logo-min

CONTACT ME TODAY!

813-299-9219

WISDOM FOR TODAY

Withstanding God

Withstanding God
If therefore God gave them the same gift as He gave us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?—Acts 11: 17
Peter, by a direct commandment from Jesus Christ, had violated the traditions of the Jews by going into the house of a Gentile and eating with the family. The early church council demanded an explanation. Peter said, “Look, God did this. I didn’t even touch them. While I was talking, God decided to give them the Holy Spirit. And who am I to stand against God?”
**How foolish it is to try to limit God!
Even today, many try to withstand or stand against the Lord and His work. Some people resist spiritual manifestations of any kind. Others, because of their pre-suppositional stances, have consigned the work of the Holy Spirit to just a certain period of church history. They will tell you after that point in time, the gifts ceased to function. I read not long ago that a certain denomination has begun dismissing some of its churches because they permitted certain gifts of the Spirit to operate.
What a blessing it is to yield fully to God, to let Him work freely in your life, and to receive all He has for you. If tradition has built up barriers in your mind against the gifts or against spiritual manifestations, ask God to remove those barriers to your faith. Don’t let tradition rob you of something beautiful God may want to do in and through you.
Father, may we never be guilty of standing against Your work. Help us to keep ourselves open to You, that we might not miss a blessing You want to bring us. In Jesus’ name, amen.
YBIC, Dan Shock CBMC of Tampa Bay
Engage in Kingdom Work: Advance.CBMC.Com<advance.cbmc.com/> -Free tools for sharing and growing your faith
Perspective on Kingdom Work: “Thinking Lost” bit.ly/1iUQg7x -best teaching I’ve heard on the Great Commission [image1.jpeg]

Search For More Articles

Leave a Comment





RECIENT ARTICLES

The Fear of the Lord

May 26, 2020

The Fear of the Lord Do not let your heart envy sinners, but be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day… —Proverbs 23:17 Satan always paints the life of sin as exciting and enjoyable. If you take that picture at face value, it is easy to envy those engaged in the pleasures…

Read More

The Perfect Friend

May 25, 2020

The Perfect Friend A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. —Proverbs 18: 24 We are not always lovable. That is because we are prone to mood cycles. I might be lovable one moment, and quite the opposite the next. **A good friend…

Read More

Our Strong Tower

May 24, 2020

Our Strong Tower The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous run to it and are safe. —Proverbs 18:10 In ancient times, people built high towers along the walls that surrounded their cities. From these towers, a person could see for a long distance and could easily spot approaching enemies. When warfare…

Read More
Dan Shock

Dan & Sara Shock

"It is our desire to help people come into a personal relationship with the Lord."

CONTACT ME TODAY

Invalid Email
Invalid Number
Please check the captcha to verify you are not a robot.