GOD’S JUDGMENT

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GOD’S JUDGMENT

Luke 6:31 “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

The Scene: A scale of justice–symbolic of God’s justice, meaning God’s ways vs. man’s ways (being in the flesh, self-centered and changing of earthly values). God’s ways never change.  See Hebrews 13:8

Man’s actions will be weighed and true justice will be done in heaven or hell. The first two Commandments speak of love;  love of God, love of neighbor. To love requires forgiveness–the Holy Scriptures tell us that  if we want forgiveness from God we must also forgive others:  Matthew 19:19.

God is  just and righteous. (Read 1 Samuel 24) for better understanding. Here David spared King Saul’s life. King Saul was jealous of David and  pursued David to kill him– David, however, with God’s help, had an opportunity to kill Saul but he chose not to kill him.  David wanted to be found righteous in Father God’s eyes. David says in Verse 6, “He said to his men, ‘The Lord forbid that I should do such a thing to my master, the Lord’s anointed, or lift my hand against him; for he is the anointed of the Lord.'”

As children of God we, too, are to be like David and choose a better way in our daily lives,  as we must interact with mostly worldly people. As Christians we are to have the higher calling of God.

Matthew 7:21 ” Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”

We must all pass the “good fruit” test.  (Read Matthew 7:15-23). Those who bear good fruit and are of the good tree (Jesus the Christ) will have eternal life in heaven. Every tree that does not bear fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire (hell).  In the end, the justice of God will be served.

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ILLNESSS, WHY?

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ILLNESS, WHY?

John 9:1-3 “As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Neither this man nor his parents sinned, said Jesus, but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.”

The Scene: A blind person’s dark glasses and walking cane put down, purposely broken in two, to show others they are no longer needed, nor wanted. They were broken as an outward sign and act of faith.

Illness, why? The simple answer can be found in verse 3,...” this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. A healing took taken place and  the greater lesson can be found in verses 4 and 5.

John 9:4-5 ” As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

Jesus healed the man who was in darkness, his whole life–representing spiritual darkness. Jesus brought the light to dispel that darkness.

The Pharisees were spiritually blinded by their pride and arrogance. Sin had made them spiritually blind to the Son of God. Those who believed in Him could see the light of the world, Jesus Christ. In addition, the former blind man had to speak for himself–he had found God and believed. See verses 25-27.

No one can be saved by someone else’s belief. Each person must find their own salvation through Jesus the Christ. Personal salvation–a relational experience with their Lord and Savior Jesus, the true light of the world.

Verse 38 “Then the man said, ‘Lord, I believe,’ and he worshiped him.”

This man now has a story to tell everyone, everywhere he goes. He will profess,” Jesus is Lord,” Others may then begin to believe in Jesus the Christ, Son of God.

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MAN’S MEASUREMENTS

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MAN’S MEASUREMENTS

2 Corinthians 10:12 :We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves they are not wise.”

 

The Scene: A tape measure with numbers one through 7 showing, the number 7 being the Bible number for perfection.

Comparing one person to another leads to trouble, the Holy Spirit tells us through His Holy Scriptures. Using the wrong measure can lead to boasting or falling short compared to others.

2 Corinthians 2:17-18 “But, ‘Let him who boasts boast in the Lord. For it is not the one commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.'”

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SERVE THE LORD WITH GLADNESS

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SERVE THE LORD WITH GLADNESS

Matthew 5:12 “Be glad and supremely joyful, for your reward in heaven is great (strong & intense), for in the same way people persecuted the prophets who were before you.”(AMP)

“For when  we serve in gladness God will reward us,” the Holy Spirit quickened.

The Scene: multi-jeweled crown, a representation of heavenly reward.

Proverbs 10:6 “Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.”

James 1:12 ” Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised those who love him.”

Revelation 3:12 ” Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God.”

 Those who are born again may say, 2 Timothy 4:8 “Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award me on that day–and not only me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”

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TRUST IN ME

TRUST IN ME

TRUST IN ME

John 14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.”

The Scene: Vision of credit cards following a dream about a lost credit card at a gas station…

In the dream the machine retained the credit card. It was accepted by the machine and kept. For a short time I concerned myself with the idea of of losing the card. As I read the Word that morning I then saw the credit cards, like those show in the scene above.

The Lord said,” Put your trust in Me, not in the world’s system. The time will come when credit cards will no longer be of use. Trust in Me.”

Psalm 56:4,11 “In God whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”

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BE BOLD

BE BOLD

BE BOLD

Psalm 28:1 “The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.”

The Scene: the word BOLD as seen in a vision after reading Psalm 28:1.

The Lord’s Word, given through the Holy Spirit, is as clear as the word BOLD shown above. His message to  God’s people, born-again Christians, is, “Be bold!” Jesus is always with us. Therefore, we are to be courageous in the face of the enemy, Satan, and all his troubles, like King David, in Psalm 138:13 “When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted.”

When Satan attacks us with illness or problems,  God’s people can go boldly before His throne and request, in His mighty name, Jesus, He will be there to see us through the situation. With  His help we will be overcomers.

Acts 4:29-30 “Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

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BE READY

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BE READY

Matthew 25:3 “The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise however, took oil in jars along with their lamps.”

The Scene:  very old Roman-style brass oil lamp* of the early Christian era. The oil is symbol of the Holy Spirit and preparedness for the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Be filled with His Word.

“Trim your lamps and fill them with oil,” directed by the Holy Spirit.

Proverbs 21:20 “In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.”

“My people must be ready for when I come, I’ll come swiftly. Now is the time to be ready. Fill your vessels (mind, body and spirit) with oil.  Fill your minds with God’s Word and trim the wick, meditate on Me and My Word day and night,” says the Lord.

  • The lighted lamp represents the bride of Christ, the Church, who is ready for her bridegroom’s return. Those with lamps that have gone out are the unfaithful, those who did not stay the course and were unprepared for the Lord’s return.

Luke 12:35-36 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.”

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