Now, in our spirit is constructed a Temple, where each brick is the word of God, which has become our. Foundation teaching is based on the apostolic-prophetic gifts, and erected foundation takes his start and landmarks of Jesus Christ: He is "the corner stone" in the construction of our Church.
Eph. 2: 19-22
19. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
In you there is already a certain amount of word and it should grow and make you wise, mature, different. "Who can listen to it?". As if you were answered the question: "Should I give the impost to Caesar?", in advance not knowing the answer of Christ?
Or a woman taken in adultery - law states to beat her with the stones. "What will You say, Teacher?" in front of you crowd of religious wisenheimers.
Or the "rich young man" who fulfills the law wants to receive confirmation of his "right faith". And unexpectedly - another answer.
Or disciples who want to deal with the Samaritans who do not accept Jesus.
Or: "Do not you want to leave Me?" Where is the unity - we are together forever! "How, Jesus, are you ready to be so radical?"
Nowadays, our life is full of different of challenges. How make to business and stay God's minister? How to combine the civil position and humble Christianity? And what to do, when comes the war?
Should I kill or don’t touch arms? How to behave yourself when you forced to go "mile" that you don’t want to go. For example, Jesus taught " go with him twain":
Matthew 5: 41 " And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.”
Today these questions are the questions of a personal benefit, which is ready only to a small compromise; But we are called not to sin, not to miss, and at the same time to be "free", not "afraid to live." Everything is permissible to me, but not everything is useful.
Love doesn’t seek its own. Christ by His behavior “compromised God” in the eyes of many, especially those who thought that they personally know God. Simon Pharisee said: "if he was a Prophet, then he wouldn’t led yourself this way and not allowed fallen woman touch Himself."
How could Christ allow Mary sit down and listen to Him, but not to help Marfa with the cooking? That time it was inadmissibly.
How could Christ enter the temple and the Holy Place so "blasphemy", own a whip, release the temple "worshipers"?!
How could Christ to come to Zacchaeus - the chief of the tax service? Well, it is clear, that: "money answereth all thing” answers silver." And in the communication with the publican and sinners – should He to be a friend for them?
How Christ could blame the Pharisees that they perform regulations - purified by hand, utensils, bench, are the divine attributes - those who had such a religious views and performed Commandments? The conflict of Commandments and love? Isn’t it?
Spirituality - is the opportunity to win the enemy by the Word of God. But the enemy uses the same tactics: "Yea hath God said”? He uses you and wants you to be his servant."
When you don’t know God personally ,it is so easy to be deceived. Jesus instead of joys has undergone opprobrium and Cross. But despite this He never doubted in Father’s love. We are looking at life as on the opportunity to be blessed and to find your own place in society. But God looks at the life as on the opportunity to save others and serve them. Paul reached "maturity", saying: "I am ready to be weaned of Christ for the sake of Jews them. I'm not cherish of my life." Only Love knows true answer. Love is able to help Samaritan, woman. Love is able to love those who are not worthy her. Love is able to understand, forgive and bless abdicated disciple and to make him a pillar of the Church. But love is not cowardice. Love can be strong and courageous.
Love does not rely on the opinion of the majority. It is able to be in the minority, interceding for those who kill it, able to look with dignity of death in the face and even go down into the underworld, as Jesus did to save the sinners
1 Peter 3: 17-20 " For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
18. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.”
Grow in love! But how? Look at it through the Bible, through the viewing of creation, through the Church. Listen to it - through the revelation, manual, through the meditation and dedication. Touch to her - through faith, prayer, waiting, thirst and worship. Don’t be afraid lose yourself!
2 Cor.3: 18 " But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. "
As you grow, your decisions and your attitude will be more like that if Christ Himself was in your place. God possesses all power and perfect power over all living on the planet Earth, but all His decisions and actions are dictated by Love, which is a totality of humanity, mercy, compassion, kindness, humility, long-suffering, etc.
Exodus 34: 6-7 " And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth. Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation."
If God's Love lives in you and multiplies - you must know: the influence and power of the Kingdom of God is proportionally multiplied through you.
Phi. 2: 5-11 " Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
As a believers, we have only one right way: to love God and to love people, and the rest will follow us!
"Incomprehensible love" - is a consequence of ignorance of real God, from there come all our life disasters. There is a simple advice: follow the way of faith, and Scriptures will surely fulfilled in your life.
1 Jn4: 16-17 " And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world."