There are ‘wars and rumours of wars’ yet to come; the world is seemingly in disarray; many are dying, at home and abroad. You look to God and ask, ‘Why? How can this be Lord?’
The Lord replies – ‘See to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come’. (Matthew 24:6) These are signs of the end of the age: when all around you is fading fast, when the systems and structures of man are crumbling. In these times you will hear of disaster in the natural ‘systems’ of the world and in the man-made.
And yet, this is the time that He is asking you, ‘My child, be one who looks out for ‘the one’ in the midst of all this chaos – the individuals I set before you to release My light and life into.
For out of all of this and the thousands who are being shaken I bring ‘ones’ to you.
One at a time – for you to love, hold, disciple, bring transformation by My Spirit.
Lean not on your own understanding in these days but look to Me, for I have, and I am the solution. I am the One who speaks and there is Life. Agree with Me to release life to the ones I bring to you and you will see renewal, you will witness the transformation of My Kingdom come.’
(The parable of the good Samaritan)
On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he asked, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’
‘What is written in the Law?’ he replied. ‘How do you read it?’
He answered, ‘“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind”; and, “Love your neighbour as yourself.”’
‘You have answered correctly,’ Jesus replied. ‘Do this and you will live.’
But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’
In reply Jesus said: ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half-dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he travelled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. “Look after him,” he said, “and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.”
‘Which of these three do you think was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?’
The expert in the law replied, ‘The one who had mercy on him.’
Jesus told him, ‘Go and do likewise.’