Spiritual Maturity Through Suffering
Modern Christianity embraces a belief that the life of one submitted to God is easy and “blessed” (in the way man considers one to be blessed by the outward appearance of one’s life). Jesus specifically promised just the opposite. “In this world, you will have trouble,” He said. It is through our struggles that we mature and grow in the Lord’s wisdom. The old self must be put off and a rebirth in the spirit manifested.
One of the biggest fallacies of modern day Christian belief is the notion that holiness is immediately granted just because we are reborn into the house of God. This is simply not so. It is through the discipline of the Lord, our suffering in His name, that this holiness is produced.
If a king has many sons, just because they are sons of the king does not mean he has entrusted them in carrying out his business. In the case of the priesthood of our Father, just because we are a son does not automatically entitle us to be a priest in his priesthood. One must be appointed into such a position, and that appointment is not made by a decree of man, nor is this appointment granted before the son is ready to fulfill his position in that order. Immanuel Sun expounds on this topic in today’s meeting.
Kenya Fellowship Meeting – February 25, 2017
Port Angeles, WA
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