31 Days of Walking with the Spirit: Day 2

Saturday, January 02, 2016

"Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years." 
(Genesis 6:3, NASB)


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  1. Day 2 of My 31 Day Scripture Writing Plan for January 2016
    Genesis 6:3

    “And the LORD said my Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.”


    After reading this verse, I put my former training into action and decided to read what came before this verse from the beginning and what came after this verse and surrounding so to get a clear (or clearer) picture. I wanted to know who the Lord’s audience at that time was and why HE (the Lord) said what HE said! I wanted to know the details as to what was going on and as to what was happening here as I sensed frustration in what the Lord said. So I wanted to know why HE seemed frustrated. So after reading a bit more of the surrounding verses, the picture became clearer and this is what I saw:

    I saw the Father’s frustration with HIS Creation = Man, and the fact that mankind can sometimes take God’s Presence with us for granted! This is what HIS Spirit in this verse (Genesis 6:3) is referring to = God’s Presence! And that can be applied to us today like this …

    There are times when sin is not only present but is active in our lives, sometimes it’s dormant and sometimes it’s lurking and/or is active in us or in our lives … sometimes it’s undetected. But whatever the state of sin in us or in our lives, the Holy Spirit is there to guide us into locating it by first alerting in us or alerting our attention to its presence in our lives and by then nudging and prompting us to remove and/or to get rid of it; to confess it and to then repent of it as in cleaning it away! But sometimes man frustrates the Holy Spirit Who is God and Who, like Jesus, is also equal to God by ignoring the nudges and not taking advantage of HIS warnings by not adjusting ourselves and our spirits and/or our lives accordingly to the Words and/or Messages from God we often times hear or sense, pick up and/or KNOW is coming from the Master = Our Father unto, and into, our ears and/or hearing! The WORD of GOD says it clearly in Hebrews chapter 3 verse 15! It says it like this in the Berean Study Bible translation like this: “As it has been said: “Today, if you hear HIS voice, do not harden your hearts, as you did in the rebellion!”

    I say this!

    For we know that rebellion is the same or is liken unto (put in the same category that is) of the sin of witchcraft according to 1 Samuel 15:23!

    Therefore let’s not do it, People! Let’s not practice it and let’s get and be, and live, totally surrendered unto our HOLY GOD this year and totally OBEDIENT as this is my challenge I give unto you for 2016! Therefore REPENT and START OVER; REFRESHED and BRAND NEW! "Remember from whence you have fallen" (if necessary to whom or who all this applies if any) "and do your first works over!" (Revelation 2:5)

    Amen.

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    1. Whew! You just blessed us with this! One of our practices as ministry leaders and students of the bible is to read scripture in context! It's amazing what we see when allow the Spirit to open our eyes to a deeper understanding of scripture! We should, like the Father, be angry at sin! We should reflect on our lives and make sure we're not doing anything that saddens or frustrates our Father. The Spirit will definitely convict us where we need it most.

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  2. This verse is a reality check. When God looks down and sees us, do we put a sadness in his heart? Are we causing him to despise the fact that He created us; does He want to shorten our lives on earth because of our disobedience. We believe that this scripture is showing a true depiction of how God feels when He sees sin...He wants to get rid of it; not the people so much as the terribleness that sins creates. We are thankful that God provided a ram to take away the sin in the form of His Son. Knowing that God chose Jesus, instead of placing the blame on our shoulders should make us more cognizant of His love and His mercy! May we live lives that make God proud that He made us, not shutter at the very sight of us!

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