Galatians 4:19

Galatians 4:19
So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.' "Luke 17:10

Sunday, August 30, 2009

No Christformation in Judas Iscariot!

Even though he was one who moved very closely with the Lord Jesus Christ on earth and was named as one of the twelve disciples of Christ, there was no guarantee of Christformation in him. How do we know this? Being where Christ is, did not guarantee Christformation in him.

Matthew 26:23-24 (New International Version)

Jesus replied, "The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born."

Judas Iscariot even took part in the Lord's supper and was so close to Christ our Lord and yet he had missed Christformation in himself. Reason being, whom he has chosen to obey and make the master of his life made the difference. Judas had chosen to obey the overwhelming power of the sinful nature of the Devil in him.He had refused to obey Christ who was standing infront of him, in person.

If we were born into this world just to obey the sinful nature of the Devil in us and not be freed from it's bondage at all, it would have been better if we were not born at all. Judas was one clear example of such a person. Many are predestined to be that way. What is life without having the chance to meet our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. But, here is a man who met the Lord Jesus Christ in person daily and yet missed Christformation in himself.

Is this possible? Is it possible to just forfeit every Christformation in us, even though we claim to be one of His people He had chosen for His eternal purpose. The sad answer is "yes". You can forfeit Christformation in you if you stubbornly continue to please the sinful nature of the Devil in you and have decided that the things and pleasures of this world are more important to you than gaining Christ.
Judas' motive of being with Christ has been wrong all the while and it showed up in the end.

Matthew 27:3-5 (New International Version)

When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders. "I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood."
"What is that to us?" they replied. "That's your responsibility."
So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.

So we often think that being sorry and remorseful over our sins will wipe away our sins.Yes, if there is no condemnation following it. In this case,Judas who wanted to see the Lord Jesus Christ stand condemned before men, was condemned in himself. Judas betrayed the Lord Jesus Christ for financial gains. He hanged himself.
He wouldn't have hanged himself if he didn't feel condemned.

John 13:18-30 (New International Version)

"I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the scripture: 'He who shares my bread has lifted up his heel against me.'
"I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am He. I tell you the truth, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me."

After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, "I tell you the truth, one of you is going to betray me."

His disciples stared at one another, at a loss to know which of them he meant. One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him. Simon Peter motioned to this disciple and said, "Ask him which one he means."

Leaning back against Jesus, he asked him, "Lord, who is it?"

Jesus answered, "It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish." Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, son of Simon. As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him.

"What you are about to do, do quickly," Jesus told him, but no one at the meal understood why Jesus said this to him. Since Judas had charge of the money, some thought Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the Feast, or to give something to the poor. As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night.

The Lord Jesus said, He knew those whom he has chosen for Christformation in them.But, Judas He knew who he was,but he wasn't afraid of him,even though Judas had good relations with the Romans who ruled Israel. His trust was in His almighty God( To be continued )

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"A thorn in my Flesh......

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (New International Version)

To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me,
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

I'd rather boast in my weaknesses than take pride in my strengths for fear that I may trust in them instead of trusting in my God.For the Lord has made me a 'tester of metal' for His own people to see if they will receive me or not. It's easy to receive one who deceives with their worldly attractiveness and one who conforms to the standards of this world,meaning one who is from the world.It will be very difficult to recognize one who comes from the Lord if he appears with his weakness and as'foolishness' to the standards of this world.

The Lord Jesus appeared poor,born and placed in a manger because there was no place for Him. Later, when He grew up to be a man,He said ,"I have no where to lay or rest my head".Even birds have nest,foxes have safe holes to rest but the Son of Man had nowhere to safely rest His head on this earth because the enemies of Christ were always after Him. His situation was that He made Himself lower than that of the animals.

He could have summoned for God's help with the legion of God's angels assisting Him but how else will the scriptures be fulfilled,except that He offer up His life for His sheeps."Dogs" surrounded Him always.God the Father allowed this to happen to show clearly the difference between good and evil.Who could have shown what is good, other than Christ himself? For all men had failed and had sinned.Judas Iscariot was His 'thorn in the flesh', being very close to Him among the twelve who finally betrayed Him to the Romans.He was the son of perdition.

For apostle Paul, a physical lack was the thorn in the flesh for him.

Galatians 4:13-14 (New International Version)

As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you. Even though my illness was a trial to you, you did not treat me with contempt or scorn. Instead, you welcomed me as if I were an angel of God, as if I were Christ Jesus himself.

The Lord Jesus Christ warned and still reminds us today that many will be deceived into thinking that God's prophets and His humble servants will appear with great worldly qualifications and attractiveness of the world,but the opposite will be true.

They will appear sickly,sometimes unfairly imprisoned,poor with material lack,despised,forsaken and rejected before men and their families.

Matthew 25:40-46 (New International Version)

"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'

"They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'

"He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'

"Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."

Why else would their punishment be so severe! These are God's humble servants least suspected by hard-core,unrepenting sinners that they are sent by God. The delusion is that they would think a servant of God will appear as one who is outwardly impressive and successful in this world.They would judge them by the color of their skin,appearance and forget that the Holy Spirit lives in these humble servants of Christ.They will deceive their own kind and be deceived themselves to their own destruction.They would not know the difference between those who are truly God's servants and those who only claim to be one.

These easily deceived ones will judge everything by the things of this world,as the world judges them.

Monday, August 17, 2009

A stage for actors and actresses....

This world is no doubt a stage for actors and actresses but God isn't an actor.
So who is 'the Actor' and where does acting originate from? God certainly does not do any acting because acting has an element of untruth in it.It's not a real situation, so, some element of untruth could be found in it.

God is Truth,His Son is that Truth revealed.The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth.
None of them do any acting for they are the Truth.There is no need for acting. On the other hand the Devil is the actor.He is the originator of every lie and untruth.
He makes the whole world go into acting.Everyone seems to be acting and they don't seem to be their real self.

Corinthians 11:14-15 (New International Version)

And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.

John 8:43-47 (New International Version)

The Lord Jesus Christ said; "Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me? He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."

The worst thing you could do on this earth is pretend to be believers in Christ but persists in your old sinful ways and beliefs while trying to bring your defiled thoughts and actions to general acceptance just to justify yourselves in the eyes of men.But, you have forgotten thet our God is not an idol who cannot see and hear.

He sees and hears every action and words uttered.He examines every motives and intentions of the heart and minds of man.You may not know it that He does.
He surely does.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Lord Jesus on neither sides.......

Joshua 5:13-15 (New International Version)

Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, "Are you for us or for our enemies?"

"Neither," he replied, "but as commander of the army of the LORD I have now come." Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, "What message does my Lord have for his servant?"

The commander of the LORD's army replied, "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so.

The Lord Jesus Christ knows where we stand, so He came to declare His stand.
He said I'm on neither sides. I am on the side of my Heavenly Father always.I came to do His will and not man's. For He knows,both sides were wrong.In supposedly God's camp was the presence of sin too. He is never on the side of sin,even if they would approach Him in His name.He told Joshua,don't forget;I am Holy and be thou holy as I am holy."Take of your sandals" as a sign of that relationship.You must have that fear of God that He is holy and He doesn't change in His nature.

He is saying : I can see the lack of that fear of God in both camps.Don't just say it ,do it by obeying God. Show me with your actions that you fear My Holiness.I don't see much difference between the two camps.(To be continued)

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Galatians 4:19

Galatians 4:19
Christ must be formed in you....

Welcome to the diligenthands of the Christformation prophet

Welcome to this prophetic writings blog that warns and saves lives from eternal condemnation as a result of continual sinning. Overcoming sinful living is the objective of the prophet. Diligently writing down of every timely warning to avoid catastrophic disaster by the fruit of our sinful living.

The fierce wind that blows away the bad fruit may also unintendedly throw to the ground, good fruit because they grow on the same ground. If forewarned, the good fruit could safely grow on solid ground and be well guarded and escape the wrath that they don't deserve.

Romans 16:25-27
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey him— to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.