Posted by: peebles | September 6, 2010

Acts 5:39 (NIV) ~ But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.

Acts 5:39 (NIV) ~ But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.

If your purpose or activity is of human origin it will not prosper. However, if it is of God you will go from strength to strength, from increase to increase, from success to success and from victory to victory, while those who stand opposed to you will find themselves fighting not only against you but also against God.

This could be a timely word for you today. Make sure that what you are doing or what you plan to be doing is of God, or your will find yourself doing it on your own steam. Then, when you run into a brick wall and nothing goes your way, you will stop what you’re doing and feel desperately disappointed, and ask, “God, where are you in this?” It is dangerous and presumptuous to think you can just do this or that and expect God to bless it, when you never once talked to God about it the first place to see if He wanted you to go.

Perhaps you do as the Bible says in Galatians 3:3 (NIV), “After beginning with the Spirit; are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?” Do you think to yourself, “I can do it all by myself now, I will rely on my own abilities rather than God’s leading and gifts. I will listen to my own heart rather than the voice of the Holy Spirit.” If you ever follow a kink in the road you will one day wake up 90 degrees off course. You can either do things your way or Yahweh. If God has given you the green light to go, then follow His lead all the way, listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit as He speaks to you and teaches you God’s word. If you started off in the Spirit, then walk in the Spirit, for the Bible says in John 15:5 (NIV) “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
When God gives birth to something He wants it to grow and grow within a willing heart that will say, “Yes, LORD, here am I, use me for Your glory.”

My friend, take heart from our text for today in Acts 5:39 (NIV), “But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” For, if God be for you than who or what can stand again you as you do the will of God? If God has called you to do something, or asked you to be involved in something, be sure of this, no matter what may come up against you, you will always overcome for you are on a mission from God, and those who are on a mission from God can walk on with boldness, courage and purpose, because no devil in hell can derail the gospel train of His power and blessing from moving forward and seeing His will be done.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


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