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Beloved, Grace and Peace be multiplied to you, through the knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ. Today is day Nineteen (19). Thank You Jesus. With God’s help you have done what you thought was impossible. Every fast I learn not to decide what I can and cannot do. This is incredible and you are doing an amazing job. Allow me to apologize that I did not get a blog out yesterday, but I was flying to Tulsa. I have a show here today and I was not able to get blog out in a timely manner. Today, I would like to repost a blog done by my Friend, Pastor Maurice Johnson of Beth-Car Fellowship in Hampden Connecticut. Here ye him.
Remember drink all the water you can. Plan to invite someone to church tomorrow. For many of us the snow may make that a problem, but if you going to church, bring someone with you. It would be a good thing. Use your prayer list as you pray today. We are nearing our victory. Looking forward to hearing your testimonies.
Live Life on Purpose and Not By Mistake,
Grace and peace be unto you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Have you ever been asked which way are you going home? The question is relative to the direction or route an individual may take as they return to their home, but I would like to ask you the same question conditionally. Matthew chapter 4, verses 1 through 11 describes the account of the forty day fast and temptation of Christ, 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. It is interesting to note that the leading of the spirit does not always take us into pleasant joyful encounters, Jesus is led into a test, and for 19 days you have been tested.
Jesus was tested in three areas, first verse 2, “he was afterward an hungred,” he is touch in the area of his physical need. How often are we tried by economic, relational or emotional need? Our spiritual focus is often hampered by our basic human needs and interest. Second, Christ’s identity and relationship with the father is questioned. Verse 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. How many times have you asked yourself is this really of God or does this kind of thing really move the Lord? Third, Jesus is tempted to switch sides, verse 9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. In every area Christ quiets the adversary with the word; how you respond will determine how you return. By this time next week you will be enjoying the same foods at the same restaurants or preparing your favorite recipes for yourself or your families. So what has changed? The scripture says that Christ rejects the adversary and receives the ministering of angels; if you get nothing else from this consecration make sure you receive the ministering of angels. Why come all this way and go back the same spiritually, and the Bible says in Luke chapter 4 verse 14, And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit. I pray that as you reach the finish line that you return in POWER, power to accomplish the purpose of God for which you have been created.
Pastor Maurice Johnson.