Chasing The Wind (4)

When Christ dwells in a heart and is the head of a home, he ushers the spiritual dawn into the heart and home. Isaiah 60:1 says, “Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” An individual armed with the Word of God can never chase the wind because the Word of God is the light of their life. Such an individual is free of sickness and demonic and evil attacks. The Word of God in Malachi 4:2 says “But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall.”

All unrighteous deeds are chasing the wind and are temporal in value. They lead to the loss of Eternity. Many are called, and few are chosen. The select have become fewer. There are essentials and non-essentials in Christianity. The so-called leaders of churches are more inclined and focused on the non-essentials than the essentials. The non-absolutes overshadow the absolutes. Many are confused and are left to chase the wind.

The cry of thirst pervades. People want to drink to assuage their spiritual thirst. But what type of water are they given to drink? The only spring of water flows from Him who rules over all God’s creations, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. There are laws and by-laws, yet the only law given to us under this Grace dispensation is LOVE: to love God with all our might, heart, and mind and to love others as ourselves. Selfish interest rules the world. Self has been enthroned over others, and selfless love has been sacrificed for self-love. The Scripture needs to be viewed solely as the Word of God, given away by the inspiration of the Spirit, and not as human historical records like any other ancient literature. Jesus’ teachings were the expression of His religious consciousness.

As the first theologian, Paul took the position that a Christian was freed from the law. Jewish Christianity, represented mainly by James and Peter, took the opposite position, that the law was permanently valid and must remain an essential element in the Christian Church. F. C. Baur interpreted the history of Apostolic Christianity in terms of this conflict between Pauline and Judaist Christianity. Out of the conflict that emerged in the second century, the Old Catholic Church successfully harmonized these two positions. It is a known fact that no man can fulfill the law independently. No man can justify himself through the law. Law was given to help men until Jesus came. The way of light, which is also the way of the Cross, is Faith in Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the Light of the world and the Light of life. 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)


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