05/11/09

Power of The Cause

Isaiah 40:30,31 - Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.


If you are in touch with people dedicatedly doing the Lord's work, you are sure to find an amazing amount of energy in them. They that do the Lordís work from their hearts will always have a smile on their face and for them time is just a factor.

When you look at them you may ask 'do they get tired?'

Yes they do get tired, but their stamina is like an athlete on steroids (steroids destroy the body but love for God's purpose strengthens and builds not only body, but even heart and spirit). When one is focused on The Cause of Lord Jesus Christ and their Cause (part) in The Cause, they will not be impatient or faint.

Many people have burnt up and crashed on their journey because of only one reason, they lost focus of The Cause.

God created creation for The Cause.
God allowed sin to come into man, so that man by The Cause can have victory over sin and a share in His glory.
Man goes through experiences in life for The Cause.
Son of God came as man for The Cause.
He showed us The Cause and how to take it up in life; to live for it.
He gave us His Spirit to help us to take up The Cause and bring it to fulfillment.
It is by The Cause that we will have victory and inheritance in God the Father.

The first thing when the New Church (Christianity) was formed Satan first attached The Cause. He gave us a decoy and the Church took an object in hand instead of The Cause. After nearly a thousand three hundred years The Cause started to come back into man's life and the true Church started coming out into formation.

It is only by our focus on The Cause that we will have renewed levels of strength, power and joy. So know The Cause and be focused on it, know your part of The Cause and stick to it.


[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, Your wisdom baffles even the wisest of wise, it has no ends. Lord God when You created man and wrote the history of man You knew everything. You have great plans for us beyond the imagination of any human mind. It s your Spirit Who reveals these things to us. Lord help us realize the Truth and the purpose of all things and be focused on to it. That we may not tire, but walk in renewed strength and power...

We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.


[ Reference Scripture ]
Mark 8:34-35
34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross <4716>, and follow me.
35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.

4716 stauros
from the base of 2476; TDNT-7:572,1071; n m
AV-cross 28; 28

2476 histemi
a prolonged form of a primary stao (of the same meaning, and used for it in certain tenses); TDNT-7:638,1082; v AV-stand 116, set 11, establish 5, stand still 4, stand by 3, misc 17, vr stand 2; 158

Luke 9:23-26
23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Fatherís, and of the holy angels.

1 Corinthians 1:18-21
18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

1 Corinthians 15:51-58
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Revelation 12:3-6
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

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