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The Lord says: Prepare oh Church, to meet your God! — 6 Comments

  1. I see your point. I guess I’m looking at how Jesus corrects and restores. Remember Peter? He displayed concern when he said Now go and tell his disciples, including Peter, that Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you before he died.” (‭Mark‬ ‭16‬:‭7‬ NLT) He singled Peter out letting him know, you made mistakes but I still love you . And after the restoration, “Then the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and headed to shore. (‭John‬ ‭21‬:‭7‬ NLT)
    He ran to The Lord after being restored because Jesus with his great love brings us to a place of repentance . He didn’t remind him of his sins but loved him. I am just suggesting we as the body, unveil Christ to our church family and the world . His power and love draws those to repentance . And we who are not stumbling or know God’s love and know that are sins are forgiven, rest in the power of Christ’s love , so we can help our other brothers and sisters . Because we just can’t out love Christ but we can receive His love and share its overflow.
    Just remember The Lord’s complaint:
    “But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first!” (‭Revelation‬ ‭2‬:‭4‬ NLT)

    • Amen Leaunna
      I have now peace about my circumstances as I realize now they are what is best for me and God is in control and the He will supply what I need without my having to ask.  He is the Good King and the Good king always does what is best for His Citizens.  I now realize the difference between a need and a desire when we pray. I do not need to ask for my needs but I can express my desires but leave them to Jesus to provide or not provide and can rest knowing that what I have is best for me and that I do not need anything else but that God in His Love may give me a desire of mine but only because it is best for me in some way.
      I can truly rest in His Love and as I am not worrying bout things now I can express His Love better knowing that He has given me all I need to do this.
      This provision applies to his purification of each member of His church to prepare them for eternity with Him which means we can rejoice in what happens knowing it is what we need to avoid hell and do HIs work in the few years left before He comes.
      Those who are His or are trying to be His are prepared to meet their God.  It is Christians who are not wholeheartedly following Him that will have to prepare to meet Him when they die.  What they suffer will help them in this.
      Neville

      • The Lord deeply loves you. You can count on his great love for you! He left heaven, a place of unspeakable beauty to earth so he could give his life to make you holy and acceptable to God. He will never leave you not forsake you. And desires to bless you with more than you could even dream up. He wants you to enjoy his gifts, this is the loving heart of Our Father, Master and Lord Jesus. He died to give you great blessings!

  2. The enemy will always point you to your works. He has been disarmed by the law. So all he has is to accuse you and if you recieve it, shaking in your mind is experienced. You may become fearful or anxious. I know how others feel because I too experience it this. But remember: For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬ NLT)

    The cross is our healing, it is the Lords great declaration of Love, grace and mercy. Just recieve his love and know that your sins and unrighteousness deeds are forgiven. Trust in his finished work in the cross and trust He will keep you from falling.

    “Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault. All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen. (‭Jude‬ ‭1‬:‭24-25‬ NLT)”

    The bible is clear on man’s work:it is fruitless. Man’s pride is where you think you can correct or improve on your own power.
    “They replied, “We want to perform God’s works, too. What should we do?” Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.” (‭John‬ ‭6‬:‭28-29‬ NLT)

    Your work is to believe in Jesus’s great love for you. That he will keep you. In the wilderness the children of a Israel complained and were bitten by snakes . They were a redeemed people but didn’t accept that The Lord was their provider and deliverer. As a result, the snakes came in. When bitten they cried to The Lord. Did He reject His people! No! He sent provision. He told Moses to prepare a bronze snake on a pole and tell Israel to Behold it. The were healed of the curses of the snake immediately.

    Remember, Jesus is our previous and exceedingly great reward . He became sin for your sake and is your provision for healing. If you Behold Him and his majesty and mercy and grace that he showed us on the cross you will recieve all He died to give you. Behold The Lord and look not at yourself. You alone have no righteousness but when the enemy taunts you just points to Jesus ‘s righteousness and recieve it in your heart. What Jesus did powerfully stands as your vindication. Your faith in Jesus is your shield.

    Encourage one another brothers and sisters in the great love of Christ and the Father. You are right if you realize in of yourself you are nothing but in Christ you are a new creature. Remember who you are and don’t let the enemy rob you of this truth.

    • God’s Love is shown in His desire to correct His errant people and not just forget about them or destroy them.  But if they are off His path He has to bring them back and to do this He has to destroy their idols so they only have Him left.  If the church was representing Him and His Kingdom He would not have to do this.  But how many Christians do you know who are destroying the works of Satan and demonstrating the authority of The Kingdom over the works of Satan?  Most even do not know what it is but doing these is a sign you believe Jesus is Lord of all and that you are a follower of His.
      Without this you have preaching without any reason to join a church these days, especially when the new age seems to offer more spiritually.
      Why are so many leaving the church?  Because it does not offer anything to them that is better than what they can find outside of it.

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