When we think of recession we think, of bad times, of times getting hard, and having to lose things. Because that is what the world tells us recession is. The world always tends to look at the negative side of things quicker than the positive side. The world doesn't always look deeper to see where the positive side is. Negative things make better news reports, draws more listeners.???
Thank God for pastors who delve more deeply into words and their meanings. One in particular is Joseph Prince. If you have never watched him on tv, you need to start. He is awesome. He studies out the word and brings light to where sometimes you only see dark.
He was talking about how the LORD showed him in his study time, his quiet time with the LORD, to look up the word recession. The media and people of the world seem to be pre occupied with that word right now. So he looked it up in dictionary.com.
While the first definition of the word was to receed,
Economics. a period of an economic contraction, sometimes limited in scope or duration
the act of receding or withdrawing
the second definition if you look further means
1. a return of ownership to a former possessor.
I have never heard anyone describe recession that way. Why? It's good news. AMEN!
God brings good news. God says to share the gospel. Gospel means good news. Jesus says He came to save the world not condemn.. The good news. If it is not good, it is not of GOD. AMEN!
1. glad tidings, esp. concerning salvation and the kingdom of god as announced to the world by Christ
something regarded as true and implicitly believed: to take his report for gospel
Here is some good news. Recession for the children of GOD, the family under the covenant is that there will be a return of ownership to you. Something you lost either through neglect, stupidity, desperation, God will redeem it for you. If this is a time of recession, it is a time of REDEMPTION for believers. AMEN!
We need to all start looking to God for our answers and not to the world. AMEN!
We need to start seeking Him for who He is, and not just for what He can give us. We need to focus on Him and His word, and not on our needs. When we turn our focus to Him, our needs will be met. AMEN!
As Joseph Prince says in this series, we need to rest in GOD and everything else will fall into place. That doesn't mean to sleep and be lazy, it means to seek Him and rest in Him and not worry about worldly things. AMEN!
PS 37 v 3-7a...Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD; and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him;.....
Matt. 11 v 28-30....Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.....
Jesus does not tell you to worry yourself over what the world is saying, He says bring it to Him and leave it with Him and you rest in Him knowing that He is well able to take care of any situation. AMEN!
Oh if only we would just start seeking Him for Him and not for what we might gain. We would find that rest. AMEN!
STAY IN THE WORD!