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The Key of Restraint - David Mitts

"Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained,  b ut happy is he who keeps the law."   Pro 29:18 (NASB) Click here to listen to  " The Key of Restraint " Last chapter, we exa mined the  role of vision in the accomplishment of our destiny  and the importance of restraint.   The opposite of restraint i s  the  Hebrew word “parah” which is translated also as uncovered,  to be  naked,  to disdain, or  to go out of control .  There is a word picture in “parah” of  being untrained and  wild at heart  with a disregard for the instructions of  the Father.    Aaron and his eldest sons, at different times,  during the golden calf incident and  with the offering of strange fire were  “parah” and the impact was so severe o n  the vision o f  God for Israel that  it brought devastating consequences .   This is the import of restraint . Vision, a sense of the why for our lives, gives us the motivation  for  re straint.   When we realize that we are not 

Choices and Vision: The Kingdom key of restraint - David Mitts

"Then the LORD answered me and said, "Record the vision and inscribe  it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run. "For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay. "Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by his faith."   Hab  2:2-4 Click here to listen to  " Choices and Vision " Vision allows running , momentum in our lives .  It is almost impossible to run in the dark.  The  more illumined and  clearer our path ,  the more energy  and focus  we have to run.  Vision is the place where intention and  faith expressed in action and results.  The fulcrum where vision becomes reality is choice . "Where there is no vision, the people  are unrestrained , but happy  is he who keeps the law."   Pro 29:18 If vision is the key  to  our ability to r

Our Choice, Precious to God - David Mitts

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “ If you truly want to follow me, you should at once completely reject and disown your own life. And you must be willing to share my cross and experience it as your own, as you continually surrender to my ways. 25 For if you choose self-sacrifice and lose your lives for my glory, you will continually discover true life. But if you choose to keep your lives for yourselves, you will forfeit what you try to keep. 26 For even if you were to gain all the wealth and power of this world with everything it could offer you—at the cost of your own life—what good would that be? And what could be more valuable to you than your own soul? (Mt 16:24-26 (TPT)) Click here to listen to  " Our Choice, Precious to God " Last chapter we touched briefly on the difference between slavery and free choices.   I believe at the heart of the Gospel, the Good News of Yeshua, is the opportunity to recover true and liberating choice.   There is nothing more