“25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth [his] hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.”
Brothers and Sisters are your Eyes truly on Jesus As Lord? Are your Foot Steps Sure, and Unmovable? Peter was Reproved of Jesus saying, “…O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?…”, saying, Peter, I have been with you all of this time. I have showed you that I am The Son Of God. You have Slept in My Presence, Eaten in My Presence. You, Peter have seen The Miracles The Father had Me do. You have Heard My Words…yet, here we are. You, Peter, Took Your Eyes Off Of Me, You, Peter, Did NOT Trust Me…You, Peter, still do not understand Whom I Am!
Many of you have taken your Eyes off of Jesus and have focused on the Storm Around You. You Confess one thing, yet do just the Opposite, then you wonder why Jesus has Allowed Such Things To Happen. Even with Peter, Jesus did not Save Him, did not Help Him, Allowing Him To Sink Into His Surroundings, until His Eyes Got Back On Jesus, crying out Lord Save Me.
We Must Understand that no matter what the World or Satan throw at us, We Must Endure…Until The End!
“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”
“And ye shall be hated of all [men] for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”
This is not a Request, this is an Absolute! We, The Blood Bought, must be Obedient in order to Endure the things of this World. If you start listening to the World, listening to the Things Around You, YOU WILL NOT ENDURE. Jesus said in John 14:15, if If IF…YOU LOVE ME, then KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS. Jesus made no qualms about it, He did not Sugar Coat it…Jesus said, YOU, BLOOD BOUGHT, again I say, BLOOD BOUGHT, you say You Love Me…then why have You, by Your Own Choice, taken Your Eyes Off Of Me?
You call yourselves Christians, signifying that you follow Jesus, but when it comes to Walking as His Word Demands, you come up with Excuses NOT TO. You Rationalize Your Sin, Justifying Your Sin and even give Jesus Glory For Your Sin!
When Peter came to his senses, he realized that Jesus was his Only Saving Grace, that without Jesus Reaching Out, Peter would have Drowned In His Sin Of A LACK Of Faith, that is, Having Doubt Whom Jesus Is.
Now, what is it that we Must Endure? A few of the things are such as Walking As God Walks, Fearing No One For Your Faith, Not Allowing The World To Sway You and Not Allowing The Elements To Control You.
Too many of you Walk Not In Faith, but in a Woe Is Me Attitude. Your Excuses are “I have a Disease…”, “I Lost My Job…”, “I have a Bad Marriage…”, “I…, …, …”, tell me, show me, in all of Gods Word where He Allowed such things as an Excuse To Walk In Disobedience. The problem is the “I…”, not Jesus, not your Brothers or Sisters, not the World, not even Satan, it is however, Your Choice.
Some of you say when Jesus sends you someone, “Well Jesus Did Not Tell Me…”, when in fact, they who are sent are the Mouth Pieces Of Jesus.
“37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [thou] that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under [her] wings, and ye would not! 38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord.”
Your “Woe Is Me” can and could be that Jesus has Sent Those To Help and you have simply Rejected Them, you may even Persecute Them to Soothe Your Fleshly Desires, yet you Cry Out, ‘Lord Save Me!’
We are all to Walk The Same Road Of Obedience, Jesus is the Same no matter who you are or Whom Jesus Sends. There are those who Jesus has Chosen to Walk a Road Of Watchmen, a Road Of a Messenger who will be Accountable For Where Jesus Sends Them and What He Sends Them To Do…
“16 And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. 18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked [man] shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. 20 Again, When a righteous [man] doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous [man], that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.”
If Jesus sends one whom He has Anointed, To Go and Speak and You Listen Not, then you will Die In Your Sin With No Excuses! Many of you take Grace for Advantage, trying to use it as an Excuse To Sin, but Jesus will not Hear Your Excuses. Grace is given, not so that we can do whatever we choose to do, but Grace is given that we may be able to Walk With God In A Relationship Without Sin!
“1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”
Woe Is Me is not an acceptable excuse to Walk In Sin, to Walk In Disobedience. Our Brother Paul endured many things, but all to the Glory of Jesus As His Lord. Paul was Obedient both to The Word and to The Spirit and Walked Accordingly. The Five Fold Ministry is not here to “Pat you on the back…”, but are here to raise You up INTO Maturity in Jesus As Lord In and Over Your Life. Those who are Called into one of the Offices, must take hold of the Yoke that Jesus has placed upon them, to Deliver The Word that Jesus Is Lord, not looking at the Emotional Bondage Of The Flesh!
Too many have been taught, “Love…Love…Love” without Obedience, but the two both Must Walk Hand-n-Hand. When you are told you have done wrong, Repentance is required, You get angry, turn away and walk in Disobedience, and then you Cry to Jesus, Not Understanding, that He has already tried to Answer Your Need.
“22 Are they Hebrews? so [am] I. Are they Israelites? so [am] I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so [am] I. 23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool ) I [am] more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. 24 Of the Jews five times received I forty [stripes] save one. 25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; 26 [In] journeyings often, [in] perils of waters, [in] perils of robbers, [in] perils by [mine own] countrymen, [in] perils by the heathen, [in] perils in the city, [in] perils in the wilderness, [in] perils in the sea, [in] perils among false brethren; 27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. 28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. 29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not? 30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.”
2 Corinthians 11:22-30
“10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
There is No Room for “Woe Is Me” that I can find in Scripture, but what I do find is the Glorification Of Jesus Being Lord Over Every Situation that can arise! We must Learn to Trust Jesus that He will do things according to The Father and according to His Will, not ours. If you Read in God’s Holy Word about something Not To Do and you Chose To Do It Anyways, that is Sin. If Jesus Sends someone to Speak His Will and You Chose not to Obey, then it is Sin, Requiring a Living Sacrifice, Praise Jesus He Is That, but it also Requires the Asking For Forgiveness, Repentance and a Turning Away From Sin. Does this mean we will not fall at times, no it does not, but what it means is that we Walk In A Repentant Walk Called Grace and Mercy that can only be obtained by Obedience Of The Soul. There are times we forget Who We Are, at times slipping and falling into Sin, but WE must not remain there.
Too many are eating tainted baby food, not knowing nor understanding what is given to you, but, even in that, Jesus Sends His Messengers Before His Return to Correct, Reproof and Rebuke those who would Walk Contrary To The Word and To The Holy Spirit. Woe Is Me is not going to work… Your Situation will not be allowed as an Excuse To Jesus to Walk In that Disobedience. The World needs to see a Holy and Just People, who Fear God and His Righteousness. But what they are seeing is a People, who claim to be Blood Bought, but Walk Contrary in Word and Deed. Too many Chose What Scriptures, What Bible, What People to AGREE WITH moreso than with God. To Walk as a Blood Bought, I Must Deny the Fiery Darts of the enemy, I Must Choose to Follow Jesus Each Passing Moment, I Must Obey those who watch after my Soul, as they Must Give an Account for me.
The World is getting Darker and Darker. Those who are supposed to be examples are falling away, siding with Society, changing The Truth into a Lie. The Trumpet is sounding, the Battle is ongoing, the Days Of Noah and Lot are at Hand. Repent, before you are unable to do so. Listen and Obey The Voice Of The Lord in your Lives, so that you may Live and Glorify Jesus as Lord.
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;”
2 Timothy 4:3
“16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness. 17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat. 18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope: 19 That say, Let him make speed, [and] hasten his work, that we may see [it]: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know [it]! 20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe unto [them that are] wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! 22 Woe unto [them that are] mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: 23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!”
Let not these two sets of Scriptures be in Your Walk,
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!