God Will Deliver His Anointed!!!
As I read from the book of Amos, I am learning just how dehumanizing this world is becoming. The enemy is here to kill, steal, and destroy. And it is the children of the LORD who will stand in the gap.
But do not expect appreciation or thanks. Or to be honored by men. Becoming lackadaisical. Tempted to stray from righteousness. Because more than ever we must trust God.
Take this word to heart. “Let your gentle spirit [your graciousness, unselfishness, mercy, tolerance, and patience] be known to all people. The Lord is near.
“Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus [is yours]” (Philippians 4: 5-7, AMP).
With Your Knowledge Get Understanding
As we go deeper you must understand why this word is so important. Because what we don’t know or understand can hurt us. And this is why we must stay prepared.
It is written. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children” (Hosea 4: 6, KJV).
Many will say that they have done no wrong. This is how God answers this matter. “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3: 3, KJV).
But it is man, in his wickedness, that is choosing to enter into an agreement with “the beast”. In apathy for others. Secondary to greed. Let me explain.
Humanity is Becoming Obsolete
I recently received an email that it was time to renew my lease. Along with several terms to choose from. The ideal length of time for me would increase my rent by almost $300 a month.
When I questioned the matter. Asking for consideration. I was told that they were implementing LRO (Lesser Risks Only) pricing. Upon investigating, one definition that I found is “LRO layers a demand versus supply forecast optimization algorithm on top of a market response model” (Demand Solutions, 2019).
There are other methods such as Yield Star and Rent Maximizer. Designed to enrich landlords and property owners.
One excuse that is given is that when left up to a man. They tend to sell themselves short. Undervaluing the worth of the property.
If One Part Suffers, Ever Part Suffers
In actuality, it is a way, for those who implement the program, to remain aloof and neutral. To evade accountability. While becoming rich. The data allows them to make a profit with increased vacancies. Pay attention to what this implies. This is happening throughout America.
This is why I am a staunch advocate for standing for what you believe in. Because being lukewarm has dire consequences.
For God’s people. Know that, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand]” (Psalm 91: 1, AMP).
One Can Make A Difference
This is why I always promote intimacy with the Holy Spirit. Men think that one man cannot make a difference. But God’s word says otherwise.
Remember. “Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored.
“The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God- it is dynamic and can have tremendous power]” (James 5: 16, AMP).
What you must discern is that man, in this verse is used in the singular form. Let me affirm this. And I ask you to continue to recognize the LORD’s willingness to show mercy.
God’s Mercy is Constant
“Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king’s mowings. And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small. The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD.
“Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and, behold, the Lord GOD called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part. Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small. The LORD repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord GOD” (Amos 7: 1-6, KJV).
We Are All One In the Body of Christ
In reality. We are joining with other brothers and sisters in Christ. Unified in the Spirit.
Let me affirm. As God spoke to Elijah. “Yet I have left Me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him” (1 Kings 19: 18, KJV).
This is proven throughout God’s word. I encourage you to read or listen to my blog/vlog, “Receiving Grace Through Repentance”.
Lastly, we must pray against these evil individuals and their wicked inventions. Influenced by these demonic entities. That they fall into the ditch that they are digging for us and others.
It is written. “Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass” (Psalm 37: 7, KJV).
What Is Revealed?
A revelation was given to me. Because I was created to serve in empathy. As a servant leader. Even though I prefer to be alone. I realize that it is through trials, tribulation, and experience. Allowing us to evolve. While warning and guiding others. As we process our reality positively. We as a people cannot be replaced. No matter how Satan and the beast come for us. I know that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Always coming from a place of love!!!
Originally written on April 23, 2023.
Thank you, Cassandra Mack, at Cassandra Mack Ministries, for allowing me to sponsor an episode of your podcast.