Is it risky as well as being found worthy, to become identified with a person, a group, or an ideal and to speak or to declare your choice boldly and courageously and then be willing to be known by that stance and that decree. In the Book of John the 8th chapter verses 12-47; Jesus testifies to the religious leadersip that their father (abba) was a Murderer, a Theif, and a Liar from the beginning. He referred to him as the devil/satan. That they didnt “know” God the Father (Abba) for if they had they would have known Him, the Christ. However shortly afterwards they confirmed in truth who was indeed their abba resulting in the identifying and labeling of their heritage.
After interrogating Jesus, Pilate offered to release a wicked man, who was known and imprisoned for being a liar, a thief, a murderer. His name “Barabbas” or Barabba, which means in Greek/Hebrew “son of my father”. When faced with the choice between releasing Jesus (YHWH is Salvation) whom being found innocent by Pilate, they choose him who represented their father, Barabbas. Thus sealing their destiny and declaring themselves the sons of their father the devil. [Matthew 27, Jn 18:40]
This is not an indictment of just the religious of the day, for we all have often made that same choice in less signifacant terms, however we presently find ourselves in a moment in time where we must make a hard choice of the two and declare who is Our Father, Our Abba, to whom we will be identified with. The other side is the side of the world, and its values and views, the one that rules that kingdom…bar abba…is seeking those for whom he may devour, to be his children of disobedience.
We must as believers answer the call and commit to the urgent task ahead as the early church did, that is this. Christ Jesus is about to return, and were moved (by the Spirit of God) to spread the Gospel. Reaching out in every nook and cranny of every town and city to redeem men for God, to fill His Storehouse!
Many prophetic scriptures point to a coming moment in time, when The LORD God Almighty will summon His Son, it is Time, Go and fetch your Bride from the earth. We will be harvested, that is gathered together unto Him. Into His Father’s House and be there with Him for eternity. I know of a certainty which Abba is mine and to whom I belong, which side of the Line I stand upon.
The LINE is not clouded nor obscurred, it is quite clearly seen by all. It is TIME my dear friend to choose your side as the Lord of Heaven declares in Rev. 3:14-16 paraphrased here slightly …I wish you were either HOT or COLD but since you are Lukewarm I will vomit you out! No longer can we straddle the LINE, one foot in the world with one foot in the kingdom of God. There is no longer any “gray” area, a middle of the road faith or Christianity. It is time to be ALL IN!
You Get to Choose Your Destiny!!!