[QTVOTD] God calls when you seek Him…

“And if you are willing to receive and accept it, John himself is Elijah who was to come [before the kingdom].  He who has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him consider and perceive and comprehend by hearing.” Matthew 11:14-15  ->me: Today I have been reading Matthew 11:7-11.  This is the point at which Jesus is talking to the crowds as John the Baptist’s disciples are returning to let him know that there is no one after Jesus; that Jesus is the one spoken of in Isaiah.  Jesus is explaining the role that John the Baptist was given by God to prepare the way for the coming of Himself.  John was baptizing those who were accepting the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob as the One True God, or recommitting their lives to this fact…why is this?  It was so that the voice of God and His Spirit would be loud in their hearts letting them know that Jesus was the Messiah; the same Messiah spoken of in the revelation of the prophets of old.  This goes to re-affirm that NO ONE comes to Jesus unless the Father calls them!!  Epiphany!!!  John the Baptist was sent to preach repentance and baptism so that sinners could hear the voice of God in their hearts calling them to His Son!!  This is why you must seek God to find Him…more importantly, His Son!  Wow, just wow!!  Now that Jesus has come, died, and rose again to live at the right-hand of the Father in heaven, we have direct access to the Father through Him!  This is why John the Baptist is no longer needed.  We can fall at the foot of the cross, releasing our pride before Him to accept the Grace and mercy the Father offers through the Blood Jesus bore on the cross for us.  Seeking God today mean crucifying our ego everyday so that we might receive grace and blessing through humility; being strong only by His strength alone.  You, God, will give me perfect peace when my mind is steadfast on You, because I trust in You! (Isaiah 26:3)

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