Some thoughts about Balance

 

Some thoughts by Kevin K O’Connor

Date Penned:     Near the end of Jan 2020

 

So God’s Word says; Joh_4:23  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. AND -- Joh_4:24  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

And, His Word also has this to say about balance; Pro_11:1  A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight. AND --- Pro_16:11  A just weight and balance are the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag are his work.

So then, using these scriptures as a springboard to my thoughts, I feel that God truly wants to see a balance between those that claim Jesus as Lord whether they will be ‘balanced’ in their relationship with Him for as Proverbs 11:1 says He ‘delights’ in balance. So a balance of what (in relationship to Christians?)?. I believe a balance between Spirit and Truth as John 4:23 says. Supernatural gifting is wonderful but those who put more emphasis on that, AND, not enough on His Word become ‘unbalanced’ so I feel that is ONE REASON God says NOT to lay ones hands on someone ‘too quickly’. I also believe this Truth of ‘Balance’ is also the same reason Kim Clement got removed early from this world. Jesus told us that when we see the olive tree begin to bud, (Israel restored as a nation) then that ‘generation’ (and God’s Word tells us a generation is 70 but NOT MORE than 80 years) shall not pass away until all He is telling His Apostles about in Matt 24 comes to fulfillment. And, Kim was prophesying about way past the 80 year time frame. I believe God allowed an Angel to give that ‘false insight’ to Kim to test him and I believe Kim failed hence the reason he was removed. Those that tend to lean towards Kim’s prophesies I believe will miss the boat (the Rapture) due to not being ‘balanced’ between the supernatural gifting of prophesies and His Word. I have and continue to notice that those putting their hopes in those prophesies are totally neglecting God’s Word that He says in Matt 24 about that generation NOT passing away until all is fulfilled.

Steve Cioccolanti is one such brother doing that. But, he’s not alone for there are MANY such brothers and sisters doing that who I feel are going to have a VERY RUDE awakening once the rapture happens. I feel that our Lord meant what He spoke in Matt 25 in reference to wise verses foolish virgins, God ONLY wants the BEST for their escape from the trial coming upon the WHOLE WORLD hence He even says as much in Rev to the ONE and ONLY ONE church He addresses in chapters 2 & 3 that He would spare them. And yet, that is terribly ‘unpopular’ to hear, thus those preaching God’s Word is saying ALL Christians will be taken, which I TOTALLY disagree with due to my understanding of God’s Word.

 

Jer_29:8  For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.

Jdg_9:23  Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech:

 

1Sa_16:23  And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

1Sa_18:10  And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul's hand.

 

1Ki 22:20  And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.

1Ki 22:21  And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him.

1Ki 22:22  And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.

1Ki 22:23  Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.

 

I feel that the preceding scripture is the result of those who put more emphasis on the supernatural gifting of prophecy than a balanced one with the supernatural AND His Word (Truth AND Spirit). And, it seems that we’re ALL gifted in some way, those that are tempted to take their eyes off of the Lord and onto their gifting will fall, which is what I feel happened to Kim as well as what is happening to Donald Trump. In fact this same thing is what brought Lucifer down when he decided to take his gaze off of his Creator and place them on himself.

So in conclusion we ALL need to be careful to continually place ALL of our focus upon our Lord and King just like the 24 elders in Glory as noted here; “Rev 4:10  The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Rev 4:11  Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” They should be an example for us to continually focus upon Him and not even the crowns He will be giving us.

 

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