King of Kings

King of Kings

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

HAVE YOU FOUND ME?

    We've been talking about discernment recently, and deception, and how we are to know who our Messiah is, to be able to recognize Him. The only way this is achieved, is through reading the Word, prayer, and quiet time each day with Him. In the book of Luke, two people, one being Cleopas did not know who was walking with them towards  Emmaus until Yeshua opened their eyes after He broke bread with them in the village upon arriving that evening. They even asked themselves, 'did not our heart burn within us, while He talked with us by the way, and while He opened to us the scriptures?' Then continuing to Jerusalem, Yeshua appears in the midst of the disciples as they were sharing the story of what had happened to them along the road. Yet again, they were terrified and did not recognize Him. Please read with me this passage from Luke 24 and then allow your hearts to be filled with His joy as you read what Yeshua had to say this morning about this story. 

Luke 24

King James Version (KJV)
24 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
And they remembered his words,
And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
10 It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.
12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
22 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;
23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
24 And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.
25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
43 And he took it, and did eat before them.
44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

 My beloved people, as you see in this passage, I was able to walk among My own, even break bread with them, yet they did not know Me. I appeared amongst My closest friends after rising, yet they were terrified and thought they were seeing a spirit. How could I have walked among them for three years, taught them, ate with them, laughed with them, healed them and loved them like I did yet they could not recognize Me after I was glorified? I tell you this, it is because they had hardened their hearts to Me and My message. To them, what I had been telling them sounded like a good tale, but when it came time for Me to fulfill the scriptures and die only to rise to new life, My friends could not accept this truth, and therefore hardened their hearts to the reality of what this meant, not only for Me, but the implications of what it was to mean for their lives. Many of you have done this very same thing. You care for the stories of old, you read My word, you follow your traditions and rituals, you do your works, but do you even SEE Me? Do you truly KNOW ME? Can you feel My presence with you? As these precious souls felt when I rose from the grave, looking for Me in the tomb and longing for the days when we were together, walking and talking and fellowshipping with each other, do you too, do the same? Are you not looking for Me in the tomb?  In a church, a sermon or a teacher, a situation, a special quiet place? I tell you this, you need not look for Me anywhere 'out there!' for I am here, within you, surrounding you, filling your every pore, I am within the core of your very being if you have invited Me to be. Remember, the door to your heart is opened from the inside, and once invited, I remain eternally! Grasp this concept ! The Kingdom of Heaven is within you! There is coming a time very soon, when you will hear rumors of some telling you to come here, or go there, for you will find the Messiah. I tell you this. I am NOT outside of you! Those who walk in union with Me and are One with My Father and My Spirit know this. You were created to be ONE in Our image. We are not separate from You, nor can We be found outside of you. The temple of the Living God dwells within you My children, and this truth should bring you so much joy that your heart swells at this reality of Our love for you, each and every one of you. You are Our Beloved, and We yearn for communion with you at all times. I hear your prayers of asking to be like Me, to be godly and live in righteousness, however instead of striving for these things outside of you, know, and let it resonate within your being, that these things are in reality who you are, who you were created to be. The Kingdom resides within! Do not look to Me to mirror Me, or simply reflect Me to others, do not just simply show love, become love, become Me, for it is through you that We operate, you being the empty vessel in which We flow uninhibited. Do you see? Do you really comprehend what this means for you? In this, you will find that you will never be mislead, you will never be confused, frightened, or deceived, for this could never happen when your body and your very being becomes Our temple. Can you imagine the impact on others if you walked and loved as I loved? This message today is very important because as the judgements of your nation, and indeed your world become  increasingly frequent and destructive, My church MUST rise up to fulfill the missions they were created to do at this very point in time. There is no need to fear, for I have told you all you need to know in My Word, and through those prophets that speak on My behalf. I have been and will continue to speak to you and guide you in all ways during these crucial times. I will provide for you, I will protect you, and I will comfort you My Beloved. Allow Me to flow unhindered through you now, and be at peace.  
I love you.
Your Messiah, Your All in All
Yeshua