Matthew 28:7 Go Quickly And Tell

Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you. Matthew 28:7

After the Sabbath the women had decided to go to the grave of Jesus. When they arrived at the tomb, there was an angel there. He told them to go quickly and tell his disciples that He had risen from the dead and that they will see Him soon.

This is a reminder that Jesus had risen from the dead. Now it is the mission of every believer to go quickly and tell the world that He has risen and provides salvation for all who believe.

Each day you get up, not just on Easter, go quickly and tell everyone you can that Jesus is alive and still provides salvation to all who believe. That was the mission of Jesus and that is your mission today.

Don’t just tell people Jesus had risen on Easter Sunday, tell them everyday of the year.

Who can you tell today?

And tomorrow?

And every day after that?

Happy Easter! May all the world know that Jesus is risen.

Psalm 85:6-7 Revive Us Again

Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? Show us your unfailing love, LORD, and grant us your salvation. Psalm 85:6-7

When a person passes out, that person is as though he is dead. He is unable to do anything at all, and appears to be dead. In order for him to do anything again, he must be revived, brought back to consciousness.

The same thing occurs when a person has a heart attack and his heart stops beating. In reality the person has died and needs to be revived in order to live again.

Being dead does not do any good for a person in this life. He cannot do, think or say anything to or for anyone in this world. His life is over.

Many people in this world are living in this very way. They are alive physically, but are very dead spiritually. While most have never been alive spiritually, there are many who have been.

Throughout the churches around the world, there are people who had come to Jesus for salvation. They were excited for a time and followed God with excitement.

Somewhere along the path of life, something made them give up the spiritual life. They died spiritually. There is no more excitement about going to church, or worshipping, or praying, or reading God’s Word, or telling others about Jesus. In reality they are dead and need to be revived.

Unlike many people in this world, God is right there ready to revive His people. He wants His people to be alive and living for Him. God’s love will never fail to love everyone, no matter if they spiritually died again or were never alive spiritually. God wants to give everyone His salvation.

Take a look at your own life. Are you alive or dead to God?

To determine which you are, think about what excites you. Are you rejoicing in God throughout your day?

Or is God just a quick passing thought on Sunday, because that is just what you do on Sunday?

You can be going through all the motions, but still be dead. Allow God to enter your life and make you alive. Find the joy of His salvation. Rejoice in what God is doing in your life.

Allow God to revive you.

I pray today that God will revive you; that you will rejoice in God’s salvation; that you will live for God each day; that you will know the love and salvation of God; and that you will be a witness to this world of Jesus.

Revelation 3:15 Lukewarm

“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!” Revelation 3:15

Jesus brings some harsh words to the church of Laodicea. This church was active in doing some deeds, but He calls them neither hot nor cold, but in the next verse lukewarm. God wants them to be either hot or cold.

Being hot, in God’s eyes, is one who is actively running after God. He will seek God in everything; try to witness to everyone; do all that his hands can do; and worship God at all times. He is a person who is on fire for God. He is exited about God. He lives for God.

The person who is cold is the one who does not seek God at all; has no room in his life for God; he even hates God; and does not try to do anything for God. His life is completely dead with no signs of a life with God in it.

What does it mean to be lukewarm? When you use water in a sink and it is only lukewarm it can cause problems. It is not hot enough to help kill germs when you wash something, nor is it cold enough to enjoy a good glass of cool water on a hot day. Lukewarm has little value, thus it is usually tossed out.

People who are neither hot, nor cold are indifferent about God. They will not get excited about God, but will not directly deny God; they will do some good deeds, but only when convenient for themselves; they will worship the three songs on Sunday morning, but never during the week on their own; and many other ways are not running for God. These people will be tossed out by God.

Today you need to be hot for God. If you are cold, you are against God and will die in your sins. If you hot, you will be doing what God wants for you to do and will have life abundantly.

Seek God in everything you do. Seek out ways to serve God and others daily. Give worship to God at all times. Be running after and for God. Let your light shine brightly for the world to see. These things are not to earn your salvation, but to give thanks to God for what He has done for you.

I pray that today God will stir your heart to be hot for Him; that you will choose to be hot for God; that God will not have to spit you out; and that God will use you to build His kingdom and bring Him glory.

***If you have anything you would like me to pray about please visit my Prayer Request page and leave a comment. May God bless you!

Revelation 3:1 Walking Dead

“To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.” Revelation 3:1

God tells the church of Sardis that He knows their deeds. This is not a church that is not doing anything at all. They are actively doing something. They even have a reputation of being a live church.

The question is what are they doing, because Jesus then tells them that they are dead. How can they be active in deeds and yet dead?

Look around and you will see many people who do not serve God at all actively pouring money into organizations to help the poor and helpless. They appear to be showing much love in caring for those people. Often their giving is just to get a tax write-off. How can there be any true love in the giving when God is not in it at all? They are dead, even though physically alive.

Many churches appear to be alive. Go to their services and the music is upbeat, people are clapping their hands, smiling, and even dancing.. By outward appearances they seem to be really alive. But when you really look and listen closely you often see they are dead.

The worship service is always 2-4 songs (and usually the same ones) and it is over. The sermon is very basic information for a beginning believer. There is no meat in the sermon. The prayers are always the same words and very simple. Lives are not being changed. No one is being challenged to live more like Jesus. They are in reality–dead.

You have to be careful in making the decision that someone or a church is dead. Allow God to lead you in that and have Him make that call. Do not make that call completely yourself. Only God sees the true heart of a person or church.

However, do not allow yourself to be like that. When you worship, worship with all of your heart. When you pray, pray with all of your heart. When you do a deed, do it with all your strength as unto God.

Be alive in everything you do. Do not allow yourself to be a walking dead person. Be excited all the way to the core of your life in serving God and others. The life of a believer in Jesus should never be mundane, same-oh-same-oh everyday. It needs to be alive.

I pray that today God will renew your walk with Him; that you will be alive for Jesus; that God will be in the center of all that you do; that nothing you do will just be routine, and that you will see new life daily in all that you do for God.

***Do you have anything that you are in prayer with God for? Please let me know in a comment on the Prayer Request page and I will join you in prayer for that need. May God bless you.***