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kingdavid123's SoundClick blog - Speak to the Darkness
To fear God is to have a sincere respect and love for the word of God. The word of God is from above and his word is above everything. The word of God has given all things purpose and significance. God spoke to the earth without form and gave creation order. If we speak to the darkness of our lives, God will give us light. The word of God will bring form out of void and darkness light, joy out of pain, life out of death.
The word of God is our light in darkness. We can face the darkness without fear because God is with us. “He that walketh in darkness, and hath no light,” Isa.50:10-11. The call of God is to face the darkness with only the light of God’s word. In Matthew 9:27-31, we find two blind men following Jesus. In the midst of their blindness they worship God saying, “Thou Son of David, have mercy on us.” Blindness is the worst kind of darkness. It means that you cannot see at all. You may be facing the worst kind of darkness, but even in your darkness worship God. Don’t let the darkness hinder your worship and love for God. Never let the darkness stop you from believing. No matter what you face continue to believe that God is able, Matt 9:28. These two blind men earnestly believed in spite of the darkness. In their darkness, they would speak the light of faith “God is able.”
We can trust in the fact that God is able. In Romans 4:17-21, we find that God specializes in the impossible. To speak to the darkness is to trust the word of God in the face of any hopeless situation. Sarah and Abraham laughed at the impossibility of God’s promise. God would do the incomprehensible. God would bring life through the seed of Abraham by the womb of Sarah. “He considered not his own body now dead,” Rom. 4:19. Faith doesn’t think on the impossibility of a given situation. Faith considers only what God has said. Once you fill your mind with what God has said, the spirit of God’s word is power to act upon what God has said.
Just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean that God won’t do it. Abraham could have given up on God, but he was fully persuaded that what God had promised, God would do. At one hundred years of age, Abraham would walk in the light of God’s word. Sometimes what God has said is all you have. Abraham and Sarah were both dead in body but their faith was alive and strong. Because of faith in what God had said, God would quicken their bodies and do a new thing. Never worry over what you cannot see or understand because God is able. God is not limited by what you see or understand. God is always committed to performing his word.

Speak to the darkness of life and God will bring light out of darkness. If we speak to the darkness, God will bring order out of chaos. Sin entered the world because Adam would not speak the word of God, Gen. 3:6. Satan used the serpent to speak to Eve. The scripture records that Adam was with Eve. Eve was deceived but Adam knew better. Adam would not speak the word of God. Had he spoken to the confusion and darkness of Satan, he and his wife would have overcome the temptation to willfully disobey God. Speak the word of God and you’ll find power to overcome whatever you’re facing. Speak the word of God for Jesus has said, “They are spirit, and they are life.”

Ezekiel stood in the midst of a valley full of dry bones. The Lord questioned Ezekiel asking, “Can these bones live?” Ezekiel answered, “O Lord God, thou knowest.” The Lord said to Ezekiel, “Prophesy upon these bones.” To prophesy is to say what God says. You may be in the midst of a hopeless situation. Speak the word of God for God is able to bring hope to the hopeless, sight to the blind, life out of death, joy out of pain.
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Are you using your Gift?

God has a specific design for your life, and that is that you be holy. God offer up his Son to bear the sins of the world so that we, by his sacrifice, might be made holy unto God. Since God has offer up his Son, we ought to offer back our lives in holiness, Rom.12:1. The world is against everything that is holy. For this is why the writer has said, “Be not conformed to this world,” because the world is fighting and all out war against everything that is holy. The power of God’s word is the weapon in overcoming the world to be all that God has made us to be. “Be ye holy, for I am Holy.” This is the will of God.
If we offer our lives unto God in holiness, he will fill us with his gifts of ministry. Each of us has been endowed by God with the ability to contribute our gifts and talents in building the kingdom of God. Let us not be guilty of hiding our gifts. We should never dodge an opportunity to serve. Instead of dodging, we should recognize the need has as opportunity for God to show forth his love and power.
In the parable of the talents, the Lord gave one five, another two, and gave another one, Matt. 25:15. The Lord required one thing of all his servants, that they use what he had given them. No doubt the servant who had one talent took it out and buried it because he was looking at the fact that someone else had more than he. He probably thought within himself. “What can I do with so little?” Instead of trusting God to do a great thing with his talent, his fear would rob him of every opportunity to work in the service of the Lord, V.25. His fear would rob him of life’s most precious gift, the joy of the Lord.
Each of us must seek to please God by whatever means he gives us. Every believer is valuable to the church and it’s ministry to people. 1 Cor. 12:7 says, “The manifestation of the spirit is given to every man to profit withal.” Every man has been saved to be used by God in building the kingdom. No matter what your call may be, it is the spirit that unites us in the ministry of the church. We must always remember we are all working for the same Lord, and it is he who works all in all.
We must commit the past the present and future into the hands of God to do with it as he pleases. If we do so God will use our gifts and fill us with his power. We must trust God to do what we cannot do for ourselves. As we wait upon the Lord let us be committed to the work of righteousness. Waiting upon God does not mean that we are standing idle. Whatever our hands find to do we do it as unto the Lord. The believer is able to commit everything to God. For God is in control, it is in his power to give to one and take from another whatever he pleases.
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Trusting God in the Midst of Trouble

The cross stands as the final symbol that no evil exist that God cannot turn into a blessing. This is the power of the God. It is a mystery to the world how God would show forth his Glory on a cross. For had they know it, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory. God is working the things we suffer to bring light out of darkness, joy out of pain, life out of death. This is the great mystery of God, to transform the cross you bear into and object of Glory.
We must offer all of our suffering to the transforming power of God. A man was born blind. The disciples ask Jesus who did sin, the man, or his parents? John 9:1-3. Many times we question God in regard to our circumstances. Why sickness, why pain, why loneliness, why should I bear a cross? Jesus offers a very different perspective to the question of suffering and that is what will God do with my sickness? What will he do with my pain to show forth his Redeeming Power? How will God bring good out of the evil I have suffered? How will God bring joy out of pain? Let us through the power of faith trust God to work it out.
The strategy in crisis is not ours, it is God. In every way we must acknowledge the will of God. If we seek his direction, God will reveal what steps to take, what course of action to follow. God is working through our circumstance to perform his word in bringing you out of whatever crisis you face. The desire of God for your life is always peace and the gift of grace. As we seek the Lord in pray, we know that he hears and will answer. “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” Jer.29:13, 10-14.
The temporal is the instrument of the eternal. Joseph is an example of how God can use your circumstance to show forth his glory. Joseph was hated and envied by his brothers. They cast him into a empty pit to die. God uses the Ismaelites in redeeming the life of Joseph. They would take him into Egypt as a slave. Potiphar saw that God was with Joseph and the Lord had made him to prosper. From the house of potiphar he went into prison because of a false charge on the grounds of rape. In prison God was with Joseph and showed him mercy, gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. Joseph would use his gift even in prison to the glory of God. Pharaoh made Joseph Lord of his house and ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
The cross is where we wait for the hope that is against all human hope. We have this hope by faith. I can safely trust my life in the hands of God, for he knows what is best for me. No circumstance is beyond the power of God. “There is no pain that heaven cannot feel, no sickness that Jesus cannot heal.” Nothing can stop the will of God for your life. “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” Because he loves me I can trust in his power to keep me.

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The Fellowship of the Cross

I John 3:14 “We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethen.” Karl Barth has said that “relationship with one another is the basis of knowing God.” A love of God without love of man is no love at all. I love God only as much as I love my neighbor. The same love that unites the believer in Christ should also unit believers one to another. If we forget our neighbor in our zeal to love God, we will soon forget God as well.
Christian love cares for other people by showing loyalty to them and seeking their good. Faith is always expressed through love. It is love that labors for the well-being of others, to be used by God for the greater good of all. A serving love and a saving faith belong together. In the fellowship of the cross we willingly enter into the sufferings of others to change the social conditions of our communities here and now.
Isaiah 32:17 “And the work of righteousness shall be peace.” Peace is the fruit of harmony and cooperation. In the fellowship of the cross we are called to bear one another's burdens and participate in the struggle for justice and freedom. If we partake in this fellowship we must give up self-interest, self-gain, and self-glory. To walk in the fellowship of the cross with a willingness to suffer in service to God by serving the needs of others.
















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