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Spiritual Intelligence: Spring Time

“Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When her branch is tender and the leaves begin to sprout, you know that summer is almost here. Just so, when you see all these things beginning to happen, you can know that my return is near, even at the doors. Then at last this age will come to its close.

“Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words remain forever. But no one knows the date and hour when the end will be—not even the angels. No, nor even God’s Son. Only the Father knows.

“The world will be at ease—banquets and parties and weddings—just as it was in Noah’s time before the sudden coming of the Flood; people wouldn’t believe what was going to happen until the Flood actually arrived and took them all away. So shall my coming be.

At our Worship Service last night we looked at the times and seasons, and how we should respond to its challenges. We also grappled with key events like; the political crisis in Crimea, and the disappearance of the Malaysian Airline plane with 239 passengers onboard without a trace.

I highlighted that we are prophetically in the season of Spring (the season when kings go to battle), and we should take our place in prayers for; governments, institutions, friends, families, communities and supremely important – our purpose and destiny.

We also looked at our primary purpose (to know and worship God), and our secondary purpose (to be living sacrifices and extensions of God’s kingdom on earth).

So back to today’s thought, The Rabbi warned;

when you see all these things beginning to happen, you can know that my return is near, even at the doors. Then at last this age will come to its close.

Friends for a tag, we can call it operation Pray Until Something Happens (PUSH). We need to take our places as living sacrifices and burn the incense of prayers like Anna and Simeon until we see the travail of our souls.

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~ Sabali

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Spiritual Intelligence: Two Turtle Doves

If she cannot afford a lamb, then she shall take two turtledoves, or two young pigeons; the one for a burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make atonement for her, and she shall be clean.

With those words from Leviticus as backdrop, let’s fast forward thousands of years to the presentation of Jesu to the priest. Evidently we see that God uses

the simple things of this world to confound the wise

First we see Jesus (the very essence of life) born in a manger as there were no rooms in the inns. Then we see His parents turning up to the temple with Two Turtle Doves in compliance and adherence with the requirements of the law.

They were so ordinary that the priest lacking Spiritual Intelligence just blessed baby Jesus like any other child. The hierarchies have once again been bypassed, this time for two ordinary people with extraordinary spirits (Simeon and Anna) to rise to the occasion – Glory to God!

Friends we have what money cannot buy – we have in us the very life of God. As demonstrated by; Joseph, Mary, Simeon and Anna, lets stop chasing shadows at the expense of that which is transcending.

Break up your fallow grounds, for it is time to seek The Lord

Yes, thats what Time it is.

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~ Sabali

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Spiritual Intelligence: On His Majesty’s Secret Service

In Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He was a good and godly man. He was waiting for God’s promise to Israel to happen. The Holy Spirit was with him.

The Spirit had told Simeon that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. The Spirit led him into the temple courtyard. Then Jesus’ parents brought the child in. They came to do for him what the Law required. Simeon took Jesus in his arms and praised God.

He said, “Lord, you are the King over all. Now let me, your servant, go in peace. That is what you promised. My eyes have seen your salvation. You have prepared it in the sight of all people. It is a light to be given to those who aren’t Jews. It will bring glory to your people Israel.”

What a beautiful account?! In Christian tradition Simeon is known as The God Receiver. This fella was simply introduced as a Righteous and Devout and Prayerful man. These qualities it seems are prerequisites for recruitment and commissioning in God’s Secret Service. Prophet Amos strengthens this argument when he boldly declared;

Surely the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.

Simeon was the Man Of The Hour, he understood his assignment and he executed it with laser precision.

Recruitment is open all year my friends, apply and be a part of something good, better still – be a part of something awesome!

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~ Sabali