Better than good greetings, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
I am convinced that fellowship this morn’ with the Father, the Lord Jesus, the Living & True Word of God, the Lord Holy Spirit & the saints of God was heavenly?
The good LORD of glory will keep doing His great works, in & through your life, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
At KDCG, today, it was also heavenly, as we looked into the Word, My Help Comes From The Lord!
Be blessed tremendously as you read, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
Authentic, non-disappointing & gainful help has no other source but God, alone.
The Word of God makes it clear that even the help of man is in vain –
“Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man“.
Also, the Word of God warns of the troubling consequence of seeking help in any other way apart from God & His Word, the Lord Jesus – Psalm 16.4:
“Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips”.
However, the Word of God still encourages us to rely on God for His help in His Word because of the riches inducement & sorrow free advantages – Proverbs 10.22:
“The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it”.
”Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee“.
”So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me”.
The word, “man” in verse 6 above involves both the “man of sin” – 2 Thessalonians 2.3; & his human agents, who will both stumble & fall – Psalm 27.1-3.
It must, nevertheless, be sounded & resounded that help comes from the Lord to those who are in & do His Will.
God’s Will is in two main categories – general & particular.
Many Christians stay in His general Will, which is in our involvement in fellowship with other saints – Hebrews 10.25:
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching” – & active participation in the activities of such assemblies, like tithing, offerings, soul winning, evangelism, prayers, visitation, hospitality, sanctuary keeeping, protocol, choir, ushering, etc, which are by way of showing fear & honour to our good heavenly Father & Master, Lord Jesus – Malachi 1.6:
”A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name”?
“Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear“:
The second & particular Will of God is the discovery of your purpose in Jesus in life.
”Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me“.
”I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing“.
”Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you”.
It becomes very obvious in these three verses that each individual in Christ has a particular role he or she must function in, in order to be fruitful in the Kingdom.
As a matter of fact, our Saviour, Lord, Elder Brother & Master Himself, Jesus Christ tells us unambiguously that He’s the One Who chose us for Himself!
It’s so amazing then, when you see some Christians behave as if they’re the ones who chose Him, so they refuse to ask Him for their place & purpose in Him, giving excuses of age, long stay in a particular career or business, etc, displaying their unbelief & hatred for Him though with their mouths, they claim otherwise!
The general Will is to help the Christian move into the particular Will, since you’re both hearing, reading & studying the Word & you’re in active participation in the Kingdom family of the assembly where you’re worshipping God.
The ultimate blessing & the crowning glory is in the discovery, pursuit & accomplishment of your divine purpose – 2 Timothy 4.7-8:
”I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith“:
”Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing“.
Only those who finish their God ordained purpose in Christ by fighting the good fight of faith in Godliness & keeping the faith are qualified to be crowned!
They’re those who love the Lord’s appearing!
Our Lord Jesus Himself gave us the perfect example – John 17.4-5:
”I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do“.
”And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was“.
There is a crown of glory that has your name on it before the world began, you’ll only receive it by doing your particular part in Jesus!
If you truly have faith in & love the Lord, then you’ll obey Him & follow His example.
Until the prodigal son returned home to discover his purpose, that was when his glory was restored!
It’s time for His true glory to start showing in all aspects of your life, stop doing your will, start pursuing His Will!
Take grace, now, to become who you’ve been ordained to be, don’t be someone else.
It’s your week of encounter!
JESUS IS LORD!