God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. 1 Peter 4:10
In the natural our talents are so diversified and we came to a realization that it adds a great strength when these talents are rightly collaborated by an effectual leadership, which otherwise would remain disjoint, conflict and useless.
This is same in the supernatural. God has lavished His gifts (different from talents which could be self-developed) on each individuals which has to be orchestrated by His Spirit filled leadership.
It is the individuals responsibility to discipline by putting those gifts in regular usage for a common purpose and God’s glory, so that each one of us can see clearly that we are here in such a time like this!
Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecy spoken over you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you. 1 Timothy 4:14
Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory. 1 Peter 1:21
Death is one thing that tells we are powerless, unpredictable, unreliable and fearful.
Except the Gospel of Jesus Christ there is nothing that gives us hope in eternal life (a real life after the death). Except the Gospel of Jesus Christ no where the resurrection from the death was recorded and promised.
Only Jesus has conquered the death, so only He can rescue us from the death and give life, life abundant!
It is imperative that every human being hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and given the opportunity to believe for the eternal life in Christ Jesus.
“Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.” Acts 16:31
God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:2
None of us can find the salvation ourselves. It is God’s salvation that finds us – no matter how far we stray away from His plan for our lives.
Because it is He Who chose us, we have no choice of refusing to believe when His grace and time come upon us.
Until then, we can argue, choose not to believe and do what ever we want. Only then when His grace finds us, we know full well it is not us or our works, but only by His grace thru’ our faith we get saved!
He chose, He gives grace, He gives faith, He saves, He gives love to love Him, He gives obedience to obey Him – there is really nothing we could offer Him.
What can I offer the Lord for all he has done for me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and praise the Lord’s name for saving me. Psalm 116:12-13
And this is the basic law of the Temple: absolute holiness! Ezekiel 43:12
Holiness in simple words – to love God and do what He wants.
Holiness is the life God has called us to live. For this reason He gave this body for us. For this reason He gave this mind and senses for us. The only thing that can control all these and steer us in
His will is His word.
For this reason He gave His words – so we can believe, obey and be as a holy temple of God.
How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word. Psalm 119:9
Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. James 4:8
Sin came to separate man from God and made it impossible for man to get closer to God. Jesus made the atonement for our sins and united us back to God.
Now, no matter how sinful we may look, behave or perceived – we can make a conscious decision to get back closer to God Who loves us.
The blood of Jesus is still fresh to wash our hands and hearts and make us back as His beloved!
But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7
If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. James 3:13
It was pride that changed angels into devils and it is humility that makes men as angels. In other words, humility is the only way we can live godly and never by functioning in what our flesh demands.
Judging, complaining, mocking, accusing and arguing are far from humility and would never allow us to live a honorable life.
A great life is not proving others are wrong, but putting God’s word into practice and proving He is right!
Living His command is wisdom, let’s be wise.
The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends. Proverbs 11:30
Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. Hebrews 13:1
Honestly there is not two person alike who thinks and do things the same way to like each other automatically.
In natural, we pick and chose whom to love based on, if the person deserves or if there is a profit for us in doing so. Otherwise, we want nothing to do with them.
When we were unloved, unwanted and undeserving – the most beautiful, the most generous, the most powerful – God Himself decided to love us and has determined to keep loving us! This is real love – to love and never stop loving, no matter what.
While I falter and fail on daily basis and still expect God to love me, I must love those around me no matter what they do to me!
I can never pay back to God for His extreme love, but I can please Him by loving others – constantly. After all, everybody needs love, just like I am in need of it!