Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What determines death?


About a week ago I was at a friend’s funeral. While sitting on the outside of the church, because it was overwhelming packed on the inside, I began to toss around the idea in my head as to what qualifies who will be next in regard to their appointed time with death.

I was compel to take on this line of thought because my friend was relatively young, and just like you, we all wonder how is it that the guy up the street who has been an alcoholic or drug addict for years, however he lives to be 60, 70 or probably 80 years old. On the other hand a young child 7 years old is shot to death or knock down by a vehicle and instantly dies. You have to wonder how is it that the 80 year old drunkard, who would have seemingly wasted his life gets to live a long  life, but the 7 year old who’s just starting life, their life is cut short in such a short space of time.

During my earlier years, I was led to believe that if one does not live to see three score and ten (70 years), then somehow they have been cheated as it relates to their life. Also some would say that sin was the result of that person’s short time here on earth (be it sins of the parents being passed on to them or their own sins), for not reaching the seventy year mark according to (Psalm 90:10).

As you would imagine I became curious as to what exactly determines our appointed time as it relates to death. Was it sin, Was it being connected to the wrong people, health issues or could it be we just randomly die?

Well the bible pointed out to us well in advance that the wages or payment of sin is death, so this clearly indicates that we will all eventually die. Well, seeing that the qualifier for death is sin, then could it be that the one which commits the most sin becomes the next candidate for death? As you would probably imagine I passionately disagree with that thought, simply because how much sin could a child commit at the age of seven that would out number the sins of an eighty year old, who’s demise preceded the demise of the eighty year old?

So, the grand question is what qualifies or determines who will be next for death? Well the answer to this perplexing and elusive question is quite simple, and that answer is, purpose! Yes you’ve read correctly, purpose is what determines one’s demise and not the totality of sin or any other reason. Firstly, purpose is the original intent of a person, place or thing; the truth is, it is the real reason why a person exists. As a matter of fact I would venture to say purpose guarantees an individual life for a determine period of time. Another way we can look at purpose; purpose is the batteries that causes us to exist in this life and when these batteries or should I say purpose has died then so do we.

Now, how does death factor in with all of this? Well a person’s death is based on one of two things, and they are; either they’ve completed their purpose or time has ran out on their purpose. Of course every one of us has a specific period of time to accomplish our purpose. There is no negotiating as it relates to that set time. King Solomon verified this very important point when he said, “To everything there is a season and time to every PURPOSE under the sun, Ecclesiastes 3:1. Therefore the age at which one dies is irrelevant when compared to whether they’ve completed their purpose or time ran out on their purpose.

We automatically assume that we should have long life, we automatically assume that as parents our children should bury us, we automatically assume that folks like Martin Luther King, our favorite preachers, our favorite singers and folks that have made an enormous impact in this world should be around for a long time. However, purpose is what determines their tenure here on earth, and incorporated into purpose is an assigned time to fulfill that particular purpose.

The interesting thing about purpose is even if we’re not fulfilling or being hindered in completing our purpose, time is still ticking away at our assigned time to complete that purpose, so what does this mean? This indicates that our PURPOSE is what really matters (what is the reason God has allowed us to exist in this world). This is very important to note because the greatest hindrance to one’s purpose are:   Hate, rage, unforgiveness, bitterness, pride, confusion, frustration, fatigue, depression, loneliness, selfishness, being vindictive and the like. These things are eating away at our time and distracting us from what really matters and what really matters is our PURPOSE!

Many folks have left this planet, without doing or completing what they were sent here to do all because they became consumed by placing all their efforts on hating others, seeking revenge, being bitter, refusing to forgive and most of all planning the demise of others, not knowing that their demise may advance that of the one that they are plotting against. As a reminder while you are focusing on these things that are insignificant time is ticking away at your purpose.

Purpose cannot be accomplished or fulfill in isolation. This is so because nothing in God's creation was made or designed to operate independent of itself. Meaning no one that has, presently is or will be a part of your life was by chance, luck or accident. Their job for the most part unknowing to them was to make a deposit or a withdrawal in your life be it good or bad all in an effort to assist you in accomplishing your purpose. The catch is you must know when they have exhausted their time in your life and you must be strong and wise enough to except however that separation presents itself. I understand quite well that you cannot make others forgive you; neither can you force them to love you. Therefore, because your purpose is what matters, you must see how they factor in as it relates to your purpose and if they don't or have exhausted their time, then the choice is clear and that is, IT IS TIME TO GO FORWARD WITHOUT THEM!

My words of wisdom are quite simple this morning, and they are life is short, focus on what really matters and that is your purpose, because it is your purpose that determines how long you’ll be here, and it is also your purpose that God will judge you on. As a reference point Jesus die when he was thirty three years old he didn’t live to see seventy, right!, why? Because his purpose was completed, so please seek and complete your purpose, but for the sake of your eternal soul DO NOT LET TIME RUN OUT ON YOUR PURPOSE.

Heavenly Father your word says, the heart of the king is in your hand and you turn that heart however you desire. It is my prayer that you turn the hearts of your people towards the purpose of their existence and that they would place emphasis on completing their purpose before it’s too late, I humbly ask this request of you in the name of your son Jesus Christ. Amen!

Written by: Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com
kevinlaewing.blogspot.com

Friday, August 26, 2011

Seasons


EVERY season in a person's life is filled with good and bad, this should be of no surprise to the one experiencing their season, simply because they were the one's responsible for planting the seeds via words and action that has produced whatever it is that they are currently experiencing as a season.

The word season comes from the Latin word 'satio' which literally means 'a time to sow'.
This is important to note because most believers are of the view that 'their season' is a time to receive only things that are good.
However, based on the understanding of the etymology of the word season, which literally means a time to sow, this suggests that whatever season we're in it is a direct result of the seeds (words and actions) that we've planted or sown in our previous seasons.

Therefore, to guarantee ourselves seasons of good or plenty or whatever season we desire, it is a must that we begin sowing or planting in our present seasons, what we desire to see in our future seasons. it is important to note that no season is by chance, accident or luck, but by carefully planted seeds knowingly or unknowingly in our past seasons that has brought fort the harvest that we see today. King Solomon said, "To everything there is a time and season (a time to sow) to every purpose under the sun (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Basically Solomon is saying that everything that exist, there was a period in time the seed/s of it were planted to bring about its existence to fulfill it purpose for its existence for that particular season. In verse two of this same scripture, King Solomon made a profound statement as it relates to seasons when he said, "There is a time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which was planted. Bottom line, life gives purpose and death brings and end to that purpose. This process is considered the cycle of all seasons.

Again, your words and actions of hate will no doubt produce a season of hate. Your words and action of love will no doubt produce a season of love. For every season that you find yourself in, sow the opposite of what you dislike in that particular season, so that you can look forward with confidence to a season that you desire!So the bottom line here folks is simply this, the word "season" is just a condensed form of the process of sowing and reaping. Your seasons are guaranteed based on what you sow today; therefore consider greatly the motive behind whatever it is that you are sowing, because your next season will see to it that it comes to fruition.

Written by: Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com
kevinlaewing.blogspot.com

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

“The law of let”


Let him go, let her stay, let them travel, these are only but a few phrases where the word “let” is used so frequently in our everyday communications. Very few, if anyone ever gives serious thought as to the understanding and implication of this seemingly insignificant word, that we are about to discover has so much hidden authority and power.

My aim today is to unveil the mystery of the word let. The unveiling of this mystery will simultaneously demonstrate for us the “Law of let”. Which will in turn provoke us to become more conscious as to what it is that we are letting in and out of the worlds that we live in.   

Firstly, there are two worlds that exist that mankind are aware of. These two worlds are easily distinguished mainly in the religious sectors of our societies, and they are the natural world that we presently live in and there is the invisible world, that is usually called the spiritual world, suggesting a world that we cannot see with our physical eyes. However very much as real as this present world, and as a matter of fact it is the parent world to this physical world that we live in. The truth is everything in this world that we live in got its beginnings or origin from the invisible or spiritual world. The question that we are about to exhaust is, how do things that are invisible or spiritual find its way in this natural physical world that we live in? Also can we as humans at will bring things out of that world into our natural world?

The Apostle Paul gave us a heads up to this mystery when he said, “While we look not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are not seen (spiritual/invisible): for the things which are seen (physical) are temporal but the things which are not seen are eternal. In simple terms Paul is saying that the things which we can relate to with our five senses in this natural world are fading or vanishing right before our eyes, in fact they speak to a higher order. They are only small manifestations of what we cannot see. Instead he said, fix or focus on what we don’t see, again, meaning that which is spiritual. So how do you set your eyes on what you don’t see? Well, you focus on what is being displayed in the person or thing, and one is now able to  identified the spirit in operation. This implies that the one you're fighting with is not the origin of your problem.  For example, a child that is rebellious, the physical child is only displaying what the spirit of rebellion is acting out in the child. So unless you address the spirit via prayer of course, you will forever be attempting to correct the child physically with little to no results.

Now how did this spirit get into this physical child? Very good question, because now we are about to be introduced to the law of let. In the book of Genesis chapter 1, the entire chapter is littered with two main phrases and they are, “Let there be” and “God saw. Let’s zoom in with a microscope to view the details as to the hidden mystery that is happening here. In Genesis 1:3 it reads, “And God said let there be light, and there was light. Now the word let is defined as: allowing or giving permission or authority to pass or be transferred from one region, area, place or world to another. Secondly, whatever it is that is being moved or transferred MUST BE IN EXISTANCE ALREADY!

So, in essence light existed already but through the law of let, God allowed or gave permission for light which existed already to be passed on to our physical world. Now, the million dollar question is where was light being transferred or passed from? Again, I am happy that you’ve asked. We can all agree that God is a spirit according to John 4:24, so if he is a spirit and he is the creator of all things then everything must have its origin from a spirit or spiritual beginning and as a reminder there are only two worlds.
So when God said let there be light, of course light already existed, he was allowing or giving light permission to move from the spirit world and enter this physical world where we now live, wow! But how did he do it? He did it with his words. Through his words he gave the authority or permission for the transfer of something from one world to the next.

Genesis 1:26 says, God created us in his likeness and image, again God is a spirit so he does not have a flesh body like we do. So to be created in his likeness, it would suggest we are created spirit beings like himself also accompanied with the power to let things in from one world to the next…… my God!

My question to you my beloved readers, what have you been “letting” via the law of let to enter your world knowing or unknowingly? As you would recall God did all of the letting with his words. We have that same power as Christian or sinner, the law that governs this act is found in proverbs 18:21, and it reads, “There is death and life in the power of the tongue and they that love it (death or life) shall eat the fruits (a fruit is the end result of a seed) that it produce. Jesus said, “By your words you will be condemn and by your words you’ll be justified.

In Genesis 1:2 it reads, the spirit of the lord moved upon the face of the deep, as he spoke his spirit put into action whatever he said. You are doing the exact same thing when you speak; the Angelic forces of the lord are awaiting the word of God from your lips to c ausethe spiritual things of God to  be released in your world Psalms 103:20. You have them already they just need to be released. Ephesians 1:3 reads, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who had (past tense) blessed us with all spiritual (invisible) blessing in heavenly (spiritual world) places.

On the other hand Satan’s demonic kingdom, with the spiritual or invisible ranking of principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places, are consistently tempting each and every one of us only in an effort to let them in our world, via the law of let. They are tirelessly looking for an opening in our lives. These openings come about when we disobey or violate the laws of God. For example when we lie, commit adultery, or even worst when we speak things that are negative like, “Every time you make one step forward you have to take two backward”, “I only work to pay bills”, “This man or woman aren’t no good”, “These children will send me straight to hell”. It is these words where the law of let is in full operation.

My words of wisdom for this day are: “He that keeps or guards his mouth simultaneously keeps or guards his life from trouble. The sum total of your life is as a result of what you have allowed to pass from the spirit world to your natural world via the law of let.

Heavenly father, help us not to focus on what we see physically, but to be focus on what we do not see which is spiritual. Give us the discerning power to not only decipher and identify the spirit or spirits that are operating in that person place or thing but to bind it and cast it out in the name of your son Jesus Christ. Amen!

Written by: Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com