Salt and Light
December 2, 2023 2:10 PM
Rhema Given 7 am 12-2-23
Matt 5: 13-16 13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
***My beloved, adopted children, I call you to be salt and light to the world. Your walk with Me is more than doing religious duties. I call you to abide in Word and obey Word so that I will live in you to defeat the works of the enemy.
Your salvation is not just for you, it is so that when you submit your will to Mine (this is included in what being In Me means), I will work through you to defeat the work of the enemy not only in your life but in the lives of others.
I want you to go out to the world, In Me, as I lead you and equip you to do My work. My servant-disciples must GO OUT to the least of these. Many Least are shamed and feel shame… because the demonic wisdom of the world condemns those who cannot rise to society’s high, demanding standards.
I, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, The Righteous Judge, The Lamb of God, do not condemn, I came into the world that it may be saved. The Least of These in your society and churches need My mercy and Truth. Will you take Me, Word, to them? I do not shame or condemn. I know people sin. I paid for the sins of those who hated Me. That was you once. I call you now to freely give…just as you have freely received from Me.
John 12:47 And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Who will go for Me as I lead? Who is My servant, in Truth? Who will go beyond the comfort of the church and home walls in which you invite Me? I call all of My disciples to go. GO. I will show you where, when, etc. My grafted-in wild olive branches will bear My fruit! You may see the miracle of MY natural olive branches grafted back into Me when they receive My salvation brought to them by the wild olive branches! Will you go, compel them to sup with Me? I will help you!
Luke 14: 1-6 Now it happened, as He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath, that they watched Him closely. 2 And behold, there was a certain man before Him who had dropsy. 3 And Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the [a]Sabbath?”
4 But they kept silent. And He took him and healed him, and let him go. 5 Then He answered them, saying, “Which of you, having a [b]donkey or an ox that has fallen into a pit, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?” 6 And they could not answer Him regarding these things.
***Do you see how one with a disability was healed at a dinner? I will do this through you also, but you must go out to the world and find those who are lame, weak, abused, downtrodden, broken hearted, those who the world throws away as trash, especially those who are My brethren… and let Me work through My Spirit in you to heal them, set them free, break their yokes, defeat the work of the enemy in their life. Will you love the least of these at least as much as you love and care for your animals/pets?
Invite them to dinner, love them with My Love, listen to them and speak My Word, Truth, to them which will be balm for their wounds. Take care of the least of these just as you would care for Me, Jesus Christ, Who took your punishment, Who heals you with My Blood and stripes. Apart from Me, Word, you can do nothing. So abide in Me and I will show you who to care for. You will be persecuted for acting in obedience to Me, Word. I will never leave you or forsake you. You will glorify My Father through Me, Vine.
They will know you are My children by My Holy Spirit’s fruit: My Love and kindness and patience, etc.
You might need to be willing to get your hands dirty, sacrifice what you think is important, do things you never thought you would do. I know where I want to send you. I know why I gifted you with a big house or money or talent such as making blankets, etc., will you ask that My will is done through you?
Lay up for yourselves treasures IN HEAVEN NOT EARTH. Use the wealth I gave to you to help those in need, like the church in ACTS did. Do all in genuine truth before Me, remember Ananias and Sapphira.
1 John 3:17 But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?
***Now is the time that you are called to use the gifts and material things that I bless you with to GO OUT and invite the least of these in. Or help them where they are at. Or visit them in their sickness and imprisonment (there are many kinds of sickness, and many kinds of prison – ask Me, I will teach you.)
Speak to the least as you would speak to Me. How would you care for Me, if that was Me in their situation? You ARE CARING FOR ME – the exact compassion and Truth you give to the Least is what you will also reap. I came for those who are sick… the worlds ways make people sick in many ways. I AM The Only Healer. Ask Me to open your eyes to the needs that may not be so evident. Be kind to your stressed-out coworker. Be a family to those parents in your church who are estranged from their adult children, holidays may be difficult for these. What about the single parent who can use some practical help? Or visit the elderly who are lonely. I will show you exactly whom I have equipped you to help. Even if you do not have this world’s goods to give, kindness is free. My Word and Salvation are free. Prayers of a righteous person avails much. Outside of the congregation of My saints are much in need as well. Ask Me, I will show you what to do for Me. Your willingness to go where I send you, sharing My Love, will be rewarded.
All who humble before Me I will save. Teach them My Gospel and salvation and Word. Teach them to obey Word. Seek Me as to what to do. I want to heal, save, deliver, give My fruit to, cleanse, renew, transform, abide in all who will. I will draw them through you. Who will go with Me and bind up the physical, emotional, mental wounds of the Least? I am calling all of My children to allow Me to work through them. Who will come to Me? Who will labor as I lead, according to My Will and Love? I am calling… go to them. The harvest is ripe.
My beloved! Because you deny self, you don’t work for My rewards alone. You know that when I sup with you now, that is great reward. But remember the rewards I mention in Revelation to the churches who overcome. Overcome evil with good – My Blood, and My Word – and testimony of My kindness in your life. Shine My Light. Be salt that flavors. I love you and want you to have abundant treasure in Heaven when I call you Home to Me.
Be not weary of well doing, precious ones. I am with you. My Holy Spirit and Word of God intercede for you. I equip you. I love you and want you to learn to walk by faith and My Spirit so that you can be blessed also with all your needs met. I love to bless My obedient children!
Satan’s children will be influenced by the evil they love and agree with to persecute you for walking in My righteousness, but confidently know that I’ve got you. Keep your mind on Word and you will walk in perfect peace until I come for you. I love you, perfectly! I am perfect in all of My ways. One day Mine will say to Me, Master, it is done as You have commanded. Amen.***
Luke 14: 11-14
11 For whoever exalts himself will be [c]humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” 12 Then He also said to him who invited Him, “When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid. 13 But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the [d]maimed, the lame, the blind. 14 And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”
21 So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the [f]maimed and the lame and the blind.’ 22 And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’ 23 Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 24 For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.’ ”
Galatians 6: 1-10 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
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