Monday, December 31, 2018
You must be brought to full expression of LOVE
1 John 4:17 The Passion Translation (TPT)
17 By living in God, love has been brought to its full expression in us so that we may fearlessly face the day of judgment, because all that Jesus now is, so are we in this world.
Think about these words. “All that Jesus is now, so are we in this world.” Why? So that we may fearlessly face the day of judgment.
This is not to say that even I am at this stage or state. Yes, we are in this state within the spiritual realm and God does see you spotless through the blood of Jesus.
But regardless, what is declared and known in heaven, is it correlating with you within the physical realm? Or are we hiding in sin, guilt, chaos, anxiety, and fear of judgment? The two realms must walk side by side. How you walk in the spiritual realm must match how you walk in the physical realm.
In the physical realm, do we walk as children of God or the children of the devil based on our action and what is hidden in our hearts? This is possible as Jesus called the Pharisees the children of the devil due to their behavior and action.
When we first get saved, why doesn’t God just take us to heaven? After all, we are then covered by the blood and cleansed? It would be so much easier.
It is to test us to see if our faith, commitment, and words are true and not false. It will be a life tested to see if your faith is genuine by living in God and not by this world. True faith must endure to the end. True faith will not crash on the last lap. True faith will not wither away.
If your Faith is genuine, as verse 17 states, “By living in God, love has been brought to its full expression in us.”
God’s love must be fully expressed in you and I. But only by the power of the Holy Spirit through real experiences with Him will you be cleansed and brought to this state. Otherwise, many will continue to wait in agony expecting their prayers to be answered. Their prayers are not answered because they are unwilling to make full commitments to God. Their lives must be a life sold out to God in complete surrender.
Many people have come to my church for prayer. God answers some and God doesn’t answer to many. God has healed some and HE has not healed many. Who will HE healed?
In Mark chapter 10, the rich man did not get what he wanted because Jesus told him to sell everything, give to the poor (means God), and most importantly, Jesus said then follow ME. But later in that chapter, Jesus healed the blind man because the blind man after being healed followed Him. God will heal and answer your prayers if you decide to truly follow Him. Will you go where He ask you to go? Or will you do what you desire staying in a safe comfortable place or position? Jesus came to challenge people. HE had come to bring division. HE had come to make you choose. Either you are with Him or against Him. There is no middle ground. The middle is the lukewarm who will be spit out.
Many Christians think they are following Jesus but do you have the courage to really ask God if you really are following Him as HE desires? Do you have the courage to receive an answer that you were not expecting? You must fully follow and not partially.
When Jesus walked the earth, those who really followed Him witnessed and experienced miracles with signs and wonders consistently. They experienced conviction. They experienced authority and anointing from glory to glory. They experienced who the Father was through Jesus. They experienced life. They experienced true joy and peace. They experienced resurrected life. This is what you will experience when you truly follow Jesus. People become stuck with lack of true experiences with Jesus because they have stop following Him.
Jesus said drink My Blood and eat My Flesh. Do you have the courage to go further and see what the Lord means? When HE said this words, scripture says they walked with Him NO more. Most of His people had abandoned Him. If you abandon Him, there will be no more miracles, power, signs, deliverance, or supernatural activities. You will only wander in agony from church to church asking for prayer. Such people want prayers answered without wanting to follow Him.
Ask the Lord to put salve on your eyes, turn to Him so He May remove your veil so that you may repent. Bear fruit of repentance is the command. Show that you have been saved!!
God bless you for the new coming year, 2019.
Pastor Steve Kim