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20 January 2017
GOD-TRACKING IS BEING BUILT UP DAY BY DAY INTO GOD’S PURPOSES, DESPITE DEVILISH OPPOSITION
For they all wanted to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will drop from the work, and it will not be done.” But now, O God, strengthen my hands.
Jesus and his disciples were probably standing near the pagan temple of the Greek god Pan near Caesarea Philippi in northern Israel when he turned to his men and asked, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” The temple of Pan was built near a large cave in a rocky cliff near the source of the Jordan River. Water gushed up into a turbulent pool at the opening of the cave, thought to have been bottomless. People would sacrifice their children to Pan by throwing them into the pool. The currents would draw them under and if they immerged meters away in the river below then the people believed Dan was pleased with the sacrifice. Consequently, this cave became known as the gates of hell.
Peter answered Jesus, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” Jesus blessed Peter and, perhaps under the shadow of the temple of Pan, said, “I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
Jesus is building his Church. You are part of that Church, if you acknowledge the Lordship of Christ, as Peter did. This year is going to be a year of building. The Lord is spiritually building you into a mighty man or woman of God. The Lord is building your local church body just as he is building his body worldwide. The Lord is placing living stone upon living stone in his living temple of which Christ is the Cornerstone.
However, this year will also be a year of opposition. Satan apposes everything God builds. When Nehemiah began rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, as inspired by God, he was opposed on every side. His enemies did not appreciate that he was rebuilding the Beautiful City so that the Jews could worship God. The opposition to the building became so intense that builders built with one hand on their swords.
God has a purpose for you in this living temple he is building; a purpose to see his body grow in spirit and in stature. The Lord has great adventures in store for you as he personally builds your business, your family, your career and your ministry. So, I say to you today, hold fast to the promises of God and keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, as he builds you up into the person you’re destined to be. And put on the whole armour of God so that you may be able to take your stand against the schemes of the devil. Jesus is building his Church and even the gates of hell will not prevail against it!
God-tracking is being built up day by day into God’s purposes, despite devilish opposition
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1 Peter 2:4-8
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As Nehemiah prayed so I pray, ‘But now, O God, strengthen my hands.’
“Dear Lord, thank that you are building me up into the person you want me to be. Thank you that you have plans to build my family, my business and my church. I totally submit to your building plan. I know the devil will oppose what you build, so I put on the whole armour of God and keep my eyes fixed on my commander-in-chief, Jesus. As Nehemiah prayed so I pray, ‘But now, O God, strengthen my hands.’ Dear Lord, build me. Amen.”
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