Knowing that each of us, will eventually see the day, when we stand in the presence of GOD, and give an account."
Have you considered how GOD reminds us of this, in Hebrews 9:27?🤔" Consider how HE depicts this Day," that few people, I'm sure, look forward to, saying: And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgement, [The GOOD NEWS.] so CHRIST was offered once to bear the sins of many ["Many?" Yes, to bear the sins of many on The Cross. But not for all." Because not all will embrace The WORD of The LIVING GOD.]: To those who eagerly wait for HIM HE will appear a second time, apart from sin, for SALVATION.
Knowing that The LORD is coming soon, "Are you eagerly waiting for HIS appearing?" Or do you cringe at the thought?" Please know that I pray, that JESUS CHRIST, is our LIFE!" And that we would each live our LIFE, for The GLORY of our LORD, JESUS CHRIST. Yes!" And that we would each make the WORDS of the apostle Paul, our own."
I'm referring to the WORDS that he spoke in 2nd Timothy 4:6-8, when he said,: For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. 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.
Knowing that the time of our departure, is fast at hand."
I pray that we each know, that we are currently being tested, and projected to be sifted, even as wheat is sifted." Tested thoroughly! And yes, sifted?" The LORD will allow our hearts to be tested, and sifted as wheat, for FAITH!" HE is allowing the hearts of men to be sifted, because HE is seeking FAITH on the earth!"
In The LORD'S day, women who sifted wheat," did so on a "sieve." They moved the "sieve" in a seesaw motion while blowing over the wheat to remove the chaff. "It wasn't easy, but it was certainly the process!" This is the picture, that The LORD used to warn the disciples of the "great testing" that they would prove their FAITH, and they each had to endure." This was the process that they were tried with, as they each took up their cross, in order to follow HIM, Who spoke these WORDS from John 15:13, saying: GREATER LOVE has no one than this, than to lay down one's LIFE for HIS friends.
[And HE, adds."] You are MY friends if you do whatever I command you.
[In other words, if we are obedient to GOD, we are HIS friends."] And because we are willing to be obedient to The WORD of The LIVING GOD, HE says these WORDS to us, in Luke 14:27-28." And whoever does not bear his cross and come after ME cannot be MY disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it."
With that said,
"Do we have enough LOVE for The WORD of The LIVING GOD, JESUS CHRIST, to finish the race, that we've been called to run for HIS GLORY?"🏃♂️ Do we have enough LOVE for HIM, Who went to The Cross, and died paying for our sins?"
If we claim, that we do? Then please know, that even as Peter was sifted, that his FAITH would be proven." We each, will be sifted like "wheat," Beloved, and the sifter will be the enemy, Satan himself."
And I pray, that none of us, would fail the testing of our FAITH!" Right!"
But that we would consider the example that The LORD left for us, in The SCRIPTURES, when HE singled out Peter, and told him: “I have prayed for you, that your FAITH should "not fail.” For even though many might easily mistake Peter’s FAITH, as a failure. "I assure you, that Peter’s FAITH, wasn't a failure, insufficient, or inadequate!"
But nonetheless, he did need to be restored to Ministry."
And so The LORD, said to Peter in John 21:15 "Simon, son of Jonah, do you LOVE ME more than these?"
He said to HIM, "Feed MY lambs."
[So was Peter’s denial of The LORD, a failure of his FAITH?
No, not at all!
“His FAITH did not fail, when he denied The LORD.
Neither did his LOVE, for HIM." What did fail? Was Peter's Hope!" And loss of Hope," is accompanied by lack of commitment!"
And now with that said, a
Are we each still committed to serving our LORD JESUS CHRIST?"
Are we?" Do we still have what it takes to serve, and GLORIFY our LORD JESUS?
Consider it!" Because HE speaks these WORDS to us, in Mathew 2:28, saying🤔: Just as The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give MY LIFE a ransom for many.
When one who claims to Believe, no longer counts himself among the many, who were paid a ransom for."
They lose all focus, and their Hope!"
And when "Hope" is gone, courage goes too!" And so they become "cowardly!” For The BIBLE tells us, that the "RIGHTEOUS" are bold as a Lion." But the wicked, lazy, and cowardly, say what is written in Proverbs 26:13
There is a Lion is in the road. A fierce Lion is in the streets!"
But we, Beloved, are not ashamed to preach The GOSPEL, nor are we afraid to do so!" And I ain't lying!"
What can seperate us from the LOVE of GOD?"
Could hardship cause us to “deny” our LORD? Is there anything at all, that could cause us to do so?"
Like Peter," we LOVE JESUS CHRIST, The WORD of The LIVING GOD!" Right?" And we LOVE, how GOD assures us, that HE has dealt with our sins, and taken them all away?" Yes? And we LOVE how HE assures us, that everyone who Trusts in JESUS, "The WORD of The LIVING GOD." Won't be paying for them, in a place called Hell, one day."
Why? Because we Believe GOD, and have returned to the place of obedience to The WORD of The LIVING GOD, JESUS CHRIST."
And when Peter, also returned to The LORD.
In Luke 22:32 The LORD told Peter, “When you have returned to ME," strengthen your "Brethren!”
So I point each of us, Beloved, to Deuteronomy 31:6, and this WORD to strengthen us, against our "adversary the Devil, and the forces of darkness": Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for The LORD your GOD,
HE is The One Who goes with you.
[All you have to do, Is ask: LORD, are YOU with me?"