Admission of powerlessness is not necessarily admission of spiritual weakness. In fact, many times, it can be a reflection of solid spiritual strength.
It is right to admit our powerlessness in order to remind ourselves that our power is not in us as such but in God and God alone.
Paul the apostle testifies of Christ declaring that his power is made perfect in weakness and he himself could gladly boast in his weaknesses because then “the power of Christ may rest upon” him. The reason why admission of powerlessness is not a problem is that it is when we are weak that we are strong (2 Corinthians 12:9-10). The powerlessness of Judah made them turn their eyes on God. This is the beauty of the feeling of powerlessness; it drives us to God.
In turning to God, Judah was given the directive to resort to praise. In this praise, God routed Judah’s enemies and gave peace to Judah. When powerlessness faces us, let us remember to turn to God. Then we will find out that powerlessness does not have to lead to faithlessness.
My eyes are on you in every challenge that I face, O God. Please let me never be put to shame; in Jesus name. Amen.
This past weekend Pastor @jarridwilson and over 60+ volunteers from our new @harvestyoungadults ministry headed over to Adam’s Elementary School in Riverside for their first ever ‘Serve The City’ project.
From 8AM-12PM they cleaned windows, picked up trash, donated over 35 new sports balls, and built a brand new garden for the students—A project the school has been trying to finish for over two years.
This is just one of many examples of what it means for us to bring The Gospel home in 2019!
Moses is perhaps the greatest prophet in the Old Testament. There is no other prophet who is more anointed than him before his time. No one even comes close to Moses after his passing.
He performs more miracles than many other prophets who come after him. He also had the privilege of God speaking to him face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. (Exodus 33:11)
The Bible recorded that Moses interceded on Israel’s behalf with God. And God changed His mind from utterly destroying Israel. The first time was during the incident of the golden calf. Moses pleaded with God for His forgiveness and mercy even as Israel was partying and engaging in debauchery.
The second time Moses interceded with God was after the twelve spies returned from exploring the Promised Land. Because the words of the ten spies discouraged Israel from entering the land, the people rebelled. They protested against Moses and Aaron and have decided to return to Egypt. It was at this time that God spoke again about destroying Israel the second time.
Moses, however, was quick to intercede and once again asked God to change His mind.
. ‘In keeping with your magnificent, unfailing love, please pardon the sins of this people, just as you have forgiven them ever since they left Egypt.”’
Moses was a great prophet but we are blessed to know one prophet that is even greater than Moses. Moses, as great as he was, was only a shadow of an even greater prophet that is Jesus Christ.
Moses spoke to God as a friend, but Jesus spoke to God as His Father in heaven. Moses performed miracles when God told him to, but Jesus performed His miracles at all times. Moses had his shortcomings but Jesus was one who never sinned.
Most importantly is that Moses often interceded on Israel’s behalf. But Jesus is the One who interceded on our behalf. And I don’t need to explain to you who is the greater intercessor. Moses needs to intercede for Israel for a specific sin, at a specific time, and for a specific purpose. He needs to do it as many times as necessary.
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