|KHANDIE'S KORNER - May 30, 2004|
|Timely Insights into God's Word from Khandielese Reyes|
This Weeks Message- (scripture taken from King James Version)
-PART 1 OF 7-
Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, this message is the first of seven where we will be focusing on the seven letters written to the seven churches in the book of Revelation. Keep in mind during the readings of these 7 messages that when the scriptures reference the church, it is not referring to a building of sort, nor a particular denomination, but is referring to bodies of BELIEVERS scattered in various parts of the world. Thus, EVERY PROFESSING BELIEVER is REPRSENTED in one of these letters. Keep in mind also that there are only TWO churches (bodies of believers) out of the seven that were not openly criticized by the Lord, and from the two ONLY ONE will be raptured up before the great tribulation period. NOW is the time to truly examine our hearts my friends, for if any would be represented in the letters where the church was condemned, REPENT .. REPENT REPENT .., or else you are choosing to be left behind. Remove the masks, that the truth may be exposed so you may TRULY LIVE! Salvation and/or damnation IS ETERNAL!
Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my names sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou has left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. (Rev 2:1-7)
is the first letter. It was written to the
these seven letters to the seven churches, the very first thing the Lord
declares is I KNOW THY WORKS. Be it
positive or negative works
HE KNOWS as there is nothing hidden from Him. In this
letter, the believers at
TODAY there are MANY professing believers behaving in the same manner as those of the
There are many that have sought after him, but sadly for the WRONG reasons. They did it NOT for a relationship with him, but became caught up in what things could they receive from him, commissioning him for this and that with no attempt to give him anything in return. For such, he became their genie in a bottle that would be called upon whenever there was a need OR a want. Nothing more to them than a modern day Santa Claus for if he visited them with a sack full of gifts He was openly received, but to come empty handed would mean a subtle rejection. But, yet they give great lip service in that they speak highly of their love for the Lord, but yet hearts are far from Him. Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: (Is 29:13) One cannot speak of another they truly have not known. When an individual PERSONALLY and INTIMATELY knows another, he is qualified then to share what he knows about that individual through personal knowledge. However, if hes not taken the time to get to KNOW the individual, then he truly has NO personal knowledge of him, and can only speak that which he has HEARD or read about. How then can he share the truth of the heart of that individual to another? For a friend will reveal his heart to a friend.
There are also many within the Church whose hearts have become hardened towards The Lord. They started out full of fire for the Lord, and now, there isnt even a glow visible in the heart. They have allowed anger and bitterness to swell so big within their hearts that its smothered and overshadowed the Love they once professed to have. The cause of anger towards the Lord has been what they perceived to be unanswered prayer. Things of which theyve prayed for and have yet to see its manifestation. And now, theyve placed themselves in a very dangerous spiritual position for at the time they should have been drawing NEARER to The Lord, they ceased altogether in even attempting to develop a personal relationship with him. They no longer pray, refuse to worship and give thanks to Him, and have lost faith in His word. Some have even foolishly believed that their pouting and silly tantrums would eventually cause the Lord to cave in and grant their request. However, the truth of the matter is this sort of dangerous behavior will only cause the heart to become MORE hardened, and eventually cause that brother or sister to lose his/her place in the kingdom of heaven. One has to wonder why such a person came to the Lord in the first place. Was it out of love or the desire for things? For salvation is not a game, but a way of life and we come to Him in repentance, recognizing our absolute NEED of a Savior for we can do NOTHING of ourselves. We come to Him because he, having done NO wrong, laid down HIS LIFE for we who ARE sinners that we might be saved and we LEARN how to love, through receiving HIS GREAT LOVE! When we come to him, we should come SEEKING HIM and not seeking his gifts for HE IS THE ULTIMATE GIFT!
all this, when we read this first letter written to the church at
as you carefully examine this letter ask this question and TRUTHFULLY answer: Does
this letter to the
To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
I Love you all so very much. Have a blessed week in the Lord and remember: Whatever we do, do ALL for the GLORY of GOD, who ALONE is worthy of the GLORY and the PRAISE!
The Lord be with you this day and always! Shalom Uvracha (Peace and Blessings) ..
Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh,
Holy, Holy, Holy
May the peace of the Lord be with you today and alwaysKhandielese
Daughter & Servant
of the Lord God
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