August 13, 2019
At one time, I was wondering why Holy Spirit keeps urging me to focus on God’s word and the reality of His presence alone. Suddenly, I’m reminded of Elijah’s story. The time will come when this world can no longer rely on money, wealth, material riches, etc. Everything will be shaken to reveal the ‘unshakable’.
During the days of prolonged drought in Elijah’s days, money and all forms of transaction were rendered meaningless. Even the produce of the land could no longer be relied upon. Many died because of how difficult those days were.
Meanwhile, Elijah lived in the shadow of God’s presence, reality, and His word alone. That’s the reason Elijah was preserved entirely! God commanded him to go to the brook of Cherith. When Elijah obeyed, he experienced God’s provision. Even God commanded the crows to feed Elijah, such a miracle!
The restoration of all things in this world is currently taking place through God’s church. But at the same time, I truly feel that the time will come when man couldn’t rely on money, relation, position, and everything natural anymore. Because the time will come when everything will be shaken!
Hebrews 12:26-27 (NASB) And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heaven.” This expression, “Yet once more,” denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Now I realize even more that money has truly become a ‘god’ on this earth. Man couldn’t live anymore without money! The awareness of money is so high. Even all professions on earth are designed so man could receive money! This is the source of evil in this world: people who rely on money, hope on money, and pursue money – in short, the love of money!
1 Timothy 6:9-10 (NASB) But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
I believe, when this world gets darker, that’s the moment when God’s light will shine even brighter in our lives. That’s why, the time will come when man has no other option but to come and worship the Living God! Because they have seen our unshakable lives, where the reality of God’s word and presence preserves us perfectly! When people couldn’t rely on money anymore, that’s the moment we’ll rise up as the answer!
Genesis 47:15 (NKJV) So WHEN THE MONEY FAILED in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, “Give us bread, for why should we die in your presence? FOR THE MONEY HAS FAILED.”
This morning, Holy Spirit emphasized:
“Keep training yourself to always be aware of the reality of God’s presence more and more. Keep training yourself to live by the direction of His word alone! Persevere and focus! Don’t get distracted by anything. Because the reality of God’s presence and His word is your only source of strength. The time will come when the word coming out of your mouth will become so alive and meaningful. That proceeding word will become a solution; everyone who listens and obeys will experience the same divine provision!”
I believe, all creations are longing for the revealing of the sons of God – those who live in the reality of God’s presence, word, and obedience! Everything natural will be shaken; only the divine will remain. Once again, God will show that ‘money is powerless’; only His word is powerful! #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus