WHEN WE SEE JESUS, WE SEE HIS FACE WAS SET
When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.
As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, I will follow you wherever you go.
WE WOULD SIGN THAT PERSON UP. THERE AIN’T A CHURCH IN THE WORLD THAT WOULD TURN THAT PERSON DOWN, WE WILL COME EVERY TIME THE DOOR IS OPEN, WE WILL GO WHEREVER YOU GO, YOU GOT ME!
AND JESUS SAYS
Foxes have holes and the birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.
YOU MEAN I’M GOING TO HAVE TO SLEEP ON THE ROAD? I WON’T HAVE ANYTHING?
THAT WASN’T A REALLY RECRUITING STATEMENT BUT THAT’S WHAT JESUS SAID, HE HAD NO WHERE TO LAY HIS HEAD.
ARE YOU BETTER THAN ME?
AND TO ANOTHER, JESUS SAID
HE SAID TO THIS PERSON, YOU FOLLOW ME!
JESUS IS CALLING HIM!
And he said, Lord let me first go and bury my father.
BUT JESUS SAID TO HIM
Let the dead bury their dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God
JESUS FACE WAS SET LIKE A FLINT
I will follow you, Lord, but let me go back and say goodbye to my family.
No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.
MANY HAVE BEEN CALLED BUT SO MANY HAVE NOT BEEN CHOSEN.
WHY HAVEN’T YOU BEEN CHOSEN?
BECAUSE YOU GOT YOUR EYES OFF THE CALL OF GOD.
YOU’RE LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING AROUND.
I WONDER IF EVERYBODY LIKES ME
I WONDER WHAT IT WILL COST ME.
YOU NEED TO BE SURE OF THE CALL OF GOD.
YOU NEED TO KNOW THE WILL OF GOD.
THEN YOU NEED TO DO IT.
For the Lord GOD will help Me, Therefore, I am not disgraced. Therefore, I have set my face like a flint.
I HAVE SET MY FACE LIKE A FLINT.
THE FOLLOWER OF JESUS IS NOT A SURFER THAT IS JUST RIDING THE WAVES AS THEY COME BY.
THE SERVANT OF THE LORD IS LIKE A SPEEDBOAT THAT IS GOING THROUGH THE WAVES LIKE A BATTLESHIP, THROUGH THE WAVES AND THROUGH THE STORM TO CARRY OUT ITS MISSION.
Listen to Me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek the LORD! Look to the rock from which you were cut.
LOOK TO THE ROCK
JESUS SET HIS FACE TO JERUSALEM AND THERE WAS NOTHING THAT WAS GOING TO STOP HIM.
HIS CALL DOESN’T CHANGE. THE WAY AND THE PLACE OF HIS CALL MAY CHANGE BUT YOU CANT LOSE FOCUS.
THERE IS A CONSTANT STRUGGLE AND WE MUST TRIUMPH IN STAYING FOCUSED ON THE WILL OF GOD.
SET YOUR FACE LIKE JESUS TO DO THE WILL OF GOD AND TRUST IN THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
YOU NEED TO BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. LOOK UP THE PENTECOST MESSAGE.
HEAVENLY FATHER I PRAY FOR THE FIRE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO EMPOWER BELIEVERS TO GO FORTH AND LIVE OUT THE CALL AND MISSION THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN IN JESUS NAME MAKE THEM UNSHAKABLE SET THEIR FACE LIKE A FLINT TO NEVER BE SHAKEN OUT OF YOUR WILL.
IF YOU HAVE NEVER RECEIVED HIM OR DOUBTED WHETHER YOU KNOW HIM OR NOT, INVITE HIM RIGHT NOW, JUST SAY, GOD I NEED YOU, AS BEST AS I KNOW HOW I GIVE YOU MY LIFE, FORGIVE MY SINS, YOU DIED ON THE CROSS FOR ME, YOU ROSE AGAIN AND YOU LIVE, WASH ME IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS, PUT MY NAME IN YOUR BOOK IN HEAVEN, FILL ME WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND BAPTIZE ME WITH FIRE, AND BRING TO PASS YOUR WILL IN MY LIFE. IN JESUS NAME I PRAY AND I’M NOT ASHAMED OF YOU IN JESUS NAME AMEN.
Pilgrim followers of Jesus,
Arthur and Denise Blessitt