Thursday, May 22, 2014

What We Are To Be Doing While We Wait For Jesus To Return

John 14:18-21
What We Are To Be Doing While We Wait For Jesus To Return

     “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. After a little while the world will behold Me no more; but you will behold Me; because I live, you shall live also. In that day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me; and he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him, and will disclose Myself to him.”- Jesus

     What can compare to the love of God! What can compare to knowing that the Creator of all has His eye on you and that His heart is fixed on you? If we love Jesus and desire to keep His commandments with all our heart, this is a good indication that we have been born again! “After a little while the world will behold Me no more; but you will behold Me; because I live, you shall live also.” We live in the days where the world does not behold our Savior for He has gone to prepare an eternal home for us and has not come back yet. However, to each of us who eagerly await His coming back, He has promised to reveal Himself to us and to send His Holy Spirit to be our constant companion. I urge us not to treat this gift lightly or to take it for granted. Our Lord and Savior reveals Himself to us daily and desires us to walk among the world and do the work He would be doing if He were here in person. He desires for us to take care of one another. He said before He left, that we would do the works which He did and greater works as well, and what things did He do? He healed the sick, preached the Gospel to the poor and made disciples. If we are to follow in His steps these are the things we should be doing. I want to talk a little bit about preaching to the poor. It gives us the proper heart attitude as we serve the Lord, for the poor have no way to repay you for your work in a physical way and so all of your provision for the work must come from God. This is a good lesson because it weans out selfish ambition and greed from the hearts of all who serve in this way. Love becomes the motivation for all that is done and Jesus says that if we give even a cup of cold water to the least of these we are doing it to Him.
     To keep the commandments means that we have God ordained work that needs to be done. He has work for each of us to be doing so that we might be a blessing to one another and strengthen one another. Isaiah 58:6-8 says, “Is this not the fast which I choose, to loosen the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and break every yoke? Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry, and to bring the homeless poor into the house; when you see the naked, to cover him; and not to hide yourself from your own flesh (family)? Then your light will break out like the dawn, and your recovery will speedily spring forth; and your righteousness will go before you; the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.”
     God wants us to love one another and to consider the wellbeing of our neighbor before ourselves. It is a life of real love that God has called us to and it is a deep and sincere love that He has for us. Let us rejoice and depend upon His love that we may go forth without worry as we set out to love one another as He has taught us.

     God bless you all!


    Jesus said for everyone who believes in Him, He's in him. Wilson - CT

    God is one. He makes everything.If we don't believe in Jesus, we are nothing. Amen.- CT

    The orphan people will not be alone because God will stay and take care of them. Amen.

    I do not believe in Jesus. It is an ok article but it something I don't believe in. CT

    I think that what Jesus wants from us is we have to love one another in order to have
    a joyful life. Monica - Bridgeport

    I think thats vary true we should always in your best be humble and appreciate one
    another with love and happiness. Amen. Loneha - Waterbury

    The Lord will be your guard. LiLi - Wtby

    It's good that there's a God but I am not a Christian or a Catholic. CT

    I believe in Jesus. I love my neighbor. CT

    Love thy neighbor and do thy father God's work.The times have changed. There is a war
    between good and evil. But I believe God will be victorious. We are body soldiers.
    Maria - Miami

    I love Jesus. He is my Savior. Without Him I would be a lost soul. Thank you.
    Margarette - Bethany

  2. DAVID
    We have promises from God and from Jesus. We will never be alone. Love is the
    biggest thing that God has for us. David - Wtby

    He is pure and He loves us. He is waiting for you to repent.
    Briseida - Wtby

    God is the most important thing in the whole world.
    Jay 10073

    I know God loves me and is with me every step of the way.
    Tanya - Middletown

    You shall accept him into your heart. Jasmine – Watertown

    I think Jesus is a blessing and I love Jesus. Delilah - Waterbury

    Give yourself to God and help all people. GOD WILL BLESS YOU!! for being selfless
    and humble. :) Julie- Waterbury

    I feel like in todays day and age people don't believe and trust God like they used to. If we
    did, it would be a better world. I don't think people don't even know the commandments today
    let alone following them. Krissy – Wtby

    As long as we keep on loving God and keep him within us we will always be loved.
    Mayra - Waterbury

    Because of what GOD has done For us the least we can do is spread the Word to others so they
    too can share the Glory of GOD. Lori – Waterbury

  3. DEBRA
    I believe God is come soon. I love God. He's be so good to me. Debra - Waterbury

    I believe in Jesus Christ But I believe while you're on this earth your your own god.

    THE “GO-ER”
    Anonymous, above, had me write his comment for him. After he told me to write how he believed we're our own gods on this earth, I said nicely, “ So, do you believe Jesus died on the cross for you?” Then, he struggled for words, and said,” I believe In Jesus”. Then I asked him, “Do you think you're going to heaven?” He answered, “ It's not my choice.” Then, I said, “Who's choice is it?” Again came the struggle for words, but this time I think I saw a look in his face, that he could not deny; that
    just realized it was “his” choice whether he was going to heaven or not. I ended our talk with, “You know, when I walk away from you, you can tell Jesus you're sorry if you want to.” He refused. Can you pray he repents?

    Although things may seem grim we all need to have faith that there will be a better place after this horrible life we live. Andrew – Waterbury

    Seth. Please clarify your statement paragraph 3 first line, first sentence. Sharon – Bethel

    I believe what the statement made is true and that he live in us. James

    THE- “GO-ER'
    There is a commenter amongst these names who sincerely claims she wants to get close to Jesus as she once was many years ago when she accepted Him into her heart at 17. She said she is involved with the wrong people and doing wrong living style and believes this is what is ruining her relationship with Jesus. She was to the point of crying while
    telling me about how she misses the close relationship she once had with Jesus. Can you pray for her to be close with Jesus again?

    In a world like this we shold learn to love one another. Our days on the earth is shorten everyday. Linette - Wtby

    Love one another. Waterbury

    I just started getting into the bible a year ago and am trying to live my life according to His Word.
    I am in recovery for a year now thanks to commiting my life to God. I am fresh out of prison looking for my purpose in life. Jeff – Wtby

    I believe what I read. Shows Jesus wanted us to have compassion. Cathy – Wtby

    I believe the Word and he is our Savior. Alfred – Wtby

    I believe in the Lord with all my heart. Our words must match our action. Would you mind trying Kirk Cameron Methods in Sharing in God's Different Ways ? Maria - Wtby

    I live my life according to those values taugtht by Jesus Christ Our Savior! Crystal Wtby

    It's Beautiful. I believe in Jesus and he's awesome. Princess

    It was good.

    God is good And pray for my family. Ashley – Fairmont

    I have mixed emotions about everything. It also includes Jesus. I had my son murdered 6 yrs ago in October and I just don't understand why he was taken so young. Wtby

    I think that is true we have to have God in our heart no matter what and one way that we can show that is helping people in need. Thats how we can show we have God in our heart.
    Ashely – Wtby

    This was good. - Waterbury

    Our Lord is always here for us in our darest moments.

    I dont know the bible very well. I always like to read everthing about God. Ida – Wtby

    I believe this is true and God is with us. Sonia - Wtby

    I think all is yes... Juan – Wtby

    If it is true what you say that we should love each other.....things happen because they happen and thats why were with Jesus. Germon - Wtby

  5. MARIA
    Love thy neighbor & do thy father God work. The times have change. There is a war between good and evil. But I believe God will be victorious. We are God's soldiers. Maria

    I believe in Jesus. I love my neighbor.

    It's good that there's a god but I am not Christian or catholic.

    The Lord will be your guard. Lily Wtby

    I think that what Jesus wants from us is we have to love one to each other in order to have a joyful life. Monica - Bridgeport

    I thinbk thats vary true we should always in our be humble and appreciate one another with love and happiness. Amen. Loneha Wtby

    I do not believe in Jesus. It is an ok article but is something I don't believe in.

    The orphan people will not be alone because God stay with them and take care of them. Amen.

    God is one. He makes everything. If we don't believe in Jesus we are nothing. Amen.

    Jesus said, for everyone who believe in Him he's in him.

    I love Jesus. He is my Savior. Without Him I would be a lsot soul. Margarette - Bethany

    Well I read the Word of God almost everyday. I'm trying hard to do his commandments- But wanting to live has become a happy way to think- So what do I think of this by reading it – I was depress. It was right on time. It remind me that God is by my side. :) Could be this be a wakeup call?
    Yadira - Wtby

    I always been in the church. But there's things in this world today that God is not pleased with. I believe we're living in the last days and I really hope we get our priorities together. But I do believe in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jerome - Wtby

    Jesus is one and only one. He is the God of all gods. Amen. Mario – Wtby

    He lives forever in your heart and there is only one true living Godl. He loves you forever.

    I should keep the commandments but I find it hard to keep all of them. I helped a poor man last year. I use to give to the poor. Bill - Wtby

    He loved the world and that who loved him and lived their life accordingly shall be blessed and loved By his Father God.

    I truly believe in the love and commandments of the holy bible and what God message to us is threw Jesus. Mary - Wtby

    Pray for three prostitutes. One let Seth's message fall to the ground as she began to read. Another, read and quickly gave a comment. But the third (a man) said Jesus is his Lord and Savior. He said it like he meant it. He chose to be brave in front of his friends and acknowleged Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

  7. JENN
    Jesus's words are good. Jenn – Wtby

    I know everything about Jesus.

    I don't follow the Christian religion because I am a muslim.

    Love your neighbor more than you love yourself. Jesus is great. Want to pray for me and my soul and pray for all my brothers and sisters, the rich and the poor.

    He is our father and he love us very much. He is holy. Alison - Wtby

    Holy is his name.

    It is truth in God's Word. His Word will nevr return void. He wants us to love one another and love each others burdens. JERSEY

    Wonderful Reading. Billy - Wtby

  8. CLIFF
    God is good and hope when time comes I'm accepted in his gates.
    Cliff - Wtby

    Live a good life be a good person. Waterbury

    To follow the commandments would be to save the world - Sue - Wtby

    I think that we should love Jesus and fulfill his commandments. Waterbury

  9. "When I think of the goodness of JESUS and all that HE has done for me, my soul cries out Hallelujah, Thank GOD that HE has saved me" Each person born to the "Spirit of GOD" has work to do. Your message has me reflecting on the Great Commission. JESUS commanding us to go out into the world and teach people/men of HIM, of HIS father's Kingdom. He gave us the authorization to go and help others to know about HIM. HE continued to say "I will be with you always, even to the end of the earth" Matthew 28:18-20

    I am learning that there are so many ways in which we can work in reaching others. So many ways in which we can help others to hear about JESUS and HIS father's Kingdom. From my secular work experiences I think men believe that we will be on this earth for all time. No, and so Our job as Christians, our time here should reflect the example of JESUS; Encourage, Love, Teach, Help.

    On a day to day basis, I want to assess myself to see if the things I do, say are reflecting CHRIST in my life. Because in "HIM we live and have our being"

    Thanks Seth

    GOD's Blessings

    Sophia, CT

    It says to do onto others the way you want it. Matthew -Wtby/Bethlehem

    I think we must continue to follow the words and works of the lord and love th's self and one another. Jaspen Waterbury

    I love Jesus and have accepted Him, and pray daily to be closer to him. Also wish I had patients to read His word. Kim – Wtby

    I read the bible everyday and everything in it is so true. Waterbury

    I love and care for your people and obay his rules so we will live in Peace. Chris – Jersey

    If you love Jesus you do what he says. If you want to go to heaven you stay away from sin. Wtby

    Ya. I believe in God the Father. Hector – Wtby

    I believe the world is need of our Savior to deliver us from what seems like overwhelming trials in our lives. We need to know we can overcome our problems. Brenda – Wtby

    I focus more on God than on Jesus because Jesus said it is the father not Me. I believe it is in Ephisians there was a rich man who runs up to Jesus and says, “My good master how do I receive eternal life?” Jesus didnt answer directly. Because of this, I don't think Jesus is God. Richard – Wtby

    I am a beleiver of Jesus. I am a member in church. I truly believe we should help one another which I do every chance I get. Dorothy - Wtby

    Jesus is the Light. “Only way to me is through my Son.” Mary – Wtby

    I thought this was great. Jeffree – Wtby

    It's onlye one way to live. There is only one person who judges. Do not care what other people think of you. There's one life. One Creator. Brandon - Hartford

    We have to love our neighbors because they love us.