John my brother in Christ
this just touched me and I cried with a thankful heart , it warmed me , I believe we can get hardened and cold , down right frosty lol
LOVE IS WARM, hot even , passionate , When we see Jesus and on that cross and dying for your sins and its so personal , knowing He died for you and you know its not in vain and for nothing , because you can see its you whom put Him up there and no one else to blame , its so personal and means you have realized something powerful and real is happening that was never known before this moment
this humbling and very pitiful gratitude wells up within your being , when you arrive at Jesus feet , and look up and lift Him up to the highest place your little pea brain can fathom , you know the enemy is defeated in you that enmity
we are no different than the Jews who say they are Jews but of the synagogue of satan and lie , because we could not keep all the law , Just as Paul knew his righteousness was as dung and Christ died for all , not a few , but all sinners , that is us all
and for me after studying what it means to be at His feet , it means conquered and vanquished Just as Mary sat at Jesus feet it also means teaching of Jesus/His peace and the good part that cannot be taken way from her , its the good news of the gospel and to KNOW THE LOVE OF GOD
We desire to be like the Philadelphia a city of brotherly love where the feet is shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace and we wash one anothers feet
7"And to The Messenger of the assembly in Philadelphia write: Thus says The Holy One, The True One, he who has the key of David, The One who opens and there is none who shuts, and he shuts and there is none who opens:"*
8"I know your works, and behold, I have set an open door before you which no man can shut, because you have a little power, and you have kept my word and have not denied my name."
9"And behold, I grant some of the synagogue of Satan, of those who say about themselves that they are Jews and are not, but they are lying, behold, I shall make them come and worship before your feet and to know that I love you."
10"Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also shall keep you from the trial that is going to come over the entire inhabited world, to test the inhabitants of The Earth."
for me the reason Jesus tells us to cut off the foot if it offends is that teaching or the hand is that work or the eye that sees evil at every turn
that going in maimed to the Kingdom of God is better than to be placed in the fire for more trials of burning off the dross
, its the spiritual meaning to me that matters most
the looking at things literal is no longer a threatening Word from God and am so Thankful He has pulled us all out of the world to Teach us His peace Himself By His Spirit and Truth that fear has been replaced by His Love for all .
11"I come at once. Hold fast whatever you have, lest someone take your crown."
12"And I will make the overcomer a pillar in The Temple of God and he will not go outside again, and I shall write upon him The Name of my God, and the name of The City, The New Jerusalem, which descends from my God, and my new Name."
13"Let him who has an ear hear what The Spirit says to the assemblies."