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LIFE,   ABUNDANT   “WORTH CONSIDERING”     2/24/20,     By Ken Smith
Today’s Scripture (Across my desk this morning.)
“…There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears…”   (Philippians 1:6, MSG)

A Flourishing Finish
How you start is not important. Don’t let what you think is a disadvantage or a bad break cause you to say, “If I’d had a better childhood, if I had more support, if I didn’t have this dysfunction, I could do something great.” That’s where you started, but that’s not where you’re going to finish. The beginning doesn’t determine your destiny.

The apostle Paul did not say that God will bring you “to a defeated finish,” “an unfair finish,” “a lonely finish,” or a “bankrupt finish.” God has a victorious finish, an abundant finish, “a flourishing finish.” When those thoughts tell you, “It’s never going to work out. You have too many disadvantages,” let those lies go in one ear and out the other. God has established the end, and He loves to take people who start with the odds against them and shine down His favor, give them breaks, increase them, and cause them to do extraordinary things.”

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that Your plans for me are for good. I may not understand everything along the way, and it may not have been fair, but I’m not going to live worried, upset, or discouraged. I know You’re bringing me to a flourishing finish. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Thoughts,
What a wonderful opportunity!!!   You mean that the Bible teaches that I don’t have to put up with this sorry sinful nature that I inherited from GGGGrand-daddy Adam?   You tell me that the Holy Word of God offers me an opportunity for a new beginning for a righteous life without sin and the hangover of guilt!   That I can truly be a brand new person in Christ Jesus?  That I can really truly be delivered from the oppression’s, obsessions and possessions of this world if I allow Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit to become my LORD and allow myself to become fully obedient to HIM, WOW!!!   Not only that but with other true believers I can also learn to do what Christ Jesus did while HE was with us on Planet Earth?  And I can still cancel the agreement at any time?

So what is the problem, seems this is the deal of a life time????

The problem is that there are many demonic deceptions that say they are of Christ Jesus but are not.   Paul taught us that if there was no real power, to go some place else.  “ But understand this, that in the last days dangerous times [of great stress and trouble] will come [difficult days that will be hard to bear]. 2 For people will be lovers of self [narcissistic, self-focused], lovers of money [impelled by greed], boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane, 3 [and they will be] unloving [devoid of natural human affection, calloused and inhumane], irreconcilable, malicious gossips, devoid of self-control [intemperate, immoral], brutal, haters of good, 4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of [sensual] pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of [outward] godliness (religion), although they have denied its power [for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith].”  
 2 Tim.3     A.D. 66
   (Just 4 years prior to Emperor Titus booting all of the Jews out of all of Israel.)

Another issue is that most so called Christians believe it is OK to agree to disagree but have not really taken the unity of what Jesus prayed in John 17 to heart.  And in fact have traded emotions and traditions for God’s Truth as they do not know the Holy Scriptures in context for finding God’s Truth.  God’s Truth is made available to only those who really want it as a guide for their life.  It is hidden from those who want to built their own little kingdoms or to just be an actor, a hypocrite as Jesus taught:

“They worship Me in vain [their worship is meaningless and worthless, a pretense], Teaching the precepts of men as doctrines [giving their traditions equal weight with the Scriptures].”  Mark 7:7

Actually to make the change to being spiritually alive and at light speed is to really be willing to allow the Holy Spirit through God’s power or grace to change us into being like Jesus.  But if your motive is only to escape the judgment that must come it really won’t work very well   We all know that what we have sown, that shall we reap and that what goes around will come around.  Except that there is repentance, restitution, faith, forgiveness and a total change of direction.  A totally basic change from being drawn into the darkness of this world to totally seeking God’s Truth & Light you may not make it.   Check it out, read: Rev. 3:13-22,   Got to be an overcomer to make it in spite of all the nice songs to the contrary. 

We all have had a Bad beginning and especially, “the preacher’s kids.”  But there are no excuses that will stand in not taking God up on HIS really great and loving offer to allow us to have a new beginning.   A new start in eternal life at any time in this life that we would like to start over.  What a lot of real love and trust HE is offering to us as the children of Adam.  The choice to become really alive and live eternally with our Loving Creator.

Yours, in His great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<><
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