Good morning Father, Son and Holy Spirit. A great mystery beyond us. For God so love the world that He sent His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth Him shall not perish but have an everlasting life.
It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, comforter will not unto you… He will not speak of Himself; but whatsoever he shall hear… He will show you things to come. All things the Father hath are mine; therefore said I, that He shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
Beloved, glory be to God in the highest and peace be to men of goodwill. Thank God for this glorious week. The love of God were all round His children speaking peace, healing, deliverance, blessings to us. We are most grateful, Lord.
It is a great thing to serve the Lord. “God preserve me to the end” shall be a daily prayer utters by a true child of God. Often times, we are carried away by the event surrounding us that we forget the real essence why we are here. I heard a voice asking, why are we here.
God created us to love Him, serve Him in this world so that we may live Him hereafter. But the lust of flesh, the pride life so entangles us that we lust the real thing, holy living, pleasing and acceptable to God.
The psalmist said “Lord teach me to number my day’s right”. Are we doing the same? If the Lord shall appear now how many of us are ready to go with him? Put it in another way “Are you Rapturable”? (1 Cor 15:52) It so important that we live soberly not like the unwise.
The Lord shall make you head when you are ready to lead. He will not just put you there, he will put you there to impart your generation, so how far?
Are you ready to impart the world with your godly influence or will like Judas betray Him? Can people around speak well of you? Can you represent Christ worthily or are you one of the errors which was not discovered in the factory but thrown into the market place only to be discovered by an end user?
In manufacturing industrial, after production, they seek out product that are defects but sometimes an error might occur that some of such product passes through the process without being detect. The end user if so infuriated, might decide to sue the company. And am sure no company will want to go through the processes because of what it entails, so they take time to guide against such occurrence.
Likewise, in Christendom, are you a good product on offer or a defective one? Your failure spell doom for others. Some who are offended by your actions will vow never to get born again if that is how it is. They will be comfortable as unbeliever than have anything to with your religion. That is why I advice us to live soberly, the days are evil except the Lord help us.
We cannot achieve much except the Lord lead and show us what to do. Are you ready to be led? Come along with me dearly beloved:
“The Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail.” Deut. 28:13
If we obey the Lord, He will compel our adversaries to see that His blessing rests upon us. Though this be a promise of the law, yet it stands good to the people of God; for Jesus has removed the curse, but He has established the blessing.
It is for saints to lead the way among men by holy influence: they are not to be the tail, to be dragged hither and thither by others. We must not yield to the spirit of the age, but compel the age to do homage to Christ. If the Lord be with us, we shall not crave toleration for religion, but we shall seek to seat it on the throne of society. Has not the Lord Jesus made His people priests? Surely they are to teach, and must not be learners from the philosophies of unbelievers. Are we not in Christ made kings to reign upon the earth? How, then, can we be the servants of custom, the slaves of human opinion?
Have you, dear friend, taken up your true position for Jesus? Too many are silent became diffident, if not cowardly. Should we allow the name of the Lord Jesus to be kept in the background? Should our religion drag along as a tail? Should it not rather lead the way and be the ruling force with ourselves and others?
More on the kind’s highway:
“The wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.” Isa. 35:8
The way of holiness is so straight and plain that the simplest minds cannot go astray if they constantly follow it. The worldly wise have many twists and turns, and yet they make terrible blunders, and generally miss their end. Worldly policy is a poor short-sighted thing, and when men choose it as their road, it leads them over dark mountains. Gracious minds know no better than to do as the Lord bids them; but this keeps them in the king’s highway, and under royal protection.
Let the reader never for a moment attempt to help himself out of a difficulty by a falsehood, or by a questionable act; but let him keep in the middle of the high road of truth and integrity, and he will be following the best possible course. In our lives we must never practice circular sailing, nor dream of shuffling. Be just and fear not.
Follow Jesus and heed no evil consequences. If the worst of ills could be avoided by wrong-doing, we should, in the very attempt, have fallen into an evil worse than any other ill could be. God’s way must be the best way. Follow it though men think you a fool, and you will be truly wise.
Lord, lead thy servants in a plain path because of their enemies.
Beloved, this message calls for a serious consideration if you must live to please God. Be an “Ensample” for the Lord (Phil 4:9).
We draw the curtain close at this juncture this week and we believe God for His leading in the coming week.
Remain blessed in the Lord.