October 4, 2019
John 6:26-29 Jesus replied, “I tell you the solemn truth, you are looking for me not because you saw miraculous signs, but because you ate all the loaves of bread you wanted. Do not work for the food that disappears, but for the food that remains to eternal life—the food which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has put his seal of approval on him.” So then they said to him, “What must we do to accomplish the deeds God requires?” Jesus replied, “This is the deed God requires—to believe in the one whom he sent.”
We often carry human mentality in our spiritual journey, and we follow God just to fulfill our needs on this earth. Eventually, our ‘faith’ is limited to how to get money and how to survive. We always think that if we have lots of money, then we can get all our needs and we are safe. And we believe that it is ‘natural and part of God’s plan’ for men to pursue money (the world system). Indirectly, we associated God with mammon. We often limit God’s provision by financial blessings for our survival.
This thought actually dragged Christians into the world system. The thought that brings people to destruction and closes their hearts, so they cannot see God’s eternal plan. If we still ‘BELIEVE IN’ the world system, then God can never be able to appoint us to be heroes of faith to restore all things. We can only overcome the world with faith. How can we restore all things if we are still friends with the world? It’s impossible!
This morning I asked the Holy Spirit to increase the level of love and faith in my life. So I can be liberated from the world system and work only for eternal life! Because the true winners on this earth are those who live in eternity. Everything will be shaken; the wicked will be wiped out, but the righteous will rule over the earth!
Daniel 7:14, 18, 27
14. Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed.
18. But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.’
27. Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.’
Our portion now is to work for eternal food, which is His word. Make sure we enter into His presence and take our portions (His word) every day; believe in and obey to the word. That’s how our daily lives should be. As long as we live only from His word, we are safe. And God will use our lives to reveal eternal life. Death cannot touch us. Our lives will reveal the sovereignty of the power of the kingdom of heaven on this earth! Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven!!
Ps. Steven Agustinus