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Love one another as Jesus has loved us.

Jesus frequently spoke in parables— vignettes of everyday life. These parables revealed spiritual truths that are foundational for the transformation of your heart, mind and soul. 

Jesus gave them another parable to consider, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds resembling wheat among the wheat and went away. So when the plants sprouted and formed grain, the weeds appeared also.” 

The servants of the owner came to him and said, “Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Then how does it have weeds in it?”

 He replied to them, “An enemy has done this.”

The servants asked him, “Then do you want us to go and pull them out?”

But he said, “No. Because as you pull out the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let them grow together until the harvest. At harvest time I will tell the reapers, ‘First gather the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned but gather the wheat into my barn.’”

Then He left the crowds and went into the house. 

His disciples came to Him saying, “Explain clearly to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” 

He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world. As for the good seed, these are the sons of the Kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are gathered up and burned in the fire. So will it be at the end of the age.” Matthew 13:24-30 and 36-40

This end time prophecy is more than ever applicable today because the end of this age is drawing to a close. This warning of fire— eternal damnation awaits the unrepentant, and that includes many who call themselves Christians.

Beloved, Seek the Lord while you can find Him. Call on Him now while He is near.

Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the Lord that He may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God for He will forgive generously.

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.

“And My ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.

For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.

The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow. Producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry.

It is the same with My word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.” Isaiah 55:6-11

Sadly, many churches prostitute Papa’s truth by…

Endorsing false social justice movements that are predicated on unrighteous— evil paradigms. 

Remaining silent or sugar coating Papa’s truth so as not to offend.

Implementing “ministerial” programs that regurgitate the theories of non-believing individuals.

Investing more money and time on Easter egg hunts, fall carnivals and Christmas pageants than community outreach programs.

Promoting servanthood within the four walls of a church as superior to servanthood outside in the world.

Church, we must consume Papa’s word so that we… 

Mature. 

Discern evil wrapped in a package of compromise and tolerance.

Passionately seek eternal, not earthly rewards.

Boldly invade the territory of darkness.

Like Paul, declare, “I will continue doing what I am doing to cut off any opportunity— clearly some are looking for one. For these false emissaries, these low-down, untrustworthy preachers, these posers who act as emissaries of the Anointed, to claim that they work under the same terms that we do. 

No wonder they are so good at it. satan himself poses as a messenger of heavenly light. So why should we expect less from his servants plodding over the earth. Pretending to be ministers of righteousness. But in the end, they’ll get what’s coming to them. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

Be a Christian who promotes and models repentance. In doing so, you will receive the same recognition and honor as the Philadelphia church in the book of Revelation.

“These are the words of the holy One, the true One and the One who possesses the key of David. Which opens the possibilities so that no one can shut them. The One who closes all options so that no one can open.

I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door which no one can shut. I have done this because you have limited strength. Yet you have obeyed My word and have not denied My name. 

Watch, and I will make those of the congregation of satan— those who call themselves ‘Jews’ but are not because they lie— come before you penitent, falling at your feet. Then they will know how much I have loved you. 

Because you have obeyed My instructions to endure and be patient. I will protect you from the time of trial which will come upon the whole earth and put everyone in it to the test. 

I will soon return. Hold tight to what you have so that no one can take away your victor’s wreath.” Revelation 3:7-11

EARTHLY OR ETERNAL FAME

Increasingly, being famous is the goal of many. Fueled by reality television and social media. Many willingly sacrifice careers and relationships for the pursuit of the limelight. Foolishly believing if you are famous, you will be remembered and love forever. 

BUT

Better is a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer pays attention to warnings. For he came from prison to be king, even though he was born poor in his kingdom. I saw all the living who move about under the sun follow a second youth who succeeds him. 

There is no limit to all the people who were before them. Yet those who come later will not rejoice in him. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind. Ecclesiastes 4:14-16

Want to be wise, not foolish? 

One word— Jesus.

“Those people who hear what I say and live according to My teachings. You are like a wise man who built his house on a rock, on a firm foundation. When storms hit, rain pounded down and waters rose, levies broke and winds beat all the walls of that house. The house did not fall because it was built upon rock. 

Those of you who are listening and do not hear. You are like a fool who builds a house on sand. When a storm comes to his house. What will happen? The rain will fall, the waters will rise, the wind will blow and his house will collapse with a great crash.” Matthew 7:24-27

Because all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Jesus. You must…

Build your life upon the foundation of His righteousness, not yours.

Submit to His Lordship. He is the King, and you are His servant. 

When Jesus came announcing, “Repent. Change your inner self— your old way of thinking. Regret past sins. Live your life in a way that proves repentance. Seek God’s purpose for your life for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 4:17

Jesus put both mankind and the supernatural realm on notice.

Papa’s will on earth is accomplished through Him. 

Jesus conquers evil.

By His righteousness, humanity can be liberated from the bondage of self, sin and satan.

As a disciple of Christ your are to…

Admonish those who are out of line— the undisciplined, the unruly, the disorderly.

Encourage the timid who lack spiritual courage.

Help the spiritually weak.

Be very patient with everyone, always controlling your temper.

See that no one repays another with evil for evil. Always seek that which is good for one another and for all people. 

Rejoice always and delight in your faith.

Be unceasing and persistent in prayer.

In every situation, no matter what the circumstances, be thankful and continually give thanks to God. For this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

Do not quench, subdue or be unresponsive to the working and guidance of the Holy Spirit. 

Do not scorn or reject gifts of prophecy or prophecies— spoken revelations—words of instruction or exhortation or warning. 

Test all things carefully so you can recognize what is good. 

Hold firmly to that which is good. 

Abstain from every form of evil, withdraw and keep away from it. 1 Thessalonians 5:14-22

We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us and by our sincere love. We faithfully preach the truth. God’s power is working in us. We use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand for attack and the left hand for defense. 2 Corinthians 6:6-7

Exchange that ten year plan of yours for Christ’s eternal plan. 

You may never be famous on this side of eternity.

BUT

You’ll never be forgotten on the other side of eternity.

The people who did not die in these plagues still refused to repent of their evil deeds and turn to God. They continued to worship demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood. Idols that can neither see nor hear nor walk!  They did not repent of their murders or their witchcraft or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

Revelation 9:20-21

New Living Translation

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