Posted: 03/03/2016 in Uncategorized

Billboard Jesus Blog Art

Every day we are confronted with advertisements. Billboards are a great way to advertise these products or ideas. Some of these billboards we have next to the highways in some cities, can be in your face with temptations and controversy. The world will make you look.

Sometimes it’s funny, and sometimes it is just cold and unnecessary.

But today I want to refer to them as this small Quotes we read on social media. Small billboards that is in your face with good and bad information.

Just to be clear. I am not going to say that quotes we use daily to lift up our spirits are wrong, we love reading small billboards. Quotes from great leaders and sometimes even quotes from Jesus Himself. We are so focused on these billboards that we sometimes believe it is ok to read one Quote a day in the hoping that we will be better people and have a great relationship with Jesus.

Matt 7:24 – 29 (AMP)

Mat 7:24 So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts upon them [obeying them] will be like a sensible (prudent, practical, wise) man who built his house upon the rock. Mat 7:25 And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. Mat 7:26 And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them will be like a stupid (foolish) man who built his house upon the sand. Mat 7:27 And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell–and great and complete was the fall of it. Mat 7:28 When Jesus had finished these sayings [the Sermon on the Mount], the crowds were astonished and overwhelmed with bewildered wonder at His teaching, Mat 7:29 For He was teaching as One Who had [and was] authority, and not as [did] the scribes.

To hear the words of Jesus is great. And it can change your thinking. But what happens when you look up from your phone or computer. Do you still remember the Words of Jesus and does it still move you to change the way you live? If I see a photo of an apple, it will not give me the nutrients I need. I have to eat the apple to have the effects. If I see a picture of rain, did I experience the rain? NO… It has to physically rain to experience the rain. I have to get wet to say that I have experienced the rain. Then only will the rain have effects.

We see two builders in this passage and there is a big difference between the two. Both love building, both know how to use tools. Only one made an effort to make sure that he builds on rock. Only one went deeper. Only one build with a foundation. Quotes are not foundational in our spiritual lives. We need the speaker of the words. JESUS

If we live out our believes as Billboards, we won’t have the ability to fight of the rain. The rain (temptations) will come in like a flood. And you will not have enough strength to stand.

God gives us a promise in Matt 24:35

Mat 24:35 (AMP) Sky and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.

The words of Jesus are life changing and it will break down the bondages of the enemy. But we need to speak the words of Jesus with faith. We need to believe in Jesus that spoke the words and not just the letters of the words. The Spirit gives LIFE to the words.

Joh 5:24 (AMP) I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the person whose ears are open to My words [who listens to My message] and believes and trusts in and clings to and relies on Him Who sent Me has (possesses now) eternal life. And he does not come into judgment [does not incur sentence of judgment, will not come under condemnation], but he has already passed over out of death into life.

If I know my wife from a distance, I don’t really know her, I need to be close to know her. If I only know God from a distance, then I don’t really know Him. I need to get into His presence to know Him.

I want to encourage you today to not only live with the quotes of people in mind, but to form your thinking around the word of God and to let Jesus make a difference in your life. May Jesus not only be your billboard in life, but through the Holy Spirit BE the SUBSTANCE in your life that where ever you go, you will be led by the Holy Spirit through relationship.

To know the REAL person who said the words in your life, is more fulfilling than to READ the billboard.

You decide between REAL and READ.


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