MESSAGES

SMS ID - 0474

Day of Week - MONDAY

SMS Subject - DIVINE FORESIGHT

SMS Date - SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

SMS Message - ANY MAN WHO IS CONCERNED ONLY ABOUT EARTHLY COMFORT CANNOT SEE WHAT GOD IS SHOWING BEYOND NOW MATTHEW 16:21-23. DO NOT SETTLE FOR WHAT YOU CAN SEE ONLY, SEEK GOD'S PLAN. IT LOOKS LIKE PETER IS FOND OF WANTING TO LIMIT THE SCOPE OF WHAT JESUS CAME TO DO FOR HUMANITY. IN THE ABOVE SCRIPTURES, JESUS AS USUAL WAS MAKING KNOWN AGAIN WHAT HE CAME TO ACCOMPLISH IN ORDER TO REDEEM MAN BACK TO GOD. HE TALKED ABOUT WHAT HE WILL GO THROUGH AND SUFFER; HOW HE WILL DIE AND BE RAISED THE THIRD DAY. BUT PETER WHO COULD NOT SEE BEYOND HIS NOSE TAUGHT HE WAS GOING TO BE COMMENDED IF HE SAYS JESUS WILL NOT SUFFER THOSE THINGS. PETER WAS CONCERNED ONLY ABOUT THE PRESENT – ONLY ABOUT WHAT HE IS ENJOYING IN JESUS AND WOULD NOT WANT ANYTHING TO TAKE HIM AWAY FROM THEM. HE DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THE BIGGER PLAN OF WHAT GOD WANTS TO ACHIEVE THROUGH THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS. PETER WAS SIMPLY SETTLING FOR THE PHYSICAL THINGS HE COULD SEE JUST LIKE MANY OF YOU. WHAT WE OFTEN SAY IS, IT IS MY OPPORTUNITY OR MY TURN, LET ME MAXIMISE IT, EVEN IF IT IS AGAINST THE WILL OF GOD. MAY GOD FORGIVE US ALL. REMEMBER THE SAME PETER IN MATTHEW 17 AT THE MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION – IN VERSE 4, HE SAID “...LORD, IT IS GOOD FOR US TO BE HERE....”. LET NOT YOUR THINKING AND EFFORTS BE TOWARDS ONLY WHAT YOU CAN GAIN HERE ON EARTH. BE MINDFUL OF OTHERS. BE MINDFUL OF GOD’S PLANS. BE MINDFUL ETERNAL LIFE.



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