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Exhortation, Encouragement, & Prayer

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1 Exhortation, Encouragement, & Prayer on Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:25 pm


Exhortation, Encouragement, & Prayer

We are called to gently urge, to give strengthening words to hearten purpose, and to pray one for another! I understand that each of us are facing a battle to one degree or another and it is uplifting when one of the brethren take the time to help and in so doing fulfill the purpose of the body of Christ. Please let us understand that living for Christ means dying to self. We are living epistles and we are living sacrifices which shine for the light of Christ; proving what is the good, acceptable and perfect will of God. What does the word say?

(9) And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
(10) That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
(11) If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
(12) Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
(13) Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
(14) I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:9-14

When Jesus comes I don’t want to be found having my own righteousness; but the righteousness which through my faith in Christ and which comes solely from God. I want an intimate relationship that unveils and reveals resurrection power. I realize that this kind of power only comes through having a correlating fellowship through going through similar sufferings, and by reckoning myself death to sin and alive unto righteousness. The object being the goal of perfecting my faith; is to the comprehension of Jesus Messiah. Then learning to push forward to the future and then to discipline myself to forget those things which hindered me in the past. I then objectively press toward greater things in Christ which are rewarding and beneficial not only to myself but those whom I am called and chosen to serve.

When we become Christ-like we will become pride-less and therefore pliable for Kingdom consecration and utilization. When we become Christ-centered we will become self-less and therefore more readily available for Kingdom commitment and compassion. What does the bible say about love and others?

(8) Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
(9) For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
(10) Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
(11) And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
(12) The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
(13) Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
(14) But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. Romans 13:8-14

Brethren, God is love and those who claim to love God but hate their neighbor can’t be of God because God fills us with love. The blood of Jesus saves us, sanctifies us, and fills us with love! Jesus spoke of the Greatest and First Commandment and then he said the second one that he dictated was like the first; love your neighbor the way you love God and yourself after regeneration. Because love fulfills the Ten Commandments and love will not purpose to do ill or harm to his neighbor.

The coming of the Lord is closer than when we first started believing, we cannot afford to play “Hypocrite Christian”, I therefore urge this; let us examine ourselves to understand if we’re walking in the light as Christ is the light. Let us examine ourselves to understand if we’re filled with the love of Christ as Christ is love. Let us then purpose to never make provision for the flesh to let it consume its lustful desires. Awake and Arise for the Light has come; walk you therein and so fulfill the law of Christ. Selah

Shalom, Agape, & Amen!
D.R. Ritchie (Emissary)

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