My God Works
The work of God is a part of the entirety of our walk with God. God loves us as his children, and his intention for sending down his son to the earth to die for the peoples of the earth, is for us to be saved. The thing about being saved is that it doesn’t stop there; we have been blessed to be a blessing to others, so the word of God tells us.
Jesus speaking said if anyone believes in him, then the works he did while on earth shall be the works they shall do, and even greater works than he did. The work here for those who have accepted the ways of God and a new life, is for us to also show those who are lacking the insight and peace we have, to show them the way, the truth and the life.
The work of God is a compendium of activities. It is not a syllabus with only one topic, but has activities involved that make up the whole curriculum.
The bible speaking by the words of Jesus:
“Jesus answered them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.’”
- John 6:29 NKJV
Now, believing in a thing or a person is to acknowledge all that it or they represent, following every principle and school of thought that they stand for. So, when the bible says that believing in the one whom God has sent [Jesus] to be the work of God; it means that we believe in all that Jesus has said while he was with us, and also all that the word of God [Jesus] has also revealed to us in order to understand God and his ways.
On this blog, we will be learning the ways that God has set in place as his system for scoring his work done by us.
We will take new topics that teach us and strengthen our faith while giving us the understanding we need in order to be ‘good and faithful’ servants.
While we study the life of Jesus as our reference because he is the author [Alpha], and finisher [Omega] of this faith and the grace that we are now partakers of, we will touch on topics that will guide us and keep us informed.
On this blog, we will center our posts on the truths as we have seen from the word of God. Topics taken will teach on faith, grace, evangelism, teaching, preaching, love, prophecy, and many other topics that reveal the mind of God and his intention for the work he has sent us on.
Our empowerment comes from the Spirit of God who is the power of God at work in us. The things that God wants us to know are the empowering tools that we need for the work before us.
“We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
- John 9:5-6 NKJV
This creates an urgency for the work we have to do. God is intentional about everything he does, and if he has set a work before us, then work we must. Here is Jesus speaking about the work which he had been given by his father. Jesus understood the gravity of the task at hand, and he would not sleep on it.
Likewise, we must be so-minded and serious about the task as well, because we are joint-heirs with Christ and we have to share in the work if we want to share in the glory.
Another thing to focus on is that Jesus said “as long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” Let us think on this for a moment. Do we see the relationship between this verse and what Jesus said in the book of Matthew about us [believers] being the light of the world?
It means that the same place that Jesus stood while he was on earth, we have also been privileged to stand in. We are the light of the world, and so, we also must shine and continue to do the works of the one who has sent us while it is day.
Here we will learn all about growing in the word and gaining the energy that comes from God. For the word of God says that it is not by might or by power that we shall prevail, but it is by the Spirit of the Lord; that Spirit that dwells in us; who is a teacher, a comforter, and a revealer of all the truth that God has spoken by his eternal counsel.
God be praised! We shall triumph!
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The power of repentance on emotional distress.
Isaiah 57:15 “For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”
Repentance is an act that has weighty implications on your spiritual life. It seems like an ordinary word, but I want you to know that it’s very act is so powerful that it has real impact and effects in the spirit realm and also your mind. God says He only dwells with him who has a contrite spirit. The word contrite means; feeling or showing sorrow and remorse for a sin or shortcoming. To be contrite means to be repentant of a wrongdoing.
How to repent
The proper way to repent and be contrite is to talk to God by yourself. While it’s not a bad idea to talk to a friend, counsellor or a loved one, that is not repentance. Confessing your faults to a friend is not repentance. Confessing your sins to a parish priest or pastor is not repentance. And you don’t need an intermediary between you and God in order to repent! Here’s what you need to do, and let it be from the depths of your heart; You reach out to the Lamb of God who came to take away the sins of the world and tell Him you’re sorry for your sins, mistakes, disobedience and wrongdoings. 1 John 1:7 ‘But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.‘ You ask Him to forgive you and cleanse you with His precious blood, then you ask Him to give you grace never to repeat that sin or mistake again. Yes, you also need to ask Him to give you strength to overcome whenever the enemy wants to tempt you in that particular area of sin or weakness you just repented of. Jesus Himself is your Advocate, and not your best friend, parish priest or pastor (See 1 John 2:1).
When to repent
Repentance is not an act you do only when you got saved and accepted Jesus into your heart and life. Rather, it is something you do as much as required. You see, in this life, there are many snares and temptations that the enemy (and the worldly system he rules) throws on the paths of God’s children, and at times, God’s children fall for it. That is one of the reasons why repentance is a continuous practice.
1) You repent every time you sin, err, or make a mistake. You are prone to mistakes often. You know, the Bible commands you to walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the lusts of the flesh (See Galatians 5:16). There are times you’re not watchful and the flesh kind of slips up on you! But at such times, the Lord expects you to repent, get up and move on!
2) You repent whenever you are disobedient to God. Many times, God’s children disobey His instructions, either deliberately or because of the cares and busyness of life. The devil, who is the spirit of disobedience (see Ephesians 2:2) also causes God’s children to disobey Him at times, and he achieves this by offering them a ‘seemingly better way’ which always ends up in trouble and affliction… The way out of such a situation is repentance!
3) You repent every time the Holy Spirit convicts you. There are times you’re wrong without knowing it. You miss it in this area or that area and you just don’t know that you’ve grieved the Spirit of God. He then begins to move in your heart and starts to stir your conscience. You begin to feel unrest in your heart, you seem to hear the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit in your heart trying to get your notice and attention to a particular issue… That is the Holy Spirit convicting you, and your proper response is to find out from Him where you’re wrong and then repent immediately!
Two (2) Fruits of repentance
Matthew 3:8 ”Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance”.
Repentance is humbling yourself before God, acknowledging His mercy and grace! That is why it is written that “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (see James 4:6)
If you humble yourself before God, you will have His grace and mercy manifesting in your life, and these fruits of repentance will be yours!
1) Repentance brings emotional peace and rest! This is a wonderful thing. Every time you turn away from sin, mistakes, or disobedience, one of the first things the Lord does is that He fills your heart and mind with His peace! A supernatural peace, that improves your total wellbeing. Divine peace, that protects your mind and emotions with a God-backed assurance. Philippians 4:7 “and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”.
The peace of God is divine and it gives total rest and calmness to the mind and emotions, it kicks out troubles, anxiety, fear, and emotional stress.
John 14:27 ” Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
2) Repentance shuts the door against the enemy! Yes, you might wonder how true this is… But I assure you, it is absolutely true. Remember, God is always drawn to the humble and contrite of heart according to His word in Isaiah 57:15 “…I dwell with him who has a contrite and humble spirit”.
When you repent before God, the door through which the enemy has been coming in to cause emotional distress and troubles is shut against his face! Repentance brings God in and takes the devil out. It deprives satan of any legal ground and in turn gives you the legal right to confront the devil and command him to take his hands off your mind and emotions!
Learn to do these things and experience the supernatural peace of God!