Knowing that we are members of The BODY Of CHRIST, and disciples of CHRIST, HIMSELF."
Have you ever wondered, if it was a wise decision that The LORD made, "when HE called HIS first disciples to follow HIM?"🤔
Some might've thought, that HE would've searched the religious schools for the most learned, and intelligent."
You would've thought, HE would look among the ranks of military leaders, for the best prepared, and brave.' Yet, seeking the lowly, HE strayed from choosing skilled statesmen and famous orators."
Knowing whom HE would call," The LORD went to the shores of Galilee and called Peter, Andrew, James and John. "Fishermen!"
Fishermen in those days, were “uneducated, they were, tough characters, who knew absolutely nothing about being under authority."
(They knew absolutely nothing, about being under authority?")
Right!" Just like you, and me; before we embraced The WORD of The LIVING GOD - JESUS CHRIST, as our Highest Authority!"
They didn't know absolutely anything, about being under authority."
And because they didn't, these common fisherman couldn’t work a crowd, if their livelihood depended on it!”
Don't get me wrong, fishermen have some positive traits." They're resourceful, courageous, patient." And these qualities were helpful to them, as they are to us, in carrying out the great commission.
[The great commission?]
Yes, that's what "The WORD of The LIVING GOD - JESUS CHRIST," has entrusted to us,
For through 1st Corrinthians 1:21
The WORD of The LIVING GOD, gives us HIS plan, and wisdom, to REDEEM all who would embrace HIS WORD," and plan of SALVATION,
For since, in the Wisdom of GOD, the world through wisdom did not know GOD, it pleased GOD through the foolishness of the message preached to SAVE those who Believe.
[To SAVE those, who simply Believe?]
Yes, to SAVE those of us who Believe The WORD of The LIVING GOD, that reveals The GOSPEL, of CHRIST."
Yes, The GOOD NEWS of CHRIST, that speaks of HIS death on The Cross," HIS burial, and RESURRECTION, on the third day."
That's GOD'S plan, and wisdom,
To take every repentant sinners, sin, away!"
And for all, who wish to hear "The WORD of The LIVING GOD, present The GOSPEL;
1st Corrinthians 15:1-4 presents it, like this:
Moreover, Brethren, I declare to you The GOSPEL which I preached to you, which also you recieved and in which you stand, by which also you are SAVED, if you hold fast that WORD which I preached to you - unless you Believed in vain.
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also recieved: that CHRIST died for our sins according to The SCRIPTURES.
[According to The SCRIPTURES?]
Yes, according to The WORD of The LIVING GOD - JESUS CHRIST!" HE, JESUS, is,
"The WORD of GOD!
HE, is, The TRUTH!"
And, HE, wants all to Believe HIM, and to turn from sin, and doing the will of the powers of darkness."
For through Acts 17:30-31, GOD, gives us HIS WORD, saying:
Truly, these times of ignorance GOD overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because HE has appointed a day on which HE will judge the world in RIGHTEOUSNESS by The Man Whom HE has ordained.
HE has given assurance of this to all by raising HIM from the dead.
[You see, Beloved, we are each clearly spoken to, by GOD; and admonished to repent, by embracing "The LIGHT of HIS WORD - JESUS CHRIST," as LORD.
And to do this, knowing the time!"
For Romans 13:11-14 gives us, a time line, saying:
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our SALVATION is nearer than when we first Believed.
The night is far spent, The Day is at hand.
Therefore, let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of LIGHT.
Let us walk properly, as in The Day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on The LORD JESUS CHRIST, and make no provision for the flesh. To fulfill its lusts.
[To fulfill its lusts?]
Right!" To fulfill the sinful desires of the flesh!"
For GOD knows, Beloved, those who are HIS."
2nd Timothy 2:19 assures us of this, by saying:
Nevertheless the solid foundation of GOD stands, having this seal: The LORD knows those who are HIS," and, "Let everyone who name's The NAME of CHRIST depart from iniquity."
GOD knew, exactly whom, HE would call."
Yes, and, HE, knew, Beloved, whom HE would choose to serve HIS cause, and to GLORIFY HIM," without seeking a pause!"
For, JESUS CHRIST, being, HIMSELF,"
The WORD of The LIVING GOD; makes this firm declaration in
Revelation 22:13 saying:
I AM The Alpha and The Omega,
The Beginning and The End, The First and The Last.
[And, HE, JESUS CHRIST, being The First and The Last; "knows our future, and everything we've ever done in the past."
Yes, HE knew, Beloved, who would embrace HIS WORD through FAITH; and not look back to him, whose running, seventh, or eigth!"
For knowing that we have been enlisted by GOD, and called to fight the good fight, and to finish the race
For now, we are, "The LIGHT the world!"
And we are to shine, as LIGHT," and share the finished work of The Cross Of CHRIST,
that made us partakers of HEAVEN."
For GOD," not willing that any should perish; admonishes each of us, to embraces HIS WORD - JESUS CHRIST, as LORD to obey."
That HE might demonstrate HIS "POWER"
to transforms ordinary people, like you, and me;
Into “fishers of men.”
Men and women, who through FAITH in the finished work of The Cross Of CHRIST;
Become members of HIS BODY, and serve one another, LOVING, as Brothers."
For we seek, to make the people of the world, our Brothers."
That we all might be REDEEMED, and SAVED, by The GRACE afforded to us, by The WORD of The LIVING GOD - JESUS CHRIST!"
John 14:6 assures us, saying:
"I AM The WAY, The TRUTH, and The LIFE; and no one comes to The FATHER except by ME.
[Yes, we have come by Believing, and embracing, JESUS CHRIST, as LORD."
Isn't that right, Beloved?"
For to everyone, who Believes;" HE calls out of darkness, and places us into The LIGHT, to preach, rebuke, and exhort, for the GLORY Of CHRIST."
For 1st Thessalonians 2:3-4 affirms this, by saying:
For our exhortation did not come from error or uncleanness, nor was it in deceit.
But as we have been approved of by GOD to be entrusted with The GOSPEL, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but GOD Who tests our hearts.
[Yes, Beloved, we have been approved by GOD, and, HE, HIMSELF, has entrusted with The GOSPEL to speak!" Yes, and since, HE, is testing our hearts;💕 "we'd better be about our FATHER'S business, and reach this lost and dying world."
For every Soul, is Precious, to GOD!"
And every, Soul, is GLORY for GOD."
And, JESUS, is worthy
of all GLORY!"
Isn't that right?"
Absolutely! "We, The BODY Of CHRIST,"
Because, JESUS, LIVES!"
Thus, we live for The GLORY Of CHRIST."
For CHRIST, being worthy of all GLORY; of The BODY, is, The HEAD."
And the only members of humanity, "who don't aim to live for HIS GLORY; are them,
that are dead!"
Yes, "dead in their trespasses and sins!"
They have yet" to come under the authority of CHRIST, The LORD."
And to refuse HIS authority,
is something, none can afford!" For all who refuse to embrace, CHRIST; will have a lake of fire, 🔥 to look towards."
"And who can afford that?"
So CHRIST," being The HEAD; doesn't want us to be as rebellious children, "that don't want to go to bed!"
But HE wants us under HIS authority, willing to be instructed, and joyfully led, by
"The Great Shepherd."
With that said, and knowing that
The BRIDEGROOM is coming,' and that HIS wedding supper, we've been entrusted to fill."
Consider this WORD, from Luke 14:16-24, where a faithful servant of GOD, is given instruction,
to fill his Masters supper:
Then HE said to him: "A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, and sent HIS servant at supper time to say to those who were invited,
'Come, for all things are now ready.' But they
all with one accord began to make excuses.
The first said to him. 'I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go see it. I ask you to have me excused.' And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them.
I ask you to have me excused.'
Doesn't one first try,' the five yoke of oxen?
And only then, purchase them?"
In like manner, with the ground, and all lands.'
First we look, and inspect the property.
And only then, we purchase.'
So were these, "good excuses?" Not!"
The story continues:
Still another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' So that servant went and reported these things to his Master.
Then The Master of the house, being angry, said to His servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed, and the lame and the blind.'
And the servant said, 'Master, it is done as You commanded, and still there is room.'
Then The Master said to the servant, 'Go out into the highway and hedges, and compel them to come in. That My house may be filled.
For I say to you, that none of those men who were invited shall taste of MY SUPPER.' "
All who wish to attend "The Wedding Supper of The LAMB; "need only, to embrace through FAITH, the finished work of The Cross of CHRIST, for the remission of sins."
And then, seek to make for ourselves, Treasure in HEAVEN; knowing that every Soul, "is Precious to GOD!
So that we all might be able to say these WORDS, from 2nd Timothy 4:7-8
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept The FAITH.
Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of RIGHTEOUSNESS, which The LORD, The RIGHTEOUS JUDGE, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have LOVED HIS appearing.
["Yes, LOVED being gathered unto our Great GOD and SAVIOR!"]