Foreword:

Ever wonder what God might have to say to YOU today? Here are things to ponder, and things to receive into your heart. If you have a question, put it in the comments. I respond as much as I can.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Are you...

Saved?
Born Again?
"Washed in the Blood?"
Maybe you don't even know what those words mean.
I don't know why My children persist in using words that people don't understand.  Some of you, My dear children, are totally unconnected with the world that is "there." Now this is not going to be a complaint session, because I know you are trying (and some of you try very hard), but when you talk to people, you have to use words they "get." That's true of your music, of your speech, of your writing, of your sermons, of all your communication.
If someone doesn't believe in Me, and you want to tell them about Me, the best way is to start with words and ideas they will understand.
For example: I made the world, and everything in it, and the whole universe, and everything in it. When you say, "The Father made the world; He made you, and He put you here for a reason," people do understand what you say, even if they don't agree with you.
When you say, "The Son of God came to explain the Father, and show us how to live with Him forever," people understand that.
They probably don't understand the question, "Are you washed in the Blood?" If you want to talk to people, they have to "get" what you are saying, otherwise it's like you are speaking a foreign language.

How can you help people understand what I have said?
Well, the first step is to be sure you understand what I am saying yourself. Sometimes the language My servants used in olden days is too confusing, and sometimes it's just meaningless today, unless they are clued in to the special language that people seem to speak in churches. That also means that sometimes you don't understand it yourself. If you don't, then it's very hard for you to explain it to someone else.
The second step is to learn explanations for My ideas. Here's what I mean.  You can say, "Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world," and it has some meaning, even to folks who don't understand. They understand the part about taking away sin pretty well, and most everyone knows he's committed sins, and most everyone feels guilt over his sins, and wants to have his sins taken away. It's the part about the "Lamb of God" that is hard.  Eventually, people learn, but for now, they can't understand.
So here is what you might say:  "The Father wants to take away your sins." Because I do.  And then, "All you have to do is believe in Him, and believe in His Son." That gets people started.  It helps them. And if they are interested, then they will talk to you more, and ask for more explanation. Soon, they will understand why "The Lamb of God" was needed to "take away the sin of the world." Sometimes, you have to urge people a bit, because this is so important to them--they may not know it yet, but they will, because I urge them on as well (read what My servant John said about that in his book, John 16:8-12--he uses the word "convict," but it's the same thing).
When you talk to people about Me, remember to talk simply, find words they can understand, and LOVE THEM. I love them (and YOU!), and I want them (and YOU!) to live with Me forever.