Sunday, August 11, 2013

Be Quick...

Be Quick to listen

Slow to speak

Slow to get angry

God’s grace and peace be with you today. Indeed, I say let us all be in the presence of the Lord today for He is faithful and in Him are all things good. Amen! With that said, I now invite you into my HEART...

One should not desire to teach anything if not, to teach, “be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry.” For many claim to be in the presence of the Lord but if this was so, the above would be a sword and a shield to them— like armor in battle to the valiant knight so would listening, gaining understanding, coming into agreement and obeying, be the victory to the believer who is quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger. Amen.

If you were truly in the presence of God you would not be speaking first but solely hearing, in which is true for us all. For the very voice of God is like liquid gold pouring out of His mouth— Great wealth! His Breath is for our lungs to breathe in that we may have life, understanding for our minds to perceive and by which the womb conceives. Truly the voice of the Almighty is the miracle we have overlooked. For it should be to our great shame not to hear Him and rejoice, not to know of Him and not be able to be restrained from speaking about Him all the time.

 Then the soldiers led Him away into the hall called Praetorium, and they called together the whole garrison. And they clothed Him with purple; and they twisted a crown of thorns, put it on His head, Then they struck Him on the head with a reed and spat on Him; and bowing the knee, they worshiped Him. And when they had mocked Him, they took the purple off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him out to crucify Him. Then they compelled a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus, as he was coming out of the country and passing by, to bear His cross. And they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull. And when they crucified Him, they divided His garments, casting lots for them to determine what every man should take. And the inscription of His accusation was written above: 


With Him they also crucified two robbers, one on His right and the other on His left. So the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “And He was numbered with the transgressors.” And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads and saying, “Aha! You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself, and come down from the cross!” Likewise the chief priests also, mocking among themselves with the scribes, said, “He saved others; Himself He cannot save. Let the Christ, the King of Israel, descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe.” Even those who were crucified with Him reviled Him. Now when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Some of those who stood by, when they heard that, said, “Look, He is calling for Elijah!” Then someone ran and filled a sponge full of sour wine, put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink, saying, “Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to take Him down.” And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last. Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. So when the centurion, who stood opposite Him, saw that He cried out like this and breathed His last, he said, “Truly this Man was the Son of God!” There were also women looking on from afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the Less and of Joses, and Salome, who also followed Him and ministered to Him when He was in Galilee, and many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem. 
(Mark 15:16, 17, 19-22, 24, 26-41 NKJV)

Beloved, you must know this! Time is of the essence and the the breath we breathed is precious. If we are speaking let it be Christ for anything else is shameful. Be encouraged. God is faithful. As I pray for you and the people of God, so you pray for me I ask, as well as the people of God, that we may glorify God in our bodies, in our thoughts, in our speech and in our good deeds, for in such we are like the light of Jesus, that as He was here on earth, His good deeds caused people to glorify God the Father in heaven. As always... YOU ARE LOVED.

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