|Posted on January 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
The sixth-grade reading anthology for my students is broken down into six themes. The stories within fit themes such as "Growing Up" or "Courage"( Those themes might be good for US, too). Abba seems to have a "theme" in effect. I have re-read some of my postings and teachings and I see a common thread of The Kingdom running through them. The Kingdom of God within and living/ministering out of the Kingdom is what Abba has been emphasizing. I wrote HE has put the emphasis on the Kingdom! Theme One: The Kingdom. When I teach my students I am either introducing a new skill/concept or they are expected to master a concept they were introduced to in a previous grade. I may have to re-teach, refresh, spiral back and/or practice said skill. But I am to keep at it, as are my students. No Child Left Behind. In a way, that is what Abba Father is doing as he sometimes has me re-visit The Kingdom in some way. He wants us to really get it in our spirits. You may be asking, "Why?". Because it is long past time to come out of spiritual elementary school and graduate into The Kingdom. Are we not ready to do the "greater works" promised us?
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greaterworks than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Abba Father has much to teach us but are we ready? He is nudging us onward to a deeper and fuller maturity:
Hebrews 6:1-3 (Amplified Bible)
THEREFORE LET us go on and get past the elementary stage in the teachings and doctrine of Christ (the Messiah), advancing steadily toward the completeness and perfection that belong to spiritual maturity. Let us not again be laying the foundation of repentance and abandonment of dead works (dead formalism) and of the faith [by which you turned] to God, With teachings about purifying, the laying on of hands, the resurrection from the dead, and eternal judgment and punishment. [These are all matters of which you should have been fully aware long, long ago.] If indeed God permits, we will [now] proceed [to advanced teaching].
I do not know about you, but I want God to advance and mature me! If The Teacher says review and re-teach, so be it. Abba Father is saying seek out The Kingdom! I am purposed to post or write out teachings that He drops in my spirit, and this is the theme. The Kingdom is foundational for what we are called to do in this world:
Luke 9:1 - 3
Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
Let us obey God and pursue the release of The Kingdom of God within. In Jesus' name, Amen!
|Posted on January 17, 2018 at 1:05 PM||comments (0)|
Amplified Bible (AMP)
Now the judgment (crisis) of this world is coming on [sentence is now being passed on this world]. Now the ruler (evil genius, prince) of this world shall be cast out (expelled).
|Posted on January 16, 2018 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
Praise the Lord, Beloved of God,
And speaking of love I have been working on my love walk. The more love I have in me, the more of God I have in me. To bring God on the scene is to bring love on the scene; to bring love on the scene is to bring God on the scene, whatever it may be! So I have been listening to "The Love Chapter" of the Bible, I Corinthians 13 over and over and over again. It is the washing of the water of the Word that transforms us. And that transformation is a life-long process. We have none of us arrived. It is the engrafted Word of God that is able to save our souls. So I have been "washing" in an effort to love people with the God kind of love, agape love. As I listened to The Love Chapter quote the Apostle Paul, "Love never fails", I thought, "That is because God IS love!!" (I John 4:8) Love never fails because God never fails!
The LORD is righteous within her; He will do no injustice. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He does not fail, But the unjust knows no shame. Zephaniah 3:5
I will say it again in the good king's english: He faileth not! Dear One, let that sink way down off in your spirit. All things are possible with God. WITH God. Be sure you are in concert with God, in harmony with God, in agreement with God and His washing Word. That same Word says our God, our God of love never fails. Amen.
|Posted on January 16, 2018 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
Praise the Lord, Beloved!
I keep hearing, " We are a chosen generation!" in my spirit. And so we are. Chosen to be workers together with God, to be a light in this world, chosen to reconcile man back to Christ. Your very presence in your family, at your job, as you are out and about during your day, is to shine the Light of the Holy Spirit within. And you never know when someone sees the light. Yesterday, a co-worker commented on my response to a statement made during a staff meeting, "You just smiled and lit up!", she said. That dear one attributed the ''light" to the comment that was made. She said ," I just laughed at the way you smiled." This was hours later when she recounted her response. I knew she had seen the joy of the Lord! Sometimes, just one's smile can touch another's heart. If that smile has "light". And one never knows when someone is watching. Especially if they know you confess Christ as Lord and Savior. Let's be mindful of our testimony. For some, we are the only example of Christ-like character and demeanor they will ever see. Let His light shine through you. Amen.