June 5, 2020
1 Corinthians 9:26-27 (AMPC) Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary. But [like a boxer] I buffet my body [handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships] and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit [not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a counterfeit].
Paul is someone who knew for sure the goal he’s aiming for in his ministry. He saw it clearly, and it became an ever-burning passion and desire in his heart. He also didn’t minister ‘randomly’. His every move always followed the Holy Spirit; they are accurate and always produce maximum impact.
For that, Paul trained his body and mind (discipline it hardly) to stay in touch with the work of the word and Spirit. This is the focus of Paul’s ‘hard discipline’. He thinks of the things of the Spirit and declare it until his spirit, soul, and body are overcome by the reality of God’s presence – this is the daily training that Paul did wholeheartedly. In short, Paul never ‘skipped’ from ensuring that he is aware of the reality of Christ within himself. This is Paul’s foundation of power to reveal Christ in the life of believers!
As servants of God, it is MANDATORY for us to adopt Paul’s goal and the ways he built himself to reach that goal. Therefore, we could reach the same or even greater results. Because the rise of believers who reveal the fullness of Christ in these end times is not a mere fairy tale or a daydream; IT IS SOMETHING ABSOLUTE IN NATURE. That’s our true calling as ‘servants of God’! Therefore, we have no other way but to enter God’s presence and ponder upon the things of the Spirit until we are overcome strongly by His reality!
I believe it is time for us to enter the spiritual stature that God has set for this season. That is what will set us free from all kinds of struggle (we can’t be intimidated), and we can run in such a focused way to finish the divine calling.
God’s Church must rise, and God’s people must reach the FULLNESS OF CHRIST to overcome this world. We need servants of God who focus on this without being distracted by anything – there is a spiritual position that is far higher and unshakable! The impact of everything we build and minister towards will become stronger and stronger.
I see in the spirit that God is giving us spiritual stature and high-caliber spiritual weapons. We could plow hard grounds without struggle; we will transform the mindset of people without contention; and we will destroy the arrogance of man in an instant.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (NASB) For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.
I have seen it; the iniquity of this world will be judged by believers who manifest Christ! We will destroy the system of iniquity of this world! The Babylonian system will perish forever! That time will come soon, and that time has started! #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus