09. October 2017 · Comments Off on WHEN THE LORD MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE A FOOL · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Rejection

God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise… (1 Corinthians 1:27 NLT)‎.

Beloved, has the Lord ever put you in a position where He makes you sound or look like a fool? Well, put yourself in Mary, the mother of Jesus’ position and first imagine how her news sounds to you and then imagine how you are to communicate it to others. She received a word that said… You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name Him Jesus… Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.” The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you… (Luke 1:31-35 NLT).

Beloved, have you ever received a word from the Lord that you can’t even or don’t want to tell people because the more you recount what you heard, you begin to sound like a fool even to yourself? And it’s one thing if something like this has happened before but it’s another thing if it’s never been heard of before. This is when you feel it’s better not to explain yourself so you start running away from people or if you have to speak to them at all, you pray that they don’t start asking you questions that you don’t have answers to. Probably the reason why Mary went to hideout at Elizabeth’s house. The Bible says she hurried to go and find Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-40). She must have said at least we both share unusual stories.

Can you really imagine how Mary must have felt? This is the kind of news that the Lord ‎may have to confirm with someone else, if not, you’re just going to sound like a complete fool. We are told that… Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. Joseph, her fiancé, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly. As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph…,” the angel said, “…THE CHILD WITHIN HER WAS CONCEIVED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.”‎ (Matthew 1:18-20 NLT)

The Lord knew what was really going on in Joseph’s mind so had to confirm Mary’s story before her life was to be torn apart by this inconceivable news. ‎

Beloved, you’re not ready to be used mightily by God if you’re not prepared to look like a fool for Him. However, if you have any idea how He works, then you should know that according to our feature text, God specialises in foolish business‎.

Yes, He may make you look like you are indeed foolish for a while but with the kind of word the Lord has given you, it would take its fulfilment for people to understand what God is up to so, please hold on to your word and just hang in there.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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