Impressed in spirit that the good we do comes from the church. At face value that is more than I imagined of the gifts and talents that provide usury for the works of God.
I’m not fearful, but I get the chills on a good day. Knowing well that the day of judgement will provide an accurate account of love in the first degree.
Realize I trivialize the civilized.
A popular identifying statement of the church states that you are the church and I am too. An open door without being judge-mental is not so simple to do. It is better to claim a supportive role to that massive organism under construction than to boast ourselves more perfect than the it. Being under construction in every generation and more perfect than the last. Even by the standard of the money changer God finds usury.
The church is perfect but nighter you or I can lay claim to perfection in of ourselves. It is a perfect organism whose maker and builder is God.
Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God.
To which a Christian can only support with our own personal gifts and talents. Having faith in the works of God the Father who sent us His Son. To be the chief corner stone and His disciples/apostles the foundation. Built up in Christ, decorated with countless individuals doing what we do to the glory of God.
No offense given and none taken in the ignorance of speech or the foolishness of preaching to save my dusty ass. Jesus said, at the junction there’s an Ass with a colt. Tell the handler I have need of it. The Creator entered Jerusalem in the darkness of Light. Riding on the colt of an ass shielded from the dust of the ground the dusty ones shouted, hosanna to the King! He could have chosen a well trained Arabian Stallion dancing to the beat of a different drum, but He didn’t, not yet. John said, “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True.
The best artist is known in His original form. Unedited straight from the horse mouth. Dare to confess what you believe or to say as it is heard beyond the season of time.
To remove the human definitions, influenced by personal experiences of others. Who needs a father when God Himself fathered us. What do you say? or who do you say? In the winds of time.
That endless revolving door beneath a pretty blue sky is nature finest. For as long as there is time there will be seed time and harvest. There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
So it is, the Spirit of the Lord moved upon the face of the waters, He made it holy.
The light shines in the darkness and the darkness no comprende.
Dust to dust we are and to dust again, the Spirit of the Lord became a man. There He laid in the cleft of the rock. The Holy One without corruption rose from the dead. Spirit He was and to Spirit He returned. Knitting together the fabric of time.
The Light shines in the darkness, beneath the pretty blue sky. When God became a savior to whoever believes in Him or to save our dusty ass from the wages of sin. The wages of sin is death but that gift of God is eternal life. No offense given and none taken in the ignorance of speech or the foolishness of preaching to save my dusty ass.
This generation seek for a sigh but none given except for Jonah in the belly of the whale three days.
The word of the Lord came to Jonah, go to Nineveh preaching repentance.
Had it been the thunderous voice of God Jonah might have avoided the belly of hell. But no, it was the word of God that came to him with the option to obey.
To protest the word of God for personal, political or religious reasons will always translate to acts of disobedience in any religion.
Three days in hell for Jonah and for Jesus was a sign of repentance.
Jonah’s run is a depressive state with the word of God in hot pursuit.
So he was saying to the crowds who were going out to be baptized by him, “You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
John The Baptist
David said ‘if I make my bed in hell God is there.’ Death is no relief from the word of God for our lives. Jonah’s willingness to perish for his rebellious attitude on two occasions probes no escaping the word of God for our lives.
Jonah’s the prophet was secure in knowledge that nothing can separate us from the love of God. Even though we the people of God sometimes can’t tell the difference between our right and left hand. God’s conversation with Jonah concerning the people of Nineveh is that we care about the life of things above people in ignorance of God.
Jonah’s Run is a repentance never to be repented of. A three day journey consolidated in one day for the mercies of God. Who is attracted to people living in ignorance of Him. By reason, this gospel of the kingdom must be preached to all nations before the end of life as we understand it.
The Shepherd did inventory and came up short. So He went the for the lost. Every encounter was an excitement, but no answer.
For a thousands days as one He preached.
My sheep knows my voice and another they will not follow.
Then one day like a thousand He heard the bleating of a contrite spirit.
He raised it to his chest,
from the lost and found they returned happy ever after. The End
“And I have other sheep, that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. So there shall be one flock, one shepherd.”
John 10:16 RSV