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Relying on experts?

Posted by appolus on April 27, 2020

When the world shakes and everything that can be shaken staggers, who will you rely upon? In my experience men put a great amount of trust in other men. We like to call them leaders, doctors, generals and scientists and so on. What does the word of God say on this matter?…..

Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:(Psa 146:3-6)

We are constantly being told in these days that we must rely upon doctors and scientists. For several years I was under a heart specialist for a heart disorder. I dutifully took my pills and it kept the condition at bay. Then it got worse and it required me to have what is known as an oblation. It was only partially successful and on a follow up visit the specialist told me that I also had Afib. This increases your risk of heart attack and stroke, so he put me on blood thinners. He also suggested that I have an implant which would monitor my heart condition. Several months after having this implant he told me I needed another oblation to fix both the condition and the Afib. Instead of a three hour procedure, this one would take about six hours and carried some not insignificant risks. I decided to get a second opinion from a hospital that had a very good reputation for their heart team.

This specialist there, after checking me out and reviewing the data from the implant came in and told me that I did not have Afib. I told him that the other doctor wanted to do the surgery. He said with a sarcastic tone and smile “he would have healed you then.” He told me that I could come of the blood thinners right away. I then had a dilemma. Two specialist who came highly recommended and were no novices had given me two completely opposing diagnosis. The decision was mine. The thing was, he was only really confirming what I already “knew.” I had no hesitation coming of the blood thinners.

As we move forward in a world that is being turned upside down, it is vital that we have our trust in God. Experts will tell us many different things but in the end our trust must be in the Lord. Our discernment must be in Him. Our wisdom must be in Him. Our peace must be in Him. He must be our source of joy and gladness. If we rely upon the experts of this world to lead us then we shall be like the blind being led by the blind. It is amazing how much the world trusts their own. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.(Pro 3:5-6)

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Looking unto Jesus

Posted by appolus on April 27, 2020

Heb 12:2  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 

Brothers and sisters, when I look up to the cross I see humility. I see my Lord humbled and naked for the whole world to see. Nothing hidden. When I look up to the cross I see justice. I see sin condemned. O brothers and sisters when I look up to the cross I see mercy. Mercy for me. I do not see my own condemnation, I see my Jesus condemned and rejected by the world, willingly taking my place. There is therefore, now no condemnation, because He took my condemnation, to those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

O what a glorious freedom. Free indeed. Free indeed to stand and fight. To battle even unto death, with my fellow freed men. I pray today that those whom the Son has set free will catch a glimpse of who they are in Christ. Royal priests in a royal priesthood. Children of the living God. Loved and redeemed and reconciled and called to walk in the beauty of holiness. That the world may know that Jesus was sent by the Father. That the world may see something of the glory of God which was given to Jesus and which He has given to us. Rise up and shine today saints of God, rise up and shine, for you are loved so much. How much? Look up to the cross!!!!

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