We are Called

We are called to follow Christ. To be His hands and feet..His body. But, how often do we represent the Law? What is Old? What was passing…? Why do we resurrect it?

I look and listen to the message that the “Body of Christ” is proclaiming, and it doesn’t look much like Jesus many times: What He did, how He spoke, how He lived. It can look a lot more like the very system He condemned.

Don’t get me wrong. Many believers are getting it! Many churches are living it! I see you! And thank you! It is you..who have helped me see Him more clearly. When the veil of the law was still over my eyes; it was you who tore it away..and made room for The Light of Christ to shine through! I can’t praise you enough. Those carrying His cross, self-sacrificial, people oriented, and spreading Good News! Isaiah61:1 defined! Amen!

What does walking like Jesus look like? What did He come to show us?

Healing

Mercy

Justice of the oppressed..the least of

Grace!

Forgiveness

Acceptance ..Radical! He had them shocked and appalled He was so inclusive.

Why don’t we get it? Why is there this message of condemnation, death, hell and the grave..when He has overcame? Oh death where is thy sting? Why must we refuse to let it go? Why do we spread a message that was put on a cross and crucified?

We speak anger, wrath, condemnation, rejection, fear, destruction, exclusion, tribalism,nationalism..bickering…resenting…proud of what we know..and who we know.

Sometimes we call Him Jesus.. But I question if that’s Who we really are representing.

Behold He makes ALL things new! His message brings life..hope…freedom….so why are we spreading oppression? The oppression that the Law brought?

Accusing…heavy laden…magnifying the wrong in people…pregnant with discouragement..fear..torment.hopelessness

More faith in “our” message..than His Spirit and Love.

He gives life, faith, hope, healing, restoration!!!…His form of repentance(change of the way we think) is seeing Him more clearly…God incarnate…He is the change of mind we need!…Loving…..selflessness…other centered….not like this world!

Death to self..not death to other’s (in a spiritual since).

What are you bringing to a world in need? A message of hope? Life? Or death?

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord ‘s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord , that he may be glorified.

Isaiah 61:1‭-‬3 ESV

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:17 ESV

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