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    5 posts, 5 voices, 358 views, started Apr 6, 2009

    Posted on Monday, April 6, 2009 by Denise Richardson


    • Diamond

      “Carrying God”

      2Sam. 6:3 And they placed the ark of God on a new cart that they might
      bring it from the house of Abinadab which was on the hill; and Uzzah
      and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were leading the new cart.

      If you want to be a true soul winner for God, then you must carry God
      correctly! God cannot be sprayed on like cologne or used like a credit
      card hidden in your pocket, but God must live through you. It’s
      getting really hard for the people of God to be effective in reaching
      out to the world because the world is starting to believe in their own
      form of righteousness and even though they have no commitment to God,
      they believe that they are heaven bound. This is the churches fault!
      We have made so many excuses for ourselves and them, going after money
      instead of deliverance or preaching feel good messages instead of
      preaching the total truth, until now, the world is walking along side
      us as if they are okay. When we hide the truth, we give no reason for
      change to the world! When we are of the world, then we promote it and
      cause the world to accept themselves instead of God. It’s all about
      how we carry God in our daily lives.

      In this passage of scripture, we find a group of people that are trying
      to carry God’s ark (which represents his presence) but did not follow
      his commandments. Let me break it down. These guys decided to put God
      on a vehicle and carry him to a certain place. God commanded that they
      carry him by the hands of the sanctified Levites and that they carry
      him by the handles that were attached to it. But they came up with the
      bright idea to place him on a cart and drive him by oxen. Well, when
      the cart hit a bump, the ark got off balance and Uzzah reached out to
      stabilize it. When he touched it, he was struck dead on the spot! But
      the moral of this story is not that Uzzah touched the ark of God, but
      the whole process of carrying the ark was WRONG! God did not want them
      to carry him like that. Uzzah reached out and tried to help God, but he
      shouldn’t have been carrying God like that in the first place. Even
      though their motives were good, the process of getting God to the
      people was wrong. And that’s what we must remember. If we are gonna
      reach the lost, we have to carry God correctly! We cannot mix God up
      in our selfish agendas but we must stick to the bible and understand
      how he wants us to walk. God wants us to carry him within ourselves so
      that he may be shown mighty in our own lives. God wants us so full of
      him that we can just walk up to a sinner and he will see God’s glory
      shining through us. He is tired of us hiding in the church or using
      our “ministry” as a cart to carry him instead of us carrying him
      personally! The day of trying to get sinners to church to get them
      saved is over. We must be full of God’s Spirit and reach the lost at
      our jobs, in our homes, and our neighborhoods, just because he is shown
      mighty in our personal lives. If we walk right before them, they will
      know the true and living God. If signs and wonders really follow us
      (healing, miracles, deliverance, etc.) then they will know the power of
      God and desire it. Our man made schemes of reaching the world are not
      important. God will reach the lost if we just lend him our members and
      show him in our daily walk. Don’t get caught up in a man-made plan to
      carry God in any method other than the way the Word of God tells us to.
      After all, what will it profit the world to see us carrying God the way
      they do? There must be a difference in us and them and we must stay
      obedient to him in order to win the lost.

      Suggested Reading: 2Sam. 6:3-11, 1Chr. 15:12-17, Rom. 14:16, Rom. 8:4


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