Monday, 18 April 2016

The Purpose of God

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The Purpose of God

Scripture: Acts 26 v 15 - 18:
"And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And He said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in Me."

These few verses contain the full gospel of Jesus according to Jesus.  The true purpose of God.  It is a simple ray of light into hearts darkened by sin that only Jesus can perform, and mostly He can only do it through us, His body.

You don't always need to speak, sometimes just your presence speaks louder than your words, and those who go to extremes to avoid you feel it the most.  No matter the obvious reason they believe, but the innermost soul reacts to the presence of Jesus and the conviction of the Holy Spirit.  

It reacts in submission or flight.  Those who submit are ready to listen, learn and be released of troubles and oppression, to be healed of diseases and delivered of demons.  Those who flee continue in a downward spiritual spiral of doubt and false belief.
They sadly miss the purpose of God for their lives and their spiritual growth is slow.

Jesus wants us to live the perfect life we should inherit from Him so that we bring His light to others in the power of the Holy Spirit.  This means we must be aware of Jesus working within us to promote love, truth and fellowship.  He expects us to conform to His Lordship over us, to obey His words and treat people with respect.

There is a calling upon our lives to bring the truth to those who are lost, and to those who are following the doctrines of man, or demons, to their own hurt.  It is not a life that makes you win a popularity contest but it's better to be right with God and His purpose, than to be right with people, and out of step with Him.

We have an eternal destiny and all we can take with us are other people.  Those saved souls are our gift to Jesus.  He gave us talents to win the world and does not expect us to bury them.  So bring your availability to Jesus and improve your talents under His guidance to achieve by faith His eternal purpose.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, give me oil in my lamp keep me burning, give me oil in my lamp I pray.........keep me burning till the break of day.  Father, I desire to fulfil Your purpose for every person You send until the mission is accomplished. May You be glorified today. In Jesus' name. Amen.