NOTICE HOW MUCH IT PISSES GOD OFF WHEN WE REFUSE TO REST…

This post is not to debate the correct day for the Sabbath, or His commanded day of rest.

The purpose is to quickly show how angry God gets when we refuse to rest every seven days.

One of my greatest take aways from The Old Testament is that it gives us great insight into the heart of God.

If you look closely to how He reacts to Israel when they either met or fell short of His expectations we learn what He loves and what He hates.

While some sins displeased Him enough to get someone kicked out of town (out of the camp) others, at the time, carried a death sentence to illustrate and teach us the level of anger that particular sin gave God.

For example, from creation, God gave us the gift of a day of rest. He commanded that it’s okay to labor for six days, but on the 7th day we are to rest. Of course there were no Saturdays and Sundays at the time because there was no Gregorian calendar at the time.

God got angry numerous times in the Old Testament when His people forsook ( or abandoned) His day of rest. Even if we aren’t under the law, God expects us to rest.

One such occasion that illustrates the level of anger created in God when we refuse to rest…

Numbers 15:32-36 (NKJV)

32 Now while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks on the Sabbath day. 33 And those who found him gathering sticks brought him to Moses and Aaron, and to all the congregation. 34 They put him under guard, because it had not been explained what should be done to him.

35 Then the Lord said to Moses, “The man must surely be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp.” 36 So, as the Lord commanded Moses, all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him with stones, and he died.

I’m sure this man had a good reason for picking up sticks, but apparently it wasn’t good enough for God.

The death sentence gave us example of how He feels…

1 Corinthians 10:11 (NKJV)

11 Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.

It’s interesting how people say REST IN PEACE when someone dies.

Rest is a gift. In today’s busy society, we need to learn to REST IN PEACE BEFORE WE DIE!

LEARN TO REST IN PEACE BEFORE YOU DIE…

BE BLESSTIFIED!

RELAX & TRUST GOD’S TIMING…

How many times have you looked back in retrospect, and could clearly see how God’s timing worked in your life?

Why some things happened when they did, and why others didn’t happen when you wanted.

Even Yeshua gave us a good example when He told His disciples there are some things He couldn’t tell them yet because they weren’t ready…

John 16:12  (NKJV)

12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

God tells us,

shows us,

gives us,

allows us

all in His timing!

Back in 2018 Hidden Beach Recordings, Neo-Soul artist Jill Scott’s, record label reached out and asked my wife to participate in a social media challenge called the #unwrappedchallenge, which celebrated the release in series of compilation albums.

So, she had fun putting a Gospel twist to a song originally recorded by R&B and Hip-Hop artists Ashati and Ja Rule…

It proclaims the Old School church culture cliche, He may not come when you want Him, but He’s always on time!

BE BLESSTIFIED!

WHY IT’S SOMETIMES BEST TO LET THEM HAVE THE LAST WORD…

Arguments in relationships, families, on the job, even in church are unavoidable.

Do you know anyone who actually enjoys arguing?

On the other hand, there are others who do everything they can to avoid an argument.

Even on social media there are some people who won’t respond to you unless they disagree. In fact, social media has given people the ‘distance’ to be insulting, disrespectful, and condescending.

But no matter where the arguement takes place, there is one thing that remains true…

Many times our pride won’t allow us to stop arguing until we get in the last word, especially when we know in our hearts we are right, and sometimes when we know we are wrong.

But remember this, when Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) died on the cross, those who crucified Him went home that day thinking that they had won.

Isaiah 53:7 (NKJV)

He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.

Matthew 27:13-14 (NKJV)

13 Then Pilate said to Him, “Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?” 14 But He answered him not one word, so that the governor marveled greatly.

Notice how Joshua and Israel’s army allowed the army of Ai to thing they were winning as a strategy to defeat them…

Joshua 8:16  (NKJV)

16 So all the people who were in Ai were called together to pursue them. And they pursued Joshua and were drawn away from the city.

The one way to stop an argument is to humble enough to let someone else have the last word.

Proverbs 26:4 NKJV

Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
Lest you also be like him.

That’s right, plant the most important seed, make the most important point respectfully and then shut up!

Remember, letting someone else have the last word, isn’t LOSING the argument, it’s STOPPING it!

Sometimes, just as Yeshua The Messiah (Jesus Christ) did, it’s best to let them think they have won.

WHY YOU SOMETIMES HAVE TO LET YOUR ENEMIES THINK THEY’VE WON…

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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