To whom much is given, much will be required!"
Have you ever heard of the Jewish feast, named,
"Rosh Ha Shannah?"
That feast, Beloved, celebrates the Jewish new year." With that said," Are you looking forward to what this new year might bring?
Personally, I can’t help but wonder if the Jewish year of 5783 - 2022-2023 will be the year when JESUS comes back. But then I also wonder, "How many people are ready for HIS coming?"
I imagine that it's been the same way with many of you, but all of my LIFE, I’ve had to “be ready.”
As a child, I had to be ready for school, dinner, and bed. Among other things! As an adult, being ready to face my responsibilities, continues to be an ongoing reality. You see, Believing The GOSPEL of CHRIST, also has its responsibility.' And because it does, I, and every member of The BODY of CHRIST, have a profound responsibility to GOD, and others. To share The GOSPEL of CHRIST The LORD."
Well, because The GOSPEL is The POWER of GOD unto SALVATION," for everyone who Believes."
This is why the apostle Paul, was not ashamed to share The GOSPEL, because he knew, it was The POWER of GOD unto SALVATION." And Paul, Beloved, resolved to fight the good fight, and finish the race, by caring about the SALVATION of others." And personally, I aim to do, in like manner.
I pray that we've all come to realize, that nothing is more important than being ready for our reunion with our LORD, JESUS CHRIST." Yes?"
I am absolutely certain of this."
Especially, since Mathew 7:22 assures us, that many will come to The LORD in that Day, and be astonished, when hearing The LORD, say: Many will say to ME in that Day, 'LORD, LORD, have we not prophesied in YOUR NAME, cast out demons in YOUR NAME, and done many wonders in YOUR NAME?'
And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from ME, you who practice lawlessness!'
[And doesn't that statement, simply mean; "Go away from ME, you who do the will and desires of your father, the devil?] I Believe so!"
Speaking of our LORD JESUS CHRIST’S return, the apostle John tells us that “everyone who has this Hope in HIM purifies himself.”
1st John 3:2-3 reveals it explicitly, by saying: Beloved, now we are children of GOD; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when HE is revealed, we shall be like HIM, for we shall see HIM as HE is.
And everyone who has this Hope in HIM purifies himself, just as HE is PURE.
And so, looking forward to "The BRIDEGROOM'S return," should fill each of us with Great Hope!"
Not a wish-list kind of hope, but a "solid expectation" that motivates us to keep our hearts from sin and rivet our attention on becoming more like our Beloved, LORD, Who was obedient unto death." Yes!"
Even the death of The Cross!"✝️
If we really Believe that we are living in the end of days, and that this might be the year of our LORD'S return, we will be more ready to forgive, and to seek forgiveness from those we have offended." We will be ready for every good work, and to share GOD’S unconditional LOVE with others.
As we consider the possibility that JESUS, The BRIDEGROOM could return this year, let’s be sure that we are ready. Let’s strive to be pure as HE is pure." Let us daily be washed by The WORD of The LIVING GOD." Yes, by HIM, Who is our BRIDEGROOM, and instructs HIS disciples to sit, that HE will wash our feet." That JESUS, our LORD, will wash our feet?" Yes!"
Yet, don't be like Peter, who said to The LORD, in John 13:8
Peter said to HIM, "YOU shall never wash my feet!"
JESUS answered him, if I do not wash you, you have no part with ME."
[So do you want your part with The LORD, Beloved?"] Yes?"
Then you will consider well, how Ephesians 5:25-26 assures each of us, that our LORD, JESUS, is purifying for HIMSELF, every member of HIS BODY, The Church.
Consider how it reads: that HE might SANCTIFY and CLEANSE her by the washing of WATER by The WORD.
[By Who?" By The WORD - JESUS CHRIST."]
As we are daily being washed by the WATER of GOD’S WORD, and anticipating the day when tears and sorrow, pain and death will all be replaced with the everlasting joy, of our Beloved LORD'S PRESENCE.
Let us focus on LOVING HIM, and one another." And of LOVES meaning," find the essence!"
"Preach The GOSPEL, Beloved!"
For after reading Luke 12:48 we should each be thoroughly convinced that The LORD holds us personally responsible."
Consider its reading: But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. [But what about one who does know?"] For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.
[Who will ask, and even demand of us, Beloved?"]