I was reading in Ezekiel about a chain of bloody crimes.
(Eze 7:23) Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.
It seemed to say that the land was full of crime so much that it made a chain linking them all.
Not a good state of affairs to be sure. But the concept of making a chain of something clicked in me and I thought about what Malachi said about brethren seeking each other out and what God thought about that;
(Mal 3:16) Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
(Mal 3:17) And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
Notice that those who feared God spoke often one to another. And God took especial note of that fact to the point where he actually put their names in a book of Remembrance.
Then the Lord of Hosts says that in the day that He makes up His jewels that they, those who feared God and spoke often with each other would be spared.
It seems to me that these people were in a way making a chain of Love.
We are told so often to fellowship with each other so that we can encourage each other as the day grows closer.
(Heb 10:25) Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
WE are told to lay down our lives for the brethren as Christ laid down His life for us.
1Jn_3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
If you spend any time on this website you will see that we want to share what thoughts and ideas we can come up with that will help all of us see ourselves as Christ sees us.
We are in the Laodicean stage of the church a time period where God says that we are in a spiritually lukewarm condition.
He says that we think that we do not need anything and because of that we have become blind to our condition.
Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Rev 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
Rev 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
We are a group of members of the body of Christ that are devoting ourselves to sharing this eyesalve to our brothers and sisters so that they might be able to see themselves more clearly and perhaps change. God is demanding that they Repent and become Zealous again.
Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
So we are looking for brethren who are willing to help in the work to provide that eyesalve. We are looking for those of you who will be willing to share what we put out in our various publications and posts, with your brethren. If you fear God speak with the brothers and sisters that you know about what all is being shared here.
Some of us are going to have to go through the Great Tribulation. If we wake up in time we might be accounted worthy to escape that or even if not we may well have gained enough of God’s Holy Spirit to make it through to the resurrection intact.
So you see what we are doing here is to save some of our brothers and sisters from suffering or maybe even losing their lives. A worthy work we think. We are asking you to be a part of that just by sharing what we post to your connections within the body of Christ.
Some of you may even be able to produce articles, posts, or audio/video presentations that would help our people to see themselves properly.
Many of our people seem to feel safe because of where they are and because they don’t see themselves as any worse than the rest of the congregation where they attend. They have become self-satisfied because they are comparing themselves among themselves. We are warned against that.
2Co_10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
2Co 10:17 But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
2Co 10:18 For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.
This is one of the ways that we have blinded ourselves.
God demands that we become profitable servants. But just keeping God’s Commandments does not qualify us as profitable.
Luk 17:10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
So here is a work that you can do that goes beyond just obeying what we have been commanded to do. Helping us and even praying for us is laying down your life for your brethren.
We are not asking for you to join us as part of a group but rather for us all to function as individuals in a grassroots movement within the body of Christ reaching out as individuals to share what is being given to help them and ourselves to actually begin to SEE OURSELVES AS GOD SEES US.
Become like those whom God took note of in Malachi. Those who feared God and spoke often to one another.
Greater love has no man than he who is willing to give up his life for his friends. This takes effort, it takes time out of your life.
(Joh 15:13) Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Let’s forge this “CHAIN OF LOVE” THROUGHOUT THE BODY OF CHRIST.
Remember how we got behind the work that Christ was doing using Mr. Armstrong to take the Gospel in power to the world. Do you remember how it made you feel? Well, we can feel that way again by providing the eyesalve that Christ says our people need to be able to open the door for Him.
Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Rev 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
Rev 3:22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.