THE INTENSITY OF JESUS

Isa 59:16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. 17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.

Jesus is described in an OT prophecy of Him as being clad with zeal as a cloak (Is. 59:1). It is said of Him as He is observing the gap between God and man. When He saw man’s need and the gap between God and man, He didn’t leisurely, indifferently, or casually rise up and stand in the gap. He rose up in zeal.

The church is, for the most part, leisurely, indifferent and casual. Leisurely means to be without haste; unhurried; having free or spare time with no hurry; not occupied or engaged. Indifferent means: having/showing no interest, concern or feeling; uninterested; apathetic. Casual is defined as: to be careless, nonchalant, indifferent; acting without a plan or method; aimless, unpredictable.

God desires us to have fire and zeal:
In praying for others Col. 4:17; Isiah 59:16, 17
For doing good works Titus 2:14.
In loving others 1 Peter 4:8.
For God’s House Ezra 7:23; John 2:17.
For God’s cause Numbers 25:11.
For spiritual gifts 1 Corinthians 14:12

Jesus wants us full of fire and zeal. He can restore anyone who will let Him. zeal

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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