7/08/17 In the Name of Jesus
“Someone mentioned you to Me today. His life was changed because of something you said or did for someone you knew. He didn’t know that person, but his friend knew the person that you touched deeply and shared that person’s experience. You have no idea how much that pleases Me. Someone is changed, because you have decided to represent Jesus to those around you. I will take it from there.
"Every gift you offer, no matter how insignificant it seems to you, is amplified through My Holy Spirit and broadcast as often and as loud as necessary, so that My life is brought to those who are hungry for it. You touch many by simply touching those I call you to reach. I am blessed by you affecting even one other person in the Name of Jesus. I love how you are starting to live. Thank you!”
II Cor. 5:20-21 AMP
20) So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God.
21) For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].
As I was writing this Father’s Heart message, I began thinking about several people who have affected my life immensely. I began to remember that some of those whom I respected used to talk of people who had great impact on their lives. For the last several minutes, the thought has come to me that the people my friends used to talk about probably talked of people who gave spiritual wealth to them many years before.
You know, it really began with One very important life, who lived His life in front of twelve, who lived like Him before thousands, who lived that same life in front of countless numbers, who then showed it to my friends, who showed Jesus to me. My job is to represent the life of Jesus to as many as I can, who will then show it to others. You have the same lineage.
Thank You for those who have gone before us and given such wealth to their friends, Lord,