Monday, September 15, 2014     |    
Discipleship Forums
DAILY WALK with GOD & man
Last Post 15 Sep 2014 07:50 AM by brian. 3135 Replies.
Printer Friendly
Sort:
PrevPrev NextNext
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Page 110 of 157 << < 108109110111112 > >>
Author Messages
brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
28 Feb 2012 07:16 AM  
READY YOURSELVES....

"The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof." Romans 13:12-14

"There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD"

Prayer for Humility and Unity - THY Kingdom Come, THY Will Be Done!

"Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. He who answers before listening that is his folly and his shame." (Quiet my heart, bow to receive mercy, confess my many times acting in pride, folly and shame, grace to repent, restore and reconcile, ears that listen to YOU, see, love and hear others as YOU JESUS do unto me. YOU are the GREAT SHEPHERD JESUS, LEAD ME, FEED ME I ASK)

"The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. For the Lord of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up and it shall be brought low"

Contentions, Strife and Envy? Christ Is Not Divided....

"And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?"

"But God commendeth HIS love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

I can' t boast about my love for Jesus but I can boast about HIS love for me. HE died for me and the offering of grace, love and mercy came from the Father through the SON on a bloody tree. HE is always true, always faithful, always just, always perfect! HE did what was right, I did what was wrong, HE is the hero, I am the scoundrel, HE is the author and finisher, I am a recipient of HIS gifts, even the faith to trust HIM.

"We love Him, because HE first loved us." I John 4:19

"So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor (spouse/brother)"

"Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth." 1 Corinthians 5:7-8

How Well Do I Receive Love? How Well Do I Receive Mercy? Am I Grateful? How Well do I Handle Correction? How Well Do I Receive Rebuke? Am I Teachable? Only in meekness can we receive the Word of Christ.

Can I listen more than I speak and receive without commanding? I must eat Manna to be a branch that bears much fruit. Am I eating HIS FLESH and drinking HIS BLOOD of forgiveness, mercy, love, restoration and grace or eating the food of violence, bitterness, envy, judgment, self righteousness, wrath and malice? Reconciliation or divsion? Christ is not divided.

Apart from Christ I can do n_th_ng, in HIM I can do all things! Go in the bond of peace and be instruments of love in the name of Jesus with your family, the brethren and your enemies.

Do You Know THE WAY?

"And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God. But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples"
brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
29 Feb 2012 07:55 AM  
How Pleasant It Is For the Brethren To Dwell Together In Unity...

A friend of mine from Atlanta and I shared wonderful fellowship a few weeks ago. He shared the blessing of how the Lord is unifying his marriage and victory Christ is allowing him to enjoy with his spouse. I attached an email this dear brother sent to edify you and enclosed below his comments Jesus prayer for unity in the Gospel of John. May this be fulfilled and realized in your daily walk first, secondly with your spouse and thirdly with the brethren!

I praise God for what He has done in my home over the past several years. My wife and I were married in April of 2005 and she was saved shortly before that. I was saved in the winter of 2005, and even as newlyweds and new Christians, there was a lack of unity in our home. It really is a praise to see what God has done over the years. I remember division about little things as well as big things; like what type of magazines are appropriate to leave laying around the house, taking my daughter to feed the homeless, going on a mission trip, how we apologize to one another (I’m sorry but…), even praying together, etc.

Through it all, God has shown conviction where conviction is necessary. He has helped us understand that we are to die to ourselves, to love and respect one another, think of each other more than ourselves. Without Christ in our home I can honestly say that I would either be living a very unhappy marriage or I would be divorced. But with Christ, He has changed our hearts and turned division into great unity. There may be disagreements, but now, more so than not, it does not lead to division. I can recall not too long ago my wife and I disagreed about something that was leading to an argument. I asked her if we could talk about it and if, before we start, I could pray. It was very difficult for me to ask that, it was a huge battle within my mind if you know what I mean. But as I prayed, I thanked God for her, and acknowledged that no one loved me more than my wife, no one cared for me more than her. I prayed that he would take this situation and give us unity through it. What a difference little prayer made in both our hearts and how it changed the tone of our conversation. I praise God for how he has changed division into unity!

To the men who read this, I heard a saying about being a “real man” once that convicted me so much that I committed it to memory. You don’t have to climb Mount Everest and then gun down a wild boar to be a man. You are a real man when you commit to studying God’s Word, when you commit to being obedient what God’s Word says, and when you commit to being conformed and transformed into the image of Jesus Christ, day-by-day, by loving your wife and leading your family.

I pray our Savior give you great unity…

John 17:20-26- Jesus speaking:

“I'm praying not only for them But also for those who will believe in Me. Because of them and their witness about Me. The goal is for all of them to become one heart and mind— just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, So they might be one heart and mind with Us. Then the world might believe that You, in fact, sent Me. The same glory You gave Me, I gave them, So they'll be as unified and together as We are— I in them and You in Me. Then they'll be mature in this oneness, And give the godless world evidence That You've sent Me and loved them In the same way You've loved Me. Father, I want those You gave Me to be with Me, right where I am, so they can see My glory, the splendor You gave Me, having loved Me long before there ever was a world. Righteous Father, the world has never known You, but I have known You, and these disciples know that You sent Me on this mission. I have made Your very being known to them—Who You are and what You do— And continue to make it known, So that Your love for Me might be in them exactly as I am in them.”
brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
01 Mar 2012 07:48 AM  
THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE!
brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
02 Mar 2012 07:52 AM  
READY YOURSELVES....

"The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof." Romans 13:12-14

"There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD"

Prayer for Humility and Unity - THY Kingdom Come, THY Will Be Done!

"Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. He who answers before listening that is his folly and his shame." (Quiet my heart, bow to receive mercy, confess my many times acting in pride, folly and shame, grace to repent, restore and reconcile, ears that listen to YOU, see, love and hear others as YOU JESUS do unto me. YOU are the GREAT SHEPHERD JESUS, LEAD ME, FEED ME I ASK)

"The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. For the Lord of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up and it shall be brought low"

Contentions, Strife and Envy? Christ Is Not Divided....

"And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?"

"But God commendeth HIS love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

I can' t boast about my love for Jesus but I can boast about HIS love for me. HE died for me and the offering of grace, love and mercy came from the Father through the SON on a bloody tree. HE is always true, always faithful, always just, always perfect! HE did what was right, I did what was wrong, HE is the hero, I am the scoundrel, HE is the author and finisher, I am a recipient of HIS gifts, even the faith to trust HIM.

"We love Him, because HE first loved us." I John 4:19

"So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor (spouse/brother)"

"Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth." 1 Corinthians 5:7-8

How Well Do I Receive Love? How Well Do I Receive Mercy? Am I Grateful? How Well do I Handle Correction? How Well Do I Receive Rebuke? Am I Teachable? Only in meekness can we receive the Word of Christ.

Can I listen more than I speak and receive without commanding? I must eat Manna to be a branch that bears much fruit. Am I eating HIS FLESH and drinking HIS BLOOD of forgiveness, mercy, love, restoration and grace or eating the food of violence, bitterness, envy, judgment, self righteousness, wrath and malice? Reconciliation or divsion? Christ is not divided.

Apart from Christ I can do n_th_ng, in HIM I can do all things! Go in the bond of peace and be instruments of love in the name of Jesus with your family, the brethren and your enemies.

Do You Know THE WAY?

"And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God. But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples"
brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
03 Mar 2012 10:27 AM  
I Can't Be Honest About My Present and Future, If I am Not Honest About My Past. Deception Rests Here....

Jesus reveals the truth of HIMSELF and ourselves, it is humbling. The truth of your whole life begins to be revealed when Jesus encounters you at the particular well which you are drinking but there is no life in it. For every well except HIS runs dry and produces death. From HIS WELL, the WATER NEVER runs dry. With one taste of HIS LIFE GIVING WATER, the TRUTH will set you free. HAS the SPIRIT OF GOD revealed JESUS and which wells you have dug for yourself, sought pleasure, meaning, fullness and life yet come up destitute, powerless, empty, dry and dead. They can't provide life for the water is polluted and filthy, they can't hold water either, for there is no integrity in these cisterns, they are broken all over, incomplete. The well of Jesus is pure, immaculate, life giving, sound, perfect in its integrity, ever-flowing and will never change.

"For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." Jeremiah 2:13

"The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof." Romans 13:12-14

"There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD"

Prayer for Humility and Unity - THY Kingdom Come, THY Will Be Done!

"Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. He who answers before listening that is his folly and his shame." (Quiet my heart, bow to receive mercy, confess my many times acting in pride, folly and shame, grace to repent, restore and reconcile, ears that listen to YOU, see, love and hear others as YOU JESUS do unto me. YOU are the GREAT SHEPHERD JESUS, LEAD ME, FEED ME I ASK)

"The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. For the Lord of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up and it shall be brought low"

Contentions, Strife and Envy? Christ Is Not Divided....

"And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?"

"But God commendeth HIS love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

I can' t boast about my love for Jesus but I can boast about HIS love for me. HE died for me and the offering of grace, love and mercy came from the Father through the SON on a bloody tree. HE is always true, always faithful, always just, always perfect! HE did what was right, I did what was wrong, HE is the hero, I am the scoundrel, HE is the author and finisher, I am a recipient of HIS gifts, even the faith to trust HIM.

"We love Him, because HE first loved us." I John 4:19

"So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor (spouse/brother)"

"Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth." 1 Corinthians 5:7-8

How Well Do I Receive Love? How Well Do I Receive Mercy? Am I Grateful? How Well do I Handle Correction? How Well Do I Receive Rebuke? Am I Teachable? Only in meekness can we receive the Word of Christ.

Can I listen more than I speak and receive without commanding? I must eat Manna to be a branch that bears much fruit. Am I eating HIS FLESH and drinking HIS BLOOD of forgiveness, mercy, love, restoration and grace or eating the food of violence, bitterness, envy, judgment, self righteousness, wrath and malice? Reconciliation or divsion? Christ is not divided.

Apart from Christ I can do n_th_ng, in HIM I can do all things! Go in the bond of peace and be instruments of love in the name of Jesus with your family, the brethren and your enemies.

Do You Know THE WAY?

"And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God. But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples"
brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
04 Mar 2012 09:41 AM  
I Can't Be Honest About My Present and Future, If I am Not Honest About My Past. Deception Rests Here....

The woman at the well did not know why she was there. Love pursued her to the point of breaking boundaries and cultural traditions of race to get to her. A Jew meeting a Samaritan to help a whore. "Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans."

HE offers her life and produces a salty response for her to draw 'REAL LIFE WATER', the well she is at will never satisfy, "Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."

Jesus reveals the truth of HIMSELF and ourselves, it is humbling. The truth of your whole life begins to be revealed when Jesus encounters you at the particular well which you are drinking but there is no life in it. For every well except HIS runs dry and produces death. From HIS WELL, the WATER NEVER runs dry. With one taste of HIS LIFE GIVING WATER, the TRUTH will set you free. HAS the SPIRIT OF GOD revealed JESUS and which wells you have dug for yourself, sought pleasure, meaning, fullness and life yet come up destitute, powerless, empty, dry and dead. They can't provide life for the water is polluted and filthy, they can't hold water either, for there is no integrity in these cisterns, they are broken all over, incomplete. The well of Jesus is pure, immaculate, life giving, sound, perfect in its integrity, ever-flowing and will never change.

Back to the woman at the well. She lives in denial of her past reality, a deception that proves her life to be a lie - then the Truth is revealed. "Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet."

She then changes to conversation to religion, still not accepting Jesus disclosing hidden sin yet not condemning her but still offering life giving water, salvation through HIMSELF. "Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe Me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth."

Repentance and salvation at the revelation of Christ, the closet opens up and darkness flees as Light enters "The woman saith unto him, I know that Messiah cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, He will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am He. And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her? The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?" Even pagan unbelievers knew this Samaritan woman would never boast of 'all things she ever did" for her reputation was of ill repute. When the Light of Christ is revealed and a drink of Water is taken, the full advocacy that all righteousness is through Jesus and there is no righteousness apart from HIM. NONE. In HIM you are clean, presented faultless before the FATHER. Go and tell all things you have ever done. Here is the freedom, who the Son sets free, is free indeed!

The fulfillment of this scripture occurred in the Samaritan woman's life, has HE given you HIS WATER and can you be honest and tell everyone everything you ever did? At this moment you can be truthful about today for you have been honest about yesterday through Christ, the Way the Truth and the Life.

"Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." The truth is we have all been whores, adulteresses and murderers- chased after idols, false gods - has my closet been cleaned and can I speak of the glories of the Cross. Your sin was in the cup, mine also. Jesus exchanged a cup of sin, wrath and judgment that we offered in return for a cup of HIS OWN BLOOD of mercy, grace, forgiveness and reconciliation. A New Covenant.

"For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." Jeremiah 2:13
brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
05 Mar 2012 08:30 AM  
Dry Well's.....

There are two pictures when Jesus approaches this woman at the well and we have sought water in our own dry place at times. One is a image of the Pharisees. Smug, self righteous who have said, I haven't done what she did, she is unclean. This well is full of religious works yet dead, there is no water in it, dusty dead bones. Great work has absorbed the time to dig this deep hole in the ground and we sometimes boast of our effort. The outside of the pot is shiny, the rope that goes into the ground is braided gold yet when it comes back up from going down, no water, just an illusion. When it comes up the desire here is only to wet your own mouth not give someone water to drink who is perishing. Self centered motives wreak here. When we have been here, we separate ourselves from the world and condemn the world, there is no witness of redemption, reconciliation and restoration in our own life. There is no compassion for we have not understood the immense mercy we have received. The well of ambition rules here. We don't understand we have had many husbands(wells) or wives(wells), the well of unforgiveness has been dug and our life proves there is no salvation here. I can't forgive others, I have not received forgiveness. Pride rules this barren land. No deliverance. This well leads to bitter jealousy, competition and envy. Malice lays deep in the heart for the inward man is never free. Service becomes painful and there is no joy, love of the brethren is absent and there is no power at all to love my enemies. Although I believe to have been a friend of God, I am deceived at this well. Surrounded by clouds of religious zealots this is a lonely place yet often I don't know it for all the clamor, noise and activity. This is where there is fellowship but no intimacy. For no works of righteousness can make me clean in HIS sight. So when any of us have said, I have never done that, you don't know yourself at all. You have just committed and admitted to that very thing. Puffed up and proud, vision is lost and blindness takes over Repent, adultery, murder and blaspheme! Take a look at the Cross.

The second image here is a woman who does not know her past in reality and can't see today because of it. There is denial, the deceitfulness of sin operating where shame overclouds a life. Man centered sorrow produces a guilt that leaves one with a heavy burden, laden in unrest where no one really knows you because you really don't know you. Until we are honest with ourselves, we cannot be honest with anyone else. The prince of liars has control and until the TRUTH sets us free, we walked in deception, shame and regret. This is a lonely place and others know it. An encounter with JESUS is required. There is no regret from one who Jesus reveals HIMSELF to, for when HE said it is finished, it is finished. Our regrets, wrongs and sin become the bread that HIS BODY uses to feed others living in this dead place. This image here has a woman looking to belong, never being accepted. The one thing if we can get hold of and most importantly get hold of us is the mighty cost to GOD to accept us. God accepts us into the beloved on HIS TERMS, HIS SACRIFICE and HIS CONDITIONS. The tremendous payment for forgiveness, salvation and redemption came through BLOOD. The FATHER has to pay for our salvation for there is nothing we can do to be saved, HE paid with the BLOOD of HIS SON. WOW. The worship here apart from Christ is isolation, very lonely for no one wants to get close to you, except the MAN who must needs to pass through Samaria.

"O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing?"

"How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?"

Jesus reveals the truth of HIMSELF and ourselves, it is humbling. The truth of your whole life begins to be revealed when Jesus encounters you at the particular well which you are drinking but there is no life in it. For every well except HIS runs dry and produces death. From HIS WELL, the WATER NEVER runs dry. With one taste of HIS LIFE GIVING WATER, the TRUTH will set you free. HAS the SPIRIT OF GOD revealed JESUS and which wells you have dug for yourself, sought pleasure, meaning, fullness and life yet come up destitute, powerless, empty, dry and dead. They can't provide life for the water is polluted and filthy, they can't hold water either, for there is no integrity in these cisterns, they are broken all over, incomplete. The well of Jesus is pure, immaculate, life giving, sound, perfect in its integrity, ever-flowing and will never change.

Until you are honest with your past, you cannot be honest about your present. I can't be honest about my past until I have an encounter with JESUS. Then I will know all things I ever did! HE is TRUTH and apart from HIM there is NO TRUTH.
brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
06 Mar 2012 08:32 AM  
A Little Leaven Leavens the Whole Lump....

After days of sending out Daily Walks on purging out the old leaven, a brother from Nairobi, Africa sent this email this morning. It is a fulfillment of Psalm 5. The ax is at the root. Prepare little children.

From: maina sammy
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 6:05 AM
To: Brian Millard
Subject: Re: Shepherd's Call


Brother Brian, YES! i desire the Kingdom of God and full revelation of Jesus to come more than anything else.
I am thanking God Through Jesus who continues to enable me know Him daily in this life. I am thanking God for you dear brother. Brian, my heart and spirit bears witness that you are in all honesty and truthfulness of heart pursuing His Righteousness.


Here in Africa, there was a time in the early 80's and 90's where people feared the Lord in honesty seeking Him in true worship of repentance. Zealously preaching of the return of the Lord Jesus. There was revival in Kenya as servants of God as Pastor T.L Osborn from your country and Reinhard Bonkke from Germany preached salvation through repentance in great meetings. The Holy Spirit moved mightly convicting people of their sins. great wonders and signs were experienced that have never been witnessed before.In essence, the church in Kenya was in the right direction leading the flock towards God and fear of the Lord. I was a young man then but i saw and heard what was happening.


Today it is different brother . Materialism, lust for money, has come to the church of Christ. Democracy has also come to our land and is two edged like a sword. Building freedom to all citizens as a good thing but at the same time creating the extremes where people can do anything anywhere because they are free. Just yesterday afternoon, I sat down at a bench in town listening to a preacher preaching the gospel of repentance in the scorching sun.Then came besides him a man shouting against what he was preaching. Ridiculing and cursing and he would not leave.People who were sitting down on the benches were amused by the scene and the brother was being looked down as a fool.I tried together with 2 other brethren to talk to the man just to respect the word of God and allow the preacher time but we were strongly booed by the crowd who were in support of the intruder. Shouts of freedom of expression and what it says in the constitution echoed their voices. The man was seen as the hero. We were to advice the preacher to continue nontheless. My spirit groaned and as I sat on the bench amid the confusion, I could not restrain my tears. We are a lost people. A lost generation. I was reminded of Noah and the Ark and how much the word of God was of no effect to them at his time. As it was in his days, so it is now. Everyone for himself doing what he feels fit.


There is no more preaching on repentance in almost 80% of our churches today. Preachers are selling "annointing oil" in small bottles like charms. Preachers of the gospel are almost nearly worshipped today. They have prestige in society and are fancy in all what they wear and drive. Some even having bodyguards. Due to poverty levels, people run to them that "prophesy" good tidings. Packed Soil, salt, brooms are some of the things they are asked to buy from the preachers. People believe in them. It is a very lucrative bussiness to them that minister this way. We are a lost generation and the Spirit of God is groaning at this happenings.The church has copied what the world is doing and brought it in worship. The old hymns that were full of the annointing power of God are regarded boring and out of taste. The enemy has slowly let in hip hop songs in the worship and its now about entertainment than edifying God. World has become so churchly. Church has become so worldly.

Brother, we have work to do we who truly believe in the gospel of repentance and the cross. We shall never relent. God Has in His own purpose appointed you from the begining to be His vessel to them that need to know the truth that is HIDDEN in Christ through the mighty power of His cross.I thank Him for letting you know Him who is the BEGGINING and the END. The FIRST and the LAST.
The FIRST BORN of every creature.

I know you are commited in prayer brother for i see the fruit if it in my life. I pray for you also , the ministry in you and your family. The Lord is with you. He Has mighty plans to expand you GREATLY in Ministry for His namesake. UNFULFILLED: is the word the Lord Gave you to reach many for Him. Most of whom are lost in the cacoon of false religion.
Luke 9:23-26

I love you Brian.


"Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth." 1 Corinthians 5:7-8


brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
07 Mar 2012 08:29 AM  
Mindful of Our Own Hypocrisy, Careful To Be Faithful Stewards of the Grace of Christ......

If I am a Pharisee of the first degree, I exaggerate and elevate the sins/faults of others and minimized/cover my own sin. Deception and arrogance. Repent. This is deadly leaven and must be purged out of our life daily. Walking with fig leaves not covered in blood. It is most evident in the our homes and we must be aware that this bitter seed of unrighteous contention is cut out at its very root. We must walk humbly before our God in an attitude of praise for the mercy that has been bestowed and grace to do what is right. Pride is the root of cont_nt_on.

This is manifested often when we have been absent when truly needed in the past, sin of regret moves you to be present when your not needed in the future. This is called a lack of understanding. Discernment. There is no redemption here, no walk of faith just walking by fear in the flesh. A fruit of the Spirit, self control restrains us from being self willed. Repent, leave and acknowledge my wrong & the wonderful mercy of God through Jesus, getting in my calling and live a quiet, peaceable life with your family and the brethren. Remove your nose from sniffing out others and allow Christ to sniff out your own stench, odor and unpleasant, self righteous attitude. (Preach this to Brian first)

"There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD"

Prayer for Humility and Unity - THY Kingdom Come, THY Will Be Done!

"Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. He who answers before listening that is his folly and his shame." (Quiet my heart, bow to receive mercy, confess my many times acting in pride, folly and shame, grace to repent, restore and reconcile, ears that listen to YOU, see, love and hear others as YOU JESUS do unto me. YOU are the GREAT SHEPHERD JESUS, LEAD ME, FEED ME I ASK)

"The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. For the Lord of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up and it shall be brought low"

Contentions, Strife and Envy? Christ Is Not Divided....

"And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?"

"But God commendeth HIS love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

I can' t boast about my love for Jesus but I can boast about HIS love for me. HE died for me and the offering of grace, love and mercy came from the Father through the SON on a bloody tree. HE is always true, always faithful, always just, always perfect! HE did what was right, I did what was wrong, HE is the hero, I am the scoundrel, HE is the author and finisher, I am a recipient of HIS gifts, even the faith to trust HIM.

"We love Him, because HE first loved us." I John 4:19

"So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor (spouse/brother)"

"Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth." 1 Corinthians 5:7-8

How Well Do I Receive Love? How Well Do I Receive Mercy? Am I Grateful? How Well do I Handle Correction? How Well Do I Receive Rebuke? Am I Teachable? Only in meekness can we receive the Word of Christ.

Can I listen more than I speak and receive without commanding? I must eat Manna to be a branch that bears much fruit. Am I eating HIS FLESH and drinking HIS BLOOD of forgiveness, mercy, love, restoration and grace or eating the food of violence, bitterness, envy, judgment, self righteousness, wrath and malice? Reconciliation or divsion? Christ is not divided.

Apart from Christ I can do n_th_ng, in HIM I can do all things! Go in the bond of peace and be instruments of love in the name of Jesus with your family, the brethren and your enemies.

Do You Know THE WAY?

"And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God. But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples"
brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
08 Mar 2012 08:49 AM  
Mindful of Our Own Hypocrisy, Careful To Be Faithful Stewards of the Grace of Christ.....A dear friend and brother blessed me with a voice mail of good food this morning! Thank You!

If I am a Pharisee of the first degree, I exaggerate and elevate the sins/faults of others and minimized/cover my own sin. Deception and arrogance. Repent. This is deadly leaven and must be purged out of our life daily. Walking with fig leaves not covered in blood. It is most evident in the our homes and we must be aware that this bitter seed of unrighteous contention is cut out at its very root. We must walk humbly before our God in an attitude of praise for the mercy that has been bestowed and grace to do what is right. Pride is the root of cont_nt_on.

This is manifested often when we have been absent when truly needed in the past, sin of regret moves you to be present when your not needed in the future. This is called a lack of understanding. Discernment. There is no redemption here, no walk of faith just walking by fear in the flesh. A fruit of the Spirit, self control restrains us from being self willed. Repent, leave and acknowledge my wrong & the wonderful mercy of God through Jesus, getting in my calling and live a quiet, peaceable life with your family and the brethren. Remove your nose from sniffing out others and allow Christ to sniff out your own stench, odor and unpleasant, self righteous attitude. (Preach this to Brian first)

"There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD"

Prayer for Humility and Unity - THY Kingdom Come, THY Will Be Done!

"Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. He who answers before listening that is his folly and his shame." (Quiet my heart, bow to receive mercy, confess my many times acting in pride, folly and shame, grace to repent, restore and reconcile, ears that listen to YOU, see, love and hear others as YOU JESUS do unto me. YOU are the GREAT SHEPHERD JESUS, LEAD ME, FEED ME I ASK)

"The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. For the Lord of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up and it shall be brought low"

Contentions, Strife and Envy? Christ Is Not Divided....

"And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?"

"But God commendeth HIS love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

I can' t boast about my love for Jesus but I can boast about HIS love for me. HE died for me and the offering of grace, love and mercy came from the Father through the SON on a bloody tree. HE is always true, always faithful, always just, always perfect! HE did what was right, I did what was wrong, HE is the hero, I am the scoundrel, HE is the author and finisher, I am a recipient of HIS gifts, even the faith to trust HIM.

"We love Him, because HE first loved us." I John 4:19

"So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor (spouse/brother)"

"Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth." 1 Corinthians 5:7-8

How Well Do I Receive Love? How Well Do I Receive Mercy? Am I Grateful? How Well do I Handle Correction? How Well Do I Receive Rebuke? Am I Teachable? Only in meekness can we receive the Word of Christ.

Can I listen more than I speak and receive without commanding? I must eat Manna to be a branch that bears much fruit. Am I eating HIS FLESH and drinking HIS BLOOD of forgiveness, mercy, love, restoration and grace or eating the food of violence, bitterness, envy, judgment, self righteousness, wrath and malice? Reconciliation or divsion? Christ is not divided.

Apart from Christ I can do n_th_ng, in HIM I can do all things! Go in the bond of peace and be instruments of love in the name of Jesus with your family, the brethren and your enemies.

Do You Know THE WAY?

"And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God. But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples"
brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
09 Mar 2012 08:18 AM  
Where Am I Drinking? Is It Clean Water From the Source of the LIVING or a Dead Sea Scroll? A Healthy Diet.....

When you are tried, tested - what 'wells' up in your soul? Contention, wrath, hatred, bitterness and unforgiveness, fault finding, stiff necked pride leading to hard heartedness, a mind racing out of control or love, mercy, grace, longsuffering, patience, kindness, self control, forgiveness, personal fault confessing, repentance and a contrite heart, a broken spirit dependent on God and mercy offered through Jesus? The dead has not the capacity to seek out the Living, the LIVING came and brought life to the dead. Have I been raised into newness of life and am I feasting on the flesh and drinking a cup of blood from HIS body or am I feasting on deadness, bitter, sour wormwood that rots my inner man?

I Can't Be Honest About My Present and Future, If I am Not Honest About My Past. Deception Rests Here....

The woman at the well did not know why she was there. Love pursued her to the point of breaking boundaries and cultural traditions of race to get to her. A Jew meeting a Samaritan to help a whore. "Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans."

HE offers her life and produces a salty response for her to draw 'REAL LIFE WATER', the well she is at will never satisfy, "Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."

Jesus reveals the truth of HIMSELF and ourselves, it is humbling. The truth of your whole life begins to be revealed when Jesus encounters you at the particular well which you are drinking but there is no life in it. For every well except HIS runs dry and produces death. From HIS WELL, the WATER NEVER runs dry. With one taste of HIS LIFE GIVING WATER, the TRUTH will set you free. HAS the SPIRIT OF GOD revealed JESUS and which wells you have dug for yourself, sought pleasure, meaning, fullness and life yet come up destitute, powerless, empty, dry and dead. They can't provide life for the water is polluted and filthy, they can't hold water either, for there is no integrity in these cisterns, they are broken all over, incomplete. The well of Jesus is pure, immaculate, life giving, sound, perfect in its integrity, ever-flowing and will never change.

Back to the woman at the well. She lives in denial of her past reality, a deception that proves her life to be a lie - then the Truth is revealed. "Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet."

She then changes to conversation to religion, still not accepting Jesus disclosing hidden sin yet not condemning her but still offering life giving water, salvation through HIMSELF. "Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe Me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth."

Repentance and salvation at the revelation of Christ, the closet opens up and darkness flees as Light enters "The woman saith unto him, I know that Messiah cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, He will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am He. And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her? The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?" Even pagan unbelievers knew this Samaritan woman would never boast of 'all things she ever did" for her reputation was of ill repute. When the Light of Christ is revealed and a drink of Water is taken, the full advocacy that all righteousness is through Jesus and there is no righteousness apart from HIM. NONE. In HIM you are clean, presented faultless before the FATHER. Go and tell all things you have ever done. Here is the freedom, who the Son sets free, is free indeed!

The fulfillment of this scripture occurred in the Samaritan woman's life, has HE given you HIS WATER and can you be honest and tell everyone everything you ever did? At this moment you can be truthful about today for you have been honest about yesterday through Christ, the Way the Truth and the Life.

"Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." The truth is we have all been whores, adulteresses and murderers- chased after idols, false gods - has my closet been cleaned and can I speak of the glories of the Cross. Your sin was in the cup, mine also. Jesus exchanged a cup of sin, wrath and judgment that we offered in return for a cup of HIS OWN BLOOD of mercy, grace, forgiveness and reconciliation. A New Covenant.

"For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." Jeremiah 2:13
brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
10 Mar 2012 12:19 PM  
A Healthy Diet.....May I drink the Living Water daily!

When you are tried, tested - what 'wells' up in your soul? Contention, wrath, hatred, bitterness and unforgiveness, fault finding, stiff necked pride leading to hard heartedness, a mind racing out of control or love, mercy, grace, longsuffering, patience, kindness, self control, forgiveness, personal fault confessing, repentance and a contrite heart, a broken spirit dependent on God and mercy offered through Jesus? The dead has not the capacity to seek out the Living, the LIVING came and brought life to the dead. Have I been raised into newness of life and am I feasting on the flesh and drinking a cup of blood from HIS body or am I feasting on deadness, bitter, sour wormwood that rots my inner man?

I Can't Be Honest About My Present and Future, If I am Not Honest About My Past. Deception Rests Here....

The woman at the well did not know why she was there. Love pursued her to the point of breaking boundaries and cultural traditions of race to get to her. A Jew meeting a Samaritan to help a whore. "Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans."

HE offers her life and produces a salty response for her to draw 'REAL LIFE WATER', the well she is at will never satisfy, "Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."

Jesus reveals the truth of HIMSELF and ourselves, it is humbling. The truth of your whole life begins to be revealed when Jesus encounters you at the particular well which you are drinking but there is no life in it. For every well except HIS runs dry and produces death. From HIS WELL, the WATER NEVER runs dry. With one taste of HIS LIFE GIVING WATER, the TRUTH will set you free. HAS the SPIRIT OF GOD revealed JESUS and which wells you have dug for yourself, sought pleasure, meaning, fullness and life yet come up destitute, powerless, empty, dry and dead. They can't provide life for the water is polluted and filthy, they can't hold water either, for there is no integrity in these cisterns, they are broken all over, incomplete. The well of Jesus is pure, immaculate, life giving, sound, perfect in its integrity, ever-flowing and will never change.

Back to the woman at the well. She lives in denial of her past reality, a deception that proves her life to be a lie - then the Truth is revealed. "Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet."

She then changes to conversation to religion, still not accepting Jesus disclosing hidden sin yet not condemning her but still offering life giving water, salvation through HIMSELF. "Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe Me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth."

Repentance and salvation at the revelation of Christ, the closet opens up and darkness flees as Light enters "The woman saith unto him, I know that Messiah cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, He will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am He. And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her? The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?" Even pagan unbelievers knew this Samaritan woman would never boast of 'all things she ever did" for her reputation was of ill repute. When the Light of Christ is revealed and a drink of Water is taken, the full advocacy that all righteousness is through Jesus and there is no righteousness apart from HIM. NONE. In HIM you are clean, presented faultless before the FATHER. Go and tell all things you have ever done. Here is the freedom, who the Son sets free, is free indeed!

The fulfillment of this scripture occurred in the Samaritan woman's life, has HE given you HIS WATER and can you be honest and tell everyone everything you ever did? At this moment you can be truthful about today for you have been honest about yesterday through Christ, the Way the Truth and the Life.

"Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." The truth is we have all been whores, adulteresses and murderers- chased after idols, false gods - has my closet been cleaned and can I speak of the glories of the Cross. Your sin was in the cup, mine also. Jesus exchanged a cup of sin, wrath and judgment that we offered in return for a cup of HIS OWN BLOOD of mercy, grace, forgiveness and reconciliation. A New Covenant.

"For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." Jeremiah 2:13
brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
11 Mar 2012 12:07 PM  
A Healthy Diet.....May I drink the Living Water daily!

When you are tried, tested - what 'wells' up in your soul? Contention, wrath, hatred, bitterness and unforgiveness, fault finding, stiff necked pride leading to hard heartedness, a mind racing out of control or love, mercy, grace, longsuffering, patience, kindness, self control, forgiveness, personal fault confessing, repentance and a contrite heart, a broken spirit dependent on God and mercy offered through Jesus? The dead has not the capacity to seek out the Living, the LIVING came and brought life to the dead. Have I been raised into newness of life and am I feasting on the flesh and drinking a cup of blood from HIS body or am I feasting on deadness, bitter, sour wormwood that rots my inner man?

I Can't Be Honest About My Present and Future, If I am Not Honest About My Past. Deception Rests Here....

The woman at the well did not know why she was there. Love pursued her to the point of breaking boundaries and cultural traditions of race to get to her. A Jew meeting a Samaritan to help a whore. "Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans."

HE offers her life and produces a salty response for her to draw 'REAL LIFE WATER', the well she is at will never satisfy, "Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."

Jesus reveals the truth of HIMSELF and ourselves, it is humbling. The truth of your whole life begins to be revealed when Jesus encounters you at the particular well which you are drinking but there is no life in it. For every well except HIS runs dry and produces death. From HIS WELL, the WATER NEVER runs dry. With one taste of HIS LIFE GIVING WATER, the TRUTH will set you free. HAS the SPIRIT OF GOD revealed JESUS and which wells you have dug for yourself, sought pleasure, meaning, fullness and life yet come up destitute, powerless, empty, dry and dead. They can't provide life for the water is polluted and filthy, they can't hold water either, for there is no integrity in these cisterns, they are broken all over, incomplete. The well of Jesus is pure, immaculate, life giving, sound, perfect in its integrity, ever-flowing and will never change.

Back to the woman at the well. She lives in denial of her past reality, a deception that proves her life to be a lie - then the Truth is revealed. "Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet."

She then changes to conversation to religion, still not accepting Jesus disclosing hidden sin yet not condemning her but still offering life giving water, salvation through HIMSELF. "Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe Me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth."

Repentance and salvation at the revelation of Christ, the closet opens up and darkness flees as Light enters "The woman saith unto him, I know that Messiah cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, He will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am He. And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her? The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?" Even pagan unbelievers knew this Samaritan woman would never boast of 'all things she ever did" for her reputation was of ill repute. When the Light of Christ is revealed and a drink of Water is taken, the full advocacy that all righteousness is through Jesus and there is no righteousness apart from HIM. NONE. In HIM you are clean, presented faultless before the FATHER. Go and tell all things you have ever done. Here is the freedom, who the Son sets free, is free indeed!

The fulfillment of this scripture occurred in the Samaritan woman's life, has HE given you HIS WATER and can you be honest and tell everyone everything you ever did? At this moment you can be truthful about today for you have been honest about yesterday through Christ, the Way the Truth and the Life.

"Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." The truth is we have all been whores, adulteresses and murderers- chased after idols, false gods - has my closet been cleaned and can I speak of the glories of the Cross. Your sin was in the cup, mine also. Jesus exchanged a cup of sin, wrath and judgment that we offered in return for a cup of HIS OWN BLOOD of mercy, grace, forgiveness and reconciliation. A New Covenant.

"For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." Jeremiah 2:13
brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
12 Mar 2012 11:12 AM  
Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand! Mindful of Our Own Hypocrisy, Careful To Be Faithful Stewards of the Grace of Christ.....A dear friend and brother blessed me with a voice mail of good food this morning! Thank You!

If I am a Pharisee of the first degree, I exaggerate and elevate the sins/faults of others and minimized/cover my own sin. Deception and arrogance. Repent. This is deadly leaven and must be purged out of our life daily. Walking with fig leaves not covered in blood. It is most evident in the our homes and we must be aware that this bitter seed of unrighteous contention is cut out at its very root. We must walk humbly before our God in an attitude of praise for the mercy that has been bestowed and grace to do what is right. Pride is the root of cont_nt_on.

This is manifested often when we have been absent when truly needed in the past, sin of regret moves you to be present when your not needed in the future. This is called a lack of understanding. Discernment. There is no redemption here, no walk of faith just walking by fear in the flesh. A fruit of the Spirit, self control restrains us from being self willed. Repent, leave and acknowledge my wrong & the wonderful mercy of God through Jesus, getting in my calling and live a quiet, peaceable life with your family and the brethren. Remove your nose from sniffing out others and allow Christ to sniff out your own stench, odor and unpleasant, self righteous attitude. (Preach this to Brian first)

"There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD"

Prayer for Humility and Unity - THY Kingdom Come, THY Will Be Done!

"Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. He who answers before listening that is his folly and his shame." (Quiet my heart, bow to receive mercy, confess my many times acting in pride, folly and shame, grace to repent, restore and reconcile, ears that listen to YOU, see, love and hear others as YOU JESUS do unto me. YOU are the GREAT SHEPHERD JESUS, LEAD ME, FEED ME I ASK)

"The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. For the Lord of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up and it shall be brought low"

Contentions, Strife and Envy? Christ Is Not Divided....

"And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?"

"But God commendeth HIS love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

I can' t boast about my love for Jesus but I can boast about HIS love for me. HE died for me and the offering of grace, love and mercy came from the Father through the SON on a bloody tree. HE is always true, always faithful, always just, always perfect! HE did what was right, I did what was wrong, HE is the hero, I am the scoundrel, HE is the author and finisher, I am a recipient of HIS gifts, even the faith to trust HIM.

"We love Him, because HE first loved us." I John 4:19

"So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor (spouse/brother)"

"Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth." 1 Corinthians 5:7-8

How Well Do I Receive Love? How Well Do I Receive Mercy? Am I Grateful? How Well do I Handle Correction? How Well Do I Receive Rebuke? Am I Teachable? Only in meekness can we receive the Word of Christ.

Can I listen more than I speak and receive without commanding? I must eat Manna to be a branch that bears much fruit. Am I eating HIS FLESH and drinking HIS BLOOD of forgiveness, mercy, love, restoration and grace or eating the food of violence, bitterness, envy, judgment, self righteousness, wrath and malice? Reconciliation or divsion? Christ is not divided.

Apart from Christ I can do n_th_ng, in HIM I can do all things! Go in the bond of peace and be instruments of love in the name of Jesus with your family, the brethren and your enemies.

Do You Know THE WAY?

"And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God. But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples"
brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
13 Mar 2012 02:24 PM  
Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand! Mindful of Our Own Hypocrisy, Careful To Be Faithful Stewards of the Grace of Christ.....A dear friend and brother blessed me with a voice mail of good food this morning! Thank You!

If I am a Pharisee of the first degree, I exaggerate and elevate the sins/faults of others and minimized/cover my own sin. Deception and arrogance. Repent. This is deadly leaven and must be purged out of our life daily. Walking with fig leaves not covered in blood. It is most evident in the our homes and we must be aware that this bitter seed of unrighteous contention is cut out at its very root. We must walk humbly before our God in an attitude of praise for the mercy that has been bestowed and grace to do what is right. Pride is the root of cont_nt_on.

This is manifested often when we have been absent when truly needed in the past, sin of regret moves you to be present when your not needed in the future. This is called a lack of understanding. Discernment. There is no redemption here, no walk of faith just walking by fear in the flesh. A fruit of the Spirit, self control restrains us from being self willed. Repent, leave and acknowledge my wrong & the wonderful mercy of God through Jesus, getting in my calling and live a quiet, peaceable life with your family and the brethren. Remove your nose from sniffing out others and allow Christ to sniff out your own stench, odor and unpleasant, self righteous attitude. (Preach this to Brian first)

"There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD"

Prayer for Humility and Unity - THY Kingdom Come, THY Will Be Done!

"Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. He who answers before listening that is his folly and his shame." (Quiet my heart, bow to receive mercy, confess my many times acting in pride, folly and shame, grace to repent, restore and reconcile, ears that listen to YOU, see, love and hear others as YOU JESUS do unto me. YOU are the GREAT SHEPHERD JESUS, LEAD ME, FEED ME I ASK)

"The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. For the Lord of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up and it shall be brought low"

Contentions, Strife and Envy? Christ Is Not Divided....

"And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?"

"But God commendeth HIS love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

I can' t boast about my love for Jesus but I can boast about HIS love for me. HE died for me and the offering of grace, love and mercy came from the Father through the SON on a bloody tree. HE is always true, always faithful, always just, always perfect! HE did what was right, I did what was wrong, HE is the hero, I am the scoundrel, HE is the author and finisher, I am a recipient of HIS gifts, even the faith to trust HIM.

"We love Him, because HE first loved us." I John 4:19

"So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor (spouse/brother)"

"Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth." 1 Corinthians 5:7-8

How Well Do I Receive Love? How Well Do I Receive Mercy? Am I Grateful? How Well do I Handle Correction? How Well Do I Receive Rebuke? Am I Teachable? Only in meekness can we receive the Word of Christ.

Can I listen more than I speak and receive without commanding? I must eat Manna to be a branch that bears much fruit. Am I eating HIS FLESH and drinking HIS BLOOD of forgiveness, mercy, love, restoration and grace or eating the food of violence, bitterness, envy, judgment, self righteousness, wrath and malice? Reconciliation or divsion? Christ is not divided.

Apart from Christ I can do n_th_ng, in HIM I can do all things! Go in the bond of peace and be instruments of love in the name of Jesus with your family, the brethren and your enemies.

Do You Know THE WAY?

"And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God. But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples"
brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
14 Mar 2012 06:16 PM  
Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand! Mindful of Our Own Hypocrisy, Careful To Be Faithful Stewards of the Grace of Christ.....A dear friend and brother blessed me with a voice mail of good food this morning! Thank You!

If I am a Pharisee of the first degree, I exaggerate and elevate the sins/faults of others and minimized/cover my own sin. Deception and arrogance. Repent. This is deadly leaven and must be purged out of our life daily. Walking with fig leaves not covered in blood. It is most evident in the our homes and we must be aware that this bitter seed of unrighteous contention is cut out at its very root. We must walk humbly before our God in an attitude of praise for the mercy that has been bestowed and grace to do what is right. Pride is the root of cont_nt_on.

This is manifested often when we have been absent when truly needed in the past, sin of regret moves you to be present when your not needed in the future. This is called a lack of understanding. Discernment. There is no redemption here, no walk of faith just walking by fear in the flesh. A fruit of the Spirit, self control restrains us from being self willed. Repent, leave and acknowledge my wrong & the wonderful mercy of God through Jesus, getting in my calling and live a quiet, peaceable life with your family and the brethren. Remove your nose from sniffing out others and allow Christ to sniff out your own stench, odor and unpleasant, self righteous attitude. (Preach this to Brian first)

"There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD"

Prayer for Humility and Unity - THY Kingdom Come, THY Will Be Done!

"Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. He who answers before listening that is his folly and his shame." (Quiet my heart, bow to receive mercy, confess my many times acting in pride, folly and shame, grace to repent, restore and reconcile, ears that listen to YOU, see, love and hear others as YOU JESUS do unto me. YOU are the GREAT SHEPHERD JESUS, LEAD ME, FEED ME I ASK)

"The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. For the Lord of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up and it shall be brought low"

Contentions, Strife and Envy? Christ Is Not Divided....

"And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?"

"But God commendeth HIS love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

I can' t boast about my love for Jesus but I can boast about HIS love for me. HE died for me and the offering of grace, love and mercy came from the Father through the SON on a bloody tree. HE is always true, always faithful, always just, always perfect! HE did what was right, I did what was wrong, HE is the hero, I am the scoundrel, HE is the author and finisher, I am a recipient of HIS gifts, even the faith to trust HIM.

"We love Him, because HE first loved us." I John 4:19

"So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor (spouse/brother)"

"Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth." 1 Corinthians 5:7-8

How Well Do I Receive Love? How Well Do I Receive Mercy? Am I Grateful? How Well do I Handle Correction? How Well Do I Receive Rebuke? Am I Teachable? Only in meekness can we receive the Word of Christ.

Can I listen more than I speak and receive without commanding? I must eat Manna to be a branch that bears much fruit. Am I eating HIS FLESH and drinking HIS BLOOD of forgiveness, mercy, love, restoration and grace or eating the food of violence, bitterness, envy, judgment, self righteousness, wrath and malice? Reconciliation or divsion? Christ is not divided.

Apart from Christ I can do n_th_ng, in HIM I can do all things! Go in the bond of peace and be instruments of love in the name of Jesus with your family, the brethren and your enemies.

Do You Know THE WAY?

"And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God. But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples"
brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
15 Mar 2012 08:09 AM  
Praying that You Pray About Decisions, smallest to large, Allowing Jesus Christ the loudest Voice....

"I have set the LORD always before me: because HE is at my right hand, I shall not be moved." Psalm 16:8

Dry Well's.....

There are two pictures when Jesus approaches this woman at the well and we have sought water in our own dry place at times. One is a image of the Pharisees. Smug, self righteous who have said, I haven't done what she did, she is unclean. This well is full of religious works yet dead, there is no water in it, dusty dead bones. Great work has absorbed the time to dig this deep hole in the ground and we sometimes boast of our effort. The outside of the pot is shiny, the rope that goes into the ground is braided gold yet when it comes back up from going down, no water, just an illusion. When it comes up the desire here is only to wet your own mouth not give someone water to drink who is perishing. Self centered motives wreak here. When we have been here, we separate ourselves from the world and condemn the world, there is no witness of redemption, reconciliation and restoration in our own life. There is no compassion for we have not understood the immense mercy we have received. The well of ambition rules here. We don't understand we have had many husbands(wells) or wives(wells), the well of unforgiveness has been dug and our life proves there is no salvation here. I can't forgive others, I have not received forgiveness. Pride rules this barren land. No deliverance. This well leads to bitter jealousy, competition and envy. Malice lays deep in the heart for the inward man is never free. Service becomes painful and there is no joy, love of the brethren is absent and there is no power at all to love my enemies. Although I believe to have been a friend of God, I am deceived at this well. Surrounded by clouds of religious zealots this is a lonely place yet often I don't know it for all the clamor, noise and activity. This is where there is fellowship but no intimacy. For no works of righteousness can make me clean in HIS sight. So when any of us have said, I have never done that, you don't know yourself at all. You have just committed and admitted to that very thing. Puffed up and proud, vision is lost and blindness takes over Repent, adultery, murder and blaspheme! Take a look at the Cross.

The second image here is a woman who does not know her past in reality and can't see today because of it. There is denial, the deceitfulness of sin operating where shame overclouds a life. Man centered sorrow produces a guilt that leaves one with a heavy burden, laden in unrest where no one really knows you because you really don't know you. Until we are honest with ourselves, we cannot be honest with anyone else. The prince of liars has control and until the TRUTH sets us free, we walked in deception, shame and regret. This is a lonely place and others know it. An encounter with JESUS is required. There is no regret from one who Jesus reveals HIMSELF to, for when HE said it is finished, it is finished. Our regrets, wrongs and sin become the bread that HIS BODY uses to feed others living in this dead place. This image here has a woman looking to belong, never being accepted. The one thing if we can get hold of and most importantly get hold of us is the mighty cost to GOD to accept us. God accepts us into the beloved on HIS TERMS, HIS SACRIFICE and HIS CONDITIONS. The tremendous payment for forgiveness, salvation and redemption came through BLOOD. The FATHER has to pay for our salvation for there is nothing we can do to be saved, HE paid with the BLOOD of HIS SON. WOW. The worship here apart from Christ is isolation, very lonely for no one wants to get close to you, except the MAN who must needs to pass through Samaria.

"O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing?"

"How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?"

Jesus reveals the truth of HIMSELF and ourselves, it is humbling. The truth of your whole life begins to be revealed when Jesus encounters you at the particular well which you are drinking but there is no life in it. For every well except HIS runs dry and produces death. From HIS WELL, the WATER NEVER runs dry. With one taste of HIS LIFE GIVING WATER, the TRUTH will set you free. HAS the SPIRIT OF GOD revealed JESUS and which wells you have dug for yourself, sought pleasure, meaning, fullness and life yet come up destitute, powerless, empty, dry and dead. They can't provide life for the water is polluted and filthy, they can't hold water either, for there is no integrity in these cisterns, they are broken all over, incomplete. The well of Jesus is pure, immaculate, life giving, sound, perfect in its integrity, ever-flowing and will never change.

Until you are honest with your past, you cannot be honest about your present. I can't be honest about my past until I have an encounter with JESUS. Then I will know all things I ever did! HE is TRUTH and apart from HIM there is NO TRUTH.


brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
16 Mar 2012 08:09 AM  
What Well's Up In Your Soul? Forgiveness or Bitterness? Love or Hate? Mercy or Judgment? Freedom or Guilt?

There are two pictures when Jesus approaches this woman at the well and we have sought water in our own dry place at times. One is a image of the Pharisees. Smug, self righteous who have said, I haven't done what she did, she is unclean. This well is full of religious works yet dead, there is no water in it, dusty dead bones. Great work has absorbed the time to dig this deep hole in the ground and we sometimes boast of our effort. The outside of the pot is shiny, the rope that goes into the ground is braided gold yet when it comes back up from going down, no water, just an illusion. When it comes up the desire here is only to wet your own mouth not give someone water to drink who is perishing. Self centered motives wreak here. When we have been here, we separate ourselves from the world and condemn the world, there is no witness of redemption, reconciliation and restoration in our own life. There is no compassion for we have not understood the immense mercy we have received. The well of ambition rules here. We don't understand we have had many husbands(wells) or wives(wells), the well of unforgiveness has been dug and our life proves there is no salvation here. I can't forgive others, I have not received forgiveness. Pride rules this barren land. No deliverance. This well leads to bitter jealousy, competition and envy. Malice lays deep in the heart for the inward man is never free. Service becomes painful and there is no joy, love of the brethren is absent and there is no power at all to love my enemies. Although I believe to have been a friend of God, I am deceived at this well. Surrounded by clouds of religious zealots this is a lonely place yet often I don't know it for all the clamor, noise and activity. This is where there is fellowship but no intimacy. For no works of righteousness can make me clean in HIS sight. So when any of us have said, I have never done that, you don't know yourself at all. You have just committed and admitted to that very thing. Puffed up and proud, vision is lost and blindness takes over Repent, adultery, murder and blaspheme! Take a look at the Cross.

The second image here is a woman who does not know her past in reality and can't see today because of it. There is denial, the deceitfulness of sin operating where shame overclouds a life. Man centered sorrow produces a guilt that leaves one with a heavy burden, laden in unrest where no one really knows you because you really don't know you. Until we are honest with ourselves, we cannot be honest with anyone else. The prince of liars has control and until the TRUTH sets us free, we walked in deception, shame and regret. This is a lonely place and others know it. An encounter with JESUS is required. There is no regret from one who Jesus reveals HIMSELF to, for when HE said it is finished, it is finished. Our regrets, wrongs and sin become the bread that HIS BODY uses to feed others living in this dead place. This image here has a woman looking to belong, never being accepted. The one thing if we can get hold of and most importantly get hold of us is the mighty cost to GOD to accept us. God accepts us into the beloved on HIS TERMS, HIS SACRIFICE and HIS CONDITIONS. The tremendous payment for forgiveness, salvation and redemption came through BLOOD. The FATHER has to pay for our salvation for there is nothing we can do to be saved, HE paid with the BLOOD of HIS SON. WOW. The worship here apart from Christ is isolation, very lonely for no one wants to get close to you, except the MAN who must needs to pass through Samaria.

"O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing?"

"How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?"

Jesus reveals the truth of HIMSELF and ourselves, it is humbling. The truth of your whole life begins to be revealed when Jesus encounters you at the particular well which you are drinking but there is no life in it. For every well except HIS runs dry and produces death. From HIS WELL, the WATER NEVER runs dry. With one taste of HIS LIFE GIVING WATER, the TRUTH will set you free. HAS the SPIRIT OF GOD revealed JESUS and which wells you have dug for yourself, sought pleasure, meaning, fullness and life yet come up destitute, powerless, empty, dry and dead. They can't provide life for the water is polluted and filthy, they can't hold water either, for there is no integrity in these cisterns, they are broken all over, incomplete. The well of Jesus is pure, immaculate, life giving, sound, perfect in its integrity, ever-flowing and will never change.

Until you are honest with your past, you cannot be honest about your present. I can't be honest about my past until I have an encounter with JESUS. Then I will know all things I ever did! HE is TRUTH and apart from HIM there is NO TRUTH. Am I Covering Shame, Heart Mired in Deep Sorrow and Regret or Proud and Condemning of others, Hiding Under Fig Leaves or Completely Exposed, No Secrets Yet Clean, Clothed in Christ, Protected, Forgiven and Esteemed by God THROUGH JESUS BLOOD. One path is deception the other truth, one bondage the other freedom.
brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
17 Mar 2012 11:41 AM  
What Well's Up In Your Soul? Forgiveness or Bitterness? Love or Hate? Mercy or Judgment? Freedom or Guilt?

There are two pictures when Jesus approaches this woman at the well and we have sought water in our own dry place at times. One is a image of the Pharisees. Smug, self righteous who have said, I haven't done what she did, she is unclean. This well is full of religious works yet dead, there is no water in it, dusty dead bones. Great work has absorbed the time to dig this deep hole in the ground and we sometimes boast of our effort. The outside of the pot is shiny, the rope that goes into the ground is braided gold yet when it comes back up from going down, no water, just an illusion. When it comes up the desire here is only to wet your own mouth not give someone water to drink who is perishing. Self centered motives wreak here. When we have been here, we separate ourselves from the world and condemn the world, there is no witness of redemption, reconciliation and restoration in our own life. There is no compassion for we have not understood the immense mercy we have received. The well of ambition rules here. We don't understand we have had many husbands(wells) or wives(wells), the well of unforgiveness has been dug and our life proves there is no salvation here. I can't forgive others, I have not received forgiveness. Pride rules this barren land. No deliverance. This well leads to bitter jealousy, competition and envy. Malice lays deep in the heart for the inward man is never free. Service becomes painful and there is no joy, love of the brethren is absent and there is no power at all to love my enemies. Although I believe to have been a friend of God, I am deceived at this well. Surrounded by clouds of religious zealots this is a lonely place yet often I don't know it for all the clamor, noise and activity. This is where there is fellowship but no intimacy. For no works of righteousness can make me clean in HIS sight. So when any of us have said, I have never done that, you don't know yourself at all. You have just committed and admitted to that very thing. Puffed up and proud, vision is lost and blindness takes over Repent, adultery, murder and blaspheme! Take a look at the Cross.

The second image here is a woman who does not know her past in reality and can't see today because of it. There is denial, the deceitfulness of sin operating where shame overclouds a life. Man centered sorrow produces a guilt that leaves one with a heavy burden, laden in unrest where no one really knows you because you really don't know you. Until we are honest with ourselves, we cannot be honest with anyone else. The prince of liars has control and until the TRUTH sets us free, we walked in deception, shame and regret. This is a lonely place and others know it. An encounter with JESUS is required. There is no regret from one who Jesus reveals HIMSELF to, for when HE said it is finished, it is finished. Our regrets, wrongs and sin become the bread that HIS BODY uses to feed others living in this dead place. This image here has a woman looking to belong, never being accepted. The one thing if we can get hold of and most importantly get hold of us is the mighty cost to GOD to accept us. God accepts us into the beloved on HIS TERMS, HIS SACRIFICE and HIS CONDITIONS. The tremendous payment for forgiveness, salvation and redemption came through BLOOD. The FATHER has to pay for our salvation for there is nothing we can do to be saved, HE paid with the BLOOD of HIS SON. WOW. The worship here apart from Christ is isolation, very lonely for no one wants to get close to you, except the MAN who must needs to pass through Samaria.

"O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing?"

"How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?"

Jesus reveals the truth of HIMSELF and ourselves, it is humbling. The truth of your whole life begins to be revealed when Jesus encounters you at the particular well which you are drinking but there is no life in it. For every well except HIS runs dry and produces death. From HIS WELL, the WATER NEVER runs dry. With one taste of HIS LIFE GIVING WATER, the TRUTH will set you free. HAS the SPIRIT OF GOD revealed JESUS and which wells you have dug for yourself, sought pleasure, meaning, fullness and life yet come up destitute, powerless, empty, dry and dead. They can't provide life for the water is polluted and filthy, they can't hold water either, for there is no integrity in these cisterns, they are broken all over, incomplete. The well of Jesus is pure, immaculate, life giving, sound, perfect in its integrity, ever-flowing and will never change.

Until you are honest with your past, you cannot be honest about your present. I can't be honest about my past until I have an encounter with JESUS. Then I will know all things I ever did! HE is TRUTH and apart from HIM there is NO TRUTH. Am I Covering Shame, Heart Mired in Deep Sorrow and Regret or Proud and Condemning of others, Hiding Under Fig Leaves or Completely Exposed, No Secrets Yet Clean, Clothed in Christ, Protected, Forgiven and Esteemed by God THROUGH JESUS BLOOD. One path is deception the other truth, one bondage the other freedom.
brianUser is Offline
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Posts:3700

--
18 Mar 2012 09:11 AM  
Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand! Mindful of Our Own Hypocrisy, Careful To Be Faithful Stewards of the Grace of Christ.....

If I am a Pharisee of the first degree, I exaggerate and elevate the sins/faults of others and minimized/cover my own sin. Deception and arrogance. Repent. This is deadly leaven and must be purged out of our life daily. Walking with fig leaves not covered in blood. It is most evident in the our homes and we must be aware that this bitter seed of unrighteous contention is cut out at its very root. We must walk humbly before our God in an attitude of praise for the mercy that has been bestowed and grace to do what is right. Pride is the root of cont_nt_on.

This is manifested often when we have been absent when truly needed in the past, sin of regret moves you to be present when your not needed in the future. This is called a lack of understanding. Discernment. There is no redemption here, no walk of faith just walking by fear in the flesh. A fruit of the Spirit, self control restrains us from being self willed. Repent, leave and acknowledge my wrong & the wonderful mercy of God through Jesus, getting in my calling and live a quiet, peaceable life with your family and the brethren. Remove your nose from sniffing out others and allow Christ to sniff out your own stench, odor and unpleasant, self righteous attitude. (Preach this to Brian first)

"There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD"

Prayer for Humility and Unity - THY Kingdom Come, THY Will Be Done!

"Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. He who answers before listening that is his folly and his shame." (Quiet my heart, bow to receive mercy, confess my many times acting in pride, folly and shame, grace to repent, restore and reconcile, ears that listen to YOU, see, love and hear others as YOU JESUS do unto me. YOU are the GREAT SHEPHERD JESUS, LEAD ME, FEED ME I ASK)

"The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. For the Lord of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up and it shall be brought low"

Contentions, Strife and Envy? Christ Is Not Divided....

"And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?"

"But God commendeth HIS love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

I can' t boast about my love for Jesus but I can boast about HIS love for me. HE died for me and the offering of grace, love and mercy came from the Father through the SON on a bloody tree. HE is always true, always faithful, always just, always perfect! HE did what was right, I did what was wrong, HE is the hero, I am the scoundrel, HE is the author and finisher, I am a recipient of HIS gifts, even the faith to trust HIM.

"We love Him, because HE first loved us." I John 4:19

"So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor (spouse/brother)"

"Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth." 1 Corinthians 5:7-8

How Well Do I Receive Love? How Well Do I Receive Mercy? Am I Grateful? How Well do I Handle Correction? How Well Do I Receive Rebuke? Am I Teachable? Only in meekness can we receive the Word of Christ.

Can I listen more than I speak and receive without commanding? I must eat Manna to be a branch that bears much fruit. Am I eating HIS FLESH and drinking HIS BLOOD of forgiveness, mercy, love, restoration and grace or eating the food of violence, bitterness, envy, judgment, self righteousness, wrath and malice? Reconciliation or divsion? Christ is not divided.

Apart from Christ I can do n_th_ng, in HIM I can do all things! Go in the bond of peace and be instruments of love in the name of Jesus with your family, the brethren and your enemies.

Do You Know THE WAY?

"And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God. But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples"
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Page 110 of 157 << < 108109110111112 > >>


Active Forums 4.1
NOT LICENSED FOR PRODUCTION USE
www.activemodules.com
     Privacy Statement    |    Terms Of Use