Reflection. Are we ready for the Lord ? By Pastor Adrian Pablos .

Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.

Week 70 shares with us : Are we ready for the Lord ? 

How beautiful it is to see God work in the services , answering prayers , working healings , miracles, prosper his people and blowing on the repentant life among other things supernatural . But we must be mindful that we have longed bishopric , which we have grown in faith and the Lord has become pastors of his church.

Many times the enemy of souls or poor teaching to believe the Christian Bible smallest and also grown on receipt of a miracle or blessing from God , your life will change no matter what I do, even worse is a false doctrine is installed it puts God in the obligation to work a miracle or blessing in abundance. This last point clearly ignores the attributes of our Creator , including omniscience and sovereignty .

The Lord is faithful to his word and meets the needs , sets the captives free , heal , restore , promises and often meets us , men of God , to keep people in the congregations we are dedicated to teaching only the blessings and such very short time ( depending on the eyes of the flock ) about being born again and become part of the divine nature . We simply ran it as "Christian , " The Lord bless us and we should be applauding every word we promise. It is good in this section of the brief move to a passage which , and from the hand of our Lord Jesus , bring clarity to this that try to explain non- criticism of anyone in particular .

11 Jesus Going to Jerusalem , passing between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village , there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 13 And they lifted up their voice, saying :Jesus , Master, have mercy on us ! 14 When he saw them , he said unto them , Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And as they went , they were cleansed . 15 Then one of them , seeing that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice , 16 and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan . 17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten which were cleaned ? The other nine , where are they ? 18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God except this foreigner ? 19 And they said, Arise , go thy way: thy faith hath saved thee. Luke 17 : 11-19

Jesus himself tells us that this is already happening in his time, that the miracle or blessing NOT SAVE , that makes us partakers of the salvation of our souls and eternal life is faith and recognize that we depend on who worked the miracle . A blessing of God , far from increasing our " self " must humble ourselves before the Almighty recognizing that we are nothing without him . As in the biblical account, this is happening to us in modern congregations , people take " his miracle " , " a blessing " and forget who worked and what was the purpose of it . Obviously for reasons of experience and wisdom in the things of God can not blame the parishioner , but as leaders we must examine the body of Christ and rethink the messages. Maybe this guy does not lead cheers sermon or cheers or quasi committed youth , perhaps because they are not born again , but this type of education we face the mirror of the word and see how we stand before the Lord really . Congregations are not filled with people ( which also goes by the churches to enjoy his " blessing " ) but saved abarrotarán of trying to walk the narrow way and enter through the narrow gate , let the word of God tells us about this.

Because narrow is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:14 KJV 1960

22 went through the cities and villages, teaching , and journeying toward Jerusalem . 23 And someone said to him : Lord , are there few that be saved ? And he said unto them, 24 Strive to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you, many will try to enter and will not be . 25 When once the householder has risen up and shut the door and begin to stand outside and knock on the door , saying, Lord , Lord , open to us , he answered you say do not know where you are. 26 Then you will say , 'We ate and drank , and taught in our streets . 27 But I tell you I tell you, I know not whence ye are : depart from me , all ye workers of iniquity . 28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham , Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out . 29 will come from east and west , north and south , and will recline at table in the kingdom of God. 30 And behold, some are last who will be first , and first who will be last . Luke 13 : 22-30 KJV 1960

The Apostle Peter in his second letter and talks about it , the Holy Spirit tells us that God has given us everything we need for life, to love and devote ourselves to Him Who has made ​​available to us exceedingly great promises , like life eternal , making us part of your Divine nature , which is why we leave behind a life of deception and sin. The Lord has breathed life into dry bones resurrecting our spiritual death can thus hear his voice and obey . We gave a lot of faith with which we confess that Jesus is the Christ has commanded us to work through that faith and we add such things as love , among others. That is our task as Christians , perfected through prayer adding these things to our lives , which will be useful to preach his word and we will not be idle waiting to The Lord " we do the miracle." We will be strong congregations based on the rock , which assume real responsibilities of being the light of the world and not just " new rich of God." Better to let the Scriptures speak about this, see :

3 Like all things that pertain to life and godliness has given us His divine power , through the knowledge of him who called us by glory and virtue , 4 by which he has given us great and precious promises , that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature , having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust , 5 beside this, giving all diligence , add to your faith virtue, to virtue, knowledge, 6 to knowledge self-control to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness , love . 8 For if these things be in you , and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he who lacks these things is nearsighted and blind, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins . 10 Wherefore , brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure, for if you do these things , ye shall never fall . 11 For this and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ . 2 Peter 1: 3-11 RV 1960

3 God, by his power has given us everything we need for life and godliness , to make us know Him who called us by his own greatness and His wonderful works . 4 Through these things he has given us his promises , which are very large and valuable , so that through them you come to have a part in God's nature and escape the corruption that have brought evil desires to the world. 5 For this must strive to add to your faith good behavior , for good behavior , understanding , 6 and to knowledge , self-control , to self-control , patience , for patience , devotion , 7 to godliness brotherly kindness , and to brotherly kindness , the amor.8 If you possess these things and develop them , or your life will be useless and in vain have known our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he who does not own is like a blind or short-sighted , has forgotten that it was cleansed from his past sins. 10 Therefore , brethren , since God has called and chosen , see that this root in you, because doing so will never fall . 11 Thus will be opened wide the gates of the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ . Version God Speaks Today

Leaders , do not you hurt the heart ? to see as many people believe that a follower of Christ and really just looking for your benefits , ask for your pleasure , just want to satiate their empty lives and do not even know the Lord's will . Does eternal life ceased to be the main desire of believers ? Does the new birth is no longer of importance ? Is it just the addition important thing for a true Christian ? Are the strategies and methods of psychology needed within the churches? Do the Holy Scriptures and ceased to be inspired enough ? Do we need books of " Christian self-help "? Do you have to take care of the believer sieving the Word of God , is that since the Holy Spirit not doing its job through the Scriptures ? Are we leaving the place of God to God ?

This is just a humble writing which does not have the spirit of criticism , much less fight, just in thinking aloud and sharing it encouraged me to write it and make it public for the sole purpose of raising a healthy Christian conversation .

God Bless

Pastor Adrian Pablos .

Week 70 is about to begin . Are we ready ?


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