Being a messanger of God!


             “He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me, receives the one who sent me.  He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward.  And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.  And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward” (Mathew 10: 40-42.) 


            In the culture of Jesus’ day, communication across long distances was done through the use of messengers.  Emissaries of one king would bring that kings message to another king.  To mistreat a king’s messenger was to mistreat the king who sent him.  To treat the messenger well, was to treat the king well.  Many messengers were treated exactly the way the king would be treated; acting as a substitute for the king in his absence.  They were rewarded for being his messengers.  The receiving of the messenger would be reported back to the king, and this would dictate future relations.  Those who received the messenger joyfully, would receive a reward, but those who mistreated the messenger would be mistreated.

            God sent his son in to this world, and in turn, Jesus Christ sent his disciples in to the world to baptize and make disciples.  Nearly two thousand years have passed, and the links in a long chain of God’s messengers has not been broken.  When you receive God’s messengers you are receiving God himself.  The way to know a messenger is to determine whether or not he or she has twisted the message, or has altered it in any way; to altar God’s message is to bring upon oneself future destruction.  Jesus says, “My doctrine is not mine, but his who sent me.  If anyone wills to do his will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on my own authority.  He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.”

            There are many false teachers, and false prophets today who are not connected to the apostles’, nor to Christ, nor to his Father.  Anyone who has distorted the message is someone that should not be received warmly.  Sinners we always welcome, but false disciples and prophets should be rejected (those who are attempting to use God’s word to benefit themselves.)  Despite many deceivers, there are many who are still preaching the gospel; they are still seeking to get God’s message across to others today.  That message is, ‘that God has made a way; that God loves them, and that through Jesus Christ, anyone can have a relationship with the eternal creator of the universe.  Anyone who puts their faith and trust in Jesus Christ has eternal life, and is called to be a disciple.  We who share that message share one another.  We are all brothers and sisters in the Lord.  We share the same Father.  We all carry the same message.  As you go out today, recognize that you are another link in a long chain of those who have been sent by God out in to the world to do his work, and to carry his message to those who are lost.  Sow some seeds today in the hearts of those around you.  Share a scripture with them.  Tell them what the gospel is, and give them the opportunity to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior.

            “Lord Heavenly Father, we thank You for all that You have done, and for all that You are going to continue to do.  We ask Lord that You will send us into the world, with Your message and not ours.  Give us the strength to continue spreading Your gospel, and Your message to the world, and help us Lord, to make more disciples for Your Glory, and for Your Kingdom.  We love You Father, we praise You, and we thank You and we ask and pray all of these things in Jesus Christ’s name.  Amen.”  God bless all of you.

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