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Monday, March 28, 2016

Monday's Message: Be Available

The Word of God teaches, that there will be the judgment seat of Christ, where all the saved, all the saints of God since Adam will stand before Jesus Christ, and give an account, give an answer to the Lord for the work done in our bodies since the day we got saved.
We can accurately conclude  that many of those of whom we read of in scripture will be greatly rewarded for their faithful service.  And we can probably all think of some we know personally that may rub shoulders with some of these greats.
Many of these faithfully used the gifts and abilities the dear Lord gave them for His honor and glory.  And that’s what we all should do.
Some in the church today, are multi-talented.  They can teach the Bible to any age, they can sing, they can preach the word of God, and so on. 
But not all of us are blessed with multiple talents.  But there is one talent we can all have, if we’ll just decide and dedicate ourselves to being.  And that ability is availability.
We read: I Cor. 16:17  “I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied. For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such. The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.”
We have already read of the significance of the man Stephanas in the church of Corinth;  but we know of nothing of the other two men: Fortunatus, and Achaius.
We learn that they refreshed Paul’s spirit.  They might have never preached or taught a Bible class, or sang a music special, but they were a great help to the great apostle Paul. And we do not know of anything they did or said, but we do know they were there, they were present, they were available.
We read in Proverbs 28:20 “ A faithful man shall abound with blessings:”
There is nothing that teaches us that this will not also be true at the Judgment Seat of Jesus Christ.
We may not all be able to be this or that, or do this or that, but we can all be available.  We can all be faithful, as a Fortunatus, and Achaius.

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