What Shall We Do?

The whole harvest doesn’t make it to the market – not every fruit that bears are good

During the time when John, being used of God, went baptizing many with water, he preached saying, “…bring forth fruits worthy of repentance…” The message was clear. If in fact those who were being baptized were doing so out of a true heart’s change and desire to now follow the Word of God in their hearts, their lives should in turn mirror that reflection.

Ever heard of the numerous accounts of kids behaving rudely while defending their behaviour by referencing whom their parent is. You know, the kid whose parent is the principle of the school, the judge of the courtroom, the driver of the school bus, and the leader of the cookie club and the coach of the team. Well I know it all too well. In fact, I was that kid.

Years ago when my mom drove for Charterways school bus company, she would at times, park the 45-foot yellow bus in our neighbourhood. Despite her tireless efforts and warnings to keep us (my sister, our friends and I) out of the bus, we’d gladly find our way in. It was an imagination of fun. We spent hours playing all sorts of pirate and captain, sinking ship, lost island games and, on occasion someone would muster up enough courage to honk the horn! Many times after declaring, “THIS IS MY MOM’S BUS” I’d kick other kids off for whatever reason I it thought necessary. If she knew what I was up to she would have kicked me off too.

It’s old news. And John addressed it when he went baptizing. When he told the people to bring forth fruits worthy of repentance, he also right after said “…And begin not to say within yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as to our Father.’”

Understand this, the fruits of your life, as the scriptures say, will testify of yourself. They’re either good fruit or not good fruit and, “…every tree therefore which brings forth not good fruit is hewn (cut) down, and cast into the fire.”

WHAT SHALL WE DO?

Three groups of people who heard and saw and believed all that he ministered asked this question of John, WHAT SHALL WE DO?

The People: “What shall we do then?” John: “He that has two coats, let him impart to him that has none; and he that has meat, let him do likewise.”

The Publicans: “Master, what shall we do? John: “Exact no more than that which is appointed you.”

The Soldiers: “And what shall we do?” John: “Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.”

This question, What shall we do, is good for us now even as it was for generation to generation since then because we must bear fruit worthy of our new life in Christ.

Just ask, Lord, what shall I do?

Ask Christ with your whole heart knowing and believing that He, just as John did give an answer, will surly revel to you what you shall now do.

Amen.


Heavenly Father, King of kings, Most High, bless you Lord. Bless you name and be you lifted up above all in our lives. You have called us Lord and by your Spirit you have taken us unto you. And now great One, Rock of our salvation, I pray you Lord, reveal to those who will ask of you ‘What shall I do?’ Lord apart from you we can do nothing – not a thing. Nothing God. You and you alone have created all things for you and to you and through you. So now Christ I pray let your people know what now they must do. And by your goodness and truth cause us to do just that with joyful hearts because we rejoice in the delight of our God.

Glory be to you my King and my God.

In Christ Jesus I ask all this O’ Lord my refuge.

 

Read Luke chapter 3 and may the Lord Jesus direct you of what you shall do.

 

How?

How shall we escape?

My friend, when there is imminent danger ahead, should not one prepare for it rather than neglect the necessary preparations so that life might be saved? Why then are many of us who have heard the message of the gospel and have come to the knowledge of salvation, failing to desire with our whole hearts the ways of our Lord Jesus Christ? Why should an heir of God’s salvation and a partaker of the Son of God’s righteousness, our Lord Jesus Christ, make light of His offerings, of His sacrifice, of His Kingdom, of His reign and of His gift of everlasting life? WHY?

Brother, sister, do you believe? Do you believe the Lord is Lord, sent by the will of the Father to purge all sin and defeat the power of death from the devil, Satan? Do you believe that Jesus has loved you with an everlasting love? Do you believe you are of His flock, His kingdom, His bride? Friend, do you actually believe the Living Word of God is God, Christ Jesus our Rock?

I once heard a friend say, “much of our time is spent on getting believers to believe the word.” Should this be true, how sorrowful. How painful that the one who was certain of their witness is not certain at all. So long as we are in this world we will have to learn, grow and mature in the things of Jesus Christ, yet learning and understanding is based on progression, believing is not.

Though I may not fully understand all things now, though many aspects be dim to me now, I believe, for what is certain is the Word of my Father, Jesus Christ is true and is holy. His word, the holy scriptures, are separate from all, and stands alone. To God be the glory for He is wise and kind, patient and just.

But friend, should you believe on the name of Jesus and yet separate your life from Him and, keep your ways apart from His ways, you fool yourself. Howbeit the same God you know to be your maker isn’t able to tell of your hearts desires and intents of your mind? Do you love Him? Do you know Him, or simply okay with knowing about Him?

 

 


“How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
  HEBREWS 2:3-4

Who?

Who has Gathered the Wind in His fist? Who has ascended up into heaven, or descended? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth?

What is His name, and what is His son’s name, if you can tell?

To you who knows the answer to such questions, I pray may the spirit of wisdom abound all the more, and the revelation in the knowledge of Him abound much more.

 


Father, in the name of your son do I ask you this, that the one who is knowing of such questions cling all the more to seek wisdom and yearn with their whole heart the revelation in the knowledge of you. So be it.

Who is Your Shepherd?

QUESTIONS TO PONDER UPON, TRULY

Are your wills submitted to His wills? Your desires, His desires? You, Him? Upon what path are you being led? And to where does it lead? And for the sake of who?

Yes, these are questions we must ask ourselves, now and forever. They beg answers. They concern themselves with the truth. They are ancient questions passed from one generation to the another and another. It is astonishing and terribly frightening to know and understand that a people, impossible to number, who lived and died since the beginning of time to this day has had to bear the same questions, and upon it’s revelation, has made their choice and is right now even living it.

Yes, these are questions of life and life eternal. They are questions that beg you an answer.

Don’t need a Shepherd?

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way…”

“… I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.”

Need a Shepherd?

The Lord is mine. The Lord God Almighty, King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus the Christ. And He is leading me to lie down in green pastures and beside still waters. He restores my very soul, and leads me into the path of righteousness…for His name’s sake. Even as a little sheep walking in a valley of death, I will continue to walk, fearing the evil not. But why? Because He is with me! His Spirit is with me, before me and has set Himself behind me. Therefore shall I fear? Around my enemies does He make a place foe me to dwell and eat and drink, and my soul is like a well-watered garden. My head He anoints with His oil and pours out of His abundance that I might be overflowing. Glory. I am certain that His goodness and His great mercies will continue to follow me all the days appointed to me by Him in the land of the living and even unto life everlasting. Hallelujah! And there will I, even I, shall be forever dwelling in the temple of my Lord. Forever.

 


“The LORD is my shepherd…
PSALM 23:1

Also Read:
PSALM 23 in its fullness