I said this verse aloud many times yesterday particularly at yesterday’s doings related to Chick-fil-A.
20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me, but God meant it unto good to bring to pass as it is this day, to save many people alive.
However, all my quoting was only part of the verse: what they mean for evil, God means for good.
And it is true. Proven out yesterday by the overwhelming amount of chicken sold! It was not about chicken. It’s about freedom. And even those who have not said yes to JESUS yet understood that. Today, however, I am looking to the rest of that verse: to save many people alive.
Let us not forget that when ABBA turns the evil of the LEFT to good for the RIGHT, yes we enjoy that; yes, we want that; but, the greater purpose is to save many people alive. Let us not get in the way of that!
Tomorrow is purportedly set to be a day of protest. It is more than distasteful to me but I urge you if you happen to encounter a protester, please do NOT give them any additional reasons to ‘glory in their sin’. Treat them with kindness, by no means condone their sin but in no way judge them beyond the realm of GOD to be saved. Do not damn them to hell before the time by any of your words or gestures. For sure. For sure I am speaking most sternly to myself here. I am praying to be a shining example of the love and righteousness of JESUS CHRIST. For you see the sin of homosexuality is offensive to me. It is offensive to me because it is offensive to my ABBA. I am compelled by Him to hate what He hates and love what He loves. He hates sin. He loves people. And it is HE alone that can teach you and me to do as He does. I am urging us to allow Him to do this in us.
Let us cease to expect any of the peoples of this world to understand the Law and Love of GOD. (I Cor. 2:14) The reality of the Love and Law of GOD (they want the Love but not the Law) is foreign to any unregenerate mind. They cannot comprehend it and they never will unless CHRIST in us lights the way for them. And we will NEVER light the way for them by condoning their sin or damning them in the here and now.
Now I confess to you, I don’t have a clue in this moment how to walk this out in the world out there. Here at my dining table it is easy to write what we must do. Out there where our feet hit the pavement is a different world. But our GOD is able. Let us decide here and now where it is safe that we will exalt and honor our Savior with our words and our deeds out there where the Evil One is seeking whom he may devour.
Let it not be us!!
Galatians 5:14-16 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”
15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye not be consumed one by another.
16 This I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
And now I return to a recent verse SEEK YE FIRST and when I do that I can rely on this:
Matthew 10:19 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak, for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
ABBA, I so need help practicing Seeking You First and as I do I am certain in the moment You will give me words and deeds that will honor You and help our enemies find the road to repentance and salvation. I pray for myself and for every dear one that comes here to read and to pray that You, HOLY SPIRIT, will encourage us and motivate us to seek You first today, all day. LORD JESUS, and now we bring our sick and afflicted to You and we ask You to heal them. And we are not forgetting those who by their own testimony are rebellious and oblivious to You; thank You for not giving up on them and we pray they will yet be saved and rescued. And Israel. What a glorious future You have for them. Thank You. I look forward to see that day for them. And America. You love us so much. Thank You. Help us repent. HOLY SPIRIT, please raise up holy Statesmen and Heroes to lead the way. Thank You, ABBA.
We have the God-given Right to do right in this wrong World,