IF THE DISCIPLES HAD BEEN MORE JESUS-CENTERED THAN SELF-CENTERED, THEY COULD HAVE LITERALLY REJOICED UPON REALIZING THAT HE WOULD SOON BE BACK IN THE ARMS OF HIS LOVING ABBA FATHER !!
John 14:28 KJV
Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
TONIGHT THE SHEPHERD WILL BE SMITTEN AND THE SHEEP WILL SCATTER. [HAD THEY ONLY LISTENED WITH THEIR HEART TO JESUS, THEY COULD HAVE REJOICED THROUGH UNSPEAKABLE SUFFERING.]
Mark 14:27 KJV
And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.
AND IN THE MESSAGE BIBLE:
Mark 14:27 MSG
Jesus told them, “You’re all going to feel that your world is falling apart and that it’s my fault. There’s a Scripture that says, I will strike the shepherd; The sheep will go helter-skelter. “But after I am raised up, I will go ahead of you, leading the way to Galilee.”
YOU CAN ACTUALLY REJOICE THROUGH YOUR PRESENT TRIBULATION – I-F – YOU HAVE THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVE. IN THIS LIGHT, DON’T BE SURPRISED IF MIRACLES FIND THEIR WAY INTO YOUR LIFE !!
THE DISCIPLES DIDN’T NEED TO GO INTO MOURNING AND HIDING – AND NEITHER DO YOU !!
LOSE YOUR LIFE OF SELFISHNESS AND FOCUS – O-N-L-Y – ON JESUS !! YOU’LL BE SOOOO GLAD YOU DID !!
IT’S NOT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE !! (God has a far greater plan for you!)
Don’t you dare put a period where God put a comma!!
Avail yourself of a COMPLETE paradigm shift.
TheRobin (that’s me, hehehe)
Put off the old You and put on the new – fully.
2 Cor 5:17
Imagine wanting to help a fish to save its life, but it doesn’t understand, and panics. The only way you could communicate with the fish and explain how things really are is to become a fish! Remind you of anybody?
EVERY TIME YOU TURN OFF THE WORLD in your mind and just listen to ME speaking to you directly from the inside – every time you keep listening no matter what the distractions, every time you turn your back on the slightest interruption and listen to Me with your whole heart, soul, mind, I will tell you great and wonderful things specifically for you in your life. May I begin by saying let’s call it Our life – the life that you and I share as one being and the reason that I am always with you. I love you; I have always loved you and I always will. We have great and wonderful things to do together as one person. We can start by recognizing that our vision is perfect and we can “see” our every-brother as he was created: pure and perfect, like us. We can hear with the same measure of perfection that God gave us from before the beginning of time: we can demonstrate it here and now. We are healed and whole, just as we were always intended to be.
Christmastime is an unparalleled opportunity to spread the gospel all over the world. In doing so we can correct all the misunderstandings especially about the etymology of some of the words that pertain to Christianity. There is nothing quite like Christmastime to act as real honest to goodness Christians and love our fellow man, woman, and child. Oh, and by the way, it is the time of year that people who otherwise never even imagine the possibility that there is a vibrant, valid spiritual realm, replete with God and His ever-expanding Kingdom, to look around and see its promises fulfilled everywhere!