November 16, 2021

God really wants His people (His church) to always be able to say “YES” to the divine call for the fulfillment of His plan. People who are always available live for Him and prioritize every will of His plan joyfully and voluntarily because they really love God. This is the existence of His church which will experience the fullness of Christ to receive the outpouring of the Spirit from the throne room and through His church to bring about the restoration of all things.

 

Continue to train ourselves to live emptying ourselves of all personal dreams and aspirations, even from all thoughts that give us various reasons that we are not worthy, full of limitations, incompetence, and so on, which make us never ready to live for God and the will of His plan. Offer our lives on His altar and always set the point of view as the principle of our life that “we exist and live only for God and the fulfillment of His plan”.

 

Romans 6:11 (NKJV) Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

Have a Christ-centered life, so that whenever God reveals His heart, we can always be available to respond to His calling accurately. The inclination of our hearts to love the truth will condition us to be able to see His glorious calling, understand His will and live to respond and work on His agenda.

 

Because people have various reasons to REFUSE THE INVITATION OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD’S GREAT SUPPER (Luke 14:18-20), because:

 

1. The inclination of their hearts that is still focused on themselves, chasing money, personal success and the various offers of this world.

 

They are actually NOT INTERESTED in the invitation and think it is not very important to attend the great supper. So, there are just reasons put forward, even though these reasons are not appropriate to serve as an excuse.

 

They still often have a human and worldly perception that living for God and His will is a loss, full of sacrifice, suffering, and even considers having to become a pastor and so on.

 

It’s interesting to note the reasons people were invited but ‘not ready’ to come. They give excuses that EXPOSE THE INCLINATION OF THEIR HEART.

 

Yet the Word firmly says:

 

Matthew 16:26 (NKJV) For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

 

On the other hand, God promises that:

 

Matthew 6:33 (NKJV) But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

 

What should be the paradigm, perception, perspective and principle of our lives is, by living for God and making His plan our priority in life, everything that the world is after, everything that nations that do not know God are looking for, all of that will actually be added to us.

 

We live not from the river of Babylon, but from the river of God that flows the living water, making ourselves never thirsty again by selfish desires and love of this world, but fills our hearts with an abundance of joy, peace and truth that makes our lives always experience true satisfaction.

 

No longer struggling with the fulfillment of daily needs, no longer living after the world’s money and success, we are not even shackled by Mammon’s ties, but have enough strength to conquer Mammon with divine breakthroughs and victories.

 

This message will continue tomorrow.

 

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Ps. Steven Agustinus

 

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