Have you ever thought that our God the Father is humble? Pastor John Fenn said in one of his teachings that as Jesus and the Holy Spirit are meek and lowly in heart, our God the Father is also meek and lowly in heart. I understand that Jesus is the express image of His (the Father’s) person (Hebrews 1:3), yet I never thought the Father God enthroned in the heavenly place is also meek and lowly in heart. As I often thought of the Father’s majesty and greatness, I never pictured Him meek and humble. Thus Pastor John’s mentioning it enlightened me.
Then, in a week or two, I came to read Psalms 113, and the verses 4~6 came to me as Rhema words:
The Lord is high above all nations,
His glory above the heavens.
Who is like the Lord our God,
Who dwells on high,
Who humbles Himself to behold
The things that are in the heavens and in the earth?
I do not know how many times I read this chapter in the past, but it was the first time that I read God who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in the heavens and in the earth. Indeed, I got to find out the Scripture that confirms His meekness. And I looked up EnduringWord.com, the online commentary by Pastor David Guzik, and read below:
Who humbles Himself to behold: When we understand the greatness of God, His interest and care for creation (especially mankind) is remarkable. Here the psalmist shared the idea of David in Psalm 8:4: What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? Psalm 144:3 has a similar sense of amazement.
i. “God’s loftiness can never be adequately measured, unless His condescension is taken into account; and His condescension never sufficiently wondered at, unless His loftiness is felt.” (Maclaren)
ii. “What amazes the psalmist is that God is exalted so high that he has to stoop low to see not only the earth but also the heavens, and yet at the same time he cares for the lowly.” (Boice)
iii. “Heathen philosophers could not believe that the great God was observant of the small events of human history; they pictured him as abiding in serene indifference to all the wants and woes of his creatures.” (Spurgeon)
iv. “If it be such condescension for God to behold things in heaven and earth, what an amazing condescension was it for the Son of God to come from heaven to earth and take our nature upon him, that he might seek and save them that were lost! Here indeed he humbled himself.” (Henry, cited in Spurgeon)
Friend, isn’t this amazing? In verse 4, it says “His glory is above the heavens.” So, in order to behold the things even in heaven, He should humble Himself. How much more for Him to behold you and me on this earth? Not only beholding us, but He cares for every single detail of us. He knows what foods we like, what color we like, what music we like and what our hearts’ desires are. Of course, He knows our needs. Imagine there is a CEO in a big multinational company. Imagine that he is interested in each and every employee in his company, including outsourced employees who clean pantry, restroom, and so forth, and he makes friends with a janitor. He knows the janitor’s name and asks him how his family is doing, knowing the names of his family members. How would you describe the CEO? I don’t know whether there would be such a CEO in this world. The authority and power of our God is beyond compare, yet He humbles Himself, to see us and cares for us.
After I read Psalms 113 and mediated on it, I got to respect our Father even more. Recalling the days when He satisfied my desires in some foods, home-finding, and so on, I realized He was not only kind, but very humble. Then, how much more should we humble ourselves?
One night when I worshipped the Father, and listened to Him, I was marveled and grateful for His sharing part of His plan for me. Just like King David said, I felt what is man that You are mindful of me. And I thanked Him for His kindness. Then, He said, “You’re My friend. So, I shared that.” What an honor to be His friend! He humbled Himself, and called me His friend. If a CEO or a president of a nation would call me friend, I would feel so honored. And the Creator of the universe and God the Father calls me friend. I felt it simply wonderful to be His friend, and this is possible because of His meekness. Friend, He is no respecter of person, and He calls you His friend, too. It’s my desire that you and I learn His meekness, humble ourselves and serve others, just like Jesus, His Beloved Son did.
Have a bliss!
The Lord looks from heaven;
How are you? Hope you had or are having a good day, today?
Today, I would like to start by sharing March Newsletter from Pastor John Fenn in The Church Without Walls International. He talked about people’s asking him bank crisis, and he shared some of what the Lord shared with him. It echoed what the Father gave me in my heart.
I did not want to write what we should prepare, as it would be different for each individual, and each and every one of us should ask the Lord what we should do. And I do not want to be fearmongering like many in the world and even many in Christian circle. Just like Pastor John shared Peace from the Lord, I believe the key is Peace from our Lord. In the past years, I used to encourage my family and friends to prepare for economic disasters to come. Yet the Lord did not give me a heart to write about them. And I also learned that it might simply trigger unnecessary fear rather than give peace. Now, the economic disaster seems to start to surface, and I think I would rather write what our hearts should be, not what we should prepare. I believe each and every one of us is in different situation. So, we shouldn’t try to know and do what others would do, but ask the Lord about preparation. He is a personal God, and He knows what you need and He will guide you when you ask Him. I wrote in a blog some time ago that I stored up some rice, listening to prophecy and my friend’s suggestion. But the rice started to have bugs inside, and I gave them away to a missionary’s family before they had more bugs. As I intended to share what I stored, I did not regret it at all. But I learned the timing and the method were not right. Much later, in last November, I moved to my new place. Whenever I thought to myself, “Should I store up some foods or some necessities?” He said, “Don’t store them up, as you will be moving to a new location. Rather, you buy them to be delivered to other children of Mine, if you want to store any.” (Speaking of a personal God Who knows our need, I would like to share my niece’ story. One day when she went to office supplies store to buy a notebook, she heard the Father say, “Buy more.” But, she didn’t like the idea of storing up stuffs, especially when her room didn’t have much space. So, she didn’t buy more. Later she got to know that model of notebook, her favorite was discontinued. He knew the producer would not make that specific notebook any more. So, He told her to buy more, as He also knew she likes that specific notebook. The reason for His telling her to stock up was different. Of course, we all have our free will for choice, but we get the consequences accordingly. I know this notebook stuff is not a matter of sin, but we may have some kind of regrets from our choice, if disobedient. Second best is not the very best.)
In this February, the Father said to me, “The economic confusion is at hand! Just do what I tell you to do. Have no fear. Be light!” Then, about 10 days later, He said that again, and He added, “The economic confusion is coming. Do not fear, when you hear the news. As I’m with you, be in peace.”
Yet, when I watched the news on bank run in the USA and Europe, I thought to myself, “Should I withdraw some of my money from my bank account?” And I sought the Lord for His guidance. And He told me to give offerings rather than withdraw some of it. And He said, “Did I ever fail you, when you gave Me back hilariously?” He used the word, hilariously, as I learned the word “cheerfully” in English bible is “hilariously” in Greek. Again, He is a personal God so that He used that word. And He also made me realize that I had fear so that I wanted to withdraw money. In His grace, I was able to give offerings with a cheerful heart. He answered my prayer that I would do what He tells me to do willingly, cheerfully, pleasantly, not grudgingly.” Friend, if you ask Him what you should do, He may not tell you to pile up 5 years of canned foods, if you should move to another location like me or if your priority is not piling up supplies.
One day, I came to find a David Wilkerson’s sermon, A Craving for the Presence of the Lord. When I listened to it, to my amazement, I heard him talk about his book related to economic disaster that I debated buying at that time. Yet more importantly, he talked about what our hearts should be. From the sermon title, I didn’t expect him to talk about it, but it really gave me much comfort, especially before difficult times come. I really wanted to share with you both his sermon and Pastor John’s monthly newsletter, as my heart desire is not to provoke fear, but to give peace and encourage us to seek fellowship with our Father more than before. This is not to tickle your ears, but to prepare our hearts and have His supernatural comfort and peace and discern the times and seasons. Our Lord is coming. He is coming again to reign on earth, but before that, He will catch away His pure bride. So, we wait eagerly for Him, not fearing, but doing the Father’s business, feeding the poor and sharing the gospel.
One morning, I read Proverbs 23 and the verse 4~5 came to me.
Do not overwork to be rich;
Because of your own understanding, cease!
Will you set your eyes on that which is not?
For riches certainly make themselves wings;
They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.
We should be diligent and work with integrity. Our Father loves sincere, faithful and diligent workers. Yet, the Scripture says, “do not overwork to be rich from our own understanding.” Overwork for greed is not His will. Neither is doing something from our own understanding. We are merely a human. We do not know when He would take our lives away here on earth. I think it’s first and foremost important to be in the secret closet and ask Him and walk with Him, as He designed us to do. As we commune with Him, and spend more time in His Presence, we will exude the fragrance of Christ and carry His Peace. People would ask us where our peace come from. Then, we reply to them with meekness and fear of the Lord. Friend, it’s my prayer that He gives us wisdom and discretion to know times and seasons and give us peace, joy and hope for our Bridegroom. The marriage supper of the Lamb is near and we do the Father’s business daily till then.
Have a bliss!
But whoever listens to me will dwell safely,
How are you? I’m well.
Earlier this year, I read a Rick Joyner’s book, The Prophetic Ministry. Interestingly, I got to read below:
The popular saying that we should “seek the Giver and not the gifts” is not biblical and is actually contrary to the scriptural exhortation to “pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy” (I Corinthians 14:1). We must pursue love first if our desire for spiritual gifts is to be pure, but this emphasis does not nullify the need to seek spiritual gifts.
In the past few years, I didn’t really pursue prophecy gift, but this year, I began to ask the Father to give interpretation of tongues, prophecy and discerning spirit. So, when I read Rick Joyner’s writing on spiritual gifts, I found out my previous attitude, “seek the Giver, and not the gifts” was indeed not biblical. Then, He gave me a heart to listen to Pastor John Fenn’s teachings on motivational gift. From his Old Testament survey class online, I recall his saying we are all equal, whether we have so-called 9 spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians chapter 12, 5 fold ministry gifts in Ephesians, gifts such as exhortaion, giving, leading, etc. mentioned in Romans chapter 12, or other gifts such as sewing, mechanic works, music and so forth. And he went on to say Joseph had an administrative gift from youth so that his father used him as informant:
Then he said to him (Joseph), “Please go and see if it is well with your brothers and well with the flocks, and bring back word to me.” (Genesis 37:14)
And we know he was in charge of Potiphar’s house:
Thus he (Potiphar) left all that he had in Joseph’s hand, and he did not know what he had except for the bread which he ate. (Genesis 39:6)
And Genesis 40:4 says “And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them (the chief butler and the chief baker), and he served them; so they were in custody for a while.”
And below is the excerpts from weekly thought, Interpretation, Power Gifts, Gifts of the Spirit #5 in the Church Without Walls International:
There are other gifts like the ‘energy’ gifts I mentioned in the first of this series. These are gifts that move us, energize us, motivate us to do things. Paul names these manifestations of the Spirit in Romans 12:3-8 and they include such things as giving, organizing, teaching, mercy, serving, exhorting, seeing things right/wrong, and so on. These are more than our personalities, these things move us from within to interact with others, and they are as much as the Spirit of God as giving a prophecy. Paul says each person has their grace, and we can only live in our grace, not another’s.
In the Old Testament we see still more gifts, especially around the building of the tabernacle of Moses. In Exodus 31:2-6, 35: 26-35, 36:1, 8, God describes men and women in whom He put wisdom as He calls it, to work with wood, metal, stones and gems, linen and weaving and sewing, and all manner of skills so they can build the tabernacle. They have that ‘wisdom’ or we might say talent or skill or know-how they are born with, because the Lord put that in them. Those things that motivate people are a manifestation of the Spirit of God as much as prophecy or healings!
Friend, I realized that some gifts were discovered from child or youth, but other gifts even when we are quite mature in age. Maybe you knew you had the knack for sports, numbers, music, art, etc. even when you were little. Yet, some gifts such as cooking, sewing, etc. can be discovered at a much later point in our lives. I listened to my former church elder’s testimony who was an ambassador to China, and wrote the book, Ambassador of God. And he seemed to start to receive the words from the Lord for those he prayed for in his early 50 or so. To Him, age doesn’t matter and our background doesn’t matter. It’s all by His grace. I think I will share more on gifts later in future blogs. In the meantime, I would like to encourage us to ask the Father to use us with the gifts He embedded in us for His Kingdom. I would like share excerpts from Pastor John’s book, Return of the First Church, below, as I think it is very helpful to understand 5 fold ministry in Ephesians in house church context as it was originally intended. And it also echoed what I learned from my monthly zoom meeting that our gifts are for equipping and perfecting the saints. It’s not about our ego-booster at all.
Hope this blesses you. Have a bliss!
Where Are the Gifts To Be Used?
In Ephesians 4:8 Paul tells us that Jesus, ascended up on high and gave gifts unto men, followed by a listing of the fivefold gifts which are for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry. He did not give offices, he gave gifts which are functions. The word gift merely describes a function not an office. For instance, the word apostle merely means sent one. So the gift of sent ones was given by Jesus for the perfecting of the saints. Their function is to start (house) churches and raise up disciples. The word prophet is one who speaks forth openly (Vine) which signifies that gift being one where a person speaks the elements of a divine message. The word evangelist describes the gift that is a messenger of good (Vine), and the word pastor describes one who tends herds or flocks (Vine). The word teacher merely describes one who gives instruction (Vine).
Similarly, the word helps from 1 Corinthians 12:28 means laying hold of or helping. Governments means to guide (Vine) and so forth. These aren’t offices to be honored; they are (merely) functions at the bottom of the Temple of God’s people, serving them. These words (which described functions to the people who originally read them in the first century) have through the years been pulled out of the home context and read through the eyes of the pyramid structure and interpreted as offices to be honored, because that’s what fits in the pyramid. These functions are planted within the spirits of men and women and they will not be fulfilled until they are functioning in their respective gifts. We already assign honor to people according to their gifts, or functions in the world, but when it comes to church we talk about the office of apostle or office of prophet and our minds go tilt. We speak of someone who “stands in the office of prophet” as if the office is separate from the gift or because it’s in church the definition has changed.
In a home church setting, as in the New Testament, elders are pastors who take heed to themselves meaning they watch over their own walk with God. This brings into their lives the constant reminder of accountability to the Lord. They also seek the wellbeing of the sheep as a first priority. They are people of character and maturity, with adequate life experience and stability to guide others. Their leadership is offered to others, not demanded. They know when to be quiet and let the Lord use others, and when to speak. They are apt to teach, imparting to others what they have learned, though they are usually not gifted in or fill the role of teacher, but rather as a father in the faith.
There was no pastor elevated above all. In a house church setting, with gifts esteemed according to where they fit in God’s usage, and therefore degree of service rendered, there is mutual accountability among those who are most mature. The word elder is used in the New Testament to emphasize one or all of the following qualities: age, maturity in Christ, and/or maturity in life experience. But the real distinguishing factor is that they take heed to themselves in their faith and lives, and secondarily have a natural love for the sheep.
In authority He is at the top, but in service He is at the bottom. Apostles, prophets and the fivefold are at or near the top in terms of authority given by God, but at or near the bottom offering the greatest service, humility, and servant’s hearts of any of the gifts.
The degree of entrusted authority in a person is proportional to the level of servanthood and responsibility.
Therefore the reality and secret of Jesus’ church structure is not Jesus sitting at the top of the pyramid as our minds tend to think, but rather the lines of authority flow through the burden of great servanthood and responsibility. This is the Great Balance of the Father’s design with Jesus as the greatest example. Jesus was the most gifted and the greatest servant rolled into one. Therefore He is the most highly exalted Man in the universe, seated at the Father’s own right hand. By giving men great authority and power, often with signs and wonders happening in their ministries, the Father tempered any tendency for pride by making those same people the greatest servants of all. This is perfectly logical from the Father’s perspective: it assures they will be humble, transparent, and approachable. Pride should not be an issue for anyone so gifted and yet so burdened if they function in the structure Jesus portrayed.
So we see the check and balance in God’s Kingdom: the greater the authority, the greater servanthood and responsibility required as Jesus taught in Mark 10:42–46; this keeps a person balanced out.
Jesus Himself is the greatest example of Ultimate authority coupled with Ultimate humility and servanthood with the fivefold placed right next to Him at the bottom of the living temple, the people of God.
Your hands have made me and fashioned me;
How are you? I’m well.
Have you felt it’s time for you to move from your town, job, church, relationships, etc.? Since this January, the Father in His grace let me know some changes to come in my life. I can’t thank Him enough, as He prepared my heart for a new season, rather than made me caught by surprise. Then, earlier this month, when I searched for Pastor John Fenn’s audio teachings in The Church Without Walls International website, I came to find out his teaching, When The Cloud Moves, posted in January 2018. It has a subtitle, When the grace has lifted from what you are doing, and a short explanation on his teaching:
When Israel traveled in the wilderness the Lord covered them by a cloud in daytime and fire for heat and light at night. When the cloud moved they knew it was time to move on. Today we liken ‘the cloud’ to grace to do a job, to hang in there with a tough relationship, to stay at a church, and so on. When there is no more grace to be where we are, or no more grace to continue pouring ourselves out for another person, but we wonder if it is us or is God saying move on – what to do! How do we know when the grace has moved? This series is based on principles seen in Israel’s walk in the wilderness following the cloud combined with real life stories to impart wisdom for knowing where God’s grace is leading next.
I thought this would be a good teaching to me, as I knew the cloud would lift up in my journey. Interestingly enough, on that week, Sister Ank Kleinmeulman in The Church Without Walls Europe posted a new video named When The Cloud Moves in Superhouse church YouTube channel. I felt the Lord confirm the cloud’s moving. I’m sharing the link of the website and the YouTube post, if you’re interested. One of the Scriptures Pastor John shared in his teaching is Numbers 9:15~23:
15 And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until the morning.
16 So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.
17 And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents.
18 At the commandment of the Lord the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the Lord they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents.
19 And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the Lord, and journeyed not.
20 And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of the Lord they abode in their tents, and according to the commandment of the Lord they journeyed.
21 And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.
22 Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed.
23 At the commandment of the Lord they rested in the tents, and at the commandment of the Lord they journeyed: they kept the charge of the Lord, at the commandment of the Lord by the hand of Moses.. (Numbers 9:15~23, KJV)
What I liked from his teaching was the cloud covered the tabernacle where the ark of the covenant was, not the tents of the children of Israel. Likewise, the cloud covers our heart where Christ lives, not the circumstances. And there is always peace when the cloud remained in the tent. When the cloud moves, the process might be laborious due to many people, their flocks and so on, and it may not always come in a convenient time. Yet there is peace. He went on to say there is mix of recognizing what God is doing in our heart and taking stock of ourselves. And there is indication that it’s time to move, i.e. recognizing God’s moving:
And you may see and feel running out of provision within yourself (no energy, no motivation, no patience, etc.)
The cloud has not moved yet, but it has lifted up (the Lord’s giving notice). And you would know it’s time to move and you would get ready.
When the cloud is on your heart, there is always rest. You know there is a provision in there. When it is God in the relationships, there is a rest. Peace and comfort. (Coolness in the daytime, warmness at night) But in the current job, relationships, place, etc. you feel you have no more place in them. And a great desire in your heart that has been dormant is now coming to the surface. Hope would arise.
These are some excerpts from his teaching.
To me, one of the changes the cloud is leading to is leaving the auditorium church (traditional church). As I was confirmed for house church, I have peace in not attending my mega church in Seoul any more in this transition. After the pandemic-related restrictions were lifted, there has been some criticism against those who don’t come back to the traditional church service in person, but continue to stream in online from home. I haven’t even attended online church service for more than a year, yet I don’t feel guilty or condemned thanks to the peace the Father gives me. Otherwise, I could have thought, “Will I be punished?” In peace and expectation, I look forward to the days when He connects me to people, and I would be part of a house church.
In relationships, I also see the relationship with a friend of mine changed. My heart is not in it. The Father said to me that I would keep some distance yet I must continue to intercede with His love. So I do.
Now, I’m expecting more changes to come in a new season. The cloud has not moved yet, but I feel like I see it has lifted up. And I am grateful for His grace, as I won’t be caught by surprise, but get prepared in peace.
I just felt that I must share this with you so that you wouldn’t be caught by surprise. Look at the cloud and get prepared, when you see it’s lifted. It may be laborious, but there is always peace and provision from Him.
Have a bliss!
And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” (Exodus 33:14)
I do not know about you, but I had struggles with self-righteousness and condemnation. One night when I prayed and listened to the Father, He said to me, “Now go back to sleep.” Watching the time, I said, “So soon?” I thought I should stay maybe for 2 hours. But He taught me it’s not religion, but it’s relationship. It doesn’t have a formula like 2 hours per day or so. Although I wrote to you that it’s fellowship & relationship with Him, not religiosity, I still felt guilty if I were half-asleep and went back to sleep so soon. On February 18th, I got up around 3am, and wrote down some of the dreams I had. After that, I was still sleepy, but thought to myself, “No, I must intercede for those in the prayer list. I must do that, to enter into Holy of Holies.” The night before I slept, I watched a pastor’s sermon on Holy of Holies. And he talked about golden incense which is in front of the veil before Holy of Holies. Understanding golden incense represents prayers and worship, I thought to myself that I must pray for others. Then, I couldn’t stand more than 30 minutes, extremely sleepy. Soon enough, I went back to sleep, feeling guilty. Then, I had a dream where I was carrying a bicycle in a campus. I didn’t even ride on a bicycle, but carried it and walked through rocky steps. They looked so hard and challenging, and I found myself ending up reaching a dead-end. And I had to go back all the way down, still carrying the bicycle. It was a burden. When I awoke from the dream, I knew bicycle would mean works, works of the flesh, legalism, self-righteousness, etc. And the rocky steps reminded me of what I saw in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, in a modern version of animation. The law or legalism was presented as scary rocky mountains or so. I interpret being in a campus as my being in the learning process (like all we are in our lifetime). I knew He was trying to teach me through the dream, and I asked Him what He exactly meant by bicycle. And He made me realize the thoughts I had during my prayer earlier on that day. I still thought I should do something in order to get to Holy of Holies. So, I have to pray long for others, and I should stay long enough for me to be satisfied. I turned the time for relationship with Him into religious rituals to achieve something. And He reminded me of what I recently reread. About 3 weeks ago, during my prayer at night, He said, “I will teach you on righteousness.” And I felt I would reread the chapter, Jehovah Tsidkenu—the Lord my righteousness of a David Wilkerson’s book, Knowing God by Name. I’d like to share part of it:
“The righteousness of God is a gift, one that must be credited to us. It comes unearned, undeserved and unmerited. Indeed, the Lord must initiate the process by which we receive His righteousness. Then, after giving us a desire to be righteous, He must come to us carrying cleansing fire from His altar, to purge us and make us holy in His sight. How do we become candidates for this gift of righteousness? It happens only when we admit with true conviction, “Woe is me—I have failed. I am helpless, Lord, finished, undone. Without You, I am a dead man.”
Yet, in practical terms, many of us still believe that God expects more from us than faith. Deep down, we tell ourselves that we do not pray enough, give enough or sacrifice enough. We think God expects us to be more diligent, more disciplined and more faithful. Something inside us keeps insisting, “I can’t be righteous before the Lord without more effort, more pain, more struggle.” So our flesh jumps in and tries to help God make us righteous. Yet, all along, the only thing God has asked of us is simply to trust Him to do what He has already promised. Beloved, this is the very kind of unbelief that kept Israel out of the Promised Land. The Israelites’ sin was not just idolatry or adultery. It was unbelief—their lack of faith in God to do for them what He had promised.
this self-condemnation is the result of judging righteousness by outward appearances. The truth is, some people who led lives of sacrifice remained sinful in God’s eyes. Why? They never fully trusted that He would be their righteousness. Instead they relied on their own works and goodness.
God does not want your home, your car, your furniture, your savings or the rest of your possessions. All He wants is your faith—your strong belief in His Word. You may be tempted to look at another person as being more spiritual than you. But that person could actually be struggling hard to keep up an appearance of righteousness. As God looks at you, He declares, “There is a righteous man or woman!” Why? Because you have admitted your helplessness and you have trusted in the Lord to give you His righteousness.”
Does this speak to you, too? I don’t know how many times I fell into this trap of self-righteousness and legalism. I got to hear Sister Margaret talk about righteousness in Chinese, again. The Chinese letter Righteousness consists of two different letters in it. Upper letter is Lamb and under the letter Lamb is the letter, Me. So, only under Jesus’ righteousness, I am righteous. Friend, you and I are accounted for righteousness, only when we believe in Jesus and His promises. Because of Him, the veil in front of Holy of Holies was already torn apart. If you’re like me, I pray that you and I are set free from legalism and self-righteousness. Only by Jesus’ righteousness, we become righteous. We believe in Him and by Him, we have access to the Father and to Holy of Holies.
Have a bliss!
“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord,