Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It is true wisdom, and all other wisdom is measured by it. Have you ever noticed the power in a name? Some people are named well… like Caleb of old – his name means – tenacious dog. Names are important. Don’t just name your kids, ask God what name He has chosen for them – that will seed their purpose. Names have purpose. It’s interesting how much your children will live up to their name. When you give your life to God , He gives you a new Name. The Name of Jesus the Name above all other – lives in you. You are now called by His Name. But God gave another Name for His people. Israel. Marketers in business encourage product names to be descriptive and suggestive. A name that has no connection with the product is forgettable, but “Googone” that’s a good name. You know exactly what it does. God renamed Jacob – ‘supplanter’, to “Israel.” Many have said it means princely or other things, it means to prevail – so some thought because he wrestled the angel and he came out with a limp... As if the angel couldn’t prevail and had to give him one. Prevail in the name Israel has nothing to do with Jacob, it has to do with God. Yis-raw-ale means ‘He rules as God” Could there ever be a better name for God’s people. “Where He rules as God.” He rules over all – and make no mistake, one day every knee will bow – but if He doesn’t rule over you – he’s not your God - you’re just saying that. That’s what God wants in your life – full rule. He wants your time, and your thoughts and your what you think is your money. He wants to lead you – He wants your plans to be His plans, your thoughts to be His thoughts, and the money He has entrusted to you – He wants to direct it. He doesn’t need it, he can turn rocks into cash… You need it. Every time you obey with God’s money – it draws your heart away from money – and to the LORD your God. Money is just a tool he uses to teach us how to obey. Psalms 14:7 – O that Salvation for Israel would come out of Zion when the LORD restores the fortunes of his people. Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad. I love this verse. David is longing for – what will surely happen. God promised, it hasn’t happened yet, but it for sure will. David is reminding himself what He longs for and is looking forward to! Salvation for Israel (deliverance for those – where He rules as God) is God’s plan and purpose, and will and promise. And Salvation for those where He rules as God comes out of Zion – the place He chooses to dwell. It used to be in a temple made with hands, but now in the hearts of those who worship him in spirit and truth. Jesus, the Word of God – truth, by the Holy Spirit of God – who leads you in all truth. The more time you spend in His presence, that place of His Word and worship – the more your Salvation comes. He’ll give you answers that will deliver you, perspective that will free you, a word of knowledge that will sustain you, and specific instruction for you to walk in – the next step you should take. That’s why PiVAT and PRISM are so important – it’s how He rules as God – in you. It’s how God’s people walk, and act, and speak – As God leads and God directs. Praying that you will be Israel today – where He rules as God. So you walk in His abundance, His promise, and His Salvation.
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!