May 22, 2020
This morning I heard God’s direction specifically in my mind: Continue standing up for the Truth or the voice of God. Hold it tight, don’t let go!!!
In the midst of various news, information, and knowledge -from experts, or commoners (people who pretend to know)-, and hoaxes, THE TRUTH OF THE WORD or THE VOICE OF GOD becomes extremely important. If we rely on other voices, our lives would be easily swayed.
So I remembered Ephesians 4:14 (NET) “..So we are no longer to be children, tossed back and forth by waves and carried about by every wind of teaching by the trickery of people who craftily carry out their deceitful schemes.”
In that time, the verse spoke of the Jewish teachings who still taught circumcision, and various teachings that were not in accordance with what Paul delivered. But the verse is also very relevant today in the era of open information. Where social media has become a forum for a variety of information, teaching and knowledge that might be deceitful due to the trickery of men. If our life are not BASED ON THE TRUTH OF THE WORD OF GOD, then we will be lost and tossed back and forth by every wind of teaching. We become intoxicated with information that makes us lose our DIVINE LOGIC.
At the beginning of the virus outbreak in Indonesia, we loudly said: The Spirit of Christ in us will be the solution to subdue the covid- 19. The story of John G. Lake bears witness to our statement. The virus at the time he lived died on his hand! Because no longer John G. Lake who lived, but Christ lived in him. I believe that is the voice of God and the measure of faith and TRUTH that God has given us.
But it is unfortunate, the divine logic -that we built slowly but surely- are being bombarded by various information and knowledge. Now that Truth can no longer be heard !! The Holy Spirit reminds me to continue to stand up for that divine logic. Hold the truth as tight as possible and do not let it go. Because righteous live by BELIEVE !! It is the measure of faith that should be built in us this time. So that in the time where we live and in our generation today, we can rise up as witnesses of the greatness of God.
Hebrews 11: 6 (NKJV) “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
1 John 5: 4 (NKJV) “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”
There is no other way, if we do not defend the divine logic that comes from the voice of God, then it will make us increasingly depressed and trapped by situations and circumstances. The world will be darker, but God’s light must shine even brighter. Our part is to live by faith or truth. God’s part declares His sovereignty !!
Isaiah 62: 1-4 (NET) “For the sake of Zion I will not be silent; for the sake of Jerusalem I will not be quiet, until her vindication shines brightly and her deliverance burns like a torch.” Nations will see your vindication, and all kings your splendor. You will be called by a new name that the LORD himself will give you. You will be a majestic crown in the hand of the LORD, a royal turban in the hand of your God. You will no longer be called, “Abandoned,” and your land will no longer be called “Desolate.” Indeed, you will be called “My Delight is in Her,” and your land “Married.” For the LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married to him.”
While the Spirit encourage us to keep pushing into His presence, we will personally experience the Divine Encounter continuously. The power of the Word will changes our lives to start manifesting the real life of Christ! #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus