Tears

Tears are often associated with grief, hurt and pain that makes us distraught, angry and sorrowful. Sometimes we are moved to tears by the ungreatfulness of others; be it the child you work so hard to send to college and they turn their back on you or the spouse you helped and when they got to the top they dumped you.

Now since we are made in God’s image and likeness then it means He feels the same about us when we are ungrateful, unfaithful and turn to other ‘gods’. That makes God cry and when He cries me know it because we call it rain. We cry when one person hurts us hurt us, He cries because billions of people hurt Him by turning their backs on Him, being disobedient and disrespectful in His face with no shame. he wakes up every morning, clothes us in our right mind and  most people don’t even acknowledge Him much less thank Him. And the only time they remember Him is when they are in trouble or need something.

Thank You God that You are merciful, loving, kind and faithful even when we are not. We are sorry for upsetting You so severely that it has caused You to pour out tears of rain on the earth and fill the skies with thunder and lightning.
When there is thunder and lightning it means our acts are at the abominable stage, so much so that God has to throw a fit. However, when the righteous cry (be it tears or a shout for help) Psalm 34:17-19 says the righteous cry and the LORD heareth and delivereth them out of their troubles. The LORD is near unto those who are of a broken heart and saveth such as be of a contrite (heart) spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

God’s promise to the Israelites in Exodus 6:5-7 becomes our assurance that God hears our cries and will deliver us.

Also remember the times when Jesus wept. Regarding Martha, Mary and Lazarus in John 11: 1-37 and over the state of Jerusakem in Luke 19:41-44.

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Who Qualified You?

Whose qualifications are you relying on? God’s or the world? 2 Timothy 2:15 says,”Study to show thyself approved unto God (not a preacher, teacher, or pastor),a workman (which means everyone) needs not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. The pastor, teacher, preacher, apostle, evangelist, prophet are all workmen operating in their gifts and anointing, but they all have to divide the word of truth which comes only and directly from God through the Holy Spirit. That’s why He said in Revelation, let them who have an ear to hear, hear what the Spirit of the Lord has to say about the Church. Not the church in the past, the Church today. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. It was written for them then, written for us today and for future generations.

Therefore the world with its standards of education does not qualify you, it prepares you. It can’t tell you what to say to people you never knew but it points you to who can. Self can’t qualify you, because Jesus said you must deny yourself. John the Baptist in the book of John said I must decrease, that He might increase.

Don’t let the world or man dictate your qualifications to speak, about God.

In 1 Peter 4:10-11, it says, “As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; If any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth, that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

In Matthew 28:18 – 20, Jesus said, “All authority is given unto me in heaven and earth, go ye therefore and teach all nations…” which simply means that Jesus qualifies us once we accept Him. So if Jesus qualifies us who dares disqualify us.

All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask God, the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.