Isaiah 35:1-4 Imagine the wilderness whooping for joy, the desert’s unbridled happiness with its spring flowers. It will happen! The deserts will come alive with new growth budding and blooming, singing and celebrating with sheer delight. The glory of Lebanon’s cedars and the majesty of Carmel and Sharon will spill over to the deserts. The glory of the Eternal One will be on full display there, and they will REVEL in the majestic splendor of our God. So, with confidence and HOPE in this message, strengthen those with feeble hands, shore up the weak-kneed and weary. TELL those who worry, the anxious and fearful, “Take strength; have courage! There’s nothing to fear. Look, here—your God! Right here is your God! The balance is shifting; God will right all wrongs. None other than God will give you success. He is coming to make you safe.”
The Voice Bible Copyright © 2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society All rights reserved.
Tear Down The Walls
The Bride of Christ is HUGE, and yet there are so many walls, so much isolation from each other? When we are invisible to each other, how can we hope to point others to God and encourage each other? I believe it is time to tear down the walls and SHARE. God is calling us to S.H.A.R.E! We were created and shaped to be a people of community, a people of fellowship, caring, loving and sharing. We were not created for this temporary world, we were created for eternity, to be a Christ Community that is built on forever with the common denominator of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. 12 I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives,
(NKJV) The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Balance Out Receiving And Giving
We need to balance out our receiving with giving and sharing, because this is what will build our unity. We have an AMAZING Father God, incredible, miraculous in all HIS Ways and He is growing and building His Church. We ARE the Bride of Christ! We need to begin talking HIM up and REVEL In The
JOY we have within us, sharing HIM with each other and breaking down the walls of isolation, soul to soul, heart to heart and spirit to spirit. It begins with us, you and me and it begins with taking time to communicate, to speak, to say something to one another. The World is doing all the talking; it is time for us to stand together and TALK GOD UP!
Share! God Has Something To Say!
God, He Wants To SAY It Through You. He Wants To Encourage His People And He Will Help You Be Vulnerable And Do It. Say It! Be It! Live It! No Matter What! SHARE! Unify Others In God’s Great Strength! Start First With Your Vital-Vertical Relationship With Jesus And Then Move Into Divine Appointed Fellowship, Horizontically With Others.
Vital-Vertical Relationship With God! This Is Where All Conversation Begins! God Is The Purpose And Reason For This World. He IS The HOPE We SHARE! When People Suffer, We S.H.A.R.E. The Reason For The World! Listen-Selah:
The Reason For The World By Matt West
The Servant of God says: The Lord God has given Me the tongue of a disciple and of one who is taught, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He wakens me morning by morning, He wakens My ear to hear as a disciple as one who is taught. Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation
Say So! Dare To Share! Redeemed Of The Lord! Let Us Stand Forth Together And “SAY-SO”! SHARE! Revel In God’s Grace! SHARE! Say So! This Is Our Purpose! Listen:
Say So! By Isreal
Build Unity In The Bride Of Christ!
There has never been a more important time for us to begin to Break DOWN the walls and build unity in the Bride of Christ. Are you in with God as He begtins to break the chains of isolation? Because He is ready for us to be found in HIM, first in a vital-vertical LOVE relationship with HIM
and out of that relationship sharing HIS LOVE with His people, being verbal and active in LOVE, humbly and wisely using the gifts He has given us and being HIS Bride amongst each other sharing, building community and caring for one another. This takes words. There is power in the spoken word as we see throughout the scriptures and at the beginning of us all there was the WORD speaking us and our world into being. Tear down the walls of isolation between us by taking time to Communicate WORDS to one another heart to heart, soul to soul, life to life, be a part of building up the Body of Christ, be a part of sharing the unity with the WORDS of life and encouragement God has given you.
The Time Is NOW! Arise Bride Of Christ. Jesus Dares Us To SHARE The Love Of God Through WORDS and ACTIONS of encouragement! Let us come together Bride of Christ, come reaching out of our comfort zones and make the invisible, visible! Let’s Be LOUD – Loving LOUD With Words, Actions, Deeds… Listen-Change:
By Our Love By Christy Nockles
I Have Been Dared To Share!
How about you? I know it is so comfortable to just sit back and receive and be safe and sound in our own little world of sameness, where nothing shakes up our comfort zone. In some ways it is comfortable being invisible, but the walls of invisibility that we build comfortably around us, hurts and isolates others and kills community. We were not called to invisibility, we were called to make the INVISIBLE,
Visible as Jesus did when He walked the earth, making His Father Visible to all! Just like Jesus did, we are to be the visible life of Christ. So we are being challenged by the Holy Spirit to step out of our comfort zones and give, share, care and love so together we can break down the walls of isolation this culture has built up and make the Bride of Christ visible person by person. Talk HIM Up! Just Do It! WORD UP!
If we can serve others, we should serve. If we can teach, we should teach. If we can encourage others, we should encourage them. If we can give, we should be generous. If we are leaders, we should do our best. If we are good to others, we should do it cheerfully. Rules for Christian Living: Be sincere in your love for others. Hate everything that is evil and hold tight to everything that is good. Love each other as brothers and sisters and honor others more than you do yourself.
Contemporary English Version (CEV) Copyright © 1995 by American Bible Society
We Are The Generation Of Invisibility
We keep our hearts tucked away from each other and our lives safely invisiblized in our comfort zone. We remain silent and invisible and we treat each other as if everyone is invisible. You don’t see me, I don’t see you, we are invisible to each other. It is easy and comfortable. We have built walls of isolation from each other. We need to have the vision of Jesus that we “grow together” or we don’t go at all. Together is good. God created together! Where two or three are gathered and a three strand cord is not easily broken (Ecces.4:9) are amazing bits of His wisdom on community. It is in this wisdom that we REVEL, making changes in our hearts, becoming visible to others in WORDS and Deeds, stretching past our comfort zones and letting others know they are visible-vital-valuable people! Isolation in this culture has damned up the comfort of God and people are finding false comfort in things of this world that divisively designed hurt them more than they comfort them. Tear down the walls and SHARE God’s love, hope, comfort and peace with others.
2 Corinthians 1:3-7
God of All Comfort! He Comforts Us – We SHARE Comfort With Others!
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. 6 If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. 7 Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort. (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Connect With Others
Look up today, connect vertically and speak out today and connect horizontically with at least two or three, it is a beginning. Let someone hear that still small voice in you. You were spoken to today, speak back-speak forward. Just Do It. Share the life, joy, wisdom, peace, hope of Jesus Christ in you with someone today. Encourage someone in H.E.L.D today with what God has whispered in your heart. Let someone who is invisible be visible because you cared enough to share, to speak to them. Break the isolation. Break the silence. Tear down the walls that separate us and speak to one another today. I dare you to S.H.A.R.E. !
Mark 10: 27
What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops. Amplified Bible
God’s Living Room
H.E.L.D is a facebook group God called my husband and I to start as the beginning to establishing God’s community-conversations with WORDS-Shared and invisibility brought to LIGHT
as we tear down the walls of isolation in The Bride of Christ. Dare to SHARE with us in God’s Living room at H.E.L.D it is a tool in the Hand of God to begin to break down the isolation of this culture and where invisibility has darkly crept into the Bride of Christ and built walls between us, we want to be used of God to bring the LIGHT of His WORD and shatter the darkness of invisibility. We want to begin to make everyone visible no matter who you are, you are visible-viable-vital part of life and community! SO WORD UP! Share! Say Something Today To Someone And Do Your Part As You Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Speak WORDS of life, encouragement, love, wisdom, JUST SPEAK… let someone hear the God in YOU. S.H.A.R.E!
The Word Of God, The ONE And ONLY Master Plan! SHARE IT! SPEAK IT! Lift Up The SWORD! SAY Something That Matters Eternally So!
Listen: The Word Of God By Big Tent Revival
Proverbs 27: 11
A word spoken at the right time is like gold apples on a silver tray! Serve someone an apple today, don’t just keep them to yourself.
The Next Step You Take
You come to GOD to share your life with HIM, to receive of HIM, now take the next step and SHARE, SPEAK to His family, open your heart to others and tear down the walls of isolation, invisibility. Be openhearted to GOD AND openhearted to others. Time to GROW! Receive=GIVE. Keep nothing from your Vital-Vertical relationship, empty yourself and go back to GOD and get more because HE has an abundance and HE wants to SHARE IT through you. Just Do It! Dare To S.H.A.R.E.!
Be A Wall Breaker! Be A LIGHT that exposes invisibility and brightens up the life of another with GOD WORDS that hold power and matter eternally so. Tear Down The Walls! Listen – Be Inspired – Be Changed:
Tear Down The Walls!
I Dare You To S.H.A.R.E.
The Love Of Jesus Through Words Of Life-Love-Wisdom-Encouragement.
H-ope In Him Vitally-Vertically And Share Your Hope- Pour It Out On Others Lives.
A-lways Love Others As You Love God. Nurture Others With Words Of Love! Care!
In The Grace Of God. Be Soul Saturated In God-Grace! Abundantly Pour It Out!
Through Your AWE Of GOD–Encourage Others Deeply In His Great Wonders!
1 Thessalonians 5:9-11
God didn’t set us up for an angry rejection but for salvation by our Master, Jesus Christ. He died for us, a death that triggered life. Whether we’re awake with the living or asleep with the dead, we’re alive with him! So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it.
The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson
SHOW the Love of Jesus to others that we freely and abundantly receive! As we HOPE in Him, trusting in Him, we pour out and let others borrow the hope we have in God until they can stand firmly with theirs and begin sharing hope too. We ALWAYS love, because we know God has loved us much, forgiven us much and is able to do the same miraculous heart change in others as HE has done in us.
I could say the same things if you were in my place. I could spout off criticism and shake my head at you. But if it were me, I would encourage you. I would try to take away your grief. New Living Translation (NLT)
Speak Words Of Hope And Encouragement
Tear Down The Walls Of Isolation And Build The Church, The Bride Of Christ In Unity So Much So That Everyone You Come In Contact With Today Leaves You Feeling Visible-Valuable-Viable-Vital!
Be H.E.L.D. As You Take My Hand, Walk With Me A While And Borrow My HOPE As I S.H.A.R.E. From My Open Hearted Love Because I Dare To Share The Common Denominator Of Our Lives, Jesus Christ. Listen and Learn:
Borrow Mine By Bebo Norman
Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?”I said, “Here I am. Send me.”
New Living Translation (NLT) Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright© 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation.
GO – Send I To S.H.A.R.E.
From The Author
I pray God changes us through this Word of Exhortation. I pray He opens our mouths of encouragement, causes us to make people around us visible-viable-valuable. For other God exhortations come into The Bridegroom’s Café http://thebridegroomscafe.com/ and be blessed by AWE-GOD .