3/17/17 For Their Own Gain
“Few of My children choose to fully dedicate themselves to Jesus and the gift that We have given them. They willingly take the benefits of what has been accomplished at the cross, but rarely accept the responsibilities that are associated with them. Examine your heart. Do you care about the things that have eternal value as your priority? Are you conscious about the times and seasons in which you live to the point that you have modified your lifestyle to tell others of the urgency of each day? Have you sacrificed your comfort areas, so that others might find out Who Jesus is? Do you really know Who He is yourself?
"Those questions are only the beginning of what you might ask as you take the time to find your real motives and reasons for the choices you are making. I do notice what takes place in the hearts of those of you who say that you are Mine. I note who is responding to My call to holiness. I welcome your desire to press into intimacy with Me, to gain My heart and understand My desires. It is why you have been called. It is why I have given you breath.”
Joshua 24:15 NIV
“But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
II Chr. 16:9a NIV
“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him...”
Proverbs 29:21 AMP
He who pampers his servant from childhood will have him expecting the rights of a son afterward.
Amos 3:3 KJV
Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
So many foolish things are being done in the Name of Jesus that it is clear that little time is spent to really know what His heart is. Representatives of His Word maneuver people for their own gain. Representatives of His life attempt to maneuver God to pad their comfort areas.
Jesus went to the cross so that we could accept God’s way as our way. It is the highest calling and the most astounding privilege. Whatever gets in the way of our conforming to His plans and to the image of Jesus should be cast aside as the horror that it really is. We represent Him. We will be held accountable for what we do in His Name.
Show me what is real, Lord,