Wig’s Word of God Today 4-14-2013
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Jesus simply asks, Will you “Follow Me?” No matter the cost?
So they left the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they had been found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the Name. Acts 5:41
They cried out in a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, wisdom and strength, honor and glory and blessing.” Revelation 5:12
When they climbed out on shore, they saw a charcoal fire with fish on it and bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you just caught.” So Simon Peter went over and dragged the net ashore full of one hundred fifty-three large fish. Even though there were so many, the net was not torn. John 21:9-11
He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distressed that He had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to Him, “LORD, You know everything; You know that I love You.” [Jesus] said to him, “Feed My sheep. Follow Me.” John 21:17, 19d
Acts 5:27-32, 40-41, Psalm 30, Revelation 5:11-14 & John 21:1-19
There will come a time if it hasn’t happened already that you too will “suffer dishonor for the sake of the Name.” “Rejoicing” you will find the “test” uplifting bringing you to the mountaintop crying out as the angels did at the top of your lungs, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, wisdom and strength, honor and glory and blessing.” The dishonor expresses the ignorance lived by people who shun you or attack you all because we express Salvation in our obedience to Jesus Christ.
The Apostles were flogged for speaking the Truth just as you are today for speaking Christ in government run arenas such as schools, courtrooms and government entities slowly stealing your desire to surrender completely. There is a silent yet loud secular voice preparing the flogging of mankind in ways that will purposely drive our families to accepting promiscuity, excess and greed as the behavior of norm somehow announcing for them it’s Ok to be a liar, cheat and a thief.
We are being asked to join the bar-b-que of society seeking to catch all species of fish as depicted by the number 153 “large” fish the Disciples caught when asked by Jesus to cast their net for Him. We may be flogged or disrespected but we must rejoice of being “found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the Name.” Jesus knows along the way we could be swayed by evil’s enticing lust but He allows us as He did Peter to reaffirm our love not once or twice but three times engaging our fear with peace, persistence and purpose. The net of Christ’s love has no boundaries or species prejudice surviving every threat or temptation by living His Word in faith, hope and love for charity. Jesus simply asks, Will you “Follow Me?” No matter the cost? Amen.
We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today we are always willing to suffer dishonor for the sake of Christ’s Name. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. Greg Bishop has constant prayers. Day eight of a Novena for Russ Thoms and his daughter Serenity. LORD from Psalm 135:3 I chant: ”Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good! Sing to His Name, for it brings joy!” In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
I am yours in Christ,
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© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins April 14, 2013 @ 6:03 AM EST