ims teachings for the month of May 2013
2nd Chronicles 7 vrs 14
Exodus 2 & 3
Genesis 15 vrs 13, 14, 15 and 16
James 5: 15
James 5: 16
Jeremiah 1 vrs 5
Today’s media is bereft with news about social injustice that is occurring in many parts of the world. Whatever your role is as a worker in God’s vineyard – Does our God want us to act? Does he want us to take matters into our own hands and intervene?
This May 2013 online ims teachings focuses on the biblical character of Moses – the man God choose to lead the Children of Israel from captivity in Egypt and exodus into the Land of Canaan.
Moses had God’s calling to carry out this mission. This calling commenced long before Moses was born as the bible tells us in Jeremiah 1 vrs 5. And God’s plan to fulfil His purpose was hatched when Pharaoh’s daughter rescued baby Moses from the river Nile in Egypt.
Moses was brought up as a baby, by his own mother and the instinct to understand the prosecution his people, the Israelites, are going through in Egypt, is imbedded in his identity as a Hebrew growing up in Pharaoh’s household.
The time came as a young man in Egypt when he felt he had to stand up for justice for his people – but he chooses the wrong strategy to do it. Moses killed the Egyptian oppressor in order to redeem his Hebrew kinsman inadvertently going ahead of God’s plan to redeem the Israelites from bondage in Egypt Genesis 15 vrs 13, 14, 15 and 16.
In God’s response to social injustice globally, He wants to hear the cry and repentance of a nation before divine intervention would come. “If my people which are call by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” 2nd Chronicles 7 vrs 14.
I want to present to you five keys in recognising God’s calling in your life as follows:
When God calls you – He will provide you protection and shield you from attacks from your adversary until the day you are ready to take up your ministerial mantle and serve Him – and also guarantee you His protection thereafter.
When you fear God, He will give you wisdom to discern his time frame towards your calling.
Practice forgiveness and allow God’s vengeance to always prevail against your enemies.
When you step out in faith practice obedience and seek to reverence God’s word in all areas of your life.
God wants you to honour and praise Him in respect of every breakthrough your achieve in your ministry.
Written by James
God bless you!