domingo, 16 de junho de 2013
A window to the East.
14 Now Elisha was fallen sick of it died, and Jehoash king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and its horsemen!
15 And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took a bow and arrows. 16 Then said the king of Israel, Put thine hand upon the bow. And he put his hand on it, and Elisha put his hands upon the king. 17 And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And shot, and said, The arrow of the LORD's deliverance and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians, in Aphek, till thou have consumed them. 18 And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. Then said the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed. 19 Then the man of God was wroth with him, and said: Five or six times should have struck, so feririas the Syrians to consume, but now only three times shalt smite the Syrians. II Kings 13:14 to 19
He made us kings and priests unto God his Father, we will not be mourning and weeping before the Lord and his anointed, we believe, we will fight, we will be more than conquerors, we will do our part!
While Joash wept Elisha even in illness was ready, ready still, and said, lay your hand on the bow, and the king put it, then Elisha laid his hands upon the king ... The hand of the prophet about our signal is blessing, is a sign of approval, a sign of victory from God for our lives. By the Hand of the arch mean be ready for battle bow is an instrument of war! And Elisha said, Open the window eastward. The king opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot an arrow. And the king shot, then Elisha said, The arrow of the LORD's deliverance and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians, in Aphek, till thou have consumed them. The Lord through his anointed is always ready to give us courage and strength! Be aware of the words that come out of the mouth of the anointed of the Lord, thou shalt find them through victory.
And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. Then said the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed.
God tests us dear reader, God tests us!
Befalls the earth, saith the prophet! And the king only wounded three times, and stayed!
How much are you willing to try yourself in God's work? When God gives you an opportunity like that gave Joash do not waste it, always more than you expect, always do more than you yourself are willing to do and God rejoice over thee. The king struck the ground only three times! Of course he did not know what it was all that the spirit the prophet did, but before his attitude proved his character! Then the man of God was wroth with him, and said: Five or six times should have struck, so feririas the Syrians to consume, but now only three times shalt smite the Syrians. The man of God was angry with the unwillingness of Jehoash which struck the ground only 3 times! Five or six times he must have hurt her, God wants more from you because he knows you can do more!
And you dear reader, how many times would have hurt the earth? Is God happy with our attitude with respect to his kingdom and missions? If the man of God was wroth, let alone God! Invest and reap very much, believe more and see more, do more and receive more and more missionary frontier Oferte be enlarged, strive! Sometimes God gives us opportunities to preach and go to the meeting of souls and we will not, we settled down and only hurt the earth three times.
Regarding the mission offering, how many times have hurt the earth? Statistics say they are spending 95% of the entries of the churches in local activities and administration, and only 4.5% in evangelism! Meanwhile there is still completely unreached people on earth.
The world is better prepared to receive the gospel than Christians to propagate it. Smite the earth several times, more times than you're willing closely! Shoot arrows to the east! And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. You know what is on the east of our geographical position? The 10/40 window, with 61 countries and 3.6 billion people without Jesus, is also the communist world, and within the world communist China with 500 million people who have never heard of Jesus. Within that window to the east is the North that every year breaks record and takes first place as the main country persecutor of Christians in the world! Within that window to the east is still Saudi Arabia, Western Sahara, Maldives and Qatar, countries that have no national believer known. I lack space this journal to show the dear reader reasons to strike the earth till you drop your arm! Look to the east, there is a window open for missions eastward!
God bless you all