “You will never leave me nor forsake me”. This goes for you too by the way.

Deutoronomy 31:8   He will never leave you nor forsake you.

I don’t know if we all realize, but this world belongs to us, because it was given as a gift from God to us, so we are meant to care for our world, for our society, for our people (Mankind) as much as we care for the tidy keeping of our brand new shoes or our first new car. It’s our responsibility. hear this..

verse 13: And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them;

God didn’t place problems and violence and evil in the world, we did. People are saying God Whhyyyy, and God is saying, Mankind Whhyyyyy! lol But glory to God who has today, made His plan of redemption revealed, how blessed we are to see with our eyes the very things generations were waiting to see in their lifetime. We have Jesus, the redemption of man.

Hebrews 11:13  These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them…

let no man say “I’m just a good person” because we can cloth ourselves with the image of good works, smiles and niceness which isn’t bad, but God sees the nakedness our our hearts. He sees the hatred, the malice, the strife, the plotting of evil, the seeking of revenge, the lack of forgiveness, the underlining pride…the list goes on. And we may say, well it’s impossible not to experience these things in heart, Well of course!!! God’s been saying, that’s why we need a Savior, because darkness can’t enter the presence of light without being completely obliterated. Where there is light darkness cannot abide. And that my dear friend is the reason why people are flying into hell, not because God sends them there for all there imperfect ways, but they simply can’t fit into heaven where there is pure light. lol light heart- but lets be real. OK imagine, the person who has offended you the most being your next door neighbor in Heaven, you’ll end up fighting them, and there is no such spirit in Heaven.  See, Jesus’s sacrifice of Himself, God’s sacrifice of His mortal self (Jesus) is the only thing blood that’s eternal, and can eternally wash our sin prone hearts and give us a place in Heaven.

The more we distance ourselves from God, the more we lend ourselves to opposite spirits, yes the devil and his ugly crew. There is no middle bench in this life. The only way we can take care of our world, our society, our community, our neighborhood, our family, ourselves, is if we lend our ‘members’, lend our body, our thoughts, our words to the Master of life, Jesus, rather than to the master of death, satan, who’s name doesn’t deserve a capital letter. lol. We cannot serve two masters.

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he. will hate the one, and love the other; or else. he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

 

 

Prayer for today

So God today as I meditate on Your word and drink into Your living water, I decide today, as I will need to decide daily, to lend my members, my thoughts, my words, my intentions, my body, to You, I crush my pride in Your name, and I submit my will to honor You, in every area of my life including my love life, I choose to honor You, my merciful Father and generous friend, empower me so Holy Spirit, bring these words into a reality, in Jesus name, Amen.

 

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