Spirit Life Walk

God's Got This!

June 30, 2022 Sarah Bachtold Season 2 Episode 23
Spirit Life Walk
God's Got This!
Show Notes

I put this title on this message because my pastor regularly brings up how people make this comment to him as a sort of way to deal with the bad things they are seeing happening in the earth. And he gives them an answer back, something like, "NO, you and I have this." Because WE, who call ourselves Christians and apart of the Body of Christ are responsible for the things going on in the body, in our churches, and even in our nation! We have responsibility to pray in the authority of the Name of Jesus Christ and plead the Blood of Jesus in engagement with the demonic realm around us--and put it under our feet. You know I could've said that to you five years ago and you might've balked at me. Now we have people who want to identify as cats. I met someone who said they were just in Portland and witnessed someone dressed like a dog and barking on a street corner. This bit of weirdness is not too surprising to me as on the mission field, I've seen devils manifest through people and make those people do some pretty weird things. No matter what happens, we are supposed to be the ones who are making an impact on the world for Jesus! Jesus said "occupy til I come" in a parable He was telling regarding  ten servants who were given instructions and money by their new King to carry out His business until He returned. He said "occupy" or do business or do the thing I've told you to do, basically, and see how you can make a gain of it.  God expects us to not just do something with our physical money, but greater---the great unsearchable riches of the Lord Jesus---He expects us to share Him with others! We are called to bring the Truth of God's Word, not some watered down version to people. A grace not corrupted by compromise but one that enables the prodigal to REPENT and RETURN to be ACCEPTED by our Father God! In Luke 19 is also found where Jesus gets a dinner invitation to the home of a despised, and rather short, tax collector named Zaccheus. And Jesus's love and witness impacted Zaccheus to such a point that this happened in verse 8, "And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold." He was CONVICTED in the Lord's presence enough to repent and do something about his past wrongs. The religious only saw Zaccheus "the sinner" but Jesus saw His prodigal son.  Return to Jesus, friend! Jesus is calling you to repent and come back to Him. His mercy is new every morning and time is growing short. Get back into church. Get back right with the Lord and forgive others. We have all fallen short. We all need the Blood of Jesus to cleanse us of unrighteous and unholy behavior. Whether you are a "religious" leader who appears to all to be doing right when in fact you are privately disobeying the Lord. Or maybe you're the one whose sin is out in the open for all to see. Everyone needs Jesus for NO ONE is worthy to enter the gates of Heaven without Jesus's BLOOD covering us in atonement---if we repent and confess Him as our only Lord and Savior. God bless you and keep going...whether its your first day with Jesus or you 10,000th, whether you've fallen once or a dozen times, get back up, repent and ask God to forgive you. Get back on track and let the Holy Spirit guide you and keep you in step with Jesus! #SalvationinJesus #JesusLovesYou

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