BE YE THEREFORE PERFECT

Live to be perfect for God

Mat 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Mat 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

Isa 60:11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.



This I found one of the hardest lessons on the road to perfection. The day when God instructed me directly, let them take from you and if they steal from you, then let them.

He appeared to me in a dream that night; it was just after I passed a test on acceptance of the ungodly. He showed me the years that I spent whining about the people just taking and stealing from the poor and the weak. Just as I wanted to contest His words, and bring my case forth, which I believed was a strong case based on Old Testament truths about righteousness towards the poor, the weak and the fatherless; He stopped me dead in my tracks.

He then gently with a kind emotion, lifted up His arm, then opened my eyes of understanding. He said: “This is who I am, if you can’t suffer the injustice I ask of you, then you will never be fully like Me”

Again He drawn my attention to Him, I saw Him for who He really was. The Perfect Person, who has no dark spots, who has no weakness. The One who is fully content at all times in all situations. He was flawless, perfect. I woke up with Mat 5:48 as the command and Isa 60:11 as the prophesy which has to come to pass.

In this prophesy, His city, or me for that matter, will not be locked or closed day or night. He intended glory to come from within this place He has chosen, and He intended freedom, to come close for those who wish to draw nigh. As a personal prophesy, He said that I'm to be open to all people who wants to come to me.



UPDATE: A TRUE STORY

A DEDICATION TO JESUS - REAL LIFE TESTIMONIAL

Just a few days after the publishing of this hub, and my laptop got stolen. Since the Friday I somehow knew in my spirit that this will happen during the weekend. That Monday it happened. Some person who was in my home took the thing and left for another city about 3 hours drive from me.

Monday evening, I was angry and hurt, that this person would actually have the evil thought to do a thing like that. While racing through my own thoughts and rumbling with myself, it was like light entered me and I immediately remembered my own hub and words that I published just a few days prior.

I took even more time to collect myself and bring my anger to silence, before I went into prayer with God. Natuarally, since I was reminded of this hub, I said to God that I will give that person the laptop and will then willingly suffer this injustice.

Within two hours after my prayer, out of nowhere, this person was knocking at my door. I let him in. The first thing he did when he saw me was to take out the laptop and return it to me with some unending apologies.

I forgave him. So we started to talk. Curious as to why he is back in town, I asked him and he began his story about the events that took place. He told me that the car broke down, he was left stranded about 50 km out of town. He had to phone people to come and tow him back into town. I asked him about what time did the car broke down. Believe it, it was at the exact time that I prayed. Remember I prayed that I will suffer this injustice for God, it would be a blessing unto me to do this for Him so that His teachings may bear fruit in me.

I believe with all my heart that God honored my sincere prayer and made that man return with my laptop. God must have send His Angels to "fix" that car. This person had to return, God left him no other choice.

Thank You Jesus

THE PRAYER FOR SALVATION

Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

If you wish to receive this Love of God and be one of His very own children and want to go to heaven for ever; if you wish to be free; if you wish for Jesus to help you with everything in your life; and if you do not belong to Jesus Christ yet, pray the following saying the words out loud:

Lord Jesus Christ, I welcome You as my Lord and Savior. I invite You to come live my heart. I ask and thank You for the forgiveness of all my sins. I ask to teach me about You and Your ways. Thank You Lord that I now belong to the Kingdom of Heaven. I receive You now. In Jesus Name, Amen.


Celebrate, you now belong to the Kingdom of Heaven and are a rightful child of God Himself!!


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Putz Ballard 6 years ago

A great truth from God Word and a great hub Thanks for reminding me.


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Yes..it is a great truth but very hard to get it leavened into our system and actually live by it...

Like I say.. the road from the head to the heart is like the path from Egypt to Canaan...

Be blessed abundantly... :)


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee

voted up & beautiful! well written, factual and concise - challenging...


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks Samsons for your positive feedback... go well and be blessed... :)


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CMCastro 6 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

Perfection comes from obedience to the Word of God. And you are so right; we should make His Words permanent

on our lips every morning and know that Isaiah's prophecy

is the evidence of what is not seen. The Humbling act of asking the Father for forgiveness through His Son Jesus, I find, is the step for a perfection seeking life. Thank you for your hubs and your prayers.:)


tinamarie9884 6 years ago

I do love your work, I love reading what you write. I will be waiting for the next. p.s. It does seem like things are going really well for you. Many, Many, Blessing.


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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

All glory to God and praise Him for this wonderful hub. The Perfect One, because of His own blood, counts us perfect in Him, as we live in accordance with His will.

Lovely!

Forever His,


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

CM Castro...dear...you are still in my prayers...I will not forget you...as you read my hubs, you will learn...and with a heart like yours, you will be blessed...because I don't write of my own accord, God testifies on my behalf and He will most surely bless those who bless me for His revelations that He gave me, that you now keep safely and deep in your heart... God is a God of Love...He knows every persons heart and the intent thereof...God loves you, never doubt... :)


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snkhan120 6 years ago

Hits 4 U Keep in Touch !

Yes..it is a great truth but very hard to get it leavened into our system and actually live by it...


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Tina...I appreciate that you love my work... :) but the revelations are not mine, it is God's knowledge that He lends to me...and my words are limited and my vocabulary is not up to par against most writers...but I have a story to tell, and trust God to endow my works with His Favor and Power to heal and build as He sees fit...The Glory belongs to my Father..lol..but I'll tell Him that you love His work..He would be pleased by such loving Praise coming from you... :)


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

snkhan120...will keep in touch...thanks for the visit...be blessed.. :)


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

RevLady...you have said it, better I could not have said it...we are perfect because of Him...we are without spot or blemish...because of Him...He alone deserves ALL the credit and praise...amen.. :)


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Judicastro 6 years ago from birmingham, Alabama

Marliza,

I am moved by the spirit of humility I hear through your work. It truly is from the throne room of God and has reached us through your obedience. It is only through Him and in His strength that enables us to walk in that perfect love. It certainly is nothing that we can do In our own efforts for it comes when we surrender and rest in Him. It's so precious to hear the heart of another sister in the Lord. Thank you for your surrendered obedience to our Abba.


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Judicastro 6 years ago from birmingham, Alabama

Along these lines that you shared I'd love for you to read my through the eyes of love that I wrote under observations from God's waiting room and give me your thoughts.


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Marliza: We are all first and fore-most spirit beings, simply borrowing our human appearance to survive the elements of earth. This is why Jesus teaches us of the lack of importance we should place on material things,things that we will not require when we return to our spiritual forms.

Brother Dave.


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Judi Castro .. Thank you so much for your heartfelt comment... Father God will be pleased to hear you say such wonderful things... You make Him proud.. :)


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Thank you Brother Dave for you input.. yes..if someone steals my car... take my body...for there pleasure...or fight for the affection of a loved one and steals this person from me...truth...it hurts...this hub is more about accepting the hurts of life just as Jesus asked us to carry our cross... not to whine and moan like the Israelites at the waters of Meriba.. to accept injustice and not take a brother or sister to court... or put in jail...if necessary, I could supply you with some scriptures that speaks of this self denying attitude which should be in us all... not just the poor Christians but in all children who calls themselves God's Children...be blessed... :)


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lifegate 6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

So very well said. Thank you Sister!


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Thank you Lifegate for stopping by...have a pleasant day! :)


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CMCastro 6 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

Marliza, Thank you for your response! The scripture that you share with me lasts all day-and night!


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Pleasure Cm Castro... yes I was in prayer and 3 scriptures came for 3 people...I hope it blessed you... :)


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Tamarajo 6 years ago from Southern Minnesota

Beautiful hub. So true and so pure. That is who He truly is.


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Thank you Tamarajo for you pleasant comment... be blessed.. :)


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

Great words of wisdom. Turning the other cheek is so hard.The Lord is our perfect example! Surrendering our outrage at injustice done to us and others and letting God tend to it takes discipline and love of the Saviour. Thanks for sharing!


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks bayouladay...you know...I've put up these hubs to maybe help someone out there...but most of the time, I find that the Lord uses my own hubs and brings me back to my own words to listen to my own advice...most recently, someone stole my laptop, and it was just as you say, I was angry, but my own words came back to me and I ended up surrendering my outrage to God and let Him receive praise for my human attempt at obedience...

Within two hours of my prayer, the person brought back my laptop...at more or less the time I prayed, this person's vehicle broke down, about more than 50 km from me...well he had to be towed back into town...the first thing he did when I had seen he is back in town, he gave back my laptop and apologized...

This is God, God is Good, and God will always be my God... Praise HIM Forever...I love Him...

Thanks for your comment...I loved it.. :)


johnnynaakea 6 years ago

Thank you for encouraging us through your writing what it means to die to self and live for Jesus. Thank you also for all your comments. You are one special lady!!! God bless you and aloha from Hawaii-Johnny


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Johnny...thanks for your wonderful comment...and by your writings, you make a lot of spiritual common sense, that is not easy to find...lol ..and hello here from South Africa... :)


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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

snkhan120, We are not perfect, but the Holy Spirit will guide us, help us, to live according to God's will. We will struggle at times, but will bounce back because of the strength we receive from God through the Holy Spirit who lives in us once we are BORN AGAIN! GREAT HUB Marliza, I just love you!!!!!! AMEN!


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Dr Pastor Carlotta....I just love you too!!! missed you and your super friendly anointing here at my hubs...what a lively spirit you got...just wonderful!!! many blessings to you!! :)


loriamoore 6 years ago

Wow; cool thing.


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heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

Thank you again for your honesty:) Interesting story:)


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks heart4theword for you visit and wonderful comment...hope you had a lovely weekend and many blessings to you... :)


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Thank you Loria for taking the time to comment and to let me know that you were here... :)


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heavenbound5511 6 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!

Great hub! Awesome testimony! We all can learn from this! It's true that when we obey God & His words it all works out for good. Their are a lot of hard situations that if we just let go of pride & humble ourselves & let God defend us it's so much better than throwing a fit & becoming bitter!

I enjoyed this, thanks Marliza!


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks heavenbound...for your wonderful comment, I'm glad that you enjoyed it, you're great!!...many blessings to you.. :)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Marliza, Wonderful hub! We can be "perfect" through Jesus Christ! The perfect here means "COMPLETE!" Not flawlessness... "We have ALL sinned and fallen short of His GLORY...!" However the Word of God has cleansing POWER and cleanses us from all righteousness... Through Jesus Christ we have been declared RIGTHEOUS... PRAISE GOD for JESUS!

Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Thank you Deborrah for visiting...yes...complete is also a word..but is not what I saw..I saw flawless, no dark spots, no errors, no wickedness...He was like the stone Jaspis in His Glory and like a flawless diamond...like gold, purified seven times..He had no alternate motives, no hidden agenda, no smiling at you where on the inside He is maybe thinking bad things...He was transparent...like a perfect pearl, ruby or safire...he had no weakness, oh Lord..help..my words Cannot describe Your Beauty..:)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Marliza, Yes! Amen! Jesus of course is Completely FLawless without spot or blemish, Pure and HOLY!!! By HIS precious Blood, HIS WORD can cleanse us from all unrighteousness! There is POWER in HIS BLOOD! In HIM we become new creations as we live in obedience to HIS WORD... This is why we forever need Him as Savior and Lord!


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

DeBorrah...You are a wonderful and gracious person with a beautiful spirit...thanks for your kind comments and the loving anointing that you bring with every time you visit.. :) Many blessings to you loved child of Father God.. :)


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Highvoltagewriter 6 years ago from Savannah GA.

Wow! I was drawn to this hub and now I know why! It is truly wonderful how God answers prayer. Tehe idea of perfection is a hard concept for me to grasp, for I know I am so far away from it, and only thouh allowing the Holy spirit do I have the capability to do that!


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Highvoltagewriter...I am so pleased to see you here.. :)..yes..this are one of those lessons that God will be teaching me every year until I am perfect without faltering..the thing is to try and if you fall then simply get back up again...that is not seen as defeat or failure, the greatest defeat is when you fall and stay down..:) thanks for your visit..be blessed.. :)


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frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

Amazing to hear again how God can answer prayers in unexpected ways!

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