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!

LOVERS OF GOD 4. “The Known” (On 2. Timothy 3)

(Sorry it took me a long time to post, guys! I was admitted to the hospital two weeks ago due to an emergency situation and needed time to rest and recover. I’m doing good by God’s grace and held by Him. He loves me deeply and I know He loves you the same. And because He first loved us, we can return His love to Him and others❤ May this teaching bless you!)

Here it comes:

Do you know that you are fully known by God? He created you and He knows you.

There is a difference, though, to be fully known by a God who IS the very definition of love (1. John 4:16). Let us read about His following characteristics and keep in mind that we are fully known by Him.

“Love is patient,
love is kind.
It does not envy,
it does not boast,
it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others,
it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects,
always trusts,
always hopes,
always perseveres …

now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”

1. Corinthians 13:4-7, 12 NIV

Do you realize how God treats you? How therefore we should treat others? Do we not all need a revelation of this kind of love in our lives so that we can love others as He has loved us first? I pray that the eyes of your heart will be opened to see the vast measure of God’s love for you and the family of Christ!

Stay in His love! Be still before Him. Abide in Him and remain in His presence as much as you can. For otherwise, it is easy for the enemy to tempt us to love God less than we do now! No, let us love Him more and more. Let us pursue Him more and more.

When you don’t let the Word of God teach, rebuke, correct and train you in righteousness, you will resemble the people of the last days who will: love themselves and money more than God; be boastful, proud, abusive towards Him; be disobedient, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal; hate the good, be treacherous, rash, conceited, and love pleasure rather than God. (2. Timothy 3:2-4)

No, those who love God are patient with Him and kind to Him. They are not proud before Him or dishonor Him. They are not self-seeking and easily angered by Him; they don’t hold a grudge against Him. They rejoice with Him and mourn with Him. They always protect, always trust, always hope and always persevere.

They know Him as they are known by Him.

A Wall of Glass

Yesterday I had a vision of me standing in golden light. There was a thin wall of glass in front of me. I had a choice – either keep staring at the wall in a state of paralysis or move forward in faith.

‘Why, my soul, are you so downcast?

My body given over to the enemy for a time and my emotions being a mess, but no, maybe it’s all my fault? The crippling anxiety that comes from it; thoughts of condemnation, shame, and fear. pride…

But no, I am born again. I died with Christ and now it is Christ who lives in me.’

Nothing and noone can seperate me from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. with this thought I see myself place my fingers on the wall of glass.

And it breaks. Instantly, it all breaks.

And a powerful wind erupts out of the former confined space as the wall shatters into pieces. A force of God’s glory unveiled in my inner man! (Ephesians 3:16)

Praise the great I AM! He breaks us for a time to raise us up in a greater realm of glory afterwards. (2. Corinthians 3:18)

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

Hebrews 11:6 NIV

Do you want real intimacy with God?

Dear Christians,

When you want real intimacy with the Lord, learn to be still and learn to wait. Just wait and be gentle with God. Be like the woman who sat still at Jesus’ feet, listening to Him, or be like the man who rested his head on Jesus’ chest and was so close to Him that he almost whispered into His ear. Would you want to talk to a friend who only comes to get something from you and is impatient with you? Or would you entrust your secrets to someone who never really listens?

Don’t you love him? Is He not enough for you? Listen, God still loves you the same because He is a Father but even no earthly father would walk intimately with a child who does not trust Him and therefore always hurries to solve things on his or her own. Learn to choose the better. It’s a process but keep moving forward.

Isn’t it a covenant of love we have with God and not some one-sided drama?

With Love,
Seulji