Then God said to Jacob, “Go up to Bethel and settle there, and build an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you were fleeing from your brother Esau.” So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes. Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone.” Genesis 35:1-3
Say NO To Poo Poo Politics
Prayer is key to our survival of this season of time, there is no other navigation that can safely guide us through to acting truly, speaking truly and living truly, wholly-holy aligned with God’s way, truth and life. With so many people bowing to the political idols of our time, sacrificing their common sense to the poo poo politics of our age, we need to be stable in all of our ways. The reality of truth will always supersede false narrative, causing it to shatter and become affectless.
Restoring Common Sense
The restoration of common sense in our lives comes when we stop bowing to political idols, creating a light that shines on the fiction of false narrative and shatters the dark deceit associated with it. In order to stand on the right side of truth, and not be caught up in the political idolization of our time, we need to stand, be positioned, in vital-vertical relationship with God.
Genesis is filled with moral failures and ethical dilemmas, the kinds of things that happen in real life. Abraham’s children are not perfect people; they—like the rest of us—are deeply flawed and conflicted over the tough moral choices we all have to make. After Dinah is forcibly raped, what are her brothers to do to protect her and restore their family honor? How is justice to be done? How can they make things right? These are important questions. The desire to protect those you love and to make things right is a noble impulse, but ignoble deeds follow. Skilled in deception, her brothers use circumcision—their covenant obligation—to temporarily disable the men and make them vulnerable to attack. After the carnage, Jacob, the older, wiser head of the family, knows the score: actions like these have consequences. Violence only breeds more violence. If they are to survive, they must leave . . . soon. The Voice Commentary
God’s Purposes Are In Play
God is smashing political idols and crushing the pride of men. God is on the move, there is no doubt about it. When, in any time in history, have we ever seen such a revealing of truth. So many secreted things are coming out of the dark into the light, that it is hard to keep up with it. Deceptions hidden carefully, are being uncovered by God and the truth is trumping false narratives that have stood for a long time. God is correcting the corruption of the human condition by political idols and bringing an end to the era of pleasing man over serving God.
No! I Won’t Bow!
Are we going to continue to bow to the idols of our politics? Or are we going to choose to resist lawlessness and stand on the side of truth. This is the question of this age. God is showing us what it means to clean out a swamp, by revealing the source of it’s stank. We underestimate the power of evil behind the human doings of lawlessness. Our human condition is corrupted to it’s core, there is no good man, no not even one. We need God. We need God in control of our human nature. Without God, we can do no good thing.
Romans 3:10-12 As the Scriptures say, “No one is good—no one in all the world is innocent.” No one has ever really followed God’s paths or even truly wanted to. Every one has turned away; all have gone wrong. No one anywhere has kept on doing what is right; not one. Living Bible
Underestimate ~ Underrate
It is time to take men off the pedestals, let them come down, stop idolizing men and their ideologies. There is not a man or woman alive that can clean up our human messes and make it a God glory message without God’s intervention. We put so much expectation in our humanity, yet we are seeing in the reality of our truth, the reality that hits us right where we at, that what is done through human ingenuity does not last, because human beings underestimate the influence of evil and we underrate our need to be God powered, in wholly-holy followship of His Holy Spirit.
Isaiah 43: 18-20 “But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. The wild animals in the fields will thank me, the jackals and owls, too, for giving them water in the desert. Yes, I will make rivers in the dry wasteland so my chosen people can be refreshed. New Living Translation
Miscalculations Are Made
In times such as these don’t miscalculate your abilities. You may be gifted in so many ways and think you can fix everything, but outside of a vital-vertical relationship with God, you will run straight into frustration, which leads to discouragement, despair and hopelessness as fast as a snowball can run downhill. We need God. We need to turn away from our worldly viewpoint of experiential knowledge and turn and fully face God’s Kingdom Perspective. God is doing something new, and He is doing it His way, which is pretty foreign to our way. God is fully controlling the times we live in, we miscalculate His Sovereignty when we see through the eyes of a worldly viewpoint. Ask God for a Kingdom perspective in times such as these. So, let go of your presuppositions and seek truth, listen up to God, He is doing something new, His way, don’t miss it.
“It is not enough to give mental assent to the fact that God has redeemed the world, nor even to know that the Holy Spirit can make all that Jesus did a reality in my life. I must have the foundation of a personal relationship with Him. Paul was not given a message or a doctrine to proclaim. He was brought into a vivid, personal, overpowering relationship with Jesus Christ.” Oswald Chambers
Bypass The Human Solution
The lead in of every problem is the desire for a solution. If we bypass the human equation and realize God is the solution, then we will begin with God first. Pray it up first. Listen up to God first, before you speak up. Hear God’s Voice, first, speak what you hear God saying. Pursue God’s truth first. Ask God. Ask God for discernment, as you wait for Him to reveal the truth. God is the revealer. It is seen so miraculously in God being the proof, in Jesus being the proven and in the Holy Spirit being the prover. We can’t prove anything without God revealing it first. We have to change it up to wholly-holy dependence on God’s Holy Spirit in times such as these. Let God be our Advocate.
Acts 26:16-19 Get up now, and stand upright on your feet. I have appeared to you for a reason. I am appointing you to serve Me. You are to tell My story and how you have now seen Me, and you are to continue to tell the story in the future. I will rescue you from your Jewish opponents and from the outsiders—for it is to the outsiders I am sending you. It will be your mission to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the kingdom of Satan to the kingdom of God. This is so that they may receive forgiveness of all their sins and have a place among those who are set apart for a holy purpose through having faith in Me.” 19 King Agrippa, I did not disobey this vision from heaven. The Voice
Thank you for stopping in to feed your soul at The Bridegroom’s Café. The Smorgasbord table has a really diversified menu with a surprise for the taste buds of your soul every time you come to eat. Today’s meal is perfect to feed us the wisdom we need for energy, strength and courage right where we are living in this complicated world. It is always good to listen up daily to The Bridegroom’s Voice. Please share this with others through the social media below and leave a comment that will bless others and share how this meal encouraged your soul. God bless you MUCH, KimberlyMac