Like Jesus, Bezalel was filled with the Spirit for a distinct, yet different purpose then our Lord.
Remember, Isaiah tells us that Jesus was filled with the Spirit specifically, “To preach the good news, bind up the broken hearted, release captives and free prisoners etc.” (See Isaiah 61:1-4) But Bezalel was filled with the Spirit for a completely different reason; he wasn’t releasing captives or freeing prisoners; instead the Spirit of God in Bezalel gave him the supernatural ability for creativity.
After all, the entire Israelite population were former slaves. Check out the exchange God had with Moses from the book of Exodus: Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.“I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship, to make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in bronze, and in the cutting of stones for settings, and in the carving of wood, that he may work in all kinds of craftsmanship.
(Exodus 31:1-5) Bezalel was the very first person in the entire Bible to ever be filled with the Holy Spirit!
He was anointed by God to cut stones, carve wood, and create beautiful things with gold, silver and bronze! Today I release you to be completely free and alive in your creativity, not withholding any part of it.
I release you from any box that society has tried to put the idea of what true creativity and art is! If you don’t consider yourself creative, then take some time today to turn away from that thinking and start to discover the innate creativity in you. I’d love to hear your stories and testimonies in the comments!
Spiritual abuse is often done in the name of proclaiming the ‘truth’.
The trouble with spiritual abuse is that the perpetrator often has been deceived him/herself into thinking that they are helping when in actuality they are doing more harm than good.
Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is an “Into the Deep” event? What effect does the event have on one's spiritual life after the event is over? Read More Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Connie Rossini about contemplative prayer and aridity.It was to be incredibly beautiful with hand carved statues and pillars, lots of bright colored materials, and loads of gold, silver and bronze.In fact Moses’s Tabernacle was so complex and so ornate that one of his greatest challenges was finding skilled people who could actually build it.Leadership brings guilt on members for going on vacation especially of that person hasn’t paid the correct amount of tithe.Fratranizing with people who have left the church is strictly forbidden.The message was that the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination had the monopoly on the gospel message and the only way to be truly saved was to get saved from the message that the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination brings.Spiritual abuse often leads people to question their spirituality or standing with God.Victims become preoccupied with observing others in the congregation to see who is living up to the rules and who isn’t.In my church, If someone wasn’t living up to the standards set forth by the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination they were considered rebellious and we were not to have any associations with them.One of the rules was that dying one’s hair is considered worldly and therefore a sin.I remember when an older girl who had graduated from our school came back from college and her hair was died.