October 2017

The Word: Episode 0266

“Do Not Conform…”

October 31, 2017

“Do Not Conform…”

Blessings folk!

A little sidebar for today.

Five hundred years ago today a lawyer-turned-priest nailed a document to the door of a church building.

Soon to be known as the “95 Theses”, Martin Luther had put into words the things that bothered him about the organizational church. Most dealt with “indulgences”…the passing out of “forgiveness” based upon “contributions.”

Many point to this act as the seminal moment in the nascent “protestant movement”.
Perhaps.

The Lord was already moving in the heart of many.
Many were seeing that “it is by grace that we are saved through faith…not of works”.

We do well to remember and reflect upon the grace of the Lord.

Most do not.
Most celebrate “fall festivals”…at best a weak attempt at sanitizing “halloween”.

Read these verses.
Seek the Lord as to what He is saying to you.

Ephesians 5:11 ESV
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

Ephesians 4:27 ESV
And give no opportunity to the devil.

1 Corinthians 10:21 ESV
You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons.
You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Leviticus 19:31 ESV
“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers;
do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 18:9-12 ESV
“When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Ephesians 5:6-12 ESV
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. …

3 John 1:11 ESV
Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good.
Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.

Have nothing to do with evil.
Do not put on the mask of the world.
Rather, put on the fulness of the Spirit.

Rom 12:1-2

Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Do not be conformed to the world.
Be transformed!

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The Word: Episode 0265 John 13:33-35

“I Say to You…”

October 30, 2017

“I Say to You…”

Blessings folk!

Jesus told the disciples to…

Mar 11:22
And Jesus answered saying to them, “Have faith in God.

What did Jesus mean?

His next statements give some shocking insight…

Mar 11:23-24
“Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.

“Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask,
believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.

Did Jesus mean this?
Of course He did!

Are we to believe it?
Of course we are!

Note the truths.
We are to have faith.
We are to speak.
We are to have not doubt in our heart.
We are to believe that what we say will happen.
We are to believe that it will be granted to us.

How do we know “what to say”?

All things for which you pray and ask!

This is not permission to lay a selfish list before the Lord.

Prayer is not a one-way conversation.
Our asking is based upon the Lord’s revelation…desire…direction…speaking to us.

We are to speak what the Lord reveals.
We are to speak what the Lord says.
We are to speak what the Lord does.

If we hear from the Lord…
If we speak…
If we have no doubt…
If we believe it will granted…
If we believe…that we have received them…

They will be granted.
They will be granted because this is the desire of the Lord.

This not “name it and claim it”.
This is listen, speak, doubt not, believe and receive.

May we do so…

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The Word: Episode 0264 1 Peter 5:13-14

“Speak Blessing”

October 29, 2017

“Speak Blessing”

Blessings folk!

Have faith in God!

This is a command of the Lord…

Mar 11:22
And Jesus answered saying to them, “Have faith in God.

Note that Jesus made the statement in response to something.

Peter had noticed that the fig tree that the Lord has spoken to earlier had withered.

What was Jesus saying?

Several things to be gleaned.

One is…our words have power.
Power in the spirit realm.
Power in the natural.

We can choose to speak blessing.
We can choose to speak curse.

Read what James says…

Jas 3:6-12
And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.

For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea,
is tamed and has been tamed by the human race.

But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison.

With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men,
who have been made in the likeness of God;

from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing.
My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.

Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water?

Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs?
Nor can salt water produce fresh.


We as believers must speak forth the word of blessings and life…without ceasing.

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The Word: Episode 0263 1 Peter 5:8-9

“Have Faith in God”

October 28, 2017

“Have Faith in God”

Blessings folk!

Jesus and HIs disciples were in the environs of Jerusalem.

Mar 11:19
When evening came, they would go out of the city.

They would stay outside the city at night.
Wonder why?

Their friends lived outside.

Also…

Could this be a reason?

Mar 11:18
The chief priests and the scribes heard this, and began seeking how to destroy Him; for they were afraid of Him, for the whole crowd was astonished at His teaching.

Remember the fig tree Jesus “cursed”?

Read the entire passage.

For today, note what Jesus says in response to Peter’s observation…wow…

Mar 11:20-26

As they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up.

Being reminded, Peter *said to Him, “Rabbi, look, the fig tree which You cursed has withered.”

And Jesus answered saying to them, “Have faith in God.

“Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.

“Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.

“Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions.

[“But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions.”]

I suspect that Jesus’ response was unexpected

Peter drew Jesus’ attention to the tree.
It had withered.

The Jesus says “have faith in God”.

Really?

What did the withered tree have to do with faith in God.

Jesus explains.

What did you see?
Do you have such faith?

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The Word: Episode 0262 1 Peter 5:5-7

“They Sought…”

October 27, 2017

“They Sought…”

Blessings folk!

Jesus overturned the tables of the moneychangers in the Temple.

What do you think the religious rulers did?
What religious rulers always do when someone overturns the table of their structure.

Jesus had confronted them with what they had allowed.
The rulers had allowed the Temple to be a robber den of thieves rather than a house of prayer.

Mar 11:17
And He began to teach and say to them, “Is it not written, ‘MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL THE NATIONS’? But you have made it a ROBBERS’ DEN.”

The leaders had allowed this.
The leaders had condoned this.
The leaders profited from this.

The same occurs today.

True Believers are the house of prayer.
Yet, our corporate gatherings are more a “house of entertainment” led by a master of ceremonies seeking to bring amusement.

“Muse” = to think upon, to reflect upon
“A-” = not!
“Amusement” = to think not, to reflect not…

Read what the leaders did upon this confrontation with truth…

Mar 11:18
The chief priests and the scribes heard this, and began seeking how to destroy Him; for they were afraid of Him, for the whole crowd was astonished at His teaching.

The leaders heard.
They knew what Jesus was saying.
They knew He was speaking to them.

They sought how to destroy Him.
Destroy?
Yes.
Destroy His teaching.
Destroy His reputation.
Ultimately, to destroy His life…to kill Him.

Why?
Fear.
They were afraid of Jesus.
They were afraid of His teaching.

Why?
Because the whole crowd was astonished at His teaching.

The crowd was not astonished at the teaching of the religious leaders.
The leaders had the truth, yet they were hypocrites.
The people knew,

Nothing has changed.

So many are hypocrites.
Worse, many are simply not saved.
They are not in “right relationship” with God.
Yes, they are very religious.
Yet, if they do not repent, they will spend eternity in the lake of fire.

Listen to the Truth of the Lord.
Know His Word.

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The Word: Episode 0261 1 Peter 5:1-5

“House of Prayer”

October 26, 2017

“House of Prayer”

Blessings folk!

Jesus returned to Jerusalem.
He saw the perversion happening in the Temple.
He overturned the tables and chairs.
He drove the perpetrators out.

Oh how the organizational church needs the same today!

We continue with the account…

Mar 11:15-17

Then they came to Jerusalem. And He entered the temple and began to drive out those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves;

and He would not permit anyone to carry merchandise through the temple.

And He began to teach and say to them, “Is it not written, ‘MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL THE NATIONS’? But you have made it a ROBBERS’ DEN.”

Even in this emotionally tense time, Jesus taught.

He used the Scripture..”is is not written…”

We should do likewise.

The Lord’s house, the temple, was to be a house of prayer for all nations.
They had perverted it into a den of robbers.

The same occurs today with the “house of the Lord”.
Not a building.
Not an organizational religious entity.

The house of the Lord today is the true Believer.
The Lord dwells within us.
We literally “house the Lord”.

Are we therefore not to be a “house of prayer”, a vessel of His presence?

May we be so.

How did the religious rulers react to this?
We will see…

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The Word: Episode 0260 1 Peter 5:1-3

“Overturning…”

October 25, 2017

“Overturning…”

Blessings folk!

Often people paint Jesus as some wimpy, soft, shy, bashful man.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Read…

Mar 11:15-16

Then they came to Jerusalem. And He entered the temple and began to drive out those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves;

and He would not permit anyone to carry merchandise through the temple.

Jesus returns to Jerusalem.
He sees what is happening in the temple.
What was it?
People were buying/selling…exchanging for sacrifices required of the Law.
Was it a “convenience”?
Sure.
But Jesus knew the heart of the people.

He went in and drove out the money changers.
He overturned the tables.
He flipped over the seats.

He was angry.
Yet without sin.

Jesus refused to permit anyone to carry merchandise through the temple.

Did Jesus have “authority” to do this?

Authority from God? Yes.
Authority from position of man or the Law? No.

He refused for the ways of man to hijack the Temple of the Lord.

He does the same today.

Do not be surprised if the Lord should overturn some tables and chairs in your life…


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The Word: Episode 0259 1 Petr 4:17-19

“Leafy and Fruitless”

October 24, 2017

“Leafy and Fruitless”

Blessings folk!

Jesus had arrived in Jerusalem and vicinity.

We learn much about what happened the next few days as we examine all the gospels.

Give heed to what Mark reveals…

Mar 11:11-14

Jesus entered Jerusalem and came into the temple;
and after looking around at everything,
He left for Bethany with the twelve, since it was already late.

On the next day, when they had left Bethany, He became hungry.

Seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.

He said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again!” And His disciples were listening.

Jesus observed Jerusalem and the temple.
He then left with the twelve and went to Bethany, outside the city, since it was late.

They left Bethany the next day.
Jesus became hungry.

Yes, Jesus was human.
He hungered.
He became tired.
He slept.
He napped…remember, on the boat?
He grieved.
He hurt.
He became angry.
He wept.

All without sin.

When He found no fruit on the fig tree He declared that no one would ever eat fruit from it again.

Was it wrong to expect fruit from a fig tree outside of the season for figs?
No,
Even outside of season there would be some residual fruit from the previous season?

This is likely a picture.
A picture of Israel.
Israel is referenced as a fig tree in several places in the Word.
The tree looked good…many leaves.
Israel “looked good” in the eyes of man…especially the Jews.

Yet, there was not fruit.
The fruit of the Law was coming to an end.
The season of the Law was soon to pass.

Much of the professing church today is as Israel was.
It looks good.
It looks “leafy”.
Yet, it is fruitless.

May we have eyes to see.
May we have ears to hear.

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The Word: Episode 0258 1 Peter 4:14-16

“Time of Visitation”

October 23, 2017

“Time of Visitation”

Blessings folk!

As asked yesterday, why?

Mar 11:7-10
They brought the colt to Jesus and put their coats on it; and He sat on it.

And many spread their coats in the road,
and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields.

Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting:
“Hosanna!
BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD;

Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David;
Hosanna in the highest!”


Jesus came in fulfillment of the Word.

His coming to Jerusalem in this manner was foreshadowed in the Word.

This was the time of visitation to Israel…

Luk 19:43-44
“For the days will come upon you when your enemies will throw up a barricade against you, and surround you and hem you in on every side,

and they will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.”

The people had a decision.
Would they receive Jesus as Messiah?
Many did.
More did not.
As a nation, Israel, led by their leadership, rejected Jesus.

Blessed are those who believe.
Cursed are those who do not believe.

Do you believe?
I speak not of religious activity.
Do you truly believe unto salvation?
Have you confessed, repented?

Today is the day of visitation.

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The Word: Episode 0257 1 Peter 4:10-13

“Why…?”

October 22, 2017

“Why…?”

Blessings folk!

Jesus’ two disciples brought the colt to Him.

Read what happened…

Mar 11:7-10
They brought the colt to Jesus and put their coats on it; and He sat on it.

And many spread their coats in the road,
and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields.

Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting:
“Hosanna!
BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD;

Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David;
Hosanna in the highest!”

Why did the people do this?
Why spread their coats in the road?
Why spread leafy branches cut from the fields?
Why the “parade”…those in front, those who followed?
Why the shouting of “hosanna”?
Why the declaration of “blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord.”?
Why the declaration of “blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David”?

What did they know?
What were they saying?
Why did Jesus allow this?

Seek the Lord…

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The Word: Episode 0256 1 Peter 4:10-11

“If Anyone Says…”

October 21, 2017

“If Anyone Says…”

Blessings folk!

Jesus has sent two disciples to fetch a colt.

They did.
They found everything to be exactly how Jesus said it would be.

One point from the fetching account deserves closer attention.

When instructing the disciples about finding the colt, Jesus said…

Mar 11:3
“If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ you say,
‘The Lord has need of it’; and immediately he will send it back here.”

Why did Jesus say “if”?
Was it possible?
Was it not possible?
Did He know?
Did He not know?

This is one of many examples that we find in the Word that give insight into two subjects that many avoid.

Foreknowledge.
Predestination.

Examples such as this (and others in the word) show that foreknowledge and predestination are separable.

One author put it this way…
“that which never happens can be foreknown by God, but it is not predestined since it never happened.” (Heiser)

God has foreknowledge of all that could possibly happen.
All variations of past, present, future.

Such is the Most High God.

Rejoice!
Worship Him!

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The Word: Episode 0255 1 Peter 4:7-9

“Go…”

October 20, 2017

“Go…”

Blessings folk!

Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem.

He had told His disciples what would happen to Him.

He is now there…

Mar 11:1-6

As they approached Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany,
near the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples,

and said to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here.

“If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ you say,
‘The Lord has need of it’; and immediately he will send it back here.”

They went away and found a colt tied at the door, outside in the street; and they untied it.

Some of the bystanders were saying to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?”

They spoke to them just as Jesus had told them, and they gave them permission.

Jesus sent two of His disciples.
He told them what to do.
He told them what might happen.
He told them how to respond.
He told them the outcome.

Go into the village opposite of you…precise…
Immediately you will find a colt there…detailed…
No one yet sat on colt…
Untie…
Bring here…
If questioned, explain…the Lord has need of it.

Amazing.

“But”, people will say, “that is the Lord.”
Yes.

But He speaks to us likewise.
Through His Word.
Through His Spirit.
Through His Body.

He will reveal to us if we abide in Him.
He will direct if we listen to Him.

Remember, the Lord has instructed us…

Mat 28:19-20
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,

teaching them to observe all that I commanded you;
and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

He told us…
Go!
Make disciples of all nations!
Baptize them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Teach them to observe My commandments

And know…
He is with us always…to the end of the age.

Selah!

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The Word: Episode 0254 1 Peter 4:4-6

“What Do You Want…Mercy!”

October 19, 2017

“What Do You Want…Mercy!”

Blessings folk!

Jesus and His disciples continued to travel.

Read the next account…

Mar 10:46-52

Then they came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road.

When he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say,
“Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Many were sternly telling him to be quiet, but he kept crying out all the more,
“Son of David, have mercy on me!”

And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him here.”
So they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage, stand up! He is calling for you.”

Throwing aside his cloak, he jumped up and came to Jesus.

And answering him, Jesus said, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
And the blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, I want to regain my sight!”

And Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.”
Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road.

Mercy!

We all need mercy.
We all want mercy.

This account is interesting.
Bartimaeus was blind.
Bartimaeus was a beggar who sat by the road asking for alms. (Not a bad thing&hellipWinking

When he heard that Jesus was passing by he cried out…for mercy.
When the people…never a source of mercy…heard him, they sternly rebuked him, telling him to be quiet.

He cried out all the more.

Jesus heard.
Jesus responded.
Note that Jesus told someone, disciples?…people?, to call him.

Now suddenly the disciples/people are “all into it”…”take courage, stand up, He wants to see you.”

Bartimaeus did.

Then Jesus asked a curious question.
“What do you want Me to do for you?”

Bartimaeus wanted to regain his sight.
Had he been able to see before?
Likely…it does say “regain”.

We now see why he cried for mercy.
Why not cry for “healing”?

Bartimaeus knew that only the mercy of Jesus would bring healing.
When he cried out…
When he declared what he wanted to the Lord…
He was doing so in faith.

Jesus told him that his faith had made him well.

Another insight into “faith”.

Do we have such faith?
Do we cry out for mercy?
What would you say should the Lord ask “what do you want Me to do for you?”

Speak it before for the Lord…even in the midst of the cacophony of the people resisting…

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The Word: Episode 0253 1 Peter 4:1-3

The Word: Episode 0252 1 Peter 3:17-22

“Indignant…”

October 18, 2017

“Indignant…”

Blessings folk!

James and John wanted to be seated on the right/left of Jesus when He came into His glory.

As we saw yesterday, Jesus dealt with them.

But, what was the response of the other disciples?

Well…we can imagine from what we have seen.

But, we do not have to imagine.

The Lord tells us…

Mar 10:41-45

Hearing this, the ten began to feel indignant with James and John.

Calling them to Himself, Jesus said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them.

“But it is not this way among you,
but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant;

and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all.

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served,
but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

The other ten disciples were indignant.
They were put off.
They were irritated.

The stress between the disciples continued.

They had been discussing..arguing?…over which was the greater.

Now, two brothers sought to usurp them all.

Jesus’ response?

He gave the rulers of the Gentiles as an example.

Whoa!

He basically said they were asking like Gentiles.

Those rulers…

  • lord over
  • exercise authority

Then Jesus told them…it is not not way among you.

Among them…among us…
  • whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant
  • whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all

The antithesis of the way of the world.

Jesus is the example.
The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve.
The Son of Man came to give His life a ransom for many.

So should we.

Do not “lord over” one another…especially within the Body of Christ.

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“Right/Left”

October 17, 2017

“Right/Left”

Blessings folk!

We continue through Mark.

Watch what a couple of disciples do…

Mar 10:35-40

James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, came up to Jesus, saying,
“Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You.”

And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?”

They said to Him, “Grant that we may sit, one on Your right and one on Your left, in Your glory.”
But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?”

They said to Him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you shall drink; and you shall be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized.

“But to sit on My right or on My left, this is not Mine to give;
but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”

James and John wanted something.

The sought to entrap Jesus in an answer…”we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You.”

They really wanted it.

What?

Power!

They wanted the power of being “first and second” in the Kingdom.

They wanted to sit on both sides of Jesus.

Jesus’ response?

First, you do not know what you are asking…

Then…

“Are you able to drink the cup that I drink?” “Are you able to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?”

They both said “Yes”.

Jesus said they would receive such.

But as to the right/left…that was not Jesus’ to give.
Those positions are for those for whom it has been prepared.

Hmm…

Again, we see the disciples more concerned about what was to happen to them than the Kingdom.

Be not like that…

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The Word: Episode 0251 1 Peter 3:18-20

“Amazed and Fearful”

October 16, 2017

“Amazed and Fearful”

Blessings folk!

The disciples were amazed at all that Jesus taught and did.

Sometimes they just “viewed from afar”.

Read.
Note that Jesus was walking ahead.
Ahead of what?
Note the disciples reaction.
Then, note what Jesus said…

Mar 10:32-34

They were on the road going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking on ahead of them; and they were amazed, and those who followed were fearful. And again He took the twelve aside and began to tell them what was going to happen to Him,

saying, 
“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem,
and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and will hand Him over to the Gentiles.

“They will mock Him and spit on Him, and scourge Him and kill Him,
and three days later He will rise again.”

Why were they amazed?
Why were they fearful?
Why was Jesus walking ahead?

I suspect that the truth of what Jesus was about to tell them was bearing upon Him.
I know that He was communing/communicating with Father.
Father let Him know it was time to explain in more detail.

Jesus was succinct.

They were going to Jerusalem.
There was a purpose.
He, the Son of Man, would be delivered to the chief priests and scribes.
They would condemn Him.
He would be handed over to the Gentiles.
They would mock Him.
They would spit on Him.
They would scourge Him.
They would kill Him.
And…
Three days later He would rise again…from the dead.

The disciples knew.
He told them.
And yet, we will see how they acted…reacted…

We know.
He has told us.
What are we doing?

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The Word: Episode 0250 1 Peter 3:14-16

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“First. Last. Last. First.”

October 15, 2017

“First. Last. Last. First.”

Blessings folk!

Peter voiced it.
The disciples were constantly concerned about themselves.

We do the same.

Jesus spoke to them…

Mar 10:28-31

Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.

And Jesus answered and said,
Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,

But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.

Two important “buts”.

“But” 1…

Jesus lets them know the there is no one who has sacrificed for His sake and the Gospel’s who will not receive a hundred fold in return “in this time”.

Note what we receive “in this time.”
Houses.
Brethren.
Sisters.
Mothers.
Children.
Land.
(The Household of Faith&hellipWinking
…with persecution.

What?

Yes.
We will gain all these for the Kingdom…with persecution.

And in the world to come?
Eternal life!

“But” 2…
Many that are first shall be last and the last first.

Basically, Jesus was telling the disciples…and us…to quit being so concerned with ourselves.
Quit think’n “that’s not fair”.

God’s grace and mercy do not equate with man’s “equality and fairness”.

Trust God.

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The Word: Episode 0249 1 Peter 3:9-13

“Lord, We…”

October 14, 2017

“Lord, We…”

Blessings folk!

Jesus had just had the encounter with the rich man.
The man’s love for his possessions kept him from the Kingdom.

How did the disciples react to all this?

Peter led…

Mar 10:28

Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.

Peter was thinking, and voiced, what I suspect the other disciples were thinking.

What about us?
We left all?
Do we “get” anything?

Jesus would give them insight.

But, for today…

Is this not our attitude so often?

We want to know “what we get?”
We want be certain that others do not get what we think they do not deserve.

Are we not grateful the Lord is not like that?

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The Word: Episode 0248 1 Peter 3:8-9

“All Things Are Possible With God"

October 13, 2017

“All Things Are Possible With God"

Blessings folk!

Jesus told His disciples that it is hard for a rich man to be saved.

Why?

Well…He tells us…

Mar 10:23-27

And Jesus, looking around, said to His disciples, “How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!”

The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!

“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

They were even more astonished and said to Him, “Then who can be saved?”

Looking at them, Jesus said, “With people it is impossible, but not with God;
for all things are possible with God.”

As we have seen earlier, the wealthy will put their hope of entrance into the Kingdom in their abilities and resources.

That will not work.

That is what Jesus meant when He said “with people it is impossible.”
No one can be saved by their abilities.
No one can be saved by their resources.
No one can be saved by their initiative.

We are only saved by the hand of the Lord.
All things are possible with God.

We see this thought in the positive - “all things are possible” - and in the negative - “nothing is impossible” - in several places in the Word.

Luk 1:37
“For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Mat 19:26
And looking at them Jesus said to them,
“With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Luk 18:27
But He said, “The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.”

All things are possible with God.

We may think a situation is impossible.
It is impossible with man.
But not with God.

We may think someone is irredeemable.
They are irredeemable in the flesh.
But not with God.

Even the wealthy/rich can be saved.
But, not of their own volition.
Only in and through God.

With God, all things are possible.
Nothing is impossible with God.

Rejoice!

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The Word: Episode 0247 1 Peter 3:7

“RIch Man”

October 12, 2017

“RIch Man”

Blessings folk!

The man seeking to know how to attain to eternal life had left.
He had great riches.
He chose the riches.
He was saddened.
He was grieving.
Yet, he chose the riches.

Jesus’ response.
He had great compassion for the man.
He spoke the truth.

Jesus then turned to the disciples.

Mar 10:21-27

Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

But at these words he was saddened, and he went away grieving,
for he was one who owned much property.

And Jesus, looking around, said to His disciples,
“How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!”

The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!

“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

They were even more astonished and said to Him, “Then who can be saved?”

Looking at them, Jesus said,
“With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.”

Why is it hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom?
Because he trusts in his riches.
He trusts in his abilities.
He trusts in his resources.
He trusts in…anything other than God.
Hard.
Impossible.

The disciples wanted to know who could be saved.

They realized that we are all “rich” in some way.

Especially today.
We are all richer than 99% of mankind has ever been since creation.

Then how can one be saved?

Jesus told them/us.

With people, in the flesh, it is impossible.
But, with God, all things are possible.

God chooses.
God elects.
God predestines.
God calls.
God changes hearts of stones to hearts of flesh.

Entrance into the Kingdom is a work of the Lord.

Rejoice if you have so entered.
Seek if you have not.
All things are possible with God.

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The Word: Episode 0246 1 Peter 3:1-6

“What Shall I Do…?”

October 11, 2017

“What Shall I Do…?”

Blessings folk!

Jesus continued traveling.
He took the Kingdom everywhere…everywhere Father directed.

Watch what happens next…

Mar 10:17-22

As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.

“You know the commandments,
‘DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, Do not defraud, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.’”

And he said to Him, “Teacher, I have kept all these things from my youth up.”

Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

But at these words he was saddened, and he went away grieving,
for he was one who owned much property.

The man truly wanted to procure eternal life.
He was motivated.

How do I know?

He came to Jesus with a sense of urgency - he ran to Him.
He knelt before the Lord - in honor, in humility.
He asked of the Lord - what to do?

Jesus’ response?

He questioned the man as to why he called Jesus good.
Jesus says no one is good except God.
If the man called Jesus good…
If the man knew that Jesus was good…
Then the man was declaring that Jesus was God.
The man knew.
Jesus was confirming.

He acknowledged that the man knew the Law.
Jesus quoted some elements of the Law.

The man declared that he had kept the Law from his youth.
Not bragging, just fact.
It appeared to be true.
He had done none of those things.

Then, Jesus revealed the real issue.
Jesus’ heart was moved by love and compassion for the man.
Jesus knew he was sincere.

Jesus declared that he lacked one thing.

Jesus told him to go and sell all his possessions and give to the poor.
He would attain treasure in heaven.

Then, come, follow Me…

What did the man do?
He went away grieving.
He was saddened.
Why?
Because he owned much property.

Jesus revealed the covetousness and greed in the man’s heart.

The man knew something was missing.
He had kept a major portion of the Law, yet he knew that he did not have eternity secured.

At that moment he refused to give up the temporal for the eternal.

Perhaps he did later.
We do not know.

Where do you stand?

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2 Corinthians - Lesson 5

The Word: Episode 0245 1 Peter 3:1-4

“Permit the Children”

October 10, 2017

“Permit the Children”

Blessings folk!

We continue through Mark.

Note what the parents were doing.
Note the reaction of the disciples.

Mar 10:13-16

And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them;
but the disciples rebuked them.

But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

“Truly I say to you,
whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”

And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them.

People were wanting Jesus to touch their children.
They wanted Him to lay hands on them, to bless them.

Why?

They saw “something” in Jesus.
They saw the works.
They heard the words.
They knew that Jesus was somehow of God…

The disciples’ reactions?

They rebuked the people.
They had no time for children.
I suspect they found children to be a distraction.

The same occurs today.
Had a report of a sermon this past week that purportedly stated the same…children need to be in nursery…because of the importance of what is being doing in the service.

In other words, “they bother me…distract me…and we all know that it is about me…”

Jesus was having nothing to do with it.
Did you see His reaction?
He was indignant.

He corrected the disciples, apparently in front of all.
Permit the children to come.
Do not hinder the children.
The Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
We must receive the Kingdom like a child.
Any other way is not entering into the Kingdom.

Jesus then took the children.
He blessed.
He laid hands on them.

I suspect the disciples wondered.

It is not about us.
It is not about our activities for the Lord.
It is not about our activities in the name of the Lord.

It is about the Kingdom.
Enter in as a child…

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The Word: Episode 0244 1 Peter 2:17-25

“Disciples: Divorce?”

October 9, 2017

“Disciples: Divorce?”

Blessings folk!

To remember an amazing point…

The Lord Jesus verified the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve as true accounts.
He testified to the truth of Creation ex nihilo…from the beginning.
He did so in responding to an attempted entrapment by the religionists.

Nothing changes.

The Pharisees had confronted Jesus publicly.
He responded to them in public.

Then, later…in the privacy of a home…

Mar 10:10-12

In the house the disciples began questioning Him about this again.

And He said to them,
“Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her;

and if she herself divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery.”

The disciples sought clarification.
What was the answer to the question put forth by the Pharisees?

Jesus gave them a forthright answer.

“But”, some will say, “what about infidelity?”

Yes…

 Mat 5:32
but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the reason of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

 Mat 19:9
“And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality,
and marries another woman commits adultery.”

Yet, too often…especially among believers…this is treated as a “get out of jail free card.”

Divorce is allowed in the case of immorality.
Divorce is not required.

Love is required.
Grace is required.
Forgiveness is required.

May we give a place to begin again.

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The Word: Episode 0243 1 Peter 2:18-21

“Created, Made, Joined”

October 8, 2017

“Created, Made, Joined”

Blessings folk!

Jesus was answering the “set-up” question of the Pharisees…
”is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”

Read again…

Mar 10:1-9

Getting up, He went from there to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan; crowds gathered around Him again, and, according to His custom, He once more began to teach them.

Some Pharisees came up to Jesus, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to divorce a wife.

And He answered and said to them, “What did Moses command you?”

They said,
“Moses permitted a man TO WRITE A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND her AWAY.”

But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.

“But from the beginning of creation, God MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE.

“FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER,

AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; so they are no longer two, but one flesh.

“What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”


Jesus stated that Moses (the Law) allowed divorce because of the hardness of their hearts.

Jesus then gave an example to explain.
An example that totally undermines liberal theology.
An example that negates the wisdom of man that is taught today.

“From the beginning…”
Jesus takes them back to the beginning.
Jesus acknowledges that there was a beginning.
A beginning that consisted of “creation”.

Jesus believed in creation.
Jesus believed that “God made”.
Jesus knew that He was the One Who spoke all into existence - John 1.

This is no small thing.
Man has many “explanations” outside of God’s ex nihilo creation.
All are wrong.

Jesus verified.
God created.

God made man.
God made them male and female.
God designed male and female.
God made male and female to be together…the man shall leave father/mother.
The two shall become one flesh.

God does this.
God joins them.
Man is not to separate them.

Reflect…
God created…man says no.
God made man male/female…man says no.
God designed male/female to be together…man says no.
God joins together as one flesh…man says no.

Who will you believe?

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The Word: Episode 0242 1 Peter 2:13-17

“Divorce. Lawful?”

October 7, 2017

“Divorce. Lawful?”

Blessings folk!

Jesus departs to another area.
He teaches.

Of course, resistance comes.
Especially from the religionists.

Read the full account.
There are several very important points here…seek them.

Mar 10:1-9

Getting up, He went from there to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan; crowds gathered around Him again, and, according to His custom, He once more began to teach them.

Some Pharisees came up to Jesus, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to divorce a wife.

And He answered and said to them, “What did Moses command you?”

They said,
“Moses permitted a man TO WRITE A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND her AWAY.”

But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.

“But from the beginning of creation, God MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE.

“FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER,

AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; so they are no longer two, but one flesh.

“What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

Jesus would go to a region.
Crowds gathered…they had heard of Him and what He did.
Then, according to His custom, He taught them.

Then come the Pharisees.
Testing Jesus.
Questioning Jesus.

They brought a loaded question.
Was it lawful for a man to divorce a wife?
Big issue of the day.
Big issue today.

Jesus’ reply?
What did Moses command you?
“Moses” means “the Law”? Jesus was asking “what does the Law say”?

They responded correct.
Moses permitted a man “to write a certificate of divorce and send her away”. Due. 24

Jesus explained why.
Because of the hardness of their heart.

They were testing Jesus.
They sought to “set Him up”.
They sought to trip Him up.

Such is the same today.
How?

We will see later.
Jesus did not back down.
He doubled-down on the truth with His next words.

…later…

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The Word: Episode 0241 1 Peter 2:11-12

“Water, Fire, Salt”

October 6, 2017

“Water, Fire, Salt”

Blessings folk!

A couple of more thoughts on what Jesus was saying to His disciples.

Read again…remember, repetition puts the Word deep within you…

Mar 9:38-50

John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name,
and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us.”

But Jesus said, “Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me.

“For he who is not against us is for us.

“For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea.

“If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire,

[where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.]

“If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than, having your two feet, to be cast into hell,

[where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.]

“If your eye causes you to stumble, throw it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be cast into hell,

where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.

“For everyone will be salted with fire.

“Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again?
Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

Points yet covered…

- We are to be casting out demons in the name of the Lord. Yes, we.

  • If someone gives a cup of water to a follower of Christ, he will not lose his reward.
    • The Lord sees
    • The Lord knows the intent of the heart

  • Jesus uses hyperbole to express that we should remove the stumbling blocks in our lives. He was speaking to all the things the disciples were doing (see yesterday’s communique). Remove these things. Cast them away.

  • We learn some things of hell.
    • It is real.
    • People will go to hell.
    • People will be cast into hell.
    • Hell is an unquenchable fire.

  • Everyone will be salted with fire.
    • All true believers will undergo trials, tribulations, etc. for the sake of the Kingdom
    • Salt is good.
    • We are to be the salt of the earth.
      • Healing
      • Flavoring
      • Preserving

We are to have salt in ourselves.
Let it begin to be manifest by being at peace with one another.

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The Word: Episode 0240 1 Peter 1:1-10

“Be At Peace…”

October 5, 2017

“Be At Peace…”

Blessings folk!

The disciples were arguing.
“Who was the greatest among them?”

The disciples were frustrated.
“They could not cast the demon out of the boy…”

The disciples were mad/jealous.
Someone who as “not one of us” was casting out demons in the name of Jesus.
He was doing what they were unable to do.

Jesus continues to speak to all this.

Read…

Mar 9:38-50

John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name,
and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us.”

But Jesus said, “Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me.

“For he who is not against us is for us.

“For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea.

“If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire,

[where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.]

“If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than, having your two feet, to be cast into hell,

[where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.]

“If your eye causes you to stumble, throw it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be cast into hell,

where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.

“For everyone will be salted with fire.

“Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again?
Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

Jesus used some serious hyperbole here to express His point.

The disciples must rid themselves of these things.

There is no room in the Kingdom for:

  • Bitterness
  • Jealousy
  • envy
  • Resentment
  • Pride
  • Arrogance
  • Hubris
  • Slothfulness
  • Gossip
  • Back-biting
  • Stumble-blocks
  • And like things…

They were manifesting all these things…and more.

We must cut them off.

All who are true believers will experience trials, tribulations, affliction and persecution.
The Lord promised such…

2Ti 3:12
Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

The Lord then tells them/us…

  • Have salt in yourself
  • Be a peace with one another

May we do so.
May we react as Jesus did to one another.

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The Word: Episode 0239 1 Peter 2:1-8

“Do Not Hinder”

October 4, 2017

“Do Not Hinder”

Blessings folk!

The disciples were whiney, frightened, fearful, worried...whatever...over the fact that someone was using the name of the the Lord to set people free from demons.

Perhaps they were irritated because they had not been able to help the boy earlier.

Looks like the person that was not “one of them” had more faith than they did?

Mar 9:38
John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name,
and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us.”

Jesus’ response?

Mar 9:39-40
But Jesus said, “Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me.

“For he who is not against us is for us.

Likely not exactly what the disciples wanted to hear.
They were very much concerned about themselves.

But, Jesus was clear.
Do not hinder the man.
He who is not against us if for us.
He will not speak evil of Me.
Specifically when they perform a miracle in His name.

The man believed.
The man manifested faith.
God honored that faith.

It really is true...it is not “all about us.”
Be careful that we do not have the myopic view that the disciples were revealing.

Do not hinder the Lord.
Do not hinder the Spirit.

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The Word: Episode 0238 1 Peter 2:1-3

“We Tried To Prevent Him…”

October 3, 2017

“We Tried To Prevent Him…”

Blessings folk!

The disciples response to Jesus’ telling them about children?

John changes the subject…or doubles down.

They were debating “which is the greater”.
Jesus had said “have the heart of a child”.

John now says…

Mar 9:38

John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name,
and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us.”

Jesus was speaking to them about being “child-like” of heart.

John was revealing how they were childish in action.

Re-read the verse..with a “whiney” tone in your head.

Amazing.

But, do we not do likewise?

We are jealous over the move of the Lord among others.
We secretly covet.

Note what the disciples did.

They “saw”…then thought that something was wrong.
Rather than seeking the Lord.
They determined that someone casting out demons in “His” name was wrong.

Apparently the name of the Lord was being honored.
It appears the demon left.

They tried to “prevent”/stop him.
Why?
Not because he was not successful.
Not because it was wrong.
Rather, because “he was not following us” - he is not one of us!!

We do the same.

It appears they were not successful in stopping him.

Now they whined.
Were they not the special ones?
Were they not the called ones?
Were they not with Jesus day in and day out?

Yes, but, their hearts were being revealed.

They had tried to cast out the demon from the boy - unsuccessful.
Lack of faith.

They had tried to prevent the man from casting demons in Jesus name - unsuccessful.
Abundance of pride, hubris, arrogance, ignorance.

We need to hear and heed.

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The Word: Episode 0237 1 Peter 1:20-25

“Receive - As A Child...”

October 2, 2017

“Receive - As A Child...”

Blessings folk!

Jesus calls us to walk in humility before one another - before fellow believers.

He continues...

 Mar 9:33-37

They came to Capernaum; and when He was in the house, He began to question them, “What were you discussing on the way?”

But they kept silent,
for on the way they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest.

Sitting down, He called the twelve and said to them,
“If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”

Taking a child, He set him before them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them,

“Whoever receives one child like this in My name receives Me;
and whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me.”

Jesus seized the moment to teach...as He always did.

He sat the twelve down.
He told them...if you want to be first, then be servant of all...think of yourself last.

Jesus then gave an example.
A child.
Jesus set the child before them.
Jesus then took the child in His arms.
Jesus then told them...
“Whoever receives one child like this in My name receives Me...”
“Whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me.”

Obviously the heart of Jesus and Father are toward the children.
We come as children.
We bring children.
We dare not hold the children back.

Receive a child in His name?
Receive Him.
Receive Him?
Actually receive Him Who sent Jesus - Father.

Have you received?

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The Word: Episode 0236 1 Peter 1:20-21

The Word: Episode 0235 1 Peter 1:17-19

“Humility...”

October 1, 2017

“Humility...”

Blessings folk!

Jesus and His disciples continue to journey.

Watch what happens next...

Mar 9:33-34
They came to Capernaum; and when He was in the house, He began to question them, “What were you discussing on the way?”

But they kept silent,
for on the way they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest.

Ah, the disciples were acting as we do.

Who is the greatest?
Who is in charge?
Who is first, second, third...?

Jesus knew what the disciples were discussing.
Jesus knows what our intentions are.

There is too much of this in the church today.
Too much “I am this_____, therefore you must ____”

We forget what the Lord said...

Phl 2:3
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit,
but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;

Col 3:12
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;

Jas 1:21
Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.

1Pe 5:5
You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.

Clothe yourself in humility.
Receive the Word in humility.
Put on a heart of humility.
In humility of mind, regard one another as more important than yourself.

Humility of the Spirit.
Live in it.

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