Friday, 16 December 2011

Reality - Being Real

Heb 11:6. believe that He IS, and that He rewards those who diligently seek HIM.
Being real about life, with no pretence, no acting.
He is who He say He is, do you believe that He is who He says He is?
Do you simply believe what you have heard about Him or do you know Him personally?
To you personally, is He who He says He is. Do you believe all that He says?
What is a thought or a dream compared to the reality of Christ? If you know anything of the inner life, you will confess that our highest, purest, and most enduring joys must be from the fruit of the tree of life which is in the centre of the Kingdom of God within.
Heb 12:1-3
A great crowd of witnesses. We have the reality of another realm about us, an angelic realm.
Watching, observing on The Lord’s behalf.
Protecting, guarding sometimes helping us, is this real to you, or far off. It’s true!
Therefore He makes requests of us:
Lay aside every encumbrance. Hindrances that rob us of the reality of Jesus Christ, alive today
Now He lives, here with us. Living in His word, by His Spirit. Listen to Him in it.
High Priest bore the iniquity of the holy things he wore upon his forehead the words, "HOLINESS TO THE LORD:"
Jesus bears our sin, He presents before His Father's face not our un-holiness, but His own holiness.
We need to see by the eye of faith the grace of our great High Priest,
Then we can see the reality of truth.
• 1. Lay aside every encumbrance which entangles us, wraps around us. Entwines like ivy.
Let us run with endurance. Keep going, not stepping back from our responsibility before God
We have A calling to live what He has given us, salvation.
If I have it, I am to live it, if I really want it.
Don’t live it? then we put no value on it, we will not have it. 2 Thess 1: 8-10
Be real about your faith, live it. Show to all I am a REAL believer in Jesus.
• 2. Heb 12:1 endure because it is set before you, you will have to run and endure.
Cannot escape it, we have to know Him and His power to be able to win through.
• 3. By fixing our eyes upon Him, who will perfect our faith and us.
Jesus saw the joy following the cross, and it gave him strength to go through with it.
You may have to suffer a little, but what lies ahead in eternity for you - Paradise.
Endure the reality of this life in Christ, endure hardship. BUT keeping looking to Him.
Fix your eyes on Him, not on problems, not on others.
Whether you like it or not, it is just between you and Him. That’s the reality of it.
Your life and Him, no excuse about any other person. Your life and His life.
Un-conditional forgiveness on both sides, you forgive others and He will forgive you.
• 4. From v 3 (Heb 12) Now consider Him who endured such hostility by sinners = imperfect people.
Folks who are not there yet in understanding of His Holiness.
Or the life to live, as maybe you do.
• 5. Do not grow weary, for there is hope. There is more of His life to manifest in you and others.
The evil one is seeking to weigh you down with his lies.
Remember, stay in the truth. GOD IS REAL. HE LIVES, FOR YOU.
• 6 v4 You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin.
Well, the truth is, He has for you.
Then should you not strive also against sin? Should you then not help others.
Come then strive to live The Life for others, be real about your faith.
I am only perfected by the work of the word of God that is accepted by myself before Him.
I have to say to myself am I willing to pull the plough and not look back?
We can review our communion with Jesus, and find no regrets of emptiness there; there are no dregs in this wine, no dead flies in this ointment.
We would rather have one mouthful of Christ's love, and a sip of his fellowship, than a whole world full of carnal delights.
No wine can rival the love of Jesus.
Nothing you have given up is worth anything as far as His love is for you.
• 7. Do not neglect our private devotions, and allow lethargy, coldness, sleepiness, and vanity make a mountain of dead works and words.
If we looked deeply we should find this iniquity to be far greater than appears at first sight.
What is the chaff compared to the wheat?
What is the sparkling paste to the true diamond?
No spring yields such sweet water as that well of God which was dug with the repentant heart.
The Reality of all truth is that He is the only One who is worth anything to a saved soul
Time and eternity will show and proclaim that He is our only true delight.