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Exit Strategy End Times: ” Cold love cold God.”

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“Hear, O Israel [and all followers of the Living God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob]: The LORD our God the LORD is one: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” 

If our love grows cold He has grown cold within us. The Father doesn’t just show love. God is love. Everything He contemplates, acts upon, reveals to us, is from His being, His love existence. We must enter into a love existence.

Rejecting His love is rejecting Him. I mean, once I receive His love and all it includes, if I reject an existence, a loving existence in Him toward others, all others, I not only Him but what He did for me. It is also to reject the kingdom He has tried to prepare us for.

”But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)

This verse came to mind as I wrote in my journal. I went to look for it (in my bible) because I did not know exactly where it was. I opened randomly to this very verse. God is my witness to these things. I believe He is leading me as I hear in spirit and write.

“All these,” first includes the Way, Truth and Life of the kingdom, His righteousness! His kingdom and His righteousness are synonymous! We are to walk in His righteousness SO that we can enter into His kingdom by faith first and then eventually forever. Most of us remember Jesus said there are keys to the kingdom.

What we should seek in God and He definitely seeks in us is our willing and fervent daily preparing for His kingdom, by His righteousness. This is righteousness as taught by Jesus and demonstrated by Jesus which is then supplemented by the “all truth” the Holy Spirit guides us into and brings to our remembrance. (John 16:13 NKJV) Quite necessary, having basic knowledge of “all these” things is only a beginning. Kingdom understanding, what Christ is calling us to, is to be implemented in this life. We are to prepare for eternity for the kingdom, by practicing what we believe, our faith, which should be “all these things” Jesus taught us.

Faith is defined by Webster’s New World Dictionary as “unquestioningly believe, specifically in God, a religion; also “complete trust or confidence, loyalty,” i.e. faithful.

So, what do we or don’t we, unquestioningly believe from the teachings of Messiah Jesus?

There is a reason why Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.”Matthew 7:21 (NKJV)

Please … forward this post or my others. Time is running out.

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“If we remain in His grip, how far from His heart can we be!”

In the guardianship of Christ,

Michael

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Exit Strategy End Times: “Not He…misfortune will not come? “

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“The Lord our God, the Lord is one.”

On January 1st, I asked. “Jeremiah 6, was the Spirit’s response.

I read 6 and continued into chapter 7, then went back to chapter 5 also.

In Jeremiah 5:11-13 (NASB) it says, “For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously with Me.” declares the LORD. They have lied about the LORD and said, “Not He; Misfortune will not come on us, and we will not see sword or famine.” The Lord goes on to say, “The prophets [the ones declaring ‘Not He]’are as wind, And the word is not in them. Thus it will be done to them!”

Has the church world wide heard these words? Has the concept of “Not He…” been taught when there are qualifying portions of verse that stipulate why and when “Not He?”

Jeremiah continues in verse 14, “Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of hosts, “Because you have spoken this word, [Not He] Behold, I am making My words in your mouth fire And this people wood, and it will consume them.”

Better we be consumed by the fires of God’s Word here, and be resurrected to new life, than to be consumed forever and ever in an unquenchable fire, wrought by God for those who reject Him by rejecting His ways.

What God was willing to do to Jerusalem and His people He is still willing to do to us today, and all the more! We have known His grace, mercy and compassion. We have known His love as well as His discipline. Even the Tares have prospered in this time of waiting.

It is not that each of us has sinned to this point but have we said or have we been taught, “Not He; misfortune will not come on us and we will not see sword or famine.”

The world today sees corruption and evil in the midst of a “Christian” nation. Evil and carnality go unchecked by the very “Savior” we proclaim allegiance to. “He is powerless,” they conclude, in their assay of our nation. He is not our God, as some have declared; “We are not a Christian Nation.”

“They [those who say Not He…] have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ But there is no peace. Jeremiah 6:14 (NASB)

“Be warned, O Jerusalem, Or I shall be alienated from you, And make you a desolation, A land not inhabited.” Jeremiah 6:8 (NASB) BE WARNED AMERICA.

If guilty of the same things what should we expect? To be uninhabited by Him is to truly be uninhabited. So,

“Thus says the LORD, “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16 NASB

Righteousness was our ancient path. Christianity was our path. In His Ways are the Truth, and Life everlasting. Beginning with our own hearts and then as a nation we must make the journey back to His Way, Truth and Life.

Through Jeremiah, here is what God said at the end of verse 6:16.

“But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.
“And I set watchmen over you, saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But they said, ‘We will not listen.’ 6:17.

Are we listening?

We might say about some prophecies, “This has happened already.” However, God is talking about things that He is against and not about events.

I believe He is saying to us, “I change not. My standards are no different. I delivered Myself into your hands, appealing to your hearts as your means of escape. I did it for My names sake. My name means salvation not judgment.”

Again I can believe in Him saying, “My Word explains how to avoid the judgment that a rebellious heart will bring upon its self. You who have not embraced My salvation, My Way, My Truth, My Life, have forsaken the gift I have freely given. The real gift is My Sons life in front of you. To the extent you do not obey Him, you have not honored our agreement. I forgave and saved you and you were to obey the teachings, the Way, of Christ Jesus.

The gift to us is not the washing and the forgiveness alone. It is the Words of Eternal life in the lessons. It is the washing and forgiveness we learn to do and grant others. This demonstrates who and Whose we are. That righteousness we demonstrate in the face of persecution, false accusation, and trial is what teaches and leads others into the kingdom. Christ proved it.

Do not think trouble is not coming. It is. Preparation protects us.

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“If we remain in His grip, how far from His heart can we be!”

In the guardianship of Christ,

Michael

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Exit Strategy End Times: ” Were they listening?”

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“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! Deuteronomy 6:4 (NKJV) 

My last post was 12-27-15 “Emmaus, the road to unbelief.” This is a follow-up to that post. The day following that post questions arose in my spirit. Please consider what follows.

In two cases we see Jesus attempting to “go farther” in situations with His disciples.

From the Emmaus story, “And they approached the village where they were going, and He acted as though He were going further.” Luke 24:28 (NASB)

The second says, “Then He saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them. Now about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed them by.” Mark 6:48 (NKJV) 

Why would Jesus pass them by or act like He was going further down the road?

In the case of Emmaus, I believe He was testing them. “Are they listening?” or will they let me go on down the road? They are headed in the wrong direction already.

In my experience, Jesus is always willing to go farther with us, but were they still in unbelief, and would they dismiss Him to go His way? If we do that aren’t we the ones left behind? Isn’t this how the Holy Spirit works, how God ultimately tests us? “Are they listening?” Our road to Emmaus experience may be in hearing a sermon. Are our hearts burning within us? Do we have an uneasy feeling in our gut?

God has been speaking to man since Adam. Are we “slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken?” Luke 24:25 (NASB)

“Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32 (NASB)

They did not delay in changing directions but immediately left for Jerusalem and found the eleven. (Luke 24:33 NASB) They repented literally!

As they were sharing their experience with the eleven, Jesus meets them there! Among other things Jesus says,  “…”Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. Luke 24:46-47 (NASB)

Am I changing the topic here? “Jesus speaking says, …and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.” Yes, repentance for forgiveness of sins, in His name. His name means salvation. We are forgiven as we truly repent under the covering of the Bridegroom’s name and by His compunction.

John the Baptist proclaimed the same thing in Mark 1:4. John’s message is an advance addition of the good news of a new covenant Jesus would put in place by setting aside the first covenant.

We should know that repentance “metanoia” means (subject) compunction (for guilt, including reformation); by implication reversal (of [another’s] decision) :- repentance. from <G3340> (metanoeo); Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.

The Spirit brings compunction, an uneasy feeling prompted by guilt and remorse. He also brings and expects a reversal in our thinking, a reformation of our being. The prompting is there. The power is there.

This is why repentance is required for forgiveness of sins. The Spirit brings the prompting including the power for our reformation. Resistance, for instance, can be our refusal or our rationalizing why we do not forgive someone. IF we are not subject to His prompting, if we resist it, if we continue to resist that feeling in our gut, that grace from God, then we remain unforgiven until we do respond and repent.

“Wait a minute Michael. We are forgiven when we ask Jesus into our hearts!” Yes we are. What about after that initial experience? What about as we traverse the challenges of life? So we have not sinned since then? “Are we listening?”

We must maintain the righteousness freely granted us. Our turning to Jesus is repentance in itself! A life of repentance is acceptable as long as we are not repenting of the same thing over and over. Sooner or later the repentance must stick for us to be eternally forgiven of that particular sin. Until then we are returning (to our sin) like a dog to its vomit. Heaven will not stink of vomit.

Let us beg Jesus for a Spirit of repentance, especially when we know we must be successfully operating in the Law of the Spirit of Life, to escape the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:2)

When those uneasy feelings come, REJOICE and respond!

“If we remain in His grip, how far from His heart can we be!”

In the guardianship of Christ,

Michael

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