Who is this?   theunfetteredpreacher

When Jesus walked the earth many asked, “Who is this?”  He healed the sick, caused the blind to see, the deaf to hear, forgave sins and threw the money changers from the Temple.

Who is this?

The Son of God, the Son of man, the King of Glory.

Who is this?”    

“Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.”

Who is this Son of man?”

Who is this that forgiveth sins also?”

Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?”

And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?”

Today, like the Pharaoh of old, mankind cries out:  “Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?

The world desires someone to deliver them, save them, to heal, comfort and lead them.

Who is it, that will come to our rescue?

The Lord told us and tells us today, if we would listen.  There is a person, a whosoever will, who will answer, the call of God.

I would love it to be me, but it could be you, It will be whosoever has a heart for God. 

Whosoever will: “Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.”

The Lord promised:

Jeremiah 30

I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the Lord.

And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

Will you allow Him to draw you near?   Will you walk in His yoke, doing His will, changing the world by His Grace?  Will you engage your heart to seek His face?

Draw me close O’ Lord, may I be a vehicle of Your Will.  Amen

My heart was bitter:  theunfetteredpreacher

Psalm 73:21-23
New Living Translation (NLT)
Then I realized that my heart was bitter,
and I was all torn up inside.  

I was so foolish and ignorant—
I must have seemed like a senseless animal to you.   

Yet I still belong to you;  you hold my right hand.

The psalmists prayer, then my own.

While struggling with my pride, conceit and imaginations. 

I look up, and realize that the problem is me.  

While I misunderstood, bitterness and envy  were tearing me up inside.

I was a wounded animal, lashing out in pain and frustration.

Yet, You were there, holding my hand.  

I was embraced and inclosed, by Your love.  

Forgiven.   Thank You.  Amen

You art and offence:   theunfetteredpreacher

Thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.​”

This was Jesus speaking to Peter, after Peter contradicted what Jesus had just explained.

Peter was reacting, thinking, speaking from the Natural, Human perspective.

Jesus had expounded on the Spiritual.  We still do it today.

Galatians 3:3
Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?”

So many of us get saved, a Spiritual experience.  Then learn, recite and preach by our Natural abilities.

Some do this well, others, not so much.   Most do not realize they are trying to do a Spiritual task, by fleshly means.

They speak the right words, believe the truth, but do not have a clue, how to live it, never mind how to share it in Power.

I understand why…  I do it myself.   I’ll take it from here, Lord, is much easier then, Lord, draw me close to You, never let me stray.  Show me Your way, Oh Lord.

If you want a larger congregation, dump your plan, draw close to Him, let Him have His way.

His way is higher and better, the results and praise are His, you are just the vehicle used for His Glory.

Lord, make me a vehicle, I pray.   Amen