Godspiration Ministry purpose is to bring the Gospel to the poor, vulnerable and excluded people in our society. Our mission is to carry out Jesus Great Commission, to spread the truth of Jesus, to educate Christian disciples and with them gather the harvest. Through the Arts, we celebrate the redemptive love of God, model the servant hood of Christ, and awaken the transforming passion of the Holy Spirit - the God in us. 

 

 

 

 

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Confess Jesus Christ as Your Savior

God loves us; in fact, He is in love with you, and me too. He loves us so much that He gave to us the best that Heaven had to offer: His son, Jesus!

John 3:16….For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

God's love is not like human love. It's an AGAPE (an unconditional, universal good will) love. That means that He is a forgiving God and His love for you and I never changes. What a love!

God knows that we would never be able to measure up to His standard. "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God."

But He cared so much that He decided to reach down to us. Would you like to reach back to God today? You can, by saying this prayer:

Heavenly Father, I come to you confessing that I am a sinner. I repent from my sins and ask you for your forgiveness. I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that You raised him from the dead. I confess that Jesus is my Lord and Savior. I believe that through His shed blood, I have eternal life. Please come into my heart and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Lead me and guide me so that my soul can reach heaven. Father, I pray this prayer in Jesus name, Amen!

If you prayed this prayer in earnest, you are SAVED! Your sins have been forgiven and you are now one in the body of Christ.



Godspiration is an arts outreach organization dedicated to bringing high quality and culturally diverse performances, workshops, and projects to schools, seniors, communities, and special needs population.      GODSPIRATION Ministry - We believe that we are each called to respond to God's love by serving God's people.


"GODSPIRATION MINISTRY"

Where Much Is Given, Much Is Required!

Minister Tawaunna L. Jones

 

 

1 Kings 13: 11-19 (KJV)

1 Kings 13: 17-19

            For it was said to me by the word of the Lord, Thou shalt eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that thou camest.

            He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art: and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him.

            So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his house, and drank water.

 

 

            The Lord commanded a Prophet from Judah to go to Bethel, to speak against King Jeroboam (Jer-o-bo-am ) about his idolatry.  When the King heard what the prophet said, he pointed at him and ordered his servants to take him! Suddenly, his arm was paralyzed and the altar broke into pieces. King Jeroboam asked the Prophet from Judah to pray for his hand to be healed. The Prophet prayed to God on his behalf and he was healed. The King was so affected by this, that he invited him to dine at his house and he offered him a reward.  The prophet from Judah refused because the Lord commanded him not to eat or drink anything in that place.

            An old prophet living in Bethel found him sitting under an oak tree and told him that an Angel from the Lord said for him to dine at his house. The man of God had refused the king’s invitation and his reward; yet he was persuaded by a lying, old prophet to disobey God‘s command.  The Lord used the old prophet to tell him about his death. The death of the deceived disobedient prophet was the price he paid for his disobedience. 

            When I first read this passage of scripture, I was angry and confused. My idea of God being just and fair was being challenged. I thought that it was unfair! The prophet of Judah was a man of God, doing the work of God, was lead off course with a lie, and he has to die for being deceived. It was the old prophet that lied, yet he seems to go without punishment. Why would God punish a good man so severely for so small an offence? This didn’t seem fair to me! I wanted justice! I wanted the one who lied to be punished and the one that was told the lie to receive vindication.

            The old prophet of Bethel said to him, “I am a prophet, just like you and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD”.  He got the prophet of Judah to let his guard down by saying he was a prophet like him. He made his relationship with God seem more superior by saying an angel spoke to him.  Did he think this old prophet’s house safer to eat in than other houses at Beth-el, when God had forbidden him to eat in any? The young prophet should have taken time to ask directions from God, and not agree so quickly.  Seeing that it was not what God told him, he should have said no! Instead, he was lead astray with a lie. Those who have an intimate relationship with God, pay a greater price for their disobedience. Where much is given, much is required!

            The people of God are more in danger of being lead astray by the pretences of divinity and holiness than by tricks and treats of the world. We have to beware of false prophets, and not believe every spirit. The prophet of Judah had reasons to suspect  the honesty of the old prophet. He did not bear his testimony and God did not use him as a witness against the idolatry of Bethel, the city he lived in.  He believed the counter-command sent by another over the command directly given to him by God.  He did not have any reason to think that the command would be recalled, when the reason for it remained in force.  When God gives us a direct command, we can not or allow anyone else to redefine what God said to us to ease our flesh or to fit their personal agenda. To refine a command of God, is to make us wiser than God.

            Where much is given, much is required!  We are required to pray without ceasing, test the spirit by the spirit and to put the commands of God before that of men. Why would God punish a good man so severely for so small an offence? His offence was not small! It was disobedience to a direct command of God. This is a warning to all of those who are called of God, to strictly observe their orders.

The young prophet disobedience was not justified or excused by the fact that he was drawn into it by a lie.  No one is protected in disobedience by the sanctity of his profession, the dignity of his office, his nearness to God, or his good works. To put the greater penalty on the prophet that was deceived, was to show us that much is required of us when we are given such an intimate relationship with God.

Where much is given, much is required!  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.