What Message is Your Life Preaching?
RE-present Jesus to the World Living OUT-LOUD!
We are meant to represent Jesus upon this earth just as Jesus represented Heavenly Father upon the earth!
Many think that merely preaching with words IS what Jesus meant by “preaching the gospel” but that is not the case beloved ones…
Just talking about His greatness and telling “about” Him is NOT fully preaching the good news! Which by the way, “good news” is explained in I John 1:5 that there is NO darkness in the Father!
The Jews would have understood the significance of the Aramaic words used even the Greek ones of that day that represents that statement, but we only have a partial understanding because of poor transliterations as well as translations!
Back to what it means to fully preach the gospel and what it means to represent Jesus upon the earth, they are in unity but the method or “way” done, might be different, depending upon the call upon one’s life, and/or skills they have along with talents, these things must be considered in order to “know” what God’s specialized life assignment for your life!
To represent JESUS is quite simple… all one needs to do is look at the testimonies about Him, where He is speaking and teaching and what all He was recorded doing to see HOW and WHAT He did! However, bear in mind, John did say that all that Jesus did, could NOT be recorded it was so much!! I bet most people either are unaware of this or have “breezed” through it by saying “oh well, He was the Son of God” Yes, He is… but if you are born again then YOU dear ones… are also either a son of God or daughter of God!
“24 I, John, am that disciple who has written these things to testify of the truth, and we know that what I’ve documented is accurate. 25 Jesus did countless things that I haven’t included here. And if every one of his works were written down and described one by one, I suppose that the world itself wouldn’t have enough room to contain the books that would have to be written!”
John 21:24-25 TPT
So, beloved, we have NOT yet done these things… and many will come back with “oh but those were the disciples, the select ones…” who do you think you are then? Jesus prayed for you and I just like them. He meant for this to go on other wise what’s the point of this world having to continue after the disciples of His day died?
“20 “And I ask not only for these disciples, but also for all those who will one day believe in me through their message. 21 I pray for them all to be joined together as one even as you and I, Father, are joined together as one. I pray for them to become one with us so that the world will recognize that you sent me”. John 17:20-21 TPT
If it had NOT been the plan of the Father in Heaven then Jesus would not have asked… His heart and His words always lined up with the perfect will of Heavenly Father. It would make sense that He prayed it aloud SO that the disciples WOULD hear this prayer so you and I (way into the future) would know this truth of HIS amazing love for us, His love and Heavenly Father’s great love, its even in this prayer which I urge you to read the whole thing.
Jesus even said this…. just so those of more “skeptical” minds might be assured, remember in the prayer of Jesus in John 17 He says we would come to believe (Hebrew word for believe means to trust AND do) because of their writings… that all said, listen to Jesus’ words: “ 12 “I tell you this timeless truth: The person who follows me in faith, believing in me, will do the same mighty miracles that I do—even greater miracles than these because I go to be with my Father! 13 For I will do whatever you ask me to do when you ask me in my name. And that is how the Son will show what the Father is really like and bring glory to him. 14 Ask me anything in my name, and I will do it for you!” John 14:12-14 TPT
He even explains it is HOW we “re-present HIM” to the world!
Its not just by being nice and kind, there are many who don’t even KNOW Jesus that are nice or kind but lack any kind of authentic introduction of Jesus Christ to them so that they may be redeemed and brought back to Heavenly Father as one of His lost, prodigal children!
Which leads us to “fully preaching the gospel” or maybe more aptly put… “fully demonstration the good news” of Heavenly Father, Jesus and Their Kingdom!
To merely get up and speak on Jesus and what wondrous things He did for us is sharing about Him and that is good but to stop there is cutting the full message short!
When we preach merely to see people accept the truth of Jesus to be their Savior we are missing the fullness of GOD!
We don’t receive Jesus in pieces beloved!!!
When you receive JESUS you get HIM as your Savior from eternal separation from HEavenly Father through His blood shed for you and your sins nailed to the cross paid in full… that debt that brings eternal death and separation from God Alimighty and an eternity in hell with the one who hates you and will torment you for all eternity! THAT is what Salvation of Jesus is…
BUT it doesn’t stop there… the rest of what you have received is just as much a part of the package as is the salvation from eternal death and eternal separation!
You received Jesus as your “Healer” YES!!! Even King David who was not only a Psalmist but a prophet knew this… “3 You kissed my heart with forgiveness, in spite of all I’ve done. You’ve healed me inside and out from every disease”. Psalms 103:3 TPT
And it doesn’t stop there… when you received JESUS you also got Him as your “Deliverer”! What does this mean?
To be delivered from all the traps and snares satan’s hordes through your way that would bring depression, oppression, diseases, sickness, mental illness, defeatedness, discouragement, addictions of all kinds and that list goes on. You are also delivered from torment! Torment of many kinds but especially of FEAR! And the number one is “fear of punishment” because of sin or a heart that is overwhelmed by guilt and that beloved IS the opposite of God’s perfect love!
Look at this…
“25 “You are my righteous Father,but the unbelieving world has never known you in the perfect way that I know you! And all those who believe in me also know that you have sent me! 26 I have revealed to them who you are and I will continue to make you even more real to them, so that they may experience the same endless love that you have for me, for your love will now live in them, even as I live in them!” John 17:25-26
His “perfect way” is His endless love… check it out…
“18 Love never brings fear, for fear is always related to punishment. But love’s perfection drives the fear of punishment far from our hearts. Whoever walks constantly afraid of punishment has not reached love’s perfection. 19 Our love for others is our grateful response to the love God first demonstrated to us.” I John 4:18-19 TPT
There is NO fear in God’s love and Jesus as our Deliverer, delivers us from ALL fear when we remain in Him, yielded TO Him and Heavenly Father’s ways!
The word teaches us that we are NOT given that “spirit” of fear… yes, it is a spirit beloved… but what we are given is HIS Spirit which is miraculous power, extravagant love, and revelation-light which keeps our mind sound not duplicitous! (See II Timothy 1:7).
Having said this… Paul said this about “fully preaching the gospel (Good news)…from Young’s literal translation…
“19 in power of signs and wonders, in power of the Spirit of God; so that I, from Jerusalem, and in a circle as far as Illyricum, have fully preached the good news of the Christ…” Romans 15:19 YLT
He equated “fully preaching the good news with demonstration… just like JESUS fully “demonstrated” the message of HIS Father… the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN was at hand!
When we think of “fully preaching the gospel” HIS Good News… remember this means EVERYTHING as we are fully equipped to do! Just like JESUS!
We are to RE-present HIM to this world…. that said…. what is our lives “speaking” to this lost, dark world who is seeign some Light arising, are you being that LIGHT? To hide your light means to be in sin, not just cowering though that is sin too. BE the person Christ Jesus created YOU to be and in doing so… FULLY preach the good news by following Holy Spirit’s lead and then you CAN “RE-present” Christ Jesus!
Shalom, blessings and love to all of you!
Rev. Lori Lynn
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