July 12, 2018
This morning, Father suddenly revealed my understanding about the good purpose behind all incidents and circumstances that believers go through! He said that the shaping process we experience is truly intended to make us PERFECT LIKE OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN IS PERFECT! HALLELUJAH!
At once, my spirit was blazing and my tears couldn’t be contained! Now I understand the meaning and spiritual dimension contained within this verse:
Matthew 5:48 (NASB) Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Romans 8:28 (NASB) And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Yes, that’s right! We are called to be perfect like our heavenly Father! To be perfect in what? Perfect in His love! Yes, this is the LOVE that this world desperately needs.
Father has revealed His love by sacrificing His son to redeem us and bring us to encounter Him as our Father! When we experience an encounter with Him, this world has the hope to be transformed. Because through us, the Father will manifest Himself! Through us, the Father’s eternal and unlimited love will flow lavishly to heal mankind.
This world is destroyed because men and fathers don’t take their role and function as representatives of the heavenly Father. Even worse, many men grew up in families destroyed by the Devil, resulting in generations rising to oppose God’s ways, filled with negative emotions, unwholesome, harboring wound, negative aura, and even hatred and evil!
Now I realize that I am also a product of men who don’t represent the heavenly Father. Praise the Lord, because of His redemption, I was born again. Now I am a new creation and a descendant of Christ through faith!
The problem is, our mind still has to be renewed. New birth is not the end – rather, it is the great start towards perfection like the Father. Because our mind still carries the old pattern and mold which will make us keep manifesting everything worldly! This is what God will crush and re-mold according to His divine pattern until we could perfectly flow the Father’s love that restores everything!
God’s process will always aim our heart and mindset. He will “raise” the people closest to us as our “sparring partner” to train us everyday to become just like the Father!
Have you ever meet someone who fight back, hates us, do strange things, becoming grumpy, unknowingly being used by the devil, etc? We will usually react; becoming angry, irritated, and the like. It shows that our mind (heart attitude, mindset, and lifestyle) has not been renewed! This process will keep going until we no longer repay evil with evil!
Matthew 5:43-47 (NASB) “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?
It takes time to process and transform the evil nature in our mind (the old and worldly pattern/mold). If His Spirit still finds us unable to repay evil with love, He will keep “giving” us sparring partners (those who needs to be healed by the Father’s love) to “hit” us. God will keep this going until we become perfect; not irritated, angry or disturbed, but could flow unlimited love and forgiveness!
Therefore, if we are in that process, give thanks! Because we are sons of God whom the creation waits eagerly upon (Romans 8:19)!
Enjoy the process. Cooperate with the Holy Spirit so the flow of the Father’s love in our heart always flow strongly. When our mind and heart is perfect (always radiating love), the Father will position and function us as His temple on this earth (Revelations 21:3-4). God will raise us as representatives of the heavenly Father on earth!
And so I pray: Father, let Your will be done in my life – not mine! Whatever life process I go through, I know You want to make me perfect just like You. I want to be like You, Father! Shape me more so I won’t tire in flowing Your love in every condition! #iLoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus