January 3, 2019
I have been questioning God, why the ‘enemy’ so intensely ‘target’ our emotion aspect so it will lead to negativity through people, events or circumstance. As if there is no end of ‘war’ on that area. For a while it might be safe and peaceful, but somehow like we ‘must face’ again the struggle with the same situation, condition or people. Even though we have been praying for that person and condition to change, but still it seems no change at all.
Holy Spirit reveals to me a divine perspective in seeing all of those things and making me to understand ‘His plan’ for us:
1. It turns out God has set us to become a person who can manifest His divinity in our daily lives
Even though we deal with annoying people and various negative events, He wants us to always REJOICE (Philippians 4:4 – Rejoice in the Lord always! Again I will say, rejoice!) AND GIVE THANKS (1 Thessalonians 5:18 – In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God In Christ Jesus for you) That’s the TRUTH that God wants us to practice.
Start to give thanks for the situation, condition and people we are dealing with. Thanks God because He controls and allows them to be around us. With one purpose: FOR US TO BE MORE DIVINE! So when we give thanks for everything, at the same time we are set free from the attack, deception or trap of the enemy that uses the situation, condition and people to make our emotions become negative.
Because the truth will always set free! When the truth appears from in our hearts and we practice it then at that moment divine joy will manifest (Malachi 4:2). Our lives no longer bring wound and sore in our heart. But our lives will become whole and perfect as our Father in heaven! So the existence of people and condition for so long has made our emotion become negative, actually if we respond it accurately (give thanks and rejoice) then it will bring goodness for us. We will become more DIVINE! Not getting worse! But we will become more like our Father in heaven. So, that’s the reason we give thanks and rejoice in everything. We understand, God only designs for our goodness. Making US TO BE MORE DIVINE!
2. Spirit explains this to me: Watch to the people who brings hatred and negative emotion; when that person is around in the group of many, the ‘aura’ of hatred and anger he brings along will be transferred to others
Without saying a word, that person has brought an impact. People around him ‘suddenly’ change. Some walk away, some get upset and angry because seeing his face, some get mad and fee bad. The point is his presence brings a kind of change even though he hasn’t spoken yet.
Then the Spirit took me to compare with Revelation 21. Pay attention on what the Spirit said: When you become more divine, has been molded according to the word of God – give thanks and rejoice always; becoming a whole person who brings peace – then at that moment you will play the function and role of the tabernacle of God.
Revelation 21:3-4 (NKJV) And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
The time will come that we will bring impact through our lives when we are filled with truth, peace and overflowing divine joy, then we are among the people, then our lives will directly give significant impact! Even without talking!
Especially if we speak, we will bring multiple impacts. The stream of the living water in our hearts will always change the lives of many people. That’s what we call the outpouring of the Spirit upon all flesh (Acts 2:17). The Spirit will no longer be poured out from above (that is only for us as God’s church) however it will spring up from within us. For God is in our lives! We are the tabernacle of God!
I understand now, why the enemy always wants to make our emotion become negative, because he wants to thwart the grand design that God has set! But the enemy’s plan has totally failed. Because His truth has been revealed to us! We know now that all things work together for good to those who love God (making us to be more divine) to those who are called according to His purpose (becoming a tabernacle of God over the earth). #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus