quinta-feira, 18 de julho de 2013
HAND OF GOD
1 Peter 5.5-7
"... Everyone should be humble toward one another, because," God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. " Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Throw it on all your anxiety, because he cares for you. "
The verse 6 speaks of God's hand.
THAT MEANS THE HAND OF GOD?
The hand of God's protective hand is the hand that blesses. It is the hand of the Father who loves his son and guide the correct paths.
A parent, in its true sense, do not want something bad happen to your son, so take it by looking correct paths, paths that do not find anything in the child may stumble, fall and get lost.
The child then has this sense of peace and calm: he walks into places never walked, but relies on the father's hand that holds and guides.
Beloved, the Lord is speaking in His Word tonight, the mighty hand of God's mighty hand - the hand that holds us and gives protection.
And what the Lord says, in v.6, is that we should be humble and submit ourselves under the mighty hand of God. Amen?
And when God speaks of this subject, that our humble themselves under his mighty hand the Lord is saying, "trust me, because with my mighty hand I know what I do, I'll take care of you."
Ah! One result of being held by the hand of God is that we do not have anxiety, does not have that concern with unnecessary things ...
As this part of the Bible, all the anxiety is thrown on the Father, as we are free, because He knows what to do.
A city, these traffic heavy with trucks, buses, cars and motorcycles in a back-and-forth ghastly, a parent looking for an avenue crossing, holding the hand of the daughter of seven years. After a few minutes of waiting and decision was given or if you could not cross, the parent can get to the other side of the avenue with her daughter always hold in your hand. And after that atravessia done, the little girl said, "Daddy, that building there, has 10 floors. I told him straight! "
As the little girl got this nonchalance, as the danger of the street and cars? Ah ...! She was holding the hand of the father!
This is how it can give us too: far from be anxious, afobados, afraid to cross a situation or going through a hard time, we can enjoy peace, when we put ourselves under the hand of God. [How many say "amen"?]
So you see, that's what means the hand of God: that which arises humbly under the mighty hand of God, the Bible says, this will be honored at the right time, will be exalted in due time.
Beloved: We all often go through circumstances in which we need to trust that protective hand of God.
Therefore the Lord says, "Fear not. I'll take you. I take for my right hand and not leave you until I come and get what you promised to do. "Hallelujah!
Today, you will do the right thing, humbly, putting yourself under the mighty hand of God!
OPERA AS THE HAND OF GOD?
The Bible says here in verse 6, that to be honored by the hand of God exalted at the right time or in due time, it is necessary that we sujeitemos humbly under the hand of God.
So the hand of God to work in our honor, our exaltation in states that are willing to hold onto it.
And neither I nor you, we find it difficult to hold onto the hand of God and humble ourselves under it, although it seems that God is not doing anything.
Why, beloved, God is God. If His hand has taken her and has clung to his, is because God has offered to take you to the other side of the avenue, in complete safety, in order to fulfill your life's purpose that He has planned for you in Christ Jesus ! Hallelujah.
God is saying to you do not fear, for you are not looking forward ... He is telling you to wait, trust Him because He is your loving Father, and even if you have left father, mother, uncles, grandparents, spouse, wife even if they have abandoned you, God is saying: "I am your father who helps you, I am your father sustains you, I am your father that you guide! Give me all your concern because I care for you ".
Oh! Beloved, you may be anxious tonight, maybe last week downcast, pensive a problem, worried about the situation with something ...
But I say: The hand of God is manifested when there is bondage ... When we humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, the hand of God works! The hand of God is moving in our favor! [Hallelujah]
To Moses, God said: "Having ... would the Lord's hand shortened?". (Num. 11:23). And the prophet Isaiah said: "Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it can not save ...".
Therefore say that the thing that causes anxiety, tell your problem, tell the giant that stood in your life, tell your ghost, your fear, your questions, tell them: "Do you have shortened the hand God? Did you have limited the power of God? ".
Of course not! The hand of the LORD ... is not shortened!
When you humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, the Bible says in Psalm 23, you'll be eating in front of their enemies, and in another part, the Bible says that his enemies can not touch you. Aleluuia!
Says the Lord (Ps. 91:7): "A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shall not come nigh thee."
God did not say that will take your enemies. God did not say that you will live without problems ...
No! What God says is that you sit to eat, which will come under the provision, which will be under care in the midst of enemies, but they can not touch you! The Psalm 23 says: "You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies You anoint my head with oil, my cup runneth over."
Listen: God is a God of love, is the characteristic Him exalt man in due time, honor is the right time ... the characteristic of God is not punishing, but when He punishes, punishes. The Bible even says, "a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God"! (Heb. 10:31).
But when God tells you that your hand is reliable, is really reliable. The hand of God will take you to all good. The hand of God will be with you. He wants your good!
Oh! Listen to this: This is no longer a time of criticism, it is no longer time to talk things discouraged, no longer lag time, is no longer time to talk about others ... it is now time to talk of blessing; is time to say: "Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it can not save ...".
So, in order to be honored by God, begin to change their language, begin to change your way of speaking: If you spoke doom, there was talk of fear, worry, anxiety, now speak words of faith.
Do not spread panic, anxiety does not propagate, propagate that God's arm is not shortened, is not shortened, that God has not forgotten you, nor your home. Amen?
Now, what are the ...
RESULTS OF BEING UNDER THE MIGHTY HAND OF GOD?
Here in 1 Peter 5.6 says that the hand of God promotes us, exalts us. It is written: "He will exalt you."
Listen, humbling themselves under the mighty hand of God, doing it, sooner or later, you will reach the position of honor, you will be exalted.
The Lord says He will exalt you, even if you are weak, though no forces, but because you are held by the hand of God, He will exalt you!
Now, in the kingdom of God, to be promoted, often occurs a few steps behind.
So it was with Joseph's life when God gave him a vision of leadership. The brothers, Joseph had to be mad, but full of envy, sold. Then Joseph came to be placed in a pit and his life was losing brightness. It seemed that God's purpose would not be fulfilled.
But when it appears that the Son of God stepped back, is when it is to be exalted by God.
Daniel also experienced this. Nebuchadnezzar the king forbade the worship of God and decreed that his statue was worshiped.
But Daniel was feared God and prayed three times a day. And because it was thrown into the den of lions, lions fierce, fierce and hungry ... looked like the end of Daniel ...
But the Lord took him from there; Daniel God raised from the pit, but the king humbled ... because God promotes, God raises up those who humble themselves under his mighty hand and He shames the enemies of their children ... As Psalm 23 says: God sets a table for their children in the presence of their enemies.
So, listen: when you put it under the hand of God, though it seems you walked behind, is because you will be put forward, is why the time has come when God will exalt you.
So, although it seems that his dream, his vision was fulfilled and is taking it looks like you stepped back, let him hear what the Lord says to you: "I will exalt you in the presence of your enemies."
God has a plan for your life. God created you for a purpose!
Sometimes, some of us have heard some parents, in a huff, telling their children: "I do not want, you are a simple accident, you came to this world, but do not want to, were not prepared" and deep pain arises in the heart of a baby, a loving creature.
But we are not in this world by accident! Amen?
His parents did not have an accident, the truth is that you are here because God wanted, because God wished. So you were not born by chance, you were born because God had a purpose to you. God has a plan to put you in a position of honor!
Humble yourself therefore under the mighty hand of God and you will be exalted in due time!