Come let us reason together!
|Listen to the word of the Lord:
“…Don’t you think I’ve had my fill of burnt sacrifices, rams and plump grain-fed calves?
Don’t you think I’ve had my fill of blood from bulls, lambs, and goats?
Quit your worship charades. I can’t stand your trivial religious games:
Meetings for this, meetings for that. I hate them! You’ve worn me out! I’m sick of your religion, religion, religion, while you go right on sinning.
When you put on your next prayer-performance, I’ll be looking the other way. No matter how long or loud or often you pray, I’ll not be listening.
And do you know why? Because you’ve been tearing people to pieces, and your hands are bloody. Go home and wash up. Clean up your act. Sweep your lives clean of your evildoings so I don’t have to look at them any longer.
Say no to wrong.
Let’s Argue This Out…
Come. Sit down. Let’s argue this out.” This is God’s Message:
“If your sins are blood-red,
~Isaiah 1:11-20 (The Message)
The battleground we fight in everyday is so in our minds… have you noticed that?
Our time and energy is spent, I would say at least 90% worrying and fretting over something we fear will happen tomorrow. When the truth is, I would say, that at least 90+ percent of those things we fret over, never come to pass… and so we end up wasting a lot of time and energy on nothing!
God’s solution is given partly in the above verses of scripture, and also in what this prophetic devotional message is saying below.
Here’s the deal, and this is what God is trying to tell us:
He Tore Down the Wall
1-6It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live.
You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat.
It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ.
He did all this on his own, with no help from us!
Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.
7-10Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus.
Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it.
It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing!
No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving.
He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing. (The Message Bible)
You see, the reason we are so frustrated at times, with our life, is because we were never placed here to serve ourselves, we were given life, and placed in this earth for one reason… and that is to serve God!
All the battles and all the hassles in life, all the resistance and agonizing struggles we face, which are so common to us all, are there for one reason, and that is because we have been estranged from our Source of Life, our Creator, because of SIN (a word in Greek which means “having missed the mark”).
The Bible is God’s love letter to His lost children, that explains the road home; and in the New Testament, we are given a new covenant, that is a message of GOOD NEWS; and that good news says that there’s a new King coming to town, and a new kingdom is being established.
The rule and rein of that new Kingdom begins when we are born-again; and it is established in our minds, and in our attitude by faith; for truly, as the scripture says, we are NOW seated in heavenly places, in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Jesus even touched on this in His discourse with Nicodemus:
11 Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
13 No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is,
the Son of Man who IS in heaven.
Now how is it possible, that Jesus, who is speaking to Nicodemus on terra firma, with His feet planted on the earth, how is it that he simultaneously can also be in heaven?
Well the Bible says the same thing about us, that we are also seated with Jesus, in heavenly places, at the right hand of the Father.
These truths are hard to grasp in the natural, with the limitations of our natural mind, and that’s why we must learn to appropriate much of our inheritance by faith, and let the Holy Spirit reveal God’s rhema truths to us.
All of this, of which I speak is very real folks, and it is the reality that we now have available to us in Christ, but it is not automatic that we enter in, we must lay hold of these truths by faith, and we must follow teh instructions given us in the Manual (The Holy Bible).
We must learn to live our lives, not relying on our own understanding, but trusting in God with all our heart, mind, and strength. Selah
So enter in today, won’t you, enjoy the adventure… and have a wonderful day!
From: FullnessOnLine [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of FullnessOnLine
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 4:03 AM
Subject: What The Lord Is Saying Today
June 5, 2010. This is the time to ascend to heavenly places, thinking heavenly thoughts, speaking heavenly words and doing heavenly deeds.
esus has raised us from the dead and seated us at His right hand in heavenly places. We rule and reign in life from that elevated and glorified position with God our Father, at Jesus’ right hand.
Let your thoughts be only heavenly thoughts. May your mind dwell there on all the riches therein. Riches in health, wealth, marriage and family and so much more are your rightful inheritance.
Keep your confession positive and filled with the hope of eternity. From your position at the right hand of Jesus, create your own world for yourself, family, friends and neighbors. Ascend.
Ephesians 1:20-21 (KJV) “Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.”
June 5, 2010. You feel isolated. Ask yourself to trace back to the root when this was planted. It is a small incident which caused you to choose drawing away.
It seemed like a large thing at the time, but in the measure of the events of your life it is very small. It is time to reassess your decision and time to rejoin My work going on among others.
You have been missed. Forgive all involved. It is a pit not to forgive. Unforgiveness will rob you of many blessings. Forgiveness starts with a choice. I have such good plans for you. I love you and don’t want you to miss My blessings.
Galatians 6:7-10 “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.” Bev Robinson\
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– Kathryn Bohlin, Director, Philippine Missions
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