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Fruitfully Clothed

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We all remember the schoolyard games when we were primary school age. There were two teams. There were two captains. The captains drew straws to see who chose a team member first. We all stood there waiting to be chosen. Nobody likes to be last. There is always one or two people that are clumsy and awkward. They aren’t good with sports. They just want to be part of something. They get chosen at the very last because, well, they’re the only choice left. It happens to all of us at some point. Sometime’s even as adults.

In an Eternal sense, Yahweh has chosen you because he knows you are a good fit for His team (so to speak). There are no bad, awkward and clumsy in His eyes. He loves each of us very much and we each have a duty to fulfill in His purpose.

On Yahweh’s {team}, you need to be dressed in mercy, kindness, gentleness, and patience. Some of the fruits of the Spirit. When you have these, the rest falls into place. Yahweh’s peace, mercy, kindness, gentleness, and patience is the rules. When we follow them we show and do good to those around us. This makes life more pleasant around us. And it’s Yahweh working through us. He’s our ultimate team captain.

What does that look like for you? Comment and bless others as you bless yourselves.

{Note: Monday, 3/6/17, I’ll begin the Bible study with Suzie Eller’s 21-day adventure: Living a life of thank you. Let me know in the comments if you’ll be joining me. I’ll post my adventure over on my personal blog, A Wife’s Reflections, and I’ll be linking it here, on TDM’s blog. I’d love for you to join me.}

Delivered Out Of The Wilderness

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The Jewish church rose from the wilderness, sustained by Divine power and favor. The Christian church was built from a dejected, downcast state, by the grace of Christ depended on. Believers, by the power of grace, are delivered up from the wilderness.

A sinful state is a wilderness in which there is no true comfort; it is an unsettled, wanting state: There is no coming out of this wilderness, but trusting Christ as our Beloved, by faith; not trusting in our own understanding, neither trusting in any rightness of our own; but in the strength of Him, who is the Lord our Righteousness.

The news of the church to Christ follows, urge an everlasting position in His love, and shelter by His power. Fix me as a seal on Your heart; let me forever have a place in Your heart; let me have a mark of love on Your heart. In regard, the soul would be safeguarded, and without a judgment; but because of wrong belief, no rest is to be found.

The ones who faithfully love Christ, are suspicious of everything that would pull them from Him; particularly of themselves, or they may do anything to prompt Him to leave them.

If we love Christ, the fear of appearing insufficient of His love, or the provocations to abandon Him, will be very unpleasant to us.

No waters can satisfy Christ’s love to us, neither any floods overwhelm it. Let nothing diminish our love to Him. Neither will life and all its pleasures, tempt a believer from loving Christ.

Love of Christ will permit us to resist and give us victory over temptations from the sneers of the world, as well as from its condemnations.

Where do you stand in regards to the wilderness? Do you trust in yourself to free you; or are you trusting Christ to deliver you from the wilderness? Because only Christ can do the job. He will guard our hearts and lead us to victory!

Comment and let’s converse and pray over this.

Friendship With Christ

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The church yearns for the continuous friendship and liberty with the Lord Jesus that siblings have. That they may be like His brother, and so they are when by grace they are named participants of a Divine creation.

Christ is represented like our Brother; anywhere we witness him, let’s be mindful to keep our bond to Him, and desire for Him, and not worry about being hated because of it.

Do we have within us a faithful desire to serve Christ more and better? In that case, what do we have stored up, to display our devotion to the Beloved of our hearts? What fruit toward righteousness?

The church should require all her children to never upset Christ to leave. We should reflect within ourselves when tempted to do what would break the Spirit’s heart.

What do you do to keep a constant desire to be Christ’s friend? If you don’t, then what? What will you do to have that desire within you? We must not be worried about what others think of our relationship with Christ. We must be the example to draw people to Him.

Comment your response. I’d love to hear from you.

In Fellowship With Christ

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The church, the believer, is victorious in its relationship to Christ, and appeal to Him.

She simply craves fellowship with Him. Let’s amble together, that I can get counsel, guidance, and encouragement from You; and can share my wants and my objections to You, with ease, and without interference.

Fellowship with Christ is what the righteous sincerely live for. And the ones who will speak with Christ must break away from the world.

Wheresoever we are, we will keep up fellowship with Yahweh. We should never go where we can’t, in faith, invite Him to go with us.

The ones who will go with Christ need to begin first thing in the morning about their days; must start every day with Him, look for him first thing, look for Him eagerly.

A loving soul can reunite itself to the most ordinary places if it will have fellowship with Yahweh in them, but the very pleasant area won’t be complete except that the Beloved is there.

Let’s not think to be pleased with any earthly things. Our own souls are our grapevines; they should be planted with suitable trees. We should regularly explore whether we’re fruitful in honor and integrity.

Christ’s nearness will give life to the vine to thrive, and the young grapes develop, while the rising sun renews the gardens. If we can say to him, You know all things, You know that I love You; if His Spirit bears witness with our spirit, that our souls thrive, it’s complete. And we must beg of Him to examine and test us, to observe ourselves.

The consequences and actions of mercy are acceptable to the Lord Jesus. These must be stored up, and always available; that by our helping others in need, He may be honored. It’s all of Him, since, it’s right, it will be all for Him.

What’s your fellowship with Christ like? He longs to spend time with you. Do you crave time with Him? Tell us. Bless others and bless yourself.

Me: I could do better. In the meantime, I enjoy fellowship with Christ. He listens as I talk and as we walk through life together. Your turn.

Only One!

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All the real greatness and godliness on earth focus inside the church/the body of Christ.

Christ goes out defeating His enemies, while His followers achieve victories over the world, the flesh, and satan. He shows the care of a Redeemer, the joy He gives in his redeemed people, and the accomplishment of His own forgiveness in them.

Read today’s full scripture here.

True believers, singly, can have the character of holiness. And when their real nature is recognized, it will be accepted. Both the church and believers, at their initial conversion, look ahead as the morning, their light being tiny, but growing.

As to their anointing, they are bright as the moon, receiving all their light, mercy, and grace from Christ; and as to justification, pure as the sun, robed with Christ, the Son of righteousness, and fighting the good fight of faith, under the flag of Christ, opposing all spiritual rivals.

Most flaborious {fabulous & glorious, I made up this word… ;-)}!!!
It’s flamazing {another of my made up word for, fabulous & amazing}!!! I love this word picture created. As you read picture it! Stunning! Yahweh is amazingly stunning and awesomely magnificent. Don’t you agree?

Comment your experience with Yahweh. How does He impact your life?

Me: I’m continually blown away by how awesome and amazing Yahweh is. He never ceases to amaze me daily. He wakes me with His glorious Holy Spirit giving me life. He presents Himself to me in everything I see and do. For example, the sun rising; sun setting, the flowers, the wild creatures that scamper and fly about, the rain, it gives life to everything, the great smells and everything living.

Supreme Majesty

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Even those who only have a slight familiarity with Christ can’t help but see gracious virtue in others who are an example of His image.

There is satisfaction for those who begin to study about Christ and His virtue.

Christians, who are fully informed of Christ, must do everything they can to bring others into the knowledge of Him.

Supreme majesty makes Him absolutely beautiful in the eyes of all who are trained to recognize holy things.

He is white with the pure honesty of His life, reflected in the painful suffering he went through at his death.

This story of the person of the Beloved, would produce, in the symbolic language of those times, a representation of loveliness of character and the dignity of behavior; but the appositeness of some of the references may not be apparent to us.

He wants to appear to be magnified in his saints and to be honored in all that believe in Him. May His love force us to live under his sovereignty.

How does your character bear Yahweh’s image? He suffered, died, and is now alive so that we may love all and spread His Good News to all we come in contact with. He is our Supreme Majesty! He is mind-blowingly awesome!

Comment with your story and bless others as you bless yourself.

Believers Aggravate Christ

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Churches and believers, by carelessness and self-reliance, aggravate Christ to go away.

We must notice our spiritual inactivity and deranged circumstances. Christ knocks to rouse us, knocks by His word and Spirit, knocks by difficulties and by our moral principles; hence, Revelation 3:20. See full scripture text for today’s word here.

When we are inattentive of Christ, he still thinks of us. Christ’s love to us should draw our love to His, even in the most unselfish situations; and we can only be victors by doing so.

Reckless souls insult Jesus Christ. No other could be given to open the door. Christ cries out to us, but we are not mindful or pretend we’re weak, or we’re too busy and think we are honestly justified.

Making justifications is making Christ insignificant. The one’s who put dishonor on Christ, who can’t find it in their hearts to bear a heavy storm, or to leave their comfort zone for Him.

Notice the powerful importance of Divine grace. He unlocks the door, as one tired of remaining. This indicates a job of the Holy Spirit on our soul.

The believers rising above their own will, asking by prayer for the sympathies of Christ, and to shed off every obstacle to having fellowship with Him; these depictions of the soul are expressed by the hands dropping sweet-smelling myrrh on the handles of the locks. But the Dearly Loved was gone! By removing Himself, Christ teaches His people to value His loving and gracious visits more deeply.

Note, the soul still cries out to Christ the Dearly Loved One. Every rejection is not hopelessness.

Lord, I believe, although I must say, Lord, help my unbelief. His words forgave me, except, the hateful person that I was, I made up reasons.

When Yahweh opens our eyes, though, the suffocating and despair of judgments will be very harsh to imagine and take in.

The soul went in pursuit of Him. The guards injured me. Some attribute this to those who distort the Word for their crazy beliefs.

The speech to the daughters of Jerusalem appears to mean the troubled believer’s hope of the prayers of the weakest Christian.

Souls on fire for Christ are more tolerant of Christ’s leaving than of any other circumstances.

Is your soul on fire for Christ? If so, share how He is working in your life and bless others as well as yourself. Comment and let me know.

For those who’s souls are in despair and in need of prayer, contact me for prayer here.

An Invitation

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Notice how prompt Christ is to receive the calls of His people.

Any tiny bit of good we have in us would be wasted if he didn’t protect it.

He also invites his dearly loved people to eat and drink freely.

The commands that they obey reverently of Him, are the way of grace, mercy, and love.

As today is Valentine’s Day, let’s show our love to everyone and Christ, not only because of His gift of Salvation but, because he cares for each one of us. His grace, mercy, and love overflow with no end, for us.

How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day? Comment your experience.

Me: Yesterday, the 13th, was our 18th wedding anniversary. We celebrated that and Valentine’s at the same time. We had dinner and went a movie together. We don’t do that often. It was very nice to spend that time together.

Now, it’s your turn!

Christ Tests Believer’s Faith by Leaving

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I don’t know about you, but, I’ve had some seriously heavy nightmares similar to this scripture. One nightmare goes like this:

In the dead of sleep; my soul was awakend as I lay frozen and helpless asleep. The awakening came from a demon chasing me to capture me. My spirit was dreadfully fleeing the demon with him on my heels. He was shrieking and wailing after me. I screamed in dread of being caught. All of a sudden my physcial awoke in mortifying fright. I prayed aloud “In Jesus’ name leave this place satan, you are not welcome here.” I prayed that prayer over and over again. I was very afraid to fall back to sleep.

Have you ever had nightmares with demons after you? If so, what did you do and how did things turn out?

Today’s message is this:

It was difficult to the Old Testament church to find Christ in the rituals of the law; the guardians of that church did not give much help to those who desired Him.

The night is cold, dark, and sleepy, and of faint fears involving spiritual things. At first, when nervous, some weak attempts are made to reach the hope of fellowship with Christ. This proves to be pointless; the believer’s diligence is then stirred greatly.

A promise is given to the ones who seek for men’s souls.

Instant contentment isn’t found. We must not rest by any means, but by faith, appeal directly to Christ. Grasping onto Christ, and not letting him go, expresses sincerely abiding in Him.

What occurs is a humble, faithful requests by prayer, with a cheerful practice of faith in His promises. Provided that the faith of believers is maintained in Christ, He won’t be upset at their sincere requests, yes, He is thoroughly satisfied with it.

The believer wants to make others known of his Saviour. Anywhere we find Christ, we need to take Him with us, especially in our hearts; and we should challenge ourselves and each other, to beware of grieving our Divine Comforter and encouraging the separation of the Beloved Christ. He leaves His Holy Spirit as our Comforter. The Holy Trinity is Yahweh, Son/Christ, and the Holy Spirit… the three are One! So, Christ is still with us, of the Spirit. As is, Yahweh. You can call on any of them to reach all of them.

How mind-blowing and awesome is that?!?! Today, we have access to The Trinity. We have the knowledge because of His word. It’s alive and living. We can seek fellowship with Him. Hide the Word in your hearts. Once you have it, and Jesus in your hearts, nobody can take that away, nor separate you from Yahweh.

What is your fellowship with Christ like? Comment and bless others as well as yourself.

Fellowship with Christ

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The body of Christ is very pleased to have sweet fellowship with Christ. We hear Him. He runs quickly to meet His followers, the ones who love Him, with His promises. He will return soon with immeasurable loving-kindness.

Christ invites new believers to get up from their lazy ways and pride to come and have fellowship with Him.

All these promising symbols and signs of Divine favor are reasons to our spirit to follow Christ more completely.

What a profound visual of Christ rushing to meet His love, the Body of Christ, the church.

What does your fellowship with Christ look like? Do you anticipate His return? He loves us so much He willingly gave His life to save us so that we are able to fellowship with Him.

Comment and bless others as you bless yourself.