Rejoice and be glad for the King is coming. He will rescue the lost. Is there a difference between being lost and being in unbelief? Yes, for the lost can be seeking Me, but don’t know the way to find Me. I see the heart. I am merciful and loving. Are the Jews seeking Me? Yes, some in the way of the past. How did you come to Me? Were you lost? Yes, but I rescued you from your sin and ignorance. I will remove the veil over their eyes, and they will finally see their coming Messiah. Just in time. They will look on whom they pierced.
Sin brings blindness as a person descends into darkness. Sin lies to the foolish, promising pleasure and power, but delivering death and enslavement. The gospel brings light and truth, exposing sin and lies. The enemy distorts what God has said, to deceive the unwary and naïve. A man knows right from wrong, but believes the lie that no one sees what he does. After a while, his conscience is seared, removing the sense of guilt. He gathers others into darkness, to remove conviction of sin. He justifies and lies to himself. He mocks his Creator. Rejoice, for there is a Savior in Christ Jesus our Lord.
In Your arms I find rest, protection and comfort. No one can snatch me from your hands. I dwell securely with You as I trust fully in my salvation, purchased by the blood of Jesus shed on that cross.
I will never leave you or forsake you. My hands will guide you and lead you where I desire. You are My people and I am your God.
Be careful. Follow My Spirit and you will succeed in doing kingdom business. Success in this world has little value, except to be a witness of My favor upon you. Who gets the credit for your success? How much of your time is spent pursuing money and position and power? Woe to the politician who abuses his power. Woe to the religious leader that damages the sheep under him. Power corrupts the soul. Pride takes the credit due the One who granted that power and ability. Have this attitude in you as was found in My Son who humbled Himself and became a man like you.