worm fritters, we are almost there(part three)

December 6, 2016

WE ARE BACK TO ANOTHER CHAPTER OF ASA, KING OF JUDAH

ASA IS CLEANING UP THE KINGDOM, KNOCKING OUT ALL THE IDOLS AND BEING BLESSED BY GOD.

2 CHRONICLES 15:8-17

As soon as Asa heard these words, the prophecy of Azariah the son of Oded, he took courage and put away the detestable idols from all the land of Judah and Benjamin and from the cities that he had taken in the hill country of Ephraim, and he repaired the altar of the Lord that was in front of the vestibule of the house of the Lord. And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and those from Ephraim, Manasseh, and Simeon who were residing with them, for great numbers had deserted to him from Israel when they saw that the Lord his God was with him. 10 They were gathered at Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa. 11 They sacrificed to the Lord on that day from the spoil that they had brought 700 oxen and 7,000 sheep. 12 And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul, 13 but that whoever would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, should be put to death, whether young or old, man or woman. 14 They swore an oath to the Lord with a loud voice and with shouting and with trumpets and with horns. 15 And all Judah rejoiced over the oath, for they had sworn with all their heart and had sought him with their whole desire, and he was found by them, and the Lord gave them rest all around.

16 Even Maacah, his mother, King Asa removed from being queen mother because she had made a detestable image for Asherah. Asa cut down her image, crushed it, and burned it at the brook Kidron.

IN VERSE 8

HE TOOK COURAGE AND WENT AGAINST THE PEOPLE AND CUT DOWN THEIR IDOLS. IT TAKES COURAGE AND DETERMINATION TO GO AGAINST THE POPULAR AND THE ACCEPTED AND EVEN AGAINST PUBLIC OPINION. ASK YOURSELF WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME IF EVER; THAT PEOPLE COULDN’T BELIEVE HOW DEDICATED TO GOD YOU REALLY ARE; AND SAID, ‘THAT TOOK GUTS.’

VS 16 ASA GOES AGAINST HIS FAMILY, HIS QUEEN MOTHER, SHE HAD IDOLS OF HER OWN, AND HE EVEN TOOK OUT THOSE. THERE WILL BE TIMES WHEN YOU MUST TAKE A STAND EVEN AGAINST YOUR OWN FLESH AND BLOOD, LOVED ONES MAY TURN AGAINST YOU, BUT YOU MUST SAY NO TO THEM AND YES TO GOD.

IF THERE ARE STRONGHOLDS OF EVIL, OR IDOLATRY IN YOUR LIFE STOP WAITING FOR GOD TO CONQUEROR THEM AND BELIEVE THAT THROUGH HIM HE HAS GIVEN YOU ALL YOU NEED TO PULL DOWN THESE STRONGHOLDS. OFTEN WE ARE NOT “DELIVERED” BECAUSE WE THINK WE ARE WAITING ON GOD, WHEN HE IS WAITING ON US.

WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED, YOU HAVE FAITH, AN ALL POWERFUL GOD. WE ARE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, WE HAVE ACCESS TO THE VERY THRONE ROOM OF GOD THROUGH OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, WE HAVE HIS WORD TO EMPOWER AND MAKE US BOLD. HOPEFULLY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST TO PRAY FOR YOU.

ASA WAS DOING SO MUCH FOR GOD THAT OTHER KINGS WERE JEALOUS AND ACTUALLY BLOCKING THE ROADS AND PASSES TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM TRYING TO GET INTO JUDAH AND BE BLESSED.

WOW, IMAGINE THAT, BEING SO BLESSED BY GOD THAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE LEAVING THEIR HOMES AND COUNTRY TO SEE WHAT GOD IS DOING. THOSE THAT HUNGER AFTER GOD WILL ALWAYS SEEK OUT WHAT GOD IS DOING. IF ONLY OUR NATION WAS STILL THAT KIND OF NATION, WHERE WE ATTRACTED THE RIGHTEOUS AND NOT THE HATE FILLED, THE GODLY AND NOT THE FANATICS OF CRAZY, THE HOLY AND NOT THE SUPPRESSORS THAT ARE TRYING TO REMOVE GOD FROM EVERY PART OF OUR LIVES.

IF ONLY

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

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