These comments are from a sermon preached by the late David Wilkerson. They are worth cultivating as our own experience. From our own perspective, we see these points as a description of the life of someone who has found true freedom in Christ (John 8:32).
Michael and Sandy
Christ is the Treasure hidden in the field. In Him I have all I’ll ever need.
No more looking for the accolades of men or finding fulfillment in people.
No more hiding behind a false projected image.
No more pretenses.
No more twisting words, events, and situations to place myself in the best possible light.
No more positioning or posturing myself to gain a personal advantage or to court man’s favour.
No more taking the higher seat.
No more need to build something for God or to be a success in the eyes of man.
No more needing to feel useful.
No more operating in a performance mode for the acceptance and the approval of man.
No more trying to keep up with my peers to prove my worth in life and ministry.
No more searching for ways to please people.
No more trying to think or reason my way out of hardships or difficulties.
I have found what I’m looking for. My Treasure is Christ. in the process of selling all that I have to buy the field for the Treasure therein. I am full of joy for the Treasure that I am digging out. I have found my One Pearl of great price. He is my Lord Jesus Christ. This One Pearl is precious and priceless, and I cannot live without it.
1 Peter 1:4 – “….. we have a priceless inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.”
We yearn for that day that we’ll go home to be with our precious Savior forever. We yearn to receive our inheritance and spend all eternity in the enjoyment of it (Him). But we have a priceless inheritance right here on earth, right here, right now, that is living and enduring (James 1:18, 2Timothy 3:16), passed down through the ages to us through the blood of generations past. Yes, it is God’s Word contained in the Holy Bible. It is a foretaste of glory divine. It is that which whets our appetites for more; “O taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8, Rev.19:7). It prepares us to appreciate what is in store for us as we go through the desert of this life (2Corinthians 4:16-18), and guides us as to where we should focus our eyes as we run this race (2Cor.4:18, Hebrews 12:1-2). It has promises which literally sustain us day by day (Psalm 119:49-50). It exhorts us to keep our eyes peeled heavenward as our redemption is on the way, and is one day closer than yesterday. Yes, we have an inheritance from Jesus Himself, right here, right now! Do we treasure it as we should? ……..to be fulfilled (Revelation 22:20).
“May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s holy People.” Amen.
Michael and sandy
Make sure that satan has to climb over a lot of scripture to get to you.
We cannot sting the world’s conscience if we continually go against our own. Let us beware of thus losing our effectiveness. Mt.5:13-15.
John 20:5-9 (NLT), Luke 24:12 (NLT)
Look at the empty tomb; the stone is rolled away for the purpose letting Peter and John, and by extension you and I, to look inside and see that Jesus body is gone. We see also that the cocoon-like combination of spices and linen wrappings as well as the napkin that previously covered Jesus face lie there, lifeless and empty as well.
WHAT A MYSTERY IT IS THAT GOD USED
SO MUCH EMPTINESS TO FILL OUR HEARTS
WITH SO MUCH HOPE.
BLESSINGS TO ALL WHO BELIEVE THAT HE IS RISEN!
Michael and Sandy
1 Corinthians 15:13-20 – “………………. But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the First of a great harvest of all who have died.”
2 Peter 1:10- “So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those that God has called and chosen. Do these things and you will never fall away.”
Philippians 2:12-13- “…………. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and holy fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.”
Bottom line: Don’t insult the Spirit of Grace by taking your salvation for granted.
Blessings in Christ Jesus to all who believe ….. Michael and Sandy
Psalm 34:8- “Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys
of those who take refuge in Him.”
God is GOOD and does only good- Psalm 119:68
Has this been my experience in my relationship with the Lord God.
Seriously ask yourself …. If a crisis suddenly hit, where would
be the first place that I would flee to?
Would the first thought that came into my mind be …..
“Lord Jesus, I need your help; give me your Word to stand on.”
Remember that Jesus is my very present help in time of trouble, so I will not fear.”
Jesus is a GOOD Person, with a Rock-solid Word to sustain me in this life, so I have a relationship with a real Person, Who loves me and will sustain me through to eternity. I can only say, “That’s GOOD!.”
Hebrews 1:3 (NLT)
Love in Christ, Michael and Sandy