Oct. 22, 2015


“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and Second-Coming-of-Jesus_iconremain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” 1 Thess. 4:14-17 (NKJV)

I need each of us to focus on that last sentence, And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” Always being, eternal, infinite or never ending. Isn’t it amazing, no matter how deep we try and elevate that vision into our central nervous system, we will never come close to imagining the actuality of what Paul called always.

Which is a place “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”1 Cor. 2:9 (NKJV) My friends, it is aAspen06RockyMountainSunrise-300x225 place that somehow we have to articulate as we pull the field around behind us by keeping everyone focused on the same shared vision.

And that vision is centered around the word Calvary, because that is the foundation of what we as God’s chosen must articulate to others. “Then three of the thirty chief men went down at harvest time and came to David at the cave of Adullam.

And the troop of Philistines encamped in the Valley of Rephaim. David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem. And David said with longing, “Oh, that someone would give me a drink of the water from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!”

beautiful womanSo the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines, drew water from the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David.” 2 Samuel 23:13-16 (NKJV) My friends, many are sinking deep in sin, surrounded by the god of this world and the forces of evil.

Along with, a daily barrage of “breaking news,” wars and rumors of wars, famines, pestilences, earthquakes in divers places, false prophets, iniquity abounding and the love of many continues to wax cold, and the chaos continues.

In addition, they also have personal trials and tribulations. So they lone for hope, and that water that only the Good Shepherd can give “which is like a stand in awefountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” My friends, Christ has commissioned us to go, but are we listening?

Or have we also allowed the chaos to take us away from where Christ is trying to lead us. Remember we have the good news that will transform the world and give them life, that they may have it more abundantly.”

But we must make it personal and ask, have I explored every concept and taken it to the depth of my finite mind in how best to finish up the work of Christ that is placed before me by God’s Spirit?

The challenge has to be more than being entertained by the Spirit at church each week. We are a chosen generation “for such a time as this.” So we must be prepared to make extraordinary things happen for the glory of Christ as we keep heaven on our mind.


My Friends, where there is no vision, the people perish…..Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)




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