Monday, February 13, 2017
Our Time...Our Place..
"for such a time as this..." Esther 4:14
As with a pile of rotting compost, at the beginning of the twentieth century the fermentation of society produced a spontaneous combustion, which after anarchy and uprising, led to the consuming fires of the first World War.
Today, as it was a hundred and twenty years ago, systems of government and commerce cease to be viable.
And today, as then, there are no answers on the horizon.
Today the temperature in the pile of compost which we call civilization is reaching critical heat... and no one knows how or when it will explode into flame.
Our day is fraught with crisis, it is not a time for apathy.
There is no status quo ... everything is in a state of flux.
The God of Measure (the God whose atom oscillating at 430 trillion times a second is accurate they tell us within a second in 15 billion years), this God of Perfect Measure, knows perfectly our out-of-control world, and He knows His own.
Ours is the responsibility to pray, obey and trust until His kingdom becomes clear to us...until in His light we see Him eternally Sufficient to sustain His purposes.
A responsibility to Stand while all is falling,
A responsibility to Show Forth a Salvation which rises high and firm over the chaos of man's endeavors, man's world.
Unless we find this, our position in God, we have No Message... No Word... and No Authority in the midst of the coming cataclysm.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Now shalt thou see what I shall do... Ex. 6:1
Now shalt thou see what I will do...
There was an unrealized ''what" in the life of Moses.
There was a ''what''
that was a Call
and a Commission.
Moses had endured forty years of desert preparation.
He had seen the beginning of his ministry but, so far
nothing of the Fulness ... no real unfolding of what God had spoken.
Moses' last words before this word from God was a cry of "wherefore'' and ''why?''
He found himself at the end of his faith, and resources ... blind to the way forward... Egypt all around, and the people still enslaved.
Moses question is
''How about Now?
What is going on Now?''
Is it hard to see the parallel in our lives...our own ''what''... the God given word, vision, dream?
How long will our hope remain unrealized?
The processes of God have led us to vision, can they lead us to fulfilment?
In our lives, can we see the dimension of God's ''What'' and not our own?
Can we see beyond earth's horizons and our own human limitations?
Can we start to see the limitless realms of God?
Can we, dare we, reach out to possess realms which are not dependant on our natural abilities?
As for Moses, so for us there awaits a place where God says, ''Now shalt thou see what I will do.''