Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Disinterest is an Instruction

“If you enter a town and it welcomes you, eat whatever is set before you. Heal the sick, and tell them, ‘The Kingdom of God is near you now.’ But if a town refuses to welcome you, go out into its streets and say, ‘We wipe even the dust of your town from our feet to show that we have abandoned you to your fate. And know this—the Kingdom of God is near!’ I assure you, even wicked Sodom will be better off than such a town on judgment day.

Then he said to the disciples, “Anyone who accepts your message is also accepting me. And anyone who rejects you is rejecting me. And anyone who rejects me is rejecting God, who sent me.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭10:8-12, 16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Scripture also instructs us:  "Do not cast our pearls before swine." In other words,

Friday, September 29, 2017

A King or A Kingdom

"Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone." 
John 6:15 (NKJV)

Jesus "perceived" - doesn't say God "spoke" to Him, but that He "perceived" (noticed; became aware of something through the senses).  

Right after the miracle of feeding the 5k, the authorities of the day were about to come to take Him by force to be (their) King; but knowing this, Jesus immediately retreated to a place to be alone with God.  

We must be careful that we don't allow people to try to use us for their own agenda.  When we don't know our purpose,