Too Many Words

Too Many Words

“We are getting far too many words and too few of them are from the Lord”.
Marsha Deveaux Johnson

Many spiritual leaders are afraid to speak God’s word because of the fear of people.   This is not the first time God has had to deal with leaders who feared man.  It is common in both the old and new testaments.  Leaders in the past and today engage in situational politics and adjust social issue views to accommodate the favored group, party, opinion, etc.  This happens sometimes in absolute absentia of God’s word, law, and commandments.   It is very clear that most of our politicians and legislators have no word of the Lord in their mouths. 

Recently I was concerned about issues that dominate the news media and are holding the minds of people captive.  God spoke in my spirit and said, “Don’t look at the lives of people, look at My word.”  This Rhema word was settling for me.  I hope it will settle you and allow you to focus on what is honest, just, lovely, true, and of good report (Philippians 4:8).  If we focus, we will see Eternity.  If we view and listen to the “banging of tin cans” (words, words, words) in this world, Eternity will be elusive. 

God is a God of justice who loves and rewards righteousness and hates wickedness.  He will not be mocked by the creatures He created (Galatians 6:7).  He says whatsoever you sow, you will reap.  If you sow hatred and discord, it will one day come to live at your house.  If you sow God’s word in your own life and the lives of others, you will dwell safely and quietly from fear of evil (Proverbs 1:33).

Many activists beat for justice on a “tin can” (words, words, words), but do not seek, find, and practice the truth of God’s word.  How foolish many appear to God crying for justices (with words) while their own hearts are soaked in deceit, greed, and hatred.  How He pities us and desires our hearts to be given over to Him.

Many politicians label themselves Christians only to deceive, trap and endanger the lives of true Christians.  God knows them that are truly His (2nd Timothy 2:19)!  It is up to each Believer to not be deceived by words.  We must listen for the voice of God in everything we hear.  If God’s voice does not resound in what we are hearing, bid it accursed (Galatians 1:8)!

Christians should never under any circumstance agree with words of hatred, put down, racism, and classism.  None of these things are a part of the Kingdom of God.  God loves and cares for all people and will not take sides against any created being.  It is His heart that all come to a knowledge and acceptance of Him.  The created being is the one who separates himself from God.  Jesus died for all men.  This is a simple message, yet when negative words are running rampant, everything gets complicated. 

Return to the simple words on which hang the law and the prophets.  “Thou shall love the Lord God with all thy heart, soul, and mind, and thy neighbor as thyself (Matthew 22:37-39).  Remember that God is about all people.  God fearing people who love righteousness do not perpetuate words of hatred, greed and power, but of love, salvation, and restoration.

The word of God tells the story of the rich man who gathered riches, fortified his storehouse, and built greater barns (Luke 12:16-21).  He sought to make himself richer and richer and to keep all that he had.  Nothing was designated for the poor who God said would always exist. God has instructed us to be cognizant of the less fortunate and make provisions to share riches (Deuteronomy 15:11).   The rich man forgot that he had a date with destiny to slip into Eternity.  It happened suddenly when he was so sure of his wealth and power to live forever.  When he slipped into Eternity, nothing went with him.  He was no longer in charge of the vast wealth he had accumulated for himself in this world.  It was all “left behind”.

I offer this “To Do” list to stay focused in the “Too Many Words” world in which we live.

·         When the words get so fast and furious around you, check in your spirit to see if they are really the heart of God for His creatures. 

·         Sharpen your ears to God’s voice by reading and speaking His word more than the word of people. 

·         Denounce religion, hatred, greed, racism, and classism.  Seek relationship with God.  Hunger to be found in His word looking for answers to all situations you face.  How will you know His voice if you do not know Him?

·         Pray bold and earnest prayers for leaders and politicians to speak the word of the Lord rather than the sentiments of created beings.

·         Examine every word you speak in light of its weight for Eternity!

If you love God, you will love all people.
If you hurt people, you hurt God.
If you deny God, you will deny people.

Enjoy the Holiday Season and the “Change” that God is bringing.
We are moving closer to the other side of Eternity

Why "Hepzibah in Training?"

More than twenty five years ago I stood in a powerful praise and worship service. As I entered into worship weeping in the presence of the King, I heard the voice of Jesus in my spirit. He called me two names. The first name was Hephzibah and the second was Beulah. I was stunned and immediately sat down on the bench to ponder these two names. Neither of these names appeared flattering to me.

I left church and called my sister, a mighty warrior of God, and told her that God had called me two names. Her reply was “If God called me names; I needed to find out what they meant.” I searched scripture and found that the name Hephzibah means, “The Lord delights in her” and that Beulah meant, “Thy land is married (committed, spoken for, etc). Needless to say, I was delighted in the significance of these two names that my Savior has bestowed upon me. My goal and treasure in life is to fulfill the plan for my life on this side of Eternity and to train for the other side of Eternity.

I offer you the revelations, thoughts, and meditations that God imparts to me in this blog “Hepzibah In Training”.

I thank you for your comments.