Trust

Hebrews 3:15-19

15 Now where it says,

“Today, if you hear God’s voice,
don’t harden your hearts, as you did in the Bitter Quarrel,”
16 who were the people who, after they heard, quarreled so bitterly? All those whom Moshe brought out of Egypt. 17 And with whom was God disgusted for forty years? Those who sinned — yes, they fell dead in the Wilderness! 18 And to whom was it that he swore that they would not enter his rest? Those who were disobedient. 19 So we see that they were unable to enter because of lack of trust.

It is only by trusting in God will we ever move forward into our rest with Him.

Conviction

Hebrews 2:1-4

2 Therefore, we must pay much more careful heed to the things we have heard, so that we will not drift away. 2 For if the word God spoke through angels became binding, so that every violation and act of disobedience received its just deserts in full measure, 3 then how will we escape if we ignore such a great deliverance? This deliverance, which was first declared by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him; 4 while God also bore witness to it with various signs, wonders and miracles, and with gifts of the Ruach HaKodesh which he distributed as he chose.

The Word binds us either to Adonai through Yeshua our savior or to our sin which convicts us before God’s judgement. It is only by studying God’s Word and accepting Yeshua’s sacrifice that we are saved.

Prophets

Hosea 1:1

1 This is the word of Adonai that came to Hoshea the son of Be’eri during the reigns of ‘Uziyah, Yotam, Achaz and Y’chizkiyah, kings of Y’hudah, and during the reign of Yarov‘am the son of Yo’ash, king of Isra’el.

Be wary if someone tells you they have a prophecy for you. Prophts are called to speak to rulers and nations, rarely to individuals. Test everything aginst the Word.

Deeds

Titus 3:14

14 And have our people learn to apply themselves to doing good deeds that meet genuine needs, so that they will not be unproductive.

If you cannot meet the need, then you are not showing God’s love. During Katrina relief my congregation asked for donations of canned food and water to send, along with hygene items. According to the people running the colections they had to turn away hundreds of people trying to get rid of their old clothes. If the deed doesn’t meet the need then our actions say the God we serve does not care. Abba, please never let me be a hinderence to Your Word but serving always to show Your heart to the world, amen.