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May 23, 2019

This is the continuation of yesterday’s message.

 

c. “LED ME

 

When we are “stretched,” it’s surely uncomfortable at first, because we are forced to surpass our current limit. However, that’s the exact limit which makes us “stuck” in our old position.

 

Make sure that we OBEY; give ourselves to be stretched. Although it “hurts” at the start, believe that it’s healthy! Moreover, it’s a way we practice God’s word of denying ourselves, taking up our cross, and following Jesus (Mat 16:24). Remember, there is no glory without the cross!

 

When we give ourselves to be stretched spiritually, we will break through and surpass our old limits.

 

d. “[ITS DEPTH] REACHING

 

This is the RESULT of our OBEDIENCE. We are taken to enter a new level which we’ve never entered before. When we “DON’T GIVE UP,” there will be a NEW BREAKTHROUGH!

3. When the divine life (zoe) keeps flowing, our life will surely become impactful; this is the result of our connection and dependence to our spiritual house’s flow of life.

 

Ezekiel 47:12 (NASB) By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their LEAVES WILL NOT WITHER and THEIR FRUIT WILL NOT FAIL. They will bear every month because THEIR WATER FLOWS FROM THE SANCTUARY, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.

 

Notice how the trees’ leaves never wither, nor its fruits run out. This is possible because the trees continuously receive a WATER SUPPLY from the HOLY PLACE. The HOLY PLACE represents the Temple (Ez 47:1). So, the water supply is the flow of life coming out from a SPIRITUAL HOUSE. The trees could only grow big when they are planted and rooted strongly within a spiritual house.

 

We could only connect and depend on a source of grace within a spiritual house. That’s why we need an accurate heart attitude. Be willing to give ourselves to be planted and merged in a spiritual house. There, our roots will grow deeper, penetrating the soil until we find a source of living water; only then we could finally grow upwards.

 

It’s impossible for a person to be impactful out there without being connected to a spiritual house. If someone looks ‘impactful’, but is not connecting accurately to a spiritual house, we could question: where is their source of water? Surely, it doesn’t come from a spiritual house.

 

That’s why we must prioritize SUNDAY CELEBRATIONS and PRAYER GROUPS. Because there we can find the CORE AGENDA of a spiritual house. There, we are immersed, molded, and reshaped according to the DIVINE PATTERN by the work of God’s word and Spirit.

 

Imagine; in a month, there are 4 Sunday Celebrations. By missing only twice, we are already losing 50% of our dependence on the holy place! Our dependence is halved for that whole month! No wonder, many things are lagging and underdeveloped.

 

Make sure that we stay focused in building the flow of divine life (zoe) within us. Then, we’ll enjoy our lives consistently growing healthier, stronger, and more victorious in all things. #iLoveGod

Ps. Steven Agustinus