Sunday, May 16th, 2021
The Word of our Lord needs no interpretation. "I am the way, the truth, and the life. "(John 14:6) He has never abandoned those who belong to Him. He sends His Word so that it may shine so that the people may see.
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. "(Hebrews 13:8) "Behold, He neither slumbers nor sleeps, He who keeps Israel. "(Psalm 121:4) In God's eyes, we are valuable, which is why He left His throne to come to earth. "Beloved, we are now children of God" (1 John 3:2). God knows us because He has placed something in us. "The Spirit himself bears witness to our spirit that we are children of God. "(Romans 8:16) We walk with confidence.
The disciples had placed their faith and trust in this Jesus. Despite the persecutions of the Pharisees, they were still attached to their Master. They were witnesses to all these things. When Jesus came on the scene, He called to these disciples. "Come, follow me. Every disciple felt this attraction to cling to the Lord. Just like with Zacchaeus. There was a crowd, many wanted to see Jesus but He came to Zacchaeus' house. Like the woman with the blood loss among the crowd. There were many people but for her, she had faith that that day was her Day. "If I can only touch his garment, I will be healed. "(Matthew 9:21) When she touched, the blood loss stopped. You too, my brother, my sister, can touch Him today! Jesus is always present. "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. "(Hebrews 13:8) Many touched Jesus that day, but that touch was special. Your touch must be special. You can touch Him. Today is your day too. He has not changed. The Jesus we serve is not the Jesus of the denominations. Put your faith into action. He is the Almighty God. We have the knowledge of the Truth. You recognize that this Jesus is true. Be like Bartimaeus. He was blind and a beggar, those who saw did not see Jesus but he, the blind man, recognized him. Let your eyes be opened. This is your day. When you leave here, it will be over for you. The woman with the blood loss did not leave with the blood loss. Bartimaeus did not go away blind, but he could see. "And he cried out: Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me! "(Luke 18:38) He cried out, he recognized. When you call to him, he will say, "Here I am". God's plans for you will never be plans for harm. Let there be no thing that can bring you down. You have to know who you are. You can't be like everyone else because you were made differently. An eaglet is not a chick. The little eaglet comes from a royal lineage that is not on earth but in the air. You did not become a Bride, but you have always been a Bride. "But to all who received Him, to those who believe in His name, He gave the power to become children of God" (John 1:12). Why do you groan? Why weep? Just believe. Faith does not come from you, it is a gift. "Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, and it has not been given to them. "(Matthew 13:11) If anything comes from God, it is to believe in God. Everything that comes from God must return to God. Don't worry about your salvation: in hell there is no place for you. Even if you are forced, there is no place for you. Your name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life. We must be those who sing every day. I am happy because Jesus saved me. He is preparing a place for you. I am a stranger, so what is here does not belong to me. One day I will go home. We have a clever opponent. He is trying to inject his thoughts into you so that they become yours. Everything God does is good, but it is Satan who has come to inject his thoughts like in the garden of Eden. "Master, what is the greatest commandment in the law? "(Matthew 22:36)
"I have taken your word into my heart, that I may not sin against you. "(Psalm 119:11)
Exodus 20:1-5 / Genesis 17:1-7
When God speaks like this, He has already seen us. It was not Abraham who ran to God to make a covenant but God who saw Abraham's walk. In those days there were idols and foreign gods. "Now faith is a firm assurance of things hoped for, a demonstration of things not seen. "(Hebrews 11:1) You must know who you believe in, you cannot be indecisive. God loves to test people. When you walk with God, He is not going to make you do things that are possible in order for your faith to be put into action. It was God who wanted Abraham to marry Sarah. "When I was a shapeless mass, your eyes saw me; and in your book were all the days written for me, before any of them were. "(Psalm 139:16) "Before I formed you in your mother's womb, I knew you, and before you came out of her womb, I consecrated you, I made you a prophet to the nations. "(Jeremiah 1:5) God placed Abraham in conditions where it was humanly impossible in order to believe the impossible. That is why we have been given the faith to believe that one day we will leave. We will leave this earth. Jesus has already ascended, so it is possible. He has already demonstrated this. I and the Master are linked. I do not believe in my thoughts, in my emotions, but I believe in the Word of God. We cling to the Word of God. When God calls you, everything is not all rosy. When God chooses you, that's when you're going to start crying because all hell and all the demons are going to turn against you. Satan uses people, even your family to get to you. It is not the person but the spirit behind it. You must know where God has placed you. Be careful not to become a preacher of yourself. You want to listen only when the preacher agrees with you, but if you are like that, then pride is already in you. The greatest problem for man is self-love. "Know that in the last days there will be hard times. For men will be selfish, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, ..." (2 Timothy 3: 1-2) Being a child of God is a struggle. God does not impose Himself, Satan does. God comes, He speaks to you, He shows you and you have to make your choice. We desire God to take control.
Justification / Sanctification / Baptism of the Holy Spirit
This step must be well accomplished in the person to move on to the second step. The work must be done thoroughly. God does not do things by halves. The person realizes that everything they could do could not be done well. When this step is done well, the pride disappears.
You do not try to sanctify yourself. Since you have recognized your condition, you know that you can't do it yourself. That's why we need the Word. The problem is not the Word but the place where the Word falls. When the Word falls into the right soil, it has its effect. God cannot fail.
If justification has entered you, you can never condemn anyone. There is only one judge, God Himself. Where will the pride in my heart come from to consider myself above the other? Abraham never sought God but God came to him. Abraham could not boast of anything because he had not done anything for it. Christian comes from Christ and Christ comes from Anointed. "Behold, I come In the scroll of the book it is spoken of me To do, O God, thy will. "(Hebrews 10:7) "For you have need of patience, that, having done the will of God, you may obtain that which is promised you. "(Hebrews 10:36) The LORD has become my salvation. The LORD of the Old Testament is the Jesus of the New Testament. Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am. "(John 8:58) Salvation is therefore Jesus Christ!
We are justified by faith in Jesus Christ. Mother eagle does not come to fetch a chick but her eaglet. Never compare yourself to others. You are a prince, a princess. When the King of kings came to this earth, where did He stay? In a stable. There was not even a hotel for Him. Do not envy others. "Do not worry about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will wear. " (Matthew 6:25) Let us appreciate what the Lord does for us. Don't compare yourself to your neighbor but compare yourself to the Word of God.
We need this to achieve sanctification. "Sanctify them by your truth: your word is the truth. "(John 17:17) "If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples; you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. "(John 8:31-32) Yet they believed the Word? You can believe but it takes deep justification, that is, recognizing your condition, to come to sanctification. The fire of the Holy Spirit leads us to Christ, not to someone else. "When the Comforter comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you into all the truth" (John 16:13) Every seed must produce its own kind. The Word of God must be preached so that those who belong to God will come to God. There is an attraction that takes place. As Jesus went on, miracles were done. The 70 disciples were with the 12 disciples who accompanied Jesus. There Jesus said, "Verily, verily, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. "(John 6:53) The way of God is not a mass way. Salvation is individual. God wants individuals, that's why He tests. "Does this offend you? "(John 6:61) "It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. "(John 6:63) The carnal man is always in the emotions. "But the animal man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot know them, because they are judged spiritually. "(1 Corinthians 2:14) "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. "(John 3:6)
God is Spirit, therefore His children must be spirit. "If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong. "(Romans 8:9) When you have the Spirit of Christ then you can be called a Christian. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do: for I go unto the Father" (John 14:12) "These are the miracles that shall follow them that believe:..." (Mark 16: 17) If you believe then this is for you. It is possible because the Spirit of Christ is in you. The Holy Spirit is the Life of Jesus Christ. On the day of Pentecost, there were the brothers (120 faithful) but there were also women. The Holy Spirit, with the same power, came down on everyone. In Christ, we are one. There is no man or woman. With the Spirit of Christ, we form the Body of Christ. Justification must be complete, then you no longer desire to be as you are but you want to become as God wants. Like the Ethiopian eunuch. "Do you understand what you are reading? He answered, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" (Acts 8:30-31) This is truly simplicity, humility. When humility comes from God, then God has taken something away. "Those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. "(Galatians 5:24) "Then Philip, opening his mouth and beginning with this passage, told him the good news about Jesus. "(Acts 8:35) The eunuch listened attentively and it was a blast for him. The man was convinced. And the eunuch said, "Here is water; what hinders my being baptized? "(Acts 8:36) This comes from the cry of the person's heart. Like Saul of Tarsus, when the light came, he was convinced. "Who are you, Lord? "(Acts 9:5) In the Old Testament, an innocent lamb was taken to die in our place. An innocent person should not die because you are the one who sinned. The person who must die for God is the guilty party. Jesus Christ our Lord made the exchange. He who is innocent, exchanged with you who are guilty. We are justified by faith in Jesus Christ. Justification makes you as if you had never sinned. Innocent only by the great love of Jesus Christ. "Father, if you would remove this cup from me! But let not my will be done, but thine. "(Luke 22:42) You do not appreciate what God has done for us. When you realize this, you can't play games anymore. All those who have realized what God has done for them have never fought for their lives again, but only live for God. When David was running away, a man insulted David, the man after God's own heart. Never mess with a man of God for God will not let. "Do not touch my anointed ones, And do not harm my prophets! " (1 Chronicles 16:22) But David said, "Let him alone, and let him curse, for the Lord has told him. " (2 Samuel 16: 11) Blind Jacob reversed his hands to bless Joseph's sons. "And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, father; for this is the firstborn; lay thy right hand upon his head. And his father refused, and said, I know, my son, I know; ..." (Genesis 48:18-19) God knows what He is doing. When you touch an anointed one, you will pay for it. Along the way, the Amalekites refused Israel passage. As time passed, God remembered what the Amalekites had done. "Go now, smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that he has; you shall not spare him, but kill both men and women, children and sucklings, oxen and sheep, camels and asses. "(1 Samuel 15:3)
When God's wrath is kindled, no one can stop it.