A Passion for Christ Ministries: October 2003 Newsletter  

"And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul" Acts 4:32(a)

The Master Builder
Part II: It Is Time


Greetings! Greetings!

The Master Builder. The Master Builder. The Master Builder. Receive strength just from the thought of it. Think about that title. The Master Builder. The Lord gave me this in February of 1998 and I want to share Part II of it with you now.

A Master. I wanted to break this down and know exactly what it meant. What does the Lord really want us to know? He said to tell you that He is The Master Builder. A Master. A master is a teacher. A schoolmaster or a tutor. A master is a learned person -- a scholar. It's an expert.

I wanted to also know what a Builder was. A Builder is one that builds. A person who contracts for and supervises the construction of a building.

The Master Builder

Jeremiah 18:1-6 The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? Saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.

It is time. It is time to let the Lord make us. He is the only one that can make us Rapture ready. It is in Him that we live, move, and have our being. It's only in Him. We don't belong to ourselves but we were bought with a price (the precious blood of Jesus). I Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. The potter, again, he was The Master Builder. He knows each of us through and through. He knows what it will take to make us rapture ready and keep us rapture ready. You may think that there are things that nobody knows. God knows all. God knows all. He knows our innermost secrets and desires. He sees when we are alone at night. When the whole world is sleeping and we are there -- there alone, wrestling -- He is there. He doesn't sleep. He is in the light but He can see in the darkness -- the inner most darkness of our lives. Daniel 2:22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. That which challenges us and scares us; that which makes us wonder and ponder regarding this and that -- He knows. He knows all. He knows those things that we haven't told another soul. "Yes," He knows. He sees every simple act that is committed. He sees us when we are crying. He notices when we are frustrated. He knows all about each precious one.

It is time. So many people have been deceived into thinking that they can tell little white lies and that no one will see them; no one will hear them. The Lord told us that before Abraham was I am. "I am." The Lord is warning each of us today. The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The soul that sinneth, it shall die Ezekiel 18:4. It shall die for all time and eternity. The word of God is crystal clear regarding hell. It is an everlasting place. Our souls will never die. As a matter of fact, our lives just begin when we die -- and eternity in Heaven or an eternity in hell. As it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment Hebrews 9:27. There is no rest from torture; no rest from crying. You will feel those flames. All of your physical senses will be in tact and very much alive. Luke 16:22-24 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eye, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. So let's reason with God. It is time to realize that He is the only one that can do anything for us. Let's lose sight of this world and all of its problems and concerns and gain a new identity; our God-given identity of becoming a child of the King. Let's live this life to live again...Yes, live again with Him for all time and eternity. It is time.

God will use you. He will use you through His grace. I Cor 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. It won't be by the wise. It won't be by the mighty or the noble but it will be by you and I. You and I working together to bring this great harvest in for the kingdom. We can only do this through the blood of Jesus. We must be made to be a blessing. We must first allow God to bless us mentally, physically, and in our souls, and then, and only then, will we be able to go forth as Jesus planned in the very beginning.

The fire of the Holy Ghost. That's how this work will be done. It will take the Lord to make each one in this final hour. The Lord is asking, "Are you willing? Are you willing? It is time." We must all get past our insecurities; looking at ourselves; our past failures; our past disappointments; our past, our past. We often dwell on that. Many times the Lord will push us out there to get us to use our faith, and we begin to regress backward in our thinking and actions. "Well, I used to. Well, my mother said that I wasn't really anything." The Lord is urging us ever onward. "You can make it. You can make it. I'll do it. I'll do it. I'll do it all. It will be by My power. There is nothing to fear. There is nothing to worry about. Trust me. I will never leave you." You can make it. It is time to decide that "You can make it."

The devil, he is very cunning. He is the master of manipulation, especially on those highly favored of the Lord. He attempts to flood our minds with past disappointments. He will even attempt to bring people back from the dead -- those people that we have left behind for the sake of following Christ. As you draw closer to the Lord, making each and every day count for Him, here comes the devil with a carcass from the past. Close your eyes to it all, I say. We must be able to uncover the wiles of the devil in this our final hour. We must know God, the devil, and ourselves in this final hour. This will be the secret of our success -- knowing the Spirit of God, the spirit of the devil, and the spirit of man. We must know them. We must know them, I say. Watch the devil. His job is to distract us; dissemble us and then finally destroy us. He is very, very patient. He is not in a hurry to get his prey. There are no regrets in this life when we live for the Lord. Close the door on the past. Let's move forward for the Lord. Let's get our minds busy with the things that pertain to kingdom building. God is the God of the living. Let's live in Christ.

When you come into the hands of The Master Builder, old things will pass and behold all things will become new. Many of us have talents, skills, and abilities that must be used for the Lord in this last and final hour. God has gifted each and every one of us with some skill, talent, or ability to be sanctified unto the Lord for His purpose of winning the lost in this last and final hour. Through the Lord, we can all make a difference for the kingdom. Hold onto all of His promises. Hebrew 13-5 I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Isaiah 53:5 and with His stripes we are healed. St. John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. I John 4:18 there is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. St John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

It is time to realize who you are in the Lord. Soak your mind in the promise of God daily. Realize that you are something great in the Lord.

This is Part II of a wonderful series about Jesus Christ The Master Builder. This is a great time to begin again. Please repeat this simple prayer with me, asking The Master Builder to restore, create, deliver, and most importantly, save you. He is willing. He is ready. He wants you, dear one. No one has ever loved you like Jesus. He does love you. Remember, It is time.

Oh, God! I have sinned against you. I am so sorry! I have come home, and I'm going to serve you, Lord, the rest of my life. I do believe. I do believe that you are The Master Builder. I believe that the blood of your Son, Jesus Christ, can make me clean and whole. Come on into my heart and help me. Help me, Lord. I trust and believe that through the blood, I can make it. I do believe that I can make it with your help. Oh, Lord, I want your help. Save my soul. Come on into my heart, Jesus! Come in!

If you meant that prayer, He has come.

Praise Him, He is Yours!

Who's that man that spared my life?

Who's that man that spared my life, more than once, more than twice? Taking my mind back on when I should have died and gone away but He said through the Blood, I can use you everyday. Who's that man that spared my life, more than once, more than twice? Telling me the enemy is a liar and a thief. Just look to me and just believe. Who's that man that spared my life, more than once, more than twice? He said I spared your life so others could see you with no pain. I spared your life so they could see your life and gain. "Gain what?" I asked. He said life more abundantly. It is not about you, you or you, as you can see.

Pick up your cross that I gave to you on Calvary for the souls who really, really need and want me. Who's that man that spared my life, more than once, more than twice? While living in the world, I found out who this man could really be. It is Jesus Christ, the one who set me free. He said, if I set you free, you are free indeed. Don't think about yourself. It's others who are in need. I spared your life so the Gospel could ring from your life so the people could know about my blood and they can come and take a dip. Just one drop of Blood spared your life. I have more drops to spare for whosoever will. Who's that man that spared my life, more than once, more than twice? I am that man that spared your life, more than once, more than twice.

I am that man that spared the life of many. My blood was shed to give you plenty. I made room for you. Adam fell but I came through. Sparing your life was such a great joy but I ask you to not play with me like I am a man. I am the Great I Am of the Universe. I am the Great I Am. I was here first. I love you. I love you. I love you, oh so dearly. My Father, I cry to Him and I know He hears me. Spare them, I plead. Spare them, I plead. Spare them, I plead. Some hear and some flee but My Spirit won't always strive with man. I am sparing your life so you can reach out to My nail riven hands but oh some of you won't. I say "do." In your heart you say "don't."

Who's that man that spared my life, more than once, more than twice -- more than twice? My voice is the same one of who you just said who's that man that spared my life. It is I. It is I. My name is Jesus Christ.

by David Thomas

Yours with a Passion for Souls,

Pastor, A Passion for Christ Ministries

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