Pastor Jason Wright brings a timely Word in season to the Body of Christ concerning the Rechabites. Though this is a historical account, it is saturated in meaning and application for the New Covenant believer.
The world today would tell us, that it is the lesser who serves the greater. Jesus takes the economy of the world and flips it on its head by saying, “For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth” (Lk. 22:27).
Have you a servant's heart? Have you a heart to serve? Do you count it a privilege to serve others, or is the privilege the other way around, when others serve you? When there is a need in front of you, what’s your response? Someone else will sort it, or do you count it your responsibility and privilege to try to meet that need? I see many within the Body of Christ at large clamouring for positions and gifts, but what for, if they have not first learnt the rudimentary ABCs of Christian service? Position in the Church is NOT for honour, but for SERVICE!!!
2 Kings 2:1-14
Dr. David Donovan and his wife Shirley head up a medical mission to the Niger Delta called New Foundations. David shares about the work of New Foundations and intermingles this with a timely message from the Word of God. I pray that the Lord uses this message to bless your heart!
Concerning the Old Mosaic Covenant, Jewish tradition puts the total number of commandments at 613. 248 positive commandments to DO, and 365 negative commandments NOT to do. Although various Rabbinic scholars have sought to compile a list of these commands, there have been slight disagreements on their precise number due to technicalities.
When asked by a Scribe, which is the greatest commandment, our Lord did not begin with "do this and don’t do that", but on the contrary, He proceeded to give the Shema. “Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord”. Having established the unity of God, what is to be our reasonable response to the worship of this One, True, Supreme Being? “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:29-31).
Before the invention of the engine, there were only two ways to power a sea vessel; by human power or by nature’s power. You could row a boat or sail a boat!! Without a doubt, rowing involves far more effort on the part of man than does sailing. Those oars must be pulled through the waters at speed enough to create a drag that propels the boat forward. Stop rowing and the boat stops with it! On the other hand, a sailing boat is oarless, and the means by which it is propelled is not by hand, but by the wind. The art of sailing is setting the sail to the wind!!
The Western Church functions today like a rowing boat. Its source of propulsion is based upon the principle of human power. Rowing strength is the model upon which it is founded. Oh, how we need a divine interruption into the mundane affairs of Churchianity! How we need so desperately to see the utter futility of our endless Church activities in the absence of the presence of God the Holy Ghost!!! Oh, how we need the fresh wind of revival to blow again amidst us that we might set our sails to the wind. Do it again Lord!