(PART# 4 of 6 “i’s” that lead to desp’I’sing God,‘INTERFERENCE’)
1 Sam 2:30 for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me shall be lightly esteemed.
In a nutshell, despising means disrespecting.. if you disrespect your fellow man, you are disrespecting God, because man is made in God’s image.
1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
To honor God, you have to value Him, His things and His people. You honor Him by wanting to promote His peace and harmony. You will not be offensive or offended. (As much as in your power). The best way to not be offensive or offended is to not intrude or interfere in the lives of others. When you honor people, you honor God. When you interfere in people’s lives, you are disrespecting them. You are saying with your actions that you are smarter than they are. When you despise man (disrespect,not value) you despise God by not valuing Him. It is impossible to honor God and despise man.
Intrusion seems like the same thing as interference. Although there are some similarities, they are completely different. Interference is an intrusion that doesn’t quit intruding. It is much more evil. Intrusions can just happen accidentally. You will get the message if you are intruding. You can back off, no harm, no foul, once you realize you have done so. If you are man enough to say, ´oops, sorry, none of my business!
and then walk away, it's not a big deal. It can be a static mistake, once committed, easily retracted, never to be repeated again. We should always be asking ourselves,´am I intruding? That is basic manners, 101.
One time Jesus was telling Peter how he was going to die. Peter ínterupted Him (another
I word of desp
Ise, Interrupt) and said ’what about John?
For a background, John called himself the disciple that Jesus loved, and I think Peter was jealous of him. I believe that Jesus loved John most because John honored (valued) Jesus most.. That's why Jesus always took him to show him the coolest of things. Jesus even trusted John with His mother Mary when He died on the cross. Jesus stopped Peter´s interrupting and intrusive question immediately..... showing him that he was intruding and about to cross into the quandary ofinterference
. Interference is almost always precluded by the previous 3I`s, I (as in me, myself and I, selfishness & pride), Interruption and Intrusion.
John 21:22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.
Peter heard it loud and clear! “NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS”. End of conversation!! Interference means to continue to intrude, without permission. Go beyond the line intruding, and penalty flags, whistles and punishment follow. Permission means you are invited. If someone asks what you think, tell them. You are not intruding, but it stops there. If they want you to help afterwards, to interfere with permission, they will invite you to.. if not, don´t. Uninvited interference always causes strife. I always want to interfere when my kids are having problems or when my wife is having problems, but I have learned to hold myself back. I always cause more problems for everyone when I butt in.
Even in the dump! There are times to get involved, but not out of anger, and NEVER when not invited. For example, if a kid asks me to protect him from a bully, I am all over it. Gleefully as a matter of fact! I hate the sin of bullying. But if not invited, I usually find, to my amusement, that the little kid has something up his sleeve and he is more than capable of handling himself. If I get involved without being invited, the little kid`s problems will mushroom with that bully after I leave and can’t protect him. Uninvited interference always causes strife. Strife is not of God, but of Satan.
It’s extremely offensive to interfere. It basically says
I know what you need more than you do, I can fix it, you can´t. Most times, a kid in the dump, or my kids, or my wife can handle the issue without me coming in like abull in the china closet`. My uncle George once saw a white guy chasing a black guy. Uncle George jumped on the white guy and beat him up. Turned out the white guy was a cop. You never know the situation, until you are told what’s happening.
Although I hate to watch sports, I like playing them. My favorite is backyard football during rain storms. The muddier the better. The receiver on a football team has defenders interrupting and intruding on him all the time. His own inept teammates can accidentally intrude on him by getting in his way. He gets blocked, and has to fight his way through a lot of opposition. No problem. Once the ball is thrown, however, a new law comes into play. “INTERFERENCE”. Interference, most times, is unintentional, but still is extremely costly.
The Bible calls interference meddling. Getting involved in stuff where you weren’t invited. During all this fear mongering, sheltering in place and curfews, people get bored. Bored people meddle because they have nothing to do. Unemployed people especially. Get ‘em a job and they’ll be too tired to meddle. I once tried to find a job for a friend. He didn’t like restaurant work, farming, sales, construction work. He even didn’t like office work. He didn’t like multi level marketing or telemarketing. He just liked to judge and gossip. He caused more havoc in my life, the church’s life and the pastor’s life, and the only thing we as a church tried to do was to help him and his family of 4. Everyone tried to help him, but he was literally a tyrant. We facilitated his madness because we cared for his wife and kids, and him. The best way we should have helped him though was to let him figure things out for himself. People say that welfare and social security issues are extremely difficult. The Bible says,´He that doesn´t work, doesn´t eat`. Sounds simple enough of a solution to me! Problem´is solved! (his wife did work as a telemarketer btw, her and the kids would have been fine)
1 Timothy 5:12 And with all they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
Even spiritual things like going to heaven are by invitation only. We are invited into heaven! Going to heaven, praying and getting saved are not intruding on God. He invites us to. Interference (meddling) means going where you are not invited. NO ONE CAN SAY THAT THEY ARE NOT INVITED TO HEAVEN. NO ONE CAN SAY THEY ARE INTRUDING ON GOD BY PRAYING TO HIM. HE LOVES US AND WELCOMES US WITH OUTSTRETCHED ARMS.
I believe that the four
Is of despising God (I, interruption, intrusion and interference) include evangelism. Talk to people, love them, let God open a way to share the Gospel. Interference is when you bust into their lives (even when they tell you they are not interested), forcing long prayers with them (I remember a bunch of guys with their hands on an old lady in the market, praying furiously for her, and she was saying in her squeaky old lady voice ´But I’m a catholic!´. It was tragic. (Praying for souls silently later is never an intrusion to God btw). Giving you opinions when not invited are also both intrusive and interfering. Lines get crossed when you do that, and it has consequences.
1 Peter 4:15. Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler;
Meddlers (interferers) and murderers fall under the same category, isn’t that amazing?
Meddling is an evil thing. For someone to break into your house, or car, is one thing (it’s happened to us many times.) That is called an intrusion. But if the intruder breaks in only to clean your house, and rearrange your sock and underwear drawers, that would be creepy (and interference). A meddler has intruded into your house!
Somewhere along in my life I developed a phobia of old ‘church’ ladies. Mind you, today, as a believer in Christ, some of my best friends are little old ladies. I also have never had a problem sitting with an old homeless lady, eating with her in a MacDonald’s, hearing her story. Many things like that don’t bother me. But an elderly woman that approaches me with a certain look on her face, usually in a church environment, terrorizes me. I literally fall into the
fight or flight mode. No idea why, probably some bad past experiences. I think it’s also because I am afraid of being asked intrusive questions and possibly future meddling (interference).
Meddlers are like private investigators looking for problems in your life, whether you want to know about them or not. They turn a peaceful arrangement into a total war. Again, strife is the word that comes to mind. Strife is not a fruit of the Spirit of God. Meddlers are dangerous not only to others, but to themselves.
I get a kick out of dogs that I don’t know, and that don´t know me. I’m kind of like a dog whisperer
180 degrees out of phase. I love to intrude and interfere with dogs. To see how far I can push a dog and still be their friend. I grab their paws, hug them, even try their dog food out of their tray. They get so confused, it’s funny. (Don’t try cat food by the way, pretty horrible). But I don’t grab any dog by the ears. Bad move! Grab a dog’s ears and you have a contention. You get bit as well!
Proverbs 26:17 Like one who takes a dog by the ears Is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him.
Want to grow in grace with both man and God? Be like Jesus! We are told to grow into His image… let’s start by not creating satanic strife. Any foolish person can create strife. It’s easy. But foolish people aren´t honorable.
Proverbs 20:3 It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to meddle (Interfere)
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- FOR THE ORPHANAGE THAT I KNOW IS IN OUR FUTURE. NOT ONLY AN ORPHANAGE, BUT AN OLD FOLKS HOME AS WELL. I THINK THE TWO CAN BE SIDE BY SIDE ON THE SAME PROPERTY, IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF MONEY. IT WOULD BE A BLESSING TO THE OLD FOLKS TO HEAR KIDS PLAYING, AND IT WOULD BE A BLESSING FOR THE KIDS TO HAVE ABUELAS AND ABUELOS.
- ALL PAPERWORK AND LAWYER WORK, AND NGO BOOKS HAVE BEEN REJECTED TO BE RENEWED AGAIN. 6TH TIME. We are resubmitting tomorrow. A large Swiss NGO was just kicked out of Nicaragua. They intruded and interfered in politics down here, (meddling). CHANGES HAPPENING AS FAR AS LIMITATIONS IN WHAT WE CAN DO AND A TON OF MORE FINES, PAPERWORK AND GOVERNMENTAL STUFF. BUT THESE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN (AGES -09 MONTHS TO 120 YEARS OLD), THE PEOPLE WE SERVE, AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD, MORE THAN WORTH IT!
- ME! MY CHARACTER!!! ESPECIALLY DURING THESE CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAYS.. WE DEAL WITH HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE EVERY DAY. ALTHOUGH WE ARE A CHILDREN´S MINISTRY, A LOT OF ÍNTERFERING OLDER BULLY KIDS, AND MOTHERS GET INTO THE MIX (MOST WE DON’T EVEN KNOW). THEY GRAB THE TOYS OFF OF THE KIDS, PUSH US, TRIP CHILDREN, BLOCK CHILDREN, TRY TO START MINI RIOTS AND HURT THE KIDS. LITTLE 5 YEAR OLD JUNEIKI GOT ELBOWED IN THE FACE TODAY BY A 60 YEAR OLD LADY. LIKE I SAID, I DON’T LIKE BULLYING, AND WE ARE TRYING TO HELP CHILDREN AND REWARD THEIR GOOD BEHAVIOUR. JUST PLEASE PRAY THAT I CAN CONTROL THE SITUATIONS WITHOUT HAVING MY HALO SLIP. I WANT TO REPRESENT JESUS, BUT BE A GOOD STEWARD, AND PROTECT THE KIDS AS WELL!
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