Gerry Gutierrez' Update
Jesus will not return, unless we ask Him
Let us pray as the last straw prayer the words, “Your kingdom come”
“God reveals the thoughts and inspires the word.” There is such a thing as “Extraordinary Revelation and Common Revelation”.
There is also such a thing as “Extraordinary Grace and Ordinary Grace”.
By common grace, even in the pagan world, there is a common wisdom express in poems and noble writings. Though man is totally depraved, he is not as depraved as he can possibly be and this is due to common grace and the “restraining power of sin”.
In the same way, by special or extraordinary grace, the believer is not on this side of heaven totally sanctified and purified. By virtue of election, choice and predestination, man is the recipient of revelation within the revealed word of God in scripture. God sovereignly chooses to reveal insights that are kept from the none elect in parables. So, they are kept blind as those who walk sensing their way, ever seeing but never perceiving, ever hearing but never understanding. This is in order that they may not come to understand and to repent and God would have to forgive them. (See the explanation of the parable of the sower).
On the other hand, God is indeed partial with the elect to whom God gladly reveals things that eyes have not seen and ears have not heard that were kept for those who love him.
It is in that kind of intimacy and childlike faith that "this man" got up this morning seeking in Scriptures wisdom on "How to market prayer best, today". We the followers of Jesus should use our "sledgehammer" of prayer to pray away the prayer of prayers for our generation and in full agreement say,
"Your kingdom come"
Long and behold, there it was as usual in front of my half blind diabetic and abused eyes, the 39 verse of the 22 chapter of the Gospel of Matthew:
" For I tell you, you
will not see me again until you say,
Brothers and sisters let this man be candid; could the Lord be clearer than this?
Jesus is authorizing what our "New manifesto of the followers of Jesus” is seeking, to accelerate together in Prayer the return of the Lord in our generation by praying together, “Your kingdom come”.
This is "The accelerator verse" where by we can join God and urge him to return.
Until we pray persistently the Lords prayer by repeating after him "Your kingdom come", this man is afraid we will not see him come in our generation. But this man and his friends are looking for the blessing of the Lord who said blessed is he, who says or prays,
"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord”. The Lord is spelling it out so clearly and likely putting it into braille for the blind: "I am the one who comes in the name of the Lord and if you want to see me again, then you must ask to our Father in Heaven, Your kingdom Come." Pray like the little children on palm Sunday saying "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord" or like the Angels on Christmas eve in his first coming, "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace on men in whom his favor rests". "Your kingdom come" The powerful God of the universe has never force his way or his kingdom into the hearts and minds of his wife the elect, the predestined, the chosen.
God is not a rapist.
God is love and he is a lover who courts by alluring into the desert like experiences and speaks tenderly into the heart of her bride, "Lovers talk and kingdom talk." God seems to be whispering into our ears,
"I want to come, but I am not coming if you do not long for me to come."
This was the revelation within the revelation expressed and inspired by words in a childlike faith this morning early at the cool of the day”.
Now let us sledgehammer away by praying one more time.
"Your kingdom come"
"Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord." "Come for us in whom you favor has rested dear Lord Jesus." "Come soon dear Lord, come soon."
For all of us, this man, in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Food for Prayer for September 16, 2016. Georgia.
Lets us cover his back in Prayer, for he lists Jesus as we do.