THE ULTIMATE GOAL
LIFE 'IN' JESUS CHRIST
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (NKJV)
Seasons of Life In Jesus Christ.
7/15/2018 0 Comments
Good Afternoon my Beloved Friends. Continuing our 'Sunday Series' from our first introductory post, May 6, 2018, and our 'Mothers' Day Card, May 13, May 20, 2018. Let's see what 'Our Master, Jesus' had to say about 'seasons', and find more from other areas of the 'Holy Bible'.
'For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven' [Ecclesiastes 3:1].
Every year the world goes through seasons. Some more dramatic than others. Our lives mimic these patterns; we too pass through seasons.
But change is not always easy, especially when it means a transition into difficulty or the unknown. Further, it can be 'harder' when we 'try' to 'live the Christian Life', including changes, in our own strength.
Continuing from this morning, Sunday, July 15, 2018, let us see how Jesus responded to the questions on 'seasons', as He teaches in stories or parables that those with open hearts would understand. [Continuing from May 6, 20; June 3, 17; July 1, 15 1 -2, 2018, our Sunday Series].
Even as Jesus, the very God, the Son, did not resist the 'will of the Father', EVEN THE CROSS; neither do we, for our times are in 'His Hands'. [See Psalm 90:12; Hebrews Chapter 12] Encouragement 1.
Be encouraged. This is not 'strange'. [1 Peter 4:12] From the time you 'first believe', THIS IS WHAT LIFE IS ALL about - AFTER 'JUSTIFICATION'. If, born-again, WE CANNOT BE, WE CANNOT THINK, NOR STAY THE WAY WE WERE BEFORE THAT 'GREATEST EVENT' OF OUR LIVES. [Study carefully, Hebrews Chapter 12]
IF WE ARE NOT BEING CHANGED, WE MUST, ABSOLUTLY MUST, CONFIRM WITH THE LORD, OUR 'AUTHENTIC', 'OUR 'TRUE'' 'CONVERSION' TO HIM. For you see, 'the Spirit is willing, though the flesh is weak. You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world'. Are we 'actively' submitting, surrendering our will, to His will? [Joshua 24:15; 1 Chronicles 28:9; 2 Chronicles 29:31; Isaiah 1:19; Matthew 26:41; Mark 14:38; Romans Chapters 7-8; 12:2; Ephesians 6:6; Philippians 2:13; James 4:15; 1 John 2:17;4:4; Revelation 4:11]
WE ARE HIS 'SERVANTS', 'AMBASSADORS', TOTALLY AVAILABLE TO - HIS WILL, HIS WAYS, HIS TIME, HIMSELF. It truly does not get any better on this side of Glory!! Hallelujah! Amen. Amen.
As the Apostle Paul so adequately stated:
'20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.' [Galatians 2:20-21, KJV]
And, as the Apostle Paul states with the power of the Holy Spirit further at Philippians 1:21-26:
'21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;
26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.'
My Beloved Friends, I pray this is equally true for you, for then I know that you are truly living the 'blessed life in Jesus Christ'! Amen. Amen.
These 'truths' are more IMPERATIVE NOW, 'than when we first believed'...'for the night is far spent, the day is at hand...' [Romans 13:8-14]. Otherwise, any of us will definitely be greatly deceived in these 'latter days of the last days'. For, REAL. [Acts 17:11; 2 Timothy 3:1; Hebrews 1:2; 2 Peter 3:3]
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