James 4:6-8 And He gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. Holy Bible. New Living Translation
God’s Wisdom Binds Cords Of Love Around Our Hearts
I got up the morning after hearing that a cowardly enemy took out four of our United States Marines and my heart was grieving for their families and I was angry with this enemy and with our country for not taking care of our military, for not letting them be armed so that they can work effectively and live. If our military was armed, these divisive cowards would think twice about attacking them because they would shut them down. I felt that the vices and political correctness of our humanity hurts us so and we all bear the consequences of electing ungodly leaders. I was sad and disheartened about our country and I took a walk, me and God and He began loving me with wisdom and truth, soothing my heart and showing me some great things that only He could have shown me.
Revenge is Mine. I will settle all scores! Soon they’ll stumble because the day of disaster is almost here, And their doom is coming quickly! Moses: The Eternal will judge His people and have mercy on His servants when He sees they have no strength left and they’re all gone, both slave and free. Then He’ll say about Israel, “Now where are their gods, the rocks where they took shelter, the gods who ate the fat of their sacrifices and drank the wine they offered? Let them get up and help you, Israel! Let them protect you!” Eternal One: Now do you see that I am the One, and there is no other God besides Me? I have power over life and death; I wound, and I heal; no one can resist My power! Deuteronomy 32:35-39 The Voice
Let God Work. Stay Focused And On Mission With Him
Oh, I so needed some encouragement and as I walked, the Lord pointed out to me a fruitful apple tree and He began to help reconcile my grief over the senseless death of our Marines. God showed me through this tree, how seed time and harvest continues at all times and we needed to take our eyes off this situation for now, let Him work it out and not let the enemy steal our focus off the real reason we are here. The Lord was showing me specifically, that the enemy can distract us for long periods of time through these horrific evils. Divisively and with evil intent, he wants to stop us, destroy our kingdom fruitfulness, discourage us and steal our hearts desire away from planting Godly seed, growing and harvesting for God’s Kingdom. No matter what the atmosphere of this generation is, we continue to be in God’s capable care.
I am the gate; whoever enters through Me will be liberated, will go in and go out, and will find pastures. The thief approaches with malicious intent, looking to steal, slaughter, and destroy; I came to give life with joy and abundance. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep in His care. John 10:9-11 The Voice
Seed Time Planting And Harvesting Is Still Happening
God shared with me through the apple tree that I happened upon, that seed time, planting and harvesting for the Kingdom is still happening and I needed to be a part of it, I need to continue to be His seed planted in this world, His seeds of goodness tilled into the soil of this world and tend them so they can grow and bear Kingdom fruit, no matter what kind of atmosphere I was living in. God showed me that tilling my heart with belief and faith, planting seeds of His kingdom righteousness, nurturing them, watering them with the Word, staying connected to, His Holy Spirit, the Vine, and growing Kingdom fruit, this is how I can fight a good courageous fight against a cowardly enemy, these horrible people have shown themselves to be. Reproduction of good and sharing Godly fruit with the world, this is how we fight to win battles that matter eternally.
Do not retaliate with evil, regardless of the evil brought against you. Try to do what is good and right and honorable as agreed upon by all people. If it is within your power, make peace with all people. Again, my loved ones, do not seek revenge; instead, allow God’s wrath to make sure justice is served. Turn it over to Him. For the Scriptures say, “Revenge is Mine. I will settle all scores.” But consider this bit of wisdom: “If your enemy is hungry, give him something to eat. If he is thirsty, give him something to drink; because if you treat him kindly, it will be like heaping hot coals on top of his head.” Never let evil get the best of you; instead, overpower evil with the good. Romans 12:17-21 The Voice
Live Purposefully In God, This Is Your Spiritual Warfare
Instead of getting all caught up in a cause we can’t win, we let God fight, because He purposefully is setting forth a future of incredible justice. God is in control of all of this that we are experiencing in this generation. God wants us to spend our energy taking the word of life, feeding our soul with it until it overflows out of our life with seeds of pure truth and goodness. Goodness is something we plant into our everyday lives, and nurture and grow into fruit, Kingdom fruit. Be in this world, but not of it. Be strong in good, strong in truth, strong in love, strong in right living, this is our spiritual warfare. We combat evil with good, the good of God poured out, lavished upon this world. In every moment, to every choice we point people to God’s truth, love and the future He has for them. We fight the good fight of faith with the Word of God, the blood of Jesus and our testimony communicated in every way possible. We need to be on mission with God, investing in other people God’s life. We were created, equipped and prepared by God for times such as these. We lack nothing.
For we are God’s own handiwork, His workmanship, recreated in Christ Jesus, born anew, that we may do those good works which God predestined, planned beforehand for us, taking paths which He prepared ahead of time, that we should walk in them, living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live. Ephesians 2:10 The Voice
Away From Home, We Are Deployed On Foreign Soil
If we are deployed on the soil of this earth by our God, then we are engaged in a spiritual warfare like no other and we need to fight well by the step to step direction of God’s Holy Spirit; listening to God intently, diligently being found in holy alignment with Him, relationally sound and be found saying exactly what He says and doing exactly what He has done. We acknowledge our enemy and grieve over the horrific things he does, yet we don’t stay focused there, we turn and fully face our GOD and we live out of this kingdom perspective with courage, power and God wisdom flowing from us. We live to imprint the image of God on this earth, and as we do, we shine, reflecting the hope of our future with Him and our real home, the Kingdom of God. We may be deployed here on this foreign soil, but we belong to God’s Kingdom and it is from Him that we draw our strength to fight the good fight of faith here.
Finally, brothers and sisters, draw your strength and might from God. 11 Put on the full armor of God to protect yourselves from the devil and his evil schemes. 12 We’re not waging war against enemies of flesh and blood alone. No, this fight is against tyrants, against authorities, against supernatural powers and demon princes that slither in the darkness of this world, and against wicked spiritual armies that lurk about in heavenly places. And this is why you need to be head-to-toe in the full armor of God: so you can resist during these evil days and be fully prepared to hold your ground. Ephesians 6:10-13 The Voice
Selah! God hears our sadness and He wraps His arms around this world. God sings a song of hope to us in the promise of our future and hope in Him. This is a promise that will keep us through this long night. Great God, sing your song of hope and we will sing along.
You will never find Jesus so precious as when the world is one vast howling wilderness. Then he is like a rose blooming in the midst of the desolation, a rock rising above the storm. Author~Robert Murray McCheyne
God still speaks and I want to be an Author that pens what He is saying now to His Church. I hope that every meal that you partake of will nourish your soul and establish your vital-vertical relationship with God. Please share this meal “Win With Good” with as many people as you can, this will help the Body of Christ to be nourished by God. Use social media share buttons below to share this post with others. I hope you browse the other tables in The Bridegroom’s Cafe and enjoy feeding your soul here. Please leave a comment to encourage me and others. Thank you KimberlyMac