Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Wow! What a wonderful day to be alive. It is indeed a pleasure to not only be alive, but to challenge our thinking once again. I want to speak to the single ladies today and humbly impart some godly wisdom. Scripture says, "He that FINDS a wife finds a good thing" Proverbs 18:22. Now, we read this all the time and miss the revelation that is covertly embedded in this passage of scripture.
However, Solomon is clear when he said "He that finds a wife". Question! Can a man find a wife? Because to find a wife would suggest that the woman is married already, right? Is Solomon promoting adultery? No! He’s not, what Solomon is saying via revelation is simply this; A man must seek a woman that possess a wifely character, behavior, attitude overall a wifely way of thinking (Ladies you cannot qualify for this wife position if your thinking is of a selfish nature and being under the delusion that a wife means a man must cater to you only, The union was designed to be reciprocal as it relates to catering. With such anti wife thinking you become a liability from the beginning instead of an asset as we'll discover.
Simply put a woman, should be a wife mentally first prior to becoming a wife legally through marriage. It is only then according to scripture that when she is sought and found by a man that she becomes a good thing. The word good means that which is beneficial.
In support of this revelation God said In Genesis that it is not good that the man should be alone. Not that the man being alone was a flaw in God’s creation, but that this aspect of his creation was incomplete (Eve now becomes a necessity).
Interestingly enough God did not say he will make for him a wife, instead he said that he will make for him a help mate (describing the role and function of the "good thing" or benefit first, which equals his wife).A Help mate is one who assists, support, help, encourage, and promotes her partner. Someone that is compatible, proper and well suited for their partner, which is the definition of what a wife should be (again, mentally first).
However, this becomes unachievable if there is any resistance or rebellion to this divine God established order from either party. Meaning, the man being the head, and the covering for his wife, and this man seeking continual direction, wisdom, knowledge and understanding from God who is indeed the architect of this union, all in an effort to unveil the divine purpose for this union. The purpose of this union cannot be achieved if there is opposition between the parties. As a Reminder, a house divided against itself MUST fall!
The opposite or resistance to this order produces the Jezebel and Ahab spirit. Suggesting the wife taking on the head position (Jezebel spirit) and the husband being led by his wife (Ahab spirit). As a quick note, Jezebel cannot exist unless there is an Ahab, Ahab surrendered his authority to Jezebel, thus producing the following as an end result: confusion, frustration, anger, hate, unforgiveness , pride, jealousy, craftiness, manipulation, intimidation, illegal domination and eventually death.
Now does this mean that there will be no conflict between these God divine unions? Of course there will be differences, however, they are more likely to stay together rather than separate because the benefits of the relationship outweighs the differences that they experience and more importantly the application of God’s principles concerning these unions guarantees success.
Ladies my words of wisdom for you this evening is, you must be a wife mentally first before you decide to become a wife physically (legally through marriage). If this principle is not implemented prior to marriage, then any other principle is in fact the primary ingredient for destruction. As a reminder God is watching over HIS word/principle (not our words and principles) to perform it.
Written by: Minister Kevin L. A Ewing
Sunday, June 12, 2011
The joy of life is simply this: appreciating what we don't have, but at the same time causing us to focus on what we do have. For there are those that wish they had what we have, but in our desire to want more we lose our ability to focus on what is more important, such as simply living!
God's Blessings, can easily become overlooked when we murmur and complain about finances, jobs, family, friends and the list goes on, but what about those who wish they were as blessed as those of us who have a little money, friends, a family and most of all a piece of mind. Someone without legs wish they had legs, someone right now only wish they had $5.00 on their bank account or a car to experience the gas guage being on empty. Someone without hearing oh! so wish they had the ability to hear. The question could be asked, did these folks appreciate these things while they had the use of them? Our taking for granted of these seemingly insignificant amenities invokes an ungrateful attitude on our end when we discount the fact that there are others who only wish they had what we have........ in particular, THE GIFT OF LIFE!
Genuine living is enjoying what we presently have to work with, like a bank account with only a few dollars. A car that decides to work sometimes, the chance of having loved and lost, rather than never loving at all. Not to mention the more simple pleasures such as the sound of the ocean waves, airplanes being airborne, birds flying, gentle breeze whispering pass our ears. A couple holding hands, kids playing with absolutely no care at all as it relates to life challenges and difficulties (honestly! I wish I could be a kid again sometimes).
This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life (meaning: we must choose to live, living isn't automatic), so that you and your children may live Deut. 30:19.
The above scripture clearly indicates that life or living is not automatic, but an actual choice that one must conciously make. A person, place or thing is NOT the cause of us not living life to the fullest, it was our choice to cause whatever it is to be the source of our non-living or should we say unhappiness. Our ability to be sad, happy, curse or blessed is solely dependent on us. As a matter of fact, we became the co-conspiritor with one or more of what I've just mentioned that has provided our present end result. ONLY YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY OR SAD, IT IS A STATE OF MIND, IT IS YOUR CHOICE. Your are deceiving yourself if your conclusion for your present state is to blamed someone or something. YOU ARE THE BEGINING AND THE END OF IT BECAUSE YOU'RE THE ONE MAKING THE DECISIONS ON ALLOW WHAT IS CAUSING YOUR HAPPINESS OR SADNESS.
Take note, we can become so use to being blessed, that we can unknowingly speak curses to that which God has blessed us with (such as a small bank acount, a car in spite of its challenges, being under paid etc.) As a reminder these things are only temporary, and change is always on the horizon for some area of our life. Everyday that you exist is necessary for the change that will occur tomorrow.
GIVE THANKS IN ALL THINGS FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD CONCERNING YOU IN CHRIST JESUS! 1Thessalonians 5:18.
Heavenly Father, once again thank you for the closed doors, disappointments, backstabbers, little money, a broken car and things just going bad. It is your sovereignty that makes us understand that even in these things we must also appreciate your purpose being exercise in what is seemingly grim that must produce good at the end for us. We bless you and ask these thing in the matchless name of Jesus Christ. Amen!
Kevin L A Ewing
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Every parent prepares or secures in advance for the well being of their children. In fact it is considered a basic human response in terms of providing for that child well in advance of their needs.
In today’s teaching we will determine that it is the will of God that provision is made for his children. It is also his will that his children remain confident in him (his word) and wait patiently for him while time is advancing them to that provision. Isaiah said it best when he said, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall (not might) renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint” Isaiah 40:31.
Provision is characterized as furnishing, supplying, preparing, delivering or providing resources in advance or beforehand of its happening. Now, this understanding is interesting to note because it implies that whoever is making the provision must have some degree of intelligence as it relates to future events and simultaneously would have calculated the time, season, people, groups, environment and place as to how this provision will be executed precisely.
As far as God is concern all of our needs has been provided for already, even the ones that we’re not aware of as yet. As evidence of this the Apostle Paul made the following profound revelation, “Blessed be the God and Father of our lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ. According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world.” Ephesians 1:3-4.
The above revelation written by the Apostle Paul, speaks to events and happenings prior to our existence, as a matter of fact before the foundation of the world. He’s clearly stating that God has made provision for his people with spiritual gifts, however these provision are calculated according to how he’s chosen us in him or according to his purpose as it relates to us. Before I endeavor to proceed further I need you to cement into your understanding THAT GOD HAS ALREADY MET YOU PENDING AND FUTURE NEEDS! (That court case, unpaid bills, foreclosure, trouble marriage, your debt and the like)
A perfect example of this mystery would be Abraham. As most of you would probably know, God had asked Abraham to kill his son Isaac, Abraham obeyed God and took the boy to be sacrificed. Isaac having no knowledge that he was the sacrifice, said to his father, “Behold I see fire and wood, but where is the lamb?” Genesis 22:7. Now, watch carefully Abraham’s response, “My son God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering”. Isn’t it interesting to note that even though God commanded Abraham to kill his son, in spite of the challenge he was still carrying out the command anyway and at the same time with confidence that God had provided in advance a lamb to replace his son?
The revelation here my dear readers is, you are not convinced that God has (past tense) furnished your needs in advance of your troubles, lack and the like. If you were convinced you would behave exactly like Abraham did, he continued doing what God asked him to do, without complaining and murmuring but at the same time persuaded that God had made a way out for him. As a matter of fact Abraham and Isaac had passed the provision which was the lamb stuck in the fence. Eventually Abraham was stopped by an angel when he was about to kill his son, and Abraham called the name of that place JEHOVAH- JIREH! Jehovah-jireh or Yahweh-yireh is defined as THE LORD WILL PROVIDE or "Jehovah will see it," or "Jehovah will provide," or "Jehovah will be seen." We are offered a variety of interpretations, but the exact idea is that of seeing and being seen. For God to see would be automatic for him to provide. As a reminder he knows the end from the beginning, he is the Alpha and Omega, he is Omniscient, meaning he’s all knowing.
Our God is not an improviser to improvise would be the opposite of provision. Provision is to provide or furnish in advance of events and circumstances. To improvise is to make up as one goes along suggesting they have no plan or knowledge as to what is about to happen. OUR GOD DOES NOT, AND I REPEAT, DOES NOT IMPROVISE, HE ALWAYS PROVIDES IN ADVANCE OF OUR CHALLENGES.
Your situation is not unique; your challenge is not the first of its kind. In fact your situation is proof that provision has (past tense) bin made. I am aware it is challenging, and not to mention frustrating, but know without a shadow of a doubt that time is advancing you to what God has already provided.
Your story and circumstances are about to change, and change in such a way that neither you nor your oppressors could have ever imagine. As of this day get yourself several pieces of paper and write on those papers the following words “I am on my way out because God has made provision for me” stick this up in your car, home, work place etc. You must be convinced like Abraham. Remember, Abraham kept doing what God had asked him to do in spite of the craziness of it. Which suggest we must continue paying our tithes, helping others, praying and seeking God. Overall doing what is right in spite of what is happening to us for the negative; because just like night follows day and Sunday follows Monday your days of adversity will follow your days of prosperity and change.
Job made it clear when he said, “All the days of my appointed time will I wait till my change come……..CHANGE MUST COME!
Heavenly Father my prayer is simple today, and that is thank you in advance for the provision you’ve made in advance for the readers of this article and myself, we come in agreement with our brother Job when he said he will wait till his change come, we ask this in the matchless name of your son Jesus Christ. Amen!
Written by: Minister Kevin L A Ewing