Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Matthew 28: 20b
and lo, I am with you
always, evento the end of the age
God will accompany us until the end of time. It means starting from now until Jesus comes a second time, we will sit with Him on His throne forever
We learn from Moses that asked the accompaniment of God when Israel went out from Egypt to Canaan. We also need the accompaniment of God when we walk in the wilderness of the world to the throne of Heaven
The accompaniment of God is in two things
- Exodus 33:12-17the loving-kindness of God.
- Exodus 33:18-23the glory of God.
We still learn the first point. The loving-kindness of God is in three things as follows
We learn the first one
- [verse 12-13] God shows His way.
- [verse 14-15] God guides us.
- [verse 16-17] God walks with us.
33:13 Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation isYour people.”
The way of God is the way of Cross.1 Peter 2:192:19 For this iscommendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully.
The way of Cross is being willing to suffer because of God’s will, walking with the sign of blood and the way of death and resurrection
The practice of the way of Cross is as follows:
- Stopping sinning and living in righteousness.
1 Peter 4:1-2
4:1Therefore, since Christ suffered for usin the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
4:2 that he no longer should live the rest of histime in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
If there is sin, we will be separated from God and perish forever. If we live in righteousness, God will be with us forever.
- Serving and ministering to God.
9:14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
God has struggled for the service and ministry of Israel by punishing Egypt with ten plagues.
God has also struggled for the service and ministry for the Gentiles by being punished on the cross, with His own blood.
So, we must fight for our service and ministry more than anything in this world. The service is the only activity that reaches to the throne of Heaven.
22:3And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him.
- Being obedient.
2:8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point ofdeath, even the death of the cross.
We must be obedient until our flesh does not speak anymore.
If we are in the way of cross, we will have the living system of Heaven or the Canaan
which is of the valleys and the hills.Deuteronomy 11:11
11:11 but the land which you cross over to possess isa land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven,
We only depend on the rain of God’s mercy and grace
.Deuteronomy 11:12-1511:12 a land for which the Lordyour God cares; the eyes of the Lordyour God arealways on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year.
11:13 ‘And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the Lordyour God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul,
11:14 then I will give youthe rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil.11:15 And I will send grass in your fields for your livestock, that you may eat and be filled.’
The result is as follows:
- We will experience physical and spiritual blessing like the rain from God.
We will experience the physical blessing abundantly, until we are able to thank. Also the spiritual blessingwhich is the blessing of God’s Word, Holy Spirit and God’s love so we are satisfied and always give thank to God.
The grass for animal is the blessing for ministry. If it is not used for ministry but be consumed for our life, we will be carnal men that are selfish, cursed and destroyed.
- The eyes of God always watch.
The mercy and grace of God will always accompany and protect us from the sins up to the peak of sins. We feel safe and peaceful; everything becomes light and easy.
- God alone makes the miracle by His mercy and grace.
136:1 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He isgood!For His mercy enduresforever.
136:2 Oh, give thanks to the God of gods!For His mercy enduresforever.
136:3 Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords! For His mercy enduresforever:
136:4 To Him who alone does great wonders, for His mercy enduresforever;
The spiritual miracle is the renewal of life from carnal men to become spiritual men like Jesus. The changing life starts from trusting and entrusting our life fully to Jesus, not hoping to others.
The physical miracle is the mercy and grace of God that prepare our life and future to become beautiful and successful.
The mercy and grace of God will remove the impossible thing. Until He comes a second time, we will be changed to become as glorious as He is. We will be with God forever.
God blesses you.