Friday 26 April 2024

A God Who Answers | Part Five.

We continue with our meditations in The Book of Daniel, as we continue to dig deeper into verse 13 of Chapter 10. It reads,

"But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia."
We continue digging into the phrase "withstood me." I love the way The Passion Translation (TPT) renders Galatian 5:1. It reads,
"At last we have freedom, for Christ has set us free! We must always cherish this truth and firmly refuse to go back into the bondage of our past."
Where most of us lose the initiative to take our freedom stand because we are unaware, nor do we cherish it. This is partly because those who are supposed to help and support us are about other things. They have left their duty post and are no better than the people they are called to help.

Ephesians 4:11-16 tells us,
"And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love."
The apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers were called to support the saints, not dominate them. They are ministers (servants), not overlords or masters, under Shepherds, not hirelings. Unfortunately, many have allowed their flesh to have the better of them and are all about jostling for titles and self-grandiose.

We can do better. We can rise to the occasion of our calling. This is life. This is it. It is not a practice session. The curtains are up. The lights are on. The film is rolling. Let's roll.

The Saint.

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