Knowing Him!

A bystander said, “Master, will only a few be saved?”

He said, “Whether few or many is none of your business. Put your mind on your life with God.

The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires your total attention. A lot of you are going to assume that you’ll sit down to God’s salvation banquet just because you’ve been hanging around the neighborhood all your lives.

Well, one day you’re going to be banging on the door, wanting to get in, but you’ll find the door locked and the Master saying, ‘Sorry, you’re not on my guest list.’ “You’ll protest, ‘But we’ve known you all our lives!’ only to be interrupted with his abrupt,

‘Your kind of knowing can hardly be called knowing. You don’t know the first thing about me.’ “That’s when you’ll find yourselves out in the cold, strangers to grace.

You’ll watch Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets march into God’s kingdom.

You’ll watch outsiders stream in from east, west, north, and south and sit down at the table of God’s kingdom. And all the time you’ll be outside looking in—and wondering what happened.

This is the Great Reversal: the last in line put at the head of the line, and the so-called first ending up last.”
Luke 13:23‭-‬30 MSG
https://bible.com/bible/97/luk.13.23-30.MSG

The Companion! His Spirit!

“If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you. I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you.

This Friend is the Spirit of Truth. The godless world can’t take him in because it doesn’t have eyes to see him, doesn’t know what to look for. But you know him already because he has been staying with you, and will even be in you!

“I will not leave you orphaned. I’m coming back. In just a little while the world will no longer see me, but you’re going to see me because I am alive and you’re about to come alive. At that moment you will know absolutely that I’m in my Father, and you’re in me, and I’m in you.

“The person who knows my commandments and keeps them, that’s who loves me.

And the person who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and make myself plain to him.”
John 14:15‭-‬21 MSG
https://bible.com/bible/97/jhn.14.15-21.MSG

Do The Needful! It Is time! This is your time! Right now!

Isaiah 28: 23 Listen and hear my voice; pay attention and hear what I say.

  • Do the needful : What steps must you take? What route will take you towards your goal?
  • Take action : What must you do? What action are you taking towards your goal?
  • Speak out : What is your declaration?What are you calling forth? What must you call into being?
  • Move forward : What direction are you facing? Where are you going?
  • Push harder : What are you doing about the barrier? What force are you exerting?
  • Take a stand : What are you standing on? How determined are you?
  • Its a new season : This is the time! This is your time! Right now!
  • The stage is set : Hearts are prepared! Ears are ready to hear the word for the season!
  • The world await you : Hungry hearts, expectant and ready! Many are waiting! Do not disappoint! Do not fail to deliver!
  • Ears are open : Creation wait for the manifestation of the sons of men!
  • Give the command : Align your words with your vision! Speak the words of truth, let it bring life into dry bones!
  • Declare and decree : It is in You! The Word is near thee, the word of truth which we speak! Create the world! Create the world you need to see! Speak!!!! Let your voice be heart in the uttermost!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Strength, Like No Other!

I have enjoyed the goodness of God so much that I can’t but declare to you friends! The Lord is good. He is faithful and dependable. The Lord is my strength and my salvation.

Whatever you need is in Christ saving grace! You can count on God’s unfailing love!

In the fulness of Christ strength, his power and grace, I am lifted up! You are lifted up!

And you! Yes, you! You can be lifted up too!!!!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Do The Needful!

Listen to me now. Give me your closest attention.

Do farmers plow and plow and do nothing but plow? Or harrow and harrow and do nothing but harrow?

After they’ve prepared the ground, don’t they plant? Don’t they scatter dill and spread cumin, Plant wheat and barley in the fields and raspberries along the borders?

They know exactly what to do and when to do it. Their God is their teacher. And at the harvest, the delicate herbs and spices, the dill and cumin, are treated delicately.

On the other hand, wheat is threshed and milled, but still not endlessly.

The farmer knows how to treat each kind of grain. He’s learned it all from God -of-the-Angel-Armies, who knows everything about when and how and where.
Isaiah 28:23‭-‬29 MSG
https://bible.com/bible/97/isa.28.23-29.MSG

Defined By Love! Period

Now I’m returning to you. I’m saying these things in the world’s hearing So my people can experience My joy completed in them.

I gave them your word; The godless world hated them because of it, Because they didn’t join the world’s ways, Just as I didn’t join the world’s ways. I’m not asking that you take them out of the world But that you guard them from the Evil One.

They are no more defined by the world Than I am defined by the world.

Make them holy—consecrated—with the truth; Your word is consecrating truth.

In the same way that you gave me a mission in the world, I give them a mission in the world.

I’m consecrating myself for their sakes So they’ll be truth-consecrated in their mission.
John 17:13‭-‬19 MSG
https://bible.com/bible/97/jhn.17.13-19.MSG

Proclaiming Good News

“When people realize it is the living God you are presenting and not some idol that makes them feel good, they are going to turn on you, even people in your own family.

There is a great irony here: proclaiming so much love, experiencing so much hate! But don’t quit.

Don’t cave in. It is all well worth it in the end. It is not success you are after in such times but survival.

Be survivors! Before you’ve run out of options, the Son of Man will have arrived.
Matthew 10:21‭-‬23 MSG
https://bible.com/bible/97/mat.10.21-23.MSG