- Religion and Philosophy
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!!