|One thing I have desired of the Lord that I may
dwell in the house of the Lord forever (Ps 27:4). This refers to fellowship with God and
We want to be one in serving God. That's why
we sanctify ourselves and do away with anything in our lives which displeases God. We do
away with everything of the world because we want the Holy God to be among us. God doesn't
change. If He had removed Adam and Eve out of the garden because of the sin of
disobedience He will do the same with us today because of sin. The biggest sin is
disobedience, when God speaks to us but we don't obey Him.
Jesus said to the woman caught in adultery, "go and sin no
more". He says the same to us. Do we obey Him? If not, God cannot reveal Himself to
Jesus spoke to the two disciples from Emmaus, but they did not
recognise Him until their eyes were opened. It's not by education but by revelation.
We can sit under God's Word daily but if He doesn't reveal Himself
to us we will miss the mark.
Just look at the disciples of our Lord. They sat under His message
daily and walked and talked and were with Him but their eyes were blinded and their hearts
hardened until Jesus was revealed to them. He rebuked them time and again for their
unbelief and hardness of heart.
That is my cry that Jesus will reveal Himself to us through His
We celebrated Easter. What has it done to our spiritual life?
Do you realise that the Lord Jesus gave His life for the remission
of your sin. Has it been revealed to you or do you only know it as a fact? Have you seen
yourself hanging on the Cross with Christ?
How can we still sin and the world still have a hold over us if we
realise what the Lord Jesus has done for us? Shouldn't we out of thankfulness totally give
our life for Him. What did you do with such great love? Did you dedicate yourself anew to
Him or simply treat it lightly and went out as you came in?
Is it your continual prayer to be set aside wholly for Him? On
Easter Sunday we celebrated His resurrection from the dead. Have you been raised with Him
to newness of life? Are you a new creation, where everything has become new?
Is your Christianity only a tradition of your family or have you
experienced Him personally?
1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene
early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the
1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early
in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared,
and certain others with them.
We see that all they were concerned about was their tradition to
anoint the dead body. They weren't concerned that He had told them time and again that He
would rise from the dead. The men were filled with fear. Jesus was not yet revealed to
them and they did not understand the scripture that He would rise from the dead.
If the Word is not opened to us through the Holy Spirit we do not
John 20 11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre
weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one
at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou?
She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my LORD, and I know not where they have
How often don't we act in just the same way?
Luke 24 37 But they were terrified and affrighted,
and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and
why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I
myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his
hands and his feet.
41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and
wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish,
and of an honeycomb.
43 And he took it,and did eat before them.
44 And he said unto them, These are the words
which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which
were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
45 Then opened he their understanding, that they
might understand the scriptures,
They only saw that Jesus was dead and they had no inclination of
what was really taking place in the spiritual realm.
Unless Jesus is revealed to us we are just like these disciples.
We cry and are in despair and know not what to do.
When we don't understand something we tend to become humanistic.
We think as humans do, humanistically and rationally. From our earliest childhood we are
taught to think realistically and we have no time to ask what Jesus wants to tell us. We
go according to our reasoning and feeling what is right and wrong.
May we move into the spiritual realm to say, "Lord Your ways
are above our ways and Your thoughts above our thoughts". That's why it's so
important to have the same Spirit as Jesus has. May we think as He thinks, live as He
lives and do things as He does them. And that can only happen if we submit willingly to
His leading and will, give up our rights whether we understand or not.
It's not important what I want, but what He wants. May He teach us
to obey whether we understand or not. And that we will do only if we are filled with His
spirit, feel as He feels and think as He does.
That will keep you humble in that you have nothing to boast about
but totally depend on the leading and guiding of God the Holy Spirit. It's not easy, for
our human nature resist that. We want to be in control and understand everything
However as we walk this supernatural life we will understand that
His ways are higher than ours - to be led and guided by God the Holy Spirit.
As we travel around the world there is one thing that must be
preeminent, to reveal and show the beauty of Jesus. People don't read the Bible anymore.
They don't know what Easter or Christmas is about. To them it's only a time of drinking
booze and dancing and comitting all manner of other sin. They are watching you and me to
see the beauty of Jesus reflected there - that we be kind and compassionate and do good to
Are you a believer or an unbeliever? If you are a true Christian
then you will allow the Holy Spirit to guide you into all the truth. Do you want to be
under the law or under the guidance of the Holy Spirit? If you aren't led by the Holy
Spirit then you are still judged by the law. But when His Spirit guides you He will tell
you what is right and what is wrong, and He can keep you to the uttermost.