UNITY TRUTH & VICTORY, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 11/20/20 From Ken<><
Today’s Scripture (Across my desk this morning from a church in Texas.)
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. Titus 3:4–5, NIV
Covered by Mercy
Saul was persecuting the church when God appeared to him and changed him into the apostle Paul. God doesn’t give us what we deserve. We deserve the consequences of our actions; we deserve judgment, but God gives us mercy. He knows how to make miracles out of our mistakes. The accusing voices will tell you, “You’re done, and it’s your fault. You know you weren’t supposed to do it. It’s your mess.” No, God is so merciful that He’ll not only bring you out, He’ll clean up your mess. You may be in a mess of your own doing right now. God has mercy for that mistake. His mercy is not based on your performance. You are covered with mercy not just when you measure up but even when you blow it, even when you fail. He can make a miracle out of that mess. Get up every morning and thank God not only for His goodness, but thank Him for His mercy.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for Your mercies that are new every morning and for Your great faithfulness. Thank You that my mistakes and failures are not too much for Your mercy. I believe that I am covered by Your mercy that makes miracles out of mistakes. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
A big AMEN to that one. But difficult to really understand. But if my heart is right, regardless of the mistakes that I make, if I can see them as my mistakes they only bring me closer to becoming like Jesus. Learning by mistakes is far more painful than learning by faith but the knowledge gained if in humility is the same. The Holy Eternal LAW of God is sin separates us from GOD. that the wages of sin is death. That lust when it conceives becomes sin and sin upon completion separates us from GOD and all that HE has created including the house (body) that we have borrowed to live in for a short time. BUT THEN THERE IS A BIG BUT: “But the Gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our LORD. So when Jesus truly becomes your LORD (king, boss, ruler, master) then the penalty of your pride and rebellion is taken care of by the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus as you LORD. So if you are reading this if Christ Jesus is truly your LORD in all that you do. That means HE can change your direction. He can speak to your heart and have you immediately turn to go a different direction. You are being deeply tempted in a given situation that no one knows about. You hear HIS loving voice down deep in your heart, your innermost being and HE lovingly tells you to do something else, what do you do. Do you do it or do you procrastinate and harden your heart. That you don’t want to be bothered? The Word of God says that “He that hardens his heart shall be cut and that without remedy. Hebrews 6 is a great chapter to support this, though many do not accept it. If you are into checking it out should also include Hebrews 10:14-39. It is amazing to me how the church that we know today has so many traditions that are not supported by a contextual support of the Holy Scriptures. In fact, Jesus talked about it and said of the Jew, “Your vain traditions have made the Word of God ineffective. You will not enter the door to God’s Truth nor will you allow any one else to enter in. We have that same problem today with our denominational issues that in Love with the Word of God should have been resolved into Unity long ago.
What we have been taught is “I am OK and you are OK,” “Just as I am” and there is truth to that for a soul coming into the Mercy and Grace of God for the first time. But it is not OK if we get into some kind of a comfort zone with pride, sin and rebellion and refuse to feed upon the Word of God and to grow into the image and likeness of Christ Jesus. There is the Faith process of being born from above and receiving the life giving Holy Spirit of God in Salvation and Redemption, John 3. But that is just the beginning of a whole new Spiritual world to learn about and to be sanctified in and to grow up into HIM. And this includes the power the Jesus gave to His Church to do HIS work on earth as He did. If you will take the time to dissect the meanings in Eph.4:11-16 that have been missing. And the Unity and Truth factor of John 17 you will find another Gospel that is rarely shared. It is no wonder that most Christian are bored with the traditional theater church canned services. And yet that is all that mostly seems to be available today. As Christians we should be going out and defeating this virus plague but due to a lack of unity in God’s truth we go down for the count just like the world. The power of God is in Unity & in HIS Truth.
We put up a new web site: www.OhanaChurch.Life And hope to have a gathering place where folks can share and find help in being over comers with this plague sent by the enemy to destroy us. Romans 8, WE are more than conquers in Christ Jesus….
(Add / Delete, firstname.lastname@example.org “Worth Considering” library as link on Homepage.)
There is but ONE Church of Christ Jesus as LORD
And all who Love, Honor and Obey HIM are eternal members
Worthy Brief <email@example.com> A group of Pentecostal Christians in Cuba’s second-largest city is without a place of worship after security forces reportedly destroyed their church and detained believers. A Pentecostal congregation in Sri Lanka’s North Central Province has been told to end worship services because Buddhist monks oppose its activities, Christians said late Thursday. Trump attorney Sidney Powell, who is part of the legal team investigating allegations of voter fraud, laid out what she called “the most unpatriotic acts I can even imagine” involving the Dominion voting system. Lawyers for President Trump’s campaign alleged an elaborate plot by his opponents to “rig” voting machines in the presidential election, delivering the race for Joe Biden. Joe Biden, who claimed victory in the recent U.S. presidential election, has condemned incumbent Donald Trump for alleging massive voter fraud.
https://www.theepochtimes.com/williams-college-mathematician-flags-up-to-100000-ballots-in-pennsylvania_3587723.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2020-11-20 (Persecution is headed our way unless there are major changes.)