Bible In One Year-Day 31 (Friday, January 31, 2014)
God’s intention was to come into the midst of His people; and that was why He gave the instructions on how the building would look like, preparation of the priest and their duties. That is, He supervised everything Himself. Ex28:36 tells us how anyone who wants to approach God ought to come; HOLINESS TO THE LORD. For you to be filled with His Spirit for special assignment, you must leave a holy life. A lesson we must learn is that, even the making of the garment of Aaron and other designs were by those filled with God’s Spirit, Ex28:3/31:1-11. God has not given any burden that will wear us out. He is only seeking for somebody to express Himself through. Gal5:16/1John2:16 are two wonderful verses to read. There should be no human logic, creativity or wisdom in carrying out His program (i.e. using the flesh to accomplish God’s agenda). Paul says faith should be built in the power of God and not in the wisdom of men. There is a clear demarcation between spiritual and worldly things in God’s agenda. When things are done by the inspiration of His Spirit, His glory sanctifies it, Ex29:43.
Exodus 29:43 “And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by my glory.”
In essence, the Spirit of God and the gifts of His Spirit are given to us to do God’s will and not for our own personal use. Without His Spirit we can’t minister aright. We can’t praise Him or pray to Him aright. Every child of God need to ask God to give him/her the Spirit of what He wants Him to do in the land of the living. You could only be relevant by this Spirit without struggles. If there is anything you must ask God in this present time, it should be the fullness of this Spirit, Isaiah11:2.
Isaiah 11:2 “And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;”
Zechariah 4:6 “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.”
The world situation now is just like what happened in the time of Joseph where money failed. The only thing that did not fail then was the Spirit of God in Joseph. The Israelites came out of Egypt, wealthy. Unfortunately, they used the blessing of God to slight God. Their celebration became satanic, unknown to them. And the only thing they reaped was plague. This is always the case to those who could not be patient with God who never come late. They opted for a destructive alternative just because, to them, Moses or God was keeping too long. Impatience had rolled in. the annoying thing was that, while God was instructing Moses on how Aaron was to be decorated, Aaron was yielding to evil influence and satanic pressure. To the Israelites, impatience became their anointing and to Aaron, he cave in to satanic pressure. Impatience is demonic and should not be found in a child of God. Beloved, whoever wants to walk with God must learn patience, endurance and persistence. A lot have missed it just like this; they couldn’t wait any longer and so they opted for anything. God is not a God of anything but a God of sure thing. Many are about to take a nasty decision now because they think they have prayed enough, fasted enough. It is true that you have done these, but have you praised Him enough? God answers prayers and His faithfulness is preparing the best for you. Eph3:20 sums it up “Now to Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above ALL that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us”. Are you at the point of giving up? The simple meaning is that God is engraving His signature on the tablets of your testimony with His finger, Ex31:18. God’s nature is LOVE, He is known for His FAITHFULNESS and the manner He delivers is MYSTERIOUS. Don’t give up, you are very close. Prayer: O Lord my Father, undertake for me (Isaiah38:14). The next mile on the trip is Ex33-36. Keep the fire burning and alive. Tell somebody about Jesus today!!!