Summary: An encouraging message of living an productive life before a Holy God, filled with his Holy Spirit approval and Power.
“Father, I am your servant, willing and desiring to be used to bless your people.”
The Fields are white and the laborers are few!
2. C.H. Spurgeon said, “If God does not save a man by truth he certainly will not save them by lies, and if the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival;
Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
As a child of the most high God, we must never forget the true attributes of God. “He is Infinitely Holy” And many Christians have forgotten the absolute essentials of living a clean life before this HOLY Lord and therefore settled into living in a very shallow relationship only to exist and never experience true joy of walking in victory in their lives.
Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
His invitation has never been to condemn us but to free and empower us.
He never intended for us to grit our teeth and try figure out a way to live for him, but rather learning from him and allowing him to fully live through us cleanly.
Here in, Psalms 139:23 “David Cries unto the Lord” Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
When we approach God in sincerity with this prayer he will answer it EVERYTIME.
From the moment of true conversion our lives no longer belong to us, and a series of lifelong daily events of one YES LORD at a time began. Therefore when the Holy Spirit convicts us of something our only answer that pleases this Holy God should always be YES LORD.
The sin that causes most believers to live in defeat is the little foxes of habitual or repetitious in nature. We have a tendency to only size ourselves up among other believers and justify our own actions with the false assumptions of at least I am better life than so-in-so. Pharisees still come in all shapes and all sizes. God has at no time every lowered his standard pertaining to our lives, and we will never give account of how much better we were than our brothers and sisters.
Even here you may be saying Pastor I am not aware of anything in my life that might hinder my abilities to walk in the power and victory of the Holy Spirit.
Here are some often overlooked areas among even some of the most, Godly people.
1) In every sense, to neglect God’s word is to neglect God. You cannot love God and not love his word.
2) Is Christ central in all your priorities, or does he only occupy a small corner of your thoughts and plans? Are you more passionate about earthly things rather than Spiritual things? Do you honestly get more excited about work, sports or recreation rather than God’s kingdom?
3) If the church patterned itself after your example would there even be a ministry?
4)Are you willing to pray for God’s will even when it does not fit your plans?
5)Does your worship cool off when things don’t go your way? Insincere ritualistic worship is one of the most serious sins a believer can commit. The very root of all sin is a lack of fervent love for God. Remember true revival always begins with deep humility and brokenness over sin.
6)Do you barely tithe and yet pay enormous interest to creditors? Do you think nothing of giving fifteen percent to your waiter but find it asking too much to give ten percent to the giver of all life? Failure to tithe is called robbery and spiritual idolatry, because this is blatant financial disobedience.
Remember your money is not your own, It is God’s.
Malachi 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
Malachi 3:9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.