June 26, 2018
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
The verse above speaks about a pattern and a systematic order of a pattern to experience strong divine activities in which we can always have the word in our hearts, the awareness of the reality of God and the flame of the Holy Spirit which grow rapidly.
1. Begin from the intention of your heart
If we love God and his truth then we will become a magnet over divine things. We do not have to work for it, the work of the word and the Spirit will always be in our hearts and minds.
2. We will meet a spiritual father who also loves God
From the spiritual father we will receive the word of God to be our conversation with the Father in heaven.
Isiah 59:21 “As for Me,” says the Lord, “this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants’ descendants,” says the Lord, “from this time and forevermore.”
3. The Father will respond to our conversation with Him about the word, so we can know and understand a principle of a specific word
Thus we have a concrete steps to practice the word in everyday life. The word that we practice will make us stronger! (Luke 6:46-49)
4. When we received the word and became doer of the word, the glory of God will be poured out and the divine activities will become stronger in our lives
We will be known as the representation of the spiritual father; just as Christ is real in the life of our spiritual father, so do we. It is no longer us who live, but Christ lives in us (Galatians 2:20).
The impacts of the above systematic are:
We have a stable emotion. We will always experience divine joy and peace that come from the Holy Spirit. We are not easily distracted by secondary matters that happen around us, so our spiritual condition is stable and not easily disturbed. We do not waste our energy just to take care of things that are not important, but we have enough energy to do the will of God!
We have the reality of God that make us calm in any situation and condition.
There is the spirit of faith that conquer the world! We can easily conquer the spirit of anxiety that always bother the life of people of the world and also believers, and it can’t influence our lives. So we can do whatever God asks us to do without any distraction. As we have the faith that can conquer the world!
1 John 5:3-5 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—[a]our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
Ps. Steven Agustinus