JESUS sent people out to peacefully invade and infiltrate lives and homes of strangers whether they asked for the intrusions or not. They were empowered to solve other’s problems at personal inconvenience and high costs. Today, many “Christians” have been taught to be greedy, self-aware, insularly-enclosed and be fearful of (unknown) others.
Disciples were taught to be HELPFUL to others by casting out devils out of them, when necessary, so they could be relieved of supernatural influences that unknowingly troubled them to misbehave, give others relief by healing sicknesses that worried them, and by abide in others’ spaces for enough period of time that they could have enough knowledge of the true gospel. But, today’s “believers” are intolerant, first to fight unknown people, label others as toxic and cut relationships off, sometimes with no provocation. Jesus believed in culturally integrating others while some of his followers today compare and measure themselves as better and above “them” “others”.
LIFE should be a LOVE-full place. Jesus Is LOVE. His followers should learn His kind of LOVE too. God’s kind of LOVE is not about living in isolation, seclusion, division, or segregating with one’s own kind alone!!! Christ LOVE is not stupid, it understands the place of alternative action and balance, but remains wisely out-going and generously out-giving regardless. Life is much BETTER when we LOVE and fill our communities with Christ kind of LOVE!
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15 (KJV)
Please READ Luke 10:2-9 and Matthew 10:5-15
“These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, 10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. 11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. 12 And when ye come into an house, salute it. 13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.”
Matt 10:5-15 (KJV)
“Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. 3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. 5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. 6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. 7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. 8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: 9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.”
Luke 10:2-9 (KJV)
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK – 31-DAY GUIDE ON LONGER-LASTING LOVE
Day 2 – I Need Not Life-Labor Alone
“There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail”.
Eccl 4:8 (KJV)
EVERYBODY NEEDS A CO-PILOT IN LOVE!
Cockpit is the front room in a plane where flight control buttons, meters and other gadgets are located for co-existing management of a pilot and a co-pilot. Though almost equally skilled to take charge of flights, yet, both learn the rules of how one leads as the other follows responsibly and supportively.
Except in small SINGLE piloted or combat planes both PILOTS often refresh on need for STRICT adherence to navigational rules of effective take-off and landings of flight! Love-pilots in relationships should not take God-ordained STRICT guidelines for granted, else relationship take-offs and landings may not be guaranteed. Every man or woman can be a pilot or co-pilot of love.
True LOVE gives room for strengths and weaknesses of another co-traveller, in OVERALL interest of mutual SAFE-LANDINGS!
“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.“
Eccl 4:9-10 (KJV)
It is important for love-relationship pilot and co-pilot to give enough room for one another through wisdom and submission in order to enjoy smooth-sailing or smooth-flying relationship.
“Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.”
Eph 5:21 (KJV)
LOVE is sweeter when ample room is given for a co-LOVE-traveller who assists in life’s journeys. Between a pilot and a co-pilot, many hazards, storms and bad weather can be more easily overcome, while several safe take-offs and landings are mutually, navigationally and successfully executed! Whatever is beyond the pilot is taken care of by the co-pilot. And whatever the pilot is incapable of, the co-pilot fixes!
My Lord, I know that it is easier for me to lead my life alone and all by myself. I know that I can live without submitting my choices and decisions to another person. I know that I can avoid the stresses that can come with a close and intimate love-relationship. But, I also see a possibility that life-travails can be easier, simpler and more enjoyable when there is a right-co-love-traveller. I therefore ask in JESUS name that you help me to allow ample room for my lover and significant other. Please help my love-relationship to be full of understanding and purposeful alignment. I also ask that you give me grace to relate in true love. Help my relationship to have all that it needs and at the right moments. In JESUS name I prayed.