Sunday, September 30, 2012
This is the greatest of the promises that was given to the seven Churches in Revelations, yet the most difficult to attain, even more so today, because of the many subtle deceptions that must be discerned, especially the intensity of the temptations that must be resisted. These hindrances to true spirituality, that must be overcome, are greater than any pressures that other generations had to face. It is easy to compromise, but the cost is high, as those who do will not be able to hear the gentle knock of the Lord on the door of their spirit – “If any man hear My voice.”
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Bridegroom chooses who will sit with Him on His throne, as His Bride.
Our part is to make ourselves so desirable that we will be chosen in that day,
having made ourselves ready for the “marriage supper of the Lamb” (Revelation 19:7-8).
Just as a young woman anticipates her wedding day and prepares herself, so also,
the Bride of our Lord Jesus Christ is to prepare for this day. She is to “clothe herself”
in fine linen, clean and white. This speaks of the “righteous acts of the saints”
in which she actively faces and overcomes the problems and pressures of life.
It is the “overcomer” who will sit with Jesus in His Throne, as His Bride.
“To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame,
and have sat down with My Father in His throne.” Revelation 3:21
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
so as to let every believer have righteousness.
(Gal 3:11 Phillips) It is made still plainer that no one is justified
in God's sight by obeying the Law, for: 'The just shall live by faith.'
Within the Body of Christ are different levels of relationship to the Lord. The first level is made up of all those who are satisfied with the “fact” of being saved, but seek to go no further. They are satisfied with the promise of a future heaven, but have stopped short of the full work of the cross to bring them into "spiritual maturity". They accept forgiveness of sins but never submit themselves to the further working of the cross which is a revelation and deliverance from the sin nature. For those the demands of the Law are still in place and if you find yourself in their circle they will attempt to put you under that same law. This believer has not allowed the work of the cross to continue so they set out to serve the Lord with their flesh ; The flesh is all that we have as a result of our natural birth. Even though they are performing many good works and speaking many kind words full of love for all and attempting to obey many scriptural admonitions, the source of their service is betrayed by their words. For the Cross is missing in their life!
(Gal 3:10 Phillips NT) Everyone, however, who is involved in trying to keep the Law's demands falls under a curse, for it is written: 'Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the Law, to do them.'James 2:10 Moffatt NT For whoever obeys the whole of the Law
and only makes a single slip, is guilty of everything.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Eph 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth........
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Eph. 2:8 - "For by grace you are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it (grace) is the gift of God."
Just what is "grace"? An "unmerited favor or gift"? Yes - however, that is a characteristic, not definition, of it. But does that merely mean that God feels sorry for us and is nice to us? Far, far from it! I believe that "grace" denotes Christ dwelling and living within us. Grace is a strong concept of a gift, whereby the giver imparts of himself, of his very nature or essence, to the receiver; and furthermore, whereby the receiver responds dynamically by taking that very nature of the giver into his own nature, assimilating it, and being imbued by it. Grace describes Christ, via His Holy Spirit, coming to dwell in us, we containing Him, and letting Him permeate all aspects of our beings!
Friday, September 7, 2012
Once we understand this, we can draw near to the Lord and commune with Him no matter how we may feel.
As a result of this on-going daily fellowship with Jesus, we become available for the manifestation of His glory through us.
The enemy would tell us that we are not worthy to come behind the veil to behold His glory.
We must reject and push past this deception and come boldly into His presence to “abide” in His glory.
For this is where we are "changed"
2Co 3:18 But we all mirror the glory of the Lord with face unveiled, and so we are being transformed into the same likeness as himself, passing from one glory to another — for this comes of the Lord the Spirit.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
many arguments against the existence of God. But when they are dying or are in a
very difficult circumstance the conscience will tell them that God is very real.
The days of our life pass away so quickly. They seem so unimportant because we tell
ourselves there is “still time”. But on “that day” when we find ourselves heading
for eternity, the conscience will wake up and speak very loudly of the reality of our
Creator. "Today" is a most beautiful day to call upon Jesus. Today is “the day” of
Salvation. For "one day" it will truly be too late.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
We are now in the "end times" from this point forward, we will see the gap between
"being in Christ" and "being of the world", continuously growing. The "light" will get brighter,
and the "dark" will get darker. Ultimately, every person will come to a point of decision.
We will be forced to choose between total commitment to Christ and His Lordship or
totally going along with the world. Our commitment to Godliness or
worldliness will consume us, with no middle ground!