Sunday Going To Meetin’ Day, that is what today is. Seemed to have a House full…thank You, Jesus. Had three good meals already today and it is only 3 pm, it might be 4 pm before I get through here .
I’ll have start off and say I didn’t have breakfast this morning….
Sunday School we talked about unity. Not only having the mind of Christ, but being in one accord with one another. It struck home reading in Acts, starting in chapter 1 through bits and pieces through chapter 10. It starts with the disciples, Jesus instructs them to go and wait TOGETHER for the Holy Spirit. They, other men and women waited, prayed in unison, with the same purpose and desire, in one room for 10 days. Their unity was victorious…the infilling of the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in other languages (tongues). Several Scriptures were gone over showing the unity, being of the same mind and in one accord with one another. So, believe it tor not being of the same mind as your brother or sister in the Lord is clear and needs to be as such in the church body.
The second meal came in the morning service. Today is Palm Sunday, in the first parts of the Holy Week, Passover, we did talk about this and where it started in Exodus and Jesus entry into Jerusalem, bu tit doesn’t stop there. Obedience. Is there something we are not allowing the Lord to touch in our lives. First of all God asked and expected obedience from Israel when He asked Moses to go get His people. Pharaoh would not let them go, but God’s people were instructed to things that may have seemed a bit far-fetched, but out of their obedience they were set free. They were to sacrifice a lamb, save the blood, roast it and eat it. In the evening they were to brush the blood over the door posts of their homes, go inside and wait. That night the death angel was sent out and the homes that did not paint the lambs blood over their door posts (door ways) the death angel took the first-born son of each family. Israel obeyed and the Egyptians, they lost their sons. It sounds morbid putting it like that, but that is what God asked. Through God’s people’s obedience, they were set free. This was the first Passover.
Concerning Jesus entry into Jerusalem, He knew He was going to come up against opposition, betrayal, and His soon death a few days later. I cannot imagine the weight Jesus possibly felt at this time, He didn’t go into Jerusalem blindsided, He knew what was heading His way. But through obedience to His Father, Jesus became our sacrifice. He became our Passover lamb. By His blood we are covered. Jesus, a pure and spotless Lamb, with no blemishes, took my place of death, your place. Jesus did not reserve anything for Himself, because of YOU AND ME!
As we were encouraged this morning (and this goes double for me or more like triple), “is there anything you are holding onto that could be hindering the work of the Lord in your life?” We were encouraged to come forward for special pray. Many obeyed the voice of the Lord, I know some were touched, it was evident, but I know God DID touch each one. we were also encouraged, all of us to come to the alters and pray, asking the Lord to reveal Himself to us and do wha tHe is asking of us. We too are to be a sacrifice. Romans 12:1 and 2, tells us to be a living sacrifice…wait here is the Scripture for you. Romans 12:1-2 (KJV) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Here it is also in the Amplified Bible with a bit more explanation: Romans 12:1-2 I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
The Lord wants so to bless and touch our lives. His desire is to give us His best, not scraps from His Banqueting Table, but the choicest of everything, but this comes through OBEDIENCE to His call and will in our lives. His desires not mine. As Jesus said in the garden before His betrayal and death, “Not my will Father but thine be done.” Jesus didn’t go to the cross for Himself, but for all man-kind, for you and me.
My third meal thus far today was pot luck. Oh what a spread we had today as I heard someone put it, and how it was. There was food left,, but if you went away hungry it was your fault.
You see in the services we were fed quite well. If any one of us walked away not being filled to overflowing, it was my fault; it was your fault. God was there. He fed us well, there were no scraps on the table. The table was prepared with the choicest pieces of the word of God for us today.
Don’t be fooled. Every time you walk into the House of God His Word being taught, you should not walk out of that place and still be in want or need of more; the feeling of a lack in your heart and soul. God is there to supply for you in every place and every detail in those places of your life. If you need some more, you’re not quite satisfied, go get someone to pray with you until the Lord God Almighty fills you up to overflowing, until you fill you will burst at the seams. God just isn’t in the church building, but in you and with you. Go home, get on your face before Him and pray like there is no tomorrow. God will meet you there. Seek th Lord for HIs presence and His will for you. Listen to Him, He wants to speak to you, He knows your needs, find out what He wants and desires for you. Sit and listen at His feet, He is wanting to tell you something if you haven’t heard from Him yet today.
Lord bless you. Trusting the Lord to shower you in His amazing grace and to walk fully in His unending hope. Until later. <3 & /\’s