Saturday, June 2, 2007
Simplicity: Believing or Doing? Freedom or Religion?
Hi beloved Brothers & Sisters,
I'm sure many of us have come to a place where like myself, have been pointed at with a finger and being told that we're lost. By accepting Jesus Christ as our Saviour we are LOST. I personally do not use this word on my other non-Christian brothers and sisters. I think all of us are finding our way home, finding our way back to our Daddy God, Abba Father. Given the faculties of our hearts and minds, believing is a matter of choice after the WAY has been revealed to many. We are all crying out to be loved at the most intimate and personal level, which some of our other brothers and sisters have not come to experience yet. It is out of this big-ness, if i can use such a word, of our Abba's heart that we as Believers can love our other brothers and sisters out there who pointedly say that we are the LOST ones.
We do not claim to believe and profess a new religion. Religion is elitist. Only a rare few will attain a desired "holiness" in God's eyes. Religion is adhering to a set of beliefs and system. Religion puts the human heart and mind in boundaries. Religion causes strife as internal factions, denominations, belief systems try to prove who is the Truest one, which "God" is the most true "God". Religion is a state of constant doing to stay in the favour of God. What happens then, if all of these are not fulfilled? Tiring isn't it?
What is, then, Simplicity?
We are called just to believe. Believe that GOD so loved the world, He gave Himself through Yeshua HaMaschiach for the redemption of our SIN, past, present and future. So, in HIS eyes, we are always favoured, deeply loved by our Daddy God and know that we will always be greatly blessed. Because now, HE is IN us. GOD does not see us as the sinner anymore but as HIS own. HE sees us as the perfect Lamb, Jesus Christ.
Just believe and receive and no more doing. You have now found freedom. Our covenant with our Daddy God now does not require us to do the things that religion asks us to do anymore. Would you want to go to Heaven? Do you know you have a place reserved for you in Heaven? It IS a FREE GIFT you know... Do you believe it? Or is your human heart to small to BELIEVE it? Sceptical? I'm sure you are. But believe in a GOD who loves you true and true. Believe in a GOD that numbers the hairs on your head. Believe in a GOD that will chase and run towards you to welcome you home and give you a huge kiss on the cheeks and a really HUGE bear hug. Believe in a GOD that hears every groan and moan that you have in your hearts. Believe in a GOD that put Himself through the greatest suffering on earth to redeem you from Sin and buy you back with His own blood and life. His Pain, His anguish and all our Gain. He has called us His own. His own children. And where does children stay? with their parents in their homes. Our Abba's mansion is HUGE! He's reserved a place for ALL of US!
"Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again to receive you to Myself, so that where I am, you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know." Jesus' own words were these. God on Earth spoke these wonderful and beautiful promise. (Mark 14:1-5)
We just thank Him and magnify Him. He says, don't worry. He goes before us to prepare a place for us. And He comes back again to receive us.
So i speak to all our other beloved brothers and sisters out there; what more simplicity than this? Is religion what you truly seek? Or is LOVE, assurance of Heaven and spiritual freedom that you seek?
May the Lord bless you and keep you in His Shalom peace for all of your days.