Jewels from Judy: To Be A Disciple of Christ
Judy A Bauman
Originally written in my notebook on October 24, 2006. While it was shared in November of that same year, it has been updated September 24, 2020
To Be A Disciple of Christ
“To be My disciple means to walk as I walked - to be as I Am. First and foremost - I Am Love! I love you and I desire you to walk in the type of love that I displayed and modeled for you.
“The Only way I could walk in that love as the Son of Man was to spend time with My Father. I loved Him first. I love My Father and He loves Me. We are separate, but we are One. As the Son of Man, I faced many opportunities to rightfully lash out at people, but the love that I had - that love that came from My Father - overrode the temptation to sin in anger. The times you read in Scripture that gives the impression that I was angry (like when I spoke the ‘woes' to the Scribes and Pharisees and when I cleansed the temple) were from the love of the Father. It was not anger as much as it was sorrow. I know there is much debate on this, and I do not bring you a new doctrine. I bring you My heart cry. Love one another as I have loved you.
“Many cry out to see Me, to see My face, and I tell you the truth that when you look at one another you are looking at Me. Do not look to those who are obviously [following] Me to see Me, though you may have to start there to grasp this concept but look to the least of the brethren. What you do to them, you do to Me. What you do with each other, you do with Me. What you do for them, you do for Me. Understand that I desire for you to care for one another. One person cannot take care of the whole world! You can in no way fathom how many are alone with no help.”
Suddenly I saw the entire world and as it turned, I could see millions, maybe billions of hurting people in that flash of a second of time and it was overwhelming!
The Lord continued His important message, “But if you will touch people around you in My name and with My love, then if those that you touch with My love will turn and in kind and touch those around them with My love, and those then also touch others who are around them with My love - THEN MY LOVE WILL BE LIKE A FIRE SPREADING THROUGH A DRY FOREST!”
“I Am the light of the world and in Me there is no darkness. As My disciples reflect the light of My love, they ignite others to reflect the light of My love. I Am a Consuming Fire! But I do not bring a destructive fire. I bring a fire that burns off the ropes and sets men, women, and children free. My fire is My passion for My church. I burn with love for My church. Touch each other with this pure and holy fire. Touch each other with this pure and holy love. IGNITE those around you with holy fire.
“Be careful not to allow the enemy of your soul, Satan, to manipulate you into perverting My love. My love sets people free. My perfect love destroys fear. My love covers you. My love will never lead you into immorality. Be aware! Satan will use your own desires to sin against Me. You must be wise! You must be diligent! You must stand guard!
“To be My disciple means to be like Me. I Am like My Father. We are holy! Be holy as I Am holy and IGNITE those around you to be holy. I would not say this if it were not possible. This can only be done as you are led by My Spirit. So, follow your Guide. Heed your Teacher. You were created in Our image. Come, Follow Me.”
~Lovingly spoken by the Spirit of the Lord
This word was given to me after telling the Lord that I knew what I thought it meant to be a disciple of Christ, but I wanted to know what He said it is. When I originally shared this, I gave many Scripture references to go with it, but in rereading it, there were so many, it was overwhelming. If you want Scripture references, I will happily provide them for you.
In the Father’s love,
Judy A Bauman