June 21, 2010

Destruction is Coming Be Warned!

In studying Genesis so slowly for the first time, I can honestly tell you that I am learning more about God than I ever imagined possible.

Genesis 1:11-13

Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them"; and it was so.

The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.

There was evening and there was morning, a third day.



Here again, we see God saying something is to be so and then allowing it to be carried out. Most of the Hebrew words that these are translated from we have gone over so I will move through this fairly quickly. We notice that God said it could be done, yet the earth had the responsibility of bringing forth what God has caused to be available. What the earth produced was plants that “yielded seed” the see was “after their kind” and trees “bearing fruit”, “with seed in them”, “after their kind”. God saw it and said it was good.

God is always in control of “What is possible”. He said each one of us were possible, so here we are. He has said what we can be – but we have to let it be. We must decide to bring forth what He has made ready for us. We must yield to Him in order to bear the fruit with seed that is His kind. If we don’t we will still BE all that He has set in place, the difference will be that what we bring forth, produce and feed into this world will be the “Kind” of stuff that is not of Him. God said this is bad, and it is made for destruction.

After reading in Jeremiah following up on what we have been discussing, I saw that Jeremiah was an assayer. This is the name of an encourager. Obviously, it is the polar opposite of a naysayer. Anyway, this is just a side note. I am closing with his story about what he had been going through with God and his people. This is a wonderful example of what devastation happens due to us deciding that what God has said is Good is not what we WANT.

I pray for everyone, including myself that we see how GOOD the Lord is and we bring forth with joy the kindness of all things….God saw that and said it was so GOOD.

With the Love of our Christ,

God Help Us,

Candace

Jeremiah 6:17-30 (GWT)

I posted watchmen over you. Pay attention to the sound of the ram’s horn. But you said that you wouldn’t pay attention. Listen, you nations, and learn, you witnesses, what will happen to them.

Listen, earth! I’m going to bring disaster on these people. It is the result of their own plots, because they won’t pay attention to my words. They reject my teachings. Incense that comes from Sheba is no good to me. Sugar cane that comes from a distant land is no good to me. I won’t accept your burnt offerings. I’m not pleased with your sacrifices.

This is what the LORD says:

I’m going to lay stumbling blocks in front of these people. Parents and children will stumble over them. Neighbors and their friends will die.

This is what the LORD says:

An army is going to come from the north. A great nation is preparing itself in the distant parts of the earth. Its people take hold of bows and spears. They are cruel and have no compassion. They sound like the roaring sea. They ride on horses. They march like soldiers ready for battle against my people Zion. We have heard the news about them. Our hands hang limp. We are gripped by anguish and pain like a woman giving birth to a child. Don’t go into the field or walk on the road. The enemy has a sword. Terror is all around. Wear sackcloth, and roll around in ashes, my people. Mourn as if you have lost your only child, and cry bitterly. The destroyer will suddenly attack us.

“Jeremiah, I have put you in charge of testing and refining my people. You will know how to test their ways. They are all vicious rebels. They go around slandering. They are all like bronze and iron. They corrupt themselves. The bellows of the blast furnace blow fiercely to make the fire melt away the lead. It is useless to go on refining because the impurities can’t be removed. {People} will call them useless silver because the LORD has rejected them.”