June 10, 2021 (Thu)
Do Not Fear Words of Unbelief
Numbers 16:25~35 │ But if the Lord creates something new, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into Sheol, then you shall know that these men have despised the Lord.” And as soon as he had finished speaking all these words, the ground under them split apart. (30~31)
Hymn #295 Of Jesus’ Love That Sought Me (Unified Hymn #417)
[Message Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzuThaJc6hY&list=PLOCBKggOTU7yqOj4BUIgI_1Yx-MldYCO-&index=18
Even if you listen to the Word, your reactions may differ depending on your spiritual condition. Those who have unbelief deeply embedded in their hearts continue to complain and have resentment despite hearing God’s Word. They tend to be swayed by people’s words, public opinion, and rumors which cause their faith to waver. However, those who hold onto the covenant aren’t easily influenced by their situations. Instead, they believe in and follow God’s Word. Then, what is different about those who hold onto the covenant?
1. All the Works That Arise in Your Life Contain God’s Plans
Right now, life may seem harsh and unpredictable just like the wilderness. However, those who enjoy the mystery of prayer that connects to the throne look for God’s plan(Revelation 8:3~5). The Israelites who knew the meaning and importance of the Altar of Incense in the Tabernacle received answers even in the wilderness and ultimately, entered the promised land of Canaan.
2. You Must Hold onto God’s Absolute Plan
Because it was God’s plan to end the Israelites’ enslavement and enter the promised land of Canaan, He made them experience Passover and divided the Red Sea. While walking on the wilderness path, He instructed the Israelites to live centered on the Tabernacle. And in doing so, He restored the covenant.
Relaying the Gospel to the entire world is God’s desire and rightful plan. When you enjoy the Gospel and the mystery of prayer in today’s life that seems like the wilderness, God’s plan will be fulfilled in your present fields.
[Covenantal Prayer] Dear God, even today, as I live on the wilderness path, help me to grab hold of Your absolute plan and stand in the line of the covenant. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Immanuel Church Sunday Worship, 1st Service | December 6, 2020
Q. Are You Filled with Resentment and Complaints?
Do You Get Swept away by Rumors and Public Opinion?
Even though you listen to the Gospel, there are probably times when you think about personal loss or damage; strive to gain personal profit; cause conflicts with others; gossip about others’ shortcomings; and waste time and energy. Even if you’re not interested in God’s desires and plans or find yourself being overly sensitive regarding personal profit and loss, simply take your current condition and stand before God. By doing so, you’ll ensure that the blessings you’ve already received won’t be stripped away by your nature and words of unbelief.