Dinner With Jesus

Dinner With Jesus

Revelation 3:20 HCSB “Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and have dinner with him, and he with Me.”

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What an invitation!😃 Who would turn down having dinner with Jesus? When we hear His voice do we open the door? 

John 6:51-58 HCSB “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever. The bread that I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.” At that, the Jews argued among themselves, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat? ” So Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you do not have life in yourselves. Anyone who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day, because My flesh is real food and My blood is real drink. The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood lives in Me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent Me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on Me will live because of Me. This is the bread that came down from heaven; it is not like the manna your fathers ate — and they died. The one who eats this bread will live forever.””

Are we feeding on Jesus? Are we chewing on and digesting His words? (John 15:7) Are we drinking His blood; receiving it, for the forgiveness of sins? Or are we trying to achieve righteousness on our own, through our works? (1 John 1:7-9) Jesus is the real bread from heaven. Feeding on Him and drinking His blood means eternal life! Some of us dine with Jesus every day. How blessed you are!😃

Luke 12:37 CEB “Happy are those servants whom the master finds waiting up when he arrives. I assure you that, when he arrives, he will dress himself to serve, seat them at the table as honored guests, and wait on them.”

Revelation 19:6-9 CEB “And I heard something that sounded like a huge crowd, like rushing water and powerful thunder. They said, “Hallelujah! The Lord our God, the Almighty, exercised his royal power! Let us rejoice and celebrate, and give him the glory, for the wedding day of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. She was given fine, pure white linen to wear, for the fine linen is the saints’ acts of justice.” Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Favored are those who have been invited to the wedding banquet of the Lamb.” He said to me, “These are the true words of God.””

Do you see what dining with Jesus now will ultimately lead to?😃 Dining with Him forever!😂

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A Brother’s Testimony To The Power Of Prayer

A Brother’s Testimony To The Power Of Prayer

A few years ago I was riding on the back of a train exactly like this one. It was winter time and I was rolling through Utah and I was what we call “gearless and fearless” meaning I did not have the proper camping gear, no sleeping bag or blanket, no pack, just the clothes on my back. It was well below freezing and my feet felt like they were blocks of ice and I was truly freezing my friends. The train slowed as we were rolling through some town and I prayed to God “please stop this train so I can get some gear”. That train stopped literally 3-5 minutes after that. I got off and I was directly behind a building that said “Klymit” and I could see it was a big store that manufactured and sold backpacking gear. The store was closed so I looked into the dumpster behind the store and my eyes could not believe what I saw. Inside that dumpster were many high quality sleeping bags and sleeping pads, MANY to choose from. They must have been defects or returns. Down sleeping bags, the good ones. It makes me tear up because I know the Lord provided for me that day, and I have many more stories similar to this. I left there with 2 sleeping bags and 2 sleeping pads, because I knew I would find another homeless person to give to… I’m sharing this because I know it’s true that if you believe what God says in Mathew Chapter 6 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value then they? Yes it is good to be prepared and to stock up on supplies, but always remember that God will provide, his words are true, you just have to believe it.

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If It Happened To God?🤔

If It Happened To God?🤔

Matthew 24:10 KJV “And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.”

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If it happened to God it can’t happen to me or you? Are we higher than God? 

There was a powerful spirit created by God. His name was Lucifer:

Isaiah 14:12 KJV “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!”

Lucifer became a rebel who is known today as Satan the Devil. And he does weaken the nations. Lucifer turned against his father God.😳 Not only did he fall away there were other spirit sons of God that joined his rebellion. If God was betrayed by close relatives it can’t happen to me or you?🤔

While on earth Jesus had 12 very close companions called apostles. Like Lucifer one of them was a devil. (John 6:70) That’s right, his name was Judas. When Judas betrayed Jesus to add insult to injury he kissed Him. Yeah!😳 How sick! (Luke 22:48) When you’re betrayed by people you’re not just dealing with flesh and blood you’re being harassed by an evil spirit. (Ephesians 6:12) If it happened to Jesus can it not happen to me or you? (John 15:20) Oh it will cut like a knife when it does happen. But If we get so depressed about it that we stop serving God we need to repent. No one who loves their companions and relatives more than God will inherit eternity. (Matthew 10:32-39) I know it hurts. But I still have to be honest with you and tell you we must repent if someone close to us has caused us to lose our fire for God. If this has happened we still have time to get it right. It’s not the end of the world yet (though it’s close). Don’t waste time repent to God. He will still accept us. He’s that kind.😊   

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God knew you in advance, He knew they would betray you in advance, and He’s making it all work out for your good.😃

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Did not Jesus tell us part of the sign of our times would be marked by mass betrayal? 

Matthew 24:10 KJV “And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.” 

So should it overwhelm us entirely when this happens to us, to the point that we too become rebels?😳 Of course not. It happened to God and none of us are higher than God. In fact we are blessed and privileged to share in the same sufferings as Jesus Christ. Interesting how being blessed doesn’t always feel good while being cursed often does.🤔

Matthew 5:10-12 CEB ““Happy are people whose lives are HARRASSED because they are righteous, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs. “Happy are you when people insult you and harass you and speak all kinds of bad and false things about you, all because of me. Be full of joy and be glad, because you have a great reward in heaven. In the same way, people harassed the prophets who came before you.”

Luke 6:22-23 KJV “Blessead are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall SEPARATE YOU FROM THEIR COMPANY, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. [23] REJOICE YE IN THAT DAY, and LEAP FOR JOY: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.”

2 Timothy 2:12 KJV “If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us.”

Philippians 3:10 NET “My aim is to know him, to experience the power of his resurrection, to SHARE IN HIS SUFFERINGS, and to be like him in his death.”

Colossians 1:24 NET “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I fill up in my physical body – for the sake of his body, the church – what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ.”

Please accept the truth that sets us free. (John 8:31-32) Accept that if God Himself was betrayed, lied on, slandered, etcetera, yes it can happen to you and me. I hope and pray that we all can see past the pain of rejection and recognize what’s really at work; our salvation, and sanctification. I know, these things are hard to think about when you have been rejected by your mother, your father, your son, or daughter, you husband, wife, etcetera. But know that God is making it all work out for your good even when it doesn’t feel good:

Romans 8:28-29 CEB “We know that God works all things together for good for the ones who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose. We know this because God knew them in advance, and he decided in advance that they would be conformed to the image of his Son. That way his Son would be the first of many brothers and sisters.”

God knew you in advance, He knew they would betray you in advance, and He’s making it all work out for your good.😃 So don’t let this destroy you. To be fair we all have rebelled against God.🤔 (Romans 3:10-12, 23-24) Forgive them that have betrayed you and God will forgive you. (Matthew 6:14-15) That’s right, let it go! 

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