If we are followers of Jesus Christ and children of God then our only concern will be our Father's Business, God our Father and looking after His affairs, His business. I read from Luke chapter 2 verse 41 in the King James Bible: ”Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. 42And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. 43And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. 44But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. 45And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. 46And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. 47And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. 48And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. 49And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? 50And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.”
The boy Jesus was at His Father's business. He was teaching the scribes and the pharisees. If we follow Jesus we will be at our Father's business, not busy with other things, the things of this world. We will be speaking the wisdom that God gives in us because we walk with God and we hear from Him and we will be teaching others, bringing them to Jesus, building the the Kingdom of our Lord.
The modern Bible translations have changed these words to “I have to be about my father's HOUSE,” (verse 49) because they want to take you to CHURCH, not to Jesus Christ. When I read this modern translation of the Bible I also see that they have changed the references to Jesus to small letters, they are not capital letters any more. When they talk about Him and He it is small letters. The modern translations of the Bible have been perverted to make you slaves of the church, not to take you to Jesus Christ.
We have to be about our Father's Business and if we follow Jesus He will teach us and He will guide us into all truth. The Holy Spirit will set our priorities and will highlight to us the PERVERSIONS in modern Bibles. We have to be led by the Holy Spirit and be at the Business of our Father. Jesus did not have a Bible, He was AT HIS FATHER'S BUSINESS being led by the Holy Spirit. He SPOKE what His father told Him to SAY and He DID what His Father told Him to DO.
Jesus Christ was at His Father's business being LED by His Father's Spirit. Are we being led by the Holy Spirit and are we AT our Father's Business, doing the will of God? Many people are studying the Bible and they never come to the truth because they are not at their Father's Business and they are not led by the Holy Spirit. Do we KNOW our Father's VOICE? Do we LISTEN to HIM and are we at His Business?
May Jesus bless you.
At one time I discovered that by waiting for the "knowing" that the time was right to do things that they turned out well. The more I did this the more it happened until everything was falling so frequently and conveniently into place that I felt like nothing more than a cog in some workings organised by something out with my ken. I only seemed to need to decide to do something and things would start to fall so conveniently into place. This was scary. It definitely seemed like something else was organising things, there were so many convenient occurrences and coincidences which converged to bring about whatever I had set out to do.ReplyDelete
I could not tell what this force or power was. I could not tell if it was good, neutral, or potentially bad. So far as I could see, nothing harmful had happened.
However my fear was that it may "beguile" me by organising for me and subtly and imperceptibly luring me down a self-indulgent path. Although nothing bad seemed to have happened I couldn't tell for sure that it was good.
I decided to disrupt the process and stopped being in the mode which led to these chains of apparently organised coincidences.
I would be interested to know what you think of this.
Pray and ask Jesus, dear friend.ReplyDelete
May Jesus bless you.