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Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | March 28, 2020 – And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thee – Exodus 23:25-26

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | March 28, 2020 | Enrich and Sustain your relationship with Jesus reading our daily devotional

 

And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil. – Exodus 23:25-26

 

Beloved, my earnest prayer for you is that you in particular shall be among raptured saints, when the dawning rapture takes place.  It shall be so in Jesus name.
  But then because this shall be so, you must commit yourself totally from now on to rendering  acceptable services  to  our Lord Jesus Christ untill He comes.
This becomes necessary because, immediately after meeting our Lord Jesus Christ in the air, He himself shall lead us straight to the venue for the event below. See it.

Rev 19:6 — Rev 19:9  And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee – Exodus 23:25-26
However at this venue the only thing that shall make you joyful during the marriage supper of the Lamb and for all eternity, is what you do for Christ, wholeheartedly now.
Some brethren that must not include you shall be onlookers all through the event , because they failed to render desirable wholehearted service to our Lord on this side of heaven.
The marriage supper of the Lamb is the forum where  our Lord Jesus Christ, shall reward your faithful service.
The question is, are you doing anything for Jesus now?
No doubt your response should be affirmative yes.
But if it no, you are not doing well. Repent and engage yourself in doing something to advance the kingdom of Christ, now.
The reason for this is because you are not doing it in vain. There are rewards for you here and hereafter .
And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee – Exodus 23:25-26

Hebrews 6:10  For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister..

1 Corinthians 15:58  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Col 3:23 — Col 3:24  And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee – Exodus 23:25-26

 

Beloved, serving Jesus Christ our Lord and savior is not optional but compulsory.

Those who fail to serve Him are living in outright disobedience and there hands are full of blood.
So we shall not see them in heaven. This shall not be your portion in Jesus name. See what the Bible says.

Ezk 3:17 — Ezk 3:20  Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.  Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee – Exodus 23:25-26

 

Beloved, see rewards  those that served Christ shall receive here on earth now and then  during the marriage supper of the Lamb.

On earth.
Lifetime of happiness, good health and long life.

Exo 23:25 — Exo 23:26  And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.

 
Desired physical, financial aid material prosperity.
 

Job 36:11  If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

 

Psalms 35:27  Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

Divine favour.

Psa 102:13 — Psa 102:14  Thou  shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.  For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.

And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee – Exodus 23:25-26

 

During the marriage supper.

Incorruptible rewards.

1 Peter 1:4  To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

Crown of righteousness.

2Ti 4:6 — 2Ti 4:8  For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Crown of glory.

1Pe 5:1 — 1Pe 5:4  The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. 

 
Shinning as stars forever.
 

Daniel 12:3  And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Reigning over cities during the millennium.

Luk 19:16 — Luk 19:17  Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee – Exodus 23:25-26

 

Beloved, because all of these shall be yours,. See the kind of services you should wholeheartedly render for Christ, till He comes.

1. Preaching the gospel.

Act 8:4 — Act 8:5  Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word. Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.

2.Pulling people in your world of influence out of fire of hell.

Jud 1:22 — Jud 1:23  And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

3. Restoring backsliders.

Jam 5:19 — Jam 5:20  Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

4. Helping sincere unlearned saints  to be more grounded in the wholesome truth of the scriptures.

Act 18:24 — Act 18:28  And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly. And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace: For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

Act 8:27 — Act 8:38  And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

5. Turning sinners to biblical righteousness.

Daniel 12:3  And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

6. Interceeding for believers to be edified and backsliding believers to be restored.

Colossians 4:12  Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

Gal 4:19  My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,

7. Following up on believers to establish them more in the faith.

Act 11:25 — Act 11:26  Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

Acts 15:36  And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do.

And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee – Exodus 23:25-26

 

Beloved see what will happen to sinners in your world of influence if you failed to serve the Lord.

1. The gospel shall not be preached and the kingdom of Christ on earth shall not advanced.

Matthew 24:14  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

2. All the sinners in your world of influence shall not know Christ and shall be damned.

Rom 10:13 — Rom 10:15  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.  How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

3. Because of your failure God will destroy all the people in your world of influence.

Ezk 22:30 — Ezk 22:31  And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord God.

4. You will waste the talent and gift Jesus  gave you to serve Him and be damned yourself in disobedience. This shall not be your portion in Jesus name.

Luke 19:13  And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come

And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee – Exodus 23:25-26

 

Because all of the above must not happen, arise now and follow the exemplary lifestyle of Jesus our Lord , during His earthly ministry.  It is expected of believers of all ages and you in particular to follow His example.  See it.

Luke 19:10  For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

John 9:4  I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

 

1 Peter 2:21  For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee – Exodus 23:25-26

 

Always remember up till now, the Lord is looking for genuine, submissive labourers in His vineyard. Will He find you?

Mat 9:37 — Mat 9:38  Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

I am persuaded you too shall respond like Isaiah and you shall be blessed here and hereafter in Jesus name.

Isaiah 6:8  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee – Exodus 23:25-26

See you at the top in Jesus name

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