Bible Ballistics: BBs #657 The King Who Knows Me???
the foundation of God standeth sure,
having this seal,
The Lord knoweth them
that are his.
And, Let every one
that nameth the name of Christ
depart from iniquity.” 2 Timothy 2:19
God knows my name—He knows my strengths and my weaknesses; He knows what has gone before and what lies ahead, and I trust Him. How about you? Are you trusting to the care of The King of Kings, or the “wiles of the devil”? It’s your choice; but choose wisely, there is a test!
Jesus calls us to follow HIM—not our flesh, not popular opinion, not the latest fad, nor the latest ‘poll’! God calls us to follow our Lord, that HE may accomplish HIS purpose in us, and minister to a lost and dying world. We are called to take up our cross, and follow Jesus; and taking up your cross isn’t the ‘ails’ of the flesh, your rheumatism, your sorrow, or your financial situation—it is dying to self and living to, for, and through the power of the cross.
“I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live;
yet not I,
but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live
in the flesh
I live by the faith of the Son of God,
who loved me,
and gave himself
for me.” Galatians 2:20
Jesus said it best, and I’ll leave it for you to ponder. What are you willing to trade your soul for? Or if you know Jesus and have been born again, what are you willing to trade His desire for you for? To know His pleasure in me is of greater value than anything this world can afford!
“Then said Jesus unto his disciples,
If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself,
and take up his cross,
and follow me.
25 For whosoever will save his life
shall lose it:
and whosoever will lose his life
for my sake
shall find it.
26 For what is a man profited,
if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?
or what shall a man give
for his soul?
27 For the Son of man
shall come in the glory of his Father
with his angels;
and then he shall reward
according to his works.” Matthew 16:24-27
When He comes to judge what will you hear from Jesus?
“...Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels…” Matthew 24:41
“…Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful…”. Matthew 25:21