Preparedness by Ruth Dickson

Be Prepared

PREPAREDNESS

Matthew 25:1-13

It is not a coincidence that the Bible uses “Oil” as a symbol of the Holy Spirit.  Without Oil, a machine cannot function; in other words, a car cannot run on empty gas.  

How many of us run on empty and expect to be filled up – whenever we have need – from the brother or sister who is connected with the Holy Spirit. This is what happened in the story of the Ten Virgins ( Mat.25:1-13). It is not that all the Ten Virgins were not tired… Scripture says that, “As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept.” Both the wise and foolish Virgins were in the same position, tired, fed up and weary, however the wise virgins did not have their vision of Christ  obscured.

What is it that obscures your vision of Christ? What is it that makes one spiritually dead?

When we are not connected to the Spirit of God, but connected to buying, selling, social gatherings; including gatherings on social media, seeking pleasure (in all it forms), it shows ones heart and soul is entangled.  We walk in unbelief if we are not expecting the return of our Saviour, no matter how tired we are!

Are you waiting for the Lord to  return until you have Faith in God? By then it will be far too late ( v.8 -11). You do not know the day or hour of the Lord’s return, so you must be spiritually tuned in to the Spirit of God.  

Heaven is open to all who “truly” believe in Christ, but shut against those who walk in doubt, fear and unbelief.  Those who believe the Word of God know for SURE what they have believed.

©️Ruth Dickson

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Justice and Righteousness by Ruth Dickson

He guides them in Justice and also teaches them His Way. Psalm 25:9

The grace of humility, is a beautiful ornament, it adorns the righteous. It is given by the Spirit of God. The Spirit teaches the way of Humility.

The way of “Justice” is God’s way. The humble are given the ability to discern God’s voice. Their thoughts are God’s thoughts and their ways are God’s ways.

The unjust are not so. They are proud, lofty and refuse to do what is right. Their way of thinking is ungodly: the hallmark of those who rebel against God. The rebellious are always wise in their own eyes, and unteachable.

God teaches the humble His own way. The heart of the humble is pliable, soft and ready to receive of the Spirit of God. The humble desire to be taught by God. It is a desire birthed by the Holy Spirit. The humble in heart are divinely led.

Jesus Christ is the living example of Humility. Christ emptied himself completely to become the servant of all. Christ’s body was broken and bruised, bearing the iniquity of all. Christ submitted to this humiliation, making himself the perfect example for us to follow. Christ did this in complete obedience to God’s plan. Christ is our Justice and the way of righteousness.

By the Spirit of God, the children of God walk in obedience.

©️Ruth Dickson

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CONSOLATION IN GOD’S WORD by Ruth Dickson

Consolation in God’s Word

David’s lifetime on earth was breathed and lived through the Torah, it was the Word of God, written down on tablets of stone by Moses.

It is clear from Psalm 119 and indeed, all of David’s letters to God, that God’s Word was David’s strength.

David cherished God’s presence. Do you? Do you take time to reflect on what God has done. Do you delight yourself in God’s perfect plan for creation?

Take time to meditate on God’s Word, you will find great consolation in it?

©️Ruth Dickson

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THE SPIRIT OF GOD – Written by Ruth Dickson

The wisdom and knowledge of Jesus bewildered the teachers in the temple and all who knew Him. It seems they had forgotten the prophecy in Isaiah 11:1-3a.

It was clear the Spirit of God was with Jesus. He did exactly what scripture said He would do: He had “the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Power, the Spirit of Knowledge and the Fear of the Lord, which He greatly delighted in.

Such is the portion of those who truly walk with Christ, it is the working of God’s Spirit.

Psalm 119:99-100

I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, Because I keep Your precepts.

The Spirit of the Lord rests upon the shoulders of those who truly believe, fear, love and honour our Saviour Jesus Christ. It is the Spirit of God that rest upon their shoulders and gives divine wisdom and understanding.

©️Ruth Dickson

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EVENING PRAYERS: Thursday 12th December 2019

Evening Prayers:

Tonight, let us pray for the men, women, children and babies who suffer abuse.

Let us pray that God in His mercy and compassion will rescue people from all kinds of abuse…

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21

🙏Pray that God will open your eyes to the forms of abuse going on around you. In homes, in schools… where ever this abuse is taking place… may it be uncovered in Jesus name.

🙏Pray for children who are kidnapped, especially from African countries, and taken as slaves across borders into Arab countries, be rescued and restored by the power of God. Pray that God will expose the hidden trade slave routes that still exist.

🙏Pray for the mental health of workers who treat victims, and deal with cases of rape daily.

🙏Pray that God will hear the cries of those who pray daily to be rescued from impossible situations, that God will rescue and hide them from the reach and gaze of the enemy.

🙏Pray those with cases of historical abuse receive peace, healing and justice.

🙏Pray God will send His angels to earth, as He did in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. Pray God will act swiftly.

©️Ruth Dickson

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Prophecy of the Coming Messaiah

Prophecy of the Coming Messiah.

Prophecy has been given for a reason. The prophecy of a coming Messiah goes as far back as the vision of Daniel, even before the time of David:

I was watching in the night visions,

And behold, (A)One like the Son of Man,

Coming with the clouds of heaven!

He came to the Ancient of Days,

And they brought Him near before Him… (Daniel 7:13,14).

Though in the natural Christ would be connected to David, His reign would be spiritual. Christ would not only come to earth, but rule and reign in a Kingdom established forever.

To know God, we must depend on the Spirit of God.

©️Ruth Dickson

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She Believed, written by Ruth Dickson

She Simply Believed.

Mary, a consecrated woman, was “greatly troubled” at angel Gabriel’s announcement.

Mary’s response gives us a clue about her spiritual condition.

The announcement of Mary’s immaculate conception would have brought distress to the heart of Joseph. Mary, as a woman of prayer, would have earnestly prayed to God about the matter; that Joseph, the man she was betrothed to, would accept the holy conception as God’s plan and will, just as she had.

Are you selected to live a consecrated life? Do you accept God’s plans and purposes for your life as Yes and Amen?

©️Ruth Dickson

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The Perfect King Written by Ruth Dickson

THE PERFECT KING

Welcome to the month of December as we celebrate the ONE sought by wise and learned men. Matthew speaks of the men who travelled all the way from the far East, to Jerusalem, in search of this King.

It was prophesied He would bring Justice and Peace on Earth. He would be the guardian of Justice, a mighty protector of the weak and the saviour of souls.

A TRUE KING

Matthew describes Him as a true King with a name that would last forever. To Him there would be no comparison, as Herod was a false imposter of a king.

Those who are truly wise run after; seek the audience; pursue the “True King”: our precious Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to whom there is no comparison.

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©️Ruth Dickson

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POSSESSING THE PROMISE

Possessing the Promise

Abraham waited in faith for the promise of God. He waited patiently in a land promised by God as an inheritance to his generation forever. Though he did not obtain Canaan, as a possession, in his life time, he looked on in faith to that greater city, “which has foundations whose builder and maker is God.”

In our time of waiting, we must stand in faith and believe God’s Word. In the eyes of Abraham, God’s Promise was delayed, though he waited years on end, he did not stop believing.

Our faith will be tested while we wait. Abraham had a greater expectation: Heaven! He knew he would surely inherit Heaven, a blessed assurance that superseded any earthly Promise. Heaven will be worth the wait.

©️Ruth Dickson

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FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD

FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD. James 2:17

To whom much is given, even much more is expected. Are you among those who do not recognise that the privileges you have are for God’s glory?

Privileges can be wasted, misused and abused when you are not spiritually minded. The carnal Christian is one who is constantly occupied with self.

Faith with no corresponding action, is not living faith, it is dead faith. It is like a tree which does not bear fruit, (described in Matthew 7:19), as a tree only fit to be cut down and thrown into the fire.

The Bible uses figurative speech when it talks about the tree that bears no fruit. In the natural, the person without the evidence of fruit is like this tree…

What does Christ say about this person? (Matthew 7:19).

Let us therefore come boldly before God’s throne of grace: pray for the mind of Christ. Pray that Christ will be a living reality in your life; He is the hope of glory. Christ has given us eternal life freely, He has paid the price, He has given us His all.

©️Ruth Dickson

Heavenly Treasures Ministries

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