Our Pastor is doing a series right now entitled Jesus in 3 D. Or how to walk like Jesus did when He was on the earth. There are three points to this series:
1. Determined Purpose
2. Divine Compassion
3. Delegated Authority
I want to share with the tid-bit readers what I receive from this teaching each week. This was so awesome to me, that we can walk just as Jesus did while He was on this earth. I hope you too will receive a revelation of how He walked and how you can do the same. AMEN!
First point, Jesus walked with determined purpose. How many of us just go through out our lives with no determination of seeing our purpose fulfilled, or worse yet with no purpose at all? Our purpose should be determined just like Jesus. Why? Because Jesus's determined purpose was knowing the will of GOD for His life. It should be the same with us. We should be determined everyday to get into the word of God and find out what is His will for us is that day? How does His will for that day fit into our purpose He has for our life? Our determined purpose should be to know God's will for our lives without a doubt. We should be like Jesus. Unmovable, unshakable, unwavering, firm in purpose and belief, concentrated attention on something, determined to take action to see it fulfilled. Those are some of the definitions of determination. That is where we need to be when it comes to knowing what God's will for us is.
IS 50 v 7....For the Lord God will help Me; therefore I will not be disgraced, therefore I have set My face like a flint, and I know that I will not be ashamed.....
This is Jesus talking through the prophet. He says He will set His face like a flint. In other words He will not be moved from what He believes to be the true will of God in His life. That is the place we need to be. We need to be firm in our stand against the enemy, we need to be unshakable when the enemy tries to throw something at us. We need to know that God's will is certainly not for us to perish in any way, whether in our health, our finances, or in any situation. How do we know this? We study His word, so that we can know without a doubt what His word says about every situation. How did Jesus defeat His enemy, Satan? With the word of God.
Luke 9 v 51....Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem....
He knew the Father had a course for Him, and He knew when it was time for Him to go to finish the will of the Father. How did He know? Because He studied the word of God daily. He rose up early and went off by Himself to be undisturbed while He fellowshiped with the Father and studied His word out so that He would know what the will of the Father was at that day and time.
Mark 1 v 35......Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, he went out and departed to a solitary place and there He prayed.....
How do we know what the will of God is in our life? By having a determined purpose like Jesus, by getting off to ourselves and seeking the Father, and studying His word so that we know what His will is in each season of our lives. Jesus being the Word Himself, studied the word of God daily, how much more so then do we need to study?
2 Tim 2 v 15....Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth....
In other words, studying His word to know what the truth is for yourself and not just what someone may have told you. Knowing how to be doers of His word and walk it out in your life with determination and not just be hearers only. This is what builds your faith to the point of believing just as Jesus did, so that your determination, (your faith) will not be shakened. AMEN!
STAY IN THE WORD!