But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He does not change. Sure his physical existence was altered, even as yours and mine will; but the inner man, the Godhead within, will always remain the same. What holy confidence this gives us! An anchor to our soul. No variableness or turning, just the same always.
As we get back to the above Scripture; just what does this all mean? How do we apply his steadfastness to this Scripture and its hidden treasures?
First you and I must be his disciple. A disciple is someone who is taking the program. Walking with him, talking with him and learning of him. Seeking to be obedient to his will. Experiencing the results of his understanding in all things that pertain to life.
Yes, Jesus the same yesterday today and forever this will never change.
He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white remnant; and I will not blot his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. (Revelation 3:5)
Today is the celebration of Father's Day. Natural fathers throughout the world will be honored, and rightfully so. However, after the event that took place in Orlando this past week; I thought it best to remind ourselves concerning the timely advice our Heavenly Father gives us in the above Scripture.
This event in Orlando, along with many elements in this world' wants to challenge our eternal reward. Sometimes we might wonder if our journey will ever come to an end. Beloved, though it may seem long and endless; it will come to end for us all. You too will stand before God; Jesus being your only defense.
In Revelation chapter 6 verse 10, a request is made in heaven by some of our brother who have preceded us. Their request is to judge and avenge. The Lord's answer, "rest until God's will be done." White robes are given them to comfort their requests. In Revelation chapter 7 verse 14, we can read, "and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the lamb." This is the only way to salvation, eternal life! In this, death has lost it's sting and the grave it's victory.
No matter how great or minute the adversary may be, it's all designed to steal your relationship with God. Esau sold his birthright for a morsel of bread. Moses struck the rock in anger, causing him a disadvantage in this world.
Keep your garment unspotted from the world (James 1:27) and remind yourself every day that your name is written in the book of life.Have a blessed and fruitful Father's Day.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28 – 30)
How many times in your life have you felt all alone? You might even be in a crowded room with lots of people around, yet your soul is in need of the fellowship; yes, one good friend. There may be family, friends or other acquaintances available; but the connection isn't there. This is when your eternal soul needs HIM. No one can touch your inner man as Jesus does. He knows how to comfort, advise, listen and cause your soul to triumph over natural circumstances. Jesus knows there will be laborers of heaviness, because of this world's disobedience.
When anyone understands who Jesus is, this then putting a great value on their soul, most likely there will be times of brokenness. It's no wonder the psalmist wrote, "the sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou will not despise." (Psalm 51:17)
When you go to Jesus do you see a man who was rejected, despised, hated and endured trials of cruel markings in this world? A man who was challenged by this world's authority and error?
What ever your plight, HE will love you like no one else can. The rest is yours.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)
As I sit here meditating on the beauty of Father God's holiness, I am enlightened to the fact that God would have us come to him by his own way. Through the open door of grace, a way has been made. It is a beautiful way and all his saints can enter in by this way and find rest. God has prescribed that the just shall live by faith. I find that all is failure if not based on the rock, Christ Jesus. He is the only way, the truth and the life. The way of faith is the Christ way. Receiving him in his fullness and walking with him. Receiving his quickening life that fills, moves and changes us; bringing all a place where there is always an AMEN in our hearts to all that God wills.
Zacharias and Elisabeth wanted a son; but when the angel came and told Zacharias he would have a son, he was full of unbelief. (Luke 1:18 – 20)
When the angel came to Mary, her responds was, "be it unto me according to thy word." It was her AMEN to the word and will of God. (Luke 1:38). She had found the way to God's will, the truth in God's will and then God's will became manifested in her life for all to see. How could it be otherwise for us?
Dr. Thomas Snyder