December 24, 2019
It’s very important for us to always guard the living water in our hearts to stay clean, pure, and clear. For we are the temple of His Holy Spirit! God has set us to carry divine life and shine it to our surrounding. Therefore, every form of the enemy’s work which corrupts this world more and more could be swallowed up by that divine life. It is normal for our lives to bring a healthy impact and influence. Once again, the Holy Spirit emphasized: THE LIVING WATER MUST BE CLEAN AND CLEAR. It must not be corrupted by inner conflict, offence, disappointment, and all kinds of sorrow. It must be filled with truth, peace, and divine joy.
I asked the Holy Spirit: why guarding the living water becomes so important? Because that’s what will distinguish us from the people of this world in these end times. If we become someone who harbor inner conflict, disappointment, and various negative emotions, it means that we are the same as them.
Holy Spirit reveals that in the end times, bitterness, anger, and conflict will become so severe and will spread rapidly to affect the life of man. It will influence people’s heart attitude, lifestyle, and decision-making. Truly, this world is flowing bitterness and the surge of various negative emotions. Make sure that we don’t drink from that river!
Revelation 8:10-11 (NKJV) Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.
I suddenly realized about the verse above. That verse is actually very relevant in today’s time (the end times); a time when technology has developed immensely, especially the world of social media. When someone who carries bitterness shares their heart there, many people’s lives will be corrupted. And the crazy thing is, many BELIEVERS (stars) fell down in bitterness, inner conflict, disappointment, anger, and desperation, and release what’s in their heart in social media. It causes many people’s lives to be corrupted as well. And as the result, “sharing bitterness and anger” on social media is now considered as something normal!
God wants us to rise up as different people in these end times. We are not destroyers, but builders who flow the living water. Therefore, it’s very important for us to overcome all kinds of ‘bitter roots’ from our lives, which often came from negative events in the past which cause injury, trauma, and inner conflict.
Saturate ourselves with the work of God’s word and presence. It’s the only way to make our heart tender, moldable, teachable, and wanting to change. Therefore, we can forgive and forget the mistakes of others and even ourselves. For in His presence, now we know (we see our new identity in Him and His miraculous plans) that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
It doesn’t matter how terrible our past is, including the incidents we’ve gone through. For in Him, we are a new creation; the old things have passed away. Now, we are the TEMPLE OF HIS HOLY SPIRIT. We are set to shine the life of faith, hope, love, truth, peace and joy. That’s what makes us DIFFERENT amid this crooked generation in these end times! #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus