What DID Jesus Have in Mind for HIS Church?!
If it’s not like family—even better than biological family, it’s not what Jesus had in Mind for HIS Church!
***Did you know that EVERY SINGLE PERSON currently on “Death Row” in the Florida Penitentiary System…has spent part of their lives in “foster care” because of a broken family?***
Is it ANY wonder that GOD insists that CHURCH is SUPPOSED to be intimate FAMILY, not something to attend?!
Why accept “foster care” as normal, when God’s Intent is the resurrection overcoming LIFE, Together?!
Do consider, embrace, and DON’T LET GO of HIS heart and Plan! Let no man steal your heart and dream of His declared Purposes!
And don’t ever waylay yourself by fear, or love of the smells and sights and sounds of Egypt, okay?
It’s all for HIM!
Then Jesus’ mother and his brothers came. Standing outside, they sent word to him, to summon him. A crowd was sitting around him and they said to him, “Look, your mother and your brothers are outside looking for you.” He answered them and said, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking at those who were sitting around Him in a circle, He said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of God is My brother and sister and mother.”
Then Peter began to say to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You.”
So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life.”
Then Peter answered and said to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?”
So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.
Then Peter said, “See, we have left all and followed You.”
So He said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life.”