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What Are You Looking For?

 What are you looking for?
Are you looking for a friend
that will walk with you until the
end
What  are you looking for
Do you need a healer
with all power in his
hands
What are you looking for
Is it a comforter who
loves and understands
you
What are you looking for
A deliverer that can change
those old habits
and make you brand
new
What are you looking for
Is it a miracle worker
just when you need
one
What are you looking for
If it’s a precious caring understanding Saviour
with all power in His hands
Who still heals the sick today and will totally
deliver you and set you free.
And make your life shine
for others to see
Well you can find all of
that
And more in me,Jesus.
John 1:38 ( a)
When Jesus turned and noticed them following Him,
He asked them,”What are you looking for?
Love in Christ Pat

Presecutions

John 5:35

John was like a lamp, burning and shining , and you were  willing for awhile to enjoy his light.

Yes but how quickly the excitement can wear off especially when it comes to the truth about our Saviours teachings. John was the forerunner presenting Jesus to the people(Jews) and at first they were clamoring to hear John.Most were trying to figure him out,much like today when we witness to others ,they’re trying to figure us out.Trying to see if we stand up to what they think a Christian should be,and just what we should be doing. It’s quiet funny really,how can you figure out what a Christian should or shouldn’t do,when you’ve never been one. John keep right on preaching about Jesus and while he was teaching and preaching out in the wilderness it’s okay,but don’t bring your teachings any closer. Don’t come near the good town folks because they’re not having any of it,especially when it goes against all they’ve been taught down through the years. Even though the teachings are wrong and will not bring forgiveness or salvation the fight goes on. Just as soon as John started to run into man-made traditions,He had a real problem. Then the good town folk turned against Him and began to persecute Him. And if we think we will be treated any better we’re in for a real surprise,for Jesus said    Matthew 10:16

 16 “Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves. 17 But beware! For you will be handed over to the courts and will be flogged with whips in the synagogues. 18 You will stand trial before governors and kings because you are my followers. But this will be your opportunity to tell the rulers and other unbelievers about me.19 When you are arrested, don’t worry about how to respond or what to say. God will give you the right words at the right time. 20 For it is not you who will be speaking—it will be the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

We have no idea yet how much we will suffer because we belong to Jesus,but He surely has given us many promises to hold onto while we’re going through. As we get into God’s word we learn of the many different trials and tribulations our ancestors went through victoriously and this  should give us hope and strengthen our faith.

Matthew 10:24 “No pupil is greater than his teacher;no slave is greater than his master,in other words if Jesus had to suffer what about us. Jesus humbled himself to please  His Heavenly Father and so must we. We are looking forward to great joys,stand strong,our God is more than able to keep us and help us through.

Love in Christ Pat

The One!

John was shunned , lonely, misunderstood and forgotten by many! We’ve been there many times feeling as if no one, not even our Great and Faithful God knew where we were, or understood what we were going through.  So John wanted to be sure this Jesus, that he was giving his all for was The One. So he sent his disciples to find out, Jesus sent John this word saying

Luke 7:22-23 NKJV

Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them.  And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”

And how often we question God for the same reason. God does know where we are and yes He is The One and true God that understands all we’re going through. Not only that but He knows why it’s necessary for us. An it’s so important to know that Jesus was not offended by John’s question, but sent the answer, bringing peace to his beloved servant. And He has also given us this Assurance that He is The One.

John 14:6 NKJV

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Love in Christ Pat