When the King returns to the vineyard

 

What is our calling and what does thee Lord expect of us ?  Are we giving Him, our Lord and Master the fruit He expects from us.  Apostle Paul said – I have kept the faith, I have finished the course.…. are we on the appointed Heavenly course ?  When an athlete runs the race he must be on the right track.  In case he breaks the track he could still continue running, but in the end faces disqualification.  Let us run with all diligence, focused on the course laid by Him, so as to win a prize.

As we are careful to make our call and election and our position in building His Kingdom sure, we receive further grace to build and stand upon the rock.   As 2 Pet 3:10 says

 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;

In 2 Chron 26 we read about King Uzziah who was a mighty king and who prospered as long as he sought the Lord. But the day he went into the temple to burn incense,  as his heart was lifted up to his own destruction, the Lord struck him with leprosy.  He did not heed the priests advice not to do so… and did what he was not called to do.

Let us run so as to build His Kingdom as members of a larger body of Christ. Let us build in a way He wants it and horseproduce fruits Matt 21:43,44

“Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.  Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.”

Bearing fruits in our relationship with him, giving Him the fruit of our lips – Thanks giving and Praise, fruits in our relationship with others – doing unto them as we would like them to do unto us and shining in this dark world with the True Light of Christ from within.

For the shaking continues as the Bible says in Haggai 2:6

“For thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land;
After the Tsunamis and earthquakes, rising of nations against each other and rising terrorism,  and now the current years being full of reports of the shaking of dry land, the shootouts, terror attacks, refugee situation and so on. Situations which the world had not seen in such great magnitude.  Is this not the time to stay our hearts, mind and our focus on the return of the King.  To look upto Him and to Him alone the Coming King.  As recorded in Luke 21:28
Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

So when the King returns what will He find us doing- Ready ,serving, building, WATCHING

Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat,and will come and serve them.
Luke 12:37

Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”  Luke 12:40

The time and season calls for His Kingdom priorities to be first in our lives even as we continue to live for Him.  Surely He is returning.  Let us make our calling and election sure, and put our house in order.

 

 

 

In Christ Alone

There is no other name but JESUS

There is no other King but JESUS

There is no other LORD but JESUS

JESUS JESUS JESUS JESUS JESUS

The Bible says in Phil 2:10,11

that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

a) of those in heaven,

b) and of those on earth,

c) and of those under the earth,
 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 

Here Apostle Paul writes about the three places that are before the eyes of the Lord.

 JESUS is the name that brings healing , hope and  deliverance. The name that is above every other name as mentioned in the Bible.  The name that can resurrect you and give you a brand new start in life.  Demons are not cast out in the name of Mahatma Gandhi or Abraham Lincoln,  but in the name of Jesus. Many of us, probably have not witnessed a demon being cast out from a person.

JESUS is the name that resounds healing and hope not only on the earth , but is the Lamb of God on the throne in Heaven and the name at which demons tremble, the One who has the keys of death and hell.  The Holy Spirit will only magnify and glorify the name of Jesus.

Even as the work of the preaching of the gospel continues through different means through crusades, Television, Internet ministry, Websites and so on. The name of the Lord is spreading to the uttermost part of the earth.  The true seekers of God embrace this Name for their search for truth ends with this Name. The Name  that is above every other name.  JESUS.

The offering of Christ on the cruel cross completed the salvation of all those who believe in His shed blood, for forgiveness and redemption. At the cross will every soul find solace and comfort and eternal hope and  answers to all questions.

At the name of JESUS Every knee will bow.  Every Creation will bow to the only Creator. Creation cannot be God. Creation must bow and praise the Creator. Think  about this. This will happen and the Name of JESUS will be exalted Above All.

As we lift up the Name  of JESUS , He will draw all men unto Him.

Testimony:

A month back for the marriage preparations of my nephew we sought The Lord and earnestly prayed for the Lords presence,  for all things to go smoothly, for His blessings on the couple, the families and all who participated.  The Lord answered all our prayers and other servants of God, by sending unprecedented rain and then a calm.  By His grace and mercies everything went on smoothly.  As the functions came to an end one of the guests told me – everything went smoothly, it was as if The Lord was there.  

In your families, gatherings and fellowships exalt and lift  His name. Let your conversations revolve around Him. Then you will find Him in your midst and also as His name is lifted He will draw all men unto Him.

 

 

What is the Time Like ?

Watchmans-trumpet-call

 

Pendulum

Tick tock

 

Yesterday afternoon I was at the bus stop.  It was an unusually hot day and I was waiting to get into the air-con bus.  In a split second there was a lightning in the bright sky followed by thunderous sounds.  It was very unusual and some of the people peeked under the shelter of the bus stand, to get a glimpse of the passing flash of lightning streak which ran across the sky.  This was the first time I remember seeing lightning in the noon day sky.  Later on as I pondered over this the following scripture came to my mind

Mat 24:27  For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

Greetings in the name of our precious Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

It was the 20th of December 2013 and I was seeking the Lord for three days.  Giving as much time in prayer during these three days.  As I came to the end of the three days of prayer and seeking God, I waited on the Lord for a Word.  A Word of direction for the future and particularly for the business. This is what I saw and this is the Word the Lord sent me.

Vision
As I waited, I suddenly saw a burst of clouds and in the clouds I saw the Lord seated on the throne.  I was unable to see His face. After this I saw a Lamb.   This vision was followed by the Word, I am coming quickly, Be prepared.

Then as I came to the end of the three days of prayer, I was worshiping the Lord with my guitar, once again the Lord sent a Word – Rev 22:20.  At first I thought it would be a closing benediction but was later surprised to note that it was a confirmation of what I saw. The Bible says in Rev 22:20

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

In the year 2008/09 the Lord had shown me the scripture Rev 22:12 in a vision after which I had started to send occasional emails to family and friends.

Rev 22:12 says

“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.

Please see this video, it is only about 40 secs but probably the best and clear depiction of what will happen.  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=573530602720203.  These events are not far away.

As the Bible says in Matt chp 24, the generation in which the signs are manifested , that generation shall not pass away till all these things take place, Matt 24:34. The signs are here and the Prophets of God say we are that generation !!!!Let us keep our eyes on Him and be PREPARED.

Saved by the Lord to Serve the Lord