Tuesday, June 28, 2016

THE PRAYER OF MOSES - PART 10

16 Let Your work appear to Your servants and Your majesty to their children.
17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; and confirm for us the work of our hands; yes, confirm the work of our hands. (Psalm 90:16-17)
We have come to the end of this amazing prayer from Moses, the humble man of God, the content which should lead us to dive headfirst into the Book of Ecclesiastes, to get the "rest of the story". 

With stress, distress and lack of redress increasingly unavailable even in western so-called civilized countries, what can the Righteous (born-again Christians) to do?  Sure the Righteous (or the Elect or authentic Christians, if you wish, can pray. However with the virtual non-existence of prayer meetings and even less prayer warriors in our churches, how does the good Christian life even look?

The Foundations are being destroyed on purpose by leaders in politics, the media, academia amidst passivity from the Church of Jesus Christ. None of this should be a surprise to anyone who reads the Bible. The spirit of Antichrist was in this world from the moment Christ won the Victory on the Cross of Calvary. Daily, we see the evidence of the destruction caused by the evil one – the prince and power of the Air. While he is literally on a short leash, the destruction his demonic forces have caused to mankind is causing great distress in the Body of Christ.

Oddly enough, this stress is heavier on Christians who live safe, productive and wealthy (by comparison) lives in the west, where the kind of persecution against Christians is not as vile, violent and intense.  In the persecuted lands, all our brothers and sisters in Christ have is complete Faith. Their Faith and Trust in the Lord Jesus as Master and Savior is what fuels them. Their very existence and eternity is fully dependent, moment by moment on this earth on Him.

Still, the human condition is universal, even in degree. Christians in the post-Christian west need the same or even greater measure of the Power and Presence of the Lord to live daily.  Verse 16 cries out for the Lord to give some kind of indication that He is with His people who are under duress, and that some sort of sign. We have to be careful here. Jesus criticized a “faithless generation, who only wanted signs and wonders”. There are certainly those.  However, coming from such a hero of the Faith like Moses, who requested to see the Lord’s Glory and God let Moses see His back as He went by, this is a valid request.

The Lord Jesus WILL reveal Himself to those to whom He will reveal Himself! All you  have to do is remain committed and sold out and surrendered to selflessly work in the piece of the Wall, which He placed before us.  I know that and several other ordinary people over time have had these experiences.

Verse 17 wraps up this amazing prayer from the heart, which every Christian should pray. Moses seeks the approval of the Lord which will power him to succeed in his life’s work.  Each woman of God should seek this. Each man or young person should do likewise. God says in return “show yourself approved (2 Timothy 2:15)” or  “I (God) have qualified you, now stay the course of Faith and remain committed to My Word and Me. He is also saying, “do not seek the approval of men and their systems but cut a straight path to the Gospel of Truth and Love and I will give you rest, success and all My Best. 

What a way to end up this amazing prayer.  The Blessings and Best of God are not dependent on the proportion of our work and faith to God as to whether are successful in this life or not. What remains constant and true over the millennia since this written is this: “God is no respecter of persons….and the rain falls evenly on the righteous and the unrighteous.” However remember, what He promises in Jeremiah 29:11-13: "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart".

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