Great and Unsearchable Things

Things the Lord gives me, and then I write them.

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Capturing Jesus

Matthew 26:55-“Am I leading a rebellion that you have come out with clubs and swords to capture me?”

Yes and No. Yes, He is leading a rebellion against the powers and principalities of darkness, and spiritual wickedness in high places, but the ones he was addressing here, knew nothing of this rebellion, nor could they, because that rebellion is spiritually discerned.
The crowd of people who came to arrest Him, were men of the earth, enmeshed in the physical, and the material and base things. They only saw with their natural eyes, thought with their carnal minds, and reasoned within the confines of their own limited understanding.
So, when Jesus asked them “Am I leading a rebellion?” He was speaking in their own language; He was referring to a physical rebellion, and making the point that He was not, as they could see He never brandished a weapon at that time, nor had ever done so. In this sense, Jesus was the quintessential pacifist.
Let’s step out of the physical now, and listen for the Spirit. Could He be saying that He is so present and near that we can capture Him by just opening our hearts to Him? That He is so available to us, and for us? We don’t have to restrain Him, and take Him by force! He is right here, right now, peering through the lattice (SOS 2:9) knocking at the door. “An ever present help in time of need.”-Psalm 46:1. And we need Him, every moment, beloved.
We need to meditate on His closeness to us, and be at peace in that. The Kingdom of God is within, because it’s King is resident in those who have opened the door, and have invited Him in to have blessed fellowship that only He can supply. (Rev. 3:19)
There have been many stories of those, who have called on the name of the Lord and “been saved.” (Romans 10:13) Our own story has had this same truth in one way or another. Did we have to beg, plead, or convince Him in some way (beat Him with clubs and swords) for Him to go with us? No! He comes willingly, to all who call on Him in Spirit and Truth.
Whether you are already His, and want to know Him more, or have needs only He can fulfill, and ask for these, OR whether you’ve never known Him, He waits to be “captured” as your heart humbly whispers His name. 

Sunday, May 26, 2019

He’s in the Trial

Help me, Lord, to see the blessings from Your hand in the trial. Help me see the blessing that is the trial, for You are at work in me so that I will be and do Your good pleasure. Give me eyes of eternity, not eyes of earth; spirit eyes, not carnal ones, so that I can see past my own wants and fears, giving myself to the purposes You have ordained for me since the foundation of time. Help me truly seek Your Kingdom and righteousness, confident that, as I do, You will provide for my needs. 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

A Bride Without Wrinkle, Spot or Blemish

I failed in the greatest trial I ever had, but God didn’t; He showed me the lack of trust I had in Him, which would never had been revealed to me, had the trial not come. It was then, when the veneer was removed, that He could begin to build in me, the golden image of His beloved Son. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tormented

     I can’t help seeing what I see-the increasing decline of most Christians into the cesspool of the world’s clutches. The grief and anguish in my spirit, coupled with helplessness, puts me into a depression which becomes increasingly harder to get out of.
     The apostasy is upon us: in the world, in our country, our city, and our own family. The light is being snuffed out. Come, Lord Jesus.

Referring to Lot, God’s Word says, “...........a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men (for that righteous man, living among them day after day was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard.” 2 Peter 2:7,8.


Monday, May 20, 2019

Living like Him

1 John 2:6-“Whoever claims to live in Him, must live as Jesus did.”

How did Jesus live? He lived hated, he lived mocked, He lived with the whole world against Him. He lived alone when the chips were down (in the garden) He lived betrayed and denied by one’s He thought loved Him, He lived abused, BUT He lived loyal to the Father’s Will, because of the strong bond of love they had, and brought Him glory!!! He lived having completed the mission He was sent here for. 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is everlasting Life. We, as Christ followers, will never fully cross from death into life until we physically die; but until then we will have to deal with good/evil (imperfections/limitations) in the world, ourselves, and others. The first Adam/Eve ate of that tree which translates into our struggles today, while we are in this mortal body.  We must wait, trusting God, taking Him at His Word, that mortality will be swallowed up by immortality, when we will, one day, live in the presence of God forever, in the Light and Life of His goodness, without worry, fear, or struggle. But, for now, while still in our mortal bodies, we struggle through in hope of that new day dawning when our joy will be complete!!!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Wants, Needs, and Sonship

If God is wanting to change destructive behaviors in us, giving us what we want (which we think we need) is not good for us or will not provide a motivation for change, but will enable us to continue in those same behaviors, BUT if He holds back in giving us what we want, it provides the necessary pain and suffering of discipline needed to lead us to repentance and the empowerment for change that He’ll provide, if  our hearts are sincere. This discipline also distinguishes us as a beloved son, greatly valued by our Father. God can never be accused of being permissive, enabling, apathetic, distant, or weak when it comes to our care and growth. He will give us what we need, and not what we want. He is conforming us into the image of His first-born Son.