A Message for the Brethren
August 24, 2020 5:04 PM
Before going to sleep last night Monday 24th August, l was asking Jesus for help as l have felt in my spirit for some time that l didn’t deeply love Christ, l didn’t have a deep appreciation for Him and for Father God as l should. Being acutely aware of our saviour’s message to the adulteress -He who is forgiven much, loves much- l ask Him to help me to love Him much, to help me to see how much l have been forgiven.
Well l woke up remembering how l had been crying, weeping when looking back on my Christian life knowing how l am devoid of much fruit bearing, despite my inner knowing that my saviour has journeyed with me up the mountain of virtue. I realize that most of my life l have been merely a hearer and not a doer of His word.
When was the last time l sought out the sick to pray over and bless them, when was the last time l visited the prisoner, when was the last time l sought to encourage the outcast and poor souls in my community. It has been very sparingly and not for a very long time! Jesus did this gladly at His appointed time leaving behind all He had in Nazareth if he had anything at all up until then.
I heard the precious soul who baptized me into Christ, emphasizing Fruit which is exactly John the Baptist’s message in a nutshell; Repent and bear fruit for God. And yes, fruit does not save us, fruit does not provide an entry to the gates of heaven; BUT without fruit you know what Jesus said to the fruitless fig tree don’t you? So how do we bear fruit? Jesus says Abide in the vine. In a submissive relationship with Him.
I heard a voice say, the conditions of the world soon to come to be such to enable the harvest to be ready. Do not yield to discouragement or despair in these difficult circumstances to come; but this is a time to REJOICE for the kingdom of is to grow exponentially. The question is do you want to be apart of it?
May we ask the Lord, is now the time for us to be going about our Father’s business? Ask Him for a heart like His own, a heart that will proclaim the kingdom of God while giving your life to go about offering comfort and healing to the most miserable, the sick, the lame, the blind, the possessed, giving hope to the poor and love to the outcasts of this world. A heart that is not afraid to call out Hypocrisy to those who seek privilege or power over others, who seek material abundance without regard for others needs and whom seek respect or influence from others, such things did the ruling classes in Christ’s day.
Peace, Shalom, is now being removed from the earth, the body knows this. In its place chaos and anarchy will rule for a short time, yet Jesus is our peace amongst the soon to be anarchy and chaos. Stay united with Him in purpose, in His righteousness and in His presence with His heart of brotherly love for mankind.
Jesus Wept. Jesus wept at the exact time the world’s praise for Him was at its peak, His triumphal entry, just prior to his awful death and betrayal. Jesus wept for souls made in His own image those whom would not come to him for healing and salvation. He weeps for you and l today who have yet to embrace the fullness of His love towards Him and a fullness of His love towards other souls, whom He places in our path and on our heart.
Ps 116:1-2 I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.
Luke 7:47 “I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.”
Matthew 6:33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Matthew 3:2 “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.”
Matthew 21:19 and he noticed a fig tree beside the road. He went over to see if there were any figs, but there were only leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” And immediately the fig tree withered up.
Matthew 15:8 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.
Matthew 9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
Luke 12:51 Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other!
Luke 2:49 “But why did you need to search?” he asked. “Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house?”
Luke 19:41 –44 But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep. 42 “How I wish today that you of all people would understand the way to peace. But now it is too late, and peace is hidden from your eyes. 43 Before long your enemies will build ramparts against your walls and encircle you and close in on you from every side. 44 They will crush you into the ground, and your children with you. Your enemies will not leave a single stone in place, because you did not recognize it when God visited you.”
Andrew, Son of Man, adopted child of God.