Thursday, March 21, 2013

Preparation & Promise


" For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps" 1 Peter 2:21.

  To Follow in Jesus footsteps.....Here we are just before Palm Sunday, and we will get to see just what it means to follow in Jesus footsteps. This weekend coming up will be one where Jesus will relax with friends at Lazarus' house before the coming week of preparation & promise.  As we go to church and here the message on Palm Sunday, or watch the passion of the Christ, or whatever we do to pay attention to this coming week.  I urge you christians to pay attention to the above scripture. Let us take a closer LQQK @ our lives, and ask ourselves...what are we willing to sacrifice to serve our King who already served us ?

Jesus used every opportunity to share the Good News with everyone and in every situation.  In ways we may not have seen even though we have read of his miracles & messages  that occured during his last week. Lets take a LQQK at  Mary (Lazarus sis), at dinner with Jesus.  She is serving Him his dinner--then she stands  behind Jesus--breaks a jar and out comes fine perfume that she pours on Jesus' head (Mark 14:1-9).  She was displaying her L.O.V.E. & F.A.I.T.H. to Jesus knowing who he was then, and who he was  to become. The Sacrifice comes  at a high cost of 300 denarii which was the same as $40,000.00 today.  Ask yourself.....How many of us gave such a sacrifice to our King ? Her Heart condition was in the right, as she knew she was Preparing him for his burial so He could fulfill his Promise--this is what Jesus thought of her & told everyone in the room...

"She has done a beautiful thing to me, she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. 9And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her."


To give you an idea just how incredible and life-long of an act this was.  Jesus defends her and praises her to everyone who was there to hear his words. (Mark 14:6-9).  Why? Her Heart Condition= She was serving her King...without asking anything in return for herself. Jesus also  tells them & us that wherever in history the gospel is told--so will this story of her.!!! 

That is how i want Jesus to know me.  I'm not all the way there yet, but i grow each & everyday in the word, in prayer, and stepping into the world with God's grace, L.O.V.E. and protection to share the Gospel with whoever will give me 5 hrs....5 min....5 sec. even if its just a trac...or 3 words "Jesus Loves You"....  Are You Prepared ?-- to tell others of Jesus Promise.  Read the Gospels of Jesus last week....his destruction of death's chains.  If you have not....get ot it....have quiet time...read the last 10 days of Jesus mission on earth in the Gospels..start with this story, and  share that with at least one person this week.

Remember: in Jesus final week satan threw the kitchen sink at him-- the Pharisees..the Saducees...lies & betrayal from his own inner core, and false accusations and conviction from priest in the temple.  When you share God's word this week the same could happen to you, Jesus warned us of that (John 15:20)

That is why we need to Be All That The Lord Expects Offering Forgiving Sinners One Unconditional Lasting Salvation.

If YOU don't Jesus, YOU CAN.  Don't listen to the lies--your drink to much...you lie to much...your too far gone---ALL LIES-- God is bigger than anything you have going--- go here to learn more here at STEPS 2B SAVED 

SOLDIER ON ......

                                                       
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