November 16, 2018
I understand more and more about God’s purpose in molding us to be faithful in the little things before we could be given greater responsibilities (Luke 16:10). It is to KEEP US SAFE in the grasp of His presence and reality.
God doesn’t want our process to be instant in becoming influential. Because without going through this process of “being faithful in the little things”, we will become fragile! It will become very dangerous for us to experience “PROMOTION WITHOUT FOUNDATION”.
Imagine a tall tower that has been erected, but unfortunately doesn’t have a solid foundation and structure. It will easily collapse when struck by earthquake or storm. And it will surely endanger the lives of many! In the same manner, God doesn’t want us to look GREAT outside, but fragile inside.
Luke 6:47-49 (NASB) Everyone who comes to Me and HEARS My words and ACTS on them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who DUG DEEP and LAID A FOUNDATION on THE ROCK; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it COLLAPSED, and the RUIN of that house was GREAT.”
This is a form of His true love to us, because He is a good Father. He knows the BEST for His children. He knows the best time to give us promotion. He is the Alpha and Omega. He has started our faith journey, He is guiding us through, and He will keep doing so faithfully until we reach the finish line with Him (Rev 22:13).
He is also The One who will flatten tall mountains and deep valleys. In His presence, equalization will take place. Certain people have great ambitions, wanting to reach spectacular things without process. Meanwhile, some are lacking confidence, not brave enough to take a step, and keep being stressed with intimidation. Both of them are not aligned to the word, and will be FLATTENED by God. He will equalize us. Then, God’s glory could be revealed, and everyone could see the true PATTERN is IN HIS HOUSE!
Isaiah 40:4-5 (NASB) “Let every VALLEY be lifted up, And every MOUNTAIN and HILL be made low; And let the rough ground become a plain, And the rugged terrain a broad valley; Then the GLORY OF THE LORD will be REVEALED, And all flesh will SEE it together; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
This talks about the CORPORATE life that every church member must experience in their spiritual home. It’s no longer individual living.
Through the work of the word and Spirit, spiritual fathers will keep releasing the word they receive from the Heavenly Father’s mouth (Mat 4:4).They will keep sounding God’s voice to their congregation and spiritual sons within the house.
Next, the congregations/spiritual sons’ part is to RESPOND to every command and instruction being released. This will condition the body of Christ to be MOLDED and EQUALIZED corporately.
The work of the word and Spirit must be outworked through our obedience. Without so, our daily life will keep being fragile and unwholesome. We could look alive and fiery after church meetings because God touched us. But once we return to our daily life, we could quickly leak and return to our old self and pattern. That’s a classic condition that we must subdue – it’s not normal!
Because as new creations, what’s normal is for us to manifest divine nature. It’s a nature which is always victorious, not up-and-down, moreover decline!
Responding and persevering in the word and direction delivered by our spiritual father will mold and equalize us corporately. Together, we will be renewed in the spirit of our mind (Eph 4:23). We will become new creations! Our inner man will be stable and guarded every day. We are ready to be grown by God from one level of glory to another!
I declare for everyone who are reading this daily devotion:
Your life will never be the same! Because you are a new creation! You will be faithful in every process that God has set for you!
Get ready! Receive your new nature! You will keep rising higher and brighter until the full day! Let it be done in your life! #iLoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus