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My Treasure Trove

(Often the enemies of God are those in His own household, who refuse to know the Truth. They have been entrusted with the gospel to grow and yet they refuse to know.)

My Word rests in their house as gold, and yet it remains as a heap–not dusted, not noticed, not read.

Know this–you will remain in stagnation unless you are fed. You have no need to be spoon-fed, for you have the Word at hand; put it in your heart. It is life to those who find it and health to all their flesh.

Will you start?

Will you rise up off the couch of despair and declare My Word to be true for you?

It is sufficient to free you from every disease. It fed the multitudes; brings many to their knees. For it is the gospel that cleanses, reveals and restores. Never changing, it remains the same. but it is ever changing those who partake of the Word that saves them–the Word I gave them; that heap of gold–My Treasure Trove!

“Every good endowment and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.” James 1:17-18

My Life–written for you.

Does “enemies of God” sound harsh to you? Yes, maybe so, for it was My enemies that nailed Me to the Cross–sin that drives the lost. Your sin that I took upon Me, that I might call you friend.

And I do,

love you.

It is love that causes Me to correct. Love that calls you to connect. Love that beckons you to see, that I have placed a banquet before thee.

“And he called to him the multitude with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.'” Mark 8:34-38

Come, eat it in the presence of your enemies–for that banquet is Me.

Eat it and LIVE!

“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil, my cup overflows.” Psalms 23:5

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who observes his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But he who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer that forgets but a doer that acts, he shall be blessed in his doing.” James 1:22-25

“Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the marriage feast, so that they may open to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes; truly, I say to you, he will gird himself and have them sit at table, and he will come and serve them.” Luke 12:35-37

“For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?” I Peter 4:17

 

 

Reaching Today

As this new day unfolds, the promise of tomorrow holds,

Today

Don’t lose this day, as you look for tomorrow. Don’t lose today, holding on to sorrow…

from yesterday–

Today

For in it contains–

  • The promise of tomorrow
  • The sweetness of lost sorrow
  • The message of tomorrow

Today

Come today, to the brook that you find.

Come today, to the table and dine.

Come to Me today, while this is yet a new day

Come Today

“Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and get gain”; whereas you do not know about tomorrow. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” James 4:13-14

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.” Matthew 6:34

“Take care brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” Hebrews 3:12-13

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20

“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil, my cup overflows.” Psalms 23:5

 

 

Come and Dine

An empty and restless spirit resides in the one who refuses to study My Word. It is a craving, a cavity if you will, of a hungry heart that goes unfilled.

Blessed is the man who ‘daily’ feeds on a meal set for a king; notice I said meal and not a morsel. For if you graze and do not feast, you will be least at the table of offering. I offer you, daily, a feast of delights–Words that have tried the times.

My message is clear, if only you would hear, that a starving man ne’er will dine. For with itching ears, he only will hear, the simple are welcome here.

Waste not what I bring, be it an offering, to the one who bids you come. For He would delight, to see you each night at His table–set for a king!

It’s dinner time–

Come and Dine.

“–‘A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many; and at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come; for all is now ready.’ But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it; I pray you, have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them; I pray you, have me excused.’ So the servant came and reported this to his master. Then the householder in anger said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and maimed and blind and lame.’ And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges, and compel people to come in that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.'” Luke 14:16-24

“And he said to all, ‘If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.'” Luke 9:23

“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths.” II Timothy 4:3-4

“But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him.” God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For what person knows a man’s thoughts except the spirit of the man which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, that we might understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who possess the Spirit. The unspiritual man does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” I Corinthians 2:9-14

“Those whom I love, I reprove and chasten; so be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:19-20

“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15 KJV

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who observes his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But he who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer that forgets but a doer that acts, he shall be blessed in his doing.” James 1:22-25

“And men will come from east and west, and from north and south, and sit at table in the kingdom of God. And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.” Luke 13:29-30