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THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
April 23, 2017
IS IT REAL . . .
What drives man ? His heart and soul is the core of who he really is . The heart and soul of man reveals his true self, and it is where his real passion and energy comes from.
TRUE BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS ' the everything ' of man, is what Jesus gave to display God's love for us.
The endeavor of man was to express a true heart and soul and to thrive and flourish . . . it was built in.
Then why does man deteriorate ?
SOMETHING IS MISSING.
JUST SHOW ME THE HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN !
BY JUST FINDING THAT ONE THING, THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH, WILL THAT BE OUR ANSWER TO YOUTH . LIFE, HAPPINESS AND FOREVER ?
WHAT IS IT ?
THAT ONLY ONE THING ,
IF WE COULD FIND IT ? .
WE WOULD HAVE IT !
WE WOULD HAVE IT ALL !
IS THERE A GOLDEN GOOSE ?
THE BIBLE SAYS
JESUS IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE .
John 3:36 says, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life. " THAT IS YOUTH . LIFE, HAPPINESS AND FOREVER.
Jesus defined eternal life for us in John 17:3. That verse says , “ And this is life eternal , that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ , whom thou hast sent . ”
EVIDENTLY THERE IS SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT AND SIGNIFICANT ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP AND CONNECTION WITH GOD, WITH JESUS . . . TO BE ETERNAL AND FOREVER.
IS IT THE HEART AND SOUL ?
Many people believe Jesus died to forgive their sins, but they still don’t have a CONNECTION and aclose , personal , intimate relationship with their Father God. They think that is reserved for heaven . They are content to muddle through life singing songs about how, when we all get to heaven , what a day that will be .
Jesus said eternal life was knowing God , He was speaking of SEEING and having an intimate close, personal relationship with God . . .AND that nothing was more awesome !
This was one of the main differences between the first-century church and our modern church. Those people knew God intimately. They had a REAL HEART AND SOUL relationship with the Lord that wasn’t waiting to start in heaven, but was working in them while they were still in this world.
IT WAS NOT OF THEIR SELF, THEY WERE CLOTHED WITH THE 'POWER FROM ON HIGH' - THE HEART AND SOUL OF GOD IN THEM !
They didn’t have the advantages of radio, television, internet, or any other modern means of communication. They never even put a bumper sticker on a camel. Yet, these believers turned the known world upside down with the truths of the Gospel in just thirty years .
( Acts 17 : 6 )
They impacted their world much more than
we are impacting our world today. Why?
They had such a depth of relationship with a Living God that it was contagious. In Rome, Christians knew their God so intimately that they sang His praises as they were burned at the stake.
There are historical accounts of Nero the emperor sticking his fingers in his ears and saying , “ Why must these Christians sing ? ”
They had much more than a doctrine and a hope. They had a present-tense relationship that allowed them to endure with joy terrible atrocities. There are historical accounts of Romans, when witnessing the joy of these Christians who were being martyred, jumping out of the stands and rushing to them. They knew they would be doomed to the same fate, but they willingly accepted death so they could know God in the same close, intimate, and personal way as these Christians.
Let me ask a question. It’s meant to enlighten and EXPLAINwhy Jesus died and rose again for us.
How many people would actually die to have what everyday christians have today ? Is anyone SO envious of their relationship they are running to the Lord ? It is true many christians are wanting a revival, but what will make it happen? May I suggest that maybe something is very much missing IN EVERY CHRISTIAN AND IN THE WORLD and current understanding is preventing the world from experiencing eternal life as Jesus wants US to. It is also why darkness is prevailing.
IT IS A REAL HEART AND SOUL OF GOD HIMSELF IN US 'THE POWER FROM ON HIGH' THAT IS MISSING IN US.
Let us UNDERSTAND how to receive THE FULLNESS OF GOD and together let's help everyone !
JESUS IS OUR CURE. . .THE ANSWER. . .OUR FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH. . .OUR ETERNITY,
BUT WE NEED TO EXPERIENCE HIM !
FROM THE APOSTLE PETER (Shimon) THIS IS WHAT HE SAID . . . " Repent ( MEANS TO TURN TO JESUS ), therefore, and be converted,
( Teshuvah is a Hebrew word which means - " BEING IN THE FULLNESS OF GOD ") .
YOU SEE, IT IS BEING IN JESUS, AND WHEN WE ARE IN JESUS, WE HAVE GOD IN THE FULLNESS AND ENTIRETY OF GOD. WHEN WE TURN TO GOD, THROUGH HIS REVELATION OF ALL THAT HE IS, "JESUS" IN US. . . HE IMPARTS TO US THE PRESENCE OF HIMSELF, 'THE POWER FROM ON HIGH' IN US. WE ARE ABLE TO '' SEE " AND " KNOW " HIM . . . IN US.
( OUR AGREEMENT WITH GOD IS LIVING GOD AS OUR VERY LIFE ! WE ARE NO MORE OF THE WORLD BUT NOW LIKE JESUS THE REVELATION OF GOD TO THE WORLD, 'GOD IN US'. We are holy and righteous , God's redeemed, from God's very heart His pure heart we are His very own, ALLOWS THE TRUTH TO COME OUT, THE GOOD NEWS, WHICH OVERCOMES THIS WORLD ! THE CONSUMING FIRE OF GOD'S LIFE AND LOVE FOR ALL IN US. )
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DENY GOD WHEN HE IS OUR VERY SELF. ALL OF HIS HEART, ALL OF HIS SOUL, ALL OF HIS MIND, ALL OF HIS MIGHT, ALL OF HIS
ENERGY, ALL OF HIS POWER, ALL OF HIS LIFE, ALL OF HIS LOVE ALL THAT HE IS, WE ARE, IN US ! THE CURE ,THE REMEDY, THE ANSWER, ETERNITY.
Draw near to JESUS, (Teshuvah ) that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord." (Acts 3:19) Turn to the One who answers and looks after YOU. WHO IS YOUR ALL AND ALL.
RIGHT NOW, is a picture of the time of Teshuvah 40DAYS just prior to Yom Kippur ( DAY OF ANTONEMENT WHEN JESUS WAS BORN - IMMANUEL "GOD WITH US", for it was on the day of Yom Kippur that we '' SEE " AND " KNOW " HIM -THE FULLNESS OF GOD.
The New Covenant IS GOD'S VERY HEART AND SOUL IN US... today is the day of salvation.
Cease striving and know I am God. I am your Lord, your Savior, Redeemer,your mighty One of Jacob. " I WILL DO IT ! "
He made us…We belong to Him…You are MINE!!!! Says the Lord, "the apple of My Eye."
We should always walk in an attitude of Teshuvah "GOD WITH US - THE FULLNESS OF GOD". How ? by God in us!
The Apostle John wrote in his first epistle: " If we TURN TO GOD and CONFESS ( I am God's very own, God is my very life), God remains the same and He is faithful and true to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1st John 1:9)
Rejoice in the Lord always… Again I say Rejoice… Let your forebearing Spirit ( God in you ) be known to all men……. THE LORD IS NEAR…be anxious for nothing but in everything with prayer (being with God) and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your heart and mind and be with you in Christ Jesus, Who Loves you. ( be a beautiful water fall - praising God for all His marvelous life and agreeing with Him . . . "just more and more and more!" )