Many people have written about our Savior, Jesus Christ (anointed). Some have done a superb job while others should have kept their pens in their pockets. I am not going to write a dissertation or quote scripture after scripture describing Him. I will simply tell you what Jesus has done for me during my 45yrs on planet earth. Jesus Christ has been the friend who stuck closer than a brother. When I contemplated suicide as a teenager, He spoke to me that life is difficult right now, but my grace is sufficient for you. He also told me that you can’t have the peace of God until you have peace with God. That still soft voice changed my perspective about life and me. I girded up my loins, rolled my shoulders back and stopped allowing the prince of darkness to drive me into depression. I have worth and Jesus Christ died for me. He thought I was just that important to give up Heaven and come to this stinking, sinful earth. I am important! He also has been a provider for me. I was poor and weak. He took me from a “wimp” to a “warrior.” I couldn’t afford college, but every year, he brought “donors” in my path to help me pay for four years of college. When I lost everything during bankruptcy, Jesus Christ brought everything lost back to me with interest. You see, I know Him as my provider, my friend, but more importantly, my Savior. I can’t describe an infinite person with a finite mind. All I can say is that I was lost but now I’m found, blind but now I see.
King David was a prophet, warrior, and poet. A man after God’s own heart. I admire David’s heart to please Jehovah during great victories, but also in defeat. We must be able to praise during the times when we are against the ropes and tears are streaming down our faces. When natural weapons can’t get you out, David found the weapon of praise to get him out. When Satan is throwing everything at you including the kitchen sink, King David, said, “I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth! That is my warrior’s cry! David also knew when he was wrong and didn’t try to hide it. When he had a fellow soldier killed and was eventually confronted with it, He confessed his sin and faced the consequences. When we sin against God, confess it quickly and turn from it. (2 Samuel 12:13) And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die. When we continue in sin, we die because sin separates us from God. It doesn’t separate us from His love, but it does separate us from His presence. I want to always be in His presence. In His presence is the fullness of joy! David loved Jehovah and we can follow his example by loving God with a passion.
Love you men,
Joshua, a protégé of Moses, was a warrior, leader, and courageous. After the death of Moses, Joshua assumed command/leadership of the children of Israel. It is sometimes scary or unnerving to take over a ministry after a successful or well like predecessor. However, Joshua did just that when Jehovah called Moses home. Joshua led with courage and integrity. Many times we read in the book of Joshua, “then Joshua commanded.” As men, we can’t be afraid to lead in the home, ministry, or at work. If you are given a challenging assignment, “BE STRONG AND OF A GOOD COURAGE.” The Lord your God has given you the land. Act like it, speak like it, and live like it! We are more than conquerors through Christ the Lord!
You might be a protégé today, but your time is coming and the mantle will be passed to you. Are you going to stand and lead or be a milquetoast man? I choose to stand and lead! We are the King’s Men!
Boaz was a provider, protector and lived a purposed driven life. Proverbs 18:22 states, whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.” Boaz found a good thing in a hardworking and faithful Ruth. Boaz asked around, “whose damsel is this?” In other words, I need to meet this woman. I remember when I met my bride 27yrs ago walking to the grocery store. My question was, “is she single or does she have a bo?” She became my good thing like Ruth for Boaz. He was a provider for Ruth. Boaz told Ruth, “go not to glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide here fast by my maidens.” In other words, I will take care of your needs honey, look no further. Jehovah God will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory. Why look to the world to meet our needs when Jesus has already taken care of them? Boaz was a protector. Boaz told Ruth, “have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee?” In other words, the word has gone out that Ruth holds a special place in Boaz’s heart, so back off! God is our protector and we hold a special place in his heart. Therefore, the devil must back off God’s children! Lastly, he was purposed driven as a man. We can’t be driven by our flesh or the intoxicating pleasures in this world, but be driven by holy and righteous living. Be ye holy, as I am holy. Without holiness no man sees the Lord. Boaz was a man who epitomizes THE MAN, Jesus Christ!
love you guys,
As men, we are drawn to a beautiful woman who wears a short skirt, bats her eyes, or whispers sweet things in the ears. However, favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Like Samson, we are drawn to the wrong things or forget to read the fine print. I have been enticed by the short skirts and the sweet whispers in my ears, and it almost got my eyes poked out! When your eyes are gone, you have no vision and can’t see where you’re going. You are at the mercy of the person who must lead you around by the hand. Samson lost his sight, his way, and it cost him his life. We are anointed men of God, but we must be aware of the “Delilahs” who can come in our lives to whisper in our ears in order to take our anointing away. Delilah means languishing in Hebrew. Samson started strong but ended his life in a not so good way. Let God arise and His enemies be scattered in our lives! The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Give no place to the devil, resist him and he will flee from anointed, spirit filled men.
Love you men,