“If anyone loves Me, he will obey My teaching. My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.” -Jesus
“Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.”
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith;
Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–
unless, of course, you fail the test? (2 Corinthians 13:5)
And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit–rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. (Ephesians 2:22, Colossians 2:7)
Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.
I believe the true “church” GOD has are SCATTERED and HIDDEN in PLAIN VIEW everywhere!
The reason I say this is because the JEWS His chosen instrument to REVEAL His grace and glory in Christ Jesus were SCATTERED over the years due to disobedience to God’s Word and today’s so-called churches for the MOST PART in these last generations have been VERY DISOBEDIENTto His Living Word, His Son Christ Jesus for it is evident that Jesus is of the Tribe of Judah and Salvation is from the Jews. God has SCATTERED His children–His SEED everywhere but that is not a bad thing for it is a glorious thing!!! For the seed is taking root and growing in HIM alone and not in the traditions of men and perverted notions of demons that have infected these MAN MADE STRUCTURES which are as demonic strongholds in some cases and in others ERECTED AGAINST THE TRUE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD. The Russian man that GOD brought to our nation 2 decades back was sent by God to many of the churches in our area and several counties and even along the “highways and biways” to reach the lost and wayward -those who seldom if ever went to church and always with the WORD in his heart and on his lips and Bible in hand. This is how we are to rebuild His temple, His body!!! To go where the people are who are hungry and thirsty. He can still use the “church” but it will need to be transformed into HIS image not man’s.
But God is doing a NEW THING and I honestly don’t believe He will use what we call “church” for the world KNOWS they are full of LIARS and THIEVES and HYPOCRITES who live for appearances’ sake and not for God’s glory.
Yes there are GODLY ones in there and some God has even allowed to remain in His permissive will and some He has planted there as a FAITHFUL WITNESS to return the hearts back to Him IF they will only repent but for the most part there are many who only go to LOOK or FEEL GOOD about them SELVES and that is NOT God’s way. We are to sorrow godly and repent not go and FEEL or LOOK good.
Yet in the midst of this sinful and adulterous generation remains those who are yet FAITHFUL AND TRUE TO OUR BRIDEGROOM OUR MAKER the Lord Himself —>
He says in His Word, “Your wife will be like a FRUITFUL VINE within your HOUSE; your sons will be like olive shoots around your TABLE.” (Psalm 128:3-4)
Now we are His HOUSE, His FAMILY, The Father is the FARMER tending the Vine, Jesus is the Vine and we are His branches and apart from Him we can do nothing but to him who believes all things are possible WITH GOD and the Holy Spirit is shed abroad in our hearts the love of God In CHRIST JESUS and we are rooted and established in the love of God and like a tree planted by the waters whose leaves fail not we are in JESUS the WORD, the LIVING WATER and the leaves of the trees are for the HEALING of the NATIONS. We are called to be HIS HOUSE of prayer for nations and we pray for the hearts of the fathers to return to their children and the sons’ hearts to their fathers LEST He come and smite the land with a curse for those who are CALLED by HIS NAME IF they just humble themselves and pray then He will hear from heaven and HEAL OUR LAND!!! We are but dust but the words we speak are spirit and LIFE! HE is reviving the hearts of men AS WE SPEAK HIS WORD ONLY AND PRAY IN AGREEMENT WITH GOD!!! Home is where the HEART is and home is where we GATHER to fellowship and break bread together and it is a HAVEN a SAFE PLACE during the storms of life and mostly a place to join together with our Father in prayer for one another.
The first command: Be fruitful and multiply. As a vine stretches out and takes over even so by His WORD by His LOVE we grow!!!
They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do. -Psalms 1:3
Isaiah 61: The Year of the Lord’s Favor
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of His splendor.
They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.
Strangers will shepherd your flocks;
foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
And you will be called priests of the Lord,
you will be named ministers of our God.
You will feed on the wealth of nations,
and in their riches you will boast.
Instead of your shame
you will receive a double portion,
and instead of disgrace
you will rejoice in your inheritance.
And so you will inherit a double portion in your land,
and everlasting joy will be yours.
“For I, the Lord, love justice;
I hate robbery and wrongdoing.
In my faithfulness I will reward my people
and make an everlasting covenant with them.
Their descendants will be known among the nations
and their offspring among the peoples.
All who see them will acknowledge
that they are a people the Lord has blessed.”
I delight greatly in the Lord;
my soul rejoices in my God.
For He has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of His righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
For as the soil makes the sprout come up
and a garden causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness
and praise spring up before all nations.
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on His law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.
Between the street of the city and the river there was a tree of life visible from both sides. It produced 12 kinds of fruit. Each month had its own fruit. The leaves of the tree will heal the nations. (Revelation 22:2)
Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.
No prolonged infancies among us, please. We’ll not tolerate babes in the woods, small children who are an easy mark for impostors. God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love—like Christ in everything. We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do. He keeps us in step with each other. His very breath and blood flow through us, nourishing us so that we will grow up healthy in God, robust in love.
The Old Way Has to Go
This is what the LORD says: When someone finds juice for new wine in a cluster of grapes, another person will say, “Don’t destroy it, because there’s a blessing in it.” In the same way, I will do this for my servants: I will not destroy everything. (Isaiah 65:8)
“And though a tenth remains in the land, it will again be laid waste. But as the terebinth and oak leave stumps when they are cut down, so the holy seed will be the stump in the land.” (Isaiah 6:13)
This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Here is the man whose name is the Branch, and he will branch out from his place and build the temple of the LORD.” (Zechariah 6:12)
Out of the stump of David’s family will grow a shoot–yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root. (Isaiah 11:1)
From this man’s descendants God has brought to Israel the Savior Jesus, as He promised. (Acts 13:23)
For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. (Hebrews 7:14)
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” (Revelation 22:16)
He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
“The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land.”‘In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land. (Jeremiah 23:5 – Jeremiah 33:15)
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this. In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious. (Isaiah 9:6-7, Isaiah 11:10)
Everyone serves the best wine first. When people are drunk, the host serves cheap wine. But you have saved the best wine for now!
For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love. (Ephesians 1:4)
But less we get haughty or impatient with others or even, self –remember that we are Christ’s body and as there can be only one head, even so we who are many members of the same body are ruled by His mind. Christ who laid aside His deity to take on the frailty of humanity to put to death all anxiety, fear, worry, frustration, anger and every negative force of Satan even death itself destroyed by the Cross of Christ. It is INChrist that we rise in newness of everlasting abundant life in God’s Kingdom that will never end. As we walk in agreement with God’s Word (Christ) we walk in fellowship with one another (holy communion) as the body matures in soundness of health together in the love of God which nothing can separate us from in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.
It’s not “all about” me but Jesus who is ABOVE ALL!!!
As the tender vine soaks in the rain and rays of the sun, let your life thrive in the presence of God and let His Word flow through you to increase His body in His love to the fullness of that one new man in Christ Jesus.