Luke 19:10 “For The SON of MAN has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Us! Hallelujah!
Archeological Witnessing! (Digging for Souls)
Sometimes constraints act as chains to restrain us from leaving another soul desperate in need. Although seeming both well and released from all pains, they are found within bondage, unhealthily “deep”.
For Deception shipwrecked them on rocks bound by shadows..with thoughts saturated in claw-like dark clouds. Yet to most they appear as though basking in sunlight…unless one looks closer; beyond surface Doubt.
Diving farther then seen are their fears crouched beneath every camouflaged crutch they grasp firmly. With each mask and facade they sink deeper in thought and away from GOD’s sovereign discernment.
Now my challenge within and to all who can hear is to serve most sincerely — those hiding. For YESHUA is coming and those we find running from HIM risk far more…than just dying.
So reach for the drowning though they claim to swim and speak love through HIS message — redeeming! Seek the Lost just as CHRIST teaching all that HIS life will sustain them for Time — everlasting!
As HIServant ever thankful for HIS relentless and endless pursuit surpassing my pride,
Devotional: Romans 14:19 “So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.”
“I’m fine, it’s all good”. How often our question of “How are you?” is met by the same cliche’ response. Being pressed for Time so often, we nod in reply…digging no further to validate their comment.
But I tell you the truth. People are unknowingly dying daily in churches which solely “high five” them at the door. There is sadly little depth and even lesser interest in teaching the meat of the WORD of Almighty GOD.
Take “now” for instance. How many are aware that Prophecy is coming to pass in this hour…at a rapid and increasing pace? How many know the “Why?” behind Chem-trailing and most importantly HOW it is obscuring prophetic observations in the sky?
Who saw the September 23rd sign in the Heavens of last year? Did your church mention any part of this, our Hope, coming to pass? Is all this news to you?
Regardless of your level of interest or disinterest in prophecy, IT IS happening. Therefore, taking a “broad brushstroke” approach with Complacency’s paint is keeping the Body in the dark. So what say you? Is that a good or a bad thing?
If we are to be engaged deeply, we need to get dis-engaged from church routine. We need to abolish the traditional Sunday morning menu which only provides brief interactions of surface level engagements. What Love do we have for the Body if we leave them in darkness?
Let’s be honest. How deep can a service go and how much gain can a soul receive when they have to clear out in a timely fashion so the next crowd can be funneled in and out, week after week?
Such isn’t a critical nor demeaning statement. If we’re really honest, it’s just basic math, an unfortunate reality.
My feelings are it’s a snack-sized, finger-food proportioned interaction that too many view as all that’s needed every week…and it grieves me.
This is obvious as we’re all too “engaged” with keeping attention spans entertained, matching church business income projections, ensuring that the hard virtues of CHRIST that might diminish attendance…are only touched on in a surface manner.
What I am reminding myself, MOST OF ALL, is that my man-made agenda smells a lot like the leaven of the Pharisees.
Matthew 16:6 “JESUS said to them, “Watch out and be on your guard against the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”
“Here, leaven represents the man-made traditions and false teachings of the Pharisees which were preventing the nation of Israel from attaining right standing with GOD and from recognizing and accepting the MESSIAH.” (AMPLIFIED)
In a nutshell, my man-made mandatory church to-do’s get in the way of deep diving in HIS WORD. The church should lead this by example and…we are individually that church to the Lost.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.”
Let’s do more than greet someone at the door with just a “Welcome!” Let’s show those around that we’ll MAKE time to truly welcome them, share deeply with them, help them grow healthy in GOD and much more.
You see, the negative reality is in part the same as the positive…which is that people are WATCHING. So they will engage only to the level that leadership
“leads”. It’s the same at any organization and its human nature.
It’s just NOT about numbers. It’s not about “conversions” nearly as much about said converts growing and duplicating as engaged, zealous disciples!
THAT’s what sharing HIS love correctly ultimately means. That we give more time to help GROW the depth of the Body than to just be intent on filling our pews to meet payroll and charitable donation levels.
Now archeologists dig deep to find buried treasures. So how are we helping the Lost as well as newborns in CHRIST find the gold in HIS WORD? How are we TANGIBLY helping the Body find and remain in the Peace of CHRIST? Through deeper teaching.
Hebrews 5:11-14 “We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain, because you are dull of hearing!
12 Although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to reteach you the basic principles of God’s word. You need milk, not solid food!
13 Everyone who lives on milk is still an infant, inexperienced in the message of righteousness.
14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained their sensibilities to distinguish good from evil.”
So! When all see that we make focused and repeated time for deeper teaching beyond the milk of the WORD, then! THEN people will be BEST engaged with the richest experience of greater faith and rest in CHRIST.
Amen and amen.