May 7, 2020
John 6:63 (NKJV )It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
At this time -where the spirit of fear and panic grips the whole world because of the Covid19 pandemic outbreak-, the aspect of “who is speaking to us, what are we listening to, and how we are listening” becomes very important. (Gen 3:11, Mark 4:24, Luke 8:18)
If our ears and eyes continue to focus on what is happening around us, believe me, we will keep being afraid, panicked, and experiencing various shocks – just like the situation around us that are being shaken by God! When our emotions get shaken because of various negative news around us, our judgment and logic will automatically become ‘paralyzed’.
This is the reason why in social media there are more negative news or hoaxes compared to the truth! Because panicked people will not be able to filter (news) anymore, he/she will immediately share the negative news. As a result, from one person who successfully made afraid and panicked, soon the ‘virus of fear and panic’ became rampant at massive scale – much faster than any infectious disease pandemic! The manifestation of the spirit of death through fear and panic spreads throughout the world!
This is the time for each of us as believers to begin to focus on disciplining ourselves by learning to hear only God’s voice and making it the only benchmark or barometer in understanding or interpreting whatever is happening around us.
When the enemy attacks people’s life and spread many bad things in their life, we must RAISE THE STANDARD OF LIFE which we’ll experience with Him!
Isaiah 59:19 (NKJV ) “So shall they fear The name of the Lord from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord WILL LIFT UP A STANDARD AGAINST HIM.”
Note above verse (written in capital letters): When the enemy moves in like a flood, the Spirit of God will raise a standard as opposition above it!
This is the time for chosen people to make a firm decision to raise the standard of the spiritual life they live! There should be no more believers who continue to live their spiritual life only as ‘commoners’, let alone those who just ‘want to be served’. We must rise in the power of His Spirit and start to change the condition of our daily life to be the ‘weapons of war’ for Him! Build a new mentality, from those that just want to be served, into ready to serve! Even people who have often felt helpless have to start declaring themselves as heroes! (Joel 3: 9-10).
As we begin to improve the life standard that we have in our daily lives (becoming more accurate and divine and aligned with His word) then there will be Words that keeps flowing from the words we speak, as a stream of living water that is ready to swallow all manifestations of death that interact with it!
There is a divine life inside us that will aggressively swallow all manifestation of the spirit of death before us! As for how the divine life always flows from the life of Jesus, it will also flow from us who believe in His word. Multiple streams of living water that aggressively swallow the manifestation of death will flows. It shall happen in the name of Jesus! Amen #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus