Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Every Christian has the same calling: REVEAL CHRIST to the world.
The Bible tells us that the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. (Revelation 19:10b)
The testimony: Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He came to seek and save the lost; He died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins; God raised Him from the dead; whoever believes in Jesus shall not perish but have eternal life. God did not send Jesus to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.
God knows that we are imperfect. He knows that we are vulnerable. We can be troubled and fearful. God knows that many of us cannot stop worrying even though we say with our mouth that we are not worried. God knows everything.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27b).
“Do not worry about tomorrow” (Matthew 6:34a).
“Trust in God; trust also in me” (John 14:1b).
Although Jesus often speaks in parables, we know what He is talking about. Those whose hearts are hardened against God will not understand what Jesus is saying.
Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives…” The peace that Jesus gives to us transcends all understanding. His peace will guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus.
Jesus also said,
In John chapter 14, Jesus told His disciples (including us) about His Father’s house where there are many rooms – enough for all of them (and us) – He will come back and take us to be with Him that we also may be where He is. Isn’t it wonderful? Jesus continued to speak, “You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Do you know the way?
I thank God that He knows everything. I thank God that He wants us to know Him personally and not from a distance. God is waiting for every one of us to come to His throne of grace. I thank God that the Bible is written and made available to us so that we are reminded of what Jesus said during His time on earth. I thank God that the Bible records what Jesus did although it does not record everything. I thank God that He gives us a Teacher to guide us: the in-dwelling Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth.
Jesus said, “The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the FATHER will send in MY NAME, will teach you ALL THINGS and will remind you of EVERYTHING I HAVE SAID TO YOU.” (John 14:26)
What a privilege! Thank You Father God!
Lam Yee Ling