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Bible Ballistics: BBs #519  Spending Time With Jesus???


When we come to salvation in Jesus, we receive the privilege of spending time with HIM, yet we are often so busy spending our time (and we all receive the same 24 hours each and every day—how wisely we use them is up to us!) on unimportant things (that seem important at the moment) that we neglect the most important relationship in our life—or the world, for that matter!

So let’s spend just a bit of time this morning looking at the privilege of fellowship with our master—who calls us His friend.

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:

if any man hear my voice,

and open the door,

I will come in to him,

and will sup with him,

and he with me.”   Revelation 3:20 

We don’t serve an image made by man, but the living Lord Jesus Christ—God incarnate—who came and took on flesh and blood that He could go to the cross at Calvary and pay for our sin, and have a relationship with us, and draw us near to Himself. Not like other ‘religions’ of the world that call people to work their way into some acceptance or approval of some unknown ‘god’; but we serve a God who loves us, who paid for our salvation with HIS own blood, and wants to have a love relationship with us in the sweet relationship of love and obedience to the Sovereign God of the universe!


I call you not servants;

for the servant knoweth not

what his lord doeth:

but I have called you


for all things that I have heard of my Father

I have made known

unto you.” John 15:15

And the beauty of the relationship of love and obedience is so beautifully painted in John 15, yet there is something that we must understand—we are not on our own, but we walk with our Lord and Savior in total dependence upon His grace, love and wisdom in all things! Without Him we will wind up spinning our wheels in frustration and confusion. Jesus is the answer in all things!

Abide in me,

and I in you.

As the branch cannot bear fruit

of itself,

except it abide

in the vine;

no more can ye,

except ye abide

in me.

5 I am the vine,

ye are the branches:

He that abideth in me,

and I in him,

the same bringeth forth

much fruit:

for without me

ye can do nothing.”   John 15:4-5

Jesus gave HIS all for us, what less can we do for Him; especially when our “All” is totally JESUS!

Seeing then that we have a great high priest, 

that is passed into the heavens, 

Jesus the Son of God, 

let us hold fast our profession. 

15 For we have not an high priest 

which cannot be touched 

with the feeling of our infirmities; 

but was in all points 

tempted like as we are, 

yet without sin. 

16 Let us therefore come boldly 

unto the throne of grace

that we may obtain mercy

and find grace to help 

in time of need.”   Hebrews 4:16-17 

We have the privilege to “sup” with Him, and He with us, and also to “come boldly unto the throne of grace” that we “may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need”! Not coming to our Lord in arrogance or dictating to Him our every whim and craving, but laying heart and mind open to Him to show us the way to go day by day, in trail or success, in confusion and uncertainty, in pain and sorrow, in joy or sadness!!! We serve The Risen Lord of all! And we have but to listen to His Spirit and we will hear and recognize HIS voice speaking peace and comfort to our souls.

My sheep hear my voice,

and I know them,

and they follow me:

28 And I give unto them

eternal life;

and they shall never perish,

neither shall any man

pluck them out of my hand.

29 My Father,

which gave them me,

is greater than all;

and no man is able

to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

30 I and my Father are one.” John 10:27-30 Amen!

So, let us start off this New Year, and continue each day of it, spending time praising the Lover of our Soul—Jesus!

Make a joyful noise

unto the LORD,

all ye lands.

2 Serve the LORD

with gladness:

come before his presence

with singing.

3 Know ye

that the LORD

he is God:

it is he that hath made us,

and not we ourselves;

we are his people,

and the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter into his gates

with thanksgiving,

and into his courts

with praise:

be thankful unto him,

and bless his name.

5 For the LORD

is good;

his mercy

is everlasting;

and his truth

endureth to all generations.” Psalm 100:1-5

So I invite you to join me in seeking the face of our Lord—in the morning, in the noontime, in the evening time—spending time in HIS presence. After all it’s not HIS ‘presents’ that should thrill us as much as HIS “presence”!

Amen and Amen!!!