To be as Christ

God called us to walk in love.

By Pieter Kirstein

THE MORE YOU ALLOW GOD TO CRUCIFY YOU IN THE FLESH, THE EASIER IT BECOMES TO NATURALLY FLOW IN HIS LOVE BECAUSE THE WAYS OF HIS LOVE ARE CONTRARY TO THAT WHICH IS KNOWN IN THE WORLD OF FALLEN MAN.

Out in the world, the majority of people are only out to use and abuse to benefit themselves, but in the way of His love it is for the benefit of others.

Luke 22:25 And He said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
26 But you shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that does serve.
27 For who is greater, he that sits at table, or he that serves? is not he that sits at table? but I am among you as he that serves.

What does it help any of us and what does it do us any good to only hear about the love of God but never to walk in the power of His love and that by demonstration ?

Oh to be as an innocent child before Your throne blessed God and to only be driven by the power of Your holy love my Father, is my prayer and petition for every believer in Christ.

You cannot stay the same and live as a selfcenterd, selfish person once you’ve truly encountered and being divinlely affected and changed by the beauty of His love through the ministry of a personal cross, because as you allow God to strip you of self, the more He also causes you to understand the operation and the nature of His love. His love is selfless not selfish.

We are challenged to become rivers of His love through an outflow of the ministry of His Spirit who’s divine natural nature it is to love. We are called to be salt. Salt changes everything it touches because it is salt. The same as the power of His nature to love. It’s when we truly die to ourselves and walk in His love that everything we touch will begin to change.

Self righteousness is when people think that they can be like Christ and love like Christ through fleshly performance.

It’s deception to reason yourself out of the call to follow Jesus in the way of the cross unto the death of self, to be brought into the nature and the power of His love, because we can only take up His life as we lay down our old sinful former way of life.

Self righteous hypocrisy through religious empty faith is to only talk about the love of God but never to allow oneself to be brought into it.

Self righteousness deceives those who are wise in their own eyes by making them feel that God is pleased when His children lives carnal, worldly and self centered lives when scripture clearly declares in Romans 8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

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