A TOTAL COMMITMENT
By Melek Diabendia,
April 7, 2011
"And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength." (Mark
"And she said,
Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods:
return thou after thy sister in law. And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave
thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go;
and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God
my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do
so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me."
This was the commitment which Ruth gave
to her mother-in-law and it is a precious parallel for our commitment to Christ.
(Ruth 1:16-17). "And Ruth said, Intreat me not
to leave thee, or to return from following after thee:..."
"FOR WHITHER THOU GOEST I
WILL GO." "These are they
which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth. These were redeemed from among
men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. An in their mouth was
found no guile; for they are without fault before the throne of God."
"AND WHERE THOU LODGEST, I WILL LODGE."
"Father, I will that they also, whom Thou has given Me, be with Me where I am;
that they may behold My glory, which Thou hast given Me." (John 17:24). "Now
they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed
to be called their God: for He hath prepared for them a city."
"THY PEOPLE SHALL BE MY
PEOPLE." "And they
said unto Him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for Thee. And
He answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my
brethren? And He looked round about on them which sat about Him, and said,
Behold, my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the
same is my brother, and my sister, and mother." (Mark
3:32-35). "We know that we have passed from
death unto life, because we love the brethren." (1 John
"AND THY GOD MY GOD." Jesus saith unto her, - go to My brethren, and
say unto them, I ascend unto My father, and your Father; and to My God, and your
God." (John 20:17).
"WHERE THOU DIEST, WILL I
DIE, AND THERE WILL I BE BURIED."
"That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection,
and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable to His death."
(Philippians 3:10). Unconditional, total, and absolute surrender
is the price we must pay. We are His completely, we are HIS all the way, if we
wish to be completely one with Him!
Elijah said unto Elisha, "Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the LORD hath sent me to
Jordan". And Elisha answered, "As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I
will not leave thee". 2 Kings 2:6
"WHEN THE Lord
was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and
Elisha were going from Gilgal. And Elijah said to Elisha,
Tarry here, I pray you, for the Lord has sent me to Bethel.
But Elisha replied, As the Lord lives and as
your soul lives, I will not leave you. So they went down to
Bethel. The prophets' sons who were at Bethel came to Elisha and
said, Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you
today? He said, Yes, I know it; hold your peace. Elijah said
to him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray you, for the Lord has sent
me to Jericho. But he said, As the Lord lives and as your soul
lives, I will not leave you. So they came to Jericho. The
sons of the prophets who were at Jericho came to Elisha and said, Do
you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today? And
he answered, Yes, I know it; hold your peace. Elijah said to
him, Tarry here, I pray you, for the Lord has sent me to the
Jordan. But he said, As the Lord lives and as your soul lives,
I will not leave you. And the two of them went on. Fifty men
of the sons of the prophets also went and stood [to watch] afar off;
and the two of them stood by the Jordan. And Elijah took his mantle
and rolled it up and struck the waters, and they divided this way and
that, so that the two of them went over on dry ground. And when they
had gone over, Elijah said to Elisha, Ask what I shall do for you
before I am taken from you. And Elisha said, I pray you, let a double
portion of your spirit be upon me. He said, You have asked a hard
thing. However, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so
for you--but if not, it shall not be so. As they still went on and
talked, behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire parted the two of
them, and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw
it and he cried, My father, my father! The chariot of Israel and its
horsemen! And he saw him no more. And he took hold of his own clothes
and tore them in two pieces. He took up also the mantle of Elijah that
fell from him and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan. And
he took the mantle that fell from Elijah and struck the waters and
said, Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah? And when he had struck the
waters, they parted this way and that, and Elisha went over. When the
sons of the prophets who were [watching] at Jericho saw him, they
said, The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha. And they came to meet him
and bowed themselves to the ground before him."
2 Kings 2:1-15 (Amplified Bible)
"And He came to the
disciples and found them sleeping, and He said to Peter,
What! Are you so utterly unable to stay awake
and keep watch with Me for one hour?"
the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no
kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with
off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city
Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy
"For in one hour so great riches is come to
nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and
sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,"
"And they cast dust on
their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that
great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by
reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made
Propheticly then, just how long is one
hour? I believe it is about two weeks.