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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The Failure of Man Made Effort by Ruth Dickson

The Failure of Man Made Effort

Deep within the heart of every human, you will find pride. You see evidence of this in the story of Adam and Eve. Adam was placed in a beautiful garden and put in charge, but it was not enough. Adam thought he could override God’s ways and do it his way.

Self-righteousness:

The attempt to serve God with one’s own righteousness; to reach perfection and be in right-standing with God, can never please God. Self-efforts, self-works, self-will and self-righteousness is deep-rooted in the human. It is sinful, tainted and can never appease God. The sacrificial offering Christ made by giving himself up as that one and only, once and for all, living sacrifice, is what appeased and continues to appease God. The total reliance on Salvation through Christ alone, is something the proud human heart never naturally accepts.

Through Christ Alone:

Salvation through Christ alone is the message the Bible preaches. It is the message Christ and His disciples preached. Salvation through Christ alone is hard to accept because it brings to nothing human effort. The claim of any human to be in right standing before God, that is, through their own hard work, finds itself insufficient before God’s throne of grace. Many find this hard to accept, the underlying issue here, being the age old conflict in the human heart.

The Influence of Divine Grace:

God’s Grace has divine power. It influences, instructs and guides the believer in the right way. It is the work of God’s spirit. It transforms a person and makes them more Christ like. By the power of God’s spirit, we are led away from sin. The lifestyle that displeases God becomes weaker, as God’s power takes over, and becomes stronger in the life of the believer.

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The Breast Plate of Righteousness written by Ruth Dickson

gihThe Breastplate of Righteousness

The  organ of the heart is protected by the Breast Plate.  Paul used the Breast Plate  as a Metaphor. He compared the Soldiers Breast Plate to Righteousness. The heart is a vital organ. Though the heart and internal organs are not seen, they need protection. There are evil forces that rage against the heart everyday, desiring to take control of it. Christ has liberated  and delivered the Believer from these forces in order that all who believe in Him may serve Him in righteousness.

The body cannot function without a heart, it is an indispensable organ.  The Breast Plate of Righteousness covers the  area of the heart, which is vulnerable, keeping it clean and healthy, liberating the believer from sin. Righteousness gives power over sin. The Word of God reveals the Righteousness of God, just like the Soldiers Belt (Truth) upholds the Breastplate (Righteousness).

Christ our Righteousness:

The former pattern of life, with sin as a  domineering fellow, is broken by the believers union with Christ. That  former relationship with sin ended in Christ, giving freedom to serve Him in righteousness. 

Grace reigns through righteousness to eternal life through Christ (Romans 5:21). Every Believer  has a unique and distinct identity in Christ. Grace reigns through this union with Christ and no other… so  put on the New Man.

You are no Longer a Slave to Sin…

Romans 6:6 reminds us that the old-self is crucified to sin. If you are in a relationship with Christ you are liberated… Liberated from all that you were in Adam.

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Stand Firm and see the Salvation of the Lord. Written by Ruth Dickson.

Stand Firm and see the Salvation of the Lord.

Just like Judah and Jerusalem at the time of war, God is calling His people to – have faith – in Him.

These are challenging times, where Christians are facing battles on many fronts. The multitude of voices, in these times of uncertainty, is a battle in itself. Whose report will you believe? A house divided against itself will not stand. Stand firm. Trust in the Living God.

In the midst of a thousand voices, there is one voice that speaks the truth. It is the voice of the Living God.

“Have faith in Yahweh your God and you will be secure; have faith in His prophets and you will be successful.” 2 Chronicles 20:20

The battle is not yours, but God’s. Do not be afraid. Trust in the Living God.

©️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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BE DESPERATE THIS FEBRUARY written by Ruth Dickson

Are you desperate about God? The word “desperate” means to be bold; dangerous; daring; determined. How bold are you about God? How dangerous is your prayer life? How daring are your plans to seek God this month? How determined are you to see God’s Kingdom established?

To be totally Devoted.

If you are entirely devoted to something, you will prosper in it. Are you devoted towards spiritual matters? What is the condition of your soul?

Your desire to, “seek God’s Kingdom first,” will come from your relationship with the Father. When God’s Word permeates every aspect of your life, serving Him will become your priority.

To know God, desire His will, to glorify Him forever. Let this be your utmost desire. Pursue righteousness. Let the name of Jesus be honoured and glorified in your life.

Do not be “anxious” about this world and its earthly concerns. Have no anxiety about it. Are you not aware that God knows what your needs are? There is a clear distinction between a need and a want. God will never support those “wants” that will destroy you or take you away from Him. He has promised to supply all your “needs” ( Philippians 4:19) according to His riches in glory. God does not base His promises upon falsehood.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you this February to The New Man Conference taking place in London. Registration Essential.

It shall be a great time of rest, soaking in God’s Word and feasting at God’s table. Please see the details within this write up. Be desperate for God this month.

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The Light of God written by Ruth Dickson

The Light of God.

Anyone who has the mind of God, undoubtedly has the mind of Christ. The Light of God, in all its ramifications, is “inaccessible” …meaning you cannot approach this light without Jesus Christ.

You need Christ, the mediator.

“At that time Jesus answered and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.”

Christ waits with open arms to give you divine understanding.

©️Ruth Dickson

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Morning Prayers: Monday 16th Of December 2020

Morning Prayer:

This is the Season of Peace. Let us remember Our Lord Jesus Christ’s sorrowful passion towards those weak in faith.

🙏Let us pray for all who face complex situations and trials, they may not waiver in their faith.

Psalm 9:10 says,

And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

🙏Commit into the Lord’s hands anyone you know facing a trial in this season, remembering our gracious Lord’s sorrowful passion, in bearing our burdens, pain and sorrow upon His shoulders, and bringing peace to this earth.

🙏Let us pray for the faith of our leaders who trust in the Living God, that their faith will not fail in the time of trouble. James 1:3

🙏Pray for Christians who are wavering in their faith, to have complete confidence in the Living God. What will separate them from the love of God? Nothing. Romans 8:38-39.

🙏Pray for God’s sorrowful passion to be released over His people and the whole world in this dark hour. Many hearts are faint, as they watch and wait, for Christ’s return. Let us remind Almighty God, the Sovereign One, of His love and compassion for this world this dark hour. John 3:16.

Amen

©Ruth Dickson

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