This week God wants to take us to a new level of spirituality. We went to a Christian Prophetic Meeting last week. The preacher came from Canada (Bruce Allan). His main sermon was about walking in the supernatural.
We live in the last days & the passion of Jesus drives us to be a spirit-filled Christian. There's no other way to be a spirit-filled Christian if we want to experience the fullness of Christ.
In his sermon, he mentioned many examples of how many believers experience that fullness. There was an African guy with no money & passport commanded to fly to France to spread the Gospel. This guy was a friend of Bruce's friend. He just packed his luggage, went to the airport & God asked him to go to the gents. God asked him to worship inside one of the gents' room & when he finished worshiping he opened the door. Guess what?...He was in France!
And another testimony was a new believer spent his time daily in his room chatting with God as friend to friend. He just shared with Him what happened on that day, his hobbies, etc. After one year passed by, one day, he heard a noise from outside. He heard the noise of footsteps . Someone opened his room's door, closed it & it was Jesus came to his room.
Jesus told him how pleased he was because this man's heart was so passionate about Him. And Jesus said that from now on he will always see Jesus.
His sermon really impacted me & hubby to seek Jesus more. We have been lukewarm...church is just another religious routine...and it makes us dead spiritually. We need to be matured as His coming is closer.
Bruce also mentioned that not every Christian is the bride of Jesus. There are characters that Jesus looks in that. They are taken from Genesis 24 (a bride for Isaac).
1. v 4 "but you shall go to my country & to my family; & take a wife for my son Isaac."
v 6"...Beware that you do not take my son back there."
The bride of Jesus is willing to follow the leading of the Spirit. She doesn't do things according to her will.
2. v 18 "So she said, "Drink my lord." Then she quickly let her pitcher down to her hand, and gave him a drink."
The bride of Jesus draws living water daily, ie meditate on God's word.
3. v 19 "...I will draw water for your camels also, until they have finished drinking."
v 20 " Then she quickly emptied her pitcher into the trough, ran back to the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels."
The bride of Jesus has a servant's heart & quick to respond.
Camels can drink gallons of water, yet Rebekah drew waters until they were all satisfied.
4. v 22 "So it was, when the camels had finished drinking, that the man took a golden nose ring..."
Nose speaks about discernment. The bride of Christ has purity in discernment.
As Christians, we have the idea that once we receive Jesus as saviour we automatically become His bride. We don't spend time with Him. We know that salvation is free, it's God's grace. But we miss out that we have portion to do. We have to work out our salvation (Phillipians 2:12). Every Christian has to weave one's own wedding garment.
So we asked that we would be more passionate about Jesus.
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