James Wilson- Give Me Jesus (NAYC Version)

‘Give Me Jesus’- from James Wilson From the album “Songs For the Church”. Get the single ‘Give Me Jesus’ now at tps://music.apple.com/us/album/give…

 

Give Me Jesus

This world is not my home
I am just passing through
Earthly treasure soon will fail
But I found my hope
You are the one I want
You are the one I need
This world can have it all
It can take everything …
But give me Jesus … say

Give me Jesus
Give me Jesus
The one who broke these chains
And took away my shame
There is only one for me …

{Hey, ay, ay, ay
Hey, ey, ey, ey
Ey, ey, ey, ey, ey, ey, ey}

{Hey, ay, ay, ay
Hey, ey, ey, ey
Ey, ey, ey, ey, ey, ey, ey}

{The only lasting thing is you
You are forever
You are forever
You are the one that I run to
‘Cus you are my treasure
You are my treasure}

Heavens may fail
But you remain
You are my treasure
You are my treasure
Heaven and earth will pass away
You are forever
You are forever

{Hey, ay, ay, ay
Hey, ey, ey, ey
Ey, ey, ey, ey, ey, ey, ey}

‘Cus Jesus the only lasting thing
In this world is you
You are forever
You are forever
God, you’re the One
That I run to, Jesus
You are my treasure
You are my treasure
The only lasting thing is you
So I will hold on to you
Forever, I’ll hold on to you
Forever, and I will run
I will run into your arms
You are my treasure
You are my treasure

{The only lasting thing is you
You are forever
You are forever
You are the one that I run to
You are my treasure
You are my treasure}

The good works that God has prepared for us

For we are His workmanship

 

Ephesians 2:10

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

God has already prepared the works He has for us, and He did it with the purpose that we walk in them. Therefore it is not us that prepare the good works but God that has already prepared them for us. We however need to walk in them i.e. to realize them, to do them.

Something else very important: when we believed in our heart in the Lord Jesus Christ and His resurrection we was born again and became new creatures. As 2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us: “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation”. Though we were not saved by good works, being new creatures, we were created for, made for the good works that God has prepared for us. See this “created for” (marked with red in the above quotation of Ephesians 2:10) or else “made for”. The same words we would use to say for example: “a car is made (created) for traveling”. “A telephone is made (created) for making phone calls”. “A radio is made (created) for receiving radio signals”.

In other words, God, by telling us that we “were created for (made for) good works that He has already prepared for us”, He is telling us that He made us fully able, He has created us for, made us for, it is in the DNA of our new nature to do the good works He has prepared for us. Doing these good works is natural to us, to our new nature, because we were created for them. In contrast not walking in these works would be like not doing what we were created for. It would be like having a telephone that makes no phone calls or a radio that is dead.

We will understand better the meaning of the good works that God has already prepared for us by going to I Corinthians 12. There we read:

I Corinthians 12:27

“you are the body of Christ, and members individually”

And I Corinthians 12:18

“But now God has set the members, one of them, in the body as it has pleased Him.”

Each one of us is a member of the body of Christ with a particular function that was given to him by God. God has set us in the body with a specific role and as it pleased Him. And as in the physical body responsible for giving the orders to the members is the head, the brain, so also in the spiritual body responsible for giving orders is the head and this is one: CHRIST (Ephesians 5:23). The members of the body of Christ, as the members of the natural body, have as mission to do what the head is saying. We are not to decide the good works, the role we have in the body.

This God has already decided and prepared for us. What is our mission is to walk in these works, to realize them, to function as we were created to function! If we ignore this, if we choose to close our eyes, then our mission will never be completed. What I want to say brothers and sisters is that although God has prepared for us the works we are to do and although He has put us in the body with a specific role, function, it is us that walks in these works; it is us that we are to realize what the Head is saying.

If we don’t do it then nobody is going to do it for us. If we don’t play our role in the body then, as a natural body suffers when some of its members do not function well, so also the body of Christ will suffer. You see Christ is only the Head of the body. He gives the orders, but He depends on the members to execute them. Many brothers have a distorted meaning of what church is and they believe that ministry, doing the work of God, the works

He has prepared for us, it is something that belongs to the clergy, to the so-called “professionals”. For the rest, our only mission seems to be to fill the pews on Sundays. This is a big mistake. In the Word of God, there is no such thing as clergy and laity. What there is, is a body and every brother or sister has been set in this body by God with a specific function. You, brother or sister that read this article has a specific function in the body.

Do you know it? Do you do what God has set you in the body to do, the good works He has prepared beforehand that you walk in them? Or you just spend your time in the things of this world (that choke the Word of God and make it unfruitful – Mark 4:19), since ministry belongs, allegedly, to the …. professionals? If you, brother and sister don’t do what God has created you for, made you for, set you in the body for, then nobody is going to do it.

You are unique in the body of Christ, as every member in your own body is unique and absolutely necessary. Therefore if you have not yet found what God has prepared for you, it is absolutely necessary that you find it. It is necessary that you leave the sofa and seek the Lord. It is time to tell Him: “here I am Lord. What do you want me to do?” He has created you for, made you ready, fully enabled you for the good works He has for you. But you need to be available; you need to want to walk in them.

If you are not available to God then nothing is going to happen. You will in this case be like the member of the body that though indeed is in the body, it does not communicate with the head. This is a sick member, a member that does not function well. The opposite picture – the picture of this very vivid image of I Corinthians 12 with the body, the members, and the head – is the picture of a healthy member that upon the head’s calling it reacts immediately.

It is the picture of a man of God who looks unto the head to see what it wants and reacts accordingly and without hesitation. It is the image of the Christian that WALKS in, realizes the works that God has prepared for Him, bringing forth fruit and not allowing the Word to fall, victim of the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches and the lusts of other things (Mark 4:19). Such Christians God wants us. Christians that bring forth fruit and, through it, glorify our Father:

John 15:5, 8

“I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit ..… Herein is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be My disciples.”

Liberal mega-donor Soros sends $220M to US groups demanding police defunding

The president of George Soros’s Open Society Foundations declared that now is ‘the moment we’ve been investing in for the last 25 years.’

Tue Jul 14, 2020 – 8:32 pm EST

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UNITED STATES, July 14, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — The George Soros–founded Open Society Foundations has announced that it is investing $220 million in “Black-led justice organizations” that among themselves call for defunding the police and mass mail-in voting and express support for the riots that have swept across the country following the death of George Floyd.

“There is this call for justice in Black and brown communities, an explosion of not just sympathy but solidarity across the board,” Open Society Foundations president Patrick Gaspard told The New York Times.

“So it’s time to double down. And we understood we can place a bet on these activists — Black and white — who see this as a moment of not just incrementalism, but whole-scale reform.”

Soros is a prolific financier of left-wing causes throughout the United States and around the world, including abortion, euthanasia, population control, same-sex “marriage,” transgenderism, and more.

His Open Society Foundations spends almost $1 billion annually in 100 different countries, including $150 million per year funding the left-wing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the leading abortion company Planned Parenthood, and other liberal groups.

Gaspard told The New York Times that now is “the moment we’ve been investing in for the last 25 years.”

“We recognize that the struggle to dismantle systemic racism is an ongoing one; it has existed from the dawn of the republic to the present day, and is embedded in every level of government and in our penal and justice systems,” Gaspard said in a press release published earlier yesterday.

“But the power surge of people who have taken to the streets to demand that this nation do better — people of all ages, from all backgrounds, and in every corner of this country — gives hope to us all.”

His comments were echoed by Tom Perriello, executive director of Open Society-U.S., who directly referenced the Black Lives Matter movement.

“The success of this movement, the largest in U.S. history, will be measured over years, not weeks, and we cannot say that Black lives matter and not make a multi-year commitment to a strategy set by and centering Black leaders and organizations who changed America’s sense of what is possible,” Perriello said.

The press release from the Open Society Foundations references four groups who will receive the funding: Black Voters Matter, Circle for Justice Innovations, Repairers of the Breach, and Equal Justice Initiative.

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The Black Voters Matter social media pages are full of posts calling for the defunding of the police as well as promoting mass mail-in voting.

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Calls to defund the police have coincided with violent riots around the country following the death of George Floyd in May.

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Last month the Black Voters Matters organization also re-tweeted a post by BLM Louisville celebrating a group forming a human barricade across a bridge and appearing to bring all traffic to a halt.

The Circle for Justice Innovations organization, whose members say their mission to “end mass criminalization and incarceration” through transforming the U.S. criminal legal system, likewise expresses a general support for the unrest that has swept America following Floyd’s death.

“We are moved by the masses, in cities across the country, who are invoking their right to protest against these persistent forms of structural violence. These protests, initiated by righteous Black and Brown people, have been joined by people of all races,” a statement on the home page of their website reads.

The Repairers of the Breach organization in their mission statement “challenge the position that the preeminent moral issues are prayer in public schools, abortion, and property rights.”

Instead, they say, the moral public concerns of our faith traditions are how our society treats the poor, women, LGBTQ people, children, workers, immigrants, communities of color, and the sick — the people whom Jesus calls ‘the least of these.’”

In a tweet published last week, the group promoted an article by Marxist news service People’s World (a continuation of the Daily Worker, founded by the Communist Party USA), while highlighting a quote from the article asserting that “[s]ince plantation owners paid preachers in the early 19th century to defend slavery against the clear moral arguments of abolitionists, American Christianity has been infected by #Slave holder Religion.”

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“Since plantation owners paid preachers in the early 19th century to defend slavery against the clear moral arguments of abolitionists, American Christianity has been infected by #SlaveholderReligion.”

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Earlier this month, Repairers of the Breach used social media to criticize the Catholic Church, alleging complicity with racism, citing the case of Fr. Theodore Rothrock, who has been suspended by the ordinary of the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, Bishop Timothy Doherty, after Fr. Rothrock stated on social media that Black Lives Matter organizers feed off the fear they promote. A LifeSiteNews petition in support of Fr. Rothrock has been signed by more than 37,000 people.

“Until white Catholics have the courage to face deeply uncomfortable truths about the depth of racism in the nation and end the Church’s complicity of silence, attitudes like [Father] Rothrock’s will continue to fester and poison American Catholicism.”
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The Rev. Theodore Rothrock’s diatribe against Black Lives Matter got him suspended from his church in Carmel, Indiana.

 

Last month, a spokesperson for the Open Society Foundations denied any connection between the organization and the unrest across the country.

“I think partly it’s an attempt to distract from the real matters at hand — the pandemic, the protests or the Black Lives Matter movement,” Laura Silber, Open Society Foundations chief communications officer, said in a statement.

“It’s pretty demeaning to the people out there protesting when someone says they’re all paid. It’s insulting.”

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