The sword is a choice to turn from what was and seek all that is Christ, or to push Him away and face the consequences. That is the dividing line. Each person and every generation has to make their decision on their own. Are you a barrier to their salvation?
God didn't give you 25 things you had to do to be set free. He just gave you one thing:
To understand and apply the truth of who you are in Christ and who He is in you.
This morning I recalled Kate and the testimony of healing she gave about being led to the healing rooms at Bethel in Redding. It was her last resort, as the doctors could not help, and the prescriptions didn't work. I was also reminded of the day in February 2009 when I sat in an examination room to await the next series of diagnostic procedures to find a solution to my physical ailments.
It's great how we find commonality and ways to connect with a wider population who are like-minded. It feels good to fit "in". So, we go all in. But do we have the same connection with the the body of Christ? The same pride of ownership?
Jesus saves us from our personal hell and sets us free by giving us life in abundance. God can rewire our hearts to get past the hurdles that trip us up and to lead us into a peaceful existence within ourselves and our community at large. A peace that has no limit. Life that has no end and cannot be diminished by the inevitable grave that waits for each one. How to explain the concept of holy and...
God asks us “What do you want, what do you think, what do you need?” There is no limit to what God can do. Unless we give everything to Him, we block His perfect provision.
We have the greatest tool of holy intercession with God ever placed into humanity; it is called prayer. When we gather in prayer, we can work out and offer up the needs, conflicts, and issues of the church body. There is power in group prayer!
“Come to Me, and I will give you rest” He said. Some went forward. Some went home. It was a roadblock with too much to grasp. Maybe later...
IN Christ we will have the ability to go through storms with abiding contentment and peace while everything around us is crashing down. ‘I AM your stronghold, your strength, your peace and shelter. I will NEVER leave you.’ - Jesus
Every animal, insect, bird, reptile breathes. All of us breathing in the same common source of oxygen, the atmosphere of Earth. Our hearts beating from when they begin until we die, without our manipulation or guidance.