Copyright © Othealor W. Prince July 26,2017
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TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!
Sometimes people don’t mean you any harm. They just don’t mean you any good either. It is not personal for them. They are just being themselves.
However, if being themselves translates into them being your enemy or someone that you need to avoid, so be it.
Be thankful that you discovered this glitch in your matrix of life before you wasted any more of your limited lifetime and resources investing in someone who makes you unhappy and who may even contribute to your destruction.
Come out from among them and be ye separated!
It may not be personal for them but it is personal to you. It is your time and life on the line. Guard them jealously. Ultimately, they are all that you really ever have.
Don’t waste them.
“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” ~ Matthew 5:10-12
Have you ever noticed that God’s Way and his choices in leadership and messengers aren’t subject to man’s scrutiny or assessment? God doesn’t subject Himself or His decisions to the wisdom of man. GOD Is GOD ALONE!
Often God’s chosen and sent emissaries are rejected by the world and its systems of organized religions and Christian churches. Often God’s true servants must stand alone, preach alone and endure a very lonely life.
Look at Jesus’ earthly minister. He was not supported or endorsed by any mainstream religious sect or organization (denomination). To the contrary, because he preached differently from the recognized Jewish religious organizations and was not sanctioned by them nor did he submit himself or his message to them for their examination and approval, he was ostracized, ridiculed and marked for destruction and death by them.
He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
~ Isaiah 53:3-5 ~
If you aren’t a part of the good old boys network and if you don’t play politics and kiss butt and pay monetary tributes and give praises to certain persons who deem themselves entitled to decide your fate in ministry, you will be ostracized, ridiculed, despised and rejected by men and marked for destruction and death by them.
You will often stand alone! But be encouraged because you are not alone. Rejoice! You are in the divine fraternity of God-sent messengers who were also rejected and despised by men but remembered by God.
Glory To God!
“The secret things belong to the LORD our God.” (Deuteronomy 29:29)
“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him…There is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries.” (Daniel 2:20-22, 28)
“To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his.” (Job 12:13)
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
“For who has known the mind of the Lord,
or who has been his counselor?”
“Or who has given a gift to him
that he might be repaid?”
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. (Romans 11:33-36)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:1-5)
Mankind’s knowledge is as darkness when compared to the marvelous light of God’s secret wisdom that only belongs to Him and is unattainable but is only shared by God with those who respectfully reverence, fear and obey Him. God chooses with whom He will reveal His secretes to. No amount of scientific investigation, philosophical or theological postulations will ever reveal The True and Living God of Heaven – Yahweh.
But if we were to humble ourselves and repent and acknowledge our fallen, sinful, wretched and inadequate condition, the LORD may hear our prayer and grant us mercy to know Him.
~ Bishop O.W. Prince
“I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” – Genesis 12:3
“It is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.” – Romans 9:8
“And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.”- Galatians 3:29
As water baptized, Holy Spirit filled, born-again obedient children of God, we are heirs of the promises of God to Abraham. Thus, we are conduits through which blessing flow. When others give unto us, God promises to give unto them. Likewise, when others offend us, God promises to offend them. (Romans 12:19 and 2 Thessalonians 1:6)
If someone really wants the favor of God upon their lives, then they should bless His anointed vessels – The Children of the Promise – the born-again saints of God, especially those who labor in His Word and doctrine. (Galatians 6:6-7)
TO REECIEVE A BLESSING, BE A BLESSING!
KEEP LOOKING UP!
This song is dedicated to all those souls who are praising God in spite of their destitute conditions, ill-health, brokeness, and pain. We still have a praise on the inside and a “Thank you Jesus” on our lips. We say “Hallelujah Anyhow!”