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God is love. He is there before we ever know Him. He is with us before everything else.
Yet, after we accepted the Lord, we know we are the children of God. We know we should not enter into the realms of darkness and let the yeast of deceit, lies and fatal attraction take advantage of you, and cheat you of your precious life of Christ in us. Do not ever let the angels of Satan take a foothold of your inner heart where the Holy Spirit loves to abide in.
Yet, as we go on this road of Christ, and as we serve others, we need to be careful lest we fall into temptations. Yes, it happens. Why? This is the Counsel of God. The Lord is healing you by exposing the fake zealousness and love to God in your heart. You sing, “Lord, I am willing to give my life to You”, but we do not know that in a corner of our life, we cannot, and we are ignorant about it. Jesus Christ in your heart wants to drive what does not belong to a child of God, and completely give you His life so that you can live out Christ with complete peace. The Spirit of Christ’s blood calls out even from 2000 years ago. Complete reconciliation with God means all kinds of wisdom just follows. Therefore, in our everyday already victorious walk with Christ, He wants us to realize how the tail of Satan is hooking you away from God, and how your heel is bruised by Satan.
At every step, the Lord is healing us. At every fall, Jesus is picking you up and washing your feet. At every corner of a street, wisdom calls out to you to take the road of peace. The accused heart can never find rest in facing God, but what about the heart that is contrite? How do you know in your heart that the Lord has forgiven you and the blood of Christ has cleansed you once again? For the one who is forgiven much, there is a phenomenon that comes only to the contrite heart: he is willing to give up everything and even be exposed just to come to receive the compassion of God. He wants to stay and be equipped in the intimacy of the Lord longer and more than ever. He receives a sign that all men need the gospel of forgiveness and power. This is the sign that the Lord is actually loving you more when you are weaker. In fact, the more you sin yet are forgiven more, the more you forgive the ones around you, because you recognize that there is no one strong or righteous enough against Satan except if God’s forgiveness, compassion and love can reach his heart to make it strong <Eph 3:14-21>. Frankly speaking, this isn’t easy to learn for a professor, but this itself is a miracle that can be understood by becoming like a little child. The more you serve the Lord and serve those around you, the more you find your weaknesses, and the more you come to love unconditionally the people around you, especially those who are under your care and prayers.
In fact, after being forgiven much, you begin to call to God in all quiet assurance, "Lord, I understand now more of what You really meant, ‘I have never left you nor forsaken you’."
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.