Tuesday, July 18, 2017

My Word

With all the anxiety, disappointment, deception and corruption in this world today, we as the children of the Most High God have nothing to fear.  We must understand that our Heavenly Father is creating the greatest opportunity for the display of His Glorious Son and the purpose of His coming into this world.  The most important thing we must recognize as we read our bibles is who is being revealed through all scripture.  Perhaps you have never thought about it; God the Father is revealed by God the Son, through the power of God the Holy Spirit. Also, the Holy Spirit was sent to reveal the Son and we are created to be the expression of the Son.

I am asking you to listen with your heart what was prophesied by Isaiah in Isaiah 14:24-27 (KJV), “The Lord of Hosts hath sworn, saying, surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand: that I will break the Assyrian (oppressor) in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.  This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations. For the Lord of Hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it?  And His hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?” Who is declaring this universal truth? It is “The Lord of Hosts” making the declaration and not the prophet Isaiah. Isaiah is only God’s chosen vessel for the moment in God’s time table. Something else that we must see: the prophecy is not only for God’s chosen people, Israel; it is for us, as well as for the principalities and powers of darkness to know what is in store for them. Never forget what our Lord said in John 6:63 (NIV), “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.”  Do you see why this is a universal truth?

In Isaiah 14:24-27, I want to focus on the word ‘surely’. The word means with confidence; unhesitatingly, undoubtedly, certainly or without fail.  Reading the definition makes me aware that our Heavenly Father wants to make sure nothing will limit us from coming into the fullness of Christ.  What God is saying here is not only going to happen over all the earth and nations, but IN you and me personally.  Do not be overwhelmed by your surroundings, keep your eyes on Christ and listen with your heart to what He is saying!

The next word I would like you to key in on is ‘thought’. With this word God is taking us into eternity; past, present and future. Glory to God forever and ever! The Spirit reminds me of the statement Brother Morris Cerullo would say at his conferences, “I do not know how far you want to go.” It has always stayed with me and now I see what the Spirit was saying then and now.  You see, we all start on common ground according to John 1:12 (NIV), “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” What we do with that right will determine our spiritual growth and our ability to understand the love that He has for us.  Let me give you a few more scriptures which I know will take us into the divine heart of God our Father. Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV) reads, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Psalm 139:17(NIV) reads, “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!” We read in Psalm 40:5 (KJV), Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hath done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.”

We have all heard preachers say we cannot know God’s thoughts and use Isaiah 55:8 to back it up, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.”  I want to jump up and shout have you not read I Corinthians 2:9,10,12,16 (KJV), “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.”

Is it no wonder our congregations are filled with so many Christians who after years as believers are still walking in spiritual weakness; no power to overcome in times of testings? Oh that we as  men and women of God would come to see God as He truly is and who would say like Paul did on the day Christ met him on the road to Damascus Acts 9:6 (KJV), “And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?”

 I Peter 1:23-25(NIV), For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. For ‘All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.’ And this is the word that was preached to you.” We must stop putting our trust in things that perish once we know the Word is the essence and substance of our being. Do not be deceived by the times we are living in or become fooled by the changes taking place around us. As we read Isaiah 14:24-27, we hear God assuring us that nothing will stop His purpose from being fulfilled.  Our Lord knows what you are going through.

Let me finish with two scriptures that are foundational to Mountain Moving Faith Ministries. Isaiah 55:10, 11(NIV) says, “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”  John 1:1-4(NIV) reads, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.”

What a privilege to take this revelation where ever God sends us.  We are a part of God’s eternal plan. I have come to know that if Christ is our Lord, we must always ask, “Lord what will you have me to do?”  Let Him lead and rest in His will.

John Casarez

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