Friday, February 24, 2017

Y2K - Friends Of God (LG16)

Mat 24:45-47 "Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods."

The faithful and wise servant loves his Master and spends a lot of time reading the bible in order to understanding Him, His likes, dislikes, habits, plans, character, desires, attributes, ways, will, etc. so that he can please Him in all his works, ways and belief.

Acts 17:11 These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.

Just like the Bereans, if only Christians today sincerely seek His face and truth by spending time reading the bible instead of books or watching ungodly TV, then heresies and deceptions will not be so rampant in churches.

John 15:14 "You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you."

God promised us that if we obey His commands then we will become His friends and He will teach and guide him into all truth and also the end time mysteries. So when the year 2000 passed, His friends were not affected for they were only looking forward to the next sign the 4th Seal or World War 3.

1Pet 1:2-12,16 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth... For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.

God promised us that we may be partakers of His divine nature if we observe carefully all His teachings. The entrance to His everlasting kingdom will be wide opened to His faithful and wise servants, who are obedient to His words and will. Memorize the whole chapter of 1Pet 1 to help guide you into godliness.

Brethren, let's be His faithful and wise servants by equipping ourselves so that we can give them food in due season with His truth from the pure word of God.