A Word to the Believer

I want to focus on the Believer, in these Last Days; the role that Messiah has given us, through Abba Father, in John 17. It is a beautiful prayer that confers power and love upon His disciples. It is the prayer that unites us.

Be of good courage.

17 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.

For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.

11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

In Jesus’ Name

In Jesus’ name: Stop me if this doesn’t make sense.

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the one true God. From their lineage, a descendant of King David named Jesus reinforced this message in words and deeds. This man was and is the anointed one – that is to say he is the Godly-appointed Messiah for man.

With time, be it gradually and inadvertently or knowingly and flagrantly, man deviates from this message. And when man deviates from the Word of God, death and destruction follow. The Israelites of the Bible were a living testament to that.

And nothing has changed: for Israel or for the world at large.

The message is clear and simple. It is plain as day. It is not difficult or dreary.

Just accept the Word. Just accept Jesus as your Messiah.

And that’s it. It’s not complicated.

Now go ye forth and walk in that Word.

In Jesus’ name.

Amen.

Every Little Step

There are not that many choices, or paths, in life. Actually, there are two only. Everything we do is either of the Word, or of the world. Everything.

That means we have a choice with every thought, action, and with every deed. Will it be Christ-centred and manifestly praise The Lord, or will it be world derived and be a step away from The Lord into the realm of idol worship?

The most important question then is always: What is our next step going to be?

It was with this mind that I tell of this lady I saw today:

She has advanced-stage cervical cancer.

She is 40 years old.

She will be lucky to see Christmas.

And then I thought about that. As I thought about her, I thought about Christmas and what it represents.

No. I don’t mean the holiday and gifts. But equally, neither am I talking about what we think it represents — namely the birth of our Lord. For plainly, Christmas is neither of these.

Rather, consider the utterly pagan and filthy, alcohol-fuelled binge of sexual gratification, rape, sacrifice and murder of its Saturnalia origins, imported by the 4th century church in a gratuitous attempt at converting and gaining large numbers of followers.

The precursor to our modern carolling, apparently, was the singing naked in the streets during the week of Saturnalia (17-25 December).