Armed And Extremely Dangerous

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Friday, January 9, 2015

The Chill of Loneliness

The Chill of Loneliness when dealing with Christians results from our walk with God that will give us a chill. Penetrating coldness is really great an awesome experience meaning that your will drift towards God or to ungodly world. We live in an ungodly world however our Christian walk is very important because it has such an impact on others in our circle it will bring a chill up and down your spine that cause awaking and quaking in the spirit man.  People don’t realize why there is often a sudden quack in our spirit. It is the realization of the Spirit man agreeing with the Spirit of the living God. And conformation occurs. The Christian lives in a glass house for many to see and often ostracized and criticize. Our character is often assassinated by others who walk according to their flesh. Our walk should never take us away from the fellowship of Christians in that of an unregenerate world. Our God-given instincts are innate in us as we cry out for companionship for our God. We feel a need and longings for Jesus in our lives as his aspirations and the absorption in the love of Christ dwells in us. He is the air we bereave oxygen the very breath we intake in our lungs God has control over we have the choice to live or die. The chill of loneliness is really amazing in a world of 6 billion people that loneliness can be so pandemic. There is no way to cover every emotional frustration of chilling with something as complex as our problems our emotions which can become a we tend to cover every facet of our being that loneliness will cause the stillness of the night to take flight and leaving you and I chilled under the covers with the very person that keeps us in the bondage in the stillness of the night.  This has cause many to abort the very movement of God desire to bring us higher in Him. God is looking for solders who can stand on His Word when adversity is staring us in our face.  We are looking for something’s to keep us from not feeling lonely. Now we have allow loneliness to become a stronghold our eyes are blind and dull in seeing what is not really there. It is at this point we can’t seem to see the forests before the trees surrounding us and now it has become a stronghold in our lives. Have you ever date someone and years later you look at them and ask yourself how I could have dated that person. It is the same person however your sense of awareness now at a later date is brighter and your eyes are open to see who they really are. Being lonely can often blind you making you believe the image that you’re looking at is that person your been seeking to fulfill your life. When Jesus was there all the time with His stretch out arms inviting you to come, the reality is what you desire was just an illusion from you being lonely.  This is a stronghold if we study the word and allow Jesus to be the lover of our soul truly loneliness could not vent in your vineyard there would be no room for it to grow. 2 Corinthians 10:4, "(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds ;) We must diffuse this time bomb in our lives. A great place to diffuse the bomb is within his center of our life experiences that has forced itself in our lives many of us who are called by God in a season to walk alone spending time with Him. The unsatisfied longings of the prophets for human understanding caused them to cry out in their complaint, and even our Lord Himself suffered in the same way. Many prophets live a life of loneliness. Loneliness! Just the sound of that word has a ring of despondency to it. It is defined as “sadness from being alone”; “bleakness and desolation”; and to be or feel “cut off from others.” Loneliness is the pain of emotional and social isolation. The man [or woman] who has passed on into the divine Presence in actual inner experience will not find many who understand him. He finds few who care to talk about that which is the supreme object of his interest, so he is often silent and preoccupied in the midst of noisy religious shoptalk. For this he earns the reputation of being dull and over-serious, so he is avoided and the gulf between him and society widens. He searches for friends upon whose garments he can detect the smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia out of the ivory palaces, and finding few or none he, like Mary of old, keeps these things in his heart. It is this very loneliness that throws him back upon God. The Major Prophets were men divinely designated to be spokesmen for God. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel make up the books of the Old Testament that are in this category. Four of the five books are named for the men whose messages are written. They were called watchmen, messengers of God, prophets, or foretellers. They stood alongside the priests of their day. Their messages, which gave insight into God’s will and plan, were predictive and sometimes given as exhortations (a call or invitation, comforting). Their writings were encouraging and challenging, but also at times, served as warnings. God is more concerned with the messenger than the message? God is more concerned that we embody the message than that we preserve our reputation. While men think it is the reputation to keep the congregation flowing in numbers than the message.   Prophets must be full of the power of the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit, a prophet cannot function and will be just a babbling voice. The scriptures are clear that prophets must have the Spirit of God upon them. The Christian prophet, like all Christians, has absolutely no power in himself. All that he accomplishes must be done by the Holy Spirit's power. To the extent that he neglects this fact, he will fail. Old Testament prophets were men of discipline, wisdom, counsel and insight, not of wild ecstasy Prophets today are trained primarily by the Lord Jesus Christ himself through His Holy Spirit. Their training is as much in life as in the classroom. Consequently when we speak of a school for prophets, we mean only that kind of training ground which can prepare the church as a whole to understand and nurture the budding prophets in its midst. The Holy Spirit is the master teacher, raising His prophesy. The prophet should be careful to walk in the Spirit all the time. He is to pray constantly. This often means silent prayer in tongues. There must be radical pursuit of Jesus to get the pure word of the Lord. Mature prophets are so in love with Jesus and submitted to His Lordship, that they are willing to see the word come back into His hand after receiving it. They won't care whether it is used or simply poured out on the ground (not used) as an offering to the Lord. Words received and given from such a heart of obedience give more life and blessing than those presumptuously spoken. Do not despair because of their apparent disqualifications. None of them will shut you out from thee the accents of the voice of the God. Notwithstanding all, the Word of the Lord shall come to you; not for your sake alone, but for those to whom you shall be sent. The one thing that God demands of you is absolute consecration to his purpose and willingness to go on any errand on which he may send you. Therefore this is what the Lord says: "If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; if you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman. Let this people turn to you, but you must not turn to them. I will make you a wall to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue and save you," declares the Lord (Jeremiah 15:19, 20). All prophets will meet with opposition. Jeremiah is an example of a prophet who was treated cruelly. Sometimes the most intense opposition comes from the people who know the prophet well. Jeremiah was warned not to trust his own family. Jeremiah 12:5, 6 all the prophets encounter opposition, but one of the marks of the true prophet was fortitude with which he met the opposition and the tenacity with which he continued to proclaim the message. Each of the prophets displayed the quality of total commitment to the ministry to which he was called. There was no turning back or weakening. Once the prophet had embarked upon his public ministry he was marked out as a man of God. His loyalty was to God alone whatever the consequences. Each of the prophets was driven by a kind of inner compulsion to fulfil whatever task was given regardless of the danger of or personal suffering that may result. Jeremiah is probably the best example of the prophet who could not be silenced or induced to vary the message despite threats, abuse, and physical violence. An important part of the prophet’s task is unceasing prayer for the Christian Community. The prophets, because they knew what the mind of the Lord was, were in a position to pray more effectually than other men. They had a clearer picture of what God was doing and so they knew when prayer was needed most. They were also able to pray true 'prophetic prayers' in which the Holy Spirit directed and guided their very manner and words (Isa 62:6) Prophecy and Prayer).Prayer belongs in a very high and important sense to the prophetic ministry. Praying prophets have frequently been at a premium in the history of Gods people. God's watchmen must always and everywhere be men of prayer. Praying preachers are the true prophets of the Lord, and are they who stand as mouth pieces of God to a generation of wicked and worldly-minded men and women. They are the boldest and truest, and swiftest ministers of God

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