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Outcomes
 
 

For quite a while God has been impressing on me not to look to outcomes when ministering in Jesus Name.
 
I was just pondering why God has stressed the point to not to consider His outcome for others in my thoughts. I asked for a scripture to show me and the below came to mind.
 
John 21:21-22 NLTSE Peter asked Jesus, "What about him, Lord?" Jesus replied, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me."
 
Sadly Jesus' example to Peter about John, became a rumour that John would not die. (This was my immediate thought based on the verse following the above, which John was trying to clear up at the end of his gospel.)
 
Yet, I had to repent of this thinking of the rumours as being "sad", as the gospel record of the rumours gives us more reason for greater understanding - that if we focus on anything other than following Jesus, we go wrong.
Jesus will do as He pleases with any and every soul. Only Jesus' outcome for anyone will prevail ... not our thoughts or intents.
 
Another thing is that it gives us a very clear picture and understanding, that to Jesus, each soul has His personal attention for His best outcome for that soul.
 
Sure, we fellowship as Jesus Body while on earth, care for others in Jesus Name, pray for others etc, yet we keep in mind that our primary task is following Jesus.

Much love in Christ,
Bernard

Friday, 22 June 2018

Cape Town, South Africa
 

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