Acts 13:9 “Then Saul, who also is called Paul, filled with the HOLY SPIRIT, looked intently at him.”
Apprehended for service as opposed to suggested is surely what happened to Pharisee Saul.
Even fractured till broken as opposed to deep bruising was his introduction to Almighty GOD.
Thus this breaking far greater than pretending to know HIM! Destroyed then Deception…and it’s zealous sins.
So which choice seems the better? Church pretense or surrender? I ask since this option remains for each debtor!
But that’s rapidly fading as Time’s passage speeds faster! Gone in an instant when comes the LORD’s rapture!
Wait no more then in limbo, indecisively frozen! Yes! Avoid apprehension as one already broken!
As HIS thankful servant whose heart HE’s already led to surrender,
Devotional: 2 Timothy 2:26 “and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.”
What many don’t wholly grasp is that there are supernaturally greater forces than the human will like when satan tricked Eve.
Like when he was allowed to enter Judas to betray JESUS…as was the intent of Judas already.
When left to our own “power” of choice, without first communicating with CHRIST for HIS Wisdom…then bad choices happen.
Worse yet, WHEN we’re in states of free fall because we’ve trusted just in ourselves …apprehension by GOD occurs at some point…or oppression by satan.
Far too many cling to a “social JESUS stroll” on Sunday’s versus a “relational JESUS journey” every day.
Even every hour. As such, do not wander around without great focus on the LORD.
Neither get lost in activities “doing church things” BUT neglect the gift of a one-on-one relationship with Almighty GOD!
Sobering thoughts to say the least.
Revelation 2:29 “Whoever who has an ear, let them hear what the SPIRIT says to the churches.” ’
Listen, oh my Soul! Never be found waiting for HIM to redirect you.
Surrender the refilling of the HOLY SPIRIT daily and reclaim any lost steps…with HIM!
Amen and amen!