Friday, February 21, 2014

Daily Devotional February 17 - Will You Go?

"And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me." Matthew 21:1-2

Do you remember in the Old Testament when God told Abraham to Go up from the Chaldeans?  God didn't even tell him where to go, just to go and that God would show him where later. Here we have a situation where Jesus tells disciples to go and clearly instructs them as to what to do as if He (Jesus) could see the future. Jesus can see the future. In this practically faith-ridden world, many Christians are not listening, nor do they believe that Jesus talks to them at all. Their faith is based on experiences of others and not their own. It's no wonder we have such a mixed up society.

If Jesus was to tell you to go and do this or that do you have the kind of faith that can recognize His voice?
Do you have the kind of faith that would do what God told you to do if you did hear God?
Are you rational and would have to figure out if what God told you was in your best interest?
I'll tell you what we could use today. Just a few people willing to do what God has already told them to do.

Some people want to experience the miraculous, the supernatural; they want to hear the voice of God, they want spiritual power over darkness and they will not follow the simple instructions that God has already given them in the Word of God. God is not going to compromise His eternal truths to accommodate superficial faith. Anyway, superficial faith requires so much more effort than simple faith and with superficial faith the results are only what you can personally do in the natural. There will be a time if not already, when acting the part to look spiritual just won't do.

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