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30Two men, Moses and Elijah,
31appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about
his departure which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem.
had a mission to complete and just prior to the completion there was a
conference. But why with Moses and Elijah? Moses was the Old Testament
deliverer of God's people and Elijah was the representative of the
prophets. Moses had a successor and his name was Joshua. Elijah had a
successor and his name was Elisha which the NIV Study Bible brings up as
another form of Joshua. But the NIV Study Bible brings up another
revelation. Jesus' Hebrew name was Joshua. What does Jesus have in
common with both of these men?Jesus is a deliverer like Moses for God's
people but from sin. Elijah represented the prophets in the Old
Testament and Jesus represents them in the New. Jesus was unlike any
other being the Son of God. The elders of man in present day were not
Jesus' elders or those in authority. His elders had gone to be with God
before Him. It was the non-traditional approach for a mission like none
When you have a mission to complete you ought to be
conferring with those that have gone before you. God provided them for
Jesus. He will provide them for you. Your mission may require a
non-traditional approach and elders who have gone before you but God
will still provide the guidance.
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4Jonathan said to David, "Whatever you want me to do, I'll do for you."
and David had a covenant friendship. It was a friendship based on love
and mutual respect regardless of each others' status. Jonathan was so
devout to the friendship that he even protected David from his own
father, King Saul. That is true friendship and dedication. In chapter 18
it talks about how Jonathan and David became one in spirit. Becoming
one in spirit with someone doesn't always have to be through sex as the
apostle Paul talks about in1Corinthians chapter 6 and Ephesians 3.
Becoming one in spirit with someone, also known as a soul tie, is based
on respect and love and actually the commandment Jesus said to live by.
He said, "love thy neighbor as thyself" also known as "do unto others as
you want done to you." If you can love you, you
can love others just as much as you love you. Jonathan understood that
principle and so did David. Jonathan's father, King Saul, did not.
Jonathan had to make a choice. He was positive his father was not the
man David said he was. But when Jonathan found out otherwise, he
remembered his friendship with David and choose to do right by David.
That is dedication and proves that family ties don't always override.
is willing to make this type of dedication to you and you to them? Who
can you really count on to be there for you even at the risk of a divide
between them and what they thought was so dear? Do you have the right
people in your life? Are you loved because of your position and status
only? Or are you loved regardless based on mutual friendship and
respect? There is a lot to learn from David and Jonathan.
2Then the Lord replied: "Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.
prophet Habakkuk received an oracle from the Lord. An oracle is a
vision. The Lord told him to write it down so that whoever reads it
delivers what they have seen. In verse three the Lord says that the
vision has an appointed time. So what is a vision? Merriam-Webster's
Dictionary defines vision as something seen otherwise than by ordinary
sight or a vivid picture. And a visionary is one who sees visions or
whose ideas and projects seem impractical. In our society, a visionary
is not a bad thing. Usually, in the beginning, they are seen as off
because their road is a little different than others. But in time, it is
Why are we on this topic? Time is
something none of us controls. You can think you control your time but
there are only 24 hours in a day and seven days in a week. You can not
extend or decrease that. You can not even control when you open your
eyes. You cannot control the amount of time you have here on this earth.
The only thing you can control is what you do with your time. When God
gave me a second chance to get it right, I decided I was going to take
it. Just this past Saturday night, the www.getyourjoyinthemorning.com
website launched. Some people were shocked because they thought it was
just about a book and a daily message. Oh but God revealed a vision unto
me. This is so much bigger than you think.
have received a vision of what you are supposed to do, it would be wise
for you to carry it out. Remember time is something you do not control.
But what you do with your time is the only thing you can.
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10Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted; propose your plan, but it will not stand, for God is with us.
"For God is with us" is what the name Immanuel is translated to. Aram
and Ephraim had become allies for the purpose of overtaking Judah. God
gave a word to the prophet Isaiah that the enemies of Judah would fall.
They would not fall before Judah suffered, however, the suffering of
Judah was to be short-lived. The sign that the enemies of Judah were to
fall was two-fold. The king of Assyria would overtake them. The other
sign would be the birth of Christ. The king of Judah was of the lineage
of David. The point God wanted to make through the prophet Isaiah was
that no matter what strategy evil men plot, it is only God who has the
last word. And the line of David would still sit on the throne, this
Has anyone ever aligned themselves with
another to conspire against you? Have you ever watched your enemies
attempt to become an army almost overnight? Understand that the reason
for the enemies conspiring against you is because they do not wish for
you to prosper. They are not prospering at the rate you are or even at
all. Alone, they know they cannot win so they get help and think that it
will be enough. But who in their right mind can go against anyone who
has God with them and think they can win? How can an evil man or woman
win against the one who knows what they are going to think before they
think it? How can an evil man or woman win against the one who knows
what they will do before they do it? That's like trying to outsmart a
master of the game of chess. The master knows every move that can be
made on a chessboard. The master has studied the eyes, hands and
expressions of the opponent and just when they think they have the
master outsmarted, he makes the final move. When God is with you, he
will show you your enemies. Quite frankly, they often show themselves.
And He tells you how to outsmart them. God always has the last word.
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1What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you?
apostle James wrote a letter to the Christian world at large and under
submitting yourselves to God he talks about the discord between man. Now
what does the discord between man have to do with submitting to God you
ask? Well if your relationship with God is off, so will your
relationship with man. Hmm. It is normal for the flesh and the spirit to
battle. Meaning that what the flesh wants is the opposite of what the
spirit desires. But if you are in Christ, first and foremost, your first
desire is to please the Lord. But if you are thinking from the world
standards, your first desire is to please yourself. The apostle James is
saying that the second mindset is what leads to the fighting amongst
each other. Each person wanting their own way but the one in Christ will
desire to do God's will. God's will is always the best way for all and
incurs less problems. But man's way never sees the end result like God
does and therefore has consequences and unnecessary problems. During a
heated argument, most usually don't stop in the middle to say, "wait
let's stop and pray to see what God wants." What the Apostle James says
later in the scripture is that even when one does, it's with the wrong
intent or motive and usually for the sake of still pleasing oneself. So
how do you lessen the arguments you say? Ask God upfront what His will
is and seek to do His will from the start. Now the one who doesn't
desire to do so is the one who will be the cause of the discord.
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