Thursday, 4 August 2016

Proof of Life

Scripture:  1 John 1 v 1, 3: "That which is from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands of handled, of the Word of life. That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ."

Jesus died and on the third day He was resurrected back to life. He died with the sin of the whole world on His shoulders. He conquered sin for all time and rose again to sinless life.

He made it possible for each one of us to come out of spiritual death ie eternal separation from the Father and to live sinless lives. If we choose to continue in sinfulness we will be judged accordingly. You can re-educate your soul to resist pornography and various manifestations of lusts. Jesus is alive in you and does not enjoy being forced to see people in lustful situations through your eyes. He set you free of all that and if you continue to allow the world to abuse you, it will push Jesus out of your heart.

In Galatians 3 Paul says Who has bewitched you that ye should not obey the truth? He calls them foolish Galatians. Are we also foolish? Do we carry on with our addictions to recreational drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and wrong relationships with many justifications as to why its ok?

Jesus is alive! At the end of his life Paul wrote "That I might know Him and the power of His resurrection!" Paul knew that he had just seen a small fraction of what was yet to come.  Let us open our spiritual eyes and go beyond the norm.  Jesus called me in 1983 to do just that and I left all and followed Him.  Many years later and He is calling me to do that again!  And I am excited to be on a new adventure of Faith.  I have no idea where He will lead me, but I can't wait to find out.

We are heading into a time of great revival and we need to grow to be ready to be a reaper of the harvest when the time comes. Now is the time to get your life right with God so you can be ready to do your part. Just being saved, baptised and filled with the Holy Spirit is not enough. You must allow the Lord to change you so His resurrection life can empower you.  It is time to walk in newness of life, to explore the gifts of the Holy Spirit, to learn the depths of spiritual experience.

If your life revolves around worldly pleasures and activities and not around the person of Jesus, you will find yourself left behind when the power of the revival sweeps through. What you do for Jesus now will be given to you a hundred fold when the Revival comes. A hundred times zero is still zero! So if you do nothing for Jesus now your ability to make a major difference will be compromised when it matters.

Jesus has given us proof of life. He is alive in us but we must have a desire to share His life with those in sinful death round about us. Jesus was mocked and spat upon, persecuted and eventually killed to blot our His life, love and power.

He resurrected to life and imparted that life to us, His disciples, to bring light to those who sit in darkness. Jesus has a plan for each of us. A work that only we can do. Have you allowed Him to download His plan into your heart or is your life too busy with worldly things to bother with that?

There is a darkness coming swiftly upon this world like a full eclipse of the Son. Already America is referred to as "Post-Christian"; and when the former UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, referred to "Christian England" he was shouted down. There were great financial advantages when colonialists brought countries like India and Pakistan into the Commonwealth, it also brought millions of followers of Islam in through the open doors.  Some of them have become the enemy within.

If Donald Trump wins the next US presidency, it will largely be because he plans to close doors to potentially dangerous migrants.  David Cameron lost his job because Brexit, the exit of Britain from the EU, would also give Britain control of their borders to try keep members of ISIS out.  It may be too little too late, and by recent financial charts, all the work that Cameron and Osborne did to stop another recession has been wasted.

The reign of the AntiChrist is far advanced. It is recognised by lawlessness, anarchy, apostasy, heresy, increasing sinfulness, financial disorder etc throughout the world. Are you ready to stand firm for Jesus or take the mark of the Beast?

Prayer: Heavenly Father we are filled with wonder at the resurrection of Jesus and the power of His life within us. Please unfold Your perfect plan for my life that I may be obedient to it so others may know that Jesus is Your living proof that God is not dead! In Jesus' name. Amen