Thursday, August 28, 2014

" HEAR MY VOICE"

If man was created in the image of God and we know that God is three persons i.e. the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, is there a place in their fellowship for us? Can we experience an intimacy to hear God's voice again?  The intimacy that man lost in the Fall of Adam?

Jesus said,"My sheep hear My voice and they fellow me."  How can we hear God's voice? Is He speaking to us today?

I don't believe that He has ever stopped speaking. Man lost his spiritual ears and eyes, when he willfully chose to disobey God's commandment and elected to serve himself.  His once close relationship with his creator was taken from him. Adam and Eve were cast out of God's presence. Man was lost: spiritually lost.  His ability to spiritually see and to hear His God was gone. Only his conscience was left to discern good and evil. We know how that has turned out.   Now everyone is doing what is right in their own eyes. 

The question is asked,"Is there hope to hear God's voice again?"
Thankfully there is. What we lost in Adam, we have gained back in Christ. Through the good news of the gospel, we can repent of Adam's sin as our own.  Our human nature is no different than Adam's. It just manifests itself differently through our personalities. 
When we repent, we  receive God's forgiveness through the precious blood of Jesus. The power of the cross justifies us as if we had never sinned. God's forgiveness is an incredible gift of love from the merciful, gracious heart of God. Our spiritual eyes and ears are opened and we can begin to hear God's voice again.

Today, the voice of God comes to us through the person of the Holy Spirit.  He will convict us of sin, righteousness and judgement. He will lead us into all truth and speak only what He hears.  He is our teacher and confirms everything He says by the Word of God.  He is the person of the Godhead who releases the grace of God to overcome the World, the Flesh (our lower nature) and the Devil. 

The Person of the Holy Spirit comes to apply the blood of Jesus to our hearts to enable us to once again, hear God's voice. His is the most gentle, thoughtful,  generous, faithful, caring voice I have ever heard and it has never changed.  Even when He corrects me, His voice is kind and I want to repent. He has captured my heart to pursue Him  and follow Him forever.



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

THE CALL OF THE DESTINED


 Jonathan Cahn, author of the "Harbinger" encourages a Messianic congregation and to all of us who believe in Yeshua/Jesus as our Savior/Lord., Jonathan Cahn has a good word to share about St. Paul and how his story relates to us. The Lord has called us to a purpose in His Kingdom.  It will encourage you to faith.  I pray that it will bless you today.

If you have the time you will also want to listen to the BRIDE video.  It is outstanding how it relates to the church and Jesus today.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

LAST WORDS OF A MARTYR

In 1980 a young man from Rwanda was forced by his tribe to either renounce Christ or be killed on the spot. He was martyred.  The night before he was martyred he wrote the following commitment, which was found on the wall in his room.
                                                                                             

"I'm part of the fellowship of the unashamed
   I have Holy Spirit power
      the die is cast.  I have stepped over the line.
        the decision has been made.
           I'm a disciple of His

I won't look back
   let up
    slow down
        back away or be still

My past is redeemed
   my present makes sense
      my future is secure.

I'm finished with low living
   Sight walking
      small planning
         smooth knees
             colorless dreams
                 mundane talking
                      cheap living and dwarf goals

I no longer need pre-eminence
   prosperity
      position
          promotions
              popularity

I don't have to be right
   first
     tops
        recognized
            regarded
               or rewarded

My face is set
   my gait is fast
       my road is narrow
          my way rough
               my companies few
                    my guide reliable

I cannot be bought
   comprised
      detoured
         lured away
           turned back or delayed

I will not finish in the face of sacrifice
    hesitate in the presence of the adversary
       negotiate at the table of the enemy
          ponder at the pool of popularity
             or meander in the maze of mediocrity.

I won't grow up
   shut up
      or let up, until
         I have prayed up
             paid up and preached up for the cause of Christ

I am a disciple of Jesus
   I must go till He comes
      give till I drop
         preach till all know and work till He stops me.

And when he comes for His own, He will have no problems recognizing me
   My banner will be clear.

(written by an anonymous African pastor                      
 For more information   Dr. Bob Moorehead " The Way of the Master")