What We Should be Asking From God
A few days ago a friend of mine posted this on Facebook:
“As I was preparing to take Communion today, Holy Spirit dropped a revelation down into my spirit. Here goes: At the last supper, after Jesus gave His disciples the bread, He poured the wine and said to them “Drink ye ALL of it.” (Mt. 26:27) I thought that He meant that there shouldn’t be any wine left over, so drink it all up. (yep, I did think it meant that…lol.) What He revealed to me was what Jesus was really saying. (28) “For this is my blood of the NEW testament/NEW covenant, which is shed for many (whosoever will) for the remission of sins.. (29) But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it NEW with YOU in my Father’s kingdom.” ~Along with the communion cup we partake of now, we take in ALL that Jesus died to give us. Remission of sins AND our NEW covenant legal standing in our Father’s kingdom, and every NEW covenant promise He died to provide for ALL of us. Drink ye ALL of it means you drink in ALL I give and ALL I gave for ALL of you in the kingdom of God. Praise Him forevermore for His finished work.”
This is related to something that the Lord has been telling me. During our Wednesday night Bible Study, we have started going through the Psalms. As I was preparing for this lesson I came across this verse and the Lord spoke to me in it.
Psalm 2:8 “Ask of me and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.”
The words ASK OF ME were what got my attention at first because the Lord had been placing another verse on my heart over the past several weeks.
“You lust and have not, you kill and desire to have and cannot obtain, you fight and war, yet you have not, because you ask not. You ask and receive not because you ask amiss, that you may consume it upon your lusts.” James 4:2-3).
You ask, but you ask amiss-you ask with selfish motive but you are also not asking God. You’re asking everyone else to help you. You’re asking the doctors, the nurses, the banker, the preacher. You’re asking your friends to pray for you, but you fail to ask me. I want you to know that I am your source. I want to share all the good things with you that I have for you. I want to bless you more abundantly than you can imagine, but you are not asking ME. I am your source, not the doctors, not the nurses, not the bankers, not your employer, not your government, and not your preacher.
It’s okay that your friends pray for you, but I am looking for a relationship with you. I want to be your father, I want to give you every good thing, but you must first receive what only I can give and that is my love through my son Jesus.
When you read Psalm 2:8 in context with the rest of Psalm 2, you will see that he is talking to his son Jesus here, but as believers we are in Christ, so he is also talking about us.
It is easy enough to understand what the Father Creator means to give us the uttermost parts of the earth as our possession, but what does it mean that he shall “give the heathen for thine inheritance”?
As I sat here in my empty church building, I knew exactly what it means. He wants to give me heathens to disciple into the knowledge of him. He is telling me that since Jesus was “lifted up from the earth and that he would draw all men to himself”, that he would draw all men to himself.”
This word “heathen” literally means “gentiles” or as the Jews call them “goyim”. You and I are the heathen spoken of here. If we ask of him, he will bring others for us to disciple at whatever level we are ready to disciple others. He is looking for others. As Jesus had told his disciples, the harvest is ready, but the laborers are few. The laborers are also weak because we do not ask for the Lord’s guidance in journey through life. We are too busy asking others to do his will in our lives for us. It is time we started asking and listening to the one who is and has our source—our father, the creator of the universe, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ask with me that the Lord bring more of us Gentiles to himself. Ask him to bring more laborers into the harvest. I ask that I be able to share in this inheritance. I pray that you ask to labor in this harvest.
Donna Brown is pastor at Faith in God Church 1 1/2 miles south of Brandsville, Missouri on Hwy 63. Sunday services are at 10 am and Wednesday night Bible Study at 6:30 pm. As Author Cygnet Brown, she has recently published her first nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener
She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. which includes When God Turned His Head and Soldiers Don’t Cry, the Locket Saga Continues, and most recently, A Coward’s Solace, Book III of the Locket Saga
Her most recent publication were two booklets Help From Kelp and Using Diatomaceous Earth Around the House and Yard. Available in paperback.
.For more information about Cygnet Brown and her book, check out her website at http://www.cygnetbrow.com .