Hey, the way it is, may not be the way in which it has to remain. And it may not be a bad thing, but it may not be the thing in which your dreams are made of. The scripture reads in Hebrews 9:27, And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: We are all appointed once to die, and since we do not know our time in which we are appointed to die, we can not afford to take for granted any one day of our life. I had a brother born two or three years after I was born, but his appointed time to die came way before he had any chance to really live at all. I do not believe that their is a calendar date with our name on it, but when that day will come, no one can really plan around it. We not only need to make each day work to count, we need to make each day work to count in a way that is good to our soul according to what the Father is willing to sign off on. One Spiritual precedent for us to live for what is good to our soul was set in the case of King Hezekiah vs Sick Unto Death: 2 Kings 20:1, “In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.” We can see here where the time appointed to death for King Hezekiah was set, and that it was not by a preset calendar date, but by a run in with an illness that was unto death. In King Hezekiah appointed time of death, now identified as the illness unto death, it was as if God knew that by telling the King what time it was, that the king would take advantage of the heads-up, and have a little talk with his “Life Planning Agent” to see what could be done to change the now known appointed time to die. So the King Beseeched his agent, and presented him enough now facts from which he had proven to be good from back when they were then just faith still with the evidence unseen: 2 Kings 20:3 & 6, “I beseech thee, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. 6) And I will add unto thy days fifteen years.”
So King Hezekiah had a little talk, more like beseeching with the Lord, and he was able to get his planning agent to make a change to his life plans by extending his appointed time to die an additional fifteen years. Yeah, a person can do a lot with an additional fifteen years. Now you know that the Lord is an equal opportunity Life Planning Agent: I did not say that the Lord treated all opportunities equal because if you didn’t sew on your opportunities when they came your way, you will not have equal opportunities that you reaped as much as one would who did sew on more opportunities than you. And as it was with King Hezekiah when he was doing all of that beseeching of the Lord by asking him to remember how he walked, and what he done, and just weeping sorely before the Lord, you need to make sure that you have given the Lord some memories to remember too before the time of your beseeching so that it will not be in vain. Now you know that if the Father found out that he could count on you in the day that he really needed auntie Ella’s power bill paid, and you stepped up and kept his name looking good to her as she kept saying over and over that the Lord shall supply all of her needs, shoot, you may just get twenty years added for helping out auntie Ella. It’s just like the appointed day to die, you just never know when you may be passing up on an opportunity to leave memories that will help you have the outcome that you hoped for when you beseech your life planning agent. And make sure to process as far along as you can in the Godhead before you accept any day that is not a good day for your soul, let alone the appointed day to die. Since Jesus has come, unlike at the time of King Hezekiah, we have been given access to more of the Fullness of God to where we would have dealt with his sickness unto death, or any other challenging day a little differently today than King Hezekiah did in his day. We still would have prayed to the Father has did Jesus with Lazarus, but we would have ushered the presence of the Holy Ghost in at the first sign of the sickness. We would have known as Jesus knew that the Father always hears him, and then we would have prayed for his healing. And through a word of insight from the Father’s approving Will, we would have spoken those Words as the Holy Ghost moved on him as he wills to heal, or as one gifted with the gift of healings directed his healing, while another maybe sprinkle some power faith on the scene to hold the moment intact from doubt and disbelief as needed, of which all would be orchestrated along as we move through the Godhead process. In other words, we have so many more options to receive what we hoped for than King Hezekiah ever had because Jesus came that we might have life, and have it more abundantly. We even have the Word to stand on letting us know right from the start of trouble that we can affect our life plan without having to even go upstairs to the head agent as quickly as back in the day before the coming of the Lord. So, see what you see, and if what you see is not good to your soul, then I highly suggest that you have a little talk; no, more like a beseeching with your life planning agent, the Father.
Oh, and don’t forget about Elisha: no, no, no, I need a DOUBLE portion before you go, go, go. Yeah, see what you need, and then go see the planning agent, the Father.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.