THE WHOSOEVERS Who are they? Those who come to him!
John 6:37 “whoever comes to me I will never cast out. This is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him should have eternal life.” John 6:37 ESV
I spoke at a church not long ago, and had a lady confront me that I didn’t include Buddhism, and other religions when I was talking about Ephesians 4 and growing up toward the Head which is Christ. She seemed to think I was narrow-minded. Yep I probably am! Narrow is the door (Jesus said). Narrow.
I said well, I’m hear to talk about Jesus and us growing up toward the Head, which is Christ. a guy in the group said “Jesus is the way” but she was undaunted. She continued to talk about Buddhism and how much it was like Christianity as she went out the door. She was there to attend bible study.
I find myself wondering …..why go to a bible study if you have not already come to Jesus? but see, many believe Christianity is a learned thing. It’s not.
Its a surrendered- heart to- Jesus your- Lord thing. Not a learned thing. A heart -thing. A born- again thing. A supernatural experience with Jesus. Living water! Bread of life in the form of annointed words to your receiving ears!
You cannot enter the Kingdom of God without being “born again” ……and Christianity IS NOT A RELIGION It’s a relationship with Jesus Christ and receving him as Saviour and Lord.
If it was something else I would be down at the bar drinking and having a great time ……..
Because religion is dry and boring. (and lifeless) Jesus is LIFE! I am so baffled someone can go to church and not even believe…….
but it happens. I Hope I was a light in that place! Personally I have no interest in a church that would even dare to be JESUS LESS or start saying Christianity is all- inclusive with other Beliefs. IF that is ever the only church there is I will not be in church. You’l lfind me somewhere in a garden….
Praying in Jesus’ name. -Laura Grace
LISTEN! I have a lot of words for God’s people. Get God out of that box! Side step the Sacred cows! Growing VS Knowing (I know we all THINK we know how to grow)
But you have not heard it like this (before) it’s fresh bread! It’s Testimony Time!
What could I say that has not been said already ? Ask me to visit your group, church, and have me speak (you’ll find out!) It’s more of a pleasant surprise than anything, unless you are religious, in which case you better pray first!
First off, YOUR congregation is not the whole answer. WE have branches of the military in the Army of the Lord! (Navy, Marines, and so on) we even have some civilian support! My new book “Relationship is Everything” with God and others
will be coming out soon. Are you stagnating? Praying to return to your first love or praying things like “REVIVE ME?” …..
Have me speak! God has things to say through me! I have testimonies to share, things to say that will actually help you (unless you don’t need help in which case, PRAISE GOD!) ……My love to you all- Laura Grace “Send me Father, send me!)
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me, Laura Grace WHAT ARE DISCIPLES? Do we really know?
I want you to think with me a moment, about the early disciples. You know, the ones Jesus called, to follow him around for awhile? “Come, follow me” He said. They did, and he spoke many things to them.
These words were planted in their hearts (as he spoke to them) and they received it, as the good seed that it was. Except Judas. He did not receive.
Then, the incorruptible seed and words of Life Jesus spoke (to them) Went into the soil of their hearts, sprang up, and the Holy Spirit had something to work with! The Holy Spirit is our teacher (this is for Christians to learn.)
I want you to think about Jesus’ example for a moment. When someone called him good, he said nobody is Good but God the Father. When they called him teacher he said, “don’t call me that.” He was setting an example for the disciples. And us.
He didn’t want them to think they were too important to wash someone’s dirty feet, scrub a dirty floor, or prepare a meal like the one he made them after his resurrection.
These men, who wrote these glorious words which, the Holy Spirit preserved for us, to the point where billions of copies have sold, all over the world, were just men. They were not super heroes, not magic genies, and certainly not anyone the world would have made into idols. Fishermen, a tax collector, a former killer of Christians, and so on, and so forth, and so on. The books Paul, John, Peter, James, and others wrote, are now called Epistles. Letters to the church. Let me repeat that, Letters to the church!
Not letters to the unsaved! Not letters to the unbelievers. Letters to the Church.
Please do not expect the world to see what we are saying. They won’t. They are not supposed to! Not Until God opens their eyes to see, as they receive him.
And for what reason? Because we have more to learn, than just one scripture. They hung out with Jesus for years!
They went with him, did what he did, followed his example, were eager to learn. And what happened? They taught, they did miracles, and they wrote. Where were their church services held? In the streets, in the houses, wherever they went. I know I’m a disciple! I have no doubt in my mind! I have been following after the Holy Spirit for years now, and I wrote! And whenever I can I give my books away (for free).
If you ever want one or need one let me know, I will find a way. For you see, those words are my living Epistles, revelations, of what God has etched into my heart, and what he has spoken to me, to share with his people, the church.
Lots to think about, isn’t it? with Love (and blessings to you and yours) Laura Grace
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