February 1, 2014
Voice of Authority
Nothing changes until someone with God-given authority steps up. We realize, instead of leading our generation for the purposes of God, the strong temptation is to yield to the next, strongest influence or most demanding voice. In the process, contributions we should have made are replaced with another leadership source, one that does not reflect the Lord or His purposes – a presence that, once in, opposes every standard, one by one, until the distortion is obvious for all to see, Unfortunately, by the time we “see”, the presence that came to take over . . . has!
Life in the natural can be done – even done well – without a shred of Bible faith. Paul made the distinction—we forfeit a higher, spiritual inheritance when we choose the proverbial bowl of stew and its momentary relief or satisfaction. The natural life and religious niceties are fine but not where you go in a crisis. When a natural, manageable-with-the intellect setting changes unexpectedly to become intense spirit activity, “natural” senses do not work as well.
In contrast, the truly spiritual person sees, knows and speaks with God-given authority, an answer to life’s challenge with words of life, and not just for his own but for the whole world! The voice of the one who is spiritual reflects the voice of the Lord – a shofar blast of calm in the midst of chaos.
The voice of the Lord thunders. Amen.
January 1, 2014
This year, people of Christian principle will display core values with grace and special wisdom. Attractive with obvious skill to speak in the spirit of truth, their words will convey substance, their countenance confidence, and their lives an example to imitate. Christians, together with non-Christians who share basic and common-sense regard for life, will stand in opposition to upside-down philosophies that do not prosper a people or civilization. In 2014 our words will be sound – strengthened in prayer, tempered with humility, persuasive and compelling.
When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon’s fame, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions. She arrived with a large group of attendants and a great caravan of camels loaded with spices, large quantities of gold, and precious jewels. When she met with Solomon, she talked with him about everything she had on her mind. Solomon had answers for all her questions; nothing was too hard for him to explain to her. (2Chron 9:1-2, NLT)
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