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A FULL Tool Chest

Man defines himself by what he does. He thinks he has lived the ‘good life’ if he has a successful position and makes a lot of money; in this he values himself.

I define a man’s value by entirely different standards.

  • Is your name written in the book of life?
  • Do you live by the moral standards upheld in My Word?
  • Do you esteem others as greater than yourself?

By this, I don’t mean for you to demean yourself, but do you uphold others as valuable, and place others before yourself? Would you offer someone your chair while you stand?

  • Are you doing the work I have called you to?
  • Have you even sought to find out what that is?
  • Do you serve others?
  • I offered Myself as a ransom for many. Do you know what that means?
  • I paid the price–Do you value what I did?
  • I paid for you to be healed–Do you walk healed?

Money is only valuable if it is useful; it holds no value if it has stopped its flow and stagnated–It is a tool to be used. People use tools to accomplish a task. Pick up your tools and follow Me. I have a task for you to accomplish. I have gifted you to complete it. When you define it, I’ll show you how to refine it and you will find that you will be successful. I will give you all the tools you need if you will use them to complete the tasks I set before you, and you will find that you will be living the ‘good life’.

Come

Let us be about ‘our business’. The task is at hand. Do you need any tools? I AM your supply and your supplier.

Follow Me.

“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to which was borne at the proper time.” I Timothy 2:5-6

“But he who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Shun immorality. Every other sin which a man commits is outside the body; but the immoral man sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” I Corinthians 6:17-20

“Practice hospitality ungrudgingly to one another. As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace; whoever speaks, as one who utters oracles of God; whoever renders service, as one who renders it by the strength which God supplies; in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” I Peter 4:9-11

“–let every one lead the life which the Lord has assigned to him, and in which God has called him.” I Corinthians 7:17

“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.” James 1:17

“Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” Hebrews 13:16

“–speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every joint with which it is supplied, when each part is working properly, makes bodily growth and upbuilds itself in love.” Ephesians 4:15-16

“But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may accomplish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24

“For the Son of man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay every man for what he has done.” Matthew 16:17

 

I’m Calling

It appears that the days are getting shorter and that time is speeding up. There is an urgency in the air and I want you to recognize that time is indeed running out.

Sin is rampant and many have grown cold–even to their family members. There are many who once believed My Word, but have begun to wane, for they believe that I have taken too long in ‘making good’ My promises and especially My promise to return. Is it too long, My friend, if another day would save a soul from Hell? If you had to choose from your friends and loved ones, which one would you discard?

Exactly!

There isn’t one of you that I would choose to let go of either. It is My desire that all will come to the knowledge of the Truth–that all will be saved. The heart-breaking truth is that all will not be–even though they can be. Just as in the days of Noah, many refuse to believe. They call it a fairy tale and laugh in My face; in much the same way the guards spit in My face.

Oh, but I love them, and beseech the Father to wait.

For it just may be your friend I’m waiting for

or

It just may be you.

Don’t wait, or it may be too late!

I’m Calling

“For the son treats the father with contempt, the daughter rises up against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own house. But as for me, I will look to the Lord, I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.” Micah 7:6-7

“And because wickedness is multiplied, most men’s love will grow cold. But he who endures to the end will be saved.” Matthew 24:12-13

“The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be kindled and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire! But according to his promise we wait for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. “Therefore, beloved, since you wait for these, be zealous to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. And count the forbearance of our Lord as salvation.” II Peter 3:9-15a

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way. This is good, and it is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to which was born at the proper time.” I Timothy 2:1-7

“Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it until it receives the early and the late rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.” James 5:7-8

“Watch therefore–for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight or at cockcrow, or in the morning– lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all; Watch.” Mark 13:35-36