The Lord Hath Need…Bro. Kale Neely
9/27/2009 6:00 PM
Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him. And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them. And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? And they said, The Lord hath need of him.
The Lord owns everything and we don’t normally think of him needing anything.
Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord’s thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.
This earth seems vast, but in the universe, it’s small. God owns it all.
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
Souls belong to God. When our bodies die; our souls go to God. God wants something from that soul that only we can give.
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
God has a need here. The whole reason for man’s existence is to worship God. God needs our worship. Worship has to be a freewill offering. Freely given worship honors and pleases him.
2 Corinthians 8:12
For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
God doesn’t ask for what you don’t have, just what you are capable of. He’s reasonable and good. Trust that God won’t ask more of you than you can do. Offer the vessel and leave the rest to God. He’ll supply the will and the desire to do what he asks. He’s yoked up with us. He’ll help us to carry the burden. If we’re willing, we’re accepted.
1 Peter 5:2
Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly, not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
Willingly give service to both God and man.
2 Corinthians 5:14
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
The love of God compels us to do some things. Have a strong desire to do for God and for your fellowman. We want to give back because God has given us so many things.
Exodus 35:21, 29
And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the Lord’s offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.
The children of Israel brought a willing offering unto the Lord, every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for all manner of work, which the Lord had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses.
They were bringing an offering to build the tabernacle. Their hearts and souls made them willing.
2 Chronicles 19:3
Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.
They started cleaning house and seeking God. If our service would be acceptable, we have to clean house.
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
It’s asking us to cleanse our hands and purify our hearts. It takes God’s help. As we take the initiative and get close to God, he’ll clean us up. When God shows us a need, he shows us a way out.
And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
Christ is fulfilling the Passover by the application of his blood to our hearts. He desired to be with his disciples. Jesus shows us God. God desires communion with humanity.
2 Corinthians 5:17-19
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them: and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
God wants to reconcile us to himself.
And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
Do you remember the day the Father met you and saved you?
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church. For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
God needs us individually and collectively. All the gifts are dispersed throughout the body and each member is important. Christ’s body should have his gifts and do his works. Pray that the lacking areas be filled. Fill the place God gives you to serve. God wants us to be a functioning body on earth. He wants us to be in unity and be together. (See Mark 16:15; Luke 14:21-23) Don’t discriminate when you issue the call. God sees the heart. Sow beside all waters. You never know where a potential saint may be found. If we’ll make an effort, God will help us. (See Matthew 9:37-38). There’s a need for workers.
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe on him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Be willing to go out.
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Be willing to be used wherever and however God sees fit. Minister where God has put you. It’s for the good of the body. Seek God for direction. He’ll direct and guide you. Be a worker. God doesn’t call the lazy.
You have people you can touch and influence. Fulfill your personal ministry. God will hold you accountable for it.
From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
God is asking each of us this question. Will you go away from God after all you’ve enjoyed? Where will you go? Have faith and trust in God. He knows what he’s doing. We can’t let anything offend us or hold us back in working for and living for God. The ones that went back believed a lie. Who will you believe? Procrastination adds layers of hardness to your heart. There may not be more time. Listen when God calls.