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Sweet Nectar

I AM about to stir My Body into action! Complacency has settled over much of the Body as if it were a blanket of sleep. This needs to change, for there is so much to be done. I have instilled a gift in each one of you, and though you enjoy partaking of Me, I have yet to partake of many of you.

There is fruit waiting to be tasted inside of you. The fruit of the vine that, when allowed to mature and ripen, will be the sweetest of nectar–a drink fit for the King!

Ripening only happens when the fruit is attached to the vine. I AM the vine and you are the branches. Should a branch be broken, that fruit will no longer grow and produce; it must be pruned. Allow Me to cultivate you. You know of your gifts and natural talents; they don’t reside in you by accident, but by design.

Stir up the gifts within and allow Me to refine them. Step out in faith, even if you don’t feel quite confident. A step of faith will be met with support and direction for the next step.

Take the adventure to see where it leads. You will be pleasantly surprised…

and

The fruit you will bear will be…

Satisfyingly Sweet!

I am the true vine and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already made clean by the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I  in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If a man does not abide in me, he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love.” John 15:1-9

“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; he who teaches, in his teaching; he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who contributes, in liberality; he who gives aid, with zeal; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord.” Romans 12:6-11

 

One

The right or the left?

People are always arguing–liberal–conservative–I’m right–you’re wrong

Stop the battle!

There is only One way.

One and only One God.

One and only One Word.

No man cometh unto the Father, but through Me.

Repentance of sin must come–My shed Blood must be received.

Honor My Father!

You simply cannot approach the Father lest you be clothed in righteousness–the Royal Robe given through My Blood.

Accept My Blood and the Power of the Holy Spirit.

Understand–through the written Word of the Holy Scriptures–the Holy Bible.

The True Word of God–written for you as instruction to live by; to draw understanding and wisdom as guided by the Holy Spirit–your Comforter, Teacher–who enlightens your understanding.

The Father, Son and Holy Spirit–together We are One; together We seek One Body–many bodies come together in agreement as One; made that way by One Body broken, One shed Blood, One remission for sins…

One True God–One Way–

By Name–Jesus Christ!

If you are One, you are arguing with yourself

If you are not One, you are lost.

Seek that you may be found.

Find the Body and join with it; be joined by the Blood and do what the Word says–

Love your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength,

And

Love your neighbor as yourself!

“–the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power in us who believe, according to the working of his great might which he accomplished in Christ when he raised him from the dead and made him sit at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come; and he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fulness of him who fills all in all.” Ephesians 1:17-23

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body–Jews or Greeks, slaves or free–and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many.” I Corinthians 12:12-14

“And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who has not the Son of God has not life.” I John 5:11-12

“And this is eternal life, that they know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent. ” John 17:3

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace which he lavished upon us. For he has made known to us in all wisdom and insight the mystery of his will, according to his purpose which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fulness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.” Ephesians 1:7-10

“If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there shall my servant be also; if any one serves me, the Father will honor him.” John 12:26

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” John 10:24-30

“Which commandment is the first of all?” Jesus answered,  “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:28b-31

“And this commandment we have from him, that he who loves God should love his brother also.” I John 4:21

“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Isaiah 61:10

 

Lavish Spending

Anoint Me to be of service to you.

It is a hard thing for you to consider–Me serving you, but that is what prayer does it–

  • Enlists My service
  • Calls upon My help
  • Sets Me to act on your behalf

I AM not appalled at this–I crave it!

I want you to seek Me out–daily, hourly, whatever you can spare. But I AM most pleased when you are not ‘sparing’ time for Me, but ‘spending’ time with Me.

Freely and lavishly spending your time on Me.

I came to serve and to teach you to walk in My footsteps–to follow My example. So pray–actively and seek to enlist My active response.

I AM listening

I AM at your service, even as you are all about mine.

“Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper, laid aside his garments, and girded himself with a towel. Then he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded.” Jn. 13:3-5

“When he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and resumed his place, he said to them, ‘Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.” Jn. 12-16

“–whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave; even as the Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matt. 20:26-28

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; if you ask anything in my name, I will do it.” Jn. 14:12-14

“For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those that do evil.” I Pet. 3:12

“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.” Jn. 15:7-8

 

Know the Truth

Many that are wise in their own eyes do not heed My Word. And yet it is My Word that would verily reveal the error of their ways. They feel and believe that they know enough, yea, that they ‘know it all’ and yet they know very little. For it is My Word that cleanses

Bathe in My Word.

It is My Word that magnifies

Examine yourself in My Word.

My Word is a lamp unto your feet, and a light unto your path–

Walk in My ways and you will be glorified in My Word.

Rest in My Peace and you will be justified

My Word is Truth.

“For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth; but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong, God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption; therefore, as it is written, ‘Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord.'” I Cor. 1:26-31

“Look to yourselves, that you may not lose what you have worked for, but may win a full reward. Any one who goes ahead and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God, he who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.” II Jn. 8-9

“He who says ‘I know him,’ but disobeys his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps his word, in him truly love for God is perfected. By this we may be sure that we are in him; he who says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” I Jn. 2:4-6

“We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.” Rom. 8:28-30

“For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, ‘In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” Is. 30:15

“Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you; therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. for the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.” Is. 30:18

 

Come Follow Me

My eyes look upon the earth for the one who is willing to set aside his schedule for Me.  Yes I have an agenda, for there are many lost who need to know of a Savior…

I AM a Savior of the lost.

There are many that are hungry…

I AM food for their bodies and food for their hearts.

There are those who have lost their hope and those who have lost their way…

I would be pleased if you would set aside a time in your day to pray.

Will  you cast your bread upon the water…

For Me–

For your Brother in need?

For the Pastor–Teacher–Servant–Friend?

Wherever I send you–will you go?

I have need of a willing heart–will you sow?

  • Your time
  • Your talent
  • Your money
  • Your love

Yes?

Then come, follow Me. You will not leave anything behind that you will not find

Magnified

Multiplied

And

Glorified

In Me

Come along now–time is wasting

Come Follow Me

“Not every one who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” Matt. 7:21

“For who ever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother, and sister, and mother.” Matt. 12:50

“Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; come, follow me.” Matt. 19:21

“And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'” Matt. 22:37-39

“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 will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.'” Mk. 8:34-35

“Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come, eternal life.” Mk. 10:29-30

“For the Son of man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mk. 10:45

 

Only Believe

I have a time and a season for every good thing.

The seed is planted. It lies seemingly dormant, but it is at work in your heart as you ponder the idea of it. When you grasp the idea it begins to put down roots, tiny hair-like fibers at first. They are so tentative and delicate that if you put your “self” into it you would break them off. Pull it up and look at it too closely, and it will die. Don’t jump too quickly in the flesh and try to make it happen. Allow it to work on the inside of you and, in time, as it grows and puts down stronger roots the image and plan will grow in your heart. It will become clearer and, along with the image, an urging to move forth. You will feel a prompting to act. Go with what you know.

I will call you to step forth in one direction. Only one. I will not scatter you to and fro but, one path, one step–a clear direction. Do not follow after strange gods, but follow your God and you will see My will become your will.

You are learning obedience and discipline right now, and you are doing well. You please the Father greatly. You often ponder how you appear to others. Do not worry or even think about this. Keep your eyes fixed on your Father in Heaven and His will for you and it will manifest when His plans and purpose for your life manifest. You won’t care one bit what anyone thinks of you, for you will be gloriously happy and joyful that you have obeyed your God.

You cannot imagine the joy and delight set before you. You have been chosen for greatness far beyond your comprehension of what you know. No man has accomplished what will manifest in your life. Abraham couldn’t comprehend either and yet I chose him for greatness and it came to pass. It began when he believed and it was accounted to him as righteousness.

Only believe!

“–for I have chosen him, that he may charge his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice; so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.” Genesis  18:19

“No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what He had promised. That is why his faith was reckoned to him as righteousness.” But the words, “it was reckoned to him,” were written not for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in Him that raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was put to death for our trespasses and raised for our justification. Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God.”  Romans  4:20-5:2

“Take heed lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them…” Deuteronomy  11:16a

 

Abide

Advancing into the Kingdom of God is like that of the growth of a baby. It is well known in My Word that I feed my children milk before they are ready for strong meat, but also, like that of a baby, the growth does not develop properly until the baby begins to trust. He will not step out in faith unless he knows and believes that someone will be there to catch him if he should fall. The baby will search for his mother’s eyes, smile and toddle in the direction that he sees her. He will hear her voice and turn to her with a smile or run giggling in the opposite direction, knowing full well that he will be chased and caught up into her loving arms.

So it is when my children look to Me for acceptance, love and nurturing. One look into My eyes and they know they are safe. Listening for My voice, they are comforted when I call. When they fall, I pick them up. If they run away, they know full well that I will pursue them.

But, there comes a time when…

  • The child must grow up.
  • Must launch into the deep.
  • Must not depend, but deepen.
  • Must eat strong meat.
  • Not seek to be fed, but seek to feed others.

Childish ways must be set aside, for maturity and usefulness to emerge. Just as a mother’s love never diminishes as the child grows into the man, neither will my love wane, but intensify.

This is my command

Abide in Me.

Abide in My Love.

Love one another.

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. If a man does not abide in Me, he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned.

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down His life for His friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.

You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He may give it to you. This I command you, to love one another.”  Jn.  5:4-17