If you’ve seen me, you’ve seen the Father…
Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers. Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death–that is, the devil.
Hebrews 2:11; 14
What do you think a person who shows no respect for the Son of God deserves? That person looks at the blood of the promise (the blood that made him holy) as no different from other people’s blood, and he insults the Spirit that God gave us out of his kindness.
And I’m not changing my position on this. I’d die before taking your money. I’m giving nobody grounds for lumping me in with those money-grubbing “preachers,” vaunting themselves as something special. They’re a sorry bunch—pseudo-apostles, lying preachers, crooked workers—posing as Christ’s agents but sham to the core. And no wonder! Satan does it all the time, dressing up as a beautiful angel of light. So it shouldn’t surprise us when his servants masquerade as servants of God. But they’re not getting by with anything. They’ll pay for it in the end.
Satan, the author of disorder and confusion, is the father of all lies and Jesus tells it to you simple and straight in John 10:10,
“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance –to the full, till it overflows.”
No, don’t worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers and sisters who testify about their faith in Jesus. Worship only God. For the essence of prophecy is to give a clear witness for Jesus.
FIX your EYES on JESUS
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith,
who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame,
and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Turn your eyes away from lesser things – they will all fade away as nothing more than elusive distractions which you chase down even as a piece of paper caught on a breeze. They are holding you back from True Freedom which is only found in Real Intimacy with the One who really loves you and died to set you free!
Fix means to focus all your attention concentrated on a single object. Even as a laser beam is concentrated light harnessed to heal, so you will find that even a moment held in the Savior’s gaze holds much more hope than hours spent elsewhere.
Time is a precious commodity. How we spend it determines our destiny.
How do you fill your time? Does it satisfy or leave you empty?
The answer lies in what or rather, who, fills your time. If it’s Jesus, you know peace in the midst of adversity. If it’s anything else, you ache with longing for the next new thing hoping it will fix your heart.
There is only one Great Physician and he is the One who created all hearts.
Fix your eyes on Jesus and simply follow Him. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life and no man comes to the Father but by Him.
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
– William Penn
Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
For the Lamb on the throne will be their Shepherd. He will lead them to springs of life-giving water. And God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”
And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
1 Peter 5:4 (NIV)
Dear heart, lift your face to heaven and thank God right where you are! The enemy wants to rob you of your future and the powerful present you have in God’s grace in the NOW. Thus says the Lord, “Will they fall and not rise?” Father by the grace of Your enabling Holy Spirit take each by the chin and lift their gaze deep into Your limitless eyes that know everything and let each know that Your plans are to give a HOPE and a FUTURE in Your will. We don’t always know how to pray as we ought but the Holy Spirit is within us actually lifting up our innermost longings to the Father in the Name of the Son Jesus the Christ. Father today I pray for a breakthrough in each one’s darkness to see Your light that is behind this dark cloud and realize that You are with us always even to the very end of the age! There is peace in the valley even as David wrote about in Psalm 23 for You are with us! Lift our eyes unto the hills for You are coming into vision as we change our perspective in LOOKING UP in thankfulness beyond adversity, beyond yesterday, beyond anxiety, beyond disappointment beyond self unto You the Author and Finisher of our Faith! Hope is on the horizon! AMEN