Program 40 (9-25-14) If the Lord wanted to hand us something that was unknown but our hands were full, what would we do? Would we put down what was in our hands to receive what He had for us or would we refuse the unknown offer as we were already satisfied with what we possess? Most all of us have filled our lives with things that comfort us and satisfy our desires and to give those things up for the unknown is a very difficult task. It takes a greater trust in the One making the offer than trusting in what we already have. Do we trust that our Creator knows best for us and will we give Him access to our heart to change our desires?
Program 39 (9-19-14) The Lord is in the midst of preparing His Bride. He is looking for “lovers of the truth”. Revelations 22:15 describes those that were without or kept out are those “who loveth and maketh a lie”. Jesus said in John 14:6, He was the way, the “Truth”, and the life and in Matthew Chapter 25, He describes 10 virgins who were waiting for the groom to arrive. Some were wise and some foolish, some were allowed to enter the marriage ceremony and some were not. Could the difference between the two groups be one had prepared themselves by loving and embracing the “Truth” and the other had loved and embraced a lie and the father of lies? The question for all of us is, do we hunger for the truth no matter how hard it is to receive. This may be an indication of whether or not we really love Jesus.
Program 38 (9-11-14) Who can name the price of disobedience? That price isn’t determined by the disobedient but by the authority over the disobedient. Many who claim to believe don’t understand nor can comprehend the ultimate price of disobedience. Just as the rewards of obedience are beyond comprehension, the ultimate consequences of disobedience cannot be comprehended either.
Program 37 (9-4-14) It’s time for a “home” inspection. Have you truly given your life to the Lord or do you just think that you have? If you have truly given Him your life then does He own all that you have as well? Do we own our stuff or does our stuff own us? If we can’t give up what we possess that is temporal then we have to ask ourselves whether we have really given Him what we possess that is eternal.
Program 36 (8-30-14) What does it take to be a true follow of Jesus? Many claim or believe they are followers and refer to themselves as Christians but who does God see? Our heart is at the core of all we do and the cure for all our ills lies within our heart. Will we make excuses or will we allow God to inspect our hearts that He might reveal the hidden things? The key lies in our desire to be like King David, a man after God’s own heart and say; “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts, see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23,24)
Program 35 (8-23-14) The Lord woke me up the other morning with a powerful word that the world has a grip on many; that they must let go of the world and the things of this world for the world to let go of them. God is in the process purifying His people and testing their love for Him. It’s time to check the level of oil in our lamps.