How to stand in this season

How to stand in this season

By Pastor Jaco Mostert 6 August 2021

The Spirit of God is sending out a warning to those oppressing His children, saying “LET MY PEOPLE GO!” Consequences will be coming to those who are keeping the children of God from gathering together; those who are against God’s people. The Word clearly says “Whoever curses me, God will curse.” (Genesis 12: 3) I believe that whatever is being sent to the church, will go back to the senders.

 Mark 3: 25

If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

 We believe this is coming over the devil’ agenda for the world. Confusion and division among the evil rulers will come and his plans will not prevail.

John 13: 34 - 35

 I am giving you a new commandment, that you [f]love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too are to love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you have love and unselfish concern for one another.”

 This is what the church should look like - People should be loving each other; appreciating each other. This is God’s commandment. To love each other. This is also why we should work on keeping out the spirit of division in the church. Churches are divided into different doctrines and ways of believing the Word, but we all agree about Jesus Christ and this must be the focus point of us standing in love towards one another, instead of division.

 

Romans 12: 17 - 21

Repay no one evil for evil, but take thought for what is honest and proper and noble [aiming to be above reproach] in the sight of everyone.

18 If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for [God’s] wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is Mine, I will repay (requite), says the Lord.

20 But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head.

21 Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome (master) evil with good.

 This is what we have to do as His children and church - to bless others and know that our enemy isn’t flesh and blood.

 2 Chronicles 20: 15 - 17

He said, Hearken, all Judah, you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you King Jehoshaphat. The Lord says this to you: Be not afraid or dismayed at this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

16 Tomorrow go down to them. Behold, they will come up by the Ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the ravine before the Wilderness of Jeruel.

17 You shall not need to fight in this battle; take your positions, stand still, and see the deliverance of the Lord [Who is] with you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Fear not nor be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.

If I’m going to speak the Word of God, that Word of God will fight for me. That Word of God is alive; powerful; sharp and it will go and fight for me. Once it’s released from my mouth, it has to do what it’s sent to do. It can not return to God void. So, I’m going to use my mouth to release the Word, and know that the battle is not mine. I settle it on earth, as it is settled in Heaven.

 1 Samuel 15: 22

 But Samuel replied:

“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
    as much as in obeying the Lord?
To obey is better than sacrifice,
    and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

Obedience to God, is better than sacrifices to Him. It’s better for Him when we obey Him than bring money or sow things. In this time and season we are in right now, we have a part to play in our obedience to God.

2 Thessalonians 2: 7


For the mystery of lawlessness (that hidden principle of rebellion against constituted authority) is already at work in the world, [but it is] restrained only until [c]he who restrains is taken out of the way. 

The constituted authority is ME AND YOU. We are the authority of God on earth. We are restraining the enemy and his plans. To restrain, is to bind. As we continue to bind and put up a fight against the enemy’ plans, we are restraining him. The church is in his way. Because of all the promises God made with us. The devil can’t rule over those promises and His Word if we stand on it. The covenant we have with God, is the anchor for our soul. 

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