finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:10 NKJV)
Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. (Ephesians 5:17 NKJV)
Knowing God’s will and how to please Him is the ultimate way to live the life in the Spirit. Without knowledge of what pleases God, we will not know how to worship Him. God sent His son to show us the way to His heart.
If we make it our goal to find out what pleases the Lord, we will know Him. Knowing Him will in turn make us do great exploits for Him.
Love does no harm to a neighbour; therefore love is the fulfilment of the law (Romans 13:10 NKJV)
Love is so precious, yet so rare. Because of our fallen nature, selfishness reigns. A lot of people who profess love do it with lip service. The word of God has not sunk deep enough into the heart in order to constantly bear the fruit of love.
Love is so indispensable and we cannot thrive as human beings if we do not love one another. Any harm we do to another human being is done directly against God – the creator.
Whatever we do to the least of our fellow human is done to God. Any good we do to another person is a personal love offered to God himself.
And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ (Matthew 25:40 NKJV)
And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. (Luke 6:31 NKJV)
Jesus said we should to others what we want them to do to us. We must never cause another human pain or harm in any form. It might seam like a joke but remember that God said that calling a fellow human a fool can lead to hell fire.
You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder,a] and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgement.’22 But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a causeb] shall be in danger of the judgement. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire. (Matthew 5, 21-22)
All we owe to one another is love and the only thing we owe to God is love which translates into love of neighbour and pure worship of God.
Pure worship means following the pattern of worship prescribed in the New Testament. The whole counsel of the word of God must be accepted and practised.
In our worship of God we must keep away from any form of worship that Jesus and Paul did not practice.
False worship is worship of demons and underneath the innocence of external objects like holy water, holy oil, alters, mantles and miracle handkerchief lies shedding of innocent blood which is the foundation that has given demonic power to those objects. God does not live in temples made by human hands.
For as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:
TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.
Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: 24 “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 25 Nor is He worshipped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. (Acts 17, 23 – 25)
God does not live in a bottle of oil – oil is simply a symbol of the Holy Spirit. Oil can never be holy, holiness is an attribute of God and belongs to God alone not man made materials.
If we claim to love our neighbour and engage in false worship, we deceive ourselves. If you have doubts, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the foundation of those practices and you will be shocked.
No matter how much good you do if you are in a religion or church that worships idols, you are guilty of blood. The blood shedding involved in idol worship is greater than all the good you think you have done combined seven fold.
John the apostle of love spoke at length about love in first John and at the end he advised us to keep away from idols. Idol is the opposite of love because they get their power from human blood.
They are powerless and are nothing without human blood, that is why Paul said that an idol stands for something that does not exist. Worship of idol is worship and love of witchcraft and human blood – it is terrible and highly destructive in an invincible manner.
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. (1 John 5:21 NKJV)
We must never harm our neighbors by our actions and idol worship.
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! (Matthew 7:11 NKJV)
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” (Luke 11:13 NKJV)
It is important to note that this scripture says, those who ask. It did not say those who wish or desire. Desire is very good and we must start with desire, however we must verbalise our desire by asking. We must formally present our desire to God in prayer.
I indeed baptise you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire. (Matthew 3:11 NKJV)
God wants us to get to that point where we realise that without him we can do nothing. This is the place complete surrender and absolute dependence and reliance on God.
We need the Holy Spirit more than air and oxygen, and that realisation is actually great wisdom. Wisdom however comes from God.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5 NKJV)
God will keep leading us step by step until we get to that place where we treasure Christ’s Spirit like the hidden treasure in the parables of Jesus. When that man stumbled upon the hidden treasure he forsook all else for the sake of hidden treasure.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field (Matthew 13:44 NKJV)
The Holy Spirit is the one who makes the Kingdom of heaven manifest or visible on earth. He makes you experience the tangible presence of God with heavenly visions and dreams.
Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is within us. All we need is to ask God for good things and the greatest good thing is the Holy Spirit and fire.