Rebuilding and Keeping Faith
“And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the LORD, that he did for Israel. ” Judges 2:7 KJV
There is a land promised an inheritance given that everyone wants, every nations wants to possess the good of the land. No nation, no people want to live in constant turmoil with one another, nor do families want to stay angry and mad with one another all the time.
We may remember (as a thorn) is very irritating and hurts, once touched or pricked it is a sensitive area were one tries to guard it but the pain and sensation never leaves. When bad things happen it is the enemies job to be as the thorn. It is his nature to whatever possible to cause you to disobey the laws given causing chaos, disorder and disrespect with the goal of forcing you to choose to surrender your inheritence.
In the 2nd chapter of Judges we read about how the children of Israel came to live in the land promised in obedience and peace with all other nations and people around for well over 110 years (Joshua’s life span). The elders serving with him and their generation also served the LORD.
But pay attention for then a generation is raised that do not know the LORD God. They begin worshipping other gods and surrendering their inheritence to other nations, everything other nations had, things other people did, the children of promise wanted and began doing. They could not change so they created new laws to govern their behavior, they endulged in pleasure and sin and their nature was corrupted. They no longer had elders to teach them for they refused wise counsel so GOD raised up within this corrupt people judges to righteously review, rebuild and restore the people from the madness of themselves.
When will we learn? When will we see? We walk around blind? We pay little attention the the things of GOD because we lack faith in HIM. Do you not know that HE is not pleased? Simply, do you not care?
This is not a dream. This is not going to end well. We will destroyone another and are at war with one another because we fail to see one another. I was born first. I was born because of a promise. I am suppose to get more than you. It’s mine and you can’t have it. God has provided apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers. We have had elders, judges, intercessors, kings, queens. God has given us disciples as examples, His begotten son, JESUS who died for all of us (ending the dispute of who is worthy of salvation) and His Spirit to teach us all things spiritual to reckon us back and keep us from destroying one another lest we fall.
Yet we still refuse.
I thank God for placing in every generation a remnant, an Apostolic Royal Guard if you will. Their purpose to rebuild and restore faith; the substance of things hoped for and evidence of things not seen. Let the guards (judges) be raised. Let them stand in prayer. Let them be revealed, let them restore and let them pray. They will not and have not bowed before idol gods. They are not alone. LORD hedge them, hide them and hear their prayer for Your people. In JESUS Name.
~ in Him ~