From Daniel's Desk on 2/4/20
My Title: Jesus REIGNS Supreme and He LIVES in ME
My Verse: 20-21
"20 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21 equip you with everything good that you may do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen."
"The LORD is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?" - There ARE sacrifices that are pleasing to God. - Don't get confused. It's NOT about how big YOUR vision is or how impactful YOU want to be. It's God's STORY. It's about Him. It's about how HE beat death. It's about how HE deserves the glory. <-- His story might seem selfish of Him to be all about His story until you LISTEN to it and realize it's all about how much He LOVES us.
If we BELIEVE we will act differently. We will BE different. We will fight against all the things in this life that are upside down! Everything here is decaying and dying. There IS evil and there IS selfishness running rampant. Going against this nature is what makes the gospel SHINE SO BRIGHTLY. - "So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through His own blood. Therefore let us go outside the camp and bear the reproach He endured. For here we have NO LASTING CITY, BUT WE SEEK THE CITY THAT IS TO COME."
Through HIM then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of PRAISE to God, that is the FRUIT of lips that acknowledge HIS NAME. Come Lord Jesus. Until then help me to SEEK YOUR KINGDOM FIRST.
Let brotherly love continue. Actively DO IT.
Show hospitality... you just might be entertaining angels.
Remember those in prison... AS IF YOU WERE IN PRISON WITH THEM!
AND those that are mistreated... because you are in the body WITH them!
Let marriage be held in HONOR. Let the marriage bed be undefiled. For God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
Keep your life FREE from the love of money.
Be content with what you have... Jesus said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you..."
We can confidently say "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?"
Remember your leaders. Imitate their faith.
Jesus is the SAME yesterday and today and forever.
Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings. Keep the gospel PURE!!! FOR IT IS GOOD FOR THE HEART TO BE STRENGTHENED BY GRACE.
WE HAVE BEEN AN ALTAR FROM WHICH THOSE WHO SERVE THE TENT HAVE NO RIGHT TO EAT.
Jesus suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through His own blood.
We seek the city that is to come.
THROUGH HIM then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God. THAT is the fruit of lips that acknowledge His name.
DO NOT NEGLECT to DO GOOD and to SHARE what you have, for such SACRIFICES are pleasing to God.
Obey your leaders and submit to them.
As a leader you will have to give an account as one who has WATCHED OVER THE SOULS of those following and submitting to your leadership.
PRAY FOR US.
Jesus is the ONLY one to have died and been raised from the dead!
May God equip you. Give to you. Enable you to do His will. Through Christ. For HIS glory.