"For what is a man advantaged if he gain the whole world,
and lose his himself, or be cast away?" - Luke 9:25
Jesus.......Undertake for me.
I'm weary and weak.
"Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises;
that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature,
Having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust." - 2nd Peter 1:4
"Am I therefore become your enemy,
because I tell you the truth?" - Galatians 4:16
Jesus...I want to go home!
It is always a 'war' to love.
Rejection is my 'morning coffee'.
It's painful to always be the odd man out,
for desiring communion, decency and love...
Yet, I'm at perfect peace?
When love 'grows cold'
I'd rather be with you, than here.
It's always "the darkest hour right before the dawn"
Your love Lord, is my intercession.
It's in that hardness and daily concision against you
in me....do I live forever, through you Lord Jesus.
"Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as you partakers of Christ's sufferings, that, when his glory shall be revealed, you may be glad with exceeding joy." - 1st Peter 4:12-13
Joy in death?
Life through suffering?
'The road less traveled'
"But I would you should understand, brethren, that the things which happened to unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places. And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear." - Philippians 1:12
***I'm immovable in Jesus Christ***
That's why all the
supernatural wickedness in high places,
always focus their rebellion and envy
"According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better... Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy and faith." - Philippians 1:20-15
***I ain't going nowhere***
"The gifts and calling of God are without repentance"
Heaven is my home... Now and forever;
Jesus said; "Let not your heart be troubled, you believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also." - John 14:1-2
Jesus is that 'mythical pie in the sky'
Jesus is the dimensional door of Heaven.
Jesus is Heaven.
How do you know that?
Because I can see Him.
He translates you into Himself.
"Seated in heavenly places'
Lord....I'm going home!
Peer into Heaven: "Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh, yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new. And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation." - 2nd Corinthians 5:16-18
That's how I 'war'?
That's who is the 'repairer of the breaches'?
That's where I'm forgiven and healed?
That's why I have peace of mind?
The Bible says this: "He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth; for the Lord has spoken it." - Isaiah 25:8
That happened on Calvary,
when Jesus was crucified on the cross,
rose on the third day... and owns your life!
Breathed on the disciples the
Holy breath of omni-presence.
He 'banishes' and destroys death and sorrow,
through your sufferings and sorrows,
to be born again... a new creature... in that
resurrection from the dead into life eternal.
Move the rock out of your hardened heart:
Jesus proclaims, "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he be dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die... believest thou this?" - John 11:25-26
Right outside of heaven,
is one decision inside of you.
"Martha said unto him, Yes Lord, I believe that you are the Christ; the Son of God, which should come into the world" - John 11:27
That's what then ignited God's heart:
to bring her brother home!
Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.
Lazarus is 'Going Home': "Jesus said, Take away the stone; Martha the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord he stinks; for he has been dead four days" - John 11:39
Left for dead?
I've done all I can do?
Still... no miracle or comfort... for my dying nature?
I'm being 'crucified' in my testimony?
My condition is getting worse...not better?
My promises and prophecies
have been replaced with despair and tears?
"My God, my God why has thou forsaken me"
said Jesus in his agony.
darkness... not light... covered Calvary;
between the 6th and 9th hour as Jesus
got a sop of vinegar 'thrown in his face'
and said, "It is finished."
Jesus said unto Martha; "Said I not unto you, that if you would believe, thou you should see the glory of God?" - John 11:40
Who in your life 'wins' that argument?
Life or Death?
Creation or Destruction?
Going to hell?
My wife and I through years of forsaking and being forsook for the testimony of Jesus... have gone through so many trails and sufferings in miracles and witnesses of Christ's glory... it's painful to die... but glorious to be saved in the impossible. From a natural man's eye... watching satan be allowed to undermine every 'good thing' that was built in Jesus... was death by a thousand cuts. Nothing is sacred to the Jezebel spirit. especially you... the one who has a heart for even the one who hates Jesus and you.
But in every impossible situation...God has always let a circumstance 'go beyond' death.
Treachery and cold-blooded calculating 'revenge'... in envy... was the payback for good.
You get the drift.
God's methods to free you to inherit
has nothing to do with earthly sorrow.
His comfort in death is His Holy Ghost.
He will comfort your dying nature;
to keep dying 'to self'.....
To be raised from the dead into love.
Jesus prayed this for you: "I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which you have given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and I am glorified in them... I have given them thy word, and the world hates them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of this world... I pray not that thou should take them out of this world, but that you should keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of this world... Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth." - John 17:9-10,14-17
So then God's divine love
is in Jesus' divine presence.
You come to His light... you are 'going home'
in His glory... forever.
He then will come with the Father... and come and take up,
His abode in you?????
Then you will find rest for your soul.
when Jesus touches you... you're touched with love forever.
Not hurt, pain, lies, etc... the endless filth of the curse.
Salvation and hope... defeats all demons.
It's in that tenderness.
It's in Christ's tender mercies.
It's 'there' that allows you to travail out the sorrow and emptiness.
Listen to Christ's love for you: "We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake; that the life also of Jesus might be made manifested in our mortal flesh. So then death works in us, but life in you." - 2nd Cor.4:8-12
"And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice;
Lazarus, come forth"
Lazarus came forth!
Perhaps your greatest move of God, awaits you
just beyond your most helpless situation.
It's in yielding to God... is when and how
He lives and breathes... and glorifies?
New wine...in new wineskins...not the old.
Jesus doesn't bring you 'to the end of your rope.'
Jesus wants you to let the rope go.....to be saved!
All to display the most amazing and wonderful
moment of your life... to have God's heart;
save yours......And in that most sacred place,
Jesus will open your heart... to a supernatural 'exposure'
of such a vast and helpless... and perfect tender mercy...
That nothing human... except God, in another person,
can touch that most deepest portal of your being.
that turns frailty, and failure, vulnerability...surrender...
into a 'wailing' in an invincible power... in weakness...
Not strength... that gives power to the faint.
is that touch.
when Jesus touched a place in my heart
that I didn't even know was there....I was translated
in a courage and vulnerability that has forever sealed my life in Jesus' life.
My wife looked at me in tears and tenderness in a moment that has forever defined us in God's kingdom of glory. She said to me, "if the Lord needed to take us home tonight....and we were out on our dock looking back at our house that Jesus gave us...I would hold your hand... and together ascend in heaven forever... then lets go home with Jesus."
I'm home Lord
I was so shook to my soul by innocent, pure love;
I will never stop fighting for you and yours, Lord Jesus.
"I'm going Home"
"The healthier I keep myself...the more I have an appetite for the things of God"
- Andrew LaCombe