It’s approaching Noon in Lower Alabama as I sit to write this morning.
It’s been quietly occupied here so far today.
So, how’s your year so far?
We are what? Four days into it already!
I’m working on my calendar, and slowly getting it set up. Also, concentrating on a Word for the year.
Do you have a Word for the year that you are trusting came from HOLY SPIRIT for you to seek Him about each time it comes up in the course of the year? I can already attest it is a helpful concept.
Allow me to share a passage of Scripture and a thought with you today.
If you prefer to read a translation other than the CJB, click the word source below and you will find two other translations ready for your reading.
A little further help as you read the CJB is this: talmidim is translated in English as disciples
Ruach HaKodesh reads in English HOLY SPIRIT.
16 So the eleven talmidim went to the hill in the Galil where Yeshua had told them to go.
17 When they saw him, they prostrated themselves before him; but some hesitated.
18 Yeshua came and talked with them. He said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
19 Therefore, go and make people from all nations into talmidim, immersing them into the reality of the Father, the Son and the Ruach HaKodesh,
20 and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember! I will be with you always, yes, even until the end of the age.” source
Do you need to read those verses again?
Did you notice specifically the words: ALL, THEREFORE, GO, REMEMBER and I WILL?
He has ALL authority and since He does — what do we truly have to worry about?
And because of that, THEREFORE, we must GO. Go out in our little corner of the world and do what?
How do we make Disciples?
First, we must encourage people to repent, believe, and accept the sinless birth, the sinless life, the Atoning Sacrifice, the Resurrection, and the Coming Again of JESUS the CHRIST.
Following their conversion from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of GOD then we do what?
Yes, baptism is important.
But our duty and our mission do not end there. Then we are to teach those new converts to obey everything JESUS has commanded us.
And as we do, it is a must and tremendous help to us to REMEMBER this: HE is with us always, to the very end of this age; this way of living here; HE is with us!
We must remember this because this mission HE has given us, ain’t easy!
Through HIM, it is possible and rewarding and exciting, and the BEST RIDE EVER, but not easy.
Are you in?