Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. ” Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come follow me.” Mark 10:21
Jesus sees the pitiful state of our hearts and yet loves us deeply. We hold unto things so much so, that we lose focus of why we are saved. We must not focus on ourselves too much less we become an idol unto ourselves.
This is a call to step out of ourselves, to think, act, and live from the premise of “The collective”, God’s Kingdom.
Following Christ, being a Christian is a personal relationship with Christ, however, it is also for the good of the collective, to bring All people – Nations to Him.
Lord help us to step out of our own needs to look into the needs of others. Many are dying hopelessly Lord, help us to point them to the cross I pray.
“Let little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Mark 10:14&15.
Jesus then took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.
What then are the characteristics of children?
Children are kind, generous, loving, trusting, moldable, flexible, sensitive, expressive, open, genuine, simple, void of pride, judgement, and manipulation.
Children are forgiving, do not bear grudges, nor gossip, or oppress, they are simply an image of what we need to be in-order to receive from the Lord!
Father Lord, let the child in each and everyone of us wake up to the fullness of your grace in Jesus mighty name Amen
The scriptures cannot be broken. Divorce is not the original will of the Father for His children. The Lord desires for us to have unity of purpose, for only then can we really worship in spirit and in truth.
However, due to human errors and persistency of purpose, our forefathers were able to get permission from God’s general to divorce. Since then men have exercised this “right” to divorce women at will.
Many a time infidelity on the path of the woman is non existent and the man divorces still because “variety is the spice of life”.
If you find yourself here, the unspeakable, what you dread has happened, don’t sweat it, our God is a merciful God. I know it is easier said than done, it is a process, and I know you can get there. Ask God to forgive you, because either you accept it or not, one way or another you had a part in the dissolution. Own up to your mistakes and God who sees the depth of your soul will help you to overcome this pain.
The ideal is to ask for restoration. There is nothing impossible for those who believe. God can and will restore broken vows.
You will survive, you will move forward, you will yet thrive in the courts of the Lord. Remember divorce is not a death sentence! Live henceforth to please The Father of mercy. He will sustain you!
As many times as you fall get back up and ask for mercy. Mercy never run dry from the throne, it flows ceaselessly for all situation, all sins, all disobedient, and rebellious hearts that have repented of evil.
On the flip side is to be in a union and yearn for that which is out there. More to come on this!
Mark 9:42 “If anyone causes one of these little ones -those who believe in me – to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea. 43 if your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed……
To every believer, Christians who have made it their life’s work to discourage new converts, here is what the Lord says. ” it would be better for you to have a large millstone hung around your neck and be thrown into the sea”.
To every leaders with influence and authority, if you have been a source of discouragement to another believer in their walk with God this is what Jesus is saying to you, ” it would be better for you to have a large millstone hung around your neck and be thrown into the sea”.
It is so easy to use your position and influence as a source of discouragement, for power corrupt and absolute power corrupt absolutely. Many Pastor have fallen into error here and knoweth it not. When you do not understand or have full knowledge of what has transpired, or is happening before your very eyes do not be rash and pass judgement, or speak in such a way as to grieve another’s spirit.
Seek guidance from the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth, He will guide you to the truth of the matter and you will save yourself the consequence of standing against God. And if it is of Satan, you will be guided aright. It is a dangerous thing to take a stand contrary to the plan and purpose of God.
Kanye West, knowing his past, and seeing him now proclaiming Jesus as King should be a thing of joy and cause us to ask God to perfect what he has started in him. This is not a time to pass snide remarks, judge the validity of his salvation, the salvation of all that have heard him and have been led by the Holy Spirit to declare Jesus as King, Savior and Master, or ask for proofs, signs, and all sort.
No one who can declare Jesus as King and Lord of Lords without The Holy Spirit. Just like the Holy Spirit worked in you Reverend, Bishop, Pastor, Evangelist to declare Jesus as King, He is working in many that do not look like you and I in our lifestyle to declare thus.
Embrace and do not cause to stumble, do not discourage anyone who call Jesus Christ Savior, King, Lord and Master! Selah!
With all the talk about Christians supporting Kanye West and the likes, I wonder what main stream Christian clergy/authority are thinking.
We cannot deny that the Lord has used Kanye West as a medium to reach the very people the mainstream are supposed to have reached en-massed, but have not reached due to misappropriation of our priority.
Many should be reviewing the Works done in the name of Christ to actually see if it was for him rather than satisfying our own ego and maintaining status quo!
Every Bible believer should be happy as Jesus was happy when the disciples told him about someone driving out demons in Christ name in Mark 9:38 to which He responded, “Whoever is not against us is for us.”
Let us also intensify our works, The Lord’s Work to preach the Gospel to all nations and people!
In what way can you propagate the Gospel personally as an individual?
Share yourself/your God testimony with others
Be real with your struggles and triumphs and what difference having a relationship with Christ makes
Be genuine with your walk, don’t be two faced, walk the talk