Dream word – REMEMBRANCE
“Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, ‘The Lord rebuke you!’” NKJV
What’s your monument?
Moses was alone with God when his spirit passed from his body into the spiritual realms. Before the demonic equivalent of Burke and Hare, like a pair of old hunting dogs, howled to get hold of the left behind corpse, it was Michael the Archangel, following the nod of God, who swooped down and laid the old corpse of the man of God across his own powerful right shoulder, and began to move in the direction of the appointed place, the secret place of burial. However, it was not long before his speedy obedience was halted by Lucifer himself, who, seizing the dangling right arm of the corpse, pulled Michael round into his angry red face shouting, “And just where the hell do you think you’re going with that me old mucker?”
This attempted cadaver kidnap, resulted in a fierce dispute between these two most powerful beings and in the heat of that disputation, it was Michael who called on the storm stopping rebuke of God Himself to halt the devil, back him up and bind him in situ whilst Michael slipped away, armed with his silver shovel, to rid fickle Israel of the remains of a possible idolatry that would most certainly rise, Mecca-like, Stalin-red-square-like amidst the masses, even as a rampant replacement for God Himself!
In the same weird way, it is possible that any corpse, especially the dead bodies of the once powerful and influential, to become an object of subtle idolatry.
It was James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton and newly-elected regent of Scotland, who, mourning over the body of John Knox in the graveyard of St Giles, testified rightly that, “Here lies one who neither flattered nor feared any flesh.”Now of course, if you were to go and find this same wept over grave of tears and astonishing accolades, yes, if you were to look for the grave of this “Ruffian of the Reformation”, then you might not see the wee plaque laid in the tarmac indicating its actual location, as it will probably be covered by a motor vehicle left in parking space 44 adjacent to St Giles Cathedral. Yes, there is no grave marker for the greatest Scot who ever lived as it is hidden under a parking lot! Or is there?
Now, you might think the absence of a great monument acknowledging the gravesite of this great Scot is outrageous but remember that it was Dr Charles D Brokenshire who apparently wrote of Knox saying, “Scotland has erected no monument on the grave of John Knox, for Scotland is his monument.” Imagine that tonight. Imagine having a nation as a monument to you. Just imagine that! The monument of Moses is Israel! The monument of Knox is Scotland! What’s your monument tonight then? What are you aiming to leave behind you as a remembrance and as a glory to God Most High? Might it be maybe a generation true to God? A nation glorifying God, now, that’s a great monument to aim to have don’t you think? So, if you think you’re a real history maker, not a singing one, we have far too many of those, but a real one, then allow me to ask you once more will you: “What’s your monument gonna be?”
Listen: “Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.” - Psalms 2:6 NKJV.
Pray:Oh God, grant me a bigger vision, one far greater than any slab of marble could ever be. In Jesus name I ask it, amen!
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