Friday, December 2, 2016

Day 59 - Death!

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 213
         
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Michael draws our attention to two very different “life” perspectives, by the contrasting reality of “death.”  He clearly points out that all human perspective is directly related to one’s spiritual life…


DAY 59

Death!

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of {the} archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. --I Thessalonians 4:16

I find it interesting that when humanism competes with any religion, it self-proclaims its superiority. It cannot compete with Jesus, who was, to say the least, unique and not of the world; He brought us the wisdom of heaven and teaching not heard in any religion. He is higher than all the man-inspired philosophies, systems, compassion, or love. The humanists are working hard to make Christianity out to be a hate religion. We know that true hate is to see a man being destroyed and to say nothing. If only for this reason, the humanists prove themselves to be full of hate, which does not exclude them from being wickedly wise. Since the believer has the hope of heaven, death on earth is not paramount in our thinking. It is here that the humanists believe they have found the chink in our armor. They are all about life on earth and want to appear to be very compassionate. They constantly cry, “See the suffering children, see how many have died from disease, see how easy it would be to alleviate suffering, and see how we have the answer?” The humanist has made death out to be the worst thing possible; it reveals his heart, for to him it will be the worst thing possible. However, we are not to be deceived into his way of thinking. Death is not the worst thing that can happen to a person, whose life on this earth was never meant to last forever. Christians are a unique group that does not fear death. Yet more and more believers are sacrificing integrity and effort to support the cause of doing anything and everything to see life on earth continue. Matthew 10:28, “And do not fear those who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

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I love this verse!  Almost every opportunity I have of presiding at graveside services, I read this verse and then state: “I think the two best places to be when Christ comes again would be, (1) with someone who has just placed their trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to be their very own personal Savior, or (2) at the graveside when the trumpet sounds, and the dead IN CHRIST rise first…”  Can you imagine what either would be like!?!

Michael unequivocally states the TRUTH…Humanism (or any religion) cannot compete with JESUS.  Period.  “He brought us the wisdom of heaven and teaching not heard in any religion. He is higher than all the man-inspired philosophies, systems, compassion, or love.”  Well, amen.

Michael also gives us a tremendous life lesson: “True hate is to see a man being destroyed and to say nothing.”  Michael’s surrounding statements show us what we DO  is relative to what is IN us: “The humanists are working hard to make Christianity out to be a hate religion…If only for this reason, the humanists prove themselves to be full of hate.” 

Finally, Michael states the inevitable with timeless encouragement, then closes with Jesus’ comforting words: Matthew 10:28, “And do not fear those who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” 

And as one who is now seeing His Savior face to face, Michael is experiencing the One which nothing can compete with!  And we can all hear Michael saying, “Well, amen!”

Try thinking of all this the next time you are at the graveside of a loved one, or close acquaintance…



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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Day 56 - Contrast Changes People

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 212
         
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It is an age-old truth that you can discuss God with anyone, but many will not discuss Christ with you.  Michael brings our attention to a great verse that gives us some beautiful advice that is simple to observe…especially by the grace of God.



DAY 56

Contrast Changes People

And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them. --Mark 6:11

As a believer you must understand that it is contrast, not conflict, which changes people. If someone will not be quiet and let others talk, do not bring it to his attention; simply be quiet yourself and let him talk. Contrast will be the loudest protest. There are some topics that you simply cannot discuss with certain people. Those topics are easy to spot, for when you make an observation, halfway through the sentence, before you have completed the thought, they will be disagreeing with you. Do you have to discuss those topics? If not, simply change topics, continue loving, and move on. The contrast is that you did not get upset over those things.

Over the years, through several hundred hours of lecturing, I have developed something of a thick skin. I have been accused of things I was not doing or teaching, of things I was doing, and of things I could not see I was doing. However, experience has proven that the best approach is to keep my eyes off the accusations and on the Father, to maintain moment-by-moment abiding. In that context, with His light shining on my problems, His might is there to set me free, and He is the One I want to please.

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Almost everyone acknowledges and possesses “a god.”  Very few truthfully acknowledge the One God.  So, therefore, Jesus gave us the peaceful advice: “If any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them.”  Almost hilarious, isn’t it, when you really “get the picture.”  In that day, dust was everywhere…dirt floors, etc., but more dirt outside.  Picture the guys or gals leaving a place where they were not welcome or the homeowners would not listen to them…Jesus said it will be a “testimony against them” when you shake the dust (from their floors) off your feet AS YOU STEP OUT ONTO the dirt of the ground outside their home.  In other words, you are silently and simply showing them their wrong.

And Michael tells us that this “contrast” is the upper road to take…instead of conflict…arguing with those who won’t listen and we cannot convince of their error.  That “convincing” is the work of the Holy Spirit.  Our not arguing will be our loudest protest!  State Truth.  Leave the “arguing” to God.

This reminds me of one time out knocking on doors while taking some info about our church to those in the neighborhood nearby.  A fellow answered the door.  He was a “member” (never went, but was a member) of a church of a different persuasion than ours.  Now listen, even when I offered to share a scripture with him, he said, “No.  We don’t have a bible.  We don’t use a bible.  We use the booklet our church gives us.”  I was stunned for a moment.  I really was at a loss as to how to proceed.  But God gave me a “push” toward the car!  Well, amen.  I now KNOW what God was doing.  He was living Mark 6:11 through me!

Having grown in grace, I now have the simple wisdom of Michael’s words: “the best approach is to keep my eyes off the accusations (or, rejection) and on the Father, to maintain moment-by-moment abiding.”  It doesn’t take me long to head for the car!



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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Day 53 - Communicate Feelings

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 211
         
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I have always called Michael the best “counselor” I have ever known.  His astute comments in today’s writing emphasize the reason for my trust in his words.


DAY 53

Communicating Feelings

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. --Psalm 139: 23, 24

Very few couples ever learn to communicate on the important level of how they feel. Most people live out of feelings, which should be communicated even if they are not based on fact. However, when beginning to describe how they feel, people often get bombarded with facts from their spouses intended to discredit what was said. It is interesting to watch the confrontation of a carnal person. First, he tries denial:  "I did not do it!" Second, there is the rationalization of his/her behavior: "I had to do it." Then comes the accusation: "You made me do it," or, "You have done the same thing yourself." None of this makes for great conversation that goes anywhere. The spiritual man does none of the above when confronted, neither immediately accepting (unless conviction from God previously existed) nor immediately rejecting the claims, but laying his heart before God and letting God probe. If what was said is true, then there is repentance. 
           
Let others tell you how they feel. You may be hearing only false feelings, but a spiritual response from you will help reveal this. Get in the other person’s shoes and understand the feelings and why they might be occurring, without responding in a manner calculated to defend yourself. This will help both of you move past those feelings to the Truth, Christ.

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Psalm 139:23-24 are a testimony of the great King David’s understanding of himself versus God’s knowledge of him.  And one thing that shows is that O.T. Believers did not possess the Holy Spirit’s indwelling…therefore the “uh-huh” and “unh-uh” He gives today’s Believers were not available to David.  So David would wisely ask God to reveal and lead him as needed.  Today, we have HIM inside us to do such, most often whether we ask or not, although it is never “bad” to ask God for His wisdom, His insights, His awareness of any of our “offensive ways,” and His leadership.

Michael shows us this translates to the disaster of carnal Christians not being able to (or, not wanting to) communicate their feelings when a sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s nudging (and desire to walk with His involvement) could lead to less tension and better communication.

Interestingly, the Greek word for “communicate” in the New Testament is koinoneo, meaning “share with.”  Exactly what Michael is saying here!  Share with each other our feelings, not just facts.  And especially not arguments!



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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Day 46 - Christ's Gain

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 210
         
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In “Day 46” of MWfHS Michael embraces an idea that few would ever entertain, simply because of “forbidden thoughts” that legalists often thrust on Believers.  But Michael shows their inhibitions toward Truth lead to missing out on two great revelations.


DAY 46

Christ's Gain

In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering. --Hebrews 2:10

On a recent international trip I was sitting on the front pew waiting to preach. During the song service I looked on the wall at a picture of Mary holding Jesus. God becoming a man! I have always thought of the great loss Jesus experienced in having to leave heaven to become a man. I had never before thought there was gain for Him, but there are two areas of gain that I see. First, though I know little about Him, I know He is the lover of my soul. God created man like a fine automobile, but a car cannot drive on its own. I have seen in the bottom of a ferryboat a tangled and beaten-up heap of cars after a storm at sea. Those lost cars had no drivers. Jesus stepped in to become the driver in man and to make the creation perform perfectly. He comes to dwell in each of us, to drive, so to speak.

Second, when spirit dwells in flesh, the spirit will either be perfected or destroyed. In heaven, without hindrances, spirit never really sees its limitations. This is partially the problem that Satan had, thinking he was equal to God. Putting spirit in flesh is redeeming for the spirit as the short course in revealing weakness. Once spirit has lived in flesh and found that it is conquered by flesh (spirit is willing but the flesh is weak), spirit enters into humility. Clinging to and empowered by God, spirit perceives something it never would have if not presented with that new level of need: a deeper experience of the glory of God as He meets the need. Spirit as it lives and is being perfected in flesh reveals the glory of God. Having descended and ascended, does Jesus see the Father differently? If so, is it gain? Jesus was made perfect through suffering. What does this mean for me? Jesus put Himself in a place of great need, but God did more than meet the need. So maybe God the Father will never seem the same for Jesus. Has the Father gotten even more wondrous and beautiful to Jesus? Maybe for the first time in my life, I am happy that I began as a man. Having God help me in my weakness gives me a view and experience of God that no angel will ever have. We are spirits trapped in flesh; in our weakness He becomes our strength.

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There is nothing to talk about any further…than to speak of enjoying all that Jesus IS to us:
1. Jesus came to dwell in us to become the driver in man and make the creation perform perfectly.
2. Spirit as it lives and is being perfected in flesh reveals the glory of God.
3. In our weakness, He becomes our strength.

Well, amen.




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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Day 121 - God's Children

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 209
         
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Abiding Life Ministries International
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Elections, governments, and man-made powers are of this world.  And, as Christians, we are not of this world.  Interesting, isn’t it, living under these circumstance.  Well, Michael Wells gives us something to really think about in “Day 121” of MWfHS…


DAY 121

God’s Children


And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. –Romans 12:2

Do you really believe that the Lord’s return and the end of this world will be prompted by the doings of politicians or polls? By the opinion of an entertainer who a short time ago was a waiter? Does the late-breaking news really mean anything? Why am I, as some accuse, being so negative? As a child of God a man is of greater importance than anyone in the world; his opinions count more, he is more unique, and he has more value. Do not forget it. We are to live above the world, not allowing it to tell us who our enemies are, whom we are to serve, who is important, or to whom we are to listen. At the heart of the world’s system are ticks attaching themselves to living things, God’s people, and trying to suck life out of us by continually telling believers we are in some way defective. The world’s system needs people and yet despises them. The “great and mighty” need the weakest to maintain their position, and actually, since they can never rise above the thing they need, they are really quite weak. It would be nice if ticks only took what they needed and left, but they never do. They always lay more eggs, and so the world continues to perpetuate itself.  

The pull of the world is unbelievable. Jesus could have extended His kingdom through government and worldly cooperation, but He fled from those at every point, so what business would we have courting what He avoided? Jesus steered clear of the world, so how could we consider ourselves strong enough to stand in its strongholds without compromise? I am privileged to meet with the most famous, special, and called people in the world every day, those who have been called out of the world, the believers. We are not of this world. Is that not good news? The standard of the world does not apply to us, and we are blest and happy to know one another. This kingdom is passing and will give way to His; in this we can rejoice. Be not conformed! We are in but not of the world. The Holy Spirit whispers, “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son.” This we must remember as we approach the world from which He, and He alone, redeemed us.

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The scripture verse for this day’s writing is a very interesting verse.  The Greek tells us “do not fall in with the external and fleeting fashions of this age nor be fashioned to them, but undergo a deep inner change by the qualitative renewing of your mind as the Spirit of God alone can work in you” (Spiro Zodhiates).  Reference 2 Corin. 3:12-18 for what the Holy Spirit has ALREADY done in Christians!  And specifically, the word “renewing” is such that makes a person different than in the past.  What is the most uncomplicated and least effortless way to do this?  Abide.  Move into the Mind of Christ God has given every one of His kids.  THAT is what Michael says over and over and over.  When we will do that?

JESUS has all the ideas and answers we need.  HE has any “supply” we need.  HE has all the protection we need.  HE has given us, as a child of God, a Spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  Who, or what, in this world can do us better than that?!?

And here Michael describes for us the practical “work” to do: “We are to live above the world, not allowing it to tell us who our enemies are, whom we are to serve, who is important, or to whom we are to listen.”  Be not conformed!  Do not fall in with the external and fleeting fashions of this age (this world) nor be fashioned to them.  Well, amen!

Besides, “there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.” (Romans 13:1). 



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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Day 129 - He Is the Glue

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 208
         
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Michael brings another perspective that best describes the world we all live in, be it America, Africa, India, Asia, Europe, etc., etc.  And God’s Truth is what we must enjoy…



DAY 129

He Is the Glue

For by Him all things were created, {both} in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. --Colossians 1:16, 17

I have often looked at world economies and wondered what was holding them together; they should not work. I look at governments and wonder at their existence. What is keeping them going? Families that are cold and dysfunctional; how do they keep running? Individual lives that are empty, hopeless, shallow echoes of the flesh; how do they manage to carry on? All things visible are held together by something presently invisible, Jesus. It is not true that man needs to be dependent on God. Why? Because he is dependent already, and whether or not that truth is acknowledged makes very little difference to the fact of the matter.  

Jesus Christ is holding together the dictator, as well as those who persecute. He is holding together the criminal, the politician, the unethical businessman, and anyone else who would oppress. For many, such a realization would give cause to blame God. “Who could worship a God that holds together the wicked, self-centered, and abusive people?” But for me, the recognition has brought a great peace and rest. I know that if He holds them together, then He is ultimately in charge and can cause all things to work toward His end. The One who is the Glue is Love, and love will not harm me. I do not have to panic or invite in fear of the future as I look to the government. My life is not in the hands of the visible, but in the hands of the Glue that holds together my world, my family, my emotions, my will, and my deepest life. I can leave it to others to plot and plan how their own efforts can best control their visible world; they will try to find security in vocation, in assets, in family, and in others; my world is held together by the Divine Glue of love. Amazing! Amazing love! I have no worries! 

Carnal man is blind; he builds but neglects to recognize the Glue that has His own mind, will, divine plan, and goal. Carnal man lives in pride and independence but has not succeeded in running and hiding from God, for Jesus is right there in the midst of all that has been created, a "Holy Spy" in all the secret places of man’s heart and accomplishments. The Divine Glue will determine the end of all things, even of those who think they hold themselves together. When He mandates the end, He can simply remove Himself from the visible governmental powers, and they will be no more. When the Glue withdraws, all will crumble. 

I believe that Christians can be quiet and let the years speak against the minutes, willing to wait as they watch God’s plan revealed. We must have the faith to see Him as the invisible Glue in charge, in ultimate control, working all things to His end; and then we must rest and watch with joy the unfolding of the glorious days ahead. Our God is doing all things perfectly.

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Christians should have seen this day coming.  “Things” have been getting “worse” so far as Christians would evaluate, but God has never lost control.  2 Chronicles 7:14 is perhaps a testimony against Believers as a whole, but it is a hope if enough repent. 

However, Michael simply points out the “facts” of life as we see it unfold today…  Well, amen!



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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Day 114 - Give Us A Government

Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 207
         
Michael’s book is available through:

Abiding Life Ministries International
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We are only 20 days away from the 2016 Presidential election in America.  And all are thinking a new President is going to make things better for them.  At least that is why most cast a vote one way or another.  And most don’t understand they are actually acting out Philippians 3:18-19.  Michael gives us some outstanding insights into how this has played out around the world he traveled.


DAY 114

Give Us a Government


“Give us a king to judge us.” And Samuel prayed to the LORD. --I Samuel 8:6

I must admit that one of my greatest struggles has been to see God in government. As I ministered in so many countries, I could not help but see the abuse of government when carnal man takes control. I have often been asked how I can believe in a God who permits suffering. My response is consistent: “How can you believe in man, who causes the suffering?” The amazing thing is that we the people have yielded to these carnal men the authority over us. In man’s carnality he cannot even settle an argument with a neighbor. He believes himself to be right and cries, “Give us a king to judge us!” Well, we have all gotten our kings, our judges, and we got more than we reckoned for. Justice has a price, freedom! In the end every man would have been better off to give the neighbor whatever he had taken, to forego the king and judge, and to trust God to fix the whole thing. We can see that governments come into existence because of man’s lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, and boastful pride of life. It was man’s carnality that put a king in charge; now the king counts on man’s carnality in order for him to stay in power. The carnal liberal and the carnal conservative both want to impose their wishes on the other. The carnal king (government) listens so intently because, after all, he is needed. All the while this friction is used to keep the king in power, and while in power, what does he do? He placates both sides while oppressing, stealing, appropriating, and financing every deed of the flesh. “Give us a king!” What a mistake. The founding fathers of the United States saw it and tried to stop it. Their solution was a government under God. The carnal are like mushrooms, hidden until the fullness of time when a simple afternoon storm reveals that they surround us. Kings do not want God to stand in the way of their greed. Therefore, God is pushed out in favor of injustice upon injustice and more injustice. And the wars! The cement that holds kingdoms together is a mixture of the blood of so many sons. Enough! My point is that the flesh of man cannot change, and neither can the nature of a government. Zipping a pig up in a horse suit makes him no less of a pig. The fact is that Jesus is coming, so what do we expect governments to look like before He comes? Does the Bible teach that all nations will forsake Him, except the United States will stand fast with Him? No! The flesh is flesh and hostile to God; all governments are an outgrowth of flesh. What, then, are we to do? We are aliens and sojourners; the affairs of government are not our affairs. In the meantime, we pray for those in authority, for with the position they sought will come judgment. 

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Is it not crazy that never before has it been so evident that those already elected to a position (either “side”) could really care less who gets elected President.  All that matters to them is that they get reelected to their position. 

America, one nation UNDER God…really?  Paul said check folks out according to vs.14-17, 20.

Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!



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