Sunday, May 31st, 2020
“It’s not Heaven that praises you, It’s not death that celebrates you; Those who have gone down into the pit no longer hope in your fidelity. The living, the living, is the one who praises you, Like me today”. (Isaiah 38: 18-19) During our pilgrimage here below, we want to praise God and serve Him more. Always fix your eyes on Him. Everything on the left or right of the path discourages us, but when you fix your eyes straight on Him then you have strength and courage.
God wants us to have full confidence in Him, to surrender to Him. Our environment shows us that many things are impossible but He is the consumer of faith so everything becomes possible. To those who believe in His name, there will be battles, but God has already won. God prayed for each of those who belong to Him, if He prayed, His prayer is answered. God put His seal on His people. "You will be hated by everyone because of my name. God already knew this but He already provided. “Who do they say I am the Son of man? They answered: Some say that you are John the Baptist; the others, Elijah; the others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. (Matthew 16: 13-14) There is always some mystery around a servant of God. You think you understand him but at some point he acts differently because it is God who leads him.
2 Peter 1: 3-4
God's purpose is that we have this divine nature, that is, God on earth. "For the lively expectation of creation awaits the revelation of the sons of God. (Romans 8:19) The disciples were with Jesus, they ate with Him. They saw a natural man but doing divine things. He was walking on the waters. The disciples couldn't grasp Him. "And you," said He, "who do you say I am?" "(Matthew 16:15) Peter, by revelation, was able to answer" You are the Christ, the Son of the living God”. Revelation gives you certainty and confidence. "And I tell you that you are Peter, and that on this rock I will build my Church, and that the gates of hell will not prevail against it”. God knew that trouble was coming, but He provided. We carry this Name of Jesus Christ, we are identified with Him, so we have to be worthy of the Gospel. “So be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect. God brings us into a spiritual dimension. " But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1: 12-13). Being born of Him, we must act and think differently from carnal men. We are begotten by the Word, that’s why, pay attention to the Word because it’s going to do the work in us. “Let him who has ears hear what the Spirit says to the churches! (Revelation 3: 6) If you do not hear the Word, there will be no change in you. Perfection becomes possible, accessible to us. When God looks at us through the blood, He sees us perfect. Paul's life has been transformed. “I was crucified with Christ; and if I live, it is no longer I who live, it is Christ who lives in me”. (Galatians 2:20) Jesus prayed for His own. God Himself prayed for us. When you love this God, then He places you in a special condition.
John 17: 1-3
What is eternal life? How to receive it? What gives this eternal life? Natural life comes from our father and mother. We inherit the genetics from our parents, we identify with them. Eternal life will never have a beginning or an end. We call God the Everlasting because He has always been. The Bride, the Church of God must have the deep revelation of the exact knowledge of God. When you receive this eternal life, you feel the effects. It gives off a fragrance. "I made your name known to the men you gave me from the world. (John 17: 6) The only true God, there are not many, one. When you understand that, you also understand the importance of baptism. We will die to ourselves for Him who took our sins, who died for us. All worldly things are for your loss as it is for a short time. You defile yourself now, but this is for your loss. You will regret it. We must know what we want, men of character with great respect for Our Lord. The sinful soul is the one who will die. Without bloodshed, there is no forgiveness. We do not know that we are loved, but it is God who is Love and who gives the power to truly love. In His love, when Adam and Eve fell, it was He who came down to them. He knew very well but He went down anyway. He put a separation between the two seeds. By this, we can already see the goodness of our God who was going to cover.
The law came, God provided a substitute for the sin of man. Love always works with forgiveness. Grudge is not in him. He is easy to forgive. "For the law was given by Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (John 1:17) An animal was sacrificed in place of the man who was to die. With the law, sin was covered because the blood of the animal has less value than the blood of the man. The sin was still there, it was just covered. Whoever is under the law is under the curse. The consciousness of this man has not changed. If we did this and sin was removed, it would mean that we would be in an animal position but God brings us back to the position of the son of God. It therefore required a blood superior to animal blood.
Galatians 3: 10-11. Even if you practiced all the law to me, when you died, you went to hell where there is Abraham's bosom on one side and the place of torment on the other. You weren't going to heaven. No one can enforce the whole law because the law is spiritual and we are carnal. The new birth only came through Jesus Christ. Nicodemus knew the law very well and he did not know the new birth. This means that without Jesus Christ, the new birth is not possible. What is living by faith? In this Age, the believer will reach perfection. For this, the Lord must teach us. That’s why there are the 5 ministries. "After having spoken to our fathers by the prophets on several occasions and in several ways, in recent times God has spoken to us through the Son, whom he has established heir to all things ..." (Hebrews 1: 1-2) " Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men."(Ephesians 4: 8)" And He gave some as apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers, for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry and the building up the body of Christ ...” (Ephesians 4: 11-12) .It is the body of Christ that will be raptured, so it is a perfect body. Jesus left us an example. "However, let my will not be done, but yours. (Luke 22:42)
Ephesians 5: 22-27
The sister is not a slave but a daughter of God. Submission is not slavery. So this is a holy church here. "Sanctify them with your truth: your word is truth. (John 17:17) The Word has an effect, it does a job in us.
Hebrews 10: 1
For the Pharisees, the law was the end when it was only the shadow of what was to come. "But, when the Son of man comes, will He find faith on earth?” (Luke 18: 8) Find churches yes but this true faith of the Word of God? By law and sacrifice we could never achieve perfection. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16) God gave the dearest, the best. What is the best of God? But it’s Himself. We have gotten so dirty with doctrines and theologies. With this we will never get to perfection. We really have to go back to the Truth, the Word of God. This is why there is catering. Abraham, Isaac, Job, ... all were waiting in the tomb for the coming of Christ.