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Walking in the Light

Posted by appolus on July 14, 2015

sun rays1Jn 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

This then is the message that John has heard. He brings it all together in the statement that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. What then is the message? John says in the opening verses that he has seen the Christ with his own eyes. With his own ears he has heard God speak to him through the flesh. His eyes beheld Him and he even touched him. He handled the Word of Life. He embraced Him and he hugged Him and he kissed him on the cheek. For over three years he walked with Him, he walked with God and the message that he is now sharing is that in Him there was no darkness at all, they had walked in the light, and in this all-seeing all-knowing light it was impossible to walk in darkness. You simply could not walk with Jesus, could not fellowship with God if you were walking in darkness for God would call you on it.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. (1Jn 1:7)

What does it mean to walk in the light? It is not a small point, it is a vital point for it has major ramifications for who we are and how we live before men. You will notice that it says that if we walk in this light then we shall have fellowship one with another. Now, perhaps you did not know but there is two possible interpretations of this phrase ” one with another.” Many have believed that it means fellowship with other believers would not be possible if one were walking in the darkness. The other interpretation and the one that I believe and prefer is that “one with another” means having fellowship with God. Now, this will ultimately lead to a breaking in fellowship with other believers who may be walking in the dark, but primarily this scripture speaks to our relationship with God.

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Just one glimpse of His glory!

Posted by appolus on February 10, 2015

In a recent post, I spoke about the vital need to be found wearing the full armor of God if we are to stand in the evil day. I would like to speak about another aspect of our relationship with God that will be vital if we are to stand in that day.

The subject of passion can be so divisive because for the most part it is subjective. Yet , I will argue that Gods elect, His remnant, are a passionate group of believers. Passion; what is it and how do we measure it and how can it be obtained? A basic definition of passion is a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything. Can you say that you are passionate for Jesus? What produces passion in anyone for anything? Well, if we are to be passionate about something there must first be an encounter. In the world men and woman will testify that they met someone and it was ” love at first sight.” Within a month they are married and they remain married for the next fifty years. They fell ” madly,” in love with one another and the thought of ever being apart was something they could not even consider. Are you madly in love with Jesus? Does He produce that kind of passion within you? Can you say that you have encountered Him in such a fashion?

One of the most passionate sermons in all of the New Testament was Peters sermon after he was baptized in the Holy Spirit. He has been penetrated to his very core, Christ Himself had taken up residency in his heart by the power of the Holy Spirit to such a degree that out of the abundance of this filling overflowed the sermon, the speech, the sharing with the crowd, call it what you like, but such was the passion and the power of his words that mens hard hearts were penetrated also. You see, out of the abundance of our hearts our mouths speak. It is a universal principle. If a man has a passion and you want to know what it is, just hang around him for a while and you will soon know. If it is politics, then he will speak of politics. He will know all about it and he will continually speak of it. If it is sports or music or hunting or history it will be just the same. If it is Jesus, it will be no different. Out of the passionate heart flows passionate words.

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Problems with prayer

Posted by appolus on July 15, 2014

Many saints I know ” pray,” as though they are not talking to God. They lecture Him, they teach Him, they use prayer to teach others, they do all these things but the one thing they are not doing is talking to God, at best they are talking to themselves. If you do not believe that you are talking to God, then you are not. Your own unbelief has become your ceiling.

Prayer is something that most of us struggle with at one time or another. There is a direct correlation between your walk with the Lord and your prayer life. There can be seasons of dryness, seasons of drought, seasons of abundance, there can be deep dark winters from which we may think we shall not emerge from, all of this is common to every saint.

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Who are you zealous for?

Posted by appolus on November 22, 2013

Gal 4:17 They are zealous for you, but not well. But they only desire to exclude you, that you be zealous to them.

In this particular context the Apostle Paul was speaking of the false teachers who desired to keep God’s freed men under the law. Yet there is a wider application, it applies to all false teachers, the pattern never changes. Today Christendom is full of false teachers. And we can see that many men and women desire that God’s children be zealous for them. How many Christians have you heard talking about famous women teachers and famous men teachers. They will tell you plainly that they love them and buy all of their books and go to their conferences. They convince others to join them saying things like ” you just have to hear so and so,” or ” you must get this book.” Such as these are lovers of men , zealous for them and it is by design. These teachers build their ” brand,” and enrich themselves by cashing in on this zeal that they have created in the masses. So what does Paul mean when he says that they desire to exclude you?

That is a heavy charge. We know that God is a jealous God and He shares His glory with no one. You cannot give your zeal to a man or a women and maintain your relationship with God, He will have no other gods before Him. These teachers who desire the zeal of men are little gods unto themselves and others. And because they are gods unto themselves they see no problem at all with enriching themselves and making merchandise of God’s word and truth. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. If He made a scourge of chords for the money changers and drove them out of the temple here on earth, what will He do when they come before Him in the world to come? If  zeal for His house ate Him up and that was for a temple built by human hands destined to be torn down, what shall that same zeal do to those who defile the heavenly temple? You cannot follow men and follow God, you will be part of one and excluded from the the other. You are excluded from fellowship with God when you follow men.

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