Whose Side are You On?

We look for God to be on our side while at the same time, He is looking for us to be on Hid side! Have you ever had a plan or an agenda, and it was like something came in and completely wiped out everything you set in place? Well I’m letting you know my friend that the sabotage you experienced was God Himself. God has a perpetual agenda that He absolutely intends on manifesting. His time slots are of the utmost importance and when God is ready to move!….He is ready to move! The question is….”are you ready to go with Him?”

Joshua 5

“13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?
14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
15 And the captain of the LORD’S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.”



John 18:36- “Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

WOW! If Jesus says that His Kingdom is not of this world then that means whenever He decides to appear on the scene, He absolutely intends to bring a much weightier and nothing less than eternal agenda with Him. The captain of the Lords host was none other than Jesus Christ Himself! He is a King who has an army! He is president and commander and chief of the armies of the Lord! God wants us to take away the burden of “this is my fight”, and allow it to be God’s fight. Because He is incomparable, there is nothing that can conquer Him. We stand in a fixed fight. The beginning strategy for gaining wisdom for our everyday battles is to take off the shoes you have ran this earth in, and stand in reverential awe of Him!

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Proverbs 9:10

You will know who is on the Lord’s side based on their posture in and before the battle. If we are to be on God’s side then we must partner with His Kingdom. As Jesus stated ever so clearly (paraphrasing), “I am not for you or your adversaries , but depending on your next move while I’m standing right here,  you can choose to position with me or get out the way! Either way, My Kingdom is about to move!”

HEU: “Who is on the Lord’s side?”

Supporting Scriptures

Psalm 29:2- Ascribe to the LORD the glory due to His name; Worship the LORD in holy array.

Isaiah 25:1- O LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.

Psalm 22:23- You who fear the LORD, praise Him; All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And stand in awe of Him, all you descendants of Israel.

Psalm 145:5- On the glorious splendor of Your majesty And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.

John 12:26- If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

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Show Me Your Glory

 

Show Me Your Glory!

Sometimes we don’t realize how scary that can be. Show me Your Glory? …….What are we really asking for? Saints fail to realize that God’s glory not only reveals Himself, but our ugly attributes that get in the way of God revealing Himself. SHOW ME YOUR GLORY???….. It actually says, “show me where I am undone”! Show me a standard that I fail to meet. Show me the lies that have deceived my entire existence. Reveal my secret pets that I rely on more than You.

Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 6:5

God comes in His royal majesty and splendor, revealing His awesomeness to His creation and because of His generosity, God is still willing to allow us to experience His glory. God wants us to be attracted to His beauty. Instead of glorying in man or glorying in wealth, His eternal glory full of dominion and power takes our minds and hearts out of a temporal reality.

We ask for His glory in the context of blessings, a great win, or a home run, but His glory comes with more than that. His glory is Himself being fully revealed and expressed through you.

 

HEU: Are you in the way?

 

Supporting Scriptures (KJV)

John 11:40- Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

Habakkuk 3:4- And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.

Psalm 104:1- Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.

Luke 21:27- Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory.

Hebrews 1:3- And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Be Thankful

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

I Thessalonians 5:18

The day I stopped complaining about what I hated in my life was the day God opened the door for something better and brand new!!!!!

Acceptance is important. Everybody wants to be accepted, even God. His will is His word, and His word is Himself. When we accept His will, we accept Him and all that comes with being His child.

God has some amazing blessings in store for His children. Our problem is that we measure the goodness of Jesus to the quality of earthly possesions. Can God be measured? Absolutely not! God wants to see how well we steward over what we have. Can you be faithful over a few things? How well can you maximize an investment.

It doesn’t matter the lot you are given. God just wants a faithful soul. Your contentment says that you are with God even when it all looks bad. He knows that if He can trust you with what’s not popular, you won’t leave Him when It becomes the new fad.  His blessings are His heart being given to you. Take care of His heart by being thankful.

HEU: Lets make God feel appreciated.

Supporting Scriptures

Psalm 107:1 – I Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Ephesians 5:20 – Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Colossians 3:15-17 – And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

James 1:17 – Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Philippians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

We Won’t Go Without Your Presence

“The Lord works in mysterious ways!”……..

I remember hearing that religiously growing up in the church! The truth is that God’s ways are infinite. His knowledge excels far beyond the capacity of the human intellect. God’s mind holds endless time because He remains a perpetual reality. This is why there are many depths to God. God tells us outright that He gives His secrets to those who He can trust. 

“The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.” -Psalm 25:14

You see, God does not have to remain an enigma to humanity. The mysticism that humanity ignorantly places on His pure nature should no longer make it laborious for others to receive and trust in Him. GOD WANTS TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO US IN WAYS WE UNDERSTAND! …….but will we allow Him, or are we afraid? God is hidden in gross darkness from our hindered perspective because our reality in Him is unsure until we grow in the grace and the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

“For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.”  -Isaiah 60:2

We insist on controlling what we don’t understand because we fear the unknown.  God is light and there is no darkness in Him, but until we receive His Son as our Lord and follow after Him, the true love of the Father remains a mystery. Truth be told, humanity needs a daddy! WE NEED ABBA LIKE NEVER BEFORE! Our existence and the key to unlocking our destiny is in the bosom of El Shaddai! He is more than enough in this life, and He holds the key to why we are here.

The difficulties we face as believers is that we don’t understand our distinction amongst others in the world. Let’s ask ourselves this question: “Have I been moving with the cloud and the fire?”

“And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence”.- Exodus 33:15

True believers are distinguished by His presence. You can tell a true believer because they have that special something about them. They have that….”Hey something is different about you”  look, ….or that,  “I don’t know what it is about you, but I want what you have.”

God’s glory is with that person! It is time for us to be like Moses who asked God to show him His glory!  To know something is to become acquainted with it. You must be intimate with its details. To know something is for it to be exposed to you. You have the imprint of God and your imprint is with Him! You know God’s touch! When you know the ridges of His finger print then you know the mysteries, the coding, the trigger words that reveal His secrets! You begin to decode hidden phenomena in the earth!

His presence always being there secures you as the one who has the advantage above all enemies. His sovereignty abides with you! This is how Moses was able to know that God’s favor was with him and the people. The glory is God literally revealing Himself to humanity. You won’t leave His presence without His secrets. His word will stand not only as the final authority, but the pre-eminent guide that will direct your path.

Manifesting the Kingdom reveals God’s glory!

God is His kingdom, and the Kingdom is God’s!

 

“………… For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” -Matthew 16:13

And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. -Luke 1:33

 

Exodus 33

13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people.
14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.
16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
17 And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.
18 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.