Jan. 16, 2016


screen-shot-2015-04-27-at-8-24-11-am[1]“For it is not mere words that nourish the soul, but God Himself, and unless and until the hearers find God in personal experience they are not the better for having heard the truth. The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God, that they may enter into Him, that they may delight in His Presence, may taste and know the inner sweetness of the very God Himself in the core and center of their hearts.” (A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God)

My friends, God has commissioned all who seek His kingdom to introduce to the world who God is and that he is greater than any situation in their lives. So our passion for Salvation and God’s kingdom must also become the passion of others as the good news becomes a shared vision to all who have lost their hope and see no solution in sight.

Christ says “feed my sheep.” But first we must eliminate self as the “manifestation” of who Christ is becomes who we are through His Spirit. “Repent,…and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; Acts 3:19 (KJV)

My friends, “the times of refreshing,” “The Early Rain,” which is one of God’s promises to His faithful ambassadors come-away76[1]who will complete His mandate in our lifetime. But it will only come if we are diligently praying with heartfelt supplication daily as we “forsake all others” and allow the work of God’s Spirit to convict, instruct, restore, guide and empower every aspect of our lives.

And once we have remained “steadfast, unmoveable [while continually] given ourselves fully [and unconditionally] to the work of the Lord,………” 1 Cor. 15:58 (KJV) paraphrased. We can then be assured of “the “Latter Rain,” which is that full anointing of the power of God’s spiritual grace that prepares the church for the coming of the Son of man.

But unless the former rain has fallen, there will be no life; the green blade will not spring up. And unless the early showers have done their work, the latter rain can bring no seed to perfection. There is to be “first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

There must be a constant development of Christian virtue, a constant advancement in Christian experiences. This we behold-i-am-coming-soon1should seek with intensity of desire, that we may adorn the doctrine of Christ our Savior.” (E.G. White, The Latter Rain p 184-185)

And as God’s chosen, “He has anointed [you and I] to proclaim [the]good news to the poor and to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” ”as He pours out [His] Spirit on all people” as “our sons and daughters will prophesy, our young men will see visions, our old men will dream dreams.” Luke 4:18-19 (NIV) Acts 2:17 (NIV)

My friends, now I need you to focus on the fact that what God is trying to give us to finish up His work on this earth in our lifetime will one day be withdrawn if our heart stays on the things of this world and not the things above” But we must also understand if we “keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” And, His sheep will still be fed.



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