2/27/12 From The Lord, Our God and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For The Lord’s Little Flock, and For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
Little flock, hear now and understand, says The Lord.
For thousands of years My people have brought Me offerings, even from the very beginning. Indeed many gifts have been placed upon My altar, yet not all were accepted... A gift of love is accepted, a gift of worship is well pleasing in My sight, a gift of thanksgiving is a very wise offering indeed.
Yet those who come to leave their gift for their own sake, or for the sake of the onlooker, are not accepted. And those who offer a gift, and then remember that a brother or sister has something against them, should leave their gift and go and be reconciled to their brother or sister, and then come and offer their gift, as it is written. And those who offer a gift for those in need, with no thought to whom it is truly offered, let them keep their gift and do with it as they please; it is not accepted. And those who give begrudgingly do not know Me.
How is it that many of you must be prompted to do a good deed? Has goodness now become a burden to you? Or is the one in the mirror your only concern? Do not be fooled, but remember: It is who you choose that defines what you do. And faith without works is dead, even as works done without faith are dead also. And one who bears their own burdens must also bear the heat of the day. Yet one who lets go, cutting every cord that binds them to this world, walks free, and shall be given eagle’s wings. For idle hands lack bread, and an idle heart lacks trust; their backs are bent down always, their countenances fallen, their eyelids have grown very heavy. Yet love strengthens the spirit and washing another’s feet is good for the soul, renewing the whole of the body.
Little flock, why do you hold on so tightly to that which is passing away, and grasp that which is not your own? Why do you cast off knowledge and depart from trust, choosing rather to embrace your own selfish expectations, which only cause you to stumble? I am very displeased. Yet I remain always The Good Teacher, who continually reminds His students of that which He has taught them before they lose sight of The Goal. I remain also The Faithful Shepherd, who calls to His sheep before they have wandered too far, The Wise and Loving Father who makes the sins of His beloved known early, while they are still able to step easily off the crooked path, says The Lord.
- ↑ Matthew 5:23-24
- ↑ See: "Choose Me"
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