September 13, 2018

Recognition: The Flame of Fame

© 2013 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man series



Today decide.  
Who will YOU serve?  
Yourself or the LORD?
We are to have singleness of heart toward our Redeemer.
All we have and all we are is due to God.
He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to pay in full for our redemption.
Do not fear the emptying of self. 
For God will fill you to over flowing with His Holy Spirit if you will receive Him.
There is a fear in those gathered in mankind of a usurpation. 
Rightfully so, because someone HAS taken our place.
Jesus Christ has taken our place and borne our transgressions away.

Men of flesh and bone fear failure and possess a strong need for recognition.
This desire for recognition can strip a person of giving back to God the enablement that He gave to us.
We cling to our gifts with soulful remorse, acknowledging only minutely the value received.
We strive to hang on to our gifting, instead of letting go.  
Our heart of pride recognizes the gift within, but quickly shuts the box and ties the bow as though we have not seen His glory.
What are we thinking? 
What are we doing?
We carefully guard our perceived value, intending to be paid well...for that which we have been freely given. The gifts we have received were Paid in Full by our Redeemer.

We are His children.  A witness for God in a lost, deceived and dying world.
No man knows the day or the hour of Christ's return. 
Be found faithful, be diligent.  
He gave all for you and I.  
Can we give less? 
Consider John 10:10 which says "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

A house divided can not stand. 
We are the tabernacle of God.  
The Lord calls us to wholeness in Him. 
Work and give, while it is yet day.  

John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

Matthew 21:28-45


Church, Bride of Christ Jesus, Be about your Father's business.
~Debbie


Matthew 10:8  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Revelation 21:6  And he said unto me, It is done.  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Isaiah 45:13  I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.


© 2005 Debbie Turner Chavers


Hebrews 9:11-14  But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot  to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Acts 15:16-17  After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.





* Original body of my post from my blog in 2016 and rewritten for today.
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September 06, 2018

Persevere, Slow and Steady


Fishing Vessel
© Debbie Turner Chavers



God honors His word and I know He will speak particularly to you through His Word.
Ask the Lord and receive clarification for prayer and things concerning you.
God will direct your path, your plans, and your prayers.
I asked the Lord some questions concerning path, plan, and prayer and was told by the Holy Spirit this admonition, "Slow and Steady."
He reminded me to remember the storm at sea when Jesus was "in" the boat.
Jesus said "Peace, be still" as the waves and wind raged.
We are to say what He said.
Our prayers are repeats of the Word of God.
God honors His Word.
His Word will not return void.

Read
Mark 4:37-41.
And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?


Read Mark 5:1-20 to gain clarity as Jesus advanced toward delivering the one being tormented.
The demonic.
I am sure there was at least one who prayed for the one possessed with an unclean spirit.
More than likely, more than one prayed for him.

The storm before the deliverance was fierce BUT no match for Jesus, the Prince of Peace. 

Remember Jesus and the disciples were headed to the country of the Gadarenes.
Regardless of the time or place, remember Jesus is in the Boat. And yes, He cares for you and is able to deliver the one with the unclean spirit.
The goal of the storm and the associated chaos is to sink the boat, aka. YOU.
Your prayers, your path, your footsteps that are ordered by the Lord are part of His plan for you as a chosen child of God.
Do not give up. Do not give in.
Remember the one with the Legion.
The one waiting for deliverance and his call to go and tell as a Delivered one.

Remember, persevere,slow and steady.
We are in His peace, for He is in us and Jesus is the Prince of Peace.
So...slow and steady.
Moving as God directs by His Word through the Holy Spirit.
Be still when directed.
Peaceful and peace filled.


My husband has a saying about warfare and soldiers which the Holy Spirit expounded to me many mornings ago.
About friends aka fellow soldiers who are in the fox hole with you as the battle rages.
The Holy Spirit used Tim's analogy to show me a truth.
The Holy Spirit said no soldier would enter the battle without his armor on in the field,  whether he was trenched in .. ie in the foxhole or walking about.
For such is natural mans war.
The man and woman of God must put on the Armor that was issued and stay dressed in it.
Are we spiritually armored as listed in Ephesians 6?
Indeed, the armor has been issued, but are we dressed on purpose in the armor received?

If not, then the foxhole is but a rabbit hole.
WE are NOT rabbits.

We are the Redeemed of the LORD
And
We SAY so.

In Jesus name
Amen.

~Debbie


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