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Thank you for visiting my blog, I do update often, so remember to check back. I hope to share what’s on my heart here as I study teachings, and share other insights, and study and pray the Word and hope you take these ideas and take them to God, challenge me in the comments and hopefully grow closer to Jesus. C.S. Lewis said good theology has to exist, if only to answer to bad theology. There is a lot of wrong, religious ideas about God out there. He doesn’t want to guilt us into pursing Him, which I call ‘cranky holiness.’ He wants to reveal Himself as the King/Bridegroom/Judge who disciples encountered had their hearts burning with revelation! (luke 24:32). This is happy holiness, the idea that encountering God is so desirable that the question becomes not ‘how much of a worldly lifestyle can i get away with and still be in the Kingdom,’ but rather ‘how abandoned to You will you let me be.’ This passionate attitude is causing many to go to houses of prayer, which have worship 24/7, and facilitate encounter with the Holy Spirit in fervent prayer, as well as intercession for the great harvest, which Jesus said would be at the end of the age. (The pure in heart will see God, it does take holiness and hunger to experience Him.)
I do feel a sadness that His people are perishing for lack of vision, every voice around them is encouraging worldliness and sin. Blogging may not be as trendy as it once was a few years ago, but the Lord is restoring the ministry of the scribe and I would like to cast forth the little revelation I have, that we would not walk aimless or caught up in the distractions of this life, but fascinated with the beauty of Jesus, that we would Col 3:2 set our mind and affections on the heavenly, not the earthly, as we walk out the sermon on the mount lifestyle.
Jesus says this about the Book of Matthew chapters 5 thru 7: ( It is called the sermon on the mount.) It details a lifestyle of prayer and fasting, serving, giving, trust, and seeking as a wholehearted pursuit of dedication to God, fueled by His love for us, and that by beholding Him, we are transformed into living as He did with the same heart.
Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments (Matt 5-7), and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Matt 5:19 NKJV)
“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock, “And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock” (Matt 7:24 NJKV)
Jesus will return to the earth, I believe to people who are alive today. With the events of the end times, there is a real storm coming. Just like Noah we must build the ark of our hearts to be able to really hear God in that time. It may seem extreme or crazy, but think of Noah, back then it had never rained before and he was warning of a flood. The wisdom of the ark was not clear at the time of its building and the Lord will come like a thief in the night.