at the end
If you have come to the end of your rope, it can actually be a good place to be. Don't throw any stones at me just yet, but please continue to read. Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:3). If you are DESTITUTE (everything is falling in on you), and you have come to the end of your rope and there is nothing left to hold on to, then it can be a good place. HOW? If you are willing to DETACH yourself from trying to make things work for yourself and then are willing to DEPEND upon God, you will come to experience the KINGDOM of heaven in your life. You will experience "kingdom" living. You will see God do all kinds of miracles in your life.
David declared, "The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit" (Psalms 34:18). There is a false doctrine which states, "God helps those that help themselves." If we can live without God, we don't need God! It is when we are broken and crushed that we come to see that we need God. It is then that God is ready to enable us to face the situations in our lives. Most of the time God is simply waiting to for us to call upon Him for help. David said, "Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses" (Psalm 107:28). God said, "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not" (Jeremiah 33:3).
The life of Moses illustrates this principle. Moses grew up as the grandson of the Pharaoh. He was tutored in the king's palace and made a name for himself. However, because of the conviction that he had about his own people (the Israelites), he killed an Egyptian and fled for his life. He left the palace and went to the back side of the desert. He married the daughter of a shepherd and lived in either a tent or cave for some forty years. After he has lost his position, his training as the grandson of the Pharaoh, his eloquent speech, and his pride, God met with him on the mountain at the burning bush.
When God told him that he was to deliver his people, Moses declared that he was a nobody for the job. The God asked him what he had in his hand. Moses said, "A rod". Well, it was more than just "a rod" it was Moses' rod. He had gone into the thicket and pick out the branch and carved it to fit his hand. It was representative of who Moses had become, a poor shepherd, a nobody. God then told him to throw the rod down on the ground. When he did, it became a poisonous snake. Moses started to run away, but God called him back. Then God told him to pick the snake up by the tail, leaving the "action end" open to strike. For Moses to pick up the serpent, it meant that he had to totally trust God with his life, otherwise the snake would have bit him and he would have died on the spot.
When Moses picked up the snake, it became a rod again. However, it was no longer just Moses' rod. It became "the rod of God". It became a symbol of the power and authority of God in his hand. As instructed by God, Moses used the rod to demonstrate the power God over the magicians of Egypt. Many of the plagues came through the rod. Moses held up the rod to cross the Red sea and to fight Amalek. As long as Moses held up the rod, Joshua would win in the battle, but when Moses lowered the rod, the battle went in favor of Amalek. Aaron and Hur helped Moses keep the rod raised and Israel won the war.
We also win as we come to hold up the Word of God in our lives. This ministry is dedicated to helping people understand and hold up the Word of God which gives them victory in their lives.
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