So it’s easy to figure out how we Christians stay connected...
I think about the tv show from the early 90’s called ‘Power Rangers’. There were 5 fighters and each wore a different color suit. And each had their own weapon and a super hero move that was made, I thought, to cater to their strengths...
To each his/her own...
But towards the end of every show they would always encounter a huge fight, where one would usually be weakened by their enemy.
That Ranger would cry out to the other members of the team, who would rescue that particular member. Then, the group, would come together and form the huge Transformer that would fight against that enemy and destroy him.
- When members are singled out to fight enemies outside of their weight class, are we, the body, keeping watch?
- Do we all realize that the HOLY SPIRIT sees everything. You have been given gifts that fit only YOU! Cinderella’s slipper fit only her foot. So there was no need for her campaign or struggle for the slipper. She only needed to rest and wait for her PRINCE to show up...
- We really are stronger as a group. Prayer for example, by one will take you to the throneroom of grace. But praying, standing in agreement with 2 or 3 will bring GRACE, HE WHO IS THE SCEPTER, down to You!
So what do you think?
Is it important to be connected to the person sitting next to you?
I don’t know if we are going to get along with everyone because we are all human beings.
We have different personalities..
Can I strengthen my connection with my sister in CHRIST, in the SPIRIT?
Can you, in Illinois, connect with me, in ________________?
Are we aware of the spiritual plan?
Are we aware that the SPIRIT is not governed by borders and state lines?
The SPIRIT is concerned with one thing.
Are we bearing fruit?
And if we want to bear fruit, we have to follow a higher plain.
We have to picture ourselves a little higher than the world. GOD raises us to life! And HE seats us in Heavenly places...(Ephesians 2:6)
So we must come up HIGHER!
We don’t need to worry about what happens in government! We ARE THE BODY!
We ARE THE BODY OF JESUS CHRIST!
Isaiah tells us that the government is on JESUS shoulders...
So, if the government rests on CHRISTS SHOULDERS, why am at odds with others over who wins or who loses...
Why is that my concern?
Rather than that I’m determined to focus higher.
Because JESUS is the head.
And these are HIS shoulders...
HE WAS CREATED TO DEAL WITH ALL OF THAT!
Lets rest in (Isaiah 54:17) which says that NO weapon formed against us shall prosper!
Why? Because you are with JESUS, your identity is FOUND IN HE!
Who IS HE???
Tell yourself HES JESUS!
HES MY SHELTER!
HES MY PROVIDER!
HES MY WAY MAKER!
HES MY STRONG TOWER!
HES MY SAVIOUR!
We have to stop!
Stop trying to be and let’s just be with HIM..
Because HE already did it!
Tell me, how do you feel after a Facebook fight with the pros? The same way a pinky toe feels if he cuts himself, with a knife.
Not only is he still upset
Because the problem he had hasn’t changed or moved.
But dearest pinky, you are now hurt and bleeding profusely!
You have also lost your reSOURCE, the body...
And your ULTIMATE SOURCE!
And now believe it or not, without a head, you have no covering! When you left the body, the church, you left every chance you had to get healed and the very SOURCE of that healing.
The enemy has full access to you now and you are in COMPLETE danger of imminent death if do not get connected back to the body.
Remember in times of stress
In times of sickness
In times of pain
In times of heart ache
In times of grief
In times of depression
In times of weariness
Those things come to us only for a
But we need to remember the words of the WORD!
He said, “Come unto me, all ye that labor, and I will give you rest!”
When the enemy comes in,
See we have to remind ourselves. We need TELL OURSELVES!
The Bible says that David encouraged himself...
So pick scriptures and REMIND yourself of who you are!
You don’t have to go on social media and tell others what you think of them!
Let’s renew our minds and think of JESUS!
When you focus with everything you’ve got on the Saviour no one will have to tell you who they are... the FATHER will send the SPIRIT to you and HE will come with a present...
He wants to reveal things to you.
Things that are discerned only and not read in a books...
Things that no one can tell you or say to you,
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I willbuild my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:17,18)
Things that you take eat and drink. Because the SPIRIT does NOT seek to expose you to others, but only reveal HIMSELF to a participant that is willing and submitted
The Bible says that we will KNOW the tree by the fruit it bears.
But why does a sweet HOLY SPIRIT made up of love reveal the contents and design of another tree?
HE only does it for ONE reason...
You are ready!
HE knows that you will NOT be running up to trees, ripping their fruit off of their branches prematurely and judging it.
- Psalm 1:3 says that we bear fruit in OUR season. What if it’s not this persons season?You were not appointed ‘taste-tester’ of the worlds fruit. If JESUS said that HE IS THE VINE, and we are branches.
So we need only be a terrific branch!
We have to learn to bloom where we are planted.(1 Corinthians 7:20-24)
i don't know about you guys, but a days worth of energy goes into renewing my mind. By the end of the day I am pooped and I do not have energy left to harvest anyone else's relationship with GOD.
Get the nutrients YOU need from the body...
Your eyes should not be on anyone but you and the MASTER.
When a mother breastfeeds her baby, the baby turns their attention to her. They use the time wisely learning their mommas scent, her sound, her hands...
That baby is focused on only one thing, getting what it needs to survive!
I have seen my baby cousins try to turn their head when they are being fed...
They LOSE THE CONNECTION!
Stay connected to the body!
Getting distracted will cause you to lose your source, and if you’re not careful,
Don’t be that baby that wants to watch tv. When that happened I would always just shift my chair so that the baby could see and eat.
But then I would lose my focus!
If you, in a fit of rage or and decide to throw caution to the wind and sever your tie to the body, realize that a reconnection may not always happen.
If you are indeed a part of the body, and you cut yourself off...
Well, what happens if the head learns at the hospital that a REconnect is not possible...
Too much blood loss...
“HEAD, you have already given YOURSELF FOR THEM...”
The HEAD must consider the welfare of the body...
And you were undercover. You were under the cover of THE BODY, of Prayer...
You were running well.
WHO HINDERED YOU?
Now the only hope for the body to survive with this amount of blood loss is a prosthetic.
The body now suffers because you felt like you weren’t needed.
You don’t get it. We knew you were gone when you left because you,
You control a lot of our balance issues.
You’re little but your presence means a LOT!
So now we have a prosthetic.
We miss you because You were a part of the original plan!
The harsh reality reality here is since Pinky toe left he popped up on satans radar because Satan is the prince of the air.
And even if he wanted to go back the body, the prosthetic has replaced him.
His spot is closed.....
He forfeited his post and with forfeit there is always a cost...
Let’s be sure to thank GOD everyday in our prayers that the body of CHRIST does not replace and reject, but that we are forever accepted into the beloved