- Day 38 -
Our God will Supply All Your Needs
YAHshua (Jesus) would have us look up and be acutely aware as we see the signs of the times unfolding—as prophesy coming to life—before our very eyes. His Spirit within us is urging us to transfer our focus and attention off this earth and earthly preoccupations because it will only rob us of the spiritual stamina, wisdom, and insight which we need now and in the days ahead in order to stand firm and endure faithfully to the end of our stay on earth.
He has provisions laid up for us, part of the riches of His glory, to be bestowed upon His children as we look to Him to provide instruction from His infinite wisdom as to how to redeem the time, as there is little daylight left, by which to serve our King and glorify Him in our words and deeds on earth. If instead of looking up we are looking downward or to the left or right focusing on the earth, our own strength, or to other people for help, we will miss the abundant supply of provisions He has for us. To be “more than conquerors” to the end (see Romans 8:37).
With the reality of the times we are in this should be a spiritual probe from our Good Shepherd to His little sheep to cause us to look up and continue looking up, taking our focus off the world and all that use to satisfy our flesh. The Holy Spirit is trying to redirect our focus and sever us from the preoccupation with this dark earth to look to the light of the heavenly King and His kingdom. We are to joyfully redistribute our talents, gifts, focus, and affections and invest them into our eternal heavenly home and into the souls of men that can share in the eternal riches of our Kings glory and kingdom.
If we do not assert the spirit of self-control and continue to invest our time and energy and have our treasures on this earth we will end up like Lot’s wife. She was not only stopped in her tracks but became a dead pillar of salt before she finished the race to the eternal safe haven. YAHveh wants His redeemed beloved to flee from the judgments that are coming. He is warning us not to stand still, or to look back to the earth that is under the forthcoming judgments, or to bemoan the destruction of our earthly pleasures and investments that will become as nothing but a pillar of useless salt. To put it simply we do not want to be like Lot’s wife looking back to what she loved in earth but in her rebellion against YAHveh’s instructions she did not receive His great deliverance from His judgment on sin on a sinful nation.
For example if somebody says, “I’m giving you a life preserver, you will need it. It is coming by way of a helicopter so be looking up for the helicopter.” What if that person says, “Well, I really don’t feel like looking up continually so I am going to see if I can find somebody on the shore or a ship to see if they have a life preserver.” YAHveh (the LORD) said, “I told you to look up. Look up to the Kingdom, I am bringing you help from above. Look up for it!”
There is nothing and no one on this earth that can possibly give us what we need to endure to the end. On the contrary, depending on our own strength, other people’s strength and wisdom or the things of this earth to help us is only going to be a gravitational pull on our souls and spirits ensnaring us to this earth even more. Those earthly snares and focuses and preoccupations will leave us unprepared and unable to flee and run from the judgments that are already visibly taking place and more are coming.
What is judgment on unrighteousness is a blessing for the righteous. It is our queue to look up to receive our provision, wisdom, and life jackets to endure, with the Holy Spirit’s help within. We must understand the times we are in, as Apostle Peter said, “we have the prophetic message as something completely reliable and you do well to pay attention to it, as a light shining in a dark place” (2 Peter 1:19). It will help us to see exactly where we are and how much heavenly direction and wisdom will be required to stay on a safe, narrow, and level path as we wait for the redemption of our bodies into His eternal kingdom.