'BEFORE THE MOUNTAINS WERE BROUGHT FORTH, OR EVER THOU HADST FORMED THE EARTH AND THE WORLD, FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING THOU ART GOD.' [KJV PSALM 90:2]
3/20/2018 0 Comments
HELLO THERE, 'LITTLE BABY IN JESUS THE CHRIST'!!! OR 'WHAT MEANEST THIS - SANCTIFICATION'??
When we first come to faith in Jesus, we are just as this little child in the picture. And, like the child's father, so is God the Father 'cherishing' us. It does not matter what physical age you 'enter into His arms'; when you first believed - you are His precious little child. NEVER FORGET THIS. BUT...
The Father has given Jesus the charge, working through the Holy Spirit. to keep your hand, to train and to guide you - so that from being an 'infant', YOU WILL NOT STAY AN INFANT. Like a child with a parent, if you 'stay in step' with him, you will grow through the stages: 'infant' to 'toddler'; unto teenager; unto adult; unto mature adults. SEASONS OF LIFE, LIKE THE NATURAL SEASONS - SPRING - SUMMER - FALL - WINTER.
The 'key' to 'success' is - submitting and surrender. He is 'LORD' or 'MASTER'. 'Growing in the grace of the Lord', becoming in 'thought', 'word', and 'action' - the very excitement of becoming more and more like Jesus, is a LIFELONG PROCESS. So then, TRY NOT TO GET DISCOURAGED. A 'baby' does not 'hit the floor walking'. Usually, there is the period of 'pulling one self on the floor', then, the courage comes to 'crawl', then, to pull-up, and then - the first step! For us, the first step of faith becomes the next and easier step, as we live from faith to faith. [2 Corinthians 5:7]
In like manner, 'Growth in Jesus' occurs as you hide more of His Word in your heart, so that you will begin to be 'in harmony with Him', as He is directing, instructing, teaching you and me. Praying and being able to 'discern' His Voice over the 'noises', over the 'busyness', over 'your will and wishes', over 'trying to please others' - over 'the old habits and things'; OVER ANYTHING ELSE - IS INDESPENSABLE. Only He will 'interpret' the meaning of Scripture for you, in your life.
THERE WILL BE PERIODS OF TRIAL, ERROR, AND---FAILURE. BE ENCOURAGED. [John 14:18; Romans 7-8; Philippians 2:13] www.audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
It is a 'learning process' and it will take - THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. THIS IS THE 'SANCTIFICATION PROCESS' - GROWING TO BE, TO THINK, TO ACT, JUST LIKE JESUS IN ALL THAT YOU THINK, SAY, OR DO. THIS IS 'BUILDING AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP', FOR THIS IS - THE WILL OF THE FATHER, SO THAT YOU WILL LOVE HIM, TRUST HIM, OBEY HIM.
I HEARTLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO IMMEDIATELY READ FOR A FIRST READ - THE ENTIRE GOSPEL OF JOHN. [A SERIES IS ON-GOING DURING MARCH 2018 IN 'BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW/HISTORY ROOM'.
UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAVE NOT ENTERED ON A JOURNEY THAT WILL NOT HAVE NUMEROUS TWISTS, TURNS, SURPRISES, AND YES, LOSSES. YOU SIMPLY WILL NOT - CANNOT - STAY THE WAY YOU WERE BEFORE YOU GAVE YOUR LIFE TO JESUS CHRIST. THERE IS GOING TO BE SOME MAJOR - I MEAN - MAJOR ---REFORMATION AND RE-CONSTRUCTION AHEAD. In the Gospel of John, you will really get to know, the understand, OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST. [BE BLESSED AS YOU STUDY THE GOSPEL.]
You will loose friends, relatives, even jobs. In His Presence, you just won't want to do some, if not most of the things you used to do. All the 'loss' all happened to Jesus, and the 'servant is not greater than the master'. [Matthew 10:21, 12:46, 50; Mark 3:34; Luke 8:20; John 7:5, 13:36, 15:20]
This happens to all who come to Jesus, but, the more you love Him, the greater this will be - for your primary purpose from your 'new heart' will be - NOT TO PLEASE YOURSELF - NOR OTHERS - BUT, TO LIVE TO PLEASE HIM, TO HEAR HIM SAY - 'WELL DONE, THOU GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT'.
SERIOUSLY. [Matthew 25:21; Luke 19:17] Count the costs. [Matthew 10:37-38; Luke 14:26-27]
Your 'mantra of joy' will become like the Apostle Paul and yes, mine - 'For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.' [Philippians 1:21] Or, again, '..But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord...'[Philippians 3:8, contd in 8-11] This is 'evidence' that you really are - His!!!
YOU may become impatient, discouraged, temperamental, want to give up, feel like giving out or giving in and return to 'the world, the flesh, and the devil'. [1 John 2:15-17] BUT GOD will continue to hold on to you. He may chasten you, or you will not sense His Presence; you may rebel and cause yourself some difficulties, but, you are now, HIS CHILD. STUDY THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURES TO UNDERSTAND - GOD'S REARING PROCESS, BASED UPON HIS WORD AND HOW HE HAS HANDLED HIS CHILDREN OVER THE YEARS. [Depend on the Holy Spirit, and not your own strength. [Romans 7-8; 1 Corinthians 13; Galatians 5; Hebrews 11-12; James 1]
SANCTIFICATION. Your new 'life'. Please, take your time with this and all posts. I do not write to 'tickle your ears', but to 'teach' you to pull aside and have time with the Almighty God. [2 Timothy 2:15; 4:1-5] Enter into His Presence, where there is fullness of joy. Amen. Amen. [1 Chronicles 16:11; Psalm 16:11; Psalm 105:4; Acts 2:28] Begin to 'do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth'. [2 Timothy 2:15] You are now 'salt' and 'light' in your sphere of 'influence'. Do not let that fact intimidate you. It will be 'Jesus' 'reflecting and working' through you. [Matthew 5:13; 5:14; John 1:4, 1:5, 3:19, 8:12, 9:5, 12:35, 12:46.] God is the vine dresser, Jesus is the vine - you on the other hand is ONLY THE BRANCH. The sap is the Holy Spirit flowing from the Father and Jesus to the 'abiding' branch. [John 15] Do not try to 'produce' the 'fruit'. It is the work of the Holy Spirit as you are humble. [Galatians 5] See why you should REALLY STUDY THE GOSPEL OF JOHN?] Until April 15, 2018, Blessings from the Lord. Amen. Amen.
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