Happy New Year in Jesus!

“Read the gospels, see what I did, and do what I did.”
(Rhema word from the Lord Jesus given to Marsha Deveaux Johnson many years ago)

What did Jesus do?
Even though He was fully God, He did nothing of Himself. John 5:30
We must follow Him in this example.  Our lives must totally reflect the will of the Father.  Jesus accomplished God’s will for His earthly mission by death on the cross.  We must also accomplish God’s will for our earthly mission by the death of our self life.  We must daily surrender to God’s will and purpose totally.

Even though He was fully God, He did not minister under His own power. Luke 4:18, Acts 10:38
We must follow Him in this example.   We must not minister out of our own selves and acquired knowledge.  Total dependency must be upon the Holy Spirit for ministry.  The Holy Spirit led path for ministry yields to fulfilling God’s purpose and “Life”.  Self propelled ministry leads to aborting God’s plan and “Death”.

His earthly purpose was not to please Himself, but rather to bring the lost back to relationship with the Father. John 3:16-17, Mark 16:15-20.
We must follow Him in this example.   It is also our purpose to bring the lost back to relationship with the Father.  Whatever we desire to pursue as a career in life, we train for it.  Our training for being like Jesus is to first accept Him as our Savior.  We then invite Him to live His life in us.  We immerse ourselves in His word and exchange our life for His life.   It is only then that we can fulfill our purpose on earth.

2013 Good News!
Isaiah 3:10-11
“Say to the righteous, it shall be well with him:  for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.  Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him:  for the reward of his hands shall be given him.”
To submerge into liquid; to become deeply involved; to baptize by submersing the body completely in water (God’s Word/Power).  2013 is the year of immersing into the word and power of God!  Be ready to do this for Eternity!

Why "Hepzibah in Training?"

More than twenty five years ago I stood in a powerful praise and worship service. As I entered into worship weeping in the presence of the King, I heard the voice of Jesus in my spirit. He called me two names. The first name was Hephzibah and the second was Beulah. I was stunned and immediately sat down on the bench to ponder these two names. Neither of these names appeared flattering to me.

I left church and called my sister, a mighty warrior of God, and told her that God had called me two names. Her reply was “If God called me names; I needed to find out what they meant.” I searched scripture and found that the name Hephzibah means, “The Lord delights in her” and that Beulah meant, “Thy land is married (committed, spoken for, etc). Needless to say, I was delighted in the significance of these two names that my Savior has bestowed upon me. My goal and treasure in life is to fulfill the plan for my life on this side of Eternity and to train for the other side of Eternity.

I offer you the revelations, thoughts, and meditations that God imparts to me in this blog “Hepzibah In Training”.

I thank you for your comments.