DISCERNING THE HEART OF GOD

“You don’t know what your hearts are like. For the Son of Man has not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them” (Luke 9:55-56).

James and John wanted to call the fire of God down upon the Samaritans to punish them for turning them away. But what Jesus wanted was for James and John to know God’s heart for the Samaritans – His love for them. Because if they did, they would not want to call the fire of God down upon the Samaritans, but instead upon the things of the enemy that had caused the Samaritans to take offense and which stole from them a visitation of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We are not to call the fire of God down in anger or offense, but in love. We are not to call the fire of God down as a judgment against men, but as a judgment against the things of the enemy that keep men from knowing the fullness of God.

CONNECTING TO GOD’S HEART

The fire of God is His burning love for all people and all places for all time. When we connect to God’s heart, when we know His love for people – no matter what they’ve done, where they’ve been, or how they’re behaving – we can call forth the fire of God upon the things of the enemy that are stealing the fullness of God from them.

The Lord wants to use us to help birth this coming move of God. He wants to empower us to call His fire into the earth. And it all begins by knowing His heart and His love for all people and all places at all times.

PRAYER DIRECTIVES:
So let’s pray that:
1. We will know the heart of the Lord like never before – the PURPOSE of God for our life and out DESTINY in Christ.

2. We will be a people who are unoffendable. That no matter how we are treated, we will refuse offense and continue to love.

3. We will make love our highest aim, and love others as we are loved by the Lord.

4. We will call down the fire of God upon the altars of our lives, asking the Lord to burn up every wicked, arrogant or selfish thing in us.

5.We will be His Burning Ones, ablaze with His love and calling the fire of God down upon anything of the enemy that would steal the fullness of who God is and what He has for anyone we encounter and every place we go.

ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
http://afministry.ning.com

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One Response to DISCERNING THE HEART OF GOD

  1. Discerning the heart of God means
    knowing what is most important to HIM.
    No, it’s not “Love” or “Love your neighbor.”

    Poem – What is love?

    Two men came to Jesus
    With different motivations.
    They asked Him the same question
    Relevant to all the nations:

    Which is the Most Important?
    The answer was the same.
    Jesus did not manipulate
    He was not there to play a game.

    “Love the Lord your God” said Jesus
    as He quoted from The Law –
    to fulfill and not abolish
    was His purpose, full of awe.

    Jesus did not make all Scripture
    Into one new great commandment.
    He summarized The Law and Prophets
    “First and Greatest” and “The Second.”

    The Love of God is higher
    Than the love of any man.
    Receive from God, give back to God-
    Then to others, that’s His plan.

    The Love of God involves much more
    Than simply “love your fellow man.”
    Worship, trust, and pray to God,
    and obey Him – that’s His plan

    To worship and pray to neighbors,
    Whoever they may be,
    Or trust and obey our enemies
    Would be idolatry.

    The love of God is first and greatest,
    And the love of man is second.
    “All we need is love” are words
    of dead Beetles on the pavement.

    “The entire law is summed up in a single command”
    are not the words of Jesus our Salvation.
    It’s false teaching of Paul the Pharisee
    an “accuser of our brethren.”

    “Love” without God is Satan’s word through Paul
    in his chapter to the Corinthians.
    “I will show you the most excellent way”
    is the road to eternal perdition.

    Where is God in Paul’s chapter on love?
    Nowhere in view of the eye.
    Paul sings about himself like a Mexican Mariachi
    “I, I, I, I.”

    Jesus is The Most Excellent Way
    Not the words of a Pharisee.
    The words of Jesus are very clear.
    Jesus said, “You must follow ME.”

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