Friends in Light,
We all have an understanding that this present earth is in enmity against God because of the system of the world ruling it which is characterised by darkness but in the midst of it all, the Light of the gospel of Christ is shining(John 1:1-5). In Him is the Life that lightens men and they will surely see that Light as a reality.
The wisdom of the Apostles was to bring what God revealed into reality. They saw men as God’s habitation.
1 Timothy 3:8
Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
Filthy lucre there refers to dishonest gain, according to the Amplified version.
In the church, the deacons were first cadres of recognition of assignments; a place of service. We must come to the level of assurance where nothing else makes meaning. The present earth is monitored by the life of men and that determines their scope and boundaries. Our boundaries must be defined by a new scope of life which is heavenly and in Christ.
There is a hidden wisdom that God has given to bring Faith upon the earth. These things are mysteries beyond human interpretation with procedures for manifestations. The mystery of the Faith needs to be demystified so that it will be attainable. We are people of Hope and the time is come for Hope to be realised. For when a man has seen something what does he hope for again? This is the season for the realization of Hope. The mystery of faith will be realised by faith. We must not be double-tongued but stay with what we believe. Our tongue must be used for what it is meant for.
And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
We should always look among ourselves. The Lord wants to raise a standard among us, not just what we believe about or among ourselves, but what the Lord expects. Is it an honest report? Among us, some people have been purified to have these credentials. Jesus before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession. There are pillars in the church that should not be judged by outward carriage but an inner working, So, looking for men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and Wisdom who will be appointed over the business is a functionality of a measure of the heart believe you get into. We believe with the heart but the conscience does not believe easily like that, it wars a lot.
Salvation is programmed to raise these people who live in the light of His glory. The mystery is Spirit and wisdom. Those men appointed in the book of Acts were in the midst of their brethren and they were living normally, full of the Holy Ghost and Faith. What makes a man is the structure of his spirit. There must be an effect of the Word of God upon you. You are being raised to be raised up. It is not about charisma but what is happening inside of us. Our eyes therefore must be opened to make us see what we should truly be. That is the economy of the Church; it has so much in its syllabus to bring us to a final point. No matter what is happening to you in your closets, the true weight is in the Church. That is why the Church must not lose weight being the weighing balance. If it is defeated, the mystery of God will become unachievable.
1 Timothy 3:16
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
If the place of the standard is not there, then, God will become a liar but He is not. Even when it looks like man cannot be perfect, the truth is and can bring perfection to a man.
1 Timothy 4:12
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
1 Timothy 3:15
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
The reason for weak Christians is weak churches. Therefore, a strong Church must appear and it will appear only if we desire it. If we truly love Jesus, then we must desire His things. May the power to generate strong churches, a place where God will find residence arise. The Church is the last template where peace is truly found. It is a template for spiritual transaction. Our hearts must be set in the church because the house of God is the pillar and the ground of truth. This economy is what is referred to as ‘great is the mystery of godliness’.
Our reading or personal studies cannot make God appear, although they help in building us. Grace is measured to us so many times to do certain things, taking preaching for instance, because it is being measured to one does not mean one has grown to the measure of the words being spoken. Our measures therefore should increase which can only happen if one is exposed to communion in a strong church. It is possible to be in an assembly and be a champion there, yet one has not even come into the unveiling of God’s mystery.
We should be light distributors, not with acclaimed accolades but with functionality in the Spirit, being saviours everywhere we go because of the light that raised us up. It is not a localised instrument but a universal one. (Proverbs 27:17):Iron sharpeneth iron;
So a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. May your Light break forth!
The church must grow up to God, a spiritual house that will be acceptable to God when sacrifices are being made. The best thing to be is to be an integral part of that project-the project of God upon the face of the earth. We pray that the church in the heart of Jesus will begin to emerge; if there’s a representation for it, it is just for a while. We must always try to input our best, and pray so hard at all times. These are downloads God gave to the Apostles, not just for Apostle Paul, but for us as well. God who cannot lie has set His wisdom on how these things will be achieved. We must have complete understanding of these things that we hear and seek to understand more because the realm of the Spirit is not vague, there are distinctions in there. We therefore have a commitment this time to be plugged into the acceleration of Grace and through us many more would be raised. Halleluyah!