Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
We have a goal to reach, no matter what the elements along the way. Think of the Syrian-Phoenician woman who persevered so that her child could be healed. Likewise the Shunammite woman who persevered in faith that God was able to raise her son from the dead. Her son was dead, but she kept the faith. What faith!
She didn't look at the obstacle but she remembered something. That's why we need the Word. "When the Comforter is come, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you into all truth" (John 16:13) "But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you." (John 14:26) God seeks to give you assurance and certainty. Banish the "maybes" but have faith: "Without faith it is impossible to please him" (Hebrews 11:6) Don't be sad anymore, no matter what the situation, we have a Lord. If God did not exist, then the world would not make sense. What will it be like when God comes down? This Jesus is everything to us. "I consider that the sufferings of this present time cannot be compared with the glory to come that will be revealed for us." (Romans 8:18) This is why Satan rages. This is why the Lord wants us to be zealous.
When you come to the House of God, pay attention to the Word. Even if you have children: first God, first the Word. When an airplane arrives in a zone of strong turbulence, you are taught to first put the mask on your nose before wanting to help others. If you're not up to it, how are you going to help others? You must be equipped to help. Take care of God and God will take care of your children. Elijah told the woman to make him eat first before her own son. But what happened? The son lived. God had said, "Behold, I have commanded a widow woman to feed you." (1 Kings 17:9), He had not said that the child would die. Habits kill us, God first.
There are people who have not known our time and have lived by faith. Our time is the time that the prophets wanted to know. No matter what people may think or say, God first. Job was abandoned by all. A man going through a trial needs the compassion of his brothers and sisters with a word of comfort. "Therefore, as God's elect, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with the bowels of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience." (Colossians 3:12) But he was alone. It is when you are alone and abandoned that Jesus comes!
We don't have a religion, but this is the Truth and the reality. You must meet Him, you must experience Him. "My children, for whom I am again experiencing the pains of childbirth, until Christ is formed in you" (Galatians 4:19) "Christ in you, the hope of glory." (Colossians 1:27) Even when someone tries to bring you down, it doesn't work because God has placed something in you. The demons may come, but they won't be able to do anything. It is a grace to know this Lord. If you only knew the happiness of having this Jesus!
Cornelius knelt down before Peter, but Peter refused and said to him, "Get up; I am a man too. (Acts 10:26) "You know," he said to them, "that it is forbidden for a Jew to associate with a foreigner or to enter his house; but God has taught me not to look upon any man as unclean and impure." (Acts 10:28) When God changes a man like that, what can move him? God, through you, is fulfilling his Word. Every moment, every moment of your life, you can praise the Lord. Look at the sky and you see the greatness of God!
God loves man, God's desire is not for man to die. He is the only Lord. The one who made man to be man is God.
God did not create you to be barren because God has a desire for the earth to be filled. God says to you "multiply" and you say "I already have 2 children, that is enough." God knows what He is telling you. We are the ones with the problem. If Jacob had used contraception, would we have had the 12 tribes of Israel? God knows how much you can take.
It is a legacy to have these children. You don't quite understand now, but later in your old age you will. When God called Abraham, He said, "Look up to heaven and count the stars, if you can count them. And He said to him, "This is your seed. (Genesis 15:5) There were not 2 stars but a multitude. Abraham believed this. It is a wealth for a man to have children.
God has given you dominion over all things. God did not give dominion over brothers or sisters. When we are in Christ, we do not seek dominion over the brothers. That is why God says, "Having purified your souls by obeying the truth to have sincere brotherly love, love one another fervently with all your heart" (1 Peter 1:22) "Let each of you, instead of considering his own interests, also consider those of others." (Philippians 2:4) We must see others as above ourselves. The Word of God is perfect. If we applied it, we would never have a problem. Respect is not demanded, but obtained.
"For in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead in the body. (Colossians 2:9) "All things were created by him and for him." (Colossians 1:16) "Who has believed what was spoken to us? Who has recognized the arm of the Lord? He has risen up before him like a weak plant, like a shoot from a dry land; he has no beauty or beauty to attract our eyes, and his appearance has nothing to please us. (Isaiah 53:1-2) Yet this is All Power. The demons recognized his authority. It was the glory of God hidden in humility. You want to dominate but see how Christ dominated! "Humility goes before glory. (Proverbs 15:33) When you are like that, He will raise you up. When seed is put in the ground, even if you put a brick on it, it will rise. The Word has power.
"If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17) Jesus didn't want to make a show. When God gives you a gift, it is not to show off. Man wants to be seen, when you are like that, God steps aside. Peter places things in the present, in God's action for today. This Jesus is your Savior! Even at the bar of judgment, He is the Judge.
There is a unity between the Father and the Son. This is why Jesus prayed for our unity and this happened at Pentecost. It is the Son who gives Life to whom He wills. "Now eternal life is that they know you, the only true God, and him whom you have sent, Jesus Christ. (John 17:3)
John 17:3 / John 5:22-24
There are not 2 people who give Life. Are there 2 eternal lives? There is only one eternal Life and that is the Life of God.
In the Old Testament, God is the Judge, but here we are told that the Father does not judge anyone. Now the Judge who must judge the living and the dead is this Jesus. So the Son is the Father. What then is the place of the trinitarians? The true believer will never be able to take the stand of judgment because He who is the Judge is his Savior! He who came to bring you forgiveness, who defends your cause, is the One who will judge. In order not to pass through the judgment, you must be a friend of the Judge. The Judge is my Father, my Advocate, my Defender. We must receive Him fully. Our desire on earth is to have this Jesus. "If God is for us, who will be against us? (Romans 8:31) Men may judge you, but the only one who can have a judgment on your destination is Jesus Christ!
When you listen to men who are not of God, your destination is the judgment bar. When you denigrate the Word on earth, you will go to judgment. The Word of God enlightens you. We need to return to our first love.