TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
My ways are higher than your ways. Even when you don’t understand, trust Me. Be obedient to My word. Your selflessness will be blessed in ways you cannot imagine.
WATCH THE FIRE FALL
The first man Adam had a couple of boys, Cain and Abel. These two were completely different. One was a rancher, the other a farmer. Though it sounds like they had a lot in common, and they probably did, there was one big difference between Cain the farmer and Abel the rancher.
Cain was a prideful individual. He was so prideful, he invented his own religion—just like so many of us have.
Now God Almighty had specifically explained that once each year they’d come before Him and make a blood sacrifice. This is how it worked: take the blood of an innocent lamb and spill its blood. Do this saying you don’t have to be killed because the innocent lamb took your pace, therefore innocence would be applied to you by faith for a year.
In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. – Hebrews 9:22
Though it seems easy, each and every Jew would have to repeat this process over and over until Jesus showed up. He is the Lamb Who takes away the sins of the world.
You see, from the time of the very first family, God was implementing the idea of redemption. He was showing them there is a terrible price to pay and the most valuable thing anybody has is their life and life is their blood. Amen.
But in Cain’s religion, instead of going by the Word of God or the heart of the Father, Cain decided to say, “This is what I can do. This is how I can perform. I will bring the best of my crop to God and say, ‘Bless that and call me righteous. It is some of the best work I can produce.’”
What a knucklehead! Unfortunately, it sounds like most of Christianity today which is works-based with no faith involved.
God was not pleased with Cain’s sacrifice and everybody knew it. How can that be? It was out of his best crop. This is how it worked: you didn’t apply fire to the altar. You applied the sacrifice and then you stood back and God applied the fire.
The principal God was trying to teach Cain, and us, was that fire—supernatural fire—falls on sacrifice. It falls on selflessness and obedience. If you want the power of God in your life in a whole new way, lay down your life in a whole new way. Be obedient to Him and watch the fire fall.
FROM MY SERMON SERIES BEGAT