Many today are being TOSSED TO AND FRO and SIT IN DOUBT… DOING NOTHING. I believe it is the order of the day for many who profess faith in God in America and the world. They never are able to fully decide which course to take. What is totally right or what is totally wrong. They sit in a whirlpool of confusion wandering around in DOUBT. They doubt almost everything that exists, even the Word spoken by God. THEY ARE MOVED INTO PERILOUS PLACES, JUST BECAUSE, THEY CAN NOT MAKE UP THEIR MIND. THEY SIT. THEY WONDER AND ASK QUESTIONS UNTIL THE DAY IS FINISHED.
These troubled souls are constantly asking for help and seeking wisdom, yet seemingly never are able to find any resolution. Who am I speaking to here today? You?
“5 If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudging, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.
6 Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind.
7 For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from the Lord, 8 [For being as he is] a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides]” James 1:5-8.
For certain this hour in the world is a very difficult day to be alive, and a Believer in Christ. The fact is, in this hour the world has made mockery of all that is good and right. It is even now true what the Prophet Isaiah said, THERE WILL COME A TIME WHEN THEY WILL SAY WRONG IS RIGHT AND RIGHT IS WRONG. Evil is now rewarded and righteousness is spurned. It is a day of FALSE LIES AND EVIL THOUGHTS. In the Word there is no where more true to these words than in America. Today Americans have turned from the Truth of God’s Word unto Fables. They have believed the most vile doctrines and even subscribed to Satan, looking to him for council.
In a day that ANYTHING GOES except the Word of God and ANYTHING IS ACCEPTED except the Truth, men must NOT FALTER AND DOUBT.
I have been out on the ocean only once in a large boat and that boat was small, compared to most. I went deep sea fishing off the coast of Texas in a 60 foot fishing boat. We went twenty five miles into the ocean before dropping anchor to fish. The waves were so high that the boat was tossed like a cork. We went up, up, up, then plunging down the boat would hit the water, tipping back and forth with such fury that one could hardly stand. I could not keep from getting sick if I looked down into the boat but had to keep my eyes on the troubled horizon. If I looked down I became dizzy, and if I looked at the water my stomach turned inside out. I had to LIFT MY EYES AND LOOK AT THE SKYLINE and when I did it gave me stability. I suppose it was the fact that the sky was up and I saw that we were still upright. The only thing I can remember is I COULD NOT FISH. In the course of the day they broke out lunch and ate, but I could not stand to eat anything. The thought of eating made me absolutely sick. Food was definitely out on that trip, for me. But those who were used to troubled seas ate and fished, laughed and joked, and had fun. I did not. I was CONSTANTLY LOOKING AWAY AT THE SKY.
There was a couple on board that day who had been on an extended drunk. I guess they just came along to get away and sleep it off because ALL DAY LONG THEY SLEPT. The never awakened or were shaken by the troubled sea waves that finally reached a height of 20 feet. Sleeping right through it all. It amazed me that they could sleep in the midst of such violent waves and tossing.
I did not have any fun. I dare say I have not wanted to go deep sea fishing again since that day. I just do not like the TOSSING OF THE WAVES and the SICKNESS involved. I think it easier just to go to the grocery store and buy some ocean fish than to enter into such a day of tossing and trouble.
Now this illustration speaks to me of those who are today being tossed about “like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind”. Their lives are NOT SETTLED and they are definitely not standing on the SOLID ROCK. The may be positioned in Jesus the Rock, but to say they are STANDING ON THAT ROCK, one can not. Their lives are CONSTANTLY TOSSED ABOUT BY EVERY WAVE OF DOCTRINE and they continually STRUGGLE to stay on their feet. This truth is clearly seen when we read the DEVOTIONS THEY WRITE and I hear their questioning stories lacking secure foundation. I see and hear them as they GO UP AND DOWN, then FALLING HARD to hit the unstable seas of life.
I believe the above verses talk of just this sort of person; one who is always questioning and wondering which way to go and never seemingly able to decide upon the proper course. I watch them as they SIT IDOL and wait not understanding their circumstances. They always are saying WHY LORD…??? Why am I here? Can one be so unstable as to find a place to just SIT AND DO NOTHING while the world goes by day by day? It is happening all around us right here in America. Many Christians are LIKE THE COUPLE WHO ARE SLEEPING ABOARD THAT TOSSED BOAT. They are like them who are SLEEPING OFF A BAD DAY.
Many are so uncertain they do not even begin. They just set and Wait. Their favorite verse of Scripture is: “THEY THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD WILL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH”…… They have been waiting twenty years… yes, just sitting and waiting. Not sure.
Well the writer of James did sit it right. He said, THINK NOT THAT I WILL GIVE THAT MAN ANYTHING. Doubt has brought NOTHING. There is nothing but doubt in that persons file of works. At the judgment seat it will be said, Stand over here with these who are WAITING.
Well what are you trying to say Ken Dewey, someone says? Please explain yourself.
We have a MOST POWERFUL AND TRUTHFUL WORD from God. There should be NO DOUBT upon what it says and to whom it is speaking. When we read this Word are we to constantly just SIT AND WONDER ABOUT IT?… AND TALK ABOUT IT?… or are we going to WALK OUT ON IT? There is a time that a man MUST NOT DOUBT THAT WORD SPOKEN and he must TRUST IT. It is like a man who commits himself to the task. He must eventually Go and begin his work, NOT DOUBTING THAT GOD WILL GO WITH HIM. If God has said it, HE WILL DO IT. We either believe that or we DOUBT THAT. All I can say is we CANNOT DOUBT HIM who has given us clear commands; we must move and be confident that God will do all he has said he would do.
The Scripture says concerning Faith that it is IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD WITHOUT FAITH… because he who comes to God MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS AND THAT HE IS THE REWARDER OF THOSE WHO SEEK HIM.
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” Hebrews 11:6 (KJV).
I seems to me that a person who struggles about his final decision should STOP LISTENING TO HIS HEART and or, STOP LISTING TO OTHERS TALKING, and or, STOP LISTENING TO THE devil…. and START WALKING FORWARD. He must TAKE THE SURE WORD OF GOD AND USE IT. He must depend upon it by Faith and TRUST in it not doubting, but simply believing that God gave it and will reward the man who does it.
When considering the WAY TO LIVE, one should move in WISDOM which tells him to NOT MOVE ACCORDING TO WHAT MEN SAY about things, but to MOVE BY THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD. Now when I say God’s word, let me explain. God has his WRITTEN WORD which I have spoken about, but God has his SPOKEN WORD. God does not leave us IN DOUBT, but will SPEAK TO US AND TELL US WHAT TO DO. Many have even heard him SPEAK yet, sit and wait. This is what James addressed when he said IF ANY LACK WISDOM LET HIM ASK…. Then when God speaks, JUST DO IT.
PLEASE STOP DOUBTING GOD.. JUST DO IT.
– Prophet Ken Dewey
Evangelist/Prophet/Pastor Ken Dewey is the founder of “OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES” in Belen, New Mexico, USA. He writes on this Web Site, many Prophetic words, Sermons and teachings while leading people into true church settings and preaching in an End Time Gospel Ministry. NOTICE: One of the ways you can get involved in this OUT OF THE DESERT ARMY is to become a PARTNER or to GIVE A DONATION. We are believing God for many more Monthly Partners to stand with us in Monthly Giving and Offerings. If you have a desire to help and give, please know we need your help. God is sending people as I write to this place. We need your help and prayerful giving to enable us to do more for more people. Please send you pledge to becoming a Monthly Partner or to sow an offering into this Ground. To make a donation to OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES please send to: PO BOX 223, BELEN, NEW MEXICO. PLEASE PRAY ABOUT SENDING A LOVE OFFERING TO SOMEONE WHO IS IN THE MIDST OF THE BATTLE FOR SOULS.. AND TO OPEN BLINDED EYES OF THOSE WHO ARE SLEEPING IN THE BODY OF CHRIST. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO ALL THAT GOD IS SAYING FOR US TO DO. THANK YOU ALL …