The Master's Plan, Part III
HIS PURPOSE FOR OUR DESTINY
That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:10
In order for one to walk worthy of the Lord one must walk as He walked, led by the Spirit and becoming a fruitful branch abiding in the very vineyard of God. When a branch is cut from a vine it continues to live for a few days, but then it dies from lack of nourishment from the vine. So it is with the believer, when he ceases to draw life from the vine of God he shrivels up spiritually and dies.
Today in the church there is a famine for the Word, as apostasy sets in and men's hearts grow cold because of the lawlessness spreading across the globe, spiritual starvation is leading many to fall away from the faith. To receive from the Lord is to seek Him on a daily basis, building a solid relationship of trust and faith in Him, allowing Him to increase our spiritual knowledge and understanding by the revelation of His word by Holy Spirit. You cannot receive life from a man, nor can you become strong in the Lord by attending a service once a week to try and feed on someone's spiritual food. You eat physical food every day, without which, you would slowly starve to death.
Are you receiving the life of God or filling your heart with worldly knowledge, are you becoming a fruitful branch, or are you starving to death trying to borrow someone else's oil? You must fight the good fight of faith and discipline yourself in the Lord in order to become a fruitful branch in the kingdom of God. Its getting dark outside and the darkness will continue to spread across the earth like a thick cloud until it chokes out the light, so I advise you to abide in our only hope of existence, the Lord Jesus Christ!
"If you abide (live and remain) in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. "By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples." John 15:7,8
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin