Miyerkules, Setyembre 2, 2015

1Peter 13-23
13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.                                                                    
14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.                                

15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;                                

16 for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."                                

17 Since you call on a Father who judges each man's work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.                                

18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers,                                

19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.                                

20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.                                

21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.                                

22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.                                

23 For you have been born again not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

I would like to share the words given by God during our prayer meeting. I can feel it was inspired by the Holy Spirit.I had mentioned before that salvation can be lost. It's not because you accepted Christ, you are already saved. When we say born again, we lost our old one and  now become new in Jesus Christ.In the garden of Eden, there were 2 trees-tree of knowledge and the tree of life. Remember that God gave men and same with angels free will. However, Eve and Adan chose the tree of knowledge than tree of life. God cannot be wrong. We know He is perfect, so that when man chose the tree of knowledge  because he has free will and which lead him to sin. Should man chose tree of life, we will not have this life, but a heavenly one. God knows it will happen, and still has plans for man. So, the word who became Jesus Christ in the human form was sent to earth to give the words of God. Jesus Christ is the WORD of God to fight the words of the devil. You see, Jesus was there when everything was created by God, because He is the word of God. According to John 1:14-18," and the Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us".

When Jesus came to us as human flesh, we become born again in our own free will.We choose to follow Jesus, and when we accepted Him we are purified by obeying the truth. Jesus is the word of God who will fight the word of the devil. So, therefore, we should be like Christ, for God said, He is Holy and so we should be holy, too.  Once we know the word of God which is the truth, we should not conform to this world, we should be self controlled. And, by obeying the truth we will have sincere love for our brothers and sisters. So, God molded us to prepare for His kingdom. At diyan darating ang maraming pagsubok sa atin upang tayo'y kinisin at upang maging handa sa Kanyang pagbabalik.  Sabi nga ni Jesus in Matthew 24:12Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but he who stands  firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. So, we must stand firm to fight the evil of this world para makasama Niya tayo sa kaharian ng langit. Therefore, once we are born again and we go back to the same old self - i.e. you were an adulterous person and when you accepted Jesus  you get away with it. However, after awhile,you went back to the same old self- adulterous, nagback slide ka na nun. Therefore, you are no longer part of His Kingdom and are no longer save. In Luke 13: 24 Jesus said, "Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. You, see, why would God tell this kung basta inaccept natin si Jesus ay OK na, which was a wrong connotation of many born again Christians. So, being a born again Christian does not end in accepting Jesus. We have to work hard to stand firm against evil in this world. Marami daw gustong pumasok pero hindi makakapasok at maiiwan sila sa labas where there will be gnashing of teeth and people will be thrown out to hell.

Let's keep o praying, read our bible, join community sharing word of God during rest day or Sundays(if you're off). Let's bear in ourselves the words of God to fight evilness in this world, so we can continue with Him till His second coming.