We are in the second step of walking like Jesus at church. Walking in divine compassion. Would that not be great if we all had the divine compassion Jesus has for us? What a great world this would be. We can have that divine compassion. We can find it in His word. Pastor told us Sunday that to walk in divine nature like Jesus we must first have knowledge of who He is. We must first be able to recognize Him and His finished work on the cross.
You see through His finished work on the cross, you can have the promises in His word. To walk in the promises of His word would make it easy to walk in divine compassion as He did. This is where we usually miss the boat. We are still asking for things that have already been done. Things that have already been given to us. It is like the light is on, but nobody's home.
Jesus is the light, and He has already shown us in His word, (or I could say shone His light on His word) just a little play with words there, how we can attain all the blessings, all the gifts that He died on the cross for. He is the fulfillment of the promises in His word. He is the finished work on the cross. Our part is to come home to the light so to say, our part is simply this, to believe and receive.
Once we believe and receive all He has given us, then we can walk in divine nature as He did, and others will see God through us. That is what He wants for His people. He wants everyone to know Him and the Father and to receive all the blessings He has for us. His wish is that none would perish but that ALL would come to Him. AMEN!
So how do we walk like Jesus here on earth, we first need to have knowledge of His word, then we need to believe it, receive it, and then share it with others. When we share His love with others, we are walking in His divine nature. What does His word say about love? Glad you asked.
1 Cor 13 v 1- 8a......Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; loves does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.......
Each of us should make this our goal, to actually walk out what the word says love is. We are not there yet. We should put this scripture before our eyes and in our hearts each and every day. If we will set ourselves each day to walk in this kind of love, then and only then will we walk as Jesus did with divine compassion for our neighbor. Who is our neighbor? Glad you asked.
Our neighbor is everyone, red, yellow, black and white. Our neighbor is not just who lives next door in your fancy neighborhood, our neighbor is not just your friends and family, our neighbor is not just people of the same culture or color as you are. Our neighbor is EVERYONE God created. And God created us ALL. AMEN!
When we walk in love toward each other (everyone) then and only then will we walk like Jesus did here on earth.
STAY IN THE WORD!