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“I Must be about My Father’s Business”

It doesn’t matter how many people, counterfeits ignore it, the “Father’s business” it’s not going away.

What is the “Father’s business”? (Luke 2:49)

Best thing to do is stop and ask – to be praying something like “Jesus please use me.” He’s waiting on you to ask (Matthew 7:7; James 4:3).

Jesus said:

“Wist (knew) ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?” Luke 2:49 

Summated, the “Father’s business” would be Christ coming to die to save sinners. That was His “Father’s business” for Him to accomplish as the Messiah, and He did so perfectly (John 5:30; 19:30). The “Father’s business” is for us to teach and preach His Word in order to tell others of Him – the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-20).

“Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.” John 20:21

Why did Jesus come on a mission from His, our Father?

“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”  Luke 19:10

This is why our LORD came. And He sends us – you and I – His holy “ambassadors” (2 Corinthians 5:20).

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. … Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.” 1 Timothy 1:15; 2:4-6

Saving sinners was why Christ came into this world – to pay the full price for the sins that separated us from Him and the Father.

“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened (raised again) by the Spirit:” 1 Peter 3:18

In saving them on that cross Jesus also commissioned His own to communicate His Gospel (Good News), so the lost can hear, be convicted, repent and believe upon Christ and thereby be saved. – “as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you” (John 20:21).

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 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!” Romans 10:13-15

The Great Commission Jesus Gave Us – and is Holding Us Responsible to Fulfill


“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:18-20


“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. 20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.” Mark 16:15-20

“Be ready always to give an answer”

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” 1 Peter 3:15

Though it be the command of God to “be ready always to give an answer,” perhaps we’ve complicated this matter. And should we not think about the testimony of Jesus in our individual lives and how we can simply share what He’s done in and for us? For this now saved soul, it felt like a 100 pounds of guilt and shame had been miraculously removed from my bosom after He saved me by His blood.

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the  enemy;” Psalms 107:2

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Revelation 12:11

On the matter of this great mercy shown to us by God due to Christ’s perfect sacrifice on that cross, here’s a prayer from a dear sister in Christ:

I thank You Jesus that you gave me so much undeserving mercy. Without you I am not capable of extending mercy. So I ask for help to see people through your eyes and to be able to love them the way you do.” Karen Cochran

It doesn’t matter that so many claiming Christ as Savior have no interest in doing His “business.” We are being held personally accountable by God to participate in that beautiful and only eternal “business” on this earth.

Set Free to Soar… Escaping the Pitfalls, the Distractions of the Devil

WE SEE AROUND US LOTS of people gleefully overjoyed to be part of any number of movements today, none of which have any eternal value, hold no treasure in glory. Diabolical diversion. Two examples of such movements we see all around us are …. reformed revival/calvinist cult (Paul Washer, John MacArthur, Vodie Baucham, etc.); conservative movement/MAGA, etc.. MAGA would be much safer than being a Calvinist heretic. Calvinism is “another gospel” and those who preach and believe it are “accursed.” (2 Corinthians 11:2-5; Galatians 1:6-9) The reformed movement is run by past and present false teachers who peddle the modern “deeper life” agenda which will only get one into a deeper ditch with their Calvinistic delusions. | Calvinism Category on SafeGuardYourSoul

“Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” Matthew 15:14

Many who wish to save our country have no joy or energy to see eternal souls saved. All their time and money get thrown away for temporal pursuits – endeavors that are not Christ’s Great Commission.

“And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. … 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; … 20  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:15, 17-18, 20

As Christ’s ambassador, you are on mission today – fueled by the Gospel and the grace of Christ! (1 Corinthians 15:10)

“Now then WE ARE AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:20

There’s no a child of God reading these words who does not desire to be used more mightily by Christ. But how? ASK.

YOUR SINCERE PRAYER: Holy Father, please sanctify and use Your people today. Use me dear LORD. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Are you overjoyed today to be Christ’s “new creature,” to be His disciple, His ambassador? Beloved, are you hearing the voice of “the Great Shepherd of the sheep” drawing you, inspiring you, whispering “Come unto me” and then “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel”? (Hebrews 13:20; Matthew 11:28-30; Mark 16:15, etc.)

Are you abiding in Christ and therefore about your “Father’s business” as was our LORD Jesus each and every single day He was upon His earth in the flesh? (John 15:1-16). Bearing “fruit,” “more fruit,” “much fruit” in His kingdom work is always the result of abiding in Jesus (John 15:2,5). Can I truly claim to be abiding in Christ, on His stated terms, and not be about the “Father’s business”?

What work am I about? What consumes me? What have I chosen to make important – Christ’s Great Commission work of participating in the teaching and preaching of His Word, or something else? (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:16, etc.).

This is not rocket science saints: Will I be hearing “Well done” from Jesus, or will He declare “Depart from me”?

“WELL DONE, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” Matthew 25:21,23

“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, DEPART FROM ME, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:” Matthew 25:41

May our LORD breathe His holy conviction in each of us today, may He quicken us in His holy fear to be about our “Father’s business.”

And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?” Luke 2:49 

PRAYER: Holy Father, please unit my heart to fear Thy name. Strike to the core of the innermost part of this vessel. Please change me dear LORD. I desire to be one with You dear LORD, according to the prayer of Jesus. Please have Your perfect way in this life You gave. Anoint this vessel to be dead and buried with Christ and raised up by Your power. I know You are coming soon. Please use me dear LORD Jesus. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

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