“Half here,”

my co-worker said the other day.  I am too.  Jesus also prayed, “I’m no longer in the world,” in the Garden before His crucifixion (John 17:11).

Paul says to live by faith.  I’m here in body, but seated in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6).

Absence in the body is to be present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8).

Hebrews 13:14 (NLT), “For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.”

I heard “be patient” in the Spirit today.  Could it be everything we see is false and everything invisible is real and eternal? (2 Corinthians 4:18).

 

Radical Love

What if?

You loved your neighbor?

You prayed for your ex-spouse?  Your enemy?

You follow Jesus & don’t look back

You believe every word He says & don’t second guess through your trials?

I will give you eternal life, fullness of joy, 100 fold of everything you gave up (Mark 10:30).

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (NIV).

“These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”  John 15:11.

I.D.

“And even to your old age I am He; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.” Isaiah 46:4.

Don’t label yourself, you are not: your job, your diagnosis, your belongings, what others call you or what you look like.  You are a unique, one-of-a-kind person.  “I’mmm innnn herrrreeeee” (a la lost in a cave), we are inside, intangible, we never age and never die.  “You are Spirit” Romans 8:9.  “Death is a lie”, Phillips, Craig & Dean

I rebuke in the Name of Jesus, anything said over you that’s not in agreement with the word of our Father Who made you.   You are clay and are what HE, the Great I AM says about you and what He creates you to be.

 

There is Freedom

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the meek; He has sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted; to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound” Isaiah 61:1

King Jesus,

You are on your throne, but You see us and hear us.  You dwell with us as You say You do.  You are sorrowful for all the pain we feel.  You’re with us through our pain and in our joy in this life and in eternal life.

Please comfort the hurting in Las Vegas right now.  Give strength for the emergency workers, law enforcement and the medical staffs, dear Lord.  Please provide Your peace for all the hurting and all those who lost family members and friends.  You don’t want anyone to perish, but You want all to come to You.

Where can we go and be safe?  Not even on a concert lawn?  People enjoying the freedom this country prides itself in, are killed.  It’s not fair.  Dear Lord, please help us.