Dry Bones Rising…
Help me, Father, with my unbelief.
Wether a believer or not we, as human beings, for the most part love to be challenged. We love to help others and, for the most part, still know and understand that people are good and not intent on doing evil. Of course if you consume any amount of news covering current affairs one may think the whole world has gone crazy and is filled with evil people who are driven by the devil to destroy anything, anyone and everything in their path. This is nothing more than another lie by the liar of all liars.
When we are separated from God and living in sin, staying drunk, sexually deviant and operating with a compass that has no needle, it is easy to get caught up in the nonsense of everyday life. But what about the time after? What about marshaling forward in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit once we become a new creature? How do we “rise like Lazarus” and live in the fullness of His glory, grace and mercy that pulled us out of the fire and set our feet on solid rock?
We help those that have lost their way – redirect their path to the Way, to the Light. We share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how He turns lives around and sets feet on solid rock and drags broken dry bones out of the fire to help them rise and give them a new identity in Christ Jesus. We live for Him and ask that He live in us, with us, around us and beside us. We place His name above all names break it all down into a very simple verse.
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”
Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” ~Matthew 22:36-40 NKJV
When do we not love another person? When do we stop helping others? When should we step over a drunk in the gutter, or a tent on the side of the highway? When do we begin doing Acts like the Apostles? Going out, reaching out and standing out to lift another in the name of Jesus Christ?
They wrote this letter by them:
The apostles, the elders, and the brethren,
To the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia:
Since we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, “You must be circumcised and keep the law” —to whom we gave no such commandment—it seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who will also report the same things by word of mouth. For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well.
Farewell. ~Acts 15:23-29 NKJB
Either the Gospel is divine inspiration, the Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of Him, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.