Two By Two!

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Two by two
Luke 10 Deut 3, 4

Luke 10:1 ¶ After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.
2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest

Many of you already know, that I am a certified commercial diver, having graduated Seneca College Underwater Skills program, in King City, Ontario, Canada, in 1980.On long drives, or during campfires, my children often get me to tell them ‘fish’ stories, and we have fun sometimes going on Youtube and looking up cool fish or sharks that I have seen diving.
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In this pic, I pray to God, the dive buddy taking the picture is holding more than a camera! Like a speargun, pull spear, or bangstick would be more comfortable!

In either scuba, or any untethered diving, the number one rule of safety, is never dive alone, always dive with a buddy.

Seems the principal works in construction really well too, when we ran the carpentry company, we generally sent out an experienced carpenter or journeyman, with a helper, or apprentice. I tried to pair them up according to personality and experience, but some interesting things happened over the years. Several two man teams, enjoyed working together so much, that instead of raising up seasoned men, to go apprentice another helper, we simply bumped their payscale up to pay them what they were worth (not actually, we paid them what the industry could bear, in my mind, they were worth far more than I was able to pay them), and these guys continued working together. Billy and Jim, two of my lead guys, ended up together for seven years, and even after I closed the company, they still work together!

We see this in marriage too . I believe God calls not just individuals, but families,
Ephesians 3:15 (AMP)
For Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named [that Father from Whom all fatherhood takes its title and derives its name].
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I believe that when a husband and wife team up in the call of God, to accomplish the work of the ministry, tremendous things occur!

Think of great marriages in the gospel: Billy Joe and Sharon Daugherty, TL and Daisy Osborne, Ken and Lynette Hagin, Gordon and Freda Lindsey, John and Dodie Osteen, to name a few. Examples of how the call, commission, and power of God can flow through a husband and wife team, into their families, to radically impact the earth, for generations!

Gen 2:18 ¶ And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
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When an authentic vision or mission statement from God is released in the earth, marriages become alive. Sure, the man is responsible to hear God and implement the visions clearly in his family, but suddenly, his family comes alive! There is no tyranny in the home, only love, as Holy Spirit distributes to each family member their part in the plan of God, and a husband is free to love His wife and children, prayerfully protecting them in the plan, and there is peace, joy, and fulfillment in every area of life.

I see the submission required by wives, somewhat different than many preach it.
“Sub”, means under. Mission, is the vision or mandate of God for the home. When a man is going for it in Jesus, and taking the time to lovingly explain what God has placed in his heart for the family, it is generally (if not always), something far bigger than he can presently accomplish. The family starts running with the vision, and helping each other, in love to both grow spiritually, but to accomplish what God has said. Then the wife comes under the mission, not under his tyranny, and together, as joint heirs to the graces of life, they work towards building the kingdom of God. Forgiving, instructing, loving, supporting, and humbly working with each other, to build something far greater than themselves.

A legacy, that should the Lord tarry (based upon the signs of the times, not sure that will happen), that will last for generations to come! Love never fails!
It is for life! Heard this quote that I thought was cute:
“An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.”
Mystery author Agatha Christie, who was married to one.

God has a helpmate for you. You are not generally designed to work alone. He sent them out two by two. Question is, who is the other person to work with during this season of your life and ministry?

Let’s pray:
‘Father, please make your vision for my life crystal clear, and help me to understand and communicate it lovingly and clearly to those around me. Show me who I am supposed to work with in it, and may I not chase wrong relationships that are contrary to Your specific calling upon my life, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen”

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Jesus is Lord!

Jesus is Lord!

Behold! The Whole World Has Gone After Him!

John 12: 19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.

Matt 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

John 2-5
Indeed, the whole world has gone after Jesus!

Whether they accept Him, and serve Him willingly, or gnash their teeth in frustration, as their plans continually fail, as they run up against His kingdom operating in the earth, the Church is victoriously moving forward in every nation of the earth, and there is absolutely nothing that people or devils can do to stop it!

Mt 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Some think that His kingdom with come, only when Jesus Himself comes to the earth, and physically takes up residence upon His throne in Jerusalem, city of the great king, but His kingdom has come now, and is very active for those with eyes to see, and ears to hear.
I like the way John Bevere defined the kingdom of God as the ‘supreme rule and reign of God in the universe.’

Mt 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.


How can Jesus make this statement?

Simple, when He rose from the dead, and His blood was literally applied to the mercy seat before the throne of God in heaven, it was decreed:
Matt 28:18 All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

All power, authority, belong to Jesus, now!

Our job, is to hear, and obey Him.

The angels have figured it out!

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Psalm 103:19-22

God has set his throne in heaven; he rules over us all. He’s the King! So bless God, you angels, ready and able to fly at his bidding, quick to hear and do what he says. Bless God, all you armies of angels, alert to respond to whatever he wills. Bless God, all creatures, wherever you are— everything and everyone made by God. And you, O my soul, bless God!

Now we need to be like the servants at the wedding, when Mary spoke: Whatever He says to you, do it.” (John 2:5)

John 2-5

When we do, His power is displayed in the earth, and through our prayers, and the exercising of that authority, the nations are shepherded by the Holy Spirit, as He governs them through the very decrees we utter in prayer over the earth.

And so we have become joint-heirs with Jesus….occupying until He comes again, making His enemies His footstool as we march victoriously forward in Him!

Ro 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Is it easy? NO!

This verse makes it plain, we will suffer with Him.

Suffer? Not a popular word in this micro-wave, instant, version of Christianity…

Yet, His kingdom is love. Faith works by love. If we want power with God, we must love people, and sometimes people can be nasty.

Walking in purity, power, and purpose will run you and I cross wise of the worldly and religious agenda’s of people, and when this happens, people will minimally shun us, though often they treat us a whole lot worse than that, as we read of the atrocities perpetrated against Christians in China, Syria, Egypt, Pakistan, and India, to name a few nations in the news currently.

Some say, ‘You Christians hide out in your churches, and have do little to help with the real issues of the day’

Yes, we do go to church, for it is the vehicle God has prescribed to bless us, our communities, where training, equipping, encouragement, and empowerment occurs, but seen from heaven’s perspective, going to church is an issue of obedience:

Heb 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

2Ch 5:13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD;

Ps 92:13 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.

We go to church, to meet with the King! He is alive! He rules! He reigns! He speaks! He provides! He is Love!

Some forsake this blessing, thinking that they do not need this vehicle in their lives.
Foolishness! Pride and self-will, thinking that any of us know better than God Almighty!

Some neglect this grace and blessing, thinking that they can run their own lives, but know this: the prayers prayed by the church, and the Word of God decreed over your community, are being heard, answered, and backed up by heaven. If you are on the right side of that Word, you will find grace, mercy, and blessing.

I like this quote:

Yet membership in a confessing body is fundamental to the faithful Christian life. Failure to do so defies the explicit warning not to forsake “our assembling together.” His understanding of this prompted Martin Luther to say, “Apart from the church, salvation is impossible.” Not that the church provides salvation; God does. But because the “saved” one can’t fulfill what it means to be a Christian apart from the church, membership becomes the indispensable mark of salvation.

“So highly does the Lord esteem the communion of His church,” Calvin wrote,” that He considers everyone a traitor and apostate from religion who perversely withdraws himself from any Christian society which preserves the true ministry of the word and sacraments.” 

Charles W. Colson, The Body, 1992, Word Publishing, p. 70.

If you neglect it, you do so to your own peril, for the Word of God is a sword, and we either fall upon the rock, or the rock falls upon us.

Isa 61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

Jesus is interested in a relationship with you, not a 45 minute date every Sunday morning. Make Him first in your life.

Joyce Meyer quotes:
Yet, we love…We pray, we forgive, and as we do, evil regimes, empires, and governmental structures that do not align themselves with Jesus and His Word, fall before Him, crushed at His feet.

Mt 21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

fall on Jesus
1Pe 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

And so we go, led of heaven. Living in love, bearing fruit that is out of this world…

I know it’s Christmas, and I should write some cute Happy Birthday Jesus message, but I am determined to help you, that your life might bear eternal consequence and reward…

Let’s Pray:
“Lord Jesus, I humble myself before Your throne, today, seeking Your face, to do Your will. Lead me, direct me, bless me, and cause me to understand Your Word, Your Will, and Your ways. As You speak, may I be quick to obey, that I might see again Your power and glory, Amen’