7/30/16 Hungry for God
“You may notice that I am requiring you to experience the messages you will be giving to those around you. I am finished with My messengers spouting other people’s lessons and teachings. Soon, only those who are willing to come to Me for their nourishment, and then live My teachings, will have My anointing to provide food for others.
"How can you give away what you do not own? Why do you feel that you have the right to be exempt from “owning” the lessons you want to give away? Most of you have been giving away predigested food; food received from Me by others. Because of the anointing on it, it has nourished those in need and you have been able to survive. You, however, have become malnourished because you have not received your life directly from Me.
"I am now requiring you to not only be the message; you must be well-fed from My hand, or your words will fall to the ground in front of you, giving little nourishment to others. Become hungry for My Word. Require Me as your source for life. Seek Me for your life and tell others to do the same.”
Amos 5:4b AMP
…Seek Me [inquire for and of Me and require Me as you require food] and you shall live.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 AMP
16) Every Scripture is God–breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose and action),
17) So that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well-fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.
If you chose to give someone a car that was owned by your neighbor, your gift would be less than perfect, wouldn’t it? That may be a somewhat foolish example, but it does drive home a point. Unless you really own something, you have no right to give it away.
People, who are well–equipped to share the life of the Word of God, do so from having that Word completely formed within them, given from the One Who wrote it. It nourishes and brings life to their being, and is fit to give life to others by the performance of that Word in their everyday walk. That kind of life only comes from spending time in the Word and waiting on the Lord to reveal its spiritual calories to your inner being.
Today’s malnourished church will listen to tapes, go to sermons, and read books, rather than go to God themselves for their food. These are all very good activities and well worth investing in, but they can never replace the life and wealthy counsel that is received at the hand of our Lord and from the lap of our Father.
Draw me close, Lord,