If God is love according to the bible, then being born of God should be equal to developing God’s love. Unfortunately, to be born of God does not mean you have the love of God. The love of God must be developed, therefore one must learn how to develop the love of God. Let’s find out what is the love of God.
What is Love
God is the originator of love, God invented it, God initiated it. It therefore mean there can be only one meaning of love, and that is the one that God initiated. Every other meaning different from the original is fake, they are not recognized, because they were coined or framed for greedy satisfaction. Therefore whether I use the term love or love of God, they mean the same thing in this context. Most of the framed meaning of love is lost.
Let’s first look at the dictionary meaning of love, and then compare that to the bible meaning to confirm what we are discussing.
Dictionary meaning of Love
The Oxford dictionary of english language defines love as an intent feeling of deep affection. The second meaning from same source defines love as a great interest and pleasure in something.
Anything connected to feeling has to do with the flesh. Spirits do not feel. God is spirit and created us as spirits to live in the flesh. We are to live in the earth as flesh and blood but we cannot operate in the earth as flesh, we have to function directly as spirit beings because that is who we are. We had been operating completely as flesh before Jesus came because our spirit was dead to God, we were completely cut off and barned from the realm of God.
But after Jesus’s death and resurrection, our spirit was made alive once again and reunited with God, meaning, once you are born of God, you have been licensed to function as gods on earth through the light of God’s word.
God is not flesh and cannot live by feelings. God lives by following principles, never. You can slap God, stabb him with knife and even kill him to wake up on the third day, just to discover afterwards that he only agreed to die to save your life. That is the love of God. If you understand and follow-up the death and resurrection of Jesus, the how to develop the love of God will be easy.
If Jesus was following feeling, he would not have died to save the same man that killed him. This is a key ingredient in building a successful marriage.
We have discovered that the conventional definition of love is centered on feelings. Let’s look at the biblical meaning of love.
Biblical Meaning of Love
The key scripture that talks about love in the bible is in 1 Corinthians 13.
1 Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
1 Corinthians 13:2 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, and have not charity, I am nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
1 Corinthians 13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
1 Corinthians 13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
1 Corinthians 13:7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
1 Corinthians 13:8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
1 Corinthians 13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
1 Corinthians 13:10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Absolutely there is no single expression of a feeling in the above scripture. Rather everything on that scripture works against any form of feeling.
Love is Sacrifice and Obedience to The word of God
Everything about the love of God has to do with sacrifice and obedience to the word of God. You must love your neighbor as yourself, nothing more and nothing less. This is hard for many to do, but you must do it because it is a Command. Love is never convenient.
Biblically, love is simply doing the word of God, irrespective of how you feel. You may not feel like studying the bible but you have to do it against your feeling, you may not feel like praying but you have to pray every day. You may not feel like helping someone, still you have to do it to obey the word of God. You may not feel like giving to your parents, but you have to give to obey God.
God says love your enermies. You cannot feel good loving your enermies, but you have to force yourself and learn how to do that, to obey God. It simply means:
THE PERSON THAT OBEYS GOD MOST, LOVES GOD MOST. OBEDIENCE IS NOT BY WORD OF MOUTH, THEREFORE LOVE IS NOT BY WORD OF MOUTH, IT’S ALL ACTION IN OBEDIENCE.
St. Matthew 5:40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
St. Matthew 5:41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
St. Matthew 5:42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
St. Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
St. Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
St. Matthew 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
St. Matthew 5:46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
St. Matthew 5:47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
St. Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
That is why, to love is sacrifice. We love out of inconvenience. You do not wait for feelings. God is good to everybody, including his enermies. Satan is not still alive today because God cannot wipe him out, including all the demons. He sun, the moon, the stars, the rain, the waters, the entire universe is being sustained by God. There are people worshipping idols, they have rejected God, yet they are still breathing for life God gave to everyone. God doesn’t even resist them.
Love is a Command
We are commanded to love, nobody has any objection. Jesus gave it as the two great commandments.
God is love, but the love of God is never a gift, neither can it be imparted. It must consciously be developed.
How to Develop the Love of God
Psalms 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
For you o discover how to live like God you must know who is God? And how God live? These are questions that almost every teen will deliver the answer comfortably.
Who is God?
Almost everyone knows someone owns he world, someone created the earth. We know how the sun, the moon, stars all came to be. The same God created man but with an exception. Man was created in the very image of God. Man is the only being that was created in the image of God. God has a special feeling for man, this is the truth, but does man have any special feeling for God?
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.
9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.
14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.
20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.
24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.
31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.
You need to be patient and read through the above scripture to really understand our discussion. Through the above scripture, you understand that God created the earth just for man. God would not have created the earth if not for man. It also mean that God had created the earth and man before Lucifer revolted and rebelled against God and God threw him and the demons to earth.
God throwing down Lucifer to earth was a complete humiliation for him and his demons because the earth already had someone in charge. Satan was just like a slave on earth, he and all his demons had no say, influence, or contribution on anything. Wherever man placed him and his angels, that was where they belong. Not until the fall of man.
According to the bible, there are quite some qualities that God wants us to emulate from him and one of such is the love of God, but how do we develop the love of the love of God.
The best route is to go back to the manual. I call it life manual. There are fundamental attributes that makes God who he is. If we must be gods, we must develop those attributes.
Every definition of who God is and how God lives is found in the bible which contains the word of God.
35 If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be set aside
What Does God Expect from Man
God expect man not just to be like him but to also live like him. That’s why God created man in his own image.
If you’re born of God, you must be god and live like God.
No lion has ever given birth to a goat, and no goat can live like a lion. It can never be ordinary for you to be born of God but you don’t resemble God and cannot live like him. Therefor we have established that God intended and still wants man to be like him. It means it is possible for man to be like God.
How to Live Like God
When you encounter light; spiritual understanding, that is God talking to you, and there is no other way you can understand what God is saying to you than discovering his thought pattern about a subject which is in the word of God.
Psalms 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy loving kindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Revelation is not just a means of communication between God and man; it is also a means that God uses to perfect man.
What do I mean?
This is the method God uses to process man in transforming man to be just like God. If you stay on the word long enough, you will become just like God. This is how to live and excel after salvation
If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
Hence God uses revelation to process man’s perfection. As you stay on the word, your image is gradually changing and conforming to the image of Christ.
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the LORD.
It works more than any other method God will use to talk to you. It is more powerful, more direct, more result oriented, more effective, unlimited.
If you are not consistent in the study of the word, you can easily be deceived by a false spirit.
God can use the spirit of revelation to talk to you from morning till night – but voicing through your spirit can be once in a while. Even when you hear the voice, you will still need the understanding of the word of God in the bible to get the full meaning of what the voice said. If God tells you anything by voicing through your spirit, you have to go on research and meditation on that thing to get the light or understanding of it, before it will manifest itself in the physical.
THE BIBLE SAYS IT; THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN GET FROM GOD THAT IS NOT BY KNOWLEDGE.
Has GOD ever told you something and it is taking too long to manifest; you are lacking behind in the knowledge and understanding of those things you heard.
You, not having the knowledge and understanding of what you were told is the just as not having the faith for it. No faith, no tangibility. Developing faith for what. God has told you comes from the understanding of the subject through the light of the scriptures. If you do not have faith for what God has told you, that thing cannot manifest.
Jesus took miracles, enough power to thousands of people, but none were healed. The bible said they did not mixed faith with it.
This is exactly the same thing as saying they did not have the knowledge and understanding of what was that. No knowledge and understanding, no believe, no believe, no faith, no faith, no miracle.
BY NOW YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND AND KNOW THAT THE WORD OF GOD IS YOUR LIFE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE WORD OF GOD YOU HAVE NO LIFE. AND DO NOT BE DECEIVED, THE LEVEL OF THE WORD OF GOD YOU HAVE EQUALLS THE LEVEL OF LIFE YOU LIVE, NO ADDITION, NO SUBSTRACTION.
The earlier you come to terms with this, the better for you.
The teachings on faith has been very prominent in the body of Christ for a few decades now. Upon that very few people had the faith.
We were not told exactly what faith is. The emphasis was on having faith, believing, hoping, you must come to church, and you must attain bible study every day.
Some said faith without work is death, and the work is to be in choir, sweep the church, give, sing, clap, attain prayer meetings every day, fasting.
Faith is never any of these activities. Faith is the knowledge and understanding of that word of GOD which you have refused to sit on, to stay on, to meditate on, for hours on a daily bases.
This is the only way you seek God, the only way you know God, the only way you gain access to perfection. You will never access your inheritance if not by this way.
St. Matthew 12:5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?
St. Matthew 12:26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
St. Matthew 12:44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
St. Matthew 12:47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
St. Matthew 12:48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
St. Matthew 12:49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
St. Matthew 12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
How to Attain Perfection as a Believer: This is the only way you can become god.
THE WORD OF GOD IS YOUR LIFE; please get this, understand this, chew this, eat this, live this, and know only this one thing that THE WORD OF GOD IS YOUR LIFE.
So how long do you want to spend with your life each day, decide on it; and you will get back the level of life you live on earth.
This does not have anything to do with being born again nor going to heaven; it simply determines the quality of life you live on earth, though it can help you never to backslide and make heaven.
WHAT DO I MEAN?
As a believer, If you do not live on the realm of the knowledge and understanding of the word of God or absolute faith, you will still make heaven if you do not backslide.
But you will not be able to optimize the reason why you were on earth. This means your destiny will not be fulfilled. It also means that you will not be able to access your inheritance, if you scratch it, never all. This is How to Attain Perfection as a Believer
This is why some Christians are not living above average, and Satan will kill some before their time, some are sick, poor,
They are operating CHRISTIANITY WITHOUT POWER.
The word of God is the power and the wisdom of God. If you are not rich in the word, you are not rich in power, you are not rich in wisdom, believe me you are nowhere on earth. You are a spectator.
Seeking GOD, loving GOD or the kingdom of GOD with all your heart,, mind and soul does not have anything to do with going to church, being in choir, attending prayer meeting, sweeping the church, fasting.
You have to also understand that it is one thing to be born again; it is completely a different thing to know GOD.
You can never know GOD by fasting, even if you fast for one million years.
Please do not get me wrong, I fast, I never said fasting is bad, neither all those church activities I have mention.
I am rather trying to make you pursue what is your life at a faster rate than you do all those activities. If it means you keeping them aside first and getting what is you first, why not? The deception by many is that God bless them through those activities, no. It is the depth of revelation or understanding that you have in the knowledge of those activities that brings the blessing. If you do anything for God without understanding what you are doing in the context of the bible, you will no be blessed.
If you are in the choir, and you are still jealous, you backbite, quarrel, hate, sill speaking negative. It simply means you do not understand what you are doing, and you can never be blessed in it, you are just wasting time. Meanwhile those negative attributes are peculiar to those who are not consistent in acquiring revelation knowledge through bible studies.
Hence, it is better to know God first, understand God first, think like God first, develop the mindset of God first, before all those activities, so that whatever you are doing, you will do it right and be blessed by it.
The love of God is a spiritual thing and can only be developed through consistent acquisition of the knowledge and understanding of the word of God. If you render any service to God outside of his love, the service is fruitless. Therefore why not leave everything, stay on the word, build the foundation first.
I have watched many Christians, they are very fervent in those activities, but they know not God.
It is more important to pay attention to the word of God first, if not, you are giving sacrifice of fools. That is exactly what Martha did to JESUS and Jesus had to warn her.
Martha was cooking for Jesus to eat, while Mary was sitting at Jesus feet eating the word of life. Exactly the scene that many Christians create between their life and activities.
If most part of your life is spent in the acquisition of the light of God’s word and at the same time you are participating in those activities, then great is your reward on earth and in heaven.
Please ANY TIME YOU NOTICE CHURCH ACTIVITIES IS EATING INTO YOUR PRIVATE STUDY LIFE, KILL THE ACTIVITY, BECAUSE THE ACTIVITY IS KILLING YOUR LIVE; THE WORD OF GOD IS YOUR LIFE.
This is how to build a strong spirit. Sleep in church from morning till night, it will never build your faith. If your faith is not build, your spirit is not growing.
You need to understand something, you can never really know God that much, nor gain much faith on a Sunday morning preaching than you would spend an hour in your bedroom studying the bible with the spirit of revelation. Do not get me wrong, we have to gather together, at least. But do not think you can use just that to build your spirit.
Please I did not say you should stay away from church to do your personal bible study. Church is only once or twice a week
Gathering in church is meant to help us to understand what you are learning now. The pastor was meant to give us the direction on how to find God, how to know God, how to have God. The pastor is to direct you to where and how to get faith. What the pastor preaches on the altar is not enough to give you that faith you need.
The most important place to meet with God and gain that faith is in your bedroom. You cannot really have much light while in the crowd, there will be distraction.
The Holy Spirit delivering the light is not friendly with distraction. You need your privacy to go far with God. God wants to work with you on personal bases not as a crowd. This is How to Attain Perfection as a Believer
You need a quiet environment for insight, for light, for revelation. I believe we are not being fair as Christians, look at the time you devote for your studies at a very quiet place. Have you ever taken your bible to the library and spend 6 hours with it?
You cannot really appropriate everything God says to the crowd to yourself on a Sunday morning.
YOUR PRIVATE MOMENT WITH GOD MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANY CHURCH SERVICE
What I have just said above will spring an argument, but that is the truth. There are many Christians on the street that does not even know the God they are following. They only know there is a God somewhere, they do not even know where. They lack he power, no wisdom, no grace, because all they know is Sunday service, and they are so fanatical about that. They will try their best to do everything right on Sundays. Man, that day has become a god for so many people.
The church is supposed to encourage you to build a better altar at home; the real church is what you have in your house or in your private.
What we always forget is that we individuals are the church.
The church is the body of Christ, we as individuals form the body of Christ. It will be funny to think that God will prefer to live in the building than our body. The bible says our body is the temple, not the building. God can never live in a building, he will forever prefer our body. God never made the building, human’s deed, but God created man for himself.
Why there will be regrets in heaven
It is an error for us to pick up sand in church building, pour the sand in water and drink to get healed, this means more God in the sand than in your body, very disappointing. I am not saying, this is not possible, I am saying this is very disappointing. If you were God, how would you feel?
It is laziness, lack of knowledge that create these errors. You are not making effort to do what you need to do to be who you supposed to be. How long will you continue to be babies, when will you grow?
Some people will discover God had destined for them to be the president of their country, but they were pushing truck, packing cement.
If you were to be a World Bank president, but you were a director in ministry of agriculture, it will still pain you because the difference is clear and much.
What most of us think is success is rather deceit?
Jesus did not die for the building. The death of Jesus was not to save, sanctify the building. It was for our being, spirit, soul and body.
Most of us think the building is the house of God. God forbid that his house should be a building constructed with cement and blocks. The body of Christ is the building, and it is not made with blocks or cement or wood. God does not live in a house made with blocks. Forget what happened in the Old Testament.
Why do you think God would prefer to deposit his power inside sand, hankies, water that you deem to be holy. And you boldly call it holy water. This is because a you have refused to build your spirit, and sanctify yourself as the temple. It means you are not qualified for God to deposit his power. Water, hankies, and sand are more qualified for his power, his presence, than you. This is a shameful thing. Hankies, sand, water, were not created in God’s image. Are they the gods now?
In the Old Testament, Jesus did not come yet. Man had fallen then, and every means to reach out to God were blocked, man was dead, condemned to die, completely separated from God.
The only way God himself could reach out to man was to establish what we saw in the Old Testament which was a temporary measure till Jesus arrive.
But all those things does not count anymore, it was totally abolished immediately after the death and resurrection of Jesus. If those things were anything to go by, Jesus would not have come.
But for the failure of Adam, what would God be looking for in a building, a non-living thing to deposit his power?
YOU WILL GAIN MORE FROM GOD, THE WORD, JESUS, DURING YOUR PRIVATE MOMENTS WITH GOD THAN IN CHURCH.
What You Gain During revelation
Because at this moment, God himself is only concentrating only on you and your needs. I told you, the moment of revelation is the moment of communication between you and God. Meaning, something is moving from God to you and whatever is not of God in you id detaching. That is why it is a moment of cleansing, impartation, building of your spirit. God is light, light from God would be entering you and driving away every darkness. You will become holy, the power of God will be deposited in you. God is life, life will be transferred to you. This is how to build a strong spirit
You can never achieve all this in church services, it is impossible. How much of revelation can you receive during church service? It is not about you, but the Holy Spirit teaching you hates distraction. You will not be able to concentrate because of the crowd. This is not how to build a strong spirit.
This is a very vital fundamental point in Christianity. If only you can understand this, you are gone with GOD. Very unfortunate, many were told the other way round.
How Faith Come
All we hear in church more often is that you have to be in church always for your faith to grow, but our faith never grew, because church activities can never make your faith grow. Faith does not come from church activities. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word. The hearing is not hearing from your pastor. Your pastor is not the teacher, the Holy Spirit is the teacher.
Yes, The Holy Spirit is supposed to lead your pastor to teach, meaning, the Holy Spirit can teach through your pastor’s mouth, but to what extent are pastors yielding to that. To what extent is their submission, that the Holy Spirit can take over their system and do the teaching?
Pastors prepare messages from home, they pencil it on paper. It is even possible that God gave them he message and the understanding of the message, then they write it down and prepare to teach, trying their best to deliver what God gave them.
There is nothing else can ever make you grow spiritually than the knowledge and understanding of the word of God. If you understand the importance of your spiritual growth, then you will take it up upon yourself to make sure you build you spirit
You need the understanding of the word to build your faith, and very little will the one preached in church accomplish that.
When you stay with God at home to study the bible and gain knowledge of God through his word, you gain more concentration to access the required light for optimum growth.
God deals with us individually, and it is very optimal that way because you collect all you need to collect that has to do with you and your destiny without any mix up.
When we are in church, we are all listening to one man, the pastor, depending on him to collect information from God concerning all of us and distribute to everyone according to their need.
Distributing that information to everyone according to their need is never possible. I rather think God would never want to do that there. Everyone in church never get their needs met every Sunday.
We just all get encouraged, shown how to do that at home. Pastor is to encourage and show us or teach us how to meet God at home.
Every time I am in church, the pastor will preach fantastic message, my faith will rise, pump up to 90%, in fact I can raise the dead at that moment, but once church has close and I got back home, the faith returns back to where it was before church.
Let us be frank; pastors build their faith to the level of doing miracles, they can heal the sick, most of them cannot even be sick by their faith, which church do they always attend to get to that level?
They do not go to church on Sundays, they are the one always preaching in their church, so how do they build their faith.
Your pastor sits in his bedroom from morning till night, studying his bible. That is where and how he meets God, hears God, develops his faith, grew his spirit, matures as a believer and become a son ready for his inheritance.
You are deceived if you think it is your offering that makes him rich. He has encountered enough light that explodes his finance on that area in his bedroom.
Until you are able to encounter God one on one in your privacy, you are very far from being a son. Sons meet their father in the bedroom, never only in public places.
You do not do family talk in the public. The four walls of the building that you refer to as church is a public place, even Satan can also go there.
Church is Not a Building with cement
And you need to be corrected; church is never that building you visit every Sunday. Church which the bible refers to as the body of Christ is not a building.
A building is not a body; a body is a person, if you are born again. That means church is you.
The bible says; do not forsake the gathering together…..
This was an instruction that from time to time the church which is you (individual) should gather together.
Jesus said; I will build my church……, which is a buildup of everyone born of God all over the world, not a congregation or denomination.
Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
Not the faith of the crowd or gathering together. Still on the journey to show you How to Attain Perfection as a Believer
Walking with God is completely individualistic
Walking with God is completely individualistic, journey with God is never in group. It is they that know their God. If I know and you do not know, what you do not know can never affect me.
Your sin can never take me to hell, neither will what I do with my life take you to heaven. Every man answers for himself.
It will be funny if the only way God will talk to individual will have to be in the gathering, how will I know when he is referring to me? Two people may be having a slightly different situation.
I still wonder where you went to, that you call it church.
You are the church and your body is the temple. So you worship God in your body, forget about any location or building.
Once you are born again, Jesus is the head, you are the body, the church.
So what happens in Church on Sundays?
God says; do not forsake assembling yourselves together from time to time. We have to do the word and obey God, so when we gather, different bodies come together to worship God in their temples which is their bodies.
God does not live in building, God lives in us. We worship the God in us, not in buildings. God does not have location on earth; the location of God is in us.
If you have ever gone to a location to worship God, you have never worshiped God, but location or building.
Jesus did not die for a building or location neither was his blood shed to sanctify a building.
Stop worshipping idols as building or location. God is a spirit and live only in human hearts, never building. God is in you, never building.
We have to get it correct, going to church is good, and it encourages us to build our faith. The pastor steers us up and help us have hope, help us to understand the word of God by explaining it to our understanding.
But emphasis were never made, that the primary place of worshipping God and building faith is in our bedroom. There should be more power at home than in church, for you, not general now.
The only difference is that by the time we now come together, may be on a Sunday, and we corporately bind a demon, such a demon should be extinct.
Because we are now joining our faith together to achieve a common goal. BUT ONE FAITH THAT IS BUILD BY KNOWLEDGE IS MORE FORCEFULL THAN ONE THOUSAND FAITH THAT IS NOT DEVELOPED.
A time will come that ye would worship God neither in this place nor in Jerusalem.
The bible says;
They that worship God must worship God in spirit and in truth, and the spirit is you, the truth is the word of God.
THE SPIRIT IS YOU
How to Attain Perfection as a Believer is never such a mind bugling subject as some assume because it’s never by power nor might, but by the spirit of God. You are a spirit and live in a body which is the temple of God. It simply means you have to be conscious of who you are as a spirit and develop yourself to be spiritual always, so that you and God can flow at the same frequency consistently.
Your actions also prove how much you love God. If you love him enough, you will never want to be distracted by anything whenever you are praying, worshipping or simply communicating with him.
I lock my door, silence or put off my phone whenever I am communicating with God. Even humans always look out for that respect. If you want any level of success in your relationship with the Holy Spirit, then you must know how to respect privacy.
You live in your house, you do not live in that building you call church, and you spend more time in your house than church. Church is mostly just one hour meeting. I don’t know how it is possible to build any successful relationship with God in church than in your house.
So many people could not visit the building they called church during the covid 19 pandemic, so what did they do? Christianity was suspended for a while? Maybe many also suspended their relationship with God till covid 19 could be controlled. What of if it could not be controlled.
People refer to building as a place of worship. They cannot miss Sunday service because they must worship, once they enter the building they wear a different mood. You know what? They are worshipping the building.
Many cannot fight, quarrel on Sundays, Sunday is a sacred day, they are worshipping Sunday.
Their bodies can be so messed up, but the building must be sacred. The building has replaced their bodies as the temple of God. This is idol worship.
Please do not forget our sub topic is simply that;
The true acquisition of the knowledge and understanding of who God is, which equals your faith, is achieved in your privacy, never in any gathering, as you may like to refer to as church.
Never forsake the assembling of you together, if you assemble every Sunday, please go, and join, but that assembly is not church.
The church of Jesus which is the body of Christ is not a congregation, not a denomination, neither a building; rather it is everyone born of God all over the world. It is a body of all believers worldwide. Only God can know or sees this body because only he knows those that are born again and those that are not. You cannot tell if everyone in church is born again, you can’t know those that are born of God and those that are not because you cannot read their hearts. It is more of a spiritual building, never physical.
More of spiritual building because it is referring to us as spirit beings, not our flesh.
AIDS TO SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING
Knowledge of scriptures
The level to which you expose yourself to the word of God equals the level to which you understand scriptures.
Scriptures are interrelated, knowing many of them help relate one to another for easier understanding. So knowing many scriptures aids spiritual understanding.
(b) The Holy Spirit
The God with Us on Earth Now Is the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the spirit of the word; this means he is the interpreter. Without the Holy Spirit you will never understand the scriptures. The arrival of the holy spirit was the arrival of faith.
There is different between believing in God and having faith. Faith is build up, it accumulates and grows with increase in knowledge. Believe is a norm, a principle formed due to accumulation of knowledge. At this point of believe, no one can influence nor change it.
It means you have been convinced over time and has come to settle with it, you have agreed totally to it, you have been wined over. you have completely accepted and agreed to the idea.
Without the Holy Spirit, no one will have an understanding of the word because the holy spirit is the ONLY TEACHER, no one else can interpret the scriptures. And without the interpretation of scriptures, no believer can take complete dominion on earth
Believe is stronger than faith, believe is the smallest particle of faith. As more particles accumulate, it forms a level of faith.
The Holy Spirit
No one else can explain the scriptures apart from the Holy Spirit.
The words that I speak to you they are spirit and they are life.
That spirit that Jesus referred to is the Holy Spirit. This means the Holy Spirit is the spirit of Jesus. The Holy Spirit is also the Spirit of the word of God.
The Holy Spirit is a person, meaning he has feelings, communicates, very friendly, and truly a helper. Many believers do not know nor understand the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is the third person in the trinity. Jesus had gone to be with father after resurrection, but he left his spirit which is the Holy Spirit with us.
Understand this; Jesus said;
It is expedient that I go away, this means he had gone away.
If I do not go, the comforter will not come.
This means the God that is here with us now is not the Father, not Jesus, but the Holy Spirit.
This simply means your relationship with the Holy Spirit is very vital and should never be ignored.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, THEN IT WILL BE VERY HARD, YOU WILL MISS OUT, YOU ARE ALREADY LOSING, AND INFACT FAILURE ON EARTH IS INEVITABLE.
Whatever you suppose to do in the spirit, you are doing it in the Holy Spirit. He handles every spiritual process. He is the one that supposed to pray for you according to the scriptures.
He is the one that will guide you in worship. He is the sole controller general of everything that happens in the spirit.
YOU WILL BE SO RESISTED ON EARTH IF YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT IS NOT SOUND.
Lack of sound relationship with the Holy Spirit is the root cause of the failure of many Christians
What does all these mean?
How to walk in the spirit
(c) You have to be spiritual
You just have to be spiritual to understand the scriptures. It means to be in the spirit. What you are trying to understand is completely spiritual, you can only use spiritual mind and eyes to uncover it.
A canal man does not understand the things of the spirit, because they are spiritually discerned.
If you know what it takes or mean to be spiritual, then you are on the right path.
So the Holy Spirit is the teacher of the word and you need a very good relationship with HIM to succeed, not only in understanding the word, but in life generally.
There was the dispensation of the Father relating to man directly, in the Old Testament. Jesus was not around then. That was the time of Abraham, Moses, Isaac, Jacob, and so on. The Holy Spirit was not officially on earth yet and Jesus was not there.
Immediately Jesus arrived on earth, God the father withdrew, and man could only relate directly with Jesus.
Even from then till now and the end of the world, anything you want to get from God the father must come to you through Jesus.
God does not break ranks. When Jesus left, He said I am going to the father. That means I am leaving the earth to where the father is, but there is another person replacing me, which is the Holy Spirit.
If you want to relate with God now, after Jesus had left, you must pass through the Holy Spirit.
There is nothing you will do successfully with God now without a strong relationship with the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is here on earth primarily for man. He came just for man, and nothing else. He did not come for animals, the planet, neither did he come to help God realize his dreams.
Jesus came just for man and when he left, the Holy Spirit took over to complete what Jesus was here for. The Holy Spirit cannot have relationship with any other than man.
How do you think the Holy Spirit will feel, if after arriving the earth which is your house, nobody wants to neither receive him nor have relationship with him?
Therefore the Holy Spirit is here only for man, just for man. He is the spirit of Christ, hence the spirit of the word. He is here to help, lead, and guide us into success both with God and on earth.
The Holy Spirit is the one that will give spiritual understanding of the word.
The Word of God Satisfies`
Look, it satisfies; this is why Jesus wasn’t eating much of physical food; the disciples observed and ask, and he told them he has food that he is eating and that is, doing the will of the father.
The will of God is the word of God, what Jesus was actually saying was his meat was doing the word the light or doing the spiritual understanding of God’s word. The word of God is light. This tells you that when you receive light, you are receiving God’s will.
Every Light You Receive is Grace
The most exactly point of this is that you receive the will with God’s ability, grace, capacity, power to do the will, no struggle to do.
Every light you receive comes with grace, I call this grace a level of authority or dominion in that area.
If you were researching, meditating, studying consistently, intensely in the area of health, you would be accumulating grace in the area of health.
hence an in depth accumulation or extensive accumulation of grace in that area surrenders to you a complete authority, rulership or total dominion in that area.
I am sure that you will now discover that you have lot of work to do as a Christian, yes there is no place for a lazy man on earth, you have to do a lot of research, study your bible, meditate because there are many areas to dominate.
But it’s easier than you think, you are not going to do this by your power believe me – God works for you, through you, only make up your mind and yield your entire system to God to take control. The Holy Spirit is the one that leads, guide, direct and empower you to do anything as a believer.
This is the only way you can take complete dominion on earth as a believer.
That’s why at the end of it all, everything is free. One thing I discovered about God is that, just prove to him that you are willing to do this, believe me, he takes over the job, and you one surprise at end how it’s done.
But it’s you that was used to get it done – the grace of God is the supernatural power, ability that get things done without stress. This is How to Attain Perfect
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