Friday, January 26, 2007

Exodus 14 - 16; Acts 2

IF we all loved Jesus and in that love and acceptance of HIS forgiveness and love wouldn’t THIS be happening?? Acts 2: 38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call."
40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation." 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

Whether Emergent or Evangelical or Fundamentalist or whatever.... aren't we all who love Christ....Christians?? ….
I know it doesn’t work for me because I am more like the Israelites….they’ve witnessed miracle after miracle to get them their freedom and in Exodus 14: 11 They said to Moses, "Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? 12 Didn't we say to you in Egypt, 'Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians'? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!"
13 Moses answered the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still."

And then....they’ve just walked on the bottom of the sea with a wall of water to both sides and they.... Acts 15: 3 The Israelites said to them, "If only we had died by the LORD's hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death."

And of course He feeds them… I’m not saying I’m any better and I guess no different... it’s just that ....I wonder what if….I were the sheep instead of stubborn like a mule???
Well told check em out....don't be stubborn now...


Layla said...

Cute ass


Robert said...

LOL layla!!! man just my luck to have to follow that commwent!!!

Amazing hoe much we modern believers are like the isrealites isn't it becky???? Stubborn, stiffnecked hardhearted... which makes Gods patience mercy grace and love even that much MORE incredible!!!! keep steppin sista!!!

karen said...

Great post, B! And Layla..LOL!!
We are stubborn, aren't we? Praise God for this blogworld to find out how many stubborn believers we walk with!

Jada's Gigi said...

Yep, we're all brothers and sisters...and tend to be jsut as forgetful as those Israelites...seems like I read something along these lines at mugwumpmoms site...
BTW...prayin is definitley bailing!! Thanks!

holy chaos said...

i was thinking how much i am like the isrealites. love the pic... so funny!