The Ancient & Modern “Elite”, But Love?

Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Cor. 12:8-9)

So Paul realized that he was spiritually attacked and started losing sight of God’s purpose for him through satan’s deceptions of feeling puffed up “Preeminence” because of his ministry, in the same way the “Elite” Pharisees and Sadducees lived, and satan convinced them to only focus on the knowledge of the Old Testament and perform outwards ceremonies, uphold an elite self-image and strictly enforcing the laws of Moses. To overcome this attack; Paul sought the Father Jesus’ ways of growing and maturing to be complete in more inward ways through deep and constant relationship -with God the Father- proved that he is a faithful follower.

You see after God opened Paul’s heart to know the difference -between being worldly strongly rooted in vs being heavenly strongly led- Paul had to face his boosting, pride and fought satan back; then made a point to warn the Church in Corinth and all of us regards the danger of self boasting about our knowledge of the Word without living it through thick and thin and actively pursuing His eternity.

Yes, we all face strong spiritual times and face weak and dry spiritual ones as well (full of doubts) Therefore, we must be ready to reload, daily equipped to fight the good fight and aim to Finish the race..always be alert for the schemes and deceptions and lies of the common enemy and stay focused on the “Big Prize” the heavenly one, none of us is immuned from facing these spiritual warfares schemes and attacks, let’s continually wear and use His Full Armor as the Father commands..

Paul last words to Timothy “7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course (race), I have kept the faith” 2 Timothy 4:7

But “True Faith” is revealed when it is seen in action. Before ascending  Jesus announced that He gave one very simple and profound commandment “Love one another.” But we crave it, we believe that love is one of the main requirement of Jesus’ true followers.

Jesus explained, in John 13:34-36  

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” 36 Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, where are You going?” Jesus answered, “Where I go, you cannot follow Me now; but you will follow later.

Jesus kept it simple. He taught and demonstrated that love is an action Not just in words and body language. As John explains, “Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth” (1 John 3:18).

A Follower who does not follow

Why do we ask others to do something we won’t do?

Before we ask others to invite Jesus and His Holy Spirit to be the center of their Households, we ought to apply the same in our own households as a starter, and do it even when no one is watching..

Are you a Christian Consumer or Christian Multiplier? Christ gave us the free gift of salvation by walking across the path from life to death and back. Then He granted us the Mighty Power of the Holy Spirit through His love to guide, teach and protect us, while we are building His Kingdom (occupy until He comes) descending once again to claim His second and eternal kingdom.

Access to the Father (Fatherhood, love, mercy, blessings, Kingship and spending many days in deep talks..) After this pure ultimate sacrifice, we have been able to stay connected to Him and stay in His presence all the time not just once a year and only through the highest priests while behind closed doors (Holy of Holies) and we don’t need anymore burnt offerings by shedding a blood of an animal sacrifice to have access to Him.

Because of this free gift which He himself paid in full in our behalf; we are called to be His stewards, servants, we are called to proclaim The Father Jesus Christ as our Lord and teach His Good News “CLEARLY” to all nations.

True Godly leaders, have naked, undivided, unshaken, burning feelings, are humble concerning the spiritual welfare of Christians everywhere. Earnestly and constantly praying while heartbroken, longing for all Christians and Non Christians to understand God’s will and purpose for their lives and to live in a way that will only honor and please the Father, then at the end be among the reapers of His great harvest.

We are obligated and must be unashamed (like Paul was) to support the existence and the continuation efforts to the healthy growth of the Christian revival movement, but most importantly we are also called to nourish our local and global church. The church is a great source to build saints and evangelists who are not only to be complete in Christ, but also are well equipped with the full armor and empowerment of the Holy Spirit to Go and fulfill Jesus’s great commission. Remember He is alive and we do worship a God who is alive who defeated death; We are called by design to be no less than authentic children of Light not by any means children of the dark.

We must be true followers who follow while filled up with zeal to follow and die to ourselves daily before preaching and teaching the Word, be true revival ambassadors to Jesus’s ministry, humble and hungry for reaching every tribe, every tongue, every race in every corner of this sinful and broken world.

Is your heart in pieces, or is it just overwhelmed can’t see beyond the fog ahead. What’s your calling, are you applying God’s ways or satan ways? For the day of judgement is no hidden secret, rather it is very inevitable and surely is set to come..

It is very disturbing

When we literally realize that in 50 years our future Christian generations will be (outnumbered) by other beliefs.. And all of this is because we are trapped to believe in birth control benefits, we are more Christians consumers than investors/builders, and for the most part we put ourselves out there as the rudest, meanest and snobbiest people around, and of course our current Christian Church Institutions reputation is not the prettiest! Having too many scandals too many unclear and confusing doctrines.. Nevertheless, the last time I checked I remember finding out that we only have One true God, one true Book and one main purpose to go after and fulfill.

Not until we understand the revival nature of our Faith, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit within, and realize that we must live Jesus like be reflection of His true light, be reflection of His true words, doing His good works while being Simple, humble and down to earth; then we can encourage the nones, the dones and the lost to join to become not Christians consumers instead builders and vital part of the body of Christ to sustain its growth and ultimately its wider and deeper future existence.

Denial, laziness and Satan deceptions are a few major causes. We do need help we are in deep trouble and it is very disturbing..