February 24, 2013

video~ "I Love You" - Larry Norman & People

I think He really loves  us all  ♥♥♥

video~ "The Dark Hills" - -Day of Fire

They say Jesus ...walked the dark hills...He broke bread with beggars and thieves

MESSAGE "Get Dirty"


~~~from 6/22/2005 @ 12:20am


Two times I heard:  "My church has to get it's hands dirty."

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"My church has to get it's hands dirty.  They are too *prim and proper*, so to speak.  They need to be closely involved with the *everyday people*.  They need to emulate (be like) Me.

I mingled, I dined;  communed with the *sinner and saint* alike.  I gave respect to the *lowest* ranks of society.  I did not, and DO NOT;  discriminate or castigate anyone.   There is no partiality or favoritism with Me.  I love all.

In My earthly tenure (time spent on earth), I was intimately involved with many people of all social groupings and classifications.  I sat with the poorest beggar... and also with the highest public official.  I enjoyed companions of all social strata (all types of people). 

I reached out, sought out, went after, called out to.... and noticed the unwanted, the sick, the hopeless, the sin-filled, (and) the wicked.

 I also spoke to the Pharisees (the highly religious), the Royal publicans (officials), the tax collectors, the rich men, the rulers of the day (of that time).  I spoke to their souls, fed their spirits, healed bodies.  (Basic) human needs are similar in ALL people, regardless of social standing (or lack thereof).

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Now, My Church (all believers worldwide) must do the same.  (Some do already, and I am pleased).  Many of My people  often collect (gather) in the church buildings and (then) neglect  the outside world, in general.

They become a closed (caste) system:  one of exclusivity-- and often, arrogance.

Pride brings downfall.  Pride invites disaster.  Pride is NOT from Me.

Humility IS from Me.  Learn humilty.  Learn compassion.  Learn My love.

Reach out to the poor.... even those within your own assemblies (gatherings).  Do not look down with condescension upon such a one (as this).... for, YOU, may find yourself in similar distress. Judge not.

Fearless endavors (attempts) are necessary.  Courage and compassion go hand-in-hand.  Difficult situations are My *forte*. (forte = strong point, strength, place to excel;  place where He -- God excels in showing His power and love and wisdom)


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The meek shall inherit the earth.  Are you truly meek, humble;  yielded to Me?    Search your hearts.  Use your hearts and your hands.  Offer compassion and truthful humility to on(s) in need.  Seek out the desperate:  the lost, the hopeless, the severely afflicted.

Blend mercy with grace.  Beware of false platitudes.  (Condescending mannerisms and words)  Offer truth.  Be honest.  Admit misunderstandings.  Forgive one another, in ALL spheres of life... as I have forgiven you.  Repent, as needed.

Mix faith with love.  Have joy in (the) pursuit of pleasing Me.

Make sacrifices with your time, love, money, conversations.  Invite the *unwelcome*.  Break the social code(s).  Be radical in your attempt(s)... in your heart-felt service to Me.

Be free to love Me.

Be *slaves* to My love.

Freely you have (hopefully) received My love and grace... now, offer the same to those in need.  {To those in dire (serious) circumstances.}

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Relinquish YOUR rights.  Let My love, My ways;  govern your days.  You will sense the HOLY difference!  It will be fun!  It will be a TRUE adventure with Me.

Continue (to) listen for the still, small voice (with) in your spirit.  It is Me.

When all the other *voices* and sounds (words of the world) have tried to trick you and distract you ... then, be still ... and know (that) I am YOUR God.

Remember (acknowledge) Me in all your ways.  Help others to understand Me.  Direct them to Me.  In whatever method, turn them towards My Word .. for My Word is Me.  I am the Living Word.  I am logos and I am rhema .

Leave conversion to Me.  Your duty (job) is to lead people towards Me.  I will do the *convicting*  and the *convincing*.  ( I am good at that, by the way.)

     **Remember Me when you are in trouble.  Call to Me.

     ** Remember Me when you are in joy.  Praise and thank Me.

Let My church *get it's hands dirty*... and in doing so, will fulfill My Word in their lives."




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{Writer's note:  it took 29 minutes to write out the words given to me....and it only seemed like 1 or 2 minutes! }



Definitions

logos  =  general, basic, written, foundational scriptures
rhema  =   usually spoken, timely, specific, personally-fitted scriptures

castigate  =  to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings ;   bawl out, berate, call down;  to inflict severe punishment on;  to criticize severely;  condemn harshly



Scripture references

St. Matthew  19:21a      "....go and sell that which you have,  and give to the poor.."

St. Matthew 25:35, 36     "For I was hungry, and you gave me food:  I was thirsty, and you gave me drink:  I was a stranger, and you took me in:  Naked, and you clothed me:  I was sick, and you visited me, I was in prison, and you came to me."

St. Luke  14:13     "...when you make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind..."

St. James 2:15-17     "If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, ...And one of you say to them, 'Depart in peace, be warm and be filled';  (but) you don't give them those things which are needful for the body;  what does it profit?  Even so, faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone."



in Him was life

in Him was life