Summary: Does a worm like to go fishing? God’s call to the ANOINTING ZONE, is not always by telegraph, telephone, snail mail, or email, BUT KNEE MAIL --- some times it is by TELL THE THRONE!
CONSIDER THE BASER SORT? THE WORMS POINT OF VIEW?
HOW WILL I LOOK AT THIS PROBLEM?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.
I do this in two parts.
I bought a package of rubber earth worms (fishing worms) and use as a visual effect.
A. HAVE YOU EVER PONDERED: WHAT DOES A WORM SEE? WHAT IS A WORM’S POINT OF VIEW? DOES A WORM LOVE TO GO FISHING? DOES A WORM KNOW A LOT OF DIRT ON OTHER WORMS? THE REAL LESSON OF THE WORM IS HOW LOW FORMS OF LIFE CAN BE.
B. God’s call to the ANOINTING ZONE, is not always by telegraph, telephone, snail mail, or email, BUT KNEE MAIL --- some times it is by TELL THE THRONE!
We should be sensitive to this call to the anointing, but focusing on the problems will hinder the plan of God.
Isaiah 41:14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the Lord, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
C. DON’T BE THE BASER SORT --- GET OUT OF THE DIRT ---
Baser: cowardly, despicable, menial, not pure, low in value, inferior.
Acts 17:5 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.
D. We are pondering Perspective and how our point of view can effect the church, our family, as well as the individual.
Let us define perspective to better understand.
choice of a view point; capacity to view things in their true relationship or relative importance; to look through; to see as it appears; illusion of depth and distance; mental view.
In the cycle of life, we must define and carve what will be our central perspective and this will effect our direction.
Love, unity and hope must be important.
Matthew 6:33 Seek first the Kingdom of God, and all these THINGS shall be added.
E. Many want to do battle over THINGS. This might be a worm’s eye view. Seems a worm can never see above the dirt? I know many people that can’t seem to focus above the dirt.
I want us to focus on a DANGER ZONE ... when we focus on problems or the worm’s view. I guess a worm sees a lot of dirt and mud?
It is easy in life to develop the mental and spiritual attitude of forever focusing on PROBLEMS and CONFLICTS, thus seeing all the dirt.
II. LET US LOOK AT SOME EARTH WORM FACTS:
A. I have included some general information about earth worms.This is general knowledge information and does not necessarily need to be taught as part of this
lesson. It might help drive the point home to discuss a few of the points about earth worms. Be careful to not cloud the issues with TOO MANY FACTS.
B. Reports suggest there are 53,000 to 200,000 earth worms per acre.
C. Like some people would want to act, earthworms have no heart, but they have a closed circulatory system.
There are two main blood vessels that run the length of the worms body. One side pumps the blood forward, the other side pumps the blood to the back.
D. THERE ARE 5 PAIRS OF AORTIC ARCHES, or 10 small pumps that push fluids through the body. Worms lack a brain but have nerve centers called ganglia.
Worms also lack eyes but can sense light with special cells.
E. Earthworms have no stomach, the food is processed as it travels through the worms body.
F. Earth worms are both genders: male and female.
G. EARTHWORMS HAVE A GREAT POWER OF REGENERATION.
It is theoretically possible to cut a worm in two pieces and each piece grow to be a new worm.
H. After a rain the earthworm comes to the surface of the ground. This is a very dangerous time, as birds and predators devour the exposed worms.
I. During adverse seasons the earth worms will dig deeper in the soil. Dry times, extreme cold, etc. the worm can hibernate until conditions improve.
J. Earth worms do man and the earth a great service by aerating and mineralizing the soil.
K. Earth worms are part of the worlds food chain. Many birds and small animals live by eating worms. In some society’s people consume worms.
III. A WORM’S VIEW: PERSPECTIVE THE WORM’S VIEW COMES WHEN YOU FAIL THE TEST ... PERSPECTIVE OF FOCUSING ON DISOBEDIENCE.
MANNA SIMPLY MEANT: WHAT IS THAT?
A. DAILY BREAD? VS. BIRTHDAY CAKE.
GOD HAD A TESTING SYSTEM --- AN ALLOTMENT...
Exodus 16:4 Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.