November 19, 2018
When I prayed this morning, I received His word.
Our heavenly Father is releasing the spirit of meekness into us, so we can become moldable, teachable, and changeable.
Ezekiel 36:26 (NASB) Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
I realize more and more that we truly need this MEEK, MOLDABLE, TEACHABLE, AND CHANGEABLE SPIRIT. Because without them, it will be difficult to be transformed in the spirit of our mind (Eph 4:23).
Our old self is the product of this world’s evil system. This system will keep molding people’s life to be increasingly difficult, full of competition, hard, and fierce. To have a better life, the people of this world must try everything they could. And even if they have reached a ‘good life’, their success will always produce negative side-effects.
Genesis 3:17b-18 (NASB) Cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. “Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; and you will eat the plants of the field
For those who live in major cities, competition is fierce everywhere. People must toil for their sustenance, twisting their brain, and even justifying any means and sacrificing others for temporary gain. The spirit of greed and self-interest work strongly, driving people to keep seeking money and never be satisfied.
Furthermore, the spirit of flesh conditions people to live under the bondage of lust. The spirit of anxiety keeps molding people so they will never feel secure, filled with doubt, fearful of frauds, etc.
The worldly spirits will keep trying to mold people so they’ll become hard, apathetic, sceptic, and pragmatic.
What does it mean when someone is hard, apathetic, sceptic, and pragmatic?
~ Hard people have a rigid and narrow perspective. They only want to see from their own perspective, always feeling right, and are difficult to receive advices.
~ Apathetic people are selfish and uncaring of their surrounding – they only care about their own world. They always lost themselves in their own interest, and are ignorant of their surroundings.
~ It’s difficult for sceptic people to believe others; they are hard to be convinced, always filled with suspicion, and always tend to look for the weaknesses and faults of others, overlooking their goodness.
~ Pragmatic people are impatient in going through process. They want things instantly and don’t care about the process. All that matters to them is the end-result.
The spirit of meekness will work to destroy the above characteristics that the worldly spirits have molded.
When the spirit of meekness comes and start to work in our lives, we will experience the following:
1. Our PERSPECTIVE could be EASILY ALIGNED with God’s WORD
This world’s mold will always contradict His word.
“For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and THESE ARE CONTRARY TO ONE ANOTHER, so that you do not do the things that you wish.” (Galatians 5:17, NKJV)
The spirit of meekness will enable us to see from the Word’s perspective. We are no longer fixed on our own perspective which is filled with flesh!
When our “spectacles of flesh” is taken off by the spirit of meekness, we’ll start to be able to see from His perspective. Together with the spirit of wisdom and revelation entering, we could start to receive understanding about what God means in His word. Our hard heart will start to crack and crumble. Repentance comes and we start to find the urge to do His word, not because we are forced to, but because we want to make glad the heart of God. #iLoveGod
This message will be continued tomorrow…
Ps. Steven Agustinus