Greetings. We would be honored with your visit. We meet on Dec 18(Sunday) at 1:30 pm. We are located at 800 Monmouth Lane in the city of Virginia Beach. During the Christmas holidays, we will be doing online ministries until the 6th of January (Friday). You can follow us at our Facebook page–The Christian corner community church 56. God bless.
The Night I Got Shot!
Greetings. I want to share my testimony. I have to admit this was unexpected. Looking back 34 years ago, I can talk about this and get excited.
I was driving a taxi, trying to make a living. That evening, I felt the Holy Spirit moving me to pray in tongues. I spent hours praying in tongues, not knowing what awaited me.
Friend, I have been focusing on the need to be a better listener, especially concerning matters of the Holy Spirit. It can mean life or death in some cases. Having worked long hours at my job, I felt a voice telling me to go home. I ignored that voice, and it got me in trouble.
I stopped at a convenience store, and two girls came to my cab. I took them to their destination, and they got out. I asked who was going to pay my fare. Looking back, I felt foolish being concerned about a miserable $2.75 fare. They told me that someone else was going to pay for it.
A guy came to the cab wearing baggy pants. He pretended to look for the money and then pointed his gun at my face. Out came two shots. The first shot hit my arm by the grace of God. Then, he goes to the driver’s side to finish the job with the second shot. I felt a hand put my head out of the way, and he shot clear thru the window. I could feel the bullet narrowly missing my head.
During that time, I saw a blue light. I later found out it was my angel. The guy fled the scene, thinking he had finished me off. I had never seen so much blood sprinkling from my winter coat like a fountain when I came to. I called the dispatcher, and she directed me to a convenience store. She instructed me to wait in the cab for a police officer.
When the police officer came to meet me, I filed a report about the incident. Soon, paramedics surrounded the area along with some detectives. When I finished answering questions, I rode with the paramedics to the Emergency unit. I saw the bullet, which came from a .38 revolver. Later, I discovered that bullet missed the main artery in my arm.
During my time in Emergency, I called my wife. My main concern was her pregnancy. She was five months pregnant, and I was concerned about her reaction to this incident. God gave her grace, and she managed to deal with it. My stay at Emergency was just a few hours, but the repercussions of it stayed for months on an emotional level.
This incident happened as a wake-up call to me. Friend, the word of God tells us that our life is a vapor. If you are a believer and don’t know your calling, seek the Lord with your whole heart. I knew I had a calling when that incident happened, but I had allowed life’s circumstances to sidetrack me. Death could have had me, but God intervened. If you don’t know Jesus as your savior, now is the time to accept God’s gift. Please don’t put it off. If you need prayers, please let us know in the comment section. God bless.
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The Prayer Zone
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Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. (Ps 100:4) The gates of heaven open when we pray with thanksgiving. It is time to enter the Prayer Zone!
How would you like to have a piece of heaven on Earth? As you look at this picture, I want you to picture yourself under an open heaven. Did you know that when you pray, you are entering heaven? Heaven’s gates will open to you as you give the Lord thanks for what he has done to you. As you do this, you will enter the Prayer Zone!
When I was a kid growing up in New York, my family would watch the Twilight zone. A series of stories that were filled with mysteries. At the end of the program, I would get scared at seeing how these episodes ended. Now, I am in a far better dimension- A dimension of prayer. A dimension of signs and wonders. A dimension where wisdom is found. My next stop is the Prayer zone.
As I grew older and accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I discovered that I could change my destiny. I was destined for a burning hell, but my decision to accept Christ changed everything. Now, I am a citizen of God’s kingdom. No longer do I have to worry about life’s most challenging problems, because I have the mind of Christ.
These are perilous times. The body of Christ cannot allow the luxury of distractions to sidetrack its purpose. With today’s technology and entertainment, it is easy to be distracted. These obstacles can make us comfortable and lose sight of God’s purpose in our lives. Let’s look at the following verse–
Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came! (Amos 6:1)
Amid the coming judgment, Israel was at ease. The mountains of Samaria were fortified and well built for battle. The people had drawn away from God, being swayed by their prosperity and safety. We are no different. God is calling his church to prepare. To prepare to examine their hearts and get right with God.
Many in the body need to find their calling. Others need to shake off the ease and comfort to start getting busy for the Lord. God is starting to bring America under judgment, and we must prepare. Judgment starts in the house of the Lord.
Many Christians want to know their future. I find it amusing that Christians seek Facebook to know their future. When I was backslidden, I used to begin my day reading the Horoscope. I was interested in the psychic phenomenon. I used to read people’s palms and tell them about their future. Looking back at my life, there was a spirit of divination that was guiding me.
Now, God guides me with the spirit of Truth. The word says that he will show us things to come. Do you want to know your future? Stop going to places like Facebook and other nonsense and allow the Spirit to reveal what’s in store for you. Praying in tongues is an excellent way to enter into the dimension of God’s mysteries. I like the testimony of Pastor Kenneth Hagin. Pastor Kenneth Hagin, while praying in tongues, saw his future wife’s face.
The apostle Paul was given a preview of his future ministry. He was struck blind by the light of God’s power but entered into another dimension. He went into a forced fast, having nothing to eat or drink. Fasting is barely mentioned in TV ministries, but it is a necessary tool for us to see our future.
In his forced fast, he saw Ananias coming in to lay his hands and pray for his sight. God, purposely, took him from the natural into the spiritual realm. Our eyes need to be enlightened, and amid the middle of bad news, we cannot allow ourselves to lose our joy. We may be going thru hard times, but God will give us victory in the end.
For more on this, please listen to our podcast listed above. It is time to prepare. God is calling his body to pray. Times are not getting any better, and it is up to us to seek the Lord like never before. Jesus is coming soon, and we need to be about the Lord’s business, so the word for today is—Prepare!
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Yokes—A Study Guide.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. (Isa 10:27)
I) Define Yoke and it’s use–
- A yoke is according to Merriam Webster’ ‘s dictionary as a wooden bar or frame by which two Oxens are joined by the head or neck. It was an instrument used to plow the field.
- There are two main yokes–The yoke of wood and of Iron. Wood symbolizes the flesh and Iron slavery (Demonic Oppression)
- A yoke can be defined spiritually as sickness, poverty and oppression. One of the ways an evil yoke can be destroyed is thru Fasting. ( Isa 58:6)
- Christ set us free from all evil yokes. The word Christ means Yoke breaking, burden removing power of God. (Isa 10:27)
- A Yoke can be a good thing. Christ invites us to put on his yoke. (Matt 11:28-30)
Example of an Iron Yoke around the neck (Slavery) (1)
II) Examples of Wooden and Iron Yokes—
- Yokes were used in Jeremiah 27 and 28. God led Jeremiah to make a wooden yoke as a symbol for the people of Judah to surrender to King Nebuchadnezzar. He wanted to show mercy to Judah, but a false prophet broke Jeremiah’s yoke of wood. He Prophesied lies and in return God brought judgment. The false Prophet died and Israel was going to get a more severe judgment with a Yoke of Iron.
- King Saul had a Yoke of Wood. His flesh got the best of him. He hardened his heart many times, until an evil sprit came upon him. This got him into a yoke of Iron. (I Sam 16:14)
- Another example is Judas. He did not heed Jesus’s call to repent. At the communion table, Satan, himself entered into him and he went the point of no return. (John 13:27)
Summary—There is one more example, but I want to encourage you to click on my podcast links below for more teachings on the different types of Yokes. God bless.
Weekend Recap (May 28th-June 3rd)
Greetings. I want to share some thoughts in our Weekend Recap. A lot has been happening this past week. Our ministry is expanding. Recently, we signed up with the Rumble website. It is a website similar to Facebook, but better. (In my opinion) It allows an open forum of discussion without no censure of speech or idiotic fact-finding.
The best part is that we can download our ministry videos and get supported by their ads. This medium means that if enough people watch us, it will create money to help keep us through ads. We already have a similar method through our Podcasting programs. We are not seeing significant gains now but are hopeful for the future.
Some of you have sown some seeds in our ministry. We thank God for you, and your labor of love is not in vain. Others have sown prayers, and we have seen some significant breakthroughs. Not everyone can contribute money, but you can give us some exposure. Consider sharing through Family, Friends, and Social Media.
God has opened a door for us to minister in Russia through Social Media. I have used Google Translate to communicate with them and shared some of our videos. Please pray for a massive harvest in that area. It’s not the first time that we have ministered to Russia. We have another blog that has traveled to Russia and other places. There is a great hunger for the Lord in that area. Pray for God to move in these end times.
Enclosed you will see a link to our past podcast and video. (Thursday and Friday) We pray that they will minister to you. Keep our ministry in prayer, and let’s believe God for souls. God bless.
1- Thursday Video–https://rumble.com/v2rg72k-the-yoke-of-the-lord…part-2.html
2- Friday’s podcast. (See link Below)
The Unarmed Soldier
Greg Plants–Guest blogger
An unarmed soldier left his home to serve in a foreign land.
To win liberty for all and bring the tired, huddled masses home. To set the captives free. His love was what defeated the strongest foe.
His dedication to us required His ultimate sacrifice, which He dutifully gave for all.
Today we give remembrance and thanks to the Unarmed Soldier, who bought us the liberty we often take for granted. Who loved us so much that He gave up himself in living service to purchase our eternal liberty.
Today I give thankful remembrance to the Unarmed Soldier
that gave His life for me. I vow to reflect gratefully
on the peace and, liberty that His service purchased for all.
This Unarmed Soldier is not unknown but openly known to all.
He lovingly asks us to enlist in sharing with captive,
oppressed, hell-bound souls the liberty that He bought.
Love for the captive, oppressed, and hopeless
compelled the Unarmed Soldier to leave all He loved.
To go where he was not received. To be unappreciated,
mocked, and ridiculed. To war against an enemy, we could not defeat
and win eternal liberty that can only be awarded
through a dedicated relationship with Him.
Today I give thankful remembrance to the Unarmed Soldier. He gave His life for me, and I vow to reflect gratefully on the peace and liberty His service purchased for all. Many experience the benefits of being in His service, but very few have attained His ultimate sacrifice. Have we faithfully given dedicated service, or are we only serving our time?
Now let my life reflect that His death was not in vain, that His love bought my liberty so I can serve others, too. Unarmed soldiers are what we are. Armed with power, and remembrance, of the Unarmed Soldier. Who bought peace, love, and liberty for all. Today I give thankful remembrance to the Unarmed Soldier that gave His life for me. I vow to reflect gratefully on the peace and liberty His faithful service purchased for all.
Thank you, Unarmed Soldier, for leaving home for me!!
©Gregory Plants, 2014. All rights reserved.
Freedom Isn’t Free!
The freedom we live to come and go, to buy and sell. To be who we are comes at a price because freedom isn’t free! All that is valuable, precious, and good was bought with a price from one who stood because freedom isn’t free!
To escape bondage, tyranny, and fear. Our freedom’s price was paid by someone so dear. A price willingly paid for others to live free. Was a reward to the rescued because freedom isn’t free!
Will we so easily forget, diminish, discard, or take for granted? The ones who were scarred to make freedom available? To provide a peaceful life? Let us always remember with heartfelt reverence those who gave to assure our pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness because freedom isn’t free!
Our military willingly offered their lives in service to us, so that our daily lives had hope of life’s full gain. Our Lord Jesus Christ did the same and added eternity’s blessings as well. Remember those that paid the ultimate price for the freedom we live and the hopes we hold fast because they fully understood–Freedom isn’t free!
Copyright. Gregory L. Plants- (2016)). Brother Gregory Plants is a personal friend of mine. I have known him for many years. He has a deep love for God and his country. Having served in the US Navy for many years, he shares his thoughts on the word and the USA. Please pray for Greg and his family. God bless.
Kingdom Business-A study lesson
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matt 6:33)
Are you kingdom minded? If you are a believer, you should be. The word of God tells us that we are in the Army of the Lord. ( 2 Tim 2:3) In the natural, we have different branches of the Military. Branches such as Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines are terms that we are familiar with. One such analogy is the Air Force. They deal with battles in the skies. So, are some intercessors. They are the “Air Force” of the Lord, dealing with demonic beings in the heavenlies.
We are called to serve in the Military of the Lord. While in the Navy, I was assigned to an Aircraft Squadron. I was expected to report for duty Monday thru Friday early in the morning. Whatever the day’s plan, we were expected to follow it to the letter.
The Kingdom of God is our squadron or duty station. It is the headquarters to report for duty. Many of us go AWOL because other matters take priority, and we miss God’s will for the day. Going AWOL (UA in the Navy) can have consequences in the natural. The Military can dish out punishment with extra duty or pay a fine. Meanwhile, God is so merciful; he forgives and gives us another chance.
Life is full of surprises. We live in a fallen world. Sometimes, our lives can depend on hearing God’s instructions for the day or face the consequences of our disobedience. The word of God says that perilous times will come. (2 Tim 3:1) Let’s hear his voice for the day.
Renewing The Mind
Hearing God’s word involves renewing the mind. In the natural, we get rid of the old software and download the new one. We need to download the software from heaven and get our minds renewed. As we do so, we can know God’s will for our lives. Remember, the word says–We have the mind of Christ.
Let’s pray this prayer—Father, help me to know your will for today. I have the mind of Christ. I have his yoke breaking, burden removing power inside of me. I delight to do his will. I love righteousness and hate iniquity. The Holy Spirit lives inside of me. His genius and mind will guide me. I am his sheep, and I hear his voice. Thank you, Lord, for speaking to me today. In Jesus’ name-Amen!
Here is today’s podcast, along with Monday-Wednesday broadcasts. Enjoy, and be blessed.
Weekend recap-Week of May 14
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Tim 2:15)
Greetings, here are the last three of my podcast for this week. Since most of you are on my mailing list and were sent Monday and Tuesday’s program, I decided to include the other three podcasts. Take some time to study and learn. God has a word for you. Please let us know if you need the other two, and we will gladly send it. We are, also, on Spotify, so you can use the link below to catch up. (1) God bless.
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A Bet Gone Sour!
But as for you who forsake the Lord and forget my holy mountain, who spread a table for Fortune and fill bowls of mixed wine for Destiny (Isa 65:11-NIV) (1)
We have been studying the life of Samson. A lot can be gained from observing his life and the choices he made. His birth was miraculous. His mom was barren, and it was during a dark period of time when Israel was under Philistine rule. Their parents named him Samson, which means Sunshine.
He had a calling to deliver his people from the Philistine rule, But God saw that he would only begin to deliver his people. (Judges 13:5) God knows all things and knew that Samson was going to have a hard time dealing with the temptation of the world and the flesh. For more detailed studies of his life, click on the link below. (2) Now, fast-forward to Judges 14.
Judges 14 presents us with Samson and his flirtation with the world. First, he fell in love with a Philistine woman. This woman was not Jewish and had no covenant with God. This made him unequally yoked. Along the way to visit her, Samson encountered a Lion. He gave way to the enemy because of his disobedience, but God had mercy on him.
Samson killed a Lion with his bare hands, which meant that he touched a dead body, violating his Nazarite vow. A few days later, he returned to the scene and found honey around the dead body of the Lion. Again, he violated his Nazarite vow and touched Lion’s dead body in order to get the honey. He hid his sinful acts from his parents.
Samson failed to see the mercy and grace of God. He took it for granted. At a party with his Philistine buddies, He wanted to make a bet with them. He tells them a riddle and gives them 7 days to solve it.
This reminds me of the movie–The Hustler with one of my favorite actors by the name of Paul Newman. (3) It deals with a fictional story of a pool shark by the name of Eddie Felsen. In the movie, he enters a pool hall and declares that he is going to win ten grand in one night.
He is confident in his skills concerning the game of pool. He meets up with a seasoned Pool player by the name of Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason). Eddie bets Minnesota for the grand prize, and it’s game on. Along the way, Eddie starts to win and surpasses his goal of $10,000. His partner begs him to quit, but Eddie gets greedy.
He starts to drink and can’t hold his liquor. This affects his game, and he winds up losing everything except for $300. A sad state of affairs. Concerning Samson, he made a bet with his Philistine buddies. He thought that he would get ahead by using God’s anointing to win some nice suits from the Philistines. Meanwhile, the Philistines went behind Samson’s back and intimidated his wife. They wanted her to pressure Samson into revealing the answer to the riddle.
Deadly chains of events
The Philistines came with the answer, and Samson knew that they used his wife. Outraged, he killed 30 men in cold blood to get his garments for his buddies. The next thing that happened in Samson’s life was that his wife abandoned him. She ran off with his best friend. What lessons can we learn from this?
Don’t take God’s grace and mercy for granted. Stay away from betting your money on the Lottery and Casinos. Betting may not land you in hell, but it can set a chain of events that will bring destruction and chaos to your life and family. Lady luck and Destiny are not your source. Beloved, hear me out. I know some Christians get desperate and play the lottery.
Some have won some great amounts of money, but be careful. God is your source. Forsake the game of chance and learn God’s way of how to be blessed. Above all, respect God’s grace and his anointing.
Recommended reading–Judges 14
(1) Bible verses courtesy of http://www.biblegateway.com
(2) Bible studies podcasts—https://spoti.fi/42rxOtZ
(3) The Hustler–https://bit.ly/3IaC6he
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All things work together for good (May 8, 2023)
Many have heard this scripture quoted–All things work together for good (Romans 8:28), but do we really understand it? We are continuing our study of the life of Samson. God had brought a champion to deliver Israel from the hand of the Philistines, but he fell short. The Lord, who knows the end from the beginning, said that he (Samson) shall begin to deliver Israel from the hand of the Philistines (Judges 13:5). Listen to this podcast listed below..
Don’t give place to the Devil. (May 9, 2023)
A look at Judges 14:1-9 and a good look at the life of Samson. We see that there were various factors in his walk with the Lord-
- He played with the world. He was drawn in by a woman of the Philistines. His youthful hormones were at work. (Judges 14:1-2)
- He was a control freak. He liked having his way and was a spoiled child. (Judges 14:3)
- He gave place to the devil and got himself in trouble (Judges 14:5)
- God delivered him even though he was out of the will of God. A picture of God’s great mercy (Judges 14:6)
- He violated his Nazarite vow by touching a dead body. He killed a Lion with his bare hands. He did not tell his parents what he had done nor repented before the Lord. (Judges 14:5-9)
- God was orchestrating his Master plan with Samson and the Philistines (Judges 14:4)
The word for today–Do not give place to the Devil. Let’s learn from Samson’s mistakes and avoid further headaches in our lives. Take time to listen to this podcast below.
Respect the anointing (May 13, 2013)
A look at the life of Samson. How grace and mercy were given by God. A lesson concerning guarding against manipulating people for your gain. Samson was used to having his way, and he manipulated his parents. He was used to having his way.
Samson, also, disregarded the grace and mercy of God. Time and time again, God gave him a chance to repent, but he descended further into sin. He was co-mingling with the Philistines, who were enemies of Israel. He was yoked to the world when he married a Philistine woman
Brethren, be careful with what God has given you. Guard yourself against using the anointing for your own gain. Samson looked for an opportunity to have a bet with his enemies by telling them a riddle. When you play with the world, there are bound to be consequences. A word to the wise, don’t play with your anointing and talents that God has given you. Take time to listen to the podcast below.
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Beloved, we live in a time when confusion seems to abound. We hear on the news media about gender Identity and how many of our young children are being confused with their gender. Chaos is the order of the day. People are looking for answers in the wrong places. As I observe what is happening to our society, I see there is a hunger in people’s hearts.
Deep inside, there is a hole. Many will try to find substitutes to fill that hole. This may bring satisfaction for a season, but knowing your Identity in Christ can help solve many problems in your life. It is an intoxicating and incredible experience when you know who you are in Christ and what belongs to you.
Let’s Learn From History.
As you well know, I like to read about history. My favorite topic is War History. In reading about Adolph Hitler, it is possible that he had an identity crisis in the natural. During his rule over Germany, there were some reports from his hometown of Döllersheim that disturbed him. Döllersheim was a village located in the nation of Austria. Among the villagers, there was talk that he had Jewish blood.
This news so enraged Adolph Hitler that he destroyed his village. Now, some historians may debate the fact that he had Jewish blood, but my question is, why did he destroy his own town? Was he afraid of the truth? (1) (Food for thought)
Another one who forgot his Jewish roots was Karl Marx. Now he had the best of both worlds. His parents converted to the Lutheran religion, so he had a Christian background added to his life. The enemy blinded him to where he took God out of society and created Communism. His lack of Identity caused ripple effects that are even affecting our younger generations (2)
Know Who You Are In Christ.
Considering the identity crisis of Adolph Hitler and Karl Marx, let’s learn from these examples. Beloved, we are in the last days. Let’s pay attention to sealing our Identity in Christ. Start spending time with his word and get it rooted deep within our spirits. As we meditate on the word and do what God requires of us, we will be conformed to his image.
In doing this, patience is the key to bear in mind. The change in our lives will not come overnight. There will be distractions and obstacles to overcome, but don’t be discouraged. You may progress gradually, but keep your hands on the plow. God is pleased with your progress; the important thing is consistency. There is a saying–Rome was not built overnight!
Above all, watch over the souls of your children and grandchildren. Teach them the word. Get involved in school board meetings—demand to know what is in the school’s curriculum and start making your views known. Start having family Bible studies and share the importance of following Christ. Remember, children are our most valuable asset and weapon. The word says that they are arrows. Let’s help point those arrows in the right direction so they can affect society with the word of God. (Ps 127:4)
Weekend Recap. (Week Of May 1)
Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. (Gen 49:16-17)
Understanding the Prophetic word
A few thoughts on our week’s podcasts. We were studying the life of Samson and we covered the gifts and callings of God. In today’s program, we will look at a few things that stand out. How the Prophetic word was uttered to the Tribe of Dan. What can we learn from the Prophetic word?
Let’s look at Jacob when he prophesied over his children. He uttered a bittersweet prophecy to Dan. He saw his future and declared that he was going to be a judge, and in the next verse, he called him a serpent. (Gen 49:16-17).
Looking at this, this prophecy was fulfilled to the letter. Let’s look at some insights–
- Samson was from the tribe of Dan. He later on, became a Judge. (Judges 13:1-5, Judges 16:31)
- The tribe of Dan was the first tribe that got into nationwide idolatry, and it caused them to lose their place within the 12 tribes of Israel. Jacob’s prophecy came to pass, and It identified this tribe with the serpent, the devil. This and other sins caused Dan to lose his place with the twelve tribes. (Rev 7)
Take some time to listen to how Samson could have changed his prophetic destiny but played around with sin. Let’s learn from his mistakes and change our destiny for the better. So sit back and listen to our podcast lesson on the life of Samson.
Gifts and Callings–Part 1 (May 1)
A look at the gifts and callings of God. We will look at the life of Samson and how he was to impact his generation. Scriptures teach us the following–
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. (Ps 127:4)
Bow and arrows were one of the choice weapons of the time. For the good, they were used to hunt. To provide food and protection for the family. On the other side of the coin, It was a weapon that was used as a tool of evil. To kill in cold blood and destroy families. Children are God’s secret weapon to impact generations. They are compared as arrows. As parents, we have a role in instructing our children to do the right thing.
Samson was a child who had an usual gift, but he was not raised right. His example gives us a valuable lesson in life. Children are valuable and they are our future. Let’s train them right and use them as arrows to impact their generation.
Gifts and callings—Part 2
A look at the Spiritual gifts and callings of God. God is a God of mercy, love, and judgment. An example was Moses. God gave him instructions to provide water to his people. In the first incident, he was obedient and followed God to the letter. (1) In the second incident, he let his temper and anger get the best of him. (2) Two times, God tested his people with the lack of water. The pressure was building up, and people were blaming Moses.
Can you blame Moses for losing his temper in the 2nd incident? Yet, in spite of Moses’s disobedience in the 2nd incident, God provided water. On one side of the coin, we see a picture of God’s grace, but on the other side –Judgement! This last incident cost Moses his life, and he could not enter the promised land. Let us learn from this example. A message to the fivefold ministry in the body of Christ–To whom much is given, much is required! (Luke 12:48)
(1) Exodus 17:5-6 (First incident), (2) Numbers 20:1-8 (Second incident)
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