Hello again folks! I've been musing today in the rare moments that I have had to myself during another busy day. Jesus said that IF you had faith the size of a mustard seed; then you can move mountains. I looked at a wall today and thought to myself this strange thought!: If I stood in front of a wall in a burning house - with no way of escape and I was told by the LORD that I could pass through it to safety - but only IF I had 100% faith; then would I have enough faith? 90% would be no good. 99.999% would also leave me short. But if I had perfect faith of 100%; I could escape miraculously.
I thought of Peter trying to follow his LORD and walk on the water after Him. He started out 100% 'in the zone' didn't he? Then he wavered and hit the doubt and worry zone. And promptly sank! I then thought of what the LORD said to the church @ Laodicea in the Book of Revealings [Revelation]. He said that He preferred folks HOT [i.e. 100%] or COLD [0%] but that He couldn't abide the 'luke warm' in between. And He is the Perfect Judge of it too. He can deal with on-fire folks and deep frozen folks ... but tepid; temperate folks are plain hard work to say the very least! I think I "get it".
Our God is not a God of compromise. He is an ABSOLUTE God. His demand for entry into eternal life is simple: 100% faith in the finished Work of His Son on the cross. He has done 100% of the Work and provided 100% of the means. Absolutely! The gift of Salvation is 100% free. What a deal!
Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 10-March-2011