Summary: As a result of our very passive approach to holiness and right living in the body of Christ, Christians have mastered the art of making excuses. Then when we don’t have and internal excuse that will excuse our action, that are blatantly against the word o
As a result of our very passive approach to holiness and right living in the body of Christ, Christians have mastered the art of making excuses. Then when we don’t have and internal excuse that will excuse our action, that are blatantly against the word of God, we then turn to outside sources. But allow me to say that when you and I stand in the presents of God there will be no acceptable excuse for why we did not become everything that God called us to be.
Webster defines and excuse as 1 a: to make apology for b: to try to remove blame from 2 : to forgive entirely or disregard as of trivial import : regard as excusable 3 a : to grant exemption or release to b : to allow to leave 4 : to serve as excuse for
Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure.
This is a verse that every saint of God has to get into there spirit. When we yield our members to be use of God it becomes God working in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure. The message bible says it is God’s energy, energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure.
One of the things that I hear many Christians say is that they want to please God. But, many times the thing that will give God the most pleasure in your life is the thing that you desire to do the least. And the thing that we have to remember is that our excuses are not going to change God’s point of view. If God is going to have any pleasure out of your life it will come only from you doing what he created you to do. (Purpose)
So because this is true, listen to what the Apostle Paul tells us next.
[Philippians 2:14 KJV] Do all things without murmurings and disputing:
[Philippians 2:14 MSG] Do everything readily and cheerfully--no bickering, no second-guessing allowed!
As we get farther into the story of Moses we will see that this was and area that the Children of Israel really had a problem in. Many people in the body of Christ today would be so much farther along if they would not spend so much time trying to second-guess the leaders that God has place in there life to lead and guide they.
I was speaking with Bishop Jerry Grillo just on this week. One of the words of wisdom that he gave me was this.
“If you can’t be corrected you can’t be connected.”
The children of Israel were not allowed to inter the Promise Land because they never took on the spirit of the Leader. You can’t follow a leader in to the blessed place if you’re not willing to receive the correction of the leader just as you would there blessings.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not telling you to be blind followers, but the bible is very clear on this issue.
[2 Chronicles 20:20 KJV]… Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
I know that many will not believe this and will try to make amendments to the word of God. But you’re established or given foundation in life by believing in God, but if you’re going to be a Christian and be successful your prosperity comes from being able to follow a leader without murmuring, deputing and second-guessing.
Now if this is you, you’re in good company, before God could use Moses as a leader and a deliver, He had to deal with Moses’ excuses.
Now to close this lesson I want to look at two important things that God has to find in a leader.
Before I go any farther, allow me to stop right hear and say that despite everything that is going on in the world, no matter what evil you may have seen in your on live, the God that we serve is a God of compassion. Many times people and even we that name the name of Christ are pulled by the enemy into thinking that God does not care. The reason that this happens is because we done understand two important factors about God, his timing and His process.
[Exodus 3:7] God explains that he has heard and seen the affliction of his people.
[Exodus 3:8] God plains to do something about what He has seen and heard.
[Exodus 3:9] God explains that he has seen the oppression of His people
Now let us look at the process of God. In Exodus 3: 7-9 God does his part. I want to give you a key for your life, that if you remember it you want waste so much time doing nothing, when it is really a time that we ought to be doing something. God’s part in every problem in the earth at this point and time is just to hear and see. If there is a problem in the world are in your life, it will not be God working it out.