The man didn’t know the power had left him. He rose up, as he had always done before; but this time, it didn’t work. We can rock our own selves, to sleep. This post is not about all of the do’s and don’ts we have fussed and argued about.
It might appear, that we have spent more time arguing, than we have agreeing. Rather than try to come together on the things we have in common, we have tore at each other, over things we haven’t been in unity on, in over one hundred years. I wonder, if any of us realize, that God is more tired of it, than we are?
You can’t live on yesterday’s power. What did one lady say here on Facebook today, “You can’t eat old manna, and expect to have new strength.”
I’ll catch it for this, but we are not going to get the strength we need for today’s battles, just jumping and running all of the time. Some of us, need to sit down, and let the Holy Ghost, do some up-to-date teaching and renewing.
I love to shout and dance; nobody could love it more than I do. But we need some good fresh bread, the pouring in of the oil of regeneration and the depth that comes from being washed with tears of hunger and travail. Sadly, you are not going to convince many, that of all things, our power level is low.
Let’s be more down to earth. Don’t we all know, what it’s like, when your cell phone has not been recharged. You can punch the buttons, you can bang on it or throw it across the room. It’s not going to work; it’s useless. I don’t care what make or model you have, or how much you paid for it. It cannot function, without some juice. Everything you’ve saved, all of the new stuff you’ve learned, is unobtainable; because, it has no power. And let’s just say, you have a little power, but it’s low. And someone of your family calls you with an emergency, and midway into the conversation, the thing dies. There’s no one else around, and no charging place available.
Something in me, can almost feel, what Samson must have felt. I almost picture, the look he must have had on his face. He shook himself, as he had done so many times before. They overpowered him, they punched out his eyes, and they used him like a common animal.
Everyday, people are being broadsided by things they did not plan on, or see coming. It is a hard thing to see some playing church; to see them leaning on things, that have no lasting strength or power. Can you imagine? Some show, another kind of entertainment, spiritual distraction, and leaving with no real oil. n Is it possible, that their light, has gotten dimmer and dimmer; the power is low?
We did not become strong in the Lord in days gone by, by coasting along. I can’t leave this thread just now. I fear that many people, are going to be caught in some dire situations, and they don’t have the strength they might once have had, to deal with it. What do you do, when the enemy comes at you with full force, and all hell breaks loose in your house, your family or on your job?
If we’ve allowed ourselves to be lulled into apathy and a party kind of atmosphere, we likely don’t know, we’ve already lost a lot of energy. The story of the five wise and five foolish virgins is about us today.
We may not want to hear that, but it is, nonetheless. He didn’t know. He just didn’t.