12/09/16 Equipped for Mighty Things
“It’s time to fall in love with Jesus again. Mechanical Christianity cannot and will not work. It never has. It will not now. Those who were sent to the arena would have cursed Me, if they had not been passionately in love, burning with zeal, and intimately concerned for My Word to be performed in their lives. I chose them to carry the torch of My love into the darkness of their world. The privilege of carrying the Name of My Son cost them everything, a price they were delighted to pay. They loved with a loyal love. They could not and did not play the kind of Christian games that your generation is playing. Hypocrites were found out quickly. Religious bigots turned and ran.
"I am asking you once again to carry My love into the darkness. You are in training in a season of relative peace. Flee from your cold fellowships that contain cold people and useless programs. Fall on your face and do what it takes to fall deeply in love with Jesus. It is the only way you will properly represent Him when I call for you.”
Jeremiah 12:5 AMP
[But the Lord rebukes Jeremiah’s impatience, saying] If you have raced with men on foot and they have tired you out, then how can you compete with horses? And if [you take flight] in a land of peace where you feel secure, then what will you do [when you tread the tangled maze of jungle haunted by lions] in the swelling and flooding of the Jordan?
Amos 5:21 AMP
I hate, I despise your feasts, and I will not smell a savor or take delight in your solemn assemblies.
Heb. 12:1 AMP
Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us.
It is so easy to forget our real purpose for living. It is difficult for us to understand that those who willingly gave up their lives for the gospel of Jesus Christ were the same kind of people we are.
Someone once said: “God does not call equipped people; He equips called people.” You need to know that you are called by God as His personal representative. He is, at this very moment, equipping you for mighty things, like laying your life down for another, loving those who hate you, understanding that you are not your own and have been bought with the high price of the life of Jesus, etc. etc.
Time for another overhaul, Lord,