In one of my previous blogs..in fact I may not have even posted it as of yet. Jesus stood before his disciples. It was in fact a day of reckoning for many of them so to speak.It was a time to either step up and move on in God. Or to step back and retreat into the world from which they had been delivered. He said to them. Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood…you have no part in me. The scripture says that from that moment forward many of them departed. In other words they were dropping out of the program. It doesn’t matter to me what you think of me personally or what I have to say. I am simply a servant doing what God told me to do. This is in fact my work. And whether or not 1 or 1 million read this blog and become Christians is frankly not under my control. I know who I am in Christ and I know who Christ is in me. And your opinion of me and this blog matters little. For I am not here to please or coddle anyone.
A young man recently contacted me regarding this blog. He told me that he liked it. But he also said that he didn’t think his mom or her friends cared to much for it. Jesus was telling the disciples at that point in time that is was going to be from this point forward…all or nothing at all.They were to either fully consume him and the Fathers teachings or shrink into obscurity. If you are truly living the Christian life. There will and are going to be many pleasant and unpleasant hurdles to overcome. John 16 verse 33.These things I have spoken to you. That in me you might have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer. For I have overcome the world. That was Jesus. If you are in him and he is in you. Even during tribulations and setbacks you will have peace. If you are already in a state of uneasiness. And all that you are doing is reading a blog. Than you need to come to salvation in Christ.
When I have a splinter in my hand. I generally take a sewing needle and heat up the tip with a match. I then wipe it down with alcohol to sterilize it and begin to pick the fragment out of my flesh. Its not pleasant. But it is necessary. For if I or you were to leave this foreign body in our body it would certainly become infected.. if not a lingering source of aggravation. You cannot keep unconfessed sin in your body. It will become a malignancy. If these deeper teachings in Christ are upsetting to you. Than it is high time to get in your bible and on your knees. Matthew chapter 12 verses 34 and 37…Jesus is speaking. For out of the abundance of your heart…your mouth speaks. For by your own words you will be justified. And by your own words you will be condemned. Whatever you are full of is what you are going to speak. And Jesus told the disciples it was time to consume him and nothing but him. Tell me something Miss. When you are speaking to your neighbors over the fence. Or when you get together for a little brunch. What is the topic of your typical conversation. If you or they have no hunger to speak of the things of God then you are not in a good place. I cannot wait to talk about Christ. And do you know what? That conversation rarely happens.
And do you know why? Because the Catholics and so called Christians that I meet. Act and treat me with the same type of contempt for the things of God that the out and out unsaved do. It is pathetic. Blessed are they who do hunger and thirst after righteousness. So belly up to the table of God and eat. And when you are done. Get out there and share the meal with someone who has not eaten of the Lord as of yet…To be continued