If we are one of God's elect, His eyes are upon
us. Much is required of us. The Holy Spirit is in us. We have no excuses for unfaithfulness or sins. Our standard is Christ.
Christ is our High Priest above. His blood keeps us in Him, and we need to examine ourselves daily that we be in the
Sin is present in our nature. Christ is the
propitiation for all sins. Our continuous fellowship with God our Father depends on our daily prayer. Search us
God, and cleanse us daily is wisdom in prayer. This is the mark of a maturinging believer. Most humble in recognition
of our sin nature, forgiving, grateful, loving, understanding, patient, forthcoming, caring for the brethren,
searching and studying all scriptures. The greatest Saints, like Paul, Peter, David, Moses, to name a few, knew their
obedience under GOD was exacting and each had need to come to His throne of Grace for forgiveness. Only when we are glorified
at His call will be be perfected in His glory.
"Sermon On The Plain"
Luke 6:17-49 (New King James Version)
"17 And He came down with them and stood on a level
place with a crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of
Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and be healed of their diseases, 18
as well as those who were tormented with unclean spirits. And they were healed. 19
And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.
20 Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said:
Blessed are you poor, For yours is the kingdom of God.
21Blessedare you who hunger now, For you shall be filled.
Blessed are you who weep now,
For you shall laugh.
22 Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you,
and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man’s sake.
23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, For
in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.
Jesus Pronounces Woes
But woe to you who are rich, For you have received your consolation.
25 Woe to you who are full, For you shall hunger.
Woe to you who laugh now, For
you shall mourn and weep.
26 Woe to you when allmen speak well of you, For so did their fathers to the false prophets.
Love Your Enemies
But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28
bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. 29
To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold
your tunic either. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you. And from
him who takes away your goods do not ask them back.
31 And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.
32 “But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who
love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit
is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to
those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much
back. 35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing
in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.
36 Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.
Do Not Judge
37 Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned.
Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to
you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure
that you use, it will be measured back to you.
39 And He spoke a parable to them: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the
ditch? 40 A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly
trained will be like his teacher. 41 And why do you look at the speck
in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye? 42
Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself
do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will
see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye.
A Tree Is Known by Its Fruit
43 For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns,
nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. 45 A good man out of
the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil.
For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Build on the Rock
46 But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? 47 Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you
whom he is like: 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug deep
and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not
shake it, for it was founded on the rock.49 But he who heard and did
nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately
it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.”
TO LIVE IS CHRIST
To die in Christ is great gain! To live in Christ
is not to live in vain.
What do I do, the fallen ones conceal, the paper
tells me lies,
What news is good? There is just one, a whisper
among the loudness of it all,
A fleeting movement in the heart, a sigh of what
could have been.
Sometimes that cross is heavy, sometimes when
day is done.
If in the night the Lord can call us, what of our
day, when days are done?
To live is not the breath, the numbers on the green,
the comforts of the "life".
It is to live, but only by the living in the Christ,
His love, His might.
Who knows their time? The time that's given for
His Glory in plain sight.
Strangers here until He calls, then earth revives, and
flowers sing into the night.