Inspired By GOD

SEPARATING THE SPIRITUAL FROM THE PHYSICAL

THE HIDDEN MEANING

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INTRODUCTION

     In these next scriptures, we at VAL-TE’ believe we are called to nurture others, care for the church, feed believers and the lost with spiritual food, protect those in the church, and go out and seek the lost “sheep” that are still out in the world. Thus says the LORD: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, For My salvation is about to come, And My righteousness to be revealed. Blessed is  the man who does this, And the son of man who lays hold on it; Who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, And keeps his hand from doing any evil.” Do not let the son of the foreigner Who has joined himself to the LORD Speak, saying, “The LORD has utterly separated me from His people”; Nor let the eunuch say, “Here I am, a dry tree.” For thus says the LORD : “To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths, And chose what pleases Me, And hold fast My covenant, Even to them I will give in My house And within My walls a place and a name Better than that of sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name That shall not be cut off. “Also the sons of the foreigner Who join themselves to the LORD, to serve Him, And to love the name of the LORD, to be His servants – Everyone who  keeps from defiling the Sabbath, And hold fast My covenant – Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices Will be accepted on My altar; For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” The Lord GOD, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says, Yet I will gather to him Others besides those who are gathered to him.” Isaiah 56: 1-8 NKJV

Biblical Word

     CHURCH – Immanuel entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. “It is written,” he said to them, “’My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it a ‘den of robbers.’” The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple area, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant. “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Immanuel, “have you never read, “’From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise’” And he left them and went out of the city to Bethany, where he spent the night. Matthew 21: 12-17 NIV

Reference

     1 Peter 5: 1-11 – I, who am an elder myself, appeal to the church elders among you. I am a witness of Immanuel’s sufferings, and I will share n the glory that will be revealed. I appeal to you to be shepherds of the flock that God gave you and to take care of it willingly, as God wants you to, and not unwillingly. Do your work, not for mere pay, but from a real desire to serve. Do not try to rule over those who have been put in your care, but be examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the glorious crown which will never lose its brightness. In the same way you younger people must submit yourselves to your elders. And all of you must put on the apron of humility, to serve one another; for the scripture says, “God resists the proud, but shows favor to the humble.” Humble ourselves, then, under God’s mighty hand, so that he will lift you up in his own good time. Leave all your worries with him, because he cares for you. Be alert, be on watch! Your enemy, the Devil, roams around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Be firm in your faith and resist him, because you know that other believers in all the world are going through the same kind of sufferings. But after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who calls you to share his eternal glory in union with Immanuel, will himself perfect you and give you firmness, strength, and a sure foundation. To him be the power forever! Amen.

Significance

     Stewardship (The responsible management of something that has been entrusted to one’s care) – We at VAL-TE’ also believe it can also be defined as the careful, responsible  management of resources, especially in the environment, economics, health, places, property, information, theology, and cultural resources. Stewardship is rooted in scripture, recognizing we, as individuals, are not owners of our lives but rather are stewards or managers. Stewardship, quite simply, is recognizing that everything we have and everything we are is a gift from God and being grateful and generous with those gifts. The central essence of biblical world view stewardship is managing everything God brings into the believer’s life in a manner that honors God.

June 14, 1932 – March 3, 2018

In Dedication to: Mrs. Katherine Taylor

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