Maintanance versus monument
Dec. 4, 2019
The Chariot Eye
|Prophet. Patrick Buwemba|
Maintenance versus monument
Matthew 17:3-8 Suddenly, Moses and Elijah appeared and began talking with Jesus. Peter exclaimed, "Lord, it's wonderful for us to be here! If you want, I'll make three shelters as memorials—one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." But even as he spoke, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy. Listen to him." The disciples were terrified and fell face down on the ground. Then Jesus came over and touched them. "Get up," he said. "Don't be afraid." And when they looked up, Moses and Elijah were gone, and they saw only Jesus.
Often times there's this error in men's lives where men concentrate on the victories they have achieved than on the voice that led them to victory. This henceforth brings about stagnancy and removes continuity. If yesterday you got 10k, avoid staying focused on that place or looking unto the person who gave you the 10k for places and people are limited but the voice of God which led you to that victory can lead you to the next victory. This is why we see that the scripture indicates that Peter wanted to put up tents(monuments) vessels of remembrance that he suggested to Jesus that they should stay there but heavens opened up to just silence his lack of vision for the future and open his eyes for the future. The future as shown in the Word is not in the things that we do on the earth or in heaven but in the things the Word of God speaks. Surely prophecy, heaven and earth will pass away but His Word Will remain. So don't confuse monument trying to maintain that level that God has brought you to.
Yes victory is not in pictures and videos that you'll keep. Victory is in the Word that you hear. Your next victory is the actual maintenance of the previous victory, its not victory if you only won once .
The Bible records that we move from Glory to glory. So it's good to celebrate your victory today but put your attention on what's next.
Romans 8:14-28 God's Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go! This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave tending life. It's adventurously expectant, greeting God with a child-like "What's next, Papa?" God's Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what's coming to us--an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we're certainly going to go through the good times with him! That's why I don't think there's any comparison between the present hard times and the coming good times. The created world itself can hardly wait for what's coming next. Everything in creation is being more or less held back. God reins it in until both creation and all the creatures are ready and can be released at the same moment into the glorious times ahead. Meanwhile, the joyful anticipation deepens. All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it's not only around us; it's [within] us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We're also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don't see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy. Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
Thank you Jesus for our next level