FORSAKE ALL and follow JESUS
Jesus talks about FORSAKING ALL to follow him/ yet people continue to just Fit JESUS in with the rest of their life, and end up Forsaking Nothing/
Luke 14:26, 27
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
( Seems that to inherit everlasting life, you where to FORSAKE ALL?)
Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
The disciples Jesus called did forsake all/ they walked away from their Family, and their Jobs, and their Business, when he called/ As to What the gain was, it was JESUS/!!!
PONDER THE REAL WORDS OF JESUS/ PONDER the IMPLICATIONS of these WORDS?
(Luke 9:23) And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
KEY WORD IS DENY SELF/ self is always about you, Denying Self is Following JESUS.
Ms Terry Mosley
Recently the Lord BlESSED me with the most WONDERFUL insight on who JESUS IS
I had been Pondering many things about Jesus and his life, and all at once these things I had been thinking about where all put together, and expounded upon by the Holy Spirit.
He started with the story of the 3 wise men/ and told me that JESUS sent the wise men to Provide for his Family ahead of time/ Before Jesus was Born he made away to take care of himself and his whole Family/ He sent himself the TREASURE CHEST that the wise men brought. ( We seem to lose track of the fact that JESUS was given a TREASURE CHEST.)
Then many people seem to be lacking in knowledge as to how Hebrews brought up their Sons/ Schooling etc, hasn’t changed much in 2,000 years/ So there are No Lost Years of JESUS, he was doing what most Hebrew sons do/ Studying the torah, being schooled, etc. How else would he have been called a RABBI???
We have Angels speaking to Mary and Joseph on several occasions, but to think that they where left to raise the Son of God on their own is unrealistic/ Iam sure that they where instructed many, many times on what to do to raise the Son of God, throughout Jesus life Time.
It is also clear that Jesus’s Mother was familiar with his ability to do miracles/ so he would have been doing this for sometime/ LONG before the Wedding where he did his First PUBLIC Miracle.
But as soon as this happens, then JESUS begins to embark on his Journey to the Cross.
"What did Jesus mean when He said, “Take up your cross and follow Me”
(Matthew 16:24; Mark 8:34; Luke 9:23)?"
To a person in the first-century, the cross meant one thing and one thing only: death by the most painful and humiliating means human beings could develop.
Therefore, “Take up your cross and follow Me” means being willing to die in order to follow Jesus. This is called “dying to self.” It’s a call to absolute surrender. After each time Jesus commanded cross bearing,
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self?”
JESUS came to TAKE CARE of us All/ He took on the Responsibility of Supplying the needs of everyone.
That is what he did throughout his Whole Life/ He took care of everyones needs, wherever he went.
He completely Surrendered to a SELFLESS LIFE/ He Had NO NEEDS of his OWN/ His only purpose was to Minister to the Needs of others/ This is what he is saying when he says
Take up your cross and follow Me” It is a Calling to SERVE the NEEDS of others, and leave your own behind.
Every day JESUS got up and went about Ministering to those who where Sick, and Oppressed/ He taught in crowds, and he went one on one to peoples houses to Make a House call to Heal them.
JESUS was the SERVANT of all/ He SERVED OTHERS/
This is what all those who are Calling themselves followers of Christ are suppose to be doing/ But this is not what is actually happening, since most of the so called followings are looking to be SERVED.
Jesus Feed those who followed him/ He Healed those who followed him, and at the same time was still Taking care of his own Family/ They where always trying to get him to come Home so that he could Supply their needs, they thought that was his main Responsibility/
So as you Take a Closer Look yourself at what JESUS did every step of the Way/ It always involved the Care of Others. You need to see JESUS as being Responsible for Taking Care of YOU, then you will Never Doubt again that GOD is going to Supply whatever Need you have/
Supplying your Needs is what JESUS does/ THAT IS HIS PURPOSE/ so how can you not have FAITH in him doing what he was SENT TO DO/ Be your CARE TAKER.
JESUS was Hanging on the Cross Dying, when he performs his Last Responsibility/ Here is JESUS Dying, while thinking of his own MOTHER, and how he wants her taken care of/ when he is gone.
While Simultaneously taking away the SIN’S of the World/ From the CROSS JESUS instructs John on the Care of his MOTHER/ ( knowing that his own family would not take care of her, as well as JOHN would )
This is the ULTIMATE EXAMPLE of Selflessness/ Thinking of others while you are Dying/ not to mention MULTI DIMENSIONALLY changing Reality/ Our God is always in more then One Place at a time.
If Jesus Prepared away to take care of his Family before he was Born, If he Prepared away to Take Care of his own Mother while Dying, if he can feed 5000 people lunch/ If he can take away the Sin of the World, Then how can you Doubt that he will always TAKE CARE OF YOU?
Oh ye of little Faith/
GOD IS A CARE GIVER who is able to FEED, HEAL, and Deliver his own Flock . He even comes after you if you Stray/ So your Life is in his Care/
So spend sometime Pondering these things and you will see that JESUS is ALWAYS thinking About how to Meet the Needs of Others/
And he sat down, and called the twelve, and said to them, If any man desire to be first, the same
shall be last of all, and servant of all.
WHO ARE YOU SERVING? WHO ARE YOU TAKING CARE OF?
Ms Terry Mosley
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