The man she wanted was filled with words of wisdom that stimulated her intellect and further established her confidence. He properly guided her to a success that she herself thought could never be possible.
His words were the honied-dew kind that would remove strength from knees. They were like a heated knife melting through butter; romantic and yet filled with respect that solidified her inner-beauty and self-worth.
He showed her who she really was, not the reflection in the mirror but the finished, refined and perfected product of who she could be and was made to be. It’s as if he parted the curtains of time of revealed who she would eventually become.
He was just a shadow of a greater Master, an Architect at work. He was a father reassuring her of his love. He was a mother, comforting her in her times of hurt. He was that best friend who could read her emotions beneath the smile. He was the spouse that was carved from all that would complete her and by which he too would be completed.
He was Jesus, reaching through every friend, family member and lover trying to get to you. Behind every good, every smile, every moment and even the pain;
Jesus was forever the lover who was behind the good that came.
All that she can and was ever made to be, could never be achieved, until to His love finally surrendered and bent the knee. His plan is perfect, pure and powerful and was designed even before her birth; the problem is that she now gives His praise to everything else which brings Him pure hurt.
The Lord is not coming just for our:
¤ Tithe of 10%
¤ Day of Worship
¤ Few minutes of Prayer
¤ Random religious post
¤ Several respectable deeds
If we think He is, then we have been gravely deceived and immediate changes are recommended.
The Lord is coming for EVERYTHING!!!
He said to LOVE the LORD your GOD with ALL your HEART, ALL your SOUL & ALL your MIGHT; and finally, LOVE your NEIGHBOR as yourself (Luke 10:27).
He doesn’t want a portion, a day, an act, a moment. He wants ALL and in truth and in fact; deserves ALL.
¤ ALL our money
¤ ALL our energy
¤ ALL our talents
¤ ALL our focus
¤ ALL our attention
¤ ALL our affection
¤ ALL our minutes, days, weeks & years
¤ ALL our good, bad & ugly
¤ ALL our mess & messages
¤ ALL our sacrifices
¤ NO holding back
¤ NO reservation
¤ NO hesitation
¤ NO relenting
Then & ONLY then will we truly experience Ultimate Freedom & Victory in Jesus Christ.
Until that time, the devil will always have a bargaining chip; a tether by which he can reach us.
When we give it ALL up for Jesus, He will give it ALL up for us.
Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ Matthew 7:23
When your relationship with God is one-sided where you only seek Him for His benefits, beware!
It’s a slight yet most dangerous sin to crossover from worshipping God for who He is versus for what He has.
You could be anointed as the above followers were and able to perform miracles, yet still find yourself in hell.
Their sin was a sin of spiritual idolatry, where they were doing the work of the Lord whilst neglecting their intimacy and relationship with Him.
They forgot their First Love.
Is your ministry causing you to compromise your sacred times with the Lord? If so, take heed.
God gave me the key to ensure we don’t make this grave error – where we do mighty exploits for the Lord only to be banished from His presence.
The Ultimate Key is Humility.
Tune into the next few messages in the coming days as we delve into Humility; one of the major keys for us as Christians.