Are we willing to suffer for HIM, Who suffered greatly for us?"
Knowing that The HOLY SCRIPTURES clearly depict The LORD'S instruction, and admonition:
"Be HOLY, for I AM HOLY."
"Are we each willing to?
And not just among those who like us, "Were called?" I ask this, because in Mathew 22:14 The WORD of The LIVING GOD, assures us, saying: "For many are called, but few are chosen."
Surely we agree, that one who is chosen, is one, who is an example for others to follow? Yes?" Someone who considers Paul's invitation from
Ist Corrinthians 11:1. Where GOD, through the apostle Paul, extends HIS HAND, saying": Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of CHRIST.
[With that said, Beloved, are we willing to follow The WORD of The LIVING GOD, and be an example for others to follow? Are we?]
"And in following The WORD of The LIVING GOD," are we also willing to suffer for HIS sake, knowing that HE suffered greatly on The Cross, for us? Consider it, for Philippians 1:29 admonishes each of us, saying: For to you it has been granted on CHRIST'S behalf, not only to Believe in HIM, but also to suffer for HIS sake.
[So are we willing?" Willing to "Take up our Cross," and to be an example for others to follow? Are we willing to lead them, Beloved, to The GRACE of GOD?" To the free gift of Everlasting LIFE, in CHRIST? Yes? And are we willing to, even if a great many, don't appreciate HIM Who laid down HIS LIFE for the SALVATION of the world?" Are we willing, Beloved Brethren, to be sincere in our walk with GOD, seeking to GLORIFY HIM" in winning Soul's for HIS GLORY?"
Are we willing, Beloved?
I pray that we are!"
For Proverbs 11:30 admonishes each of us, by saying: The fruit of the RIGHTEOUS is a Tree of LIFE,
And he who wins Soul's is wise.
Surely, we each have what it takes to be counted among the wise?"
The wise, Beloved, who daily take up our Cross, and follow "The WORD of The LIVING GOD, our BOSS." Are we willing, Brethren, even though The LORD admonishes us, saying in Luke 9-23-27: "If anyone desires to come after ME, let him deny himself, and Take up his cross daily, and follow ME. For whoever desires to SAVE his LIFE will lose it, but whoever loses his LIFE for MY sake will SAVE it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? For whoever is ashamed of ME and MY WORDS, of him The Son of Man will be ashamed when HE comes in HIS Own GLORY, and in HIS FATHER'S, and of the HOLY angels. But I tell you Truly, there are some standing here that shall not taste death till they see The KINGDOM of GOD."
Are we willing to Blessed, Beloved, for suffering for our LORD? Will we suffer, and be Blessed for doing so? Yes, we will!" For Luke 6:22-26 assures us, saying,": Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For The Son of man's sake. Rejoice in that day and leap for Joy!" For indeed your reward is great in HEAVEN, for in like manner, their fathers did to the prophets. "But Woe to you who are rich. For you have recieved your consolation.
Woe to you who are full,
For you shall hunger. Woe to you who laugh now,
For you shall mourn and weep. Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for so did their fathers to the false prophets."
let’s face it, being an example is about being different!
But many don’t want to be different!
They simply want to fit in.
They want people to like them. And the safest way is to blend in.
But following CHRIST has never been about "blending in."
No!" Not at all!"
But following The LORD means to be like HIM," imitating HIM, and responding to people's needs as HE did."
And Beloved, there is absolutely no greater need that anyone has, than the need of "SALVATION."
Yes, the need to hear The GOSPEL of CHRIST, and to know that GOD has prepared The WAY of "Everlasting LIFE," and avoid sin's condemnation. For GOD, not willing that any should perish, wants for everyone to embrace HIS WORD."
So I confess to you, Beloved, that it’s uncomfortable to be different.
But that’s what being an “Ambassador for CHRIST” is all about."
Yes, it's what 2nd Corrinthians 5:20-21 assures The BODY Of CHRIST of, saying": Now then, we are "Ambassadors for CHRIST," as though GOD were pleading through us: We implore you on CHRIST'S behalf, be reconciled to GOD. For HE made HIM Who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the RIGHTEOUSNESS Of GOD in HIM."
Yes!" The RIGHTEOUSNESS Of GOD, Beloved Brethren, is what we are!"
For we are found in CHRIST."
Everyone who is not Trusting in CHRIST," is not seeking to do HIS will. No! But is focused on being about his FATHER'S business. Thus, we know, Whom we have Believed!
But where does one find himself who does not seek to do the will of GOD?" I'll tell you exactly where!"
And ill show you, by sharing this parable with you, that reveals it clearly." Mathew 25:14-30 reveals it like this: "For The KINGDOM Of HEAVEN is like a man traveling to a far country, who called His own servants and delivered His goods to them. And to one He gave five talents, to another two,
and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately He went on a journey. Then he who had recieved the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. And likewise, he who had recieved two, gained two more also. But he who had recieved one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord's money. After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them. "So he who had recieved five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, 'lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.' His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and FAITHFUL servant; you were FAITHFUL over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the Joy of your LORD. He also who had recieved two talents came and said, 'Lord, you delivered to me two talents, look, I have gained two more talents besides them.' His Lord said to him, 'Well done, good and FAITHFUL servant; you have been FAITHFUL over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the Joy of your LORD. "Then he who had recieved the one talent came and said, 'Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent. [With that said, Do you remember Revalation 21:8, Beloved, and what GOD says about the "cowardly and unbelieving"?" Do you remember their end, and where the cowardly and unbelieving will be found in the end?" Well, the lazy and wicked servant continued by saying]: Look, there you have what is yours.' "But his lord answered and said to him, 'You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have recieved back my own with interest. Therefore, take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. 'For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
["So can we now see, where the "unbelieving and cowardly" will be found?]
Can we now see, why our LORD sends us to speak and share The GOSPEL?" Can we now see, why HE has entrusted us with this responsibility? It's because we Believe! For if we didn't Believe,
we would have no responsibility! Right!" But we would have no SALVATION, neither.
We would still be dead in our trespasses and sins!
And so we need to seek to be "profitable" servants."
Especially after our LORD shed HIS "BLOOD for us," and bought us at a price." And because we have been bought, and are not our own. We should be honored to be about our FATHER'S business, and to share The GOSPEL.
Especially, since we have the same SPIRIT of FAITH that moves us to speak." 2nd Corrinthians 4:13-15 assures us of this, saying: And since we have the same SPIRIT of FAITH, according to what is written, "I Believed and therefore I spoke," we also Believe and therefore speak, knowing that HE Who raised up The LORD JESUS will also raise us up with JESUS, and will present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that GRACE, having spread through the many, may cause Thanksgiving to abound to The GLORY Of GOD.
Thanksgiving will abound!" Beginning when?" Beginning now!"
So GOD Bless you, Beloved Brethren, and your Ministry to abound for The GLORY of GOD!"
For when it's all said and done,
I want to see your "Great Success, in seeing you beautifully dressed, and I will be impressed." I want to see you standing in GLORY, surrounded by Treasure, for FAITHFULLY sharing The GOSPEL story!"
So I exhort you to be brave, Beloved!" For Revalation 21:8 affirms that the "cowardly and unbelieving," will have no part in our LORD'S "GLORY."