Archive for October, 2011

Message 57:2-3

The Lord your God wants a holy people, those that will humble themselves before him. He know the hearts of all and their desires. He knows your weakness and faith. Satan also knows the weakness of man and he has sought to destroy. Remember I told you that he has sought to have you. Many the Lord has called have failed. Let it not be so with you. The Lord has heard your prayers and repentance—be watchful unto prayer always, for there are those that rejoice because of offence and desire to overthrow you. The evil has come upon them. Some seek to destroy you and the message I bring, but they destroy themselves for the words I bring are from the Lord and will have their place. There are many that love the truth.

Have you strayed away from the Lord? We all have done things that take us away from our loving God, but we must return to him. We must keep the truth in our lives and not allow the Devil to pull us away. God wants us to remain faithful, not fall away.

Matthew 10:32-33

Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

To truly confess Christ we must follow his instructions. We say that we know Christ, but don’t follow his instructions, do we really know him. If you truly know him, you will follow him. Are you following him in your life?

Matthew 10:7-10

And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.

This is our basic responsibility, to preach the gospel. We are to tell everyone that the kingdom of heaven is at hand. We are supposed not worry about how we are going to do it, we are just supposed to do it. This is more than just telling people about. This is living it too. Are you doing it?

Matthew 9:20-22

And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

All it takes to receive Christ’s blessings is faith and a little action. This woman had the faith that all she had to do was touch Christ’s clothes and she would be healed. So she went and did it. She did not sit around saying how close she was to doing it, or how it was unfair that Christ did not come to her. She went out and took action on her faith. We have to do the same thing today with our faith. We can’t wait for Christ to walk up and do everything for us. We have to have the faith that when we reach out to touch him we will be healed.

Matthew 9:10-13

And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Christ came for all sinners. He came to save all of us. This still holds true today. It is our job to teach all mankind about Christ, not just the wealthy, or poor, or the Christians, or non Christians. Christ wants all.