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Exodus 4:1-5:21

A couple of days back, to be precise, yesterday (my how time flies), I mentioned that I thought Moses’ reluctance to be sent by God wasn’t based on his Public Speaking talent or lack there of, but on the knowledge that he had committed a crime, he was a murderer. Guilt has a way of always sitting in the back our minds and coloring all our reasons we disguise as excuses, hmmm.

I have taken note of how many people, myself included, don’t really ask the question or state the true problem but the issue is couched in terms of, “I know somebody who …” or, we play ring-a-round-the-rosy in our attempt to avoid the true problem or question and hid behind our “stuff.” God has not of that and all though He doesn’t come right out and say what Moses’ issues are (Moses would probably deny them), He does not let Moses escape from His purpose. Think God is still doing that today?

I think we in the Western Cultures escape into new technologies, cell phones, blackberries, the got to stay in touch stuff, as an attempt to drown out the calling, the purpose God has assigned to each and every individual. We create our own ministries (our vocations/employment/careers) to run from our assigned ministry. I’m using ministry here in terms of service to the greater population. Everyone ministers in some way, even if that ministry is dedicated to serve evil it still is a ministry, a service to the fleshly nature or dedicated to the spiritual. “God I don’t want to do that so I’ll do this instead.”

Grace and peace,

I don' t know any books personally on that..however, I know that when people confront their issues and get a support group and group of believers for strength and accountability, it makes a tremendous difference. Accountability, love, unbiased support, and fellowship..just like in todays verses about being in an "assembly" of believers. That is key to "freedom" ~! Be blessed

What stood out most to me today was the below.

Mat 18:19 "Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.

I always thought when this verse was referred to that anytime two or more people agree in prayer it would be done. This was confusing to me. But now that I know from John MacArthur note it is referring to what Jesus was talking about which was Church discipline. Not just two people getting together and requesting something. I know that there is power when true believers get together and pray, but this is not a verse saying you can ask someone to pray with you and then you can get what you want bible verse.

if two of you agree on earth. This promise applies to the issue of discipline discussed in verses Mat_18:15-17. The "two of you" spoken of here harks back to the two or three witnesses involved in step two of the discipline process.

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