SHALOM!!! SHALOM!!! SHALOM!!!
Thursday, 23 June 2016
When one has accepted The LORD Jesus Christ as their LORD, Master and Saviour, and has thus consequently become Born-again and received Salvation through The LORD Jesus Christ, they consequently begin a Journey in the Presence of The LORD, on the Narrow Road that leads to the Kingdom of The LORD God Almighty in Heaven. So in the past they were entangled in the Worldly lifestyle of Sin, but then they received their Deliverance through the Blood of The LORD Jesus Christ. In other words, they were delivered from Egypt and were now put on the route that leads to the promised land.
So this calls for Remaining Focused on the Narrow Road, as the Sons and the Daughters of The LORD journeys on the path that leads to the Promised Land (The Kingdom of The LORD God Almighty in Heaven). The word “Focused”, in this context means being Steady and ensuring that the Eye is on the Target. So “Remaining Focused”, in this context refers to being Steady (Firm) and ensuring that your Eye (both Physical and Spiritual eye) is always on the Target (of Entry into Heaven). This is to ensure that the Faithful Sons and Daughters of The LORD, who having received their Deliverance from Egypt, do not turn back again and start thinking or longing for or going back to the Worldly Sinful lifestyle of Egypt, which includes Prostitution, Fornication, Committing of Adultery, Idolatry (the worship of idols and golden calf), Murder, Envy, Jealousy, Hatred, Busts of Anger, Witchcraft, Masturbation, Watching of Pornography, Gossip, Drunkenness, Smoking of Marijuana, Cigarettes, Cocaine E.T.C.
Having received the Deliverance of The LORD, you and me should not then turn against God and start complaining against Him, and even wishing that He could have left us in Egypt (which encompasses the Worldly Lifestyle of Sin). For if that will be the case, then we shall not have really comprehended the Magnitude and the Significance of our Salvation (our Deliverance) from a lifestyle of Sins (Egypt). Because, how can we look back to what Egypt (the Sinful lifestyle of the World) had to offer? How can we keep focusing on the Sinful past? How can we keep focusing on the perishable Pots of meat (the Sinful lifestyle) which surrounded us in Egypt? Haven’t we been Delivered through The Blood and The Cross of Calvary by our LORD Jesus Christ? Haven’t we known that the wages of Sin is Death, and that by receiving Salvation through The LORD Jesus Christ, we now have Eternal Life; having been Saved from the Jaws of Death?
The above whole conversation is very powerfully summarized in the Book of Exodus 16: 1-3 which states as follows: ‘“And they journeyed from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came to the Wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they departed from the land of Egypt. Then the whole congregation of the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. And the children of Israel said to them, “Oh, that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat and when we ate bread to the full! For you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”’
It is also very important to note that when The LORD God Almighty Blesses us with Food, Shelter, Water, Jobs, Finances, Family and all other provisions and blessings, it normally is always a Test by The LORD to see whether we will still Worship Him in Truth and in Spirit, OR whether we will go astray and start worshipping the Blessings/Provisions by returning back to Egypt (the Worldly lifestyle of Sin). In so doing, the LORD does institute this Test to separate the Fake Bride of Christ from the Real Bride of Christ. It is the Baptism by Fire, to Test the Worship and the Service we offer to God, whether it is a Worship in Truth and in Spirit OR whether it is just a shallow worship rooted in the flesh, and whether we are Serving Him in Purity, Faithfulness and Humility. So when The LORD institutes Open Heavens over our life (As He promised through His Servant Joel in Joel 2: 28-29: ‘“And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.”’), in terms of the outpour of The Holy Spirit OR even through The Rain of Bread (Provisions), we must be very careful because therein is also the Test of The LORD, to see whether we are for Real or we are Fake (whether we are the Wise Virgins or the Foolish Virgins) in Serving Him and in Worshiping Him. This is very powerfully captured in the book of Exodus 16:4 which states as follows: ‘“Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not.”’ The same is also very powerfully captured in the book of 1st Corinthians 3: 11-17 which states as follows: ‘“For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.”’
So whether we are Partaking of (“Enjoying”) Open Heavens of Bread (Blessings and Provisions) or Open Heavens of the Outpour of The Holy Spirit, Let us always endevour to Remain Focused on The LORD Jesus Christ, and how to enter into The Kingdom of The LORD God Almighty in Heaven. Remember, He is the same God, who says in the Book of Mathew 6: 33 which states as follows: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Meaning that it is always about His Kingdom in Heaven and His Righteousness, Holiness, Truth and Complete Surrender to Him. In other words, Repenting of our Sins before The LORD Jesus Christ, and asking Him to have mercy on us and to forgive us our Sins, and to wash them all away through His Precious Blood that He shed at the cross of Calvary, and to thus Write our names in The Book of Life in Heaven. We thereby thus then walk (Journey) faithfully on the Narrow Road of The LORD, through the Help, Guidance, Counsel, Direction, Control and Comfort of The Holy Spirit.
So, to Guard ourselves against complacency (“getting used” to The LORD), as a result of partaking of Open Heavens or Otherwise, we should always rejoice in the Presence of The LORD and thank Him for everything, including the Air (Oxygen) we breath. As we do this, we should always put on the Full Armour of God, which include Praying without ceasing; so that we be able to Stand and not fall to temptation. We should endevour to Read the Word of God (The Holy Bible) and to Worship The LORD in Spirit and in Truth. This is very powerfully captured in the Book of 1st Thessalonians 5: 16-18 which states as follows: ‘“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”’
Therefore, it is very important to always Remain Focused on The LORD, regardless of our situation, condition or status. This is because The LORD is the Alpha and The Omega, the Beginning and the End, we can thus not outsmart Him; because everything is literally in His Mighty Hand. We thus need to ensure by the help of The Holy Spirit, that we always Press on towards the Goal of entering into Heaven; by Remaining Focused on The LORD. This is very powerfully captured in the Book of Philippians 3: 12-14 which states as follows: ‘“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”’
SHALOM!!! SHALOM!!! SHALOM!!!
BARUCH HASHEM ADONAI (Blessed Be The Name of The LORD).
BARUCH HABA B’SHEM ADONAI (Blessed Is He Who Comes in The Name of The LORD).
PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN ABSOLUTE REPENTANCE, RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS, TRUTH AND COMPLETE SURRENDER TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (YESHUA/YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH). TIME IS ABSOLUTELY OVER; THE MESSIAH JESUS CHRIST IS IMMINENTLY COMING TO PICK HIS BRIDE!!!
I acknowledge today that you are LORD and Savior of all mankind,
and today I have recognized my shortfall,
I Repent and turn away from all Sin.
Please cover me with your Precious Blood,
and establish your Word in my life,
that I may be found in Righteousness and Holiness
and write my name in your Book of Life
and baptize me with the power of the Holy Spirit
in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
Your Brother in Christ Jesus and a Shepherd of The LORD,