Monthly Archives: February 2015

Tabernacle of Witness

"Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen."  (Acts 7:44)

I discovered this scripture last week, by the leading of the Holy Spirit.  I know the Lord wanted me to see it because of some things he has been showing me through the years.  In my biography, I mention a prayer cabin my husband and I are working on, per the Lord’s instructions. The above passage speaks to me loudly.  There is no doubt in my mind, the Lord continues to confirm his Word and instructions to his people today THROUGH his Word and various other forms.

Our cabin name is "Witness," per Joshua 22:34.  This is where he told me what to name it.  He has continuously given me, and others, visions of what items, or articles if you will, to put in and around it, and HOW to make them, if we didn’t find what he showed us in the marketplace.  It is all consistent with how God instructed Moses and Solomon.  This has been a trying, but most rewarding experience, in my life.

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Flee Idolatry

"Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.  I speak to wise men; judge ye what I say…Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.  Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy?  Are we stronger than he?" (I Corinthians 10:14,15,21,22)

What is idolatry?  The Bible mentions it 101 times; it is an abomination to God; Colossians 3:5 defines it as covetousness; and 1 Samuel 15:23 says it can be stubbornness.  The majority of scripture refers to the following definitions taken from our most commonly used dictionaries:  adulation, deification, hero worship, worship, idolization, worshipping; the worship of a physical object as a god; immoderate attachment or devotion to something.  Paul describes the origin of idolatry in Romans 1:21-25: men forsook God, and sank into ignorance and moral corruption.

Forms of idolatry are:  Fetishism, or the worship of trees, rivers, hills, stones, etc.; Nature worship, the worship of the sun, moon, and stars, as the supposed powers of nature; Hero worship, the worship of deceased ancestors, or heroes.

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Self-Medicating?

"My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.  Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.  For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.  Keep thy heart with all diligence: for out of it are the issues of life."  Prov. 4:20-23

The Lord is asking us, "What are we self-medicating with?"

A few years ago, I had a yearly physical exam at the local Veteran Administration’s health clinic.  While in the waiting room, a man I will call Frank, walked into the lobby.  I perceived he was anxious and distraught.  I was reading my Bible while I waited, and noticed him glancing my way periodically.  The Holy Spirit told me to ask him if I could pray with him, and gave me a chapter in Proverbs to read to him.  I can’t remember now which chapter it was, but it turned out to be Frank’s favorite one.  Hallelujah, God knows the heart!

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Why Are You Hungry?

Jesus said, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”

 How many times do you hear Christians say, “I’m leaving this church; I’m just not being fed?”  Or, they accuse the pastor/teacher of doing their job improperly, because they aren’t learning anything?  It grieves the Holy Spirit tremendously when these poisonous words spew from the mouths of God’s children. 

 I would like to use the example of a child in school.  They are not learning and excelling the way the parents believe they should.  What do the parents think first and foremost?  There must be something wrong with the teacher.  As time passes and the situation is addressed, it is discovered the child was not APPLYING himself, or herself, and it was not the teacher’s fault at all.  I am generalizing, but I believe you understand the picture I am trying to paint.

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