Our hope and prayer is that a time has come to pass this week where you realized that you are not a possession of this world, you do not belong to the devil, but you are Gods. He is Your God! I love that old song that goes… Now I know that He is mine, and I’m His forever. He is leading me along life’s way. He’ll be holding to my hand when I cross death’s river. He will take the sting of death away. I wanna talk about that…
In Ezra 8 the Babylonian king Artaxerxes was giving proclamation unto the priest and scribe, Ezra. Ezra was the descendent of Aaron but that didn’t matter to that old king. Artaxerxes did not allow Ezra and all the Hebrews who were minded of their own free will to go up to Jerusalem (v13) because Ezra’s pedigree. It was because of the God of Ezra. That king feared Ezra’s God but he did not submit his full faith unto Him. How do you know, preacher? In several verses in your King James Bible, 8 times from verse 14 through 26, that king referred to Ezra’s God as “thy God” or “your God”. He did not say, Our God or My God. The God of Heaven, the Almighty, Everlasting Father, may not have been the God of the powerful Artaxerxes but that king knew that Jehovah God was the God that Ezra served.
Let us ask ourselves this simple sobering question; Does the world around us know that Jesus is our Lord? Can they tell by our testimony that the God of heaven is our God.
There have been times in my life, and probably yours, when a lost person comes around with an uncomfortable request. They might say, “Would you do me a favor? My mother is sick. Would you please pray for her?” Surely that dear lost soul, in a point of desperation, would swallow much pride to ask someone else to pray for their situation, only because they have noticed at some time in some way that the other person knows God as their own.
My sobering realization is that God only knows how many people have come close by my way in my life and had no knowledge that Jesus was My Lord.
I am restrained from much commentary on this thought. The Holy Ghost might just need conversation with our spirit concerning the question… Does the world know who Our God is.
God Bless You,
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