Where is Micah?

My Fellow Pastors,

There is nothing wrong with positive, feel good messages… If they are sent through us by God’s Spirit.

Though eating ice cream is refreshing in the moment, a steady diet of only ice cream will create a body that is overweight, and will degrade the body’s organs and chemistry. Likewise, feel good messages rarely result in repentance from sin, repentance being the only way that we can by faith approach the cross of Christ.

We want to preach what the people want, but we need to preach what the people need.

Micah was a prophet that was raised up in the midst of other prophet-types who were preaching anything except what the people needed, not to mention what God was saying.

God is looking throughout our nation for people who will accept the same calling, anointing, and mission that Micah accepted from God.

“But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin.”

~ Micah 3:8

He was called and anointed with Holy Spirit power to identify and declare to his homeland its sins, calling for national repentance and a wholehearted return to God.

As for today: Where is Micah? Where is TODAY’S Micah? Where are You? Are you a Micah? Will you be a Micah?

Let’s pray a prayer of acceptance of the Micah Calling, Anointing, and Mission. Let’s see what God might desire to do with us today in this 21st century.

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“Dude, Sorry, But You Are On Your Own!”

“You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

Because he loves me,’ says the Lord, ‘I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name.

He will call on Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him My salvation.’”

‭‭~ Psalm‬ ‭91:13-16‬

God has NEVER looked upon a Christian’s Life-Challenge and then whispered:

“Dude, sorry, but you are on your own! I’m outa here. This is too big for Me. Good luck with that!”

Instead, He qualifies the Christian (a faithful follower of Christ) whom He protects as one who:

  1. Loves God, and
  2. Acknowledges God (is not ashamed of Him), and
  3. Prays to God (calls on Him).

The scripture passage then highlights the kind of equipping and protection that God provides to those of us who love Him.

He will equip and empower us for our participation in the battle with the Life-Challenge. We will be able to trample on (to conquer and overpower) “the great lion and cobra” (various manifestations of the enemy).

He will participate in the battle directly by providing protection as follows:

  1. He will rescue us, and
  2. He will protect us, and
  3. He will answer our prayers, and
  4. He will be side-by-side with us throughout the life-challenge, and
  5. He will deliver us, and
  6. He will honor us (in front of the enemy and others), and
  7. He will satisfy us with long life, and
  8. He will show us His salvation (the complete package of His deliverance for us).

The ONLY thing that I have ever heard God whisper when a Life-Challenge rose up around me like an ugly, frightful beast from hell is:

“Dude, I’ve got this!”

How about you?

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