Most of you know from reading so much scripture how Jesus had to occasionally give someone an update to where his progression was in his hour. It was almost like a weather update keeping every one posted with notices, alerts, and nearby sightings. Let’s imagine for a spell how that would go out as a weather report from Wise Ruler News Station out of Jerusalem: We Hear that the horse soldiers have spotted Jesus. He’s still increasing in size of his gatherings along the coast of all who want to be Christians; and at this rate he will keep gaining size and power from the massive build up of praise and worship released into the atmos-spirit as pressure all around Jerusalem prepares for multiple slayings. The spiritual models acquired by the horse soldiers from his camp show that it has been promised by his Father, or should I say his alleged Father, that it is a great probability for a massive gift of a Holy Ghost something descension over Jerusalem in the near future. We, as best we can, pick somewhere around the day of the Passover feast, give a day or two that this may happen. Our estimation of this so-called massive descent, and movement of a Holy Ghost is derived from the declaration that Jesus made publicly: we are hearing that he says that he will take the responsibility of rebuilding the temple in just three days if it is destroyed. (author’s side note, that part of the reporting must be their brand of fake news from back in the crown day, ok back to the reporter). Breaking news, we are the first to report that the Governor, Pontius Pilate, has posted the Roman Provincial Guard all around the temple for protection at the request of Spiritual Leaders. Stay tune for the next update. This is the news being reported from Wise Ruler News station’s Senior reporter, Wise Worldly Joe.
OK, that was fun, now back to “Always Be Ready In Your Hour In The Father.” If you pay attention to Jesus’ occasional updates of progression in his hour, we too can almost tell what stage of his hour he was in. Like Jesus knew where he was, we need to know where we are in our hour as we progress in it. When Jesus was only twelve, we don’t hear him talk about his hour yet, it was way to early in his development, but we do hear him speak of being about his Father’s business. The same for us at that age, we don’t really talk about our hour or calling yet, but we do prepare for that future through Sunday school, bible school, and host of resources available to prepare us for that future. Now Jesus entering into the early stages of his hour would say that the hour cometh soon, and then up to now is. When we enter in the early stages of our hour we must say that the hour could cometh now, and then always be ready for Father now. Jesus had no cover, he came head on to take on the world. We have plenty of cover in that we can take longer to get to our hours as where Jesus only had one hour to give. John 7:3&6, “His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.” There were things that Jesus had to achieve in a certain amount of time, and he had to be there ready to finish each at that one time. He was going to die, and he could not leave anything undone. We on the other hand are in a perpetual relationship with God while on earth, we need to be always ready because our hour will continue to alway come back at us. Unlike Jesus, we have the time, but it is best if we don’t always need more time just because it is always there until we die. Jesus did not have perpetual time while here on earth: he was in, to end, and then out of here.
Let’s look at another stage of Jesus’ hour as he describes it: John 7:8, “Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast: for my time is not yet full come.” Here Jesus sends his brethren on up to the feast, and that might as well have been you and I. They and We could afford to go on to the feast as long as we keep ready for what may come up in our hour while we are there. Jesus could not go because they would kill him before his time became full. Jesus still had people that would believe if they heard from him, so he had to add that to his cup before he would be full and free to go on down to his hour. When it comes to the members of the Body of Christ, not only are our gifts given without repentance, but when we fall short in something, we can ask for forgiveness and live on in a perpetual state of life. When Adam and eve fail short, God made sure that they could not come back and eat from the tree of life and live forever: later read Genesis 3:22. The door is always open for us to come back to the tree of life and live life abundantly here, and forever eternally with the Father and the Son.
Lastly, you know when Jesus time is up because of his stage talk: I know this is the last stage of his hour: John 13:1, “Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.” Yeah, when Jesus says my hour is at hand or my hour was come, we know as he knows that his time is full. I know that we are ready for heaven, but until our time is up because of his return, be thankful that you are not locked up in time, and that you get to do the do over for as long as you can handle getting it right. One last thing for us on earth, we have time to be ready, as Jesus said to his brethren, we can alway be ready, just know when to jump when Father comes knocking on your door. On Three, 123, Alway Be Ready!
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