Wednesday, November 26, 2014

People Are Ready

The fields are ripe and ready unto harvest.
But are we ready to sow the seeds and to reap!
Have you prayed and prepared the ground to plant?
Have you watered and fertilized with God’s word?
Did you work on developing a relationship first?
Yes, be ready to give an answer to everyone that asks,
Couch your comments worthy of a question from them!
Take care, to live your life with an urgency of spirit.
Everyone wants and needs a hope to grasp on to.
Through you may Jesus Christ be their hope today.

I  Peter 3: 15 ~ “But sanctity Christ Jesus in your hearts, always being ready to make a defence to every one who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.”  NSA

We must not be afraid of the unsaved and what they might do to us. God must be our fear “Sanctify the LORD of hosts Himself, and let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread”    Isaiah 8:13

SANCTIFY is a command, the only command in 1 Peter 3:15.  (Be ready) may carry the force of an imperative but it is not strictly an imperative. Notice that the word BE is in italics. The believer is told to set apart the Lord in his heart. This is the key phrase of the verse.
GOD has sanctified us (!Corinthians 1:2, 6:11. 

We in turn are to sanctify God. God has set us apart, we in turn are to set God apart. God has sanctified us, set us apart for Himself in a special way, called us to be His SAINTS (set apart ones, holy ones) what then does it mean for us to sanctify God?

“Hallowed be Thy Name!”  Lord, let your Name be set apart! Let Thy glorious Person be adored and held in reverence! To sanctify God means that we treat Him as holy.

IF you are going to communicate with man rightly you must first have communion with God. If you are going to connect with another person you must have a right connection with God. Before you speak to men about God you need to speak to God about men.