Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Purpose of Fruit is not for your enjoyment... But His. (John 15:7-8)

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
(John 15:7-8)

It makes sense though... doesn't it.  Jesus is the One working in and through the believer.  It's His fruit and is for His enjoyment. 

Take heart however, as you get to be the one that bears it FOR HIM!


Monday, May 26, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

Because He lives... Positional Truth (John 14:19-20)

A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. 
Because I live, you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
John 14:19-20

The statement below may shock the system, shake the nerves:

I prefer no jelly in my PB&J.

Yes, I realize that that is, technically, a PB... but the trust remains.  I would rather not have the J if at all possible.  I do not think they go better together.

You know what though?  Would you like to know what DOES go better together?  YOU AND CHRIST!!!  And He has sacrificed intimate fellowship with the Father so you can enjoy some.

What a comforting word.  Because I live, you will live also. 

Sometimes, if I am honest, I want to do my own thing.  I want to be sufficient in and of myself.  Remember friends, you are Christ's prized possession.  He went to great lengths to ensure that Because I live, you will live also. 


Monday, May 5, 2014

Revelation 2:8-11 A letter to the Church in Smyrna... and us.

The Missionary Ministry of the Trinity (John 14:15-18)

If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—  the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
John 14:15-18

Romans 8 tells us many things.  One of those things is that the Father wants to glorify Himself through our sanctification. He is so pleased with His Son that He decided to make millions just like Him.  And if you are a believer in Jesus Christ, that is you. (AMEN!!!)

The Father sent the Son.
The Son sends the Spirit.
The Spirit sends the Church.

What a glorious thought, that the all powerful, Triune Godhead is personally engaged in the rescue effort.  There's some encouragement for you.