December 14, 2019
This message is the continuation of yesterday’s message
6. I am El Chayah – God who gives and guards our lives, raises or restores our health (Deuteronomy 32:39)
Actually, in the chapter that states God is El Chayah, we also find Moses’ statement who called God as El Machats – God who scatters, destroys, harms (Deuteronomy 32:39)
After all this time, Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt an seized part of the land of Canaan and now before Moses left Israel then handed over the leadership of Israel to Joshua, he planted a ‘divine seed’ about God’s existence to Israel, Moses emphasized:
Deuteronomy 32:39 (NKJV) ‘Now see that I, even I, am He, And there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand.
He emphasized that the fall and rise of Israel, the ups and downs of a nation was determined by God! That’s why Moses hoped Israel to keep building their lives fully depend on God! Because no matter what is the fact of our lives at this time, it has never been an obstacles for God to use us finishing His plan or design!
What He demands of us as His people is only the willingness to keep loving Him – wholeheartedly! Listen to the guidance of His Spirit and live in absolute obedience to His Word! When God sees His people doing it diligently, He will make sure that they will live a good life, raise them when there is a blow of life that shakes or brings them down, restore them even heal all their sickness – to make sure His people live in divine health!
But when He finds His people live in an inaccuracy, He will not hesitate to scatter, destroy, harm those He loves! It’s not because God is mean or full of revenge, but He is making sure that they will never fall into the enemy’s hand due to the inaccuracy they have! Truly, it is better to fall into God’s loving hand than the enemy’s hand because of all the inaccuracies that we still have in our lives!
1 Chronicles 2:13 (NKJV) And David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Please let me fall into the hand of the Lord, for His mercies are very great; but do not let me fall into the hand of man.”
David realized, in inaccuracy he had was way better to ‘fall into God’s hand’ than to fall into enemy’s hand!
In living my ministry journey until today I have seen several times how God’s hand pulled down and punished the lives of spiritual leaders. They did receive a very uncomfortable ‘chastening’ but at the same time, their ‘fall’ from their seat of leadership saved their lives and those who interacted with them from the danger of deeper destruction. And ‘in His time’ I saw how God’s hand that had dragged them ‘down’, was the same hand that took them ‘up’.
Know your God and have the knowledge of God accurately in your life; live your days in the fear of God. #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus