Gifts that Stay

I’m still in John 5
Actually, I thought I was in 6, but nope, not yet.

And I’m here with you with verse 38. Yeshua is speaking to some Folks in the Temple Court. He has been conversing with them about John and apparently, some of them just want to argue. People have not changed in 2000 years. So He said this to them:

38 moreover, his word does not stay in you, because you don’t trust the one he sent.  source 

I took note of this and made notes.

I said what a really horrible state of being: The Word of GOD does not stay in you.

To me, that means you hear it but you do not retain it. You do not hold it dear. It is not a treasure to you. Nor is it a guide for your thinking or your doing.
(But it’s deeper. John 1:14 tells us JESUS HIMSELF is THE WORD. If we trust not JESUS and The Father who sent Him, we have not retained THE WORD of GOD within us, nor can we). 

And then I said: I don’t want this to be me!

And it isn’t and it shall not be — why?
Because I have been given the holy gift of trust! The holy gift of trusting JESUS.
I am speechless for these indescribable gifts – the gifts of conviction, repentance, and trust in JESUS The CHRIST.
Oh! may all my family, friends, and strangers receive these gifts!

Amen and amen!god-s-greatest-gift-postcard

Love, Kathie 

Orders for the Day

Good-Morning-hello-Wednesday-wg01731Just some marching orders for us today from our Father.

2 Timothy 2: 19 Nevertheless, God’s firm foundation stands, stamped with these words:

“The Lord knows his own,”
and,|
“Let everyone who claims he belongs to the Lord

stand apart from wrongdoing.”  source 

If you would like to read more of this chapter of 2 Timothy, click HERE.

I just can’t do it. I just have to share a few more verses before I go for today.

 11 Here is a statement you can trust: If we have died with him, we will also live with him.
12 If we persevere, we will also rule with him If we disown him, he will also disown us.
13 If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.
14 Keep reminding people of this, and charge them solemnly before the Lord not to engage in word-battles. They accomplish nothing useful and are a catastrophe for the hearers!  source 

I really hope you will read the whole chapter.

wp9079854Love Kathie 

Learning

As I begin this today for Tuesday morning publishing, I think I am addressing people of Saving Faith, people already born again into the Body of CHRIST. 

John 4.

Verse 1
When Yeshua learned that the P’rushim had heard he was making and immersing more talmidim than Yochanan  source 

When Yeshua learned.
And that is where I want to hang out today with you.

When Jesus learned. 1learning

What can WE learn from this record of Yeshua and His ministry here as the GODMAN?
Think about this with me. 
Jesus went from knowing all things, having all knowledge in eternity past to LEARNING here on the earth in a flesh and bone body. And may I add, He did that so He could do the work of saving you and me from our sins and give us eternal life? 

Okay.  Verse 1. Read it again. 
When Yeshua learned that the P’rushim had heard he was making and immersing more talmidim than Yochanan  source 
When through the course of time in His ministry it was told to Him and in my mind confirmed to Him by Holy Spirit, He took action. 
Can we wrap our minds around this: Jesus didn’t know everything
(in His flesh and bone body). 

I am suggesting to us that everything Jesus knew while He was here performing His Saving Mission, He knew by His five senses: hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, touching, AND as Holy Spirit revealed the validity of that information to Him. 

Wouldn’t it be pleasing to The Father for you and me to operate the same way?
I mean for us to move through the day yielded to Holy Spirit as He critiques the information we gain by our five senses, so we can take proper actions? 
We could practice operating like Jesus!

Would or would not that please Father?

Think on the GODMAN today. 
Think about all that you know already that He did for you when He left HEAVEN and came to this earth for YOU. 

Are you willing to make a list — at least a mental list? learning2

Love, Kathie 

Best Ride Ever!

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 

ALL
THEREFORE
GO
REMEMBER
I WILL

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?
Make Disciples.
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 587fb708ef875432d64a01dd9fa303c0--best-bike-bike-ridesBEST RIDE EVER, but not easy.

Are you in?

Love, Kathie