“GOD CAN NEVER MAKE US INTO WINE if we object to the fingers He chooses to crush us” Oswald Chambers. The burnt offering referenced in Leviticus Chapter 1 meaning “that which ascends” was a voluntary act of worship. The entire offering was burnt up signifying that a complete consecration to God was necessary for true worship. It’s as true today as it was then.
God desires a complete consecration- all your heart, mind, soul, and body; and the only way to give Him all is to crush all that offends. God must get us to the point of complete surrender. There’s usually some area that we hold on to, refusing ourselves to crush it, so He will use an outside influence to crush that area completely. Let it be done.
Only when we crush everything in this life, including our stubborn and obstinate will, can we be truly used of God- not for our purpose but for His. Where are those places of idolatry? What secret sins have crept in? Envy? Greed? Laziness? Pride? Are you pridefully doing a work for God, yet it’s not God’s work? His will. His way.
He is the Potter, you are the clay. Every man’s work will be revealed on the day of judgment. Those hidden altars must be crushed. Stop pointing fingers at others and commune with your own heart. “Therefore by this the iniquity of Jacob will be covered; And this is all the fruit of taking away his sin: When he makes all the stones of the altar Like chalkstones that are beaten to dust, Wooden images and incense altars shall not stand.” Isaiah 27:9 NKJV #runyourrace
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