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MIDNIGHT CRY MESSENGER

April-May-June 2016

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Participating in His Purpose

by Phil Enlow

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Editor's Letter

Dear Saints,

Greetings to all in the wonderful name of Jesus! Another June convention has come and gone. We met June 22-25 in Lexington, South Carolina with much blessing. There continues to be a wonderful spirit of “family” in Christ. Although there are four assemblies in 3 states, for all practical purposes, we are one church that happens to meet in four places. It is Christ who makes us one and He gets the praise.

One of the themes that has come up a lot lately is taken from Micah 6:8 where the prophet says, “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

There is a simplicity in this scripture that I believe the Lord wants us to get. We tend to complicate the Christian walk in many ways. We make it about organizations, church activities, doctrinal battles, zealous ministry and the like. But anything that does not flow directly from simply walking humbly with our God is just empty religion.

Each true follower of Jesus is unique. Within the great eternal purpose of God each has his or her particular place and calling. That calling is carried out in the context of particular times, places, and circumstances.

Enoch is an interesting case. He lived several generations after Adam and before the flood. Twice in Gen. 5:21-24 we are told simply that “Enoch walked with God.” He is honored among the so-called “heroes of faith” in Hebrews 11 for that fact alone.

We have no record that he ever did anything we might consider heroic: no great battles won; no great trials endured. And yet God demonstrated through Enoch what He values most by allowing him to bypass death. He simply went home with the Lord one day! Just sharing the ordinary events of his daily life in fellowship with the Lord was all God required of him.

For approximately the first 480 years of his life the same is said of Noah (Gen. 6:9). Then came the time for judgment on a wicked world and “walking with God” became much less “ordinary.” It now called for building a ship-sized boat to preserve his family and representatives of air-breathing animals so they could start over. It called for a lot of hard work carrying out very specific instructions from God while warning a no-doubt mocking world of what was to come.

There are times and seasons in God’s kingdom. There are times of planting and times of harvesting, times of walking with God in the wilderness and times of conquering the promised land. The common denominator is to humbly walk with God, seeking His will, and obeying it.

When we do that everything else in the way of activity and ministry finds its proper place. Anything we do that is a product of human endeavor amounts to nothing. Whatever Christ does through his body the church will last forever. More than ever it is a time to walk humbly with our God.

Till next time may God’s rich blessings be yours.

Your brother in Christ,
Phil Enlow