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Bible Ballistics: BBs #647   Are We There Yet???

 

We’ve all heard that cry, “Are we there yet?”; most of us have said it at one time or another, but my concern today is that many are “there” when they ought to be “where” God has called them to be.  Many today are running from God, have stomped their foot and refused to move or go where God has called them, and others still are clueless of what God expects; for either no one has taught them, or they have refused to hear God’s Word through study and prayer!  So, I hope that scripture will remind us that what we “sow” we “reap”, and much of our ‘reaping’ will depend on where (both physically, mentally and spiritually) we are-–where we choose to “abide”!

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying,

Come out of her,

my people,

that ye be not partakers

of her sins,

and that ye receive not

of her plagues.”  Revelation 18:4

As we have had the opportunity lately to have time to consider “our ways”, our place, our priorities, our ‘loves’, I believe that God is calling us to return to holiness and devotion to Him.  I think He is calling to His own people to see if we’re “there” yet?

Examine yourselves,

whether ye be in the faith;

prove your own selves.

Know ye not your own selves,

how that Jesus Christ is in you,

except ye be reprobates?”   2 Corinthians 13:5

Jesus said that what is in your heart will come out!  Or in techno-lingo, what you put in will come out!

Now ye are clean

through the word

which I have spoken unto you.

4 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 15:3-5

The question is, ‘Are we abiding in Jesus?’  Or are we so full of the world, that we don’t hear the voice of God is speaking right now:

Come out of her,

my people”!

Will we examine ourselves, or will we wake up one day and find that we are not where we thought we were!  The choice is yours but remember, there is a test!

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD,

choose you this day

whom ye will serve;

whether the gods which your fathers served

that were on the other side of the flood,

or the gods of the Amorites,

in whose land ye dwell:

but as for me and my house,

we will serve the LORD.”  Joshua 24:15

And remember the choices of today, will show up in triplicate tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow.  Choose wisely and reap godliness rather than the world’s deceit!

Be not deceived;

God is not mocked:

for whatsoever a man soweth,

that shall he also reap.

8 For he that soweth

to his flesh

shall of the flesh

reap corruption;

but he that soweth

to the Spirit

shall of the Spirit

reap life everlasting.”   Galatians 6:7-8

The choice is yours—don’t let Satan deceive you—he is a liar and a thief.  Don’t let him steal the hope and joy that is IN JESUS!!!

Ye are of your father the devil,

and the lusts of your father

ye will do.

 He was a murderer

from the beginning,

and abode not in the truth,

because there is no truth

in him.

When he speaketh a lie,

he speaketh of his own:

for he is a liar,

and the father of it.”  John 8:44

In contrast our Lord Jesus IS LIFE!  Choose LIFE!

I am the door:

by me if any man enter in,

he shall be saved,

and shall go in and out,

and find pasture.

10 The thief cometh not,

but for to steal,

and to kill,

and to destroy:

 I am come that they might have life,

and that they might have it more abundantly.

11 I am the good shepherd:

the good shepherd giveth his life

for the sheep.”   John 10:9-11

He died that you can have life.  Choose HIM today.  His arms are outstretched to you today!  You can have victory “IN JESUS” today!

Amen and Amen!