November 19, 2019
The feeling of angry at death is difficult to vanish from my heart. Death has stolen and killed the sons of the movement.
Indeed, God is good and faithful. We don’t need to doubt it. But what we now need is God’s power which is able to swallow up the death in victory! Several times death was about to kill Jesus. It came through people hates Him, or a sudden natural event.
Luke 8:23-25 (NASB) But as they were sailing along He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind descended on the lake, and they began to be swamped and to be in danger. They came to Jesus and woke Him up, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. And He said to them, “Where is your faith?” They were fearful and amazed, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?”
We all know, many disciples were fishermen. Facing storms and winds was not a surprise for them. But this storm was extremely different. It caused them lost their mind handling the boat. They couldn’t use their skills in sailing at all because the windstorm beat so hard. And the signs of their going to DIE were very near. Their lives were at stakes.
I feel, it was not a common natural event, but it was the manifestation of DEATH that wanted to kill Jesus and His disciple. It’s not without reason that it happened Death was unhappy with what Jesus did on earth. There were many attempts to stop Him. But they didn’t work. The windstorm has rebuked by Jesus!! It stopped instantly. And the waves ceased and got calm!
I believe as God’s sons, we have been given power to conquer death. Jesus has conquered death. DEATH HAS DIED! It is only its deceit left. That deception has frightened us. Our minds have been a place of death entrenched. DEATH is always on our minds. So, we always remember the death. Without even knowing it, we are preparing our lives to death! That’s the concept of life we have to cast away!
Because if our times to eternity come, it should not be surprising us anymore. We already know when the time has come. When it comes, we will yield up our lives into Father’s hands. Not taken away by death. Can DEATH come into contact with the SPIRIT OF LIFE? NO! Death must go away! We will be fetched and welcomed by His angels.
But if we brave our faith more, we will find that it is His will His Kingdom rule over this earth. The everlasting Kingdom. So it’s not us going to heaven but His Kingdom come down into our live.
I realize, what we go through often times relates to what we believe. So, the choice is in our hands. Make sure we keep filling up our minds with the LIFE only. So that all kinds of death must been removed from our lives. Death has been swallowed up in victory!
Proverbs 4:23 (ERV) Above all, be careful what you think because your thoughts control your life.
Ps. Steven Agustinus