IS THE MAN OF THE HOUSE IN????
This is the tipical question that we were taught as we pass out church envitations for the WORSHIP SERVICES. This approach is of outmost respect. It reflects the RECOGNITION OF GOD'S HIGHARCHY OF ORDER. Now,if someone was to ask us that question,what would be our honest answer?? **Would we say:...... 1.) He is not here,but will return later!!! ......or 2.) There is no other in charge but me or 3.) No such person(Jesus) has ever lived here!!! ...... or 4.) Leave us alone,we're not interested!!!! NOTE: NEITHER OF THE FOUR ANSWERS ARE RIGHTEOUS. THE PROPER RESPONSE WAS NOT ON THE LIST OF OPTIONS. WHY?.....WELL, BECAUSE IF CHRIST WAS LIVING IN & THROUGH US LIKE WE CONFESS THAT HE IS......THERE WOULD BE NO REASON TO ASK........"IT WOULD BE EVIDENT THAT CHRIST RULES &REIGNS IN THAT HOUSE....IN THIS case....RULING & REIGNING IN & THROUGH OUR BODY.....*** THE 4 RESPONSES ABOVE, ARE USUALLY SAID WHEN THE PERSON INSIDE THE HOUSE,"DOES NOT WANT THE OUTSIDER TO COME INSIDE THE HOUSE". MOST OF THE TIME BECAUSE the house is a mess,unorganized & the owner DOES NOT WANT TO BE ASHAMED OR THOUGH OF AS A CARELESS PERSON. THIS IS TRUE OF OUR BODY,OF OUR PERSONAL LIFE STYLE. Q?? IF WE WOULD ASK A RANDOM BELIEVER FROM YOUR CONGREGATION ABOUT "WHO THEY SAY YOU ARE??".........WHAT WOULD THEY SAY?? JESUS FREELY ASKED HIS OWN DESCIPLES,WHO THE PEOPLE SAY THAT JESUS WAS!!! THEN, JESUS WENT FURTHER,HE GOT PERSONAL.......JESUS ASKED THEM,THE 12 DESCIPLES,WHOM THEY SAY HE WAS!!! JESUS HAD NOTHING TO HIDE........SAD TO SAY.....EVEN IF WE HAD NOTHING TO HIDE......WE STILL HAVE THE SINFUL NATURE. BUT WE ALSO HAVE A NEW NATURE THAT ITS BEING NURTURED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT. Therefore, we ought to have that same liberty before GOD & BEFORE MAN. THE APOSTOL PAUL SAID THAT WE ARE "OPEN LETTERS BEFORE THE WORLD". WE ARE THE ONLY JESUS THAT THIS UNBELIEVING IDOLATRIOUS GENERATION WILL EVER SEE. SHOULD NOT THIS BE A GOOD ENOUGH REASON TO SURRENDER THE KEYS(AUTHORITY) OF OUR LIVES,OUR TOTAL BEING TO JESUS!?? SO THAT THE WORLD WOULD SEE HOW LONG,WIDE,DEEP,& UNMESURABLE GOD'S LOVE IS???.......LET US PRAY SAINTS:. FATHER,IN THE NAME OF JESUS. FORGIVE US FOR BEING CARELESS OF OUR BODIES,OF OUR WRONG THOUGHTS TOWARDS YOU & TOWARDS MANKIND(SAVED&UNSAVED). WE REPENT FOR NOT BEING RESPONSIBLE WITH YOUR PRESCENCE LIVING IN US,YOUR HOLY SPIRIT. HELP US TO SURRENDER TO YOUR SON JESUS....THE LOVER AND INHABITANT OF OUR HOME,HIS BODY FOR WE ARE NOT OF OURSELVES AFTER ACCEPTING CHRIST INTO OUR LIVES........AMEN
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