And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ. Romans 1:6
“I AM the good Shepherd; I know My sheep and my sheep know me-just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father-and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep (us Gentiles) that are not of this sheep fold. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be ONE flock and ONE Shepherd. (Jew and Gentiles, non Jews) John 10:14-16
But now this is what the Lord says-He who created you, Jacob (insert your name), He who formed you, Israel: (insert your name) “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine. Isaiah 43:1
When He was alone, the twelve and the others around Him asked Him about the parable. He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that,”they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!” Mark 4:10-12
Whenever you read the Bible; do you read it contemplatively or do you just gloss over it? I’m asking because this is not a Book written without purpose. We are woven throughout every page, every passage and every promise. You have to read God’s Word intentionally . You have to take the time to reflect on what the Author intended to relay to us. This Book, the Bible, is no ordinary book. It’s the revealed heart and will of God for His VIP’S. How do you become a VIP? By simply believing that God is who He says He is, in light of His Son Jesus, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6
Jesus said “I and the Father are ONE.”to see Him is to see the Father. John 10:30
His VIP’S know this. They don’t blindly accept a narrative, they are the narrative. They find themselves interwoven throughout scriptures. They look for the nuances or hidden nuggets that will only be discovered by seekers. These are God’s VIP’S.
VIP’S aren’t satisfied with the periphery. They need to be on the inside. They’re like Mary choosing the better part. Sitting at the feet of Jesus. Not distracted by what’s going on around them. Can’t get enough of Jesus’ Word. They’re not the Martha’s, concerned more about making an impression, being busy with temporal stuff (that has its place) complaining that they’re the only ones “ working” while missing the better part. Luke 10:38-42.
No. VIP’S are more interested in what has the pulse of their Leader. I’m not suggesting that you sit and read the Bible all day. But I am suggesting that you make it a priority. Jesus called that decision “ choosing the better part” and He further stated that the decision to spend time with His Word will result in the Word not being taken away from us. Remember the message on the Sower and the seed? The importance of hearing, listening and heeding?
Most of us are familiar with Jeremiah 29:11 and quote it frequently when life stumps us or throws us a curveball. But VIP’S won’t stop there, they’ll read the ensuing verses. Which reads as follows: THEN you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. I will be found by you “declares the Lord “ (verses 12-14) VIP’S will always take the next step and dig deeper.
Anyone can be a groupie. But VIP’S are in the know. They’re on the inside looking out. We have the inside scoop, we have first hand account and are eye Witnesses, through experiences , of God’s goodness and faithfulness. We are who this verse speaks of. Listen;
Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! 1 Peter 1:8-9.
That’s the definition of a true VIP. I don’t need to see Him with my natural eyes to believe in and love Him. VIP’S walk by faith not by sight. We “KNOW “ Hallelujah!!! I’m shouting! Yes! I Am! Hallelujah! I’m God’s VIP! CALLED TO BELONG!! Hallelujah! Are you getting this???? I’m singing and shouting! I’m God’s VIP y’all! 💃🏽 sorry, but I can’t shout for you! This is personal. Lord have mercy! I’m besides myself right now! I can only pray that you all got this revelation. This is why you cannot be a casual reader of God’s Word!! There’s so much to glean and learn. So much to claim and receive. So much to experience and discover. And we will never exhaust them. Jesus! Jesus! Ok, let me calm down. Whew! Here’s another truth about VIP’S; we love not our lives even unto death. Revelation 12:11. VIP’S are not afraid to die for what we believe. We don’t shrink back when opposed. We are His witnesses. We’re convinced through personal experiences , that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. Are you a VIP?
What are you waiting for? Dive in! He said if you’re thirsty, COME! If you’re hungry, COME! If you’re tired, COME! If you’re disappointed with your life, COME! If you’re broke, COME! Sick, COME! Lonely, COME! Listen! Listen! He said “all things are ready, COME to the feast.” Luke 14. JUST COME!! Don’t worry about cleaning yourself up! COME! Don’t worry about past failures or mistakes, COME!! He’s waiting for only you. COME on home….
CALLING ALL VIP’s!!! And FUTURE VIP’S…
Father in the Name of Jesus! Thank you for welcoming me into the beloved family of VIP’S. What a privilege we have to be called sons and daughters of the most High God. We are not accidents, we are called to belong! Hallelujah. Thank you Jesus for making the way for us to be with the Father and for praying that we would be one even as You are one with the Father. We’re so blessed. Can’t thank or praise you enough! We’re humbled and grateful, more than words could ever say. Thank you, so much. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen
Live like you know: You’re God’s VIP!
Walk with the King today, and be a blessing.
Written by permission of the Holy Spirit.