Born to Serve

July 22, 2016

Exodus 23:25

And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

Born to Serve

From the time that we come into this earth we were born to serve.  We will serve something or someone all of our days.  The question is what and whom do we serve?  

The children of Israel during their stay in Egypt served the Egyptians some four hundred years.  Just think, that is longer than our United States is old.  Being servants to Egyptians had become a mindset and just a way of life.  It was who you were and what you did.  It took a Moses, operating under the Spirit of God, to begin to overturn that mindset and slavery thinking.  It is no different with us.  We grow up serving the world and thinking like the world.  That is what everybody does, so that is what we do.  Then along comes Jesus and upsets our way of thinking and serving.  

Some are naïve enough to say, “I don’t serve anybody.  I’m my own person.”  When a person says something like that they are saying, that indeed, they are a servant to their flesh.  It is there old nature that rules over them, but if they have never known anything different they don’t recognize it as slavery.  

God allowed Israel to become the servants and slaves of Egypt.  God told Abram in Genesis 15:13, “And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land [that is] not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years.”  Now why did God do that?  Why did He allow Adam to fall into the slavery of sin and darkness and in the process take all of humanity with Him?  We can’t know freedom and really appreciate it until we have experienced slavery and bondage.  We can never really appreciate the light of day until we have walked through the darkness of night.  We can’t really appreciate the warmth and beauty of spring until we have walked through the coldness and the deadness of winter.  God allows us to experience certain things so that we can have an appreciation and a revelation of something so much better and so much higher.   

God has delivered us out of the realm of bondage into the liberty of the Sons of God, but some of us still have our old mindsets and earthly way of thinking.  Many of us still see our promise land as a place possessed by giants and impossibilities rather than seeing it as a land flowing with milk and honey which is our inheritance.  As a result we slip back into the bondage of our unredeemed thinking and belief system.  We don’t believe we can therefore we can not. 

God wants to blow the lid off of this kind stinking thinking.  It is an offense to Him and denial of who He is.  We are not going to possess this land in and of our selves because we are no longer of ourselves.  We are of Christ.  It is the Christ who is the might and the power and the authority in us to prevail and possess our land, as we dispossess the giants and its former inhabitants.  How long are we going to allow satan to rob us of that which is rightfully ours? It is only the intimidation of his fear and doubt that prevents us.  Where is our spirit of Joshua and Caleb that sees how great their God is rather than how weak we are in our flesh?  If you can see it by the Spirit you can possess it by faith.  If you are walking in the will and authority of God then there is none that can stand before you.  

God has raised us up to be the conquering servants of the MOST HIGH GOD!  He has brought us out of the bondage of sin and darkness.  He has brought us out and is training us up to be the servants that bring humanity unto Him.  You are His priesthood, His army and His sons to bring liberty to the afflicted and set the captive free.  Romans 8: 18-25 declares, “I am sure that what we are suffering now cannot compare with the glory that will be shown to us. 19In fact, all creation is eagerly waiting for God to show who his children are. 20Meanwhile, creation is confused, but not because it wants to be confused. God made it this way in the hope 21that creation would be set free from decay and would share in the glorious freedom of his children. 22We know that all creation is still groaning and is in pain, like a woman about to give birth. 23The Spirit makes us sure about what we will be in the future. But now we groan silently, while we wait for God to show that we are his children. This means that our bodies will also be set free. 24And this hope is what saves us. But if we already have what we hope for, there is no need to keep on hoping. 25However, we hope for something we have not yet seen, and we patiently wait for it.”  We are God’s Moses to His creation.  He has commissioned us in His Son to be the liberators of His creation that have been subjected to the bondage of sin and death.  We have been blessed that God has given us the privilege of knowing Him and being prepared for this calling.  Unfortunately many of us don’t yet see it by faith.  Some of us see it, but we are still too entangled in the affairs of this life.  Until our thinking is liberated we can never be the servants that we were born to be.  We are called to be servant kings that rule and reign to bless and liberate.  That is our purpose and that is our calling.  With the most reverent respect to God, I say, “ the devil be damned, let’s possess the land!”

Blessings,

#kent

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