Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
"Does God really live on earth? Behold, the heavens and the heavens of the heavens cannot contain you; how much less this house which I have built for you! (1 Kings 8:27) God does not dwell in a building, God wants to make His home in you. God wants you to reach the stature of the perfect man. God always completes what He has begun.
"For in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. (Colossians 2:9) God watches over what has come forth from Him. "The word of the Lord came to me, saying, 'What do you see, Jeremiah? And I said, 'I see an almond tree branch. And the LORD said unto me, Thou hast seen well; for I have kept my word, to do it." (Jeremiah 1:11-12) "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In the beginning it was with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made." (John 1:1-3) "Cursed is the one who carelessly does the work of the Lord" (Jeremiah 48:10) When you are like that, you don't take to heart doing for God.
"Did not our hearts burn within us as He spoke to us on the way and explained the Scriptures to us? (Luke 24:32) Our heart must burn for God, we must be concerned with the Word of God.
Everyone had rejected this Jesus. "As they were gathered together, Pilate said to them, "Which do you want me to release to you, Barabbas or Jesus, whom they call Christ? (Matthew 27:17) "And they cried out, Crucify, crucify him!" (Luke 23:31) Men have had time to choose, but Jesus will also have His time. He will return to His throne to judge. Why was this Jesus crucified? Normally, a wrongdoer is crucified, but Jesus had never done anything. "What evil has he done? (Mark 15:14)
We are in a special time. We must consider this time. We are in a difficult age, the age of Laodicea. All the demons are concentrated in this age. The last beast, which Daniel saw, was frightening and terrible. We must have a position as sons of God. If we don't, more difficult times will come and how will we do it?
The religious people were very happy that Jesus was crucified.
Acts 3:12 / Acts 3:1-5
Peter shows that it is not him but God who does so that the people have their eyes fixed on Jesus Christ. We do not seek the ministry of prosperity to have gold, cars, big houses. We must be clean but God does not ask us to have luxurious clothes.
1 Timothy 2:5-8
Decency, modesty and modesty! Let us not be like the world, we are different. Similarly, for the trousers, there are trousers for men and trousers for women today. It is necessary to return to the origin and to know for what is intended the trousers. We can have debates because there are also dresses for men (like Jesus wore) and dresses for women, we can talk about it all the time but it is the Lord who agreed. As long as you don't have conviction in your heart then put on your trousers ... We must be clean but not dress like in the magazines. Don't try to be like the stars of the world, try to be clean.
Today, the Gospel has become a business. We have turned God's work into a business. We need to go back to the old way. People don't need to see our material comfort. When the lame man looked at Peter and John, he saw men. They did not do anything but simply tell him to get up. The people knew this man and they knew his condition. They saw that it was these two people who did this. All preachers need to come back to that. It is not the man who does but always God. Yet it was these two men who were there. God did the thing through these men. We can never be proud of what God does through us. If you are like that, you have a demon. We must get back to the real foundation. God always brings us back to Jesus, we must always come back to Jesus.
Since Jesus was not accepted by the religious people of that time, it was as if this Jesus was not of God. "For the Jews had already agreed that if anyone recognized Jesus as the Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue. (John 9:22) Do not be afraid of the crowd. "But he allowed no man to oppress them, and he chastised kings for their sake: Touch not my anointed ones, and do my prophets no harm." (1 Chronicles 16:21-22) When Jesus was on the cross, they thought Jesus was forsaken by God. We must have spiritual eyes. God is not in the visual but in the spiritual.
Peter took this opportunity to clearly show what God has done. Peter and John spoke of this Jesus they witnessed. You have to meet Jesus. To be a part of the 5 ministries, you must have met Him. You can't talk about Him without knowing Him.
No one could say otherwise because it was seen by all, Jesus was exposed at Golgotha. "It is by faith in His Name", there is no name that has been given except that of Jesus Christ! Even when everything goes wrong, there is a place of refusal: faith in Jesus Christ. Satan is cunning, we are now told that the Pope is the representative of God on earth, but he does everything in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. So there is an inconsistency between Jesus and the Pope.
When we are a son of God, we must always have the Word of God in mind. The love of God must be in us. We must strive for what is perfect. We must exercise charity. We must care for one another. We need fellowship together. When Jesus was crucified, everyone could go back to their own fields, to their own activities, but it worked on their hearts. We too need to worry about the Word of God. We must always have the Lord in our hearts and minds. We must return as in the days of old when our hearts burned for our God.