BACK TO THE ANCIENT PATHS!

Aug 18, 2021

2 Timothy 2:20-21 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and the earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor. If a man, therefore, purges himself, he shall be a vessel unto honor sanctified, and meet for the Master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

Who is the Lord of your life? Who is your master?.

You can not serve two masters at a go…Matthew 6:24

Thus saith the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ASK FOR THE OLD PATHS, where is the good way, and walk therein, and you shall find rest for your souls…Jeremiah 6:16

Your rest is found in the old paths trodden by the Patriarchs and Matriarchs of faith. These are the old paths of purity, holiness, and righteousness.

Psalms 23:3… He restores my soul: He leads me in the PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS for His name’s sake.

Jeremiah 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: It is not in man that walks to direct his steps.

The time has come for us to depart from the things that grieve the Holy Spirit.

The things we speak, do, and the ill attitudes we carry such as spiritual pride that contradict the ways of God if we are to experience the revival we are always crying out for.

*Depart! Depart! Go out from there, Touch no unclean thing; Go out from the midst of her, Be clean, You who bear the vessels of the Lord…Isaiah 52:11 *

Where is your heart? Is it in the same direction as your prayers? God is not moved by your vocabulary, actions, or tears if your heart is inclined elsewhere.

What are you harboring that the Lord is telling you to let go?. What are you holding onto that the Holy Spirit is trying to cut off your life?.

How do you treat your fellow brothers and sisters? What feelings or attitudes flow out of your heart?

The words you speak could be right but what is the inclination of your heart?

What is driving you to do the things you do for God? Is it for a show or the praise of men?

Who are you when no one is watching? Are you still spiritual in your private setting, the place of your secrecy?

It is the root that determines what we see on the outside.

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean…Matthew 23:27

We can pray, call on God, and cry out for revival while still entertaining desires, relationships, and activities, that contradict the ways of God. We must surrender them all to the Master.

Let’s not play religion (saying one thing while doing another). We would rather surrender and cry out to God to deliver us from this hypocritical life and deception so that we are truly His.

Make this personal decision to come out of this confusion in our spirit!.

Acts 10:34-35 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth, I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.

It’s not enough to be available. You must be usable.

Jeremiah 18:4…And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make

It’s time to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and allow Him to re-shape you into a vessel meet for His use.

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted, and his train filled the temple… Isaiah 6:1-8

Isaiah had been preaching and prophesying for years but it’s until king Uzziah died that He saw the Lord.

May every Uzziah in your life die so that you can have a vision of God.

Isaiah 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell amid a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.

You need to get back on your knees and seek the Lord for Him to undo you from unclean lips, titles, handouts, and privileges you are holding onto.

Acts 3:19 Repent ye, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

As you cry out to God, times of refreshing will come from His presence and help you return to His ancient paths and catch His glory!.

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.!