2 “And you shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.”
Today’s Inspiration: Apostle John stressed what Apostle Paul has said in Romans 12:2 on the renewal of the mind not to conform to the world but to His image which is for the purpose we are created for. 1 John 2:15. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the lust of boastful pride of life is not from the Father but from the world. The world is passing away and also its lusts but the one who does the will of God lives forever. V16-17.
Our goal is to be holy for we are a temple of the Holy spirit for unclean or sins of the flesh cannot dwell with the Holiness of the spirit of the living God in the core of our heart which is a mystery.
So we need to understand His desires for our life more than our own desires for our life. To lead a meaningful purposeful life should be our aim. We need to have more of the Holy Spirit in us to conquer the lust of the flesh.
Unless we are converted, we shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3. A totally sanctified life is one who is given a wedding robe to enter heaven. A totally sanctified life is one who lived the lifestyle of Christ and who focus on eternal rewards more than temporal rewards. Whilst you are in this part of heaven, live a life as if you are living in heaven. Impact others with kingdom values and live a life in total submission to God. For what will a man be profited if he gains the whole world and forfeit his own soul. Matthew 16:26.
Prayer: Lord let me live a life with continuous proclamation of Your excellences of Your glory. Fill me with the spirit of God till it overflows that I will have the power to conquer the lust of the flesh. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
1 John 4:18
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Today’s Inspiration: Fear is our greatest enemy and has to be conquered by love for love casts out fear. 1 John 4:18. To nurture the damaged trees of wrong done to us is to be a prisoner of the past. To refuse to forgive is also destructive. Unforgiveness choked the life out of marriage or out of family relationship and friendship. To avoid forgiving would mean imprisoning your emotions.
It costs the Lord Jesus at Cavalry to bring us forgiveness. If we are to bear the image of God we cannot afford not to forgive our offender. Forgiveness carries a condition that it starts with us first to forgive the offender. To accept God’s forgiveness and to refuse to forgive our offenders is a wicked act as Jesus explained in the parable of unforgiven servant in Matthew 18:21-35. When you don’t forgive and you choose to be bitter against the offender, you have made yourself a slave to the offender.