Posted on August 11, 2019 in August, Daily Devotionals

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | August 11, 2019 – PRESSING FORWARD

Philippians 3:14 – I press and keep pressing forward and on toward the mark to win the prize fof the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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CLCBC | Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | Philippians 3:14 – I press and keep pressing forward and on toward the mark to win the prize for the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Beloved,  your Father in heaven is delighted  in walking with His people.  However,  He has peculiar nature that all that walked  with Him must  embrace. He is Holy. Everyone that walks with Him must be holy through and through.

Psalms 145:17  The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

Everyone that desires to walk with Him,must first heed  is call to he holy in nature like Him.

1Pe 1:141Pe 1:16  As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

This becomes important and compulsory,  because two can not walk together,  except they agreed.

Amos 3:3  Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

God wanted to walk with Abraham.  He called him to His likeness.  See it.

Genesis 17:1  And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

This nature is readily seen in all the saints that walked with God in the  time past.

Gen 5:21Gen 5:24  And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

Genesis 6:9  These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

Beloved,  to attain this status,  God is willing to help His saints to grow into them.  See the stage’s He ordained.
1. Salvation
2. Holiness or sanctification.
3. Spirit filled.

Ezk 36:25 — Ezk 36:27  Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

When His saints attained these three stages,  they will be able to help others to do same.

Mal 2:4Mal 2:7  And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the Lord of hosts. My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name. The law of truth was in his mouth,and iniquity was not found in his lips:he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity. For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge,and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.

Beloved,  are  you walking with God?  If you are.  Are you turning others to righteousness?   This is the singular  guarantee that will qualify you to live with Him at eternity and be rewarded.  So pursue it.

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.

Dearly beloved,  Jesus our Lord was the express image of God.

Hebrews 1:3  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Our Lord was reputed to be holy in nature,  during His earthly  ministry.

 

Hebrews 7:26  For Such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

He came primarily to reproduce sons of God who will possess His likeness and that of God the Father.

Heb 2:9Heb 2:10  But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.  For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

So He began to call these people at the  outset of His  earthly ministry.

Mat 4:19Mat 4:22  And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

Luk 5:27Luk 5:28  And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him.

These people were called to  learn of Him .

Mat 11:28Mat 11:29  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls

In addition, they are to  be taught how to possess His likeness  and then,  they will be sent out to raise others to possess  this same likeness.  See it.

Mar 3:13 — Mar 3:14  And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,

Mat 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?

At the end of His ministry  on earth,  He was able to raise these disciples that have the likeness of His nature and that of His Father.  These are the people He commissioned  to raise other sons   that will have this likeness of God and be growing in it  everyday  of their lives.

Luke 1:75   In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.

Pause a little here. Are you one of these disciples,  growing daily in holiness and likeness of Christ? Your answer must be affirmative yes. If it is  no, , begin immediately  to do something about it.
Dearly beloved,  it is this pursuit of brethren , daily  growing in the likeness of God, that the blessed Holy  Spirit is encouraging you through Paul apostle  to pursue.  See it.

Phi 3:13Phi 3:14 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

See how the scriptures  further affirmed it. 
1. Holy calling

2Ti 1:9  Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

2. Heavenly calling

Heb 3:1  holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

3  Call to be conformed to His image.

Rom 8:29Rom 8:30  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

4. Call not to be  conformed to the world.

Rom 12:1Rom 12:2   I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

5. Call to grow in grace and knowledge.

2Pe 3:18  But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

6. Call to grow in Christ like  virtues.

2Pe 1:32Pe 1:8  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Receive grace to pursue this high calling of God in Christ Jesus in Jesus  name.
   
Friend, glory to God for His continual mercies in your life. Glory to Him for making you to be awakening to the reality of this end time. You must never relent in your preparedness for the imminent rapture. It shall not elude you in Jesus name.  But then don’t forget these truths. 
1. Heaven  where the raptures saints are going is a holy place.

Psalms 15:1  Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

2. It will take purity of life  for anyone to be qualified to go there. 

Psa 24:3Psa 24:4  Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord?or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

3. No unclean or defiled person shall have access to heaven.

Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Only holy brethren  who are pursuing  growing in holiness and righteousness shall be  raptured.   No wonder the blessed Holy  Spirit inspired Paul apostle to exhort saints preparing for rapture to pursue high calling of God’s  nature everyday of their lives.  See it.

Phi 3:13Phi 3:14 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

The scriptures makes the call simpler by revealing to you other names it is refreed to in the Bible. See them.
1.  Call to  saibtliness

Romans 1:7  To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ

1Co 1:2  Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

2. Call to biblical holiness

1 Thessalonians 4:7  For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

3. Call to be separated to God.

2Co 6:142Co 6:18   Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Friend  if your desire to be part of the dawning rapture shall be realized.  Them heeding these calls is : SINE QUA,  NON.  It is compulsory for you.
Receive grace to do so in Jesus  name

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