Thursday, November 12th, 2020
We gather not for a man but for God. We want God to speak to us and lead us. We are not alone but we have the Comforter. "When the Comforter comes, the Spirit of truth, he will lead you into all truth; for he will not speak of himself, but he will speak all that he hears, and he will declare to you the things to come. "(John 16:13) Every day that comes, God shows us how to walk step by step. He shows us how we should act and live.
"But to all who have received him, to those who believe in his name, he has given power to become children of God" (John 1:12) The Word must come, we must receive him and he must do his work in us. "I remind you, brethren, of the gospel which I have proclaimed to you, which you have received and in which you have persevered and by which you are saved, if you hold fast to it as I have proclaimed it to you; otherwise you would have believed in vain. "(1 Corinthians 15:1-2) "For I have received from the Lord what I have taught you" (1 Corinthians 11:23). It is the same God who spoke to Paul, Peter, John or James. It is the same Lord. There cannot be two gospels but one Gospel. He is Faithful to His Word, He does not change. We must have faith in this God. From Him we have the certainty that He is going to accomplish something. "Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. "(Matthew 11:28) Rest is the Holy Spirit. We who have believed enter into that rest. We must trust Him and what He declares. The devil will always come and fight us so that we cannot receive the Word, and he comes with the interpretations.
The Word is spiritual, so when you read the Word under a carnal gaze, you don't understand and you don't see things clearly. Carnally, you can say that the Gospels contradict each other, do not agree, but in fact, everyone sees the same thing from a different angle, a different aspect. Someone who is an eye witness, his testimony is true because he has seen the thing. "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life" (1 John 1:1).
Acts 1: 12-21
All those who were before us, they were truly attached to the Holy Scriptures. Every Scripture that has been placed in the Bible has its importance and must be fulfilled. We must hold on to the Holy Scriptures and let the Holy Spirit come and teach us. They did not choose just anyone but someone who walked with the Lord all the time, that is, a true witness. In the things of God, there is no maybe, it is always certain. You have to be certain of what God has said. We cannot be uncertain.
1 John 1:1-3 / Acts 10:39-43
These men were convinced, they knew who they were talking about.
Peter knew who this Jesus was. When Peter came back from fishing without any fish after he had been there all night, but when Jesus told him to cast the net, the fish came. Peter was touched and he understood. When Jesus said, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in yourselves. "(John 6:53), they all left, but Peter stayed because he knew who had come. Do not follow the world, the crowd. When it moves, stay attached to Jesus.
John 15:15-18 / John 17:6-14
Our faith in the Lord must remain unshakeable because we are going to experience it. When you choose Christ, you also choose suffering.
They have suffered, but you today, when times get a little harder, you say, "God has abandoned me. The trial comes, you abandon faith. It is when you are in difficult times that God is with you. "Woe often befalls the righteous, but the Lord always delivers them. "(Psalm 34:19) We need to get out of this worldly comfort, out of this clean Gospel. That is why people no longer receive the Holy Spirit. You put too much emphasis on appearances and prevent the Holy Spirit from working. We cannot impose anything on the Lord. Except for Paul and Silas, we laid hands on them and they went out for the Gospel. On the way, they were seized. They were flogged, whipped and imprisoned. They did not complain. In prison, they prayed and sang. Happy to suffer for the Gospel. As children of God, don't expect to be in a comfortable chair. "There is no soldier who will bother with the business of life if he wants to please the one who enlisted him" (2 Timothy 2:4) We need our comfort too much. "I know how to live in humiliation, and I know how to live in abundance. In everything and everywhere I have learned to be satiated and hungry, to be in abundance and to be in want. "(Philippians 4:12) Even though times are hard, the trial will always end. We see this time as infinite, but we do not look at the Scriptures properly. "To him who overcomes. If I must die for this Jesus then I must die. Nothing matters, only Jesus matters.
You forgot your first love! Satan blinds you with lots of plans but don't forget that we are only travelers. This is not our home. We come from somewhere and we have to go back. "For he was waiting for the city that has solid foundations, the one of which God is the architect and the builder. "(Hebrews 11:10)
All those who are touched by this God in depth, there is something going on in them. We have more wealth than this world can have. The world sees us as poor, but if they can get rich and do all these things it is only because we are still here. You can do everything, even ride a bike only to avoid global warming, this Earth is destined for fire. You can't do anything more, the ozone layer is already open.
2 Peter 3: 3-7
That is our promise.
At Pentecost, Peter spoke. He spoke confidently and was certain, for he was led by the Holy Spirit. The hearts of the crowd were deeply moved. He went to the school of the Holy Spirit.