Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Mark - Time for correction

Time for correction

2 Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Mark 16:12 After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.
Mark 16:13 And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.

They had lost their trust and belief in the Lord, because he did not immediately set up his kingdom. They wanted to have important positions beside him as he ruled. This would come in time, but first Jesus must make the way through his shed blood and resurrection. They did not hear him when he spoke of this.

Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Listen, we may be disappointed by others and lose our trust in them, but NEVER lose faith in Jesus!

Mark 16:14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.

He upbraided them: He expressed disappointment in or displeasure with them for conduct that is blameworthy or in need of correction.

Jesus himself appeared before them, and he was not pleased with their whining and unbelief. Love corrects according to truth. This is how we exhort; according to the righteous word of God, in love. He did not sit there and listen to their whining. How many of us whine in unbelief? Why not trust in Jesus, believe in him now. For when he comes he will reward those who are looking for him.

Luke 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Eaglewings Ministries

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