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Freedom – Achievement of Truth

Jesus shared one requirement for the end that was not fulfilled within His generation. Many believers will walk away from the faith because of confusion and deceptive acts by false prophets, preachers, and teachers. There will be betrayal and hatred among individuals or groups of individuals. The enemy of faith will use deceptions, lies, and temptations to cloud the people’s minds, which will lead to their destruction and, eventually, be separated from God’s family. Because of the increase of wickedness due to a lack of willpower to fight the good fight of faith, the power to reject is useless without the power of prayer to call the name of the LORD.

When Christians continue acknowledging that we are still under the spell of Sin, there is no way we can win the battle. Though we are still in a fallen state, we should not fall backward. We must move forward and keep the Holy Spirit of God in mind that He is within us, and we need to call Him every step we make; we cannot just sit around and let Him do the work. It doesn’t work that way. We must call His name and tell Him humbly what we need to accomplish to win this never-ending battle. With Him in us, we have everything to overcome the force of evil.

Do not let our emotions weaken our faith. We should be firm and must dedicate this fight to His glory. The one who stands firm to the end will be rewarded. We need to spread the word that the kingdom is in our hands. It is here, and all we need to do is to believe and use the power of that kingdom to defeat the invaders. It is our space because God gave that space for us to enjoy, and we have all the right to defend it. See what is happening in Israel, God gave that land to them, and they have every right to protect it. The same as the other nations have been doing.

When the preaching of the gospel of the kingdom reaches the four corners of the world, nations will listen and testify that the good news is a message of love to all the people of the world. Unification among nations is the only way to defeat the existence of tribulations that humans themselves have developed since their existence of humanity. Sin is the root cause of tribulation; when you say you don’t sin, you lie to your teeth. Jesus said that the end would come, recorded in Matthew 24:14, and it will surely come. When? Only God knows, and no one else.

Only the God Almighty can be the source of salvation. He gave that gift of salvation to whoever acknowledged His existence. In Exodus 33:18, Moses pleads with God, “Show me thy glory!” And God answers, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and proclaim my name, Yahweh. And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy to whom I will show mercy.”

Jesus’ prayed in thanksgiving:

“At that time, Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and declared, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was well-pleasing in Your sight. 22 All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him.” 23 Then Jesus turned to the disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.”— Luke 10:21-23.

The disciples witness Jesus in radiant glory; Matthew 17:2, Mark 9:2–3, Luke 9:28–36. Jesus handpicked twelve disciples. There was no resistance, and they followed him; they learned from Him and were trained by Him. All twelve went hand in hand with Jesus wherever and whenever they did missionary work. However, during the event on the Mount of Transfiguration, only James, Peter, and John among the disciples were present, aside from Moses and Elijah, men of God from the Old Testament time.

The significant reason the two men were present for the transfiguration was to see the face of God in the person of Jesus Christ, the image of the invisible God- Colossians 1:15, and these two prophets will testify that the Messiah has come.

We are blessed to know God’s name, Jesus is the Son, and we learned that the Spirit of God was sent to be within us. We are blessed to know that through our reconciliation through the work of Jesus, we become children of God and partakers of His Divine Nature. With faith in God, we believe that He will not leave us nor forsake us. God can make the impossible possible, no one can claim His glory, His supremacy has no boundaries and limitations, and His love is unconditional. What more do we need when we already have Him?

God is all in all.

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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