If it’s simple it’s God.
-Pastor Richard Gazowsky
The scenario that I described in my title could be interpreted as bad advice if you look at some lessons in secular history ~ Nero playing his violin while Rome burned, and Anthony partying with Cleopatra as his forces were defeated. But God’s ways are not like man’s ways, for as high as the heavens are above the earth, so are God’s ways higher than ours.
In the third and fourth chapters of Hebrews, Apostle Paul instructed the church to rest in God’s actions, just as God rested on the seventh day. It’s in our resting that complete trust in God’s divine will can be accomplished in our generation. The enemies of God’s purpose in America and in the world have invaded the borders of our nations. Attempts to stop them have been limited and with little success.
Under the disguise of compassion they are being allowed to infiltrate among us in our neighborhoods, as they try to poison our people with their demon-inspired hatred. I only say this to make you aware that the Lord is watching over your neighborhood and He is completely informed about your situation.
God is waiting for one thing to happen ~ and that is explained completely in Hebrews, the third and fourth chapters. He is waiting for you to rest in His peace and let Him take care of the battles. This can be done simply through prayer and fasting while you are on your dream vacation, resting in God’s presence. Like Isaiah said, “His ways are not like our ways.” But there is more to it than just having a fun family break while you watch God fight your war.
The real purpose of your dream vacation is that God is preparing you for promotion. As you enjoy the luxury hotel and clothes He provides for you, so God is going to promote you so that the rest of your life you will live in a higher economic class. God opens doors that no man can shut. When God promotes you it will be to places that you cannot be removed from.
There is an important element that you must be aware of during this time of dream vacation, and that is to not make connections that are evil. When you are introduced to someone important listen carefully to the conversation. If you detect anything evil in their communication or spirit, immediately disconnect with them and do not link up.
Jesus told His disciples to become as little children for such is the kingdom of God. Little children know immediately when somebody is not good, no matter how powerful they appear to be or how many friends they might have ~ and they don’t want to be with them. This lesson has been so strong in my life.
Many times I do not go to meetings or business opportunities where very powerful people are, because I know they will involve evil communications and I must stay clear of that. And, if I have connected with somebody that is evil or unjust or a gossiper, I know I must be very kind and gentle when I release the connection with them. That way they are not offended but feel blessed by having been in relationship with me. The fruit of the Spirit is the accumulation of a nine- element package, and all must be used with the fruit of love. Oh how sweet it is!
So this summer, as you are on your dream vacation, rest while the angels of God conduct warfare. We will see the victory celebration on January 20, 2017, when all of America and the world will rejoice!
One of my daughters was given a dream from the Lord that was very interesting. In this dream she saw her father encountering many different situations where he was saying, “I have no opinion,” “I have no opinion.” And then I came to her and said, “I have no opinion.” In the next dream sequence she was in a van and was wearing a rather short white dress with beautiful flower embroidery. I said to her, “Honey, share the story behind your dress and tell everyone in the van what is going on with you.”
When I said this she was hurt and replied, “Dad, I thought you were not going to have an opinion and keep everything quiet.” In her dream I repented and said, “I’m sorry. I won’t have an opinion.” The dream then entered into a new sequence and she was swimming in very deep waters with the same dress on, when a cobra came and tried to bite her through the dress. But its fangs could not penetrate the material.
Matter-of-fact, the cobra would not bite my daughter any other place but where the dress was ~ and its teeth could not touch her. She was completely protected by the dress. Then a second cobra came and tried to bite her. Though its fangs were very long, they still they could not harm her because the cobra would only bite where the dress was and its fangs could never touch her.
I knew the dream was from the Lord, for that day I encountered many important people. I was forced by my knowledge of the dream to not respond to what they were saying ~ “I had no opinion.” The amazing thing was, by having no opinion I ended up being promoted ~ not only in the conversation, but in the position and relationships concerning the great people I was with.
I would like for you to look at a great classic story in the Bible, about Mary the mother of Jesus, and see her response to the holy angel ~ who just told her that she was going to be pregnant with a child by the Holy Spirit, even though she was only dating Joseph:
“And the angel answered and said unto her, ‘The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible.’ And Mary said, ‘Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to Thy word.’” Notice the absence of opinion that is in her statement: “Be it unto me according to Thy word.”
When Gershom Sikaala showed me this Scripture about Mary, we both looked at each other and said, “We need to quit having opinions.” Instantly my mind went back to conversation that I’d had with Paul Cain when he asked me to visit him in Santa Maria. He placed his hand on my arm and said, “There is a greater reward for you if you don’t ask God why.”
Once again the offer is being made to me in the Spirit ~ to be like the sheep of His pasture. My resounding answer from the depths of my spirit and from the intellectual resources and knowledge of my mind is, “Yes, I trust you Jesus!” The complexities of relationships in the political environment of our government are too much for me to discern and understand.
That’s why I have chosen to have no opinion ~ and just obey the simple voice of the Lord in my tummy. This simplicity of “trust” reaches to everything ~ from my relationship with the workplace, government, school, church, and family. I simply have no opinion ~ but just pray and obey.
It’s amazing how this position can take you through the most troubling storms that have ever been conjured up. Wow, don’t you love the Lord! He is so classy ~ and so prepared to guide us through the difficult places by simply telling us: “Have no opinion and the greatest blessing you have ever conceived will come to you!”