In Luke 14:26-35: In order to be a disciple, one of the things you must do is  at the first: ‘Count the cost’ GOD is first, and all else second, including you. That means your ideas, schedule, spouse, children, friends, business, vacation, money, salary, jobs, ideas, plans, inheritance, is always second to GOD, and must also serve HIM in it’s true function. Can you count the cost? Do it; you must. Can you follow HIM, without trying to lead? Now an interesting and rarely seen Jewish perspective on Colossians 1:24, within which Paul talks about”… filling up in my body what is lacking in  The Afflictions of CHRIST for the sake of the Body, The Church” is a ’hard Text’ for many. For there is nothing lacking in The sacrifice of CHRIST our LORD; it was complete final, finished, all debts cleared by being “Paid in Full!” John 19:30. This is a Jewish perspective in which we look to measure the sufferings of the calling first: the attacks, the persecutions, all the sufferings that come upon us, which is ‘part of The Cost of doing Business’ for THE KING. Paul, by running a super-race, was filling up what was lacking in the persecutory attacks that would have come upon others in the church had they been doing aspects of his mission. He was filling in what others had not by not fulfilling their mission, were lacking. And further, the afflictions against the church, CHRIST sees as afflictions against HIM. Saul, why are you persecuting ME?  JESUS said to Saul who was persecuting Christians, who are part of The Body of CHRIST. So to persecute a Christian is to persecute CHRIST WHO suffers and is afflicted by our afflictions-persecutions.. Even JESUS said of Paul: “ I will show him the great things he must suffer for MY NAME’s Sake.” Acts 9:12. as you do GOD’s work, first count the cost, then pay it!

 

 

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June, 2010

Volume 45, Issue 45

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