Thursday, June 3, 2021

No One is Worthy - Arise and Shine


Everyone has a past and no one is worthy. Romans 3:23 says all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Worry, fear and unbelief are falling short on faith. Impatience is falling short on kindness. The critical spirit falls short on love. 


We are all swimming in an ocean of debt. But God pardons our selfish humanity. 


In order that the radiance of Christ may shine from us for the world to see (Isaiah 60:5), Apostle Paul taught us in Philippians 2:12-13, “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.”


When we work out our salvation with fear and trembling, we will be so busy repenting in order to live a life holy and pleasing to God, that we do not have the time to judge others.


We must also be transparent to confess our sins and pray to each other for our healing and restoration. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective (James 5:16). Living a cleansed and purified life is part of our spiritual growing process to maturity and to acquire God’s spiritual power needed to transform lives.


A good example is Katherine Kuhlman. She carried the awesome manifest presence of God’s glory. And she instructed her biographer to write everything about her past; good, bad and ugly all in her book "Daughter of Destiny" to clear every hinderances in the spiritual realm. She said, “People can't throw stone at me when I have confessed, neither could the devil makes further accusation.”


Apostle Paul was also being transparent, as he said in 1 Timothy 1:15-16, “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.


Here is the testimony of a terrorist leader who had cut off the heads of 500 pastors and burned down 600 Churches.  After receiving Christ as saviour, in 3 and half years, he brought 1.5 million people to Christ.


Leonard Ravenhill wrote:- “The wonder of the grace of God is that God can take an unholy man out of an unholy world and make that man holy and put him back into an unholy world and keep him holy.”


Listen to this devotional from Charles Spurgeon:-


To God be the honour and glory!


Dr Paul K P Ang

Arsenal of Fire Ministries, California

Arsenal of Fire Global


June 3, 2021


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