Ecclesiastes 11:6… “In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good” (KJV). A good question would be, “Have I no evening work for Jesus?” There are all kinds of opportunities to witness in the evening. Most people have returned from their daily jobs. Psalm 104:23 reads, “Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening” (NKJV). The evening hours has its calls also. The Holy Spirit says, “Withhold not thine hand.” We do not know what God will prosper. Evening time is a good time and a safe time for communication, for giving encouragement, for praying for others, for visiting the hurting, and for listening to feedback from others (i.e., seeing things through the eyes of someone else). Evening time is a good time for upholding spiritual values, for sharpening your love, or for writing that letter. It is not God’s will to make your evenings an evening of decay, yet many do. Psalm 67:1-2 reads, “God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah. That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations” (KJV). God blesses those who adopt His vision for the world. That vision is that when God blesses us, we are to turn around and bless the unblessed. There are many people yet to be blessed. There are many people who live without hope. One of the greatest gifts that you can give to them is hope from the Gospel.
POLITICS… This year is a big political year in our nation. Isaiah 34:12 reads, “They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing” (KJV). The New Living Translation reads, “It will be called the Land of Nothing, and its princes soon will all be gone.” Thought… Many are elected to go to the nation’s capital, but little justice is done. Things that need to get done are not done. Proverbs 28:2 from The Message reads, “When the country is in chaos, everybody has a plan to fix it–But it takes a leader of real understanding to straighten things out.” Many of our nation’s leaders are blindsided by their own lack of understanding. So far it’s all talk but little action.
I was walking into a building, actually a garage, that was converted to a church. I arrived a little late and the service (a 1 Corinthian 14:26 type of service) was in progress. A young man read a few scriptures. John 5:13, “For Jesus had conveyed himself away” (KJV), and Luke 4:30, which reads, “But he passing through the midst of them went his way.” Also Luke 2:45, “And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.” After reading these, the young man electrified the audience with the words, “They lost Jesus again.” I arose up and began to speak on the same subject, and saw in the same dream/vision a couple who had been in the service and whose car had stalled in the middle of the intersection. They were trying to restart it, and being frustrated, kept banging on the steering wheel. I went over and laid hands on the car, and in the name of Jesus commanded the car to start. It did. They had lost sight of Jesus in their time of need. I kept hearing in my spirit that the anointing came to abide forever (John 14:16, 1 John 2:27). The Holy Spirit through me kept saying that too many believers lose Jesus in times of pressure. The loss of Jesus is seen in their reaction to their pressure. Will it be said of you, “You lost it”? “They lost Jesus again?”
PSALM 1:1-6… When you step into the unknown, your faith knows that there will something solid to stand on. This psalm makes a contrast between the righteous and the ungodly, or between one kind of Christian and another kind of Christian. The difference is seen in where they get their counsel. The ungodly believer can be led astray by a corrupt inner circle of friends. There, they receive wrong counsel. There, they listen to wrong voices. There, they fellowship with the wrong crowd, and the results show that their lives are full of ups and downs, like a leaf blown about by the wind. The righteous believer will meditate on the word of God and the rules of conduct that God lays down. They receive counsel from knowledgeable people, they practice right living, and they do not scorn others. The results are stability, inward nourishment, productivity, durability, and success.
Pastor George Belobaba
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