We used to understand that the fast - is the opportunity to get the answer and resolution insome difficult situation. But I also saw that the Father, who loves His Son leads Him in the fast and in the desert for something another. It's like checking out of professional suitability. There was solved not only the fate of Jesus, but also your and mine - today we are in Him.
David and Goliath - there was solved the fate of Israel.
1 Samuel 17:8-9 «And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array? am not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me. If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us.»
and heard these words Goliath, and he became very afraid.
Why only David was in another state? He was anointed in Kings and the spirit of God was on him. Any of Goliath size or preparation or demons could not help him against David. The One Who was in David - was bigger than the one who was in Goliath. You don’t have to run on the enemy in silence. David ran, proclaiming the word of God - God ran in front of him.
1 Samuel 17:45 «Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.»
Another battle: Job. He fought, not understanding, why the war came in his life. His wife said to him, "curse God and die." On the job's family was strucked a great shock. All of his 10 children were killed, he lost all of his property and position. And his wife give up, there was not enough faith. But Job was more in the worst state - he was covered by leprosy but in the end - he survived. Children were born again, and everything multiplied twice. Tell me: did his wife was live with him or there was another one? Scripture doesn't tell us about it. But I think she lived in opstasy all this time. But Job won his battle, and how Jesus returned us to Him, so Job returned his wife, she just entered in the victory of her husband!
Your battle not only for yourself. You have people there, who are more in the retreat, but are waiting for your victory to join, respond to your call: not you, not they may not know about, this meeting.
Joseph is called upon to be a "savior" to his clan. But his family didn't even guess about it...But now it is on the contrary, he is superfluous. Church is called upon to be a "savior" of the city, but city not even guess and ready easily "put" us in the pit, just because we are others.
And we need to win in our battles not only for the sake of self.
We need, all overcome, stand up to:
Psalms 105:17-22 «sent in front of them man in the slaves sold was Joseph. стеснили shackle his feet; in iron entered his soul, how long turned his word: the word of the Lord tested it. sent the King and authorized its owner peoples and released his; put it Mr. over his household and ruler of over all the possession of their him to counseled Nobles him on his soul and elders it taught wisdom».
Many will enter your victory just as well as we entered into the victory of Jesus.
Genesis 45: 7 «And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.»
You don't need the Word only - you need to stay faithful to God today, in your routine. Sometimes God allows you to "settle down" in his hands to mold a vessel "for high-use."
Jeremiah 18:1-6 «The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.»
In my life was such a period, when I was trying to do everything correctly, I was trying, I was obedient, I was praying, then received some revelations. But what I built - it was fall apart, and then I was so much disappointed. And this Word shined a light on what is happening in my life. God doesn't want that your actions were right. He wants that, this right actions were the result of your right heart.
Stay in touch. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together.Shall not live by the bread alone, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve today. You have a great future!
Isaiah 49:1-3 «Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.»
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