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Easy!!! 1/14/24

Easy!!! 1/14/24




Matthew 11:28-30 (KJV)

28  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.


29  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.


30  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.


“FOR MY YOKE IS EASY, AND MY BURDEN IS LIGHT!!!!”


MANY years ago I sat across a table in a Japanese restaurant across the table from a very successful Christian and anointed TV producer-in fact, this individual was a founding entrepreneur of Christian television in the Atlanta area. He recorded and produced my previous Church's weekly telecasts for many years.


I was KILLING myself in attempt to build a “successful” ministry and Church.


I had read all the books and explored all the earthly ideas on the “HOW TO DO!!”


As we calmly conversed he surprised me with a simple statement:


“IF IT IS OF GOD IT IS EASY!”


I was instantly INCENSED in my spirit!!!!!


The audacity of that stupid statement!!!!! Why, that flies in the face of the American WORK ethic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I wanted to reach across the table and strangle my dear friend!!!!!


Here I was/am-KILLING myself for Jesus and you say that!!!!!!!!!!


Here, MANY years later-as I read Jesus' Words, I found Biblical enlightenment to his profound statement:


Matthew 11:28-30 (KJV)

28  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.


29  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.


30  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.


I still do not like his statement:


“IF IT IS OF GOD IT IS EASY!”


I still do not fully understand it.


Perhaps it is because WE all want to do rather than be......................................


John 15:7 (KJV)

7  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.


Perhaps it the “ABIDING” part............


ABIDE-a primary verb; to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy) :- abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, tarry (for), × thine own.

Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.


WE/maybe only me, do not understand or know how to “ABIDE” in Jesus or allow His Word to “ABIDE” in us/me??????


WE.me want to DO rather than “only” ABIDE?????????????????


WE/me do not want to:


Psalm 123:2 (KJV)

2  Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.


Psalm 37:7 (KJV)

7  Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.


REST in the Lord-a primitive root [compare <H1724> (daham), <H1820> (damah)]; to be dumb; by implication to be astonished, to stop; also to perish :- cease, be cut down (off), forbear, hold peace, quiet self, rest, be silent, keep (put to) silence, be (stand) still, tarry, wait.

Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.


Does not Scripture rightly instruct us:


Psalm 127:1 (KJV)


1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.


Beloved, WE were CREATED “for THY (GOD'S) PLEASURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”


Revelation 4:11 (KJV)

11  Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.


David wrote:


Psalm 40:8 (KJV)

8  I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.


Hebrews 10:7 (KJV)

7  Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.


Jesus, in His human flesh, did NOT want to endure the CROSS!!!


Matthew 26:39 (KJV)

39  And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.


Luke 22:42 (KJV)

42  Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.


Matthew 26:42 (KJV)

42  He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.


I did NOT want to/DESIRE TO write this message today!!!!!!!!!!!


SMILE-it was NOT easy!!!!!!!!!!!


BUT!!!


Matthew 19:26 (KJV)

26  But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.


SMILE AGAIN-I leave YOU today to wrestle with my friend's words-


“IF IT IS OF GOD IT IS EASY!”


SELAH-THINK/PRAY ABOUT IT!!!


God Bless You!!!


Pastor Doug


Please feel free to contact me anytime at [email protected], or by phone:


404-295-5644 or 


CHURCH ADDRESS:


70 Stone Rd.


McDonough, GA. 30253


Your tithes and offerings are greatly appreciated and much needed and can be sent to the above CHURCH ADDRESS or by accessing our website:


WWW.GOSPELOUTREACHCHURCH.COM


and/or via pay pal or cash app.


Thank You and God Bless You!!!

Pastor Doug

Please feel free to contact me anytime at [email protected], or by phone:

404-295-5644 or

CHURCH ADDRESS:

70 Stone Rd.

McDonough, GA. 30253

Your tithes and offerings are greatly appreciated and much needed and can be sent to the above CHURCH ADDRESS or by accessing our website:


and/or via pay pal or cash app.

Thank You and God Bless You!!!

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