SCARS, “WORTH CONSIDERING”3/5/19, by Ken Smith
Today’s Scripture (In my mailbox this morning.)
“As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side. They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord!” (John 20:20, NLT)
Be at Peace with Your Scars
We all carry invisible scars that come from inner wounds—perhaps from a divorce, from what somebody did, from a mistake we made, from a loss. So often we try to hide our scars. They remind us of the hurt. But you can be at peace with your scars. Those scars are your testimony; they tell your story. Instead of being depressed over what you’ve been through, have a new perspective—the enemy tried to stop you, but God brought you through it, healed you, and you have a scar to prove it. The scars can remind you of His grace and power.
Jesus’ back was lashed with thirty-nine stripes and His hands and feet and side were pierced. When He rose from the dead, you would think He would be perfectly restored, but He still had scars. This was significant. God could have taken them away. Maybe, in part, it was to show us that it’s okay to have scars.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that I worship a Savior who has scars. Since He has scars, I’m okay with my scars. I’m not going to live bitter because of a disappointment, or in regret over past mistakes, or go around sour because somebody did me wrong. I’m at peace with my scars. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
The key for true sanctification is to see Jesus in His lifetime on earth as one of us except for the Adamic sin nature which we all inherited from Adam but not Jesus. And He is the key for us in dumping our Adamic sin nature and becoming like HIM.
That our sin nature was not our fault and HE showed us that we, in HIM could be free of it. That we could decide to change our citizenship from being the children of Adam to being the children of God in Christ Jesus. That He made the way for us to have total restoration to the original vision of our Creator, scars and all, to be made in HIS Image and likeness. That Jesus was the 1st born of many and that we also have been invited to fulfill our original created destiny. That it is by/through the great and precious promises that we may become partakers of GOD’S divine nature through faith. That where there is no vision the people perish. We need to have that Vision of God’s perfection for us restored in real time faith to our hearts. To be able to have that ultimate victory over sin, we must first deeply believe that it is possible.
Jesus was not deified until after He had overcome the world and even the Cross. That the Son of Man, Son of God, Second Adam was/is like us during His journey on earth but even brought every thought into the captivity of the Holy Spirit. He was tempted like us in all thing, yet without sin. Because of His victory He is now in the very likeness and Image of God. And that God our Heavenly Father wants to give us the same grace, if we want it, to overcome and walk in True Freedom, Rom.8.
So what we are teaching is pure Bible and has nothing to do with anything but Christ Jesus the anointed one in whose steps we can follow, if we want to, and we need to get the vision for it in our heart of hearts. This is not a mind game. The Vision must become a core part of us. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. It is the battle of John 12:24-26. It is the unity of John 17: 20-26 It is the insistence of Eph.4:11-16 and ends in 1 John 4:17
“In this [union and fellowship with Him], love is completed and perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him]; because as He is, so are we in this world.” 1 John 4:17.
With the onset of the present pandemic it seems obvious that we are now entering into the pre-curser upheaval heading towards the great tribulation… The prophesy of Jesus in Matt.24-25, Mark 13 & Luke 21 lays it out for us. We are heading into the time of trouble where many fall away, there is a great harvest, and in the folowing time of false peace we (The Church) go home, victorious. 1 Cor. 15:12-28, 1 Thess. 4:13-18, 2 Thess.2:3-8
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<><
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California governor declares state of emergency after coronavirus deaths. The US death toll from coronavirus infections rose to 11 on Wednesday as new cases emerged around New York City and Los Angeles, while Seattle-area health officials sought to allay anxiety amid the nation’s largest outbreak.
It seems to me that this pandemic is just getting started and it may be confirmed by what Jesus taught us.
It could be a petulance as outlined in Matt.24-25, Mark 13, Luke 21. It may be the beginning of sorrows and there will be a great falling away, The Church will become Sanctified, Then there will then be a great harvest of souls into God’s Kingdom, A time of false peace and then the Victorious Church of Christ Jesus will be taken home.
I would suggest that you become as self contained as possible and stock supplies for about 6 months + plus garden seeds. It is amazing the amount of food you can grow in a very small area with the right preparations + sun and water. Wick/Gutter system watering makes watering and plant care a snap. But from the time you plant to table is around 4 months. So if the Islands fall under a quarantine, without Costco, things could become very difficult. And that is sure to happen.
Also seek to have your immune system supported as much as possible. The death rate of the virus is about 3 % of those who contact it. But the mess it will cause in our economy with be horrendous. Our national economy has already seen about a 20% reduction and it is just getting started.