What God might Say?

Aloud voice crying out in the streets looking for someone to hear what the Lord has to say, though after the He has saved them and restored their households they blew their trumpets declaring and calling out a war against Him; the Lord looked but there was no good men there was not one righteous intercessor..instead all has grabbed hold to sin and rejected Him and turned their back to Him, intentionally sabotaging His good deeds and belittling His identity’s fruits in their lives..

Human-beings by nature we gravitate toward peoples who we believe enough in them to go to war with us and they believe enough in us to go to war with them.

Imagine what God our Father might say —After He prepared us for His army by many ways, and conditions, through various tribulations, calamities, setbacks and extreme hardships- to come out of it all restored, pure and our hearts are white as snow, feeling much joyful, our trust and faith much stronger. He sees what is in our hearts and He knows our intentions..

What just might He say?

If we deny Him, His Love, grace and mercy, if we become ungrounded, rooted instead in this life over His glory, forgetting His long history of long list of the lifetime Blessings that He has imparted into our lives? And not only so but more so ignoring and rejecting Him as our only God, our Father and our only King.

As a parent dealing with my children’s ups and downs I can only feel what He feels and it can be joyful and rewarding or stressful, crushing to my soul, wildly painful and radically miserable..

God did not send Moses to Pharaoh to ask him saying “Let my people go” so they can go back to the promised land, no God asked Moses to bring them out of Egypt to the wilderness so He can meet them as their only One true living God and savor and prepare them for war and transform them to be holy people complete in Him before they go into the Holy land. God always looking for ways to help us be prepared and ready for war and be complete in him to be in his image pointing people back Him to be saved before the end of times. God wants us to be like Him and in His image in our acts whenever we encounter peoples and look at them through the eyes of love, redemption and grace, Not judgment, condemnation and disgrace..

Think about this for a second, I assure you it will transform your life, to live it in a way that you will see yourself and your fellowship with God our Father much deeper, much closer, it will offer the path to a greater bond which no one or anything can break out for eternity..

(Jeremiah 2:27-28)
27 who say to a tree, ‘You are my father,’
and to a stone, ‘You gave me birth.’
For they have turned their back to me,
and not their face.
But in the time of their trouble they say,
‘Arise and save us!’
28 But where are your gods
that you made for yourself?
Let them arise, if they can save you,
in your time of trouble;
for as many as your cities
are your gods, O Judah.

(Jeremiah 4:19-22)
My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain!
Oh the walls of my heart!
My heart is beating wildly;
I cannot keep silent,
for I hear the sound of the trumpet,
the alarm of war.
20 Crash follows hard on crash;
the whole land is laid waste.
Suddenly my tents are laid waste,
my curtains in a moment.
21 How long must I see the standard
and hear the sound of the trumpet?

22 “For my people are foolish;
they know me not;
they are stupid children;
they have no understanding.
They are ‘wise’—in doing evil!
But how to do good they know not.”

(Jeremiah 5:31)
-but what will you do when the end comes?

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Fear that leads to the “Ultimate Love”

(Psalm 34:9) “Oh, Fear The LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him HAVE NO LACK!” (have everything)

It’s true that the Bible repeatedly tells us to fear God: “Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him” (Psalm 33:8)

The Word of God the “Bible” Defines fear of the Lord in (Proverbs 9:10) “10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.” and it isn’t until we understand this fear we can measure the level of our daily commitment to our fellowship and constant clinging to His Holy Spirit.

It isn’t until we know the Fear of the LORD;
we gain wisdom and find His love, mercy and grace and then from there..
Worship Him,
We Praise Him,
We obey Him and submit to Him,
and live by Faith in Him to honor Him for who He is..

And we move, and we run,
and keep on running to pursue hard His heart,

Then we lead others to the same level of fear to be transformed to be renewed into a new image, the image of “Christlike”.

Many nations found it and many tribes ignored it,
This is the Love of fear that generates the ultimate Love itself.

 

(Proverbs 3:6-8) 

6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. 7 Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. 8 It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bone.

Kingdom People

Lord Father today we seek first Your Kingdom, I pray that Your breathed, inspired & Holy words of the Holy Scriptures will resonate inside our hearts & minds then come out to declare Your Kingdom and Kingship in our lives and others and in the process we become like You Jesus.

The Kingdom of heaven is an entry point where we come under the rule and reign of God. It’s where we trade the things of fending for ourselves and the treasures of this world in “exchange for” the treasures of God. But we have to make that choice. It is alway our choice..

Rom.13:14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. (NIV)

When our Faith is Formatted Backwards

A believer who is rooted in true Faith and already put his sleeves up and is down in the heart of the battlefield pouring his heart out, getting his hands dirty to reproduce God’s ministry has much deeper relationship and wider fellowship with the Father, than another double minded standing still on the sideline of this spiritual warfare thinking that he is praying for the Father’s revelation for him to GO, but in reality he is whining saying “Father this doesn’t seems right because it is not yet all about me, myself and I; please me Lord first then I will go and I will put my sleeves up and fight, preparing the way and the paths for Your kingdom to come and do what is pleasing to You.”
Double minded and self pleasing won’t cut it, rather will cut our Faith into pieces. One day we are happy with our spiritual life and fellowship with the Father and other believers and the second we are whining in dissatisfaction complaining that the message on Sunday was not sufficient.. believing that the leadership is watering down the inspired scriptures to please the congregation, the third day we are seeking another church and congregation; because we just cannot get enough, we just won’t stop and reformat our understanding to our Christian Faith. The Father calls us to keep on keeping on God centered, Jesus Christ empowered and Holy Spirit led life constantly not occasionally while focusing on His face.
It is not just the relationship what matters to God but the daily fellowship..Hard pursuing Him, living pure and selflessness pleasing to Him not self-pleasing, our goal as believers must be to “keep on the good fight, finish the race and keep the true Faith”… Surely some people will meet the Father as a Savior, others will meet Him as a Judge..Which one are you?
1 Timothy 4:16 (ESV)

16 Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

A NEW ORDER OF LIFE

So What is Salvation? Is it just redemption and forgiveness OR more?
 
“SALVATION IS NOT JUST FORGIVENESS, BUT A NEW ORDER OF LIFE” Dallas Willard
 
We are the Fallen people and we will continue sinning, constantly fighting and doing what our rebellious flesh wants us to do even though we do not want to do it. No one is perfect no one is righteous “Not Even One” but Jesus, we will have to deal with the consequences of our sins but the Lord calls us to a daily life of confession and repentance and constant worship because we are already forgiven..Should we then keep on sinning?
 
“God’s grace is not a license to sin, instead, it is a reason to pursue righteousness (and hard pursue His heart) Bad attitude, thoughtless actions, and unkind speech do not fit who we are as children of light, we are new creatures in Christ, bought for a price and set free to live of His grace” Dr. Charles Stanley
 
Salvation is the beginning of a new order of life based on the foundation of a relationship with our Father not a religion. What Jesus resurrection did is provided us with a new life, a rebirth and more so a new second chance to live in Jesus’s life, even though He died for the full forgiveness of our sins He rose conquering death to bring us this free gift and there is nothing we need to do to earn it for we are already have it by His grace; our past sins are forgiven therefore through our doubtless and constant faith and daily repentance, fighting the good fight and finishing the good race; we can maintain this new order of life from any obstructions.

Why did Jesus tell Peter to “Feed My Sheep” in John 21?

Answer: Jesus gave Peter a three-fold command to “feed my sheep” in John 21:15-17. Each time Jesus said, “Feed my sheep,” it was in response to Peter’s three-fold declaration of love for Jesus. The setting was one of the last of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances to His disciples on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus prepared a breakfast of fish and bread for them, and then commissioned Peter with the task of feeding His sheep and tending His lambs.
The three commands, although often translated the same way, are subtly different. 

The first time, Jesus says it, the Greek means literally pasture (tend) the lambs” (v. 15). The Greek word for “pasture” is in the present tense, denoting a continual action of tending, feeding and caring for animals. Believers are referred to as sheep throughout Scripture. “For he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care” (Psalm 95:7). Jesus is both our Good Shepherd (John 10:11) and the Door of the sheepfold (John 10:9). By describing His people as lambs, He is emphasizing their nature as immature and vulnerable and in need of tending and care.
The second time, the literal meaning is “tend My sheep” (v. 16). In this exchange, Jesus was emphasizing tending the sheep in a supervisory capacity, not only feeding but ruling over them. This expresses the full scope of pastoral oversight, both in Peter’s future and in all those who would follow him in pastoral ministry. Peter follows Jesus’ example and repeats this same Greek word poimaino in his first pastoral letter to the elders of the churches of Asia Minor: “Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers” (1 Peter 5:2).
The third time, the literal translation is “pasture (tend) the sheep” (v. 17). Here Jesus combines the different Greek words to make clear the job of the shepherd of the flock of God. They are to tend, care for, and provide spiritual food for God’s people, from the youngest lambs to the full-grown sheep, in continual action to nourish and care for their souls, bringing them into the fullness of spiritual maturity. The totality of the task set before Peter, and all shepherds, is made clear by Jesus’ three-fold command and the words He chooses.
What is this food with which shepherds are to feed the flock of God? It can be no other than the Word of God. Peter declares that Christians are to desire the pure spiritual milk of the Word so that by it, we can mature in our salvation (1 Peter 2:2). As early as the book of Deuteronomy, we see the Lord describing His Word as food for His people who live not by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from His mouth (Deuteronomy 8:3). Jesus reiterates this thought in His temptation in the wilderness (Matthew 4:4). The importance of the Word of God as food for our souls cannot be over-emphasized.
Clearly, the job of the shepherds of God’s people is to provide them with the pure milk of the Word of God so they can move on to the meat and solid food of the spiritually mature (Hebrews 5:12-14). Pastoral ministry should be primarily one of pastors feeding their people the Word of God. Only then can pastors declare, as Peter did, their love for the Lord Jesus.

God Does Not Need You

Even professing Christians can have the wrong understanding about the true foundation of creation, let alone do understand the true foundation of our relationship with the creator of all things, God the Father, who gives us original pure Love and gentleness and wrath and distraction at times when we offend Him and deny Him and turn our backs to Him and ignore and reject Him, after all His grace and mercy that He freely gifted us by His lamp who took away the sins of this world and took the hit square on and full blow, so we can be saved and redeemed and live!

This Creator “God” is indeed in need of “NOTHING” Not-A-One-Thing! We are perishable beings He gives us life and takes it, He gives us our breath and He is the only One who takes it back. Throughout history when people boosted and buffed themselves up because they “felt” so special or mighty and glorified themselves and their wealth and health and ministry and lost focus on what matters the most which is “God”; then God moved them aside and never once cried or mourned for losing these people; instead He said “Who’s Next let’s go”. When we try to take credit for following Him and doing His good deeds, He reminds us that we ought to serve the least of these first…He is the almighty, the I AM that I AM.. the Creator of “ALL”. He is completely self-sufficient and does not depend nor need us or anyone else..He is self-existent One.

Acts 17:24-28

24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. 26 And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, 27 that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, 28 for “‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘For we are indeed his offspring.

But, since He is “LOVE”; He loves “All” mankind unconditionally regardless of our tribe, race, color, or tongue..We need Him for everything and in all things here on earth as it is in heaven..there is no true life without Him, through unconditional trust and Faith no one can separate us from His Love, His mercy and His grace and can even deny us the right to accept His free gift of salvation.

Romans (8:38-39)

8 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God does not need you, He wants you for His glory and it concerns Him very seriously when people profane His name and He fights to vindicate His name for His glory because He is God and we are not.