- Day 55 -
Hear the Call
Obedience is the reciprocal sacrifice of our lives in and for our Savior and His kingdom purposes. Out of our obedience by His indwelling and empowering Spirit, He will perform in and through us mighty acts and miracles that bring glory to His Father and bring salvation to many. The worldly multitudes are languishing and yet the multitudes, which call themselves believers, are sitting smug and complacent and asleep, deafened to the screams of those who are dying for lack of knowledge of the Savior’s grace and cleansing blood.
Do you hear Him crying out, “Wake up O sleeper” do you not understand that I came to seek and to save the lost and multitudes are in the valley of decision being herded as sheep to the slaughter? The Father and Son are crying out, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” May we be those who answer, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8) “I delight to do Your will, O my God” (Psalm 40:8, it is the desire of my heart.
It is time to stop playing church, to stop proclaiming to be a “Christian/Believer”. “You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder” (James 2:19). Only a small remnant are going to be as YAHshua (Jesus) who went outside of the camp and left the world and every comfort of the world, to live a sinless life and to have no friendship or affiliation with the world other than to bring it salvation.
That is a decision that very few make because Christianity and religion have made the narrow path obsolete. Many in the “church system” have turned it into an entertainment center for family gatherings providing messages that are cozy, comforting, encouraging, uplifting but have nothing to do with dying to our flesh and living outside of the preoccupations that use to keep us spellbound in worldly pleasures. The Son has set us free and we are free indeed to go outside of the world to suffer with Him the loss of all things that we can learn to “live, and move and have our being” in the Spirit (Acts 17:28 NIV).
If YAHshua’s (Jesus’s) love is not displayed by our selfish lives laid down on the holy altar to others, regardless of how lovable or unlovable they are, then we are not really able to love the Father in whose image each human being has been created. The true Hebraic meaning of being created in the image of YAHveh is—we are to reflect His image in our words and deeds to His glory. “But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s (YAHveh’s) love as you wait (eagerly-longingly) for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ (Master YAHshua Messiah) to bring you to eternal life. Be merciful to those who doubt; saving others by snatching them from the fire…” (Jude 1:20-23 NIV).
YAHshua (Jesus) reminds us, “Freely we have received and freely we must give” (see Matthew 10:8).