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Once this site was just for me. It was a personal blog, journal or diary of my journey with the Lord. However one day reading it I found that this could also be a real testimony to the world. Evangelism is my heart. Jesus is my life. This is my real account of my Christian walk and revelation that I share with you. In all things take them to scripture. I do not claim to be an expert though I study, research and seek the truth daily. My purpose it to stir your heart towards the Heavenly Father so you can pursue your own Journey with the lord.

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Parable of the Wedding Banquet

A Banquet for 2 

About 2 weeks ago I was at an end about my place within the Body.  I really do not know why it came about but I can say like most of these type things it was not something I did or something that was done to me but rather just an attack of enemy of the weakest of all areas the human mind and the human heart.

I asked God as I dozed off into a slumber why God?  He knew what I mean't.  See God knows how I felt and even more so he knew from where it came from.  I asked God for an encouraging word.  He knew my question was about condition but his statement to me was something I will not soon forget so I will write about it as best I know how.

He gave me Matthew 22.  It was a little scary at first I began to read because when I got this word I knew it was from God.  I gripped my coffee in hopeful desperation. I was even more afraid as I read. I realized this is not encouraging at all.  I got frustrated as I read over it and over it again.

Here it is for your ease of Read.

The Parable of the Wedding Feast22 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said:“The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all thingsare ready. Come to the wedding.”’ But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’ 10 So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. 12 So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and[a] cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
The Fun Begins..Talks with God

To sum up Matthew 22 A King is throwing a Banquet.  That Banquets he sends out his servants to go out and invite people to this banquet and when they return and the banquet happens no-one shows up and are unwilling to come.  When they don't show the King gets all in a huff and orders to have Homes and people killed.

Umm.. This what not what I meant by encouraging I thought to myself.  This not the least bit encouraging.  It played out to me, at least in my head at a scene in Braveheart.

I read this thing over and over again and I said. Lord this is not encouraging why do you have me reading this?

The Lord replied,. Why do you go to Church?.
...I thought and before I replied he said...now tell me why others do.

I replied.  Well People go to church because they have been going for 25+ years and its what they have done so they keep on doing it.  (I went on) Some people go to church because they believe it is a ticket to heaven and they will get some kind of ticket in or be put in the good line and get a review of sorts of their good deeds and bad deeds.  He asked is there more.  I said well some people believe that God wants them to be better people and that by going to church they can learn to be better people.

I kept going and almost to no end I could think of many reasons.  I blurted out another,.,,  Some people go to church because a family member goes and if they don't go it will be uncomfortable for them.  Some people go from obligation, or fear or to appease to make a spouse happy or even a pastor or to have community clout or power.

I was almost done with my rant.  I had too much coffee and was having trouble getting to sleep.  He asked me why did I?  I was silent.  It was not as easy to blurt out why I did.  He then asked me...Better yet why do you Serve me?  Again I was silent.

I was afraid I did not have the answer.  It was easy speaking what I thought about others but when it got personal now I had to answer to the King and he was asking for an answer.  Do you know how humbling that can be?

As I began to read the verse after realizing what was happening I began to cry.  These were not tears of fear, or pain.  They were tears of revelation. Tears of joy and even tears of conviction.

I read over and over this parable over and over again. I read different version and I prayed "God show me what you are trying to show me in all of this.

So well like he has done over and over again he did.  It was clear.

Outed at the Party

This is more than just a message about a Banquet and many times this is taught about Salvation.  Lets face it in terms of Salvation many Christians know without a doubt they are saved but this that the Lord shared with me was quite profound. It was not about what I was to do, it was not about what was to be done.  The flesh has such a way of closing out deep revelation.

NO...this was about something even better.  It was about the conviction of what he had done.

See when you read this you see that when the servants went out the people made light of it all.  They said another time. Not now my life is too busy. My life is very important and because of that they lost it.  See the lord is sharing in this parable that those who love their life will loose it.  One being a farmer and another to his business. One who's life is built on being available to nature and cultivating it and another to making finances to making business some even took the servants captive and treated them badly and even killed them.  When the king hears he sends his servants to do some pretty horrible things such as send out his Armies to destroy the murderers and even burn up their city because they mistreated and killed.  He then then asks him to send out another invite.  This time it was not just those the king invited but it was others who were found an invited by the servants. The King tells them as MANY as you can find go and find them and invite them.  This time is is not the privileged that show but everyone and many come.  It even says both bad and good.  So basically they went out and took the whole lot of them in and took as many of them in as they can.  This of course is a picture of God's Kingdom but what is more important is what happens after.

So Everyone is enjoying their fatted Calf. Many the many delicious treats on the table and many are in their garments of royalty except one.  This is where the plot thickens shall we say in a dramatic tone.  He is seized and taken away out the party and thrown well into what we call place of gnashing of teeth. (Thank you lord for these words of encouragement, I think)

Indeed Who was this man?  Why was he there.  Surely he was invited. Why was he thrown out of this delightful party. Why was he treated so unfairly...BECAUSE HE CHOOSE TO WEAR THE WRONG CLOTHES!?



Thursday, February 18, 2016

Once Again

Here we are once again.

Revisiting my Blog I wanted to announce that this blog will be moving to a new site shortly.  Stay tuned for where you can read more.  As you might have guessed my posts have been very little in the last few months.  Writing and rewriting and editing a book is not an easy task especially when passion is your plus point but punctuation and editing is not.

I want to apologize to everyone out there who have faithfully visited my blog.  We get daily hits in the 1,000 and it was not till recently I saw that BLOGGER has disabled my comments from working at all.  That has been resolved and I am looking forward to your input on my writing as well as any other comments you may have.  I do get a lot of private messages for encouragement and prayer and look forward to those so please feel free to do so.

I do hope these many many years has been an encouragement to you.  I know that this blog as a spiritual diary of sorts has become a source of encouragement and clarity for me at times.  I pray that your day is a blessed one and this evening is a time of great rest. God is speaking to his people and there will be times that we are so overflowing that we have not enough to say and other times where we should be silent, listening and being ministered to.  I want you..yes you to make this day a day to touch someone special in your life with the power of the holy spirit that lives inside you.

In Christ Jesus,
James Bobik

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Fringes

A few weeks ago I was awoken at around 3am in the morning.  Usually I wake up during this time to read and pray but I did not. Instead I was awoken by the Lord speaking to me.  It happens frequently but never like I have been woken like this before.  I listened as the heart of the Lord for his Lost and Children poured out over me.  I began to cry and weep as I heard his voice.  Across my back chills ran up my body as I heard his voice almost audible.

I have for weeks contemplated how I would write this and from what position I would write from.  However as much as I want to contemplate how I would write this there is a time where it just must be written and that time is now.

I wrote notes shortly after hearing making sure that I would be able to capture the totality of what God was saying and why and it closely connects with a vision I seen only about 3 years ago and had again in the beginning of this year January 2014.

I will simplify this idea for this blog.  Mainly because there is alot to grasp so in the totality it may seem simple and really it i but the components involved are far greater than just this post.

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The Fringes - The place where his chosen stay by fear, disqualification, self-disqualification, sin, regret, guilt, fad.

The church is not a place for fad and fashion but today it really has become that.  Lets face it what is popular is whats important.  If you are not in the in-crowd this is really the only way for one to actually understand this. I am a bit of an observer by nature and no matter what church I have been in people fall into groups.

The In crowd can be the hip, the non-hip, the religious or the ir-religious - But God tells us to Love one another as Christ loves the church - He tells us we are part of a bigger body and all the parts make up a whole.  The word of God says that we are the apple of his eye.  He says we are a Peculiar people and that we are not of the world but separate from it.  Many have come to a place of rejection of the church because the church from what they can perceive is not representing that which is sustains it does.

To love is to accept. That is hard to swallow because it is a larger picture than we are willing to really understand.  It goes far beyond comfort zones it goes into great DISCOMFORT zones.  It is about at many times enduring pain so someone else might understand the saving Gospel through us.

These groups are the Accepted, the Rejected, The Forgotten and the Ignored. the Perceiving.

Accepted are those who have been accepted in the Group
Rejected are those who have been rejected
The Forgotten are those who once were but slowly are removed due to new-comers
The Ignored - Those people who people try and ignore or forget
The Perceiving - Those standing on the outside looking in - Not joining nor being a part of completely.

WHY IS THIS SUCH A IMPORTANT FACTOR?

We are slowly turning away many men and women who are gifted in the things of God.  We are turning away people who we disqualify that can and do great things.  People are flawed but have at some level a even greater anointing because it cannot be attributed to their personality or social standing.

We are praying for God to change the church. To bring leaders of impact and direction.  Many times we are praying for people who are already there and in frustration we ask where are they. We discount the ones that God has told us in his own word NOT to discount.  We wonder why people of revelation change don't lead our churches but there is a stagnant almost manicured people setting up events and procedures.  Like a manicured garden many are afraid to touch the land. Afraid to make their place there. It is hard to believe in revelation change if we are not the Catalyst of it.

Lets explain.  If you are not allowing people in your group to have revelation change.  Then quite simply they will not.  People look up to leaders in the church.  They look up to people who have brought them into the light of the Gospel and the truth of Jesus.  If we tell them they are not ready you can rest assure they will not be and if we loose touch with them or forbid we leave this earth before we can say otherwise they will be forever be branded as NOT READY>  What is ready> What qualifications are there?

LOOKING FOR A FORMULA THAT IS NOT THERE

If you really look into scripture the formula that we are looking for in leaders is not there.  With Gideon we know that it is not about how brave we are.  Also we look at David, sin was not one of them.  We look at different people. Lets look at the possessed man in Mark 5.  Not even him.  I continue to see an almost and most unfortunate look of the church where its qualifications have become nothing more than a Corporate representation of the church.  It is very scary and I know there are more examples.  Perhaps repentance is one but if we look at what was done far stronger than the repentance we brand men and women of God defiled and un-usable.  We have the qualification of a man of one wife.  These we can see but then we see throughout scripture where women lead the church and are given the grace to because I man will not step up. Sadly we make doctrine of things that are not doctrine and then in turn we accept laws which ARE not christian but Jewish law and then pick and choose from those laws which we are to follow?  you can see where a person who is -looking at your faith objectively gets frusterated.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Awaken My Soul

It's so strange this walk we live.  Sometimes we are so on fire we cannot be satisfied and others times we are so dry it seems no water can quench