Letters From God

Dove

Julie Andrews

 

Ruby Slippers 2

How we are lead by the Spirit of God is the measure of Sonship. Not being lead or guided by men, no matter how well intentioned. No one person or institution embodies the Head of the fullness of God, only Jesus. We are ultimately answerable only to Him, the commission is from Him alone, not from men.

But that doesn't mean we have a "license to kill"!. We can't just "do as we please". No. We have responsibility  to Him and to each other. It is a balance of love God and love our neighbour.

If we have fallen into the "tractor beam" (see Part 1) we can and will learn the balance. To walk as He walked - a sinless man in the midst of a sin filled world. In but not Of the world. He was not a hermit - removed - nor was He immersed in the world. Jesus was the perfect balance of Godly living, the correct example of the Christian walk.

This begins by receiving your "ruby slippers' - commission. His true and perfect walk (ministry) was 31/2 years only. In that time He fulfilled, to the letter, the Father's mandate; His will. The length of the walk isn't the measure of success. The achievement of the Father's will Is. This is much more difficult to access.

How do we know if we are "doing good"? Have we achieved our mission? Have we met the Father's expectation? Everyone around you probably has an opinion to offer but the only one that truly matters is God's opinion. We want, don't we, to be told "well done good and faithful servant enter into the joy the Lord. How to achieve that?

We walk through a field of land mines (stumbling blocks), put there by the enemy, ourselves and our unbelief and others. And we often stand on them and get blown up. How we respond to the "blowing up" is paramount to how we walk. Maybe we get blown apart and we never get up again; or we are so traumatized, we go around in circles for ever.

Jesus said offenses would come. He is the perfect example of this (scribes and Pharisees!) but He didn't stumble. He was able to side step, nudge them away and walk on. With the scribes and Pharisee he was forceful but never aggressive. Even when He drove the money lenders out of the temple, He didn't hurt anyone (kill or maim them). He Did hurt their feelings, they were totally affronted and indignant, but they had affronted God more.

The only time Jesus really needed to fully overcome was in the garden of Gethsemane (see Gethsemane). BUT HE DID  By free choice He accepted "the cup of wrath" from God. Can we ever know the fullness of what Jesus faced there? (Yes if He reveals it, then we may share in it) But we Do know the end result. He overcame the flesh, just as we have to. He chose to fulfill His destiny to Become the One Perfect Sacrifice for the Sin of the world.

It defies imagination what would have happened to us if He didn't chose to save us. But He did and we live in victory because He did.

He is Name above All names, He is Lord, He is our Everything, He is Our All.

Jesus wore ruby slippers and walked in the fullness of the Father's tractor beam - to mix metaphors! And showed us, as the Author and Finisher of our faith, the perfect example to follow; that we can do it. It takes a life of dedication and commitment. It is personal between God and us.

We belong to Him first and then within the body. We are beholden to Him, not men. All believers have fellowship together, right from Pentecost til Now and until He, the Bridegroom, returns.

We belong to God first and then to each other after.

Romans 8:14-15 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father

Like 10:27 He answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ ; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

John 19:30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit

Matt 25:21  His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'

Romans 13:14 Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother's way.

Luke 17:1 Then He said to the disciples, "It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come!

John 2:15 When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers' money and overturned the tables.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Romans 3:25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.