Good Morning Everyone!
I read in Micah this morning… and a few verses JUMPED off the page… check this out you guys.
“Someday, O Israel, I will GATHER you;
I will gather the REMNANT who are left.
I will bring you TOGETHER AGAIN like sheep in a pen,
like a flock in its pasture.
Yes, your land will again
be filled with NOISY CROWDS!
Your LEADER WILL BREAK OUT
and LEAD YOU OUT of exile,
out through the gates of the enemy cities,
back TO YOUR OWN LAND.
Your king will lead you;
THE LORD HIMSELF will guide you.”
Even though this prophecy contains it’s purest message to the Jewish people as a promise that God will bring them back into their stolen territories… there is a BIG message within this message to all of us TODAY!
Someday… I will gather the remnant people who are left! God is saying… I will GATHER the ones who were able to weather the adversity and remain upright! The trees who’s roots RAN DEEPER during those times of raging winds and rainless clouds… those who have demonstrated their FAITHFULNESS in oppressive times… that they CANNOT and WILL NOT be shaken! Those who welcome challenges as opportunities to halt and prove their identity!
If you have been scattered in times of adversity… you have been ravished on the outside, but on the INSIDE you’re STILL STANDING SOLID IN YOUR FAITH! If you can just HOLD ON WHEN in times like these… and keep it together when so many others are falling apart and falling away… if you can DEMONSTRATE that YOU are a SURVIVOR…
God promises to GATHER you again… and BRING YOU TOGETHER with other SURVIVORS… not for the purpose of living in the miserable memories of yesteryear! He promises to BRING YOU TOGETHER like SHEEP IN A PEN… like a FLOCK IN ITS BEAUTIFUL PASTURE!
He says that YOUR LAND… those places and things that God has given to you throughout the years… things that seem to have been STOLEN and not recoverable… YOUR LAND will AGAIN be FILLED with NOISY CROWDS… a sign of VICTORY, MULTIPLICATION… and GREAT CELEBRATION!
God promises to GIVE YOU A LEADER who will BREAK OUT… and LEAD YOU FROM EXILE… out through the gates of your enemies and into YOUR OWN LAND again! So pray for your leaders like never before… believe for leaders who will RISE UP AND BREAK OUT… to LEAD their FLOCKS from exile!
At the end of this prophecy, Micah says… YOUR KING WILL LEAD YOU… THE LORD HIMSELF WILL BE YOUR GUIDE! This is a promise of Gods PRESENCE DWELLING in the hearts of all his people, LEADING us into the GREENEST PASTURES EVER!
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
I realize how PREACHY this blog may sound today… I’m pretty excited about it as you can tell… hoping these words add tremendous value to your amazing lives! Please tell your friends, leave your comments, and pray for us as we PRAY SO MUCH FOR YOU! Have a super duper day everyone…