Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Our Source and Supply

“And you shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord” (Deut. 8:2-3). When the Lord said “to humble you and test you,” He meant “to measure you.” When He said “to know what was in your heart,” He meant that they would find themselves coming short of God’s standard. All of their pain and failures were allowed by God to lead them to live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. They were pushed beyond their capacity in order that they would be escorted to eat divine food. Not to “live by bread alone” meant not to live by the natural life. God was seeking to escort them to Himself, to learn to live by Him as their source and supply.In the same way, God humbles us through environments that we cannot cope with. It is at those junctures that we need to quickly trust Him! The feelings of “too large a task!” are the escort leading us to Christ. We need to recognize these escorts and allow them to guide us to live by manna, by Christ as our bread!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

J E S U S , the Most Unique Man Ever in All of History !!

How is it that  a Wonderful Man called Jesus can have such an impact upon your heart, upon my heart, in fact on  all of humanity and throughout all the ages ?  What an incredible God! He is!    But how is it that This man can have such an impact on us, yet  in the natural did not have a lot going for Him?  For example, He didn't  have a house, He had no money, He was not honored by any people around him, rather they rejected Him and walked away from Him most times, neither did He have a  great job,  most people didn't like what He said really, and His trial to convict Him was illegal,  last, He was crucified on a hill in Golgotha overlooking a garbage dump, and there He was taken to die for you and me.

How is it that despite this, He can and still have such an impact on my life and the life of others? ? ?


The life He lived was and is so powerful because of the resurrection.  This is the life that He died to give us.  Because He conquered death we now have hope in Him.  BECAUSE He conquered death hell and the grave, and destroyed the powers of this world, He now lives in us.