Worship – Being One – Love – Courage
Mt 19:5, Mr 10:8, 1Co 6:16, Eph 5:31
Jesus is the Word-Made-Flesh-And-Walking-Among-Us
When THE WORD, Jesus, speaks it is to be taken seriously.
John 17 is an open prayer, “That they may be one, AS WE ARE ONE.”
How is Jesus and the Father ONE?
One very practical way is their complete agreement that the ideas and phylosophies of man are uninformed and not worth considering; that we are all conceived in the darkness of our own self-seeking hearts. They have never needed or looked for our counsel or help in deciding what to do or how to view the world.
So THE WORD’s, Jesus’, invitation or command is “COME UNTO ME.”
Mt 11:28 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
In the world but not of it MATT 18:1-6
Mt 19:14 But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
Joh 5:40 “But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.
Joh 6:37 “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.
Joh 6:44 “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
Joh 6:65 And He said, “Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.”
Joh 7:37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.
The question is a simple one. ARE YOU WILLING TO COME TO JESUS?
ARE YOU WILLING TO AGREE WITH AND BECOME ONE WITH THE VIEW THEY HAVE OF OUR “ABILITY”, “THE SANCTITY OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT”? Prov 20:24, Isaiah 53:6, 55:8-9
“COME TO,” is also, “GO OUT.” Heb 13:12-13 So also Jesus suffered and died outside the city gates to make his people holy by means of his own blood. So let us go out to him, outside the camp, and bear the disgrace he bore. Outside what camp? What city’s gates? Our broken-down self-city that is in ruins with no remedy, SO, LET US GO OUT OF OURSELF AND TO HIM. And friend, that takes determined and persistent practice. The grace for that is in the Father’s hand and He waits at every challenge for us to simply acknowledge our need for Him. Take and put to work the tools He provides… “…all that pertains to life and godliness.” All is big little word!