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Entering and Leaving your New Day
Your New Day
Entering and Leaving Your Today
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Many people live pompously as if tomorrow was a surety.
Their actions expose the presumptuousness of their lives, as if they dared God to bring forth tomorrow without them included. They make inordinate plans to suite their own agenda or hesitate to do the will of the creator, saying, why do it today when it can be done tomorrow.
Nevertheless these same procrastinators expect the creator to run to their often request for solution, when it was they who have shortened their steps by their lack of obedience to God.
But God has shown that he will bring mercy and will bring salvation to the repentant soul in an accepted time.
In fact the scripture tells us in 2Cor. 6:2 that,
“(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)”
God says that whenever he hears your cry of repentance that he will run unto you and bring salvation in that very same day. But only with a repentant heart can one retire an old day and enter a new day, where the creator of heaven and earth will succour to transition time.
The word succour means to aide, to help from the Greek word “boetheo” which is a compound word; boe, a cry, exclamation, and theo, to run. Thus it means to run on hearing a cry or to give assistance. And so now we see that God is always in a prepared state to help us to come into our today; the accepted time when he activates the ministry of the hidden manna as we seek him for the revealed word that will save our souls. You see, salvation is a process, and that which you did yesterday become your learnt experiences which will serve as a bank account, along with the additions that will be revealed to your today.
Questioning the Past Account
A rich man questioned the Lord Matt.19:17; he said, “Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
He asks, what will I have to do to make a transition from this day to the forever?
And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. I can imagine that he smile with sarcasms, and said, I got that!
Matthew tells us that the man told Jesus that he had done all these commandments and then the Lord said,
“If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.”
This implies that the man thought he was perfect as it is with so many of us today. We think we are the only ones who leave the rest room without an odor.
But Jesus was showing him, without being offensive, that he was an imperfect vessel because if he really understood love, if he really had a revelation of love, then it wouldn’t have been problem for him to be obedient to the commandment.
see the commandments where given by God so we
may have life or to promote godly living. The commandment is the word and the word is Christ.
We see man in his un-renewed mind could never FULLY understand them, for every thing that he did was geared towards the flesh.
In other words, if the flesh did not have a motive; something that appealed to and had its name written, then it would not move.
If I couldn’t see that something was to be gained by loving you, then I would keep my love.
But when the flesh died and the spirit was born again, then we began to see the reason for the commandments.
The word began to unveil itself and we began to see a revelation of Jesus in the commandments. It is only then that you are able to enter into your today.
Unprepared to Leave your Day –Luke 16
We see yet another rich man and the beggar named Lazarus who was laid daily at the rich man’s gate, hopeful that he may at least be given the scrap from his table. But as we see, the rich man would not make any allowances.
Now, it is obvious that not all rich people share the same attitude as this particular rich man in the story told by our Lord but it does show that being wealthy is a given responsibility. There are 3 distinct types of wealth
- In Deuteronomy 8:18, Moses tells us that “it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day”.
- David said that my feet almost slip when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. David implies that the wicked got their wealth by wickedness; stolen wealth, that which was taken by unscrupulous means.
- Wealth gained by inheritance; in this country we see heirs to massive amounts of financial gain of which they have never worked a day in their lives and therefore living to many such heirs have no meaning, no incentive to propel them and so they end up most times becoming boys in the body of a man and the same goes for the women.
As the story proceeded, we can imagine the rich man at his frequent get together with like minded people was frequently heard to avow his intentions of continuing in this unrighteous path (wanted everything for him) and bragging about his plans to invest that would increase his worth tremendously.
His selfishness and greed prevented him from assigning the least of assistance to Lazarus whom he thoroughly disdained and couldn’t understand why they would choose his gate to lay this diseased beggar. But his plans for a long and prosperous life failed as what he thought to be unimaginable occurred; he died and in hell he lifted up his eyes. The Gospel of Luke 16 tells us that it happened that Lazarus died and he was taken by the angels into Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died, unable to carry out the full extent of his investments and he unlike Lazarus was buried.
Notice that the Bible is very impacting when it mentions their places of eternity; Abraham’s bosom and hell.
Luke continues his illustration with the rich man receiving a justifiable place of abode for the works he had done on the earth but his new home; hell, he found to be extremely inconvenient so much so, that he was in torment through the constant flames and he cried unto Abraham over in paradise, requesting that Lazarus be sent to him with aide.
The rich man wanted Lazarus to be sent with his finger dipped in water across the gulf that separated them for the cooling his tongue.
Of course the urgent request was denied.
1. Some times the reason for our urgent request being denied as Christians is because we are already in a place called “Hell”.
This is a place where you have missed God and you have been warned that you must repent and start your works all over again BUT you insist on going ahead with so many un-repented sins.
Therefore, God will leave you to sit for a little while as he graciously causes you to make your way back to where God’s voice was last heard.
2. Other times we think we are in a place called hell but we are actually in a place where we refuse to fight. The enemy has showed us the opponent and we buckle at the knees. We forget that God loves us and that he would not allow us to go through a fight unless he had us prepared.
God will never put us up against an enemy which is too difficult.
This statement can be taken two ways,
- God in us is greater than all the weapons of the enemy and with confidence in him failure isn’t an option.
- God knows that our faith stands between us and our victory
So since you know that God is going to take care of you in some form or other, then, why the drama? Urgency in Hell
In hell the request is always urgent with cries of,
- Desperation; if I …
- Abandonment; it is a separation from God, so you can be upon the earth but still have a preview of hell.
For the prince of this world never bothered to tell you that you were liable for the final responsibility of your deviate acts and the ultimate sharing of their consequences. The word deviate means to turn aside, to move away, to differ, to stray or to depart from the objective.
In any science, when one departs or deviates from an objective then the goal cannot be acquired, and the point at which you turn aside will be the point at which it will become necessary for you to begin. Consider a carpenter making a straight cut from point “A” to point “B” and his saw, for some reason or other, veered resulting in an error. He will out of necessity return to the point of veering if he indeed is a professional and not a bootleg. Therefore, God is calling for some of us to do our first works over. Awakening in your New Day
In James 4:14 (Living) it says,
“How do you know what is going to happen tomorrow? For the length of your lives is as uncertain as the morning fog--now you see it; soon it is gone.”
Even though your tomorrow may be uncertain it doesn’t prevent you from living a life of expectancy.
From what James is saying it is advantageous that a man should bless the Lord at all times, especially at the dawn of a new day, as your heavenly Father opens
your eyes and gives you a chance to begin anew all over again.
God is gracious to you as he gives you entrance into his world each day as the eye gates are open and you behold God’s domain. It is the time for you to search out, explore and identify the things of God so that you may be able to identity with your creator. Each day should be filled with expectancy, for you should expect the Lord to do a new thing, knowing that we live by faith and not by sight.
You should go around expecting God to move, irregardless of the size of the move.
Some moves will be large and some small and others not noticeable. But you must understand that God is bringing about change even though it is not manifested to the eye gates.
It is the moves of God that are not noticeable that I believe bear the most depth; they carry the most weight.
Entering Our Day
Even as we enter the gates of the lord temple with thanksgiving so are we to enter his domain each day he awakes us, with thanksgiving. We aught to be thankful, that God has chosen us to be his worthy contestant.
I hear the Psalmists saying in Psalms 100:4 says “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him and bless his name.” Listen, the day you ceased to practice an expectant life where you give thanks to God and bless his name is the day that you give place to worry. Therefore, never let your rejoicing be based on another man’s life travel. In other words, another man worries should never affect you to such an extent that you take up his worries and let them become a part of you that you hinder your walk with God. I have found that your cross plus mine, is too much for me. Therefore each man must bear his own cross. It is graceful to be compassionate but continual worrying about another man’s problem shows ignorance of the word, which can cause you to have a life of misery, depression and distress!
You don’t want to enter your day with another man’s problem but you want to enter your day, giving glory unto God that in as much as he has provided for you, he will provide for the other brother.
I believe we aught to be concerned enough to pray and then leave the outcome to our Father because the battle belong to the Lord. The bible says to bear one another’s burden, it didn’t say become symbiotic or parasitic; meaning that you have given over your will to another.
Ex. Of Archie Bunkker/spouse
Paul’s Daily Attitude
Listen to Apostle Paul in 2Corinthians 4:8 as he describes some circumstances of the ministry that he dealt with, he says,
“We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed (puzzled), but not
in despair (without hope);
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body”. Peace with Self Philippians 4:4-8
We enter the day with rejoicing expecting God to move at any time.
As we rejoice giving all our cares up to God we begin to discern God’s peace which keeps our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Then 4:8 tells us not only how to enter but also to maintain a peaceful and a prosperous relationship with God and man.