LOAVES AND FISHES
LOAVES AND FISHES
I challenge anyone to show me in the Bible where God tells us that He will make our lives easy and comfortable. This is, and never was, His purpose for His people. He will give us the desires of our heart only AFTER we fully delight ourselves in Him…and are totally submitted to His will, which will transform our will to be HIS will, (Ps 37)
Our life here is for one purpose….to be slowly and constantly drawn to a deeper and fuller relationship to Our Lord…through His Word, through His Voice, and through trials and miracle. NOTHING is for our comfort, but all is for our relationship to Him. If He can do both, He is delighted to do it, but His primary goal is our relationship to Himself.
Obedience to His Word for us may cause great pain, loss of friends (yes even “Christian” friends) but He is all that matters, and our one-ness with Him is all we need. His Word in its Pure Truth must be told.
A majority of so-called Christians believe that God is in the business of making us “happy” and ‘fulfilled” “full of God’s power for our lives”…and the popular preachers tell people this. But it is a lie, and people who love the Lord are being set up to fall for the lies of the anti-christ during the tribulation, believing it is Jesus wisking them away from an uncomfortable situation.
They are following Him “for the loaves and fishes” instead of purely for Him.
John 6:26 says: “Jesus answered them and said, “ Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.”
Isn’t that what many Christians of today want from their Christian lives? Healing, happiness and prosperity, is what they expect. They just want the “loaves and fishes” and they want them NOW!
Job said, in Job 13:15, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him….”
The word for “trust” in that verse, in Hebrew, means “to trust, to wait, to tarry, to be patient….” He put himself totally in God’s hands. He knew that if he died, he would be with the Lord, and he knew the Lord knew best.
Proverbs 3:5 &6 says:
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
The Hebrew word for Trust in those verses is a different word, that comes to the same conclusion in the end. It means to trust totally, to be “carelessly confident”, with a sense of “firmness and solidity”: It depicts a “sense of well being, knowing that the ‘rug won’t be pulled out from under you’”
The church today has watered down the word “trust”. It has mis-assigned the word “faith”, to mean faith in prosperity, faith in healing, faith in happiness, in a job, or whatever WE think we should have.
Our faith, our trust, is to be in HIM, not in our viewpoint of what we think is best. The trust, the faith, should be passively active. That is, we should not panic, but we should actively develop our relationship with Our Lord both in our general lives and in this particular situation, and ask Him to enable us to totally put ourselves and our situation into His hands, and patiently trust Him to know what is best for us and our loved ones.
This isn’t anything to be taken lightly. It is something we, as weak humans, are incapable of doing on our own. That’s the reason we need to trust Him to enable us to trust Him!!!
Of all the things we need Him to change us on, this is the most important, because it is the one that all others needs will rest upon.
The time to Pray for this ability, and to spend time with Him developing it, is NOW, before something challenging happens, so we will be ready for it when it does.
He is faithful, He will so powerfully transform us into trusting children, if we actively seek that Grace from Him.