SATURDAY 14TH SEPT., 2019
WORD FOCUS: GET IN, OUT OR RUN OVER
TEXT: Romans 12:11 “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;..”
We are living in the last of the last days, and there is a great harvest of souls that must be won. Yet, we can only accomplish the work of the end-time harvest by doing the works of Jesus, which requires us to be full of God and fervent and we won’t get it done in a passive, apathetic state. God feels strongly about the temperature of the believers. In fact, the word ‘fervent’ means to be hot and boil’. Take note! Jesus said, “I know thy works, thou art neither cold nor hot…., so then because thou art lukewarm…. I will spew thee out of my mouth” (Rev.3:15-16). God doesn’t want lukewarm Christians who are half in, half out of His plan and purpose. Actually, as an old song says, get in, get out or run over.
That may sound harsh, but too man believers think, ‘if it’s convenient, I’ll go to church today. ‘If it’s convenient, I’ll pray today,. ‘If I’ve got the time, I’ll read my Bible before I sleep’ it’s actually been surveyed that the average Christian attends church only 2.5 times per month. That would mean if a pastor wanted to preach a message to his or her whole congregation, he/she would have to repeat it four weeks in a row so they all could hear it. Something is wrong with that picture.
For too many Christians, God has become a matter of convenient, but that’s not what fervency and zeal are all about. “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord” (NIV). The Voice translation reads, God wants us on fire, fervent, hot, bubbling up and boiling over with the things of the Spirit. We can either be on the lower plane where the lust of the flesh controls and dominate us, or we can rise up higher where God leads us and guides us. God wants us fervent and zealous for Him. He wants us filled with all He is and all that He has. Here’s a Holy Ghost Psalm that came up in my heart – Be filled with zeal. Be fervent with fire. Walk in the Spirit and you’ll fulfill His desire. All that is of the flesh will be burned to ash as we encounter His power reserved for this hour. So rise up. Make a decision. Make a choice. Run your race and obey his voice. Filled with zeal and fervent with fire, be determined to live a whole lot higher”
MEDITATION: Gal. 5:16
STUDY THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
JN 17; 2CHRO 25; PS 82
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