It is very sad how so many individuals are displaying how they care more about themselves than the welfare of others. Where is the care and compassion within the family today that is truly reaching out to those in need and going the extra mile to show others how to properly serve within the Kingdom of God? Have the righteous forgotten how to get down in the trenches and have those in the trenches allowed Satan to spiritually hold them down because they feel like they can’t stand up?
Many people have allowed Satan to spiritually cause them to fall in fears, have lack of trust, lack of belief, and lack of understanding in the miracles of God that can take place when we truly display the love of Jesus in our words and actions with one another. There is nothing in this world that can compare to the encouragement that we receive and that we can give to others when we display the works of God within our life to help someone else with theirs.
The Lord is challenging us in this message to recognize the division within the church body that has taken place due to our own lack of obedience in the Word of God and the partiality that has caused a separation between the people. When we look around it is easy to see how the rich have separated from the poor and the poor have separated from the rich due to both groups neglecting how we are all the same under God and how we are to work together in the body of Christ.
Jesus did not tell us in Mattew 13 that the Kingdom of Heaven was only a net that caught certain types of people. He said,” The Kingdom of God is like a fishing net that was thrown into the water and caught fish of EVERY kind!” Jesus did not say this net is for the rich ones, this net is for the pretty ones, this net is for the academic ones, this net is for the poor ones, nor is this net is for any certain elect! He said,“Again, the Kingdom of God is like a fishing net that was thrown into the water and caught EVERY kind. When the net was full they dragged it up onto the shore, sat down, and sorted the good fish into crates but threw the bad ones away.“
What determines a good fish from a bad fish? Is it their color? Is it their size? Is it where they have been? Or, is it how they have learned to use what God has given them for His glory and not their own while learning to be carried to shore? Can you imagine what it would be like in that net with the fish that knew they were headed to their final resting place? No more currents, no more waves, no more sharks, and no more sting rays. Plenty of pure water with food that never stops and plenty of light through the love of Jesus Christ.
It is my sincere prayer that we recognize how to come together in the body of Christ to work together for our children’s future. The net is being pulled in the spirit of God towards the shore and it is time that we quit causing resistance in the body by learning to work together for who we are as a child of God rather than acting like we all have a net of our own…amen
God blesses us so we can bless others and if we are not sharing our blessings then we need to ask ourselves whom we are really serving?
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