Updated: May 28
Are you a person who Believes in friendship? And if so, do you have many friends?"
Someone has defined friendship as “knowing the heart of another and sharing one’s heart with one, who LOVES as a Brother.”
Does that describe you, Beloved?" 🤔
We sometimes share our hearts with those we trust, and trust those who care about us." And so we never throw them under the bus!"
Instead, we confide in them, because we have confidence that they will use the information that we've given them, to help us, not to harm us."
Amd knowing that The GOD Who formed each of us, in our mothers womb. LOVES us more than anyone ever could." Can we each agree, that HE," and only HE," most deserves the Title of "Best Friend?"
"Best Friend?" Yes,
because we are each, absolutely certain, that HE wants the very best for each of us.' Isn't that right?"
Isn't that why we confide in HIM? Because we Trust The WORD of The LIVING GOD." Isn't it?"
Well, have you also considered that our LORD JESUS, also confides in us? Yes, HE counts us Trustworthy?"
1st Thessalonians 2:4 assures us, that our LORD has entrusted us with The GOSPEL to speak, not as pleasing men, but GOD Who tests our hearts.
And isn't it the son, that serves The FATHER, that pleases HIM?" Because from what I've gathered, it's not the one who does nothing of what was entrusted to him, and ignores the calling, with which GOD has called him."
It's the Son that obeys The WORD of his FATHER, that speaks these WORDS in Romans 10:14-15, saying:
How then shall they call on HIM in Whom they have not Believed? And how shall they Believe in HIM of Whom they have not heard. And how shall they hear without a preacher? [Did you catch that? How shall they hear without a preacher? Isn't that our job?] And how shall they preach unless they are sent?
As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who preach The GOSPEL of PEACE, who bring Good News of Good things?
We need to obey our LORD, knowing that HE is also, our "Commander." Yes, our Commander and Chief!"
HE is, our LORD, "Who made us turn over a new leaf!"🍃 Sadly, there will be some who will refuse GOD, and not embrace The TRUTH of HIS WORD as the instructions we are to follow.😞'
Consider how Malachi 3:13-18 gives this admonition, saying: "Your words have been harsh against ME,"
Says The LORD,
"Yet you say,
'What have we spoken against YOU?'
[What does one's failure to act, say, and speak of our FAITH?] You have said, 'It is useless to serve GOD;
What profit is it that we have kept HIS ordinance,
And that we have walked as mourners
Before The LORD of hosts?
So now we call the proud Blessed,
For those who do wickedness are raised up;
They even tempt GOD and go free.' "
[Now here's where we are mentioned, Beloved.] Then those who feared The LORD spoke to one another,
And The LORD listened and heard them; ["And doesn't HE hear us, even now, Beloved Brethren?"] So a book of rememberance was written before HIM
For those who fear The LORD
And who meditate on HIS NAME.
[And because we continually have The NAME of JESUS, on our mind." Aren't these WORD spoken directly to us?"] "They shall be MINE," says The LORD of hosts,
"On the Day that I make them MY jewels. And I will spare them
As a man spare his own son who serves him." Then you shall again discern between the RIGHTEOUS and the wicked,
Between one who serves GOD
And one who does not serve HIM.
I pray that everyone would be willing to recieve GOD'S WORD. Yes, as our Highest Authority to obey, and to call JESUS, LORD, in that way!"
For HE is calling us, HIS disciples, friends, rather than servants, because of our obedience to do the work that HE has entrusted to us."
Yes, our obedience to preach The GOSPEL of CHRIST, by sharing HIS finished work of The Cross with others.
For everything that HE has heard from HIS FATHER,
HE has made known to us."
And now that we know, Beloved, our LORD has sent us to speak, and proclaim The GOSPEL of CHRIST."
The WORD of The LIVING GOD, JESUS CHRIST," has entrusted to us the information in 1st Corrinthians 15:1-4."
Let me share it with you, and get your thoughts on what we've been entrusted with," and called to share with others:
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, and that HE was buried, and that HE rose again the third day according to The SCRIPTURES.
Isn't this The GOSPEL of CHRIST? The finished work of The Cross ofCHRIST? Yes, it is!" And we each have been entrusted with it, and sent to share The GOOD NEWS."
For this is the work to which we each have been called." Yes, calling all to repentance, so that in The PRESENCE of GOD, they don't stand appalled!"
Consider what our LORD, says to each of us, in Ezekiel 3:17-19 "Son of Man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a WORD from MY MOUTH, and give them warning from ME: when I say to the wicked, you shall surely die,' and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to SAVE his LIFE, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your Soul.
In HIS GREAT "LOVE" for sinners, GOD has prepared The WAY of Everlasting LIFE, and simply commands all men, everywhere. To walk in it!" For 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.
Even, as HE raised us from the dead, and assures us that we are The BODY of CHRIST, and JESUS, is The HEAD!"
And so GOD, not willing that any should perish, is sending us into the highways and hedges, saying in Mathew 22:14,: "For many are called, but few are chosen."
"Knowing that JESUS CHRIST, is our best friend!" Can we also say, that we are HIS? For HE clearly says, in John 15:14 You are MY friends if you do whatever I command you.
And isn't HE sending us to do the work of an Evangelist," to preach The GOSPEL, saying in Mathew 10:16
"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
We are our LORD'S friends, and have been called to work with HIM, to pick up the harvest, and to get the job done!" We are called to listen to HIM, and to do as HE instructs us to do?" We don't only want, HIM to listen to us."
"2nd Corrinthians 5:20 assures us of our calling, by 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.
So knowing, that we each have been called to this work, we hear: "For many are called, but few are chosen.
Yet, Who can be chosen, that doesn't choose to respond to HIM, Who is calling us to live for HIS GLORY?"