Sunday, June 12, 2011

Knowing the Father

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 1 John 2:15,16

This scripture refers to loving the things of this world with a PASSION; something you MUST have; that which your heart is after and which you cannot live without. It does not mean something you like or prefer. We must be able to give up anything for God. We need to sell out completely to the Lord. 

The Lord has asked me several times during my walk with Him if I would give up my children, my house, my possessions, my husband ... at last my ALL. I have hesitated at times, and checked if God really meant what He did require from me. I may just have heard it wrong! I waited... I thought... I cried. I said Lord: "You don't mean that, do You?" The Lord responded: "Yes, my child, I mean it." He gave me the choice and it scared me to make the decision, thinking I would lose ALL at some time.
I took the risk, expecting to be left empty handed, and said: "Yes, Lord, here it is." These were very emotional and spiritual milestones in my life, and I learned through going into the deep waters of total immersion in Him, Who He really was and is.

Although the Lord required my ALL, He never took it, instead He added. Oh, how wonderful is My Lord and King. Is our God and Father for real or what? HE SURE IS REAL AND ABLE TO SEE US THROUGH!

 Romans 4:17,18..( spoken about Abraham) (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Who (Abraham) against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. 

AWESOME word of God... to believe in hope against ALL hope. Beloved I also have experienced this. The more we exercise our faith, the stronger we get in our faith in God and His promises. AND WE SHALL SEE IT COME TO PASS, by the confession of our mouth. 

We need to speak the word of God and not that of our own understanding. We can be shortsighted and if we think that the situation is hopeless, we tend to confess the wrong thing, and it may take longer to reach the goal this way. We need to go Gods Way, which is exactly the opposite than our own human thinking. Some of us can give advice because we have been there, but are not in such a situation right now. God allows us to help each other, we are all members of one body having different tasks.

Abraham's faith to become the father of many nations was tested. And how long did it take him to get his son Isaac? And if this was not enough... God told him to sacrifice Isaac. Here we are back to what I started out with: "Although the Lord required my ALL, He never took it, instead He added."

Abraham did not needed to sacrifice Isaac after all, but was obedient unto death (of his son). What was the result? UNSPEAKABLE, I'll say. Abraham's descendants were as innumerable as the sand which is by the sea shore. DO YOU GET IT?
Give your ALL and God will see to it that you receive more blessings than you are able to contain. GLORY TO THE FATHER!

Please, don't rebel against the intentions of the Lord. Don't fight the trials, which life brings. Take them as a challenge, allow the Lord to mold you into His image. He wants you to come through victoriously. Many take trials as bothersome, but they miss an opportunity to see God at work in their lives. Others believe that impossibilities are limiting God, while they forget that the Lord may be preparing them for something very special.

Be blessed in the name of the Lord.
In His service,

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman


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