Genesis 3:9 And the Lord called unto Adam, and said unto him Where art thou?

Where Are You?

It is a question asked in Genesis 3:9. Adam and Eve had just eaten some fruit from the forbidden tree and, sensing God's presence in the Garden of Eden, they hid among the trees. While they were hiding, God asked Adam a one-word question. In Hebrew that word is Ayeka? In English it means,

"Where are you?"

Where are you? It is what we ask our children when they knock over the living room lamp and hide behind the sofa with their foot sticking out. Where ARE you? Today God has allowed me the opportunity to reveal a Rhema Word Ayeka (Where Are You), Some Spiritual Principals and most importantly our faith in God to help us transcend adversity and help us answer the call of Ayeka.

"Knowing How To Move Beyond Your Current Location"

"I am Not Where I am Suppose To be, But Thank God I am Not Where I Use To Be."

I really had to look at this statement, and over he last two years, The More and more I studied this Biblically Based Human Philosophy, the more I understood how the enemy works and what God expects from us as disciples' of Christ. Let me help you understand where God took me yesterday morning on my journey to work. I encourage you to help me paint a picture of this statement in your mind, so we can get a visual, and please acknowledge when you see what God has revealed to me. When ever I am not where I am suppose to be, whether it is a physical location, a spiritual place or a set of goals for me and/or my family. This statement defines immediately that I do know the location or the end result, I might even have knowledge of the remaining time left, before my arrival, but I do know where I am suppose to be. I may not know how to get there, I may have got lost along the way or I could have even purposely strayed of the path. What ever reason, we can come up with for not being there, the question is generated........then "Where Are You" (Ayeka.)

So back to my original, yet controversial commitment to revealing the philosophical tricks that the enemy has implemented in the church doctrine, disguised as terms and verbiage we utilize everyday in a biblically based manner.

"I am Not Where I am Suppose To be, But Thank God I am Not Where I Use To Be" ........Then Where Are You

God did not need to ask Adam where he was, it was Adam who needed to be asked; and God does not need to ask each one of us Ayeka, it is we who need to be asked. Adam stammers and says, "I realized I was naked so I hid." And God, ever the patient parent, says, "Who told you that you were naked?" And the man says, with no shame or irony: "The woman you put at my side! She gave me of the tree and I ate!" So God asks Eve, and she responds the same way: "The serpent duped me and I ate!"

And so God has their answer to Ayeka, where are you? Adam and Eve are in that place where they justify themselves by blaming others. They are in the place where they are too ashamed and angry at being caught to take responsibility. They are in the place where they simply hope the consequences of their act will magically go away. Thank goodness we are not like them! Thank goodness they are only primitive characters from a story while we are both sophisticated and real. Thank goodness that unlike Eve and Adam, we have good reasons for breaking our moral codes. Thank goodness that we are have nothing to hide, our excuses really do justify our behavior.

Ayeka asks us, not just Adam and Eve: Where are you in your life? Are you running? Ayeka? Are you in fear? In shame? Are you oblivious or just apathetic? Are you here today? Or are you hiding, like Adam and Eve. And it's not just God who is asking.

Ayeka? Where are you? A woman asks her husband when he comes home with another's scent on his body.

Ayeka? Where are you? A mother asks her teenager when he says he is doing fine in school when the counselor calls to say that no assignments are done and the grades are unacceptable.

Ayeka? Where are you? A child asks a parent who never has time to talk or play or go anywhere, who is busy with everyone else except her.

Ayeka? Where are you? A man asks someone at work who has been playing fast and loose with the accounts at the office, stealing to support his out of control lifestyle.

Our ability to move beyond our current location, regain our proper direction and restart our journey is all linked to The Word Of God. Before we began to justify our errors, short comings and mistakes with Biblically Based Human Philosophy, which we are warned against in

Colossians 2:8 "Beware least any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world and not after Christ"

Let us first receive This Question From God...Ayeka "Where Are You" Many of us have failed to utilize our Power to access The Power to continue on our journey without eating of Tree, and if we do eat of the tree, that we take responsibility of our actions, and accountability for the consequences. The directions we are instruction to follow are found in the word of God...Not in man, nor the Philosophy of man., not the doctrine of this world not the ingredients or principals that make up this world.

1Corinthians 2:5-6 "That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. (6) Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought"

The Prince Of this world has filled the Church with Adams. We are becoming a place of victims. Many of us fooled and armed to the teeth with reasons why what we did was simply not our fault. We are codependent. We are recovering phobic's. We are disadvantaged psychologically, damaged socially, abused additively. What we will all admit to is that actions ought to have consequences. What we will all not admit to is that our actions ought to have consequences.

The question, "Where are you?" is a question we sometimes need to ask ourselves. Many today do not know where they are spiritually

(2 Corinthians 13:5). The prodigal son did not seek to return home until "he came to himself." (Luke 15:17) It was not particularly the pig pen that caused him to return, but his memories of his father's house. Upon self-examination and reflecting on how far he had fallen, he became aware of where he was.

The enemy has created a church like culture where it is unbelievably easy to evade responsibility for anything we do. It is not that there are no real victims in the church, You will experience pain, depression, set-backs, downfalls....but I know where I am, and where I am, The Word tells me. That weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning....Weapons may be formed...BUT THEY WILL NOT PROSPER The enemy has placed so many perpetrators within the body claiming to be victims that the real victims are lost......so today I ask where are you?

2 Thessalonians

Consider the importance of asking the question, "Where art thou?" There are only four states in which folks in this life may live.

1. We may live in innocence--childhood, unaccountable to God's law--(cf. Romans 7:9).

2. We may live dead in sin--accountable to God's law and condemned--(cf. Ephesians 2:1-2).

3. We may be alive and well, faithful in Christ, enjoying the promise of everlasting life (cf. 2 Timothy 4:6-8).

4. We may be among those who have become unfaithful and are looking toward "certain fearful expectation of judgment, and a fierceness of fire which shall devour the adversaries." (Hebrews 10:27; cf. Acts 8:22-23; 2 Peter 2:20-22). "Where art thou?"

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Comment by ginaprays on September 5, 2011 at 11:07am
WOW ....good word...amen and thank you.  Powerful message for today!

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