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Hand In Hand

I magnify your hands, as if in the spirit they are bigger–able to do more than you could, and would not do on your own.

These hands choose to serve when they would rather play. These hands reach out to touch when it may be inconvenient. These hands represent a heart of love that has been born out of pure love–Mine. A love so pure that it magnifies you, as if you were near to hear My very own heartbeat and to act upon what you hear within Me.

You are blessed with those hands, for they are not calloused, but smooth. In the natural, they may even be rough, but I ask that you see them as I see them, through the eyes of your spirit–through My eyes. For I see not rough, but smooth hands–eager to wipe away the tear, quench every fear and call all to come hear the heart of the one who loves them.

Your hands are My hands.

Do you see?

Yes

You see…

Therefore, you represent Me. Always remember that…

You represent Me!

Therefore, be My Hands.

“Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere love of the brethren, love one another earnestly from the heart.” I Peter 1:22

“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.” Romans 12:9-10

“–many signs and wonders were done among the people by the hands of the apostles.” Acts 5:12a

“Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares” Hebrews 13:1-2

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” “Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:17, 23-24

“Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish thou the work of our hands upon us, yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.” Psalms 90:17

 

To the King!

Tenacious perseverance is required to reach the maturity level I would like My saints to obtain. I find very few willing to pursue this–a level of excellence. Not a prideful stance, but a level of integrity and service that declares you to be the servant and the son of a King.

Ours is a unique relationship. You are a son and yet, like the Son who came to serve, you are a servant. A royal priesthood willing to lay down all for his brother is a beautiful and rare gift. A gift that, if acquired, will last. For when you obtain that level of maturity you will have suffered through many things

and

You will understand completely that the evil one has no power over you.

You will fully know how to utilize My Word in every situation you find yourself in.

and

You will love your brother as yourself–esteeming him highly as a prize of the King. Those who love Me to this capacity–who honor others before themselves; will wear My Crown of Glory.

True riches it will bring–

To the King!

“Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you.” Luke 10:19

“Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!” Psalms 119:1-3

“If you really fulfill the royal law, according to the scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well.” James 2:8

“and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:44-45

“Tend the flock of God that is your charge, not by constraint but willingly, not for shameful gain but eagerly, not as domineering over those in your charge but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd is manifested you will obtain the unfading crown of glory. Likewise you that are younger be subject to the elders. clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” I Peter 5:2-5

“Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love of the brethren, a tender heart and a humble mind. Do not return evil for evil or reviling for reviling; but on the contrary bless, for to this you have been called, that you may obtain a blessing. For “He that would love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking guile; let him turn away from evil and do right; let him seek peace and pursue it. 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.” Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is right? But even if you do suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed” I Peter 3:8-14a

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; he bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the Lord withhold from those who walk uprightly.” Psalms 84:11

 

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

 

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