WE HAVE A DIVINE PURPOSE
Jesus’ last recorded words have come to be known as the Great Commission: “YOU
SHALL BE WITNESSES TO ME IN JERUSALEM, AND IN ALL JUDEA, AND
SAMARIA, AND TO THE END OF THE EARTH” (Acts 1:8). The book of Acts, written
by Luke, is the story of the men and women who took that commission seriously and
began to spread the news of a risen Savior to the most remote corners of the known
While there are four accounts of the life of Jesus, this is the only book that carries on
the story from His ascension (which means “an upward change of location”) to the
period of the New Testament epistles. Theologically, Acts was written to trace the
development of the body of Christ over the one-generation transition from a primarily
Jewish to a predominantly gentile membership.
It presents Christianity as distinct from Judaism but also as its fulfillment.
Acts 2:40-43 (NKJV) Peter said......... "BE SAVED FROM THIS PERVERSE
GENERATION." 41 THEN THOSE WHO GLADLY RECEIVED HIS WORD WERE
BAPTIZED; AND THAT DAY ABOUT THREE THOUSAND SOULS WERE ADDED TO
THEM. 42 AND THEY CONTINUED STEADFASTLY IN THE APOSTLES' DOCTRINE
AND FELLOWSHIP, IN THE BREAKING OF BREAD, AND IN PRAYERS. 43 THEN
FEAR CAME UPON EVERY SOUL, AND MANY WONDERS AND SIGNS WERE
DONE THROUGH THE APOSTLES.
The truth is we’ve never been promised ‘tomorrow’ on this earth as we know it. But I’ve
never seen such relevance to that statement as I do right now. Take, for instance, the
tragedy that occurred to our precious son. While we are assured that Jeff will live
eternally with our Savior in heaven, We’re not promised that tomorrow here on earth will
be “a piece of cake” to us either!!
What we are promised is this:
We have been “commissioned” (which means we’ve been charged with a task) to do
the same thing John, the Baptist was: Luke 1:76-79 (NKJV) "AND YOU, CHILD, WILL
BE CALLED THE PROPHET OF THE HIGHEST; FOR YOU WILL GO BEFORE THE
FACE OF THE LORD TO PREPARE HIS WAYS, 77 TO GIVE KNOWLEDGE OF
SALVATION TO HIS PEOPLE BY THE REMISSION OF THEIR SINS, 78 THROUGH
THE TENDER MERCY OF OUR GOD, WITH WHICH THE DAYSPRING FROM ON
HIGH HAS VISITED US; 79 TO GIVE LIGHT TO THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS
AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH, TO GUIDE OUR FEET INTO THE WAY OF PEACE."
You see, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 is earmarked for this purpose.
ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, AND IS PROFITABLE FOR
DOCTRINE, FOR REPROOF, FOR CORRECTION, FOR INSTRUCTION IN
RIGHTEOUSNESS, 17 THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE COMPLETE,
THOROUGHLY EQUIPPED FOR EVERY GOOD WORK.
Get a hold of this! Appropriate the inspired Word of God to every situation you find
yourself in. PLEAD THE BLOOD OF JESUS over your state of affairs. One time -
several years ago - the Prophet Rusty Russell was here, and he pointed out the
magnificence and majesty of the Blood of the Lamb of God. And we stand in total
agreement with that disclosure. But as a member of Eagle’s Flight Ministries, this was
not revelation to you! You have been taught this concept - which is a divine spiritual
revelation - since you were babes in this ministry.
But if you don’t seize (or take by legal authority) this marvelous endowment and take
possession of it, it doesn’t necessarily appear magically to take care of your every
whim! This is the reason we need ‘teaching’. When the “Blood” IS seen, everything
behind it ( or covered by it) is NOT seen! And it is YOUR “right” to claim it OR refuse it!
And, while we’re on this subject, there is another area where the blood of Jesus fittingly
spoken and administered is sure ---- the arena of the enemy’s plans! You should
apply the blood of Jesus to the very plan the devil has concocted against you. Apply
the blood to your conversations. Apply the blood to the words of your mouth. Of
course, you have to take responsibility for the words of your mouth. But it’s a whole lot
better to plead the blood of Jesus over your words, and seek to carefully speak than to
blatantly speak a bunch of garbage that God will not honor!
1 JOHN 1:7 (NKJV) BUT IF WE WALK IN THE LIGHT AS HE IS IN THE LIGHT, WE
HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH ONE ANOTHER, AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST
HIS SON CLEANSES US FROM ALL SIN.
HEB 10:19 (NKJV) we ....... ENTER THE HOLIEST (the Throne Room) BY THE
BLOOD OF JESUS,
EPH 5:8 (NKJV) FOR YOU WERE ONCE DARKNESS, BUT NOW YOU ARE LIGHT
IN THE LORD. WALK AS CHILDREN OF LIGHT
PEOPLE OF GOD: we have work to do.....so we ain’t finished yet!!.....
GET READY FOR BATTLE!!
Tonight I’m going to give you 5 “pieces-of-meat”, if you will, to help you move into God’s
perfect will for you. However - it is entirely up to YOU to eat it – or spit it out!
1. COMMIT YOUR ‘CONCERNS TO THE LORD! DON’T BE ‘REACTIVE’!! WAIT
FOR THE LORD TO SPEAK! In this way, you RESPOND to His Voice, rather than
REACT to the circumstances as you “see” them. Many times, what we perceive
through our natural eye-sight is NOT the SUM OF THE PARTS! It is partial, at best!
2. HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD - THEN MOVE!
Again - “hearing” in the Spirit is spiritually deeper than seeing with your physical eyes.
Read 2 Samuel 5:24 to see how God always “arranges” your circumstances for your
And I am reminded of Pastor’s favorite Scripture (Proverbs 3:5 & 6) that tells us to
TRUST the Lord and THEN He will direct you regarding the decisions you make.
3. DRAW NEAR - BE INTIMATE (Close to the heart of God)
You see: our “Walk” with God is not ONLY about forgiveness. It’s about
RELATIONSHIP! DRAW NEAR TO GOD AD HE WILL DRAW NEAR TO YOU!!
4. OBEDIENCE: FOLLOW THE ‘WORD’ THE LORD HAS ALREADY SPOKEN TO
Jesus is telling us to SHARE the TRUTH when it is revealed to us.
If you are sooooo concerned about being “politically correct” that you fail to be a witness
in your daily walk - YOU’RE IN SERIOUS SPIRITUAL TTROUBLE!!!
5. HAVE AN “AVAILABLE” EAR!
In 1 Samuel, chapter 3, we see that Samuel LEARNS to ‘hear’ God’s voice. His ear
was initially tuned to the voice of Eli.
Listen: having a mentor is a good and a Godly thing. But on the day when we all see
Jesus face-to-Face, we will be held accountable - individually - for the actions we take!!