Today’s Scripture (on my computer today) 6/20/18
“For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6, AMPC)
When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, not only is your eternity secure, but you become a child of the Most High God. You instantly have an Everlasting Father! Think about that word everlasting. It means that before the beginning of time, the Father was there. He was waiting for you to make the choice to receive Him as your Heavenly Father and become a child of His.
I can only imagine that He was excited and anticipating that day just like a father would anticipate the birth of his child in the natural. I can imagine that each day God would think, “It is today!” I don’t know what your experience has been with your earthly father, but God is a good and perfect Father. He loves you with an everlasting love. He loves everything about you so much that He notices when a single hair falls from your head. He accepts you just the way you are, and He loves you enough to guide you and work His character in you. Best of all, He will be your Father from now through eternity! He will never leave you nor forsake you! Thank Him today for being your Everlasting Father!
A Prayer for Today
“Everlasting Father, thank You for loving me today and for always being with me. Help me to understand Your love more so that I can know You better. Let Your love flow through me so that others can see Your goodness and come to know You as Father, too, in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
The follow message came across my desk today and is absolutely TRUE. Not much else needs to be said. But then there is the little word Lord, in the beginning comments which we say so often as Christians but may not fully understand what it means:
lord noun 1. a person who has authority, control, or power over others; a master, chief, or ruler. 2. a person who exercises authority from property rights; an owner of land, houses, etc. 3. a person who is a leader or has great influence in a chosen profession:
So really, when I say LORD JESUS: It should mean that HE has real Authority, Control and Power over my life and my property and is the great basic leader and influence in my daily life.
So if this is really true then it means that I have studied in depth the Holy Scriptures to see how HE want’s me to live my life. It means I am looking to find his commandments and to keep them. That in my life HE is my MASTER as implied by the word Christian which means: To Be A Slave of Christ. (First used in Antioch as a derision against those of “The Way” or the Early Christians.)
IF OTHERWISE and I call myself a Christian it is pure Hypocrisy or Acting. Isaiah writes about those in Isaiah 28:9-20 (15)…“for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:” So Isaiah warns us that Hypocrisy will not work. Hypocrisy is what I call fire insurance. You may have an old policy in a drawer some place but unless you have paid the premiums the paper will only help to make a fire hotter and burn better. So before you apply the good stuff of the note below, please do an inventory, Is Jesus Really LORD or is your little ego sitting in HIS place in the throne room of your life with no LORD or authority over you at all ? Hope that Jesus is Truly Lord?
Love you much in Christ Jesus, Ken<><