I want to remind you, that one of the greatest tragedies among God's people is that after having been saved and enlightened by the fire of God’s Spirit, we don't share our faith and experience with others.
In good times it’s easy to talk about our faith. It’s easy to see why we believe, and encourage others to 'keep the faith' when they’re feeling down. But what about periods of prolonged suffering or surprise attacks?
Jesus’s teachings and conversations were constantly about the Kingdom of God; that is the unseen realm. He talked about God His Father, he mentioned the devil and demons; all of which are in the unseen realm! He spoke and taught in His human body here on earth, and He is the One who teaches us now by His Word. He uses the Holy Spirit who is everywhere to instruct us and lead us into all truth. He already knows all our thoughts, so because He knows all things, HE is able to judge perfectly, not like earthly judges, who seem to be constantly on the side of the wrong-doer, and are so lenient in their application of the law of the land.
After Jesus was raised from the dead as The Christ, the Son of the Living God; (remember He died as Jesus the adopted Son of Joseph the carpenter). God the Heavenly Father raised Him from the dead, He appeared to a number of people for 40 days but He was no longer in His earthly body, He was in His new body, and I think that was to demonstrate to and show the new body that we would all receive some day. The Kingdom does not come with observation but exists by our faith in God’s Word.
Luke 17:20 Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, "The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed."
Paul says in Romans 14:17 For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
To let others know that we are a Christian, we don't need bumper stickers all over our cars, we just need to prove it.
The problem with Christians is not that many of us aren't where we should be. Many of us aren't who we should be, or wherever God has called us to be.
So I'm telling you, simply being open and honest with others about who you are will instantly open the doorway for future conversations with them. Just be yourself.
I am encouraging you, ‘Don’t grow weary and give up because you will see results in due season!”
Dr. Norm Campbell • PO Box 600 • South Morang • Victoria 3752 AUSTRALIA • www.familyfaithcentre.org
We are a WORD OF FAITH group meeting each Sunday morning in Mill Park. If you're not committed elsewhere on Sunday morning you would be very welcome. God has been blessing those that come along, many blessings are abounding. There will be exciting message to share with you so don't miss out! It's wonderful what God is doing! People have been healed and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest in most meetings.
We meet at 10.30am each Sunday and you will be made very welcome!