The Messenger of Comfort by Ruth Dickson

Think differently; turn around; repent.

The Messenger of Comfort:
Under the heavy hand of the Babylonian Empire, the Israelites were demoralised and despondent. The Lord, the bestower of all mercy and comfort, sent: hope; the assurance of Salvation through the Prophet Isaiah.

Nachamu, Nachamu ami…

Nachamu, Nachamu ami: “Comfort ye, Comfort ye, my people,” says your God. (Isaiah 41:1). “Nachamu” (repent and console) has a deeper meaning than console alone. It means both repent and comfort. We all love to be comforted, but how many of us embrace the word “repent” with the same affection?

When Jesus Christ first came to this earth, He satisfied justice through His own sacrifice. The Lord is coming to this earth for the second time with a winnowing fan in His hand. Indeed, there is an impending judgment for the wicked. Let us bear that in mind and repent (Romans 2:1-11) as we await the consolation of His un-announced return.
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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 Crafty, Unjust Steward written by Ruth Dickson

The Crafty, Unjust Steward:

Jesus spoke in Parables to  encourage thought, wisdom and understanding. While Jesus did not commend the dishonesty of the Steward, it is certain Jesus intention is to  show how the children of God, should be wise in preparing for the future.

Parable of the Unjust Steward:

In the Parable of the Dishonest Steward, as the story goes… the Steward knew he was about to be sacked, so he made adequate plans for the future (Luke 16: 1-9). 

The Children of God Put to Shame:

God’s people are put to shame by the men and women of this world.. While the godless are swift, clever and crafty in the way they handle their resources, the children of God are often found slow, wasteful and  wanting with the bounty of resources given to them. They place no value on them.

Preparing for Heaven:

How wise are you in preparing for what God has promised? What resources has God placed in your hands for the Kingdom?  The Crafty Steward was wise enough to prepare for the future. He prepared for a time he could not see. How wise are you in preparing for Eternity? Remember there are rewards for faithfulness (Matthew 16:27, Revelation 22:12) and punishment for slothfulness (Luke 12:47-48, Luke 16:11).

A Clear View:

Time and resources spent in view of Eternity, is time and resources spent well. With a clear view of Heaven, you will build God’s Kingdom, using your time, energy and resources to do so.

Possessors of Heaven:

Heaven is a place of Eternal value. If you win souls, you are wise. If you prepare for Heaven, you are wise. If only you have divine vision as a pilgrim, stranger and  sojourner on this earth…

A Free, but Valued Gift:

Eternal life is a gift, you receive  freely. It is a gift of great value. How you live your life  is an indication of your hope, your expectation, and what you believe.  It is a divine privilege to be a child of God, it is an honour to build God’s Kingdom, it is wise to win souls, It is wise to prioritise spiritual matters.

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field…” Matthew 13:44 Selah

© Ruth Dickson
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A Glorious Kingdom written by Ruth Dickson

A Glorious Kingdom in Heaven

Colossians 3:1 urges us to “… Seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.”
He sits in a high and lofty place and all things are under His feet. Christ controls the Universe.

If you are son or daughter of God, look forward to what God has prepared. God  says we should set our “minds on things that are above, not on things that are on this earth.”

God Judges the Earth:

This earth is under His feet. Christ sits in a high and lofty place. He sits on a Royal throne in a Royal Kingdom.
He is a judge and in control of this earth. God says, the Lord will”Shatter Kings on the day of his wrath. He will execute judgement among the nations, filling them with corpses; He will shatter chiefs over the wide earth.” Psalm 110:5-7

Hidden in Christ:

Isn’t it comforting to know that you are hidden in Christ. He is the One who judges this earth? He says, that you are hidden in the shadow of His hand. CHRIST makes petitions at the right hand of God, day and night, on your behalf. God’s right hand is a symbol of His power and might.

The eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His steadfast love, that He may deliver their soul from death

and keep them alive in famine (Psalm 33:18-20) Amen.

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Do you recognise Christ? Written by Ruth Dickson.

Do you Recognise Christ?

Before Jesus Christ came to earth, many Prophets spoke about Him. The Prophet Isaiah spoke about the birth of a ruler who would be the Prince of Peace.

 Zechariah spoke in glorious terms of a coming King who would ride triumphantly into Israel. Many who read the scriptures and listened to the Prophets believed every account of this coming Messianic King.

Generations of people died in expectation of this Promise. Many died in faith, without seeing its fulfilment.

Jesus riding triumphantly into Jerusalem on a Donkey was the fulfilment of Prophecy. Multitudes swarmed around Jesus, waving branches of Palm trees with shouts of Hosanah. ( John 12:1-15). Among the crowds, were those who genuinely believed and others who just got excited, but did not truly believe. Even the disciples did not believe at first, until they remembered the things written about Christ in the scriptures (John 12:16). Jesus wept over the condition of their hearts. They did not recognise Him. Among those who rejoiced with Jesus and called Him King would be those who would later assemble to betray Him.

How many people read the scriptures, listen to sermons and display the external signs of being a follower of Jesus, but do not know Christ? They have no genuine faith in their hearts. They mingle with other Christians, however, with a heart of total unbelief.

Christ is coming again, just like the Bible has promised. Do you believe this? Do you have faith in Him? Christ is the King of the heart who truly examines the condition of it.

When Christ returns may He find lamps ablaze with hearts ready, expectantly waiting for Him ( Matthew 25:1-13) Amen.

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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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What do you idolise?

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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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