Are WE aware what we are doing?

After three and a half years of ministering to God’s chosen people, Yeshua ha Mashiach (Jesus the Messiah) acknowledged that the people who had called for His destruction to protect their own positions, had no idea what they were doing when they insisted on His crucifixion.

Now Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they are not aware what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34)

Many Christians believe that we are in “the last days” (Acts 2:17, 2 Timothy 3:1, James 5:3, 2 Peter 3:3). If we assume this to be true, even for the sake of argument, will Jesus look at Christians and then to the Father with the same request because we don’t know what we are doing any more than they did?

Never mind what WE think, since God’s thoughts are not ours (Isaiah 55:8). The better questions are, “What does God think about us; how does He see us; how are we doing in His eyes?

I shudder to think of how the Lord may greet His so-called “church.” With all its self-serving, religious trappings, the Christian church is to me a terrible representation of Jesus Christ, the humble servant and savior of all mankind.

Jesus and Paul, particularly, recommended that others should preach, but only those appointed, chosen, and anointed to the position of a herald. Jesus commissioned 12, not 1,200. Paul commissioned very few and, at the end of his life, only Timothy was left.

“Of this you are aware, that all those in the province of Asia were turned from me…” (2 Timothy 1:15)

So…how do we grasp the purity and sanctity of what God has placed in us (not to mention Whom His is placed in us!) in Christ Jesus? Five steps, I believe, are sufficient:

  1. Direct your heart to the LORD and serve him only…” (1 Samuel 7:3)
  2. Be ambitious to be quiet…” (1 Thessalonians 4:11)
  3. Be engaged in your own affairs…” (1 Thessalonians 4:11)
  4. Be working with your hands…” (1 Thessalonians 4:11)
  5. The ideal thing committed to you, guard through the holy spirit which is making its home in us.” (1 Timothy 1:14)

If we think it’s our job to grow up sons and daughters for God, whom He can trust and to Whom He can relate, we are sadly mistaken. He is well able to do it for Himself. Indeed, He alone is qualified to accomplish “the purpose of the eons, which He makes in Christ Jesus, our Lord” (Ephesians 3:11).

When all else fails, remember this:

“Relax and know that I am Elohim (God)” (Psalm 46:10, CLV)

I pray that when the Lord returns, He does not find us chasing after other lords, or being one ourselves. I pray that He finds us holy and sanctified, alert and fully aware of exactly what we are doing!

Blessings and joy in the journey.

Published by Scripture Doc

Author of GO GOD - Jump On Or Hang On, 'Cause God's Gonna Win!, and a REVENOUS student of the scriptures since 1972, it became clear to me that the original language translations (from Greek and Hebrew) didn't square with the English versions in significant ways...so significant, in fact, that people were once considered heretics for investigating what the original manuscripts REALLY said. The "heretic" label persists in some Christian circles today, when one's perspective calls traditional doctrines into question. Someone once said, "The odds of someone being right is directly proportionate to the number of people trying to prove him or her wrong." Since 1972, the operating principles that ultimately birthed the ScriptureDoc project are these: 1. The word of God was written for regular people, not just theologians...it has to make sense. For that matter God Himself must make sense, otherwise how can we know Him, and what benefit would there be in knowing Him? 2. When the word of God (or God Himself) doesn't make sense, it is our understanding that is lacking, not His word. We need to investigate, educate, expand, and adjust our knowledge, perception, and understanding. 3. The goal is to, "Endeavor to present yourself to God qualified, an unashamed worker, correctly cutting the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15) 4. Last one: "All scripture is inspired by God, and is beneficial for teaching, for exposure, for correction, for discipline in righteousness, that the man [or woman] of God may be equipped, fitted out for every good act." (2 Timothy 3:15-16) 5) OK, one more: "Request and it shall be given you. Seek and you shall find. Knock and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who is requesting is obtaining, and who is seeking is finding, and to him who is knocking it shall be opened." (Matthew 7:7-8) So . . .here's a forum where we look into what the word of God REALLY says, and what it REALLY means. IF you;re happy with what you've learned about God to date, this probably isn't for you; however, if you're open to what may be an alarmingly fresh perspective, jump on in. Join the live study (or by recording), called "Light Up The Scriptures" every Tuesday night at 8:00pm Eastern Time. Email me back for call-in details. Check out the book, "GO GOD! Jump On Or Hang On, 'Cause God's Gonna Win!" at www.Victory-Publishers.com

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