How To Delay The Fulfillment of God’s Promises

This is a wake-up call. Maybe you have read my recent post but this is more. For lust is not only sexual, but it is a great craving towards anything you do not possess. You believe you need it but do you really? Have you already taken it by force? By seduction? If yes, what have you done, my sister? What have you done, my brother? Did God not warn you enough? Did He not tell you that it begins in your thoughts? Satan just has to put the right triggers here and there and voilà! Be watchful and pray, Jesus said, lest you fall into temptation and have a hard time coming out of its mouth (Matthew 26:41). Our spirit is willing but our flesh is weak. So what do we do? We come to God, for He is strong where we are weak. Yes, null self-reliance is where we are headed to. Only the Spirit of Christ in us! We have to learn to walk by the Spirit everyday.

Who are the people you surround yourself with? Did you know the Israelites did not have to spend 40 years in the wilderness? What caused the delay? I ran across this bible verse a few days ago, it is incredible:

Then the foreign rabble who were traveling with the Israelites began to crave the good things of Egypt. And the people of Israel also began to complain. “Oh, for some meat!” they exclaimed.

Numbers 11:4

The people we surround ourselves with are important. Sometimes we have no choice, it can be family. That person may know God less than you do and he or she may try to bring you back to the old cycle again and again. This is why it is crucial to guard our hearts and to build our own relationship with Christ! The people of Israel had the same lust in them, they were just holding it back. As soon as the rabble started voicing their complaints, they became like horses without reins.

We have to remain vigilant, people of God! I recommend you read Numbers 11-14 to see how the people of God provoked Him again and again AFTER seeing all the signs and wonders and still seeing them everyday. God did not strike immediately but He gave them warning signs (Numbers 11:1). Their stubborn unbelief in His love and provision, their lust towards the things they did not have in that moment (but had in the past) drove them towards death and destruction. Prolonged years of suffering. This is what lust does! Leave a crack open and you find yourself in a miserable state again and again.

Please do not turn your back toward God any longer! Run to Him, run as fast as you can! Fall on your knees before Him and ask for true repentance, for you to know the truth. If you humble yourself before Him, He will rescue you from the snares of the enemy. My friend, please listen! Faith comes by hearing and faith produces obedience. God loves you. He loves you, He knows you deeply and He sees you. He protects you, His love is unwavering towards you. He is God, and He has so many good thoughts for you if only you would listen! I really do not want any of us to miss the abundance of life by craving after that which the Lord has never meant to be ours. If we had really needed it, He would have given it to us. So instead of being angry at Him for not giving you that, why don’t you start questioning yourself if you really need it?

Jesus is our only hope. Through Him we learn to walk by the Spirit. This very Spirit lives in us and breathes in us. He helps us live our lives in intimate friendship with the Father. Whatever it is, seek God and you will find Him, exactly in those areas where you are the weakest. Do it wholeheartedly, and you will grow exponentially for He is a rewarder of faith! I pray that everyone who reads this will receive the measure of grace God has for them. Ask for grace, ask for more! May you see the light before you, guiding you with love and devotion. That light, my friend, is in you and all around you. Amen.

The Simplicity of His Words – In Memory of Reformation Day 2021

October 31st is Reformation Day in Germany. (It is good that there is a different name for this day in the year than Halloween.) Many years ago, Martin Luther took a – for him, I’m sure – tremendous step of faith to tell the whole world the truth that salvation is reached through faith and by grace only. This truth is the gospel that we Christians believe in and yet for many it has been and still is, I find, maybe too simple to receive. “No, God’s love cannot be that radical and revolutionary; it cannot be that incomprehensibly patient and faithful, that generous.” In believing so, people come up with the same life-stealing, self-destructive ideas again and again. Really, there is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9)! People drive innocent children into madness and the weak into despair. Are we any different when we choose to comply? When we choose to play along?

I had a surprising, reformational encounter with God yesterday during worship and will talk about the revelation as the Holy Spirit leads me but for now it suffices to say that reformation begins today, right now, in our own lives when we do as He says in Isaiah 30:15: “Come back to me! By returning and resting in me you will be saved. In quietness and trust you will be made strong.” (TPT)

It is simple. Or – is it too simple for you? Oh, I am asking this question myself, my friends!

Encouragement for the Prophetic

Hey you,

Are you prophetic and maybe feeling like you’re at the end of yourself?

There are times when something does not happen the way we expected it to happen and we can feel devastated. We start thinking, ‘was it all wrong, did I imagine stuff? Did I hear right?’ and even, ‘am I prophetic at all?!’ This is his plan, to make us doubt everything that God has ever told us.

It’s confusing and painful but I want to encourage you to guard your heart by reminding yourself who you are in Christ – you are still God’s child and it is no longer you but Christ who lives in you. Get back to the basics, to the simple gospel of Christ for the very spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Christ! We know His will in Christ: to rejoice, to give thanks and to pray with no ceasing.

Here’s the truth: You ARE prophetic and you DO see and hear from God in a special way. Move on, keep coming up higher to the throne room of God and being blunt about how you feel before Him even though it takes courage! It’s okay to lament, it’s okay to cry out to Him. There’s no fear in love, God will never push away the brokenhearted and contrite who just ask for His saving hand. He knows we all need some space to just lash out with our emotions. He is a compassionate God.

I pray for everyone who reads this and is going through the same thing right now that you will receive a comforting touch of the Holy Spirit today. That you will let go of fear and receive refreshment in body, soul and spirit as you encounter Him. The onslaught of the enemy is heavy, I tell you!!! It’s okay, it’s alright. You’re alright. God’s got you.

With Love,
Seulji

P.S.: Here is a song called “You Know Better Than I” which encourages me everytime I hear it: https://youtu.be/P3LndEB-Drc