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BROKEN BUT NOT DESTROYED
Inspired by the Book of Obadiah
My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek
My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and
will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV)
At the hands of ministry too many
have been broken and shattered, beaten to a pulp with unsound doctrine, harshness
of the word, subtle control, and carnal divination masked as prophecy and
Yes, the Word of God is sharper than a two edged sword, but God loves those He corrects. The wrath of
God is for His vengeance, not man’s condemnation.
Like the people of Edom, rejoicing over the children of Judah in the
day of their destruction; inwardly the wolves in sheeps clothing are
rejoicing amongst those who mourn. They are entering
the gate of God’s people in the day of their
Sin is still sin, right is still
right, and wrong is still wrong. How we approach things has changed. We can’t assume the unsaved or the perceived are willingly walking
according to the flesh. We have no idea what they’ve
endured inside the walls of the church. We have no idea just how damaged and
bruised they are on the inside, regardless of what the exterior presents.
Innocent youth have been
comprised, caught in the crossfire and left bewildered by the fallout. But the
God of recompense is restoring their belief and confidence in the foundation
they once trusted without doubt.
Many have grown weary rebelling against
spiritual wickedness in high places. But God is redeeming the times in these last
and evil days; that we walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise. Our
weapons of warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down
strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself
against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the
obedience of Christ.
No longer do men have to labor by
the sweat of their brow, they willingly serve the Lord with gladness and
No longer are we belittled by
idleness, we are pressing toward the mark of the prize.
No longer are we subdued by a
lack of authentic guidance, our steps are being ordered by the Lord.
No longer are we succumbing to
our circumstances, we are being remolded by The Great I Am!
Brokenness and despair has been
our gateway to joy unspeakable and life anew; it has been a rough journey but
the testament of endurance that’s led to unsurpassable peace is our reward.
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