Papa sent Jesus to earth so He could love us into holiness. At long last, mankind could all have one heart— the sinless heart of Jesus— Papa’s heart.
Jesus and the Holy Spirit have always been with God. Abiding in Him. Jesus, the human representation of God was sent to earth. So all who were willing to see could behold the face of God and His holiness— His divine nature. A divine nature that can be yours when you unconditionally surrender your life to Jesus.
For far too long, many Christians have believed sin is inevitable. Sadly, many teachers of the Gospel have reinforced this. Instead of challenging believers to live a sinless life. Many have taught that all will continue to sin this side of heaven.
What a lie of the devil!
If someone claims, “I know God,” but doesn’t obey God’s commandments. That person is a liar and is not living in the truth.
But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love Him. That is how we know we are living in Him. Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did. 1 John 2:4-6
And how did Jesus live His life?
You too can live a sinless life.
An impossibility you say? It is if you try to do it without the Holy Spirit.
From the time of creation, the Holy Spirit has been here on earth. Demonstrating the power of the Father and Son through God’s redemption of humanity. It is the Holy Spirit who endows mankind with the supernatural power that overcomes evil.
Jesus had to battle the desires of His flesh to obey God’s precepts and commandments. God did not shelter Jesus from sin but instead provided His grace— His power to resist sin.
If Jesus could be holy and undefiled. So can disciples of Christ! Because the Spirit of the living God who lived in Jesus lives in them.
(Excerpt from I AM The Eternal Sage)
Demolishing strongholds— idols is a process. Requiring your patience and total reliance upon the Lord’s guidance and grace. Do not be deceived. It is difficult and at times a painful process.
Since idols are a visual representation to the world and to you of your identity and worth. Your flesh will not whisper but scream its objections at being deprived of them!
It will not be easy for you, or those you love. Everyone will have to learn to adapt to lifestyle changes. But ultimately it will lead to a simplified life because the Lord is now your Watchman.
Watchmen in biblical times were the first weapons of defense against enemy invasion. Stationed on the city walls, a watchtower or a hilltop. It was their responsibility to report suspicious persons and/or activity and engage the enemy if needed. Watchmen were alert, focused and genuinely concerned for the people they protected.
How comforting to know that Papa is your watchman. Shouting from heaven, “I am God, and there is no other. I am God, and there is no one like Me.
Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times. Things which have not been done. My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure.
Truly I have spoken. Truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it. Surely I will do it.” Isaiah 46:9-11
(Excerpt from I AM The Change Maker)
This love affair Papa has with His earthly family is at times incomprehensible. Knowing all our dark secrets, and the evil we have and are capable of inflicting. Still He passionately and relentlessly pursues us. Even in those seasons when we are prodigals.
Gifting us with His love by…
Having others lovingly care for us.
Providing temporal blessings.
Instilling within us a hope for a better tomorrow.
Yes, Papa is continually wooing His children. Enticing them into the only relationship that heals a wounded heart— an authentic and intimate relationship with Him.
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Messiah has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father also loves the one born of Him. This is how we know that we love God’s children. When we love God and obey His commands. For this is what love for God is— to keep His commands.
Now His commands are not a burden because whatever has been born of God conquers the world. This is the victory that has conquered the world— our faith. And who is the one who conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
Holman Christian Standard Bible
If your heart is wounded and diseased, immediately check yourself into Righteousness Memorial for treatment. Jesus, your attending physician is willing and able to heal your diseased heart.
Antibiotics will be prescribed. The antibiotics of…
Forgiving those who wounded you, including yourself.
Discarding the “if onlys” of life.
Destroying the idols that dominate your life.
Although the medicine may leave a bitter taste in your mouth, it is for your own good. Until you are willing to bow before the Lord in humility, an authentic union with Him is impossible.
The Lord expects you to make tough decisions so He and His Kingdom are glorified.
Decisions that are not politically correct.
That rub people the wrong way.
That end relationships, careers and dreams.
Yes, following the Lord is not all fun and games. At times it is difficult, lonely and filled with sacrifice. But if you are willing to pay the price, there is hidden treasure waiting to be discovered.
Treasure that is precious and worthy of your pursuit because God’s love created it. Treasure that does not succumb to the ravages of time. When given away. It does not diminish in value but increases exponentially. Treasure that one day will be revealed in its entirety. Blessedness perfected!
This extraordinary treasure is the Kingdom of God that Jesus embodied. A Kingdom birthed through the sacrifice of God’s only begotten Son. Yes, God so passionately loved us that He allowed His heart to be broken so that He could heal ours.
What a wonderful Papa!