Helped by His Word

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Helped by His Word

Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. (Isaiah 55:1 KJV)

There is life in the Word of God. This is a profound and necessary truth for our notice and assimilation. We live by the Word of God.

Throughout Human history and till present, a recurring event and trend is God and Man’s need for sync and integration. Man has continued to need God and God has continued to need Man. The required synchronization is so basic and crucial that there is a fatal abruption of plan and purpose should the integration not exit or be nulled. This is a crucial truth. God designed Man to sync and integrate with Him.

At the initial contemplation of Man’s creation, the premise was to design Man after the image and likeness of God. Man was designed to reflect or mirror God, infused with the Nature of God but on the Earth. The Bible puts it thus, “God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, And, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.” God created human beings; he created them godlike, Reflecting God’s nature. He created them male and female. God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth” (Gen. 1:26-28). The Characteristic nature of God was God’s Word…” the Word was God” the Bible says (John 1:1-2 KJV). The Word: when our Lord Jesus would describe Him says “the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. (John 6:63 KJV). It was this Nature of God in Man that would make Man live by God. Man is sustained and maintained by the Word of God. This is an important notice.

Akin to the popular and pervasive use of the USB (Universal Connection Bus) between a computer and other devices, The Word of God is that necessary and postulated interface to connect God and Man. It is the conduit that deposits or integrates Man with God; the Word infused Man with life (of God) and thereby Man lived.

Man would later die when Adam would decline or disobey the Word of God (that made him live). About this death experience, Adam said; “I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” And God said, who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?”  (Gen. 3:10-11 KJV)  Man became detached, disconnected or emptied of life because that Universal Connection Bus (USB) that downloaded or transmitted life of God to Man was broken.

Beloved, let us not be weary or unwise to understand our need and requirement for the Word of God. Jesus said, “It takes more than bread to stay alive. It takes a steady stream of words from God’s mouth.” (Matt. 4:4 MSG)  

Let us be awaken to this true need as we are aware of our need for daily bread – Man shall not live by that bread alone but by every Word of God does Man live; “…come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live” God says. What is God saying to us (now)? Let’s buy into it and live. Amen 

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God Is Our Father

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Matt. 6:9 KJV

God is our Father. There is grace and joy in the revelation of this truth. This is a whole truth and nothing but the truth; nonetheless like many other truths relating to God, the enemy obscures, belies the ingenuity of God to deprive Man. But when truth is known, freedom is secured.

The Word translated Father (in English) means root or generator; the source or spring. It also means nourisher, upholder and protector. We all originate from God and it is for this important reason that Man cannot be sustained, nourished or protected outside the provisions and nourishment of God.

About God being our Father, the Bible says, “Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live” (Heb. 12:9 KJV). The Bible identified and recognized God as the Father, source, root or spring of our spirit. This is a very important disclosure. It is about this revelation that Jesus came to connect us that we (Man) may regain wholeness as we are made complete in Him. Our spirit is derived from God. This is an important truth.

The notion of God being our Father was foreign and far-fetched to Man that our Lord Jesus Christ in His bid to introduce and reinstate the truth about this was considered blasphemous and offensive. The Bible says, “Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore, the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.” (John 5:18-19 KJV).

Notice, the carnality of Man (the nature of Man without the knowledge of God) could not admit or tolerate paternal relationship with God; Man persecuted the truth about himself, but the truth and sincerity of God is to have Man know that God is indeed our Father. The Lord Jesus was eventually killed; the Bible says, “The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.” (John 19:7 KJV).

Beloved, there must be something awesome in the revelation of God being our Father for which Christ was both beaten and killed and when he arose by the power of God, He said to Mary, “Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.” (John 20:17 KJV). The notice and knowledge of this truth must be disturbing and debilitating to the devil but comforting and enriching to us the people of God; we cannot afford to walk outside of it and its provisions. God is our Father…Praise the Lord. Let us invest and walk in the comfort of this truth and be strengthened. Amen.

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The Help of His Presence

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. John 10:11 KJV

The Lord Jesus came to introduce God to us and His Kingdom; during His mandate He made himself known to Man also. But being in the form and fashion of a Man, His own people did not receive Him. How often they doubted and disputed His claims and assertions all because they do not know Him; for “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12-13 KJV)

According to the Bible, Jesus said, “…I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that everyone which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven? (John 6:35-42 KJV).  Notice how they murmured at him and would not believe Him but rather measured our Blessed Lord after their carnal and natural course, saying we know his father and mother. This is the bane and blight of their unbelief.

Jesus further introduced Himself as the Good Shepherd when He said, “I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd puts the sheep before himself, sacrifices himself if necessary. A hired man is not a real shepherd. The sheep mean nothing to him. He sees a wolf come and runs for it, leaving the sheep to be ravaged and scattered by the wolf. He’s only in it for the money. The sheep don’t matter to him. “I am the Good Shepherd. I know my own sheep and my own sheep know me. In the same way, the Father knows me and I know the Father. I put the sheep before myself, sacrificing myself if necessary. You need to know that I have other sheep in addition to those in this pen. I need to gather and bring them, too. They’ll also recognize my voice. Then it will be one flock, one Shepherd. This is why the Father loves me: because I freely lay down my life. And so I am free to take it up again. No one takes it from me. I lay it down of my own free will. I have the right to lay it down; I also have the right to take it up again. I received this authority personally from my Father.” (John 10:11-18 AMP)

Beloved, we must receive and accept the testimony of Christ about Himself to us; He came to save and rescue us; He laid down His life for our rescue and salvation. What a blessed notice and knowledge to gain and receive. He is the true and good shepherd of the sheep. The sooner one gains this truth the better and joyful life becomes for He only and truly cares for sheep. Notice something He said, “This is why the Father loves me: because I freely lay down my life” God recognized and approved Him for what He did, we shall do well to receive His love and testimony for our sanity and salvation. The good shepherd cares for the sheep, protects and preserves the life of the Sheep to the delight and pleasure of God our Father. Thank you, Jesus. 

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And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. (Luke 14:23)

House; is the specially furnished unit for the need and relaxation of the owner and residents. Described uniquely as one’s abode or dwelling, it is the natural resort and the identifying location of its occupants. House address is therefore an important part of everyone’s personal profile. It identifies one’s location, origin and resort. Everyone is traceable to a House.

The notion of House; representing a unique aspect of everyone’s personal profile therefore denote its importance and prominence. It’s the beehive of all personal and family activities, the pantry for personal wares, sartorial and treasurer.  A resort and pillow Ville…no place is like one’s home. It is always a relief to return to one’s house.

About the house, the Bible says, “Through skillful and godly Wisdom is a house (a life, a home, a family) built, and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation], And by knowledge shall its chambers [of every area] be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” (Prov. 24:3-4).  It takes thoughtful and thought through activities to build, organize and decorate ones house and according to the Bible, it takes understanding to manage and establish it. Our houses to a good extent reflect our preferences and penchants. It’s our house and we live there.

It is cognitive to gain knowledge of God’s house also. God does have a place He may be found and to where He brings and treats His guest. About God’s House, David said, “Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You choose and cause to come near, that he may dwell in Your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple. (Psalm 65:4) and n the parable, Jesus illustrated how desirous, God would have His house filled but how lightly man takes God’s invitation to come to God’s house.

Speaking ‘plainly’, The Church is the localized place to meet God; according to the Bible, Paul wrote to Timothy and said; “These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. (2 Tim. 3:4-5).  The House of God is described as the Church of the living God. 

It is common among us to still have one excuse or the other for not coming to God’s House despite special invitation. According to the Bible, “…they all alike began to make excuses and to beg off. The first said to him, I have bought a piece of land, and I have to go out and see it; I beg you, have me excused.  And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to examine and [e]put my approval on them; I beg you, have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and because of this I am unable to come.” (Luke 14:18-20 AMP).  We must not be ignorant or ignoble of God’s special invitation to be His guest at His House as often as He does.

David understood the blessings of God’s House that he said, “…and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place. (Psalm 23:6b AMP). Beloved, gain value of being in God’s presence and never decline to come to His House. This is your Wisdom

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