11/18/16 Your Heritage
“My heart longs for truth to again reign in My church. I long for My children to walk in the heritage that Jesus provided for them. They have been formed to see, walk, and love as Jesus did. You who can hear at present, begin to lead others to truth. You become committed to My desires. You become purposeful in your life directions. You become deliberate in the crucifixion of your old life and determine in your hearts to take on the life of Jesus. Allow Him to live through you. Submit to His life so that others will have hope of seeing truth again. Turn now. Many need you to show them the way.”
Hebrews 12:1-3 NIV
1) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
2) Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3) Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Hebrews 12:12-13 NLB
12) So take a new grip with your tired hands and stand firm on your shaky legs.
13) Mark out a straight path for your feet. Then those who follow you, though they are weak and lame, will not stumble and fall but will become strong.
Jesus set forth a life that is a pattern which those of us who call ourselves by His Name are required to follow if we desire to represent Him properly. To act any other way denies Who He really is.
Father God is serious in bringing His church back to the truth. The truth is that we must begin to act as Jesus would act in front of others. The first century church did it. Many people throughout history did it. So must we.
What gospel do you follow? Is it the gospel of Jesus Christ? Can you prove that by your obedient, sacrificial life? Or is it another gospel? How you live answers that question!
Create in me a clean heart, Jesus, like Yours!