FRANCE AND GOD
The God's people sanctification
The skimming over that we have just carried out on the fundaments of the Christian faith with alive God with which we can “converse”, allowed us to highlight work that God wants to realize with us in report of that achieved by the observance of religious rules and the carnal application of those. In Jesus-
We will widen our glance on the world that surrounds us, for better perceiving the need for a collective realization for turning us to God in any share of our life. That will lead us to another expansion in the following chapter, starting from the various accounts that we gave, historical, psychological and spiritual. We will then look at the international policy that affects so much the life and the evolution of million people.
We saw that the keys of the kingdom were given to Jesus, but who He waits the hour of God to enter. This hour that will see the exit of the prince of this world, Master of our flesh, to leave the complete capacity to Jesus that was found victorious according to God, who will come to this time: “to overcome the nations and he has rule over them with a rod of iron”.
1) Code of ethics number 2, Chrétiens de l’Espoir.
This hour is certain, incontestably truer than our will of peace. She besides answers for such obviousness of need for the survival of our planet, than to imagine the opposite would be to consider our carnal soul, higher than the Spirit of God. In a most total explosive terrestrial context, with technologies more and more “packed with explosives” for planet, how not to understand that all this amalgam, be able to always remain governable by our old psychological nature, that is the flesh? This one, in spite of the good will of each one, does not make it possible to reach the true integrity since it is submitted to the prince of this world, himself untruthful, as Jesus said it to us. What then are we attached to? God asks it to us!
This is why we all are concerned with the title of this chapter and the verses that are attached to it in link to sanctification, that we are simple human, couple, group or nation. Sanctification is the principle that God gave like image of the progression of the soul through its advance of purification, knowing that any carnal dimension produces a sin liable to dead in front of God.
The Old Testament is very speaking on this subject, because it is the physical representation on the level of a nation, from what occurs in our heart in New Testament. We thus find there, the image of the sacrifice of pure animals whose versed blood covers the sins of the repenting person and also best possible food for its body brings to him. In New Testament, since thus the arrival of Jesus, we note the same symbol located spiritually at the level of the soul of the one who is repenting, and obtains the victory over its carnal construction in Jesus-
Sanctification is not born from a barbarian ideology in connection with Hebraic manners and habits corresponding to the time to which God appeared to His people. They were not certain primitive tribes such Incas, which ate the heart of their enemies to appropriate their forces, their vigor, their courage. Sanctification is not either a subterfuge that allows to the man to do assume his faults by Jesus, while bringing some virtue to rites of substitutions, as some think it. If she is lived according to God, she is yet not significant of a cruel or dominating despotism of certain members of a religious order, who impose their laws on weaker than them for better “breaking them” in their own wills.
The word, sanctification, is therefore “barbarian” for some people who see in this step only one form sanguinary obscurantist to deal with problem, and is being for others, equal to religiosity.
The word, sanctification, is therefore “barbarian” for some which see in this step only one sanguinary obscurantist form to deal with problem, and is being for others, equal to religiosity. This action however represents only the need for advancing in the construction of the language of the Spirit to the detriment of the one of the flesh, this primitive logic registered in each one of us, whose revocation will be simultaneous with the application of the verdict whose Satan is the object.
The one who is baptized of fire will continue to be sanctified, will thus receive on this earth, and a little more with each victory over its carnal dimension, a balance according with God led by the love of its next and a peace which will exceed any intelligence.
Without sanctification nobody will see the Lord, as we reports it Hebrew 12, with which we could add the words of Jesus, “if you do not become again of the small children, you will not see the kingdom of heaven”. More somebody comes to God in the good attitude of a heart sincere and true like that of a child, more it will be possible for him to enter perfectly the ways of God, but more he will be fragile, therefore easy to wound it deeply. With the image of the minefields which have occurred in childhood, as we treated in the chapter “the flesh the war”, the reasons of these wounds will not be always due in the middle of birth of these Christians.
The inevitable afflictions, related to the Christian birth, can also be due to the bad interpretation of the Christian word by the subject itself. A lot of people consider the Christian medium like having to represent a haven of peace in which the life passes as by magic. Those who think that, are thus made all the more fragile because they confuse what will exist when we will reach all the spirituality of Jesus, and the way which lead to Him. We are today only on this way, but nobody arrived.
This is why we do not have to comprise us as followers of non-
It is obvious that our initial carnal imperfections make impossible the perfection of any Christian circle, since as of the moment or we would become in a perfect environment, it would be already made imperfect by our own flesh. The one, who believes to find non-
To progress in the Christian birth is not therefore to only accept once a kind and complaisant philosophy with the image of the words of Jesus: “if one strikes you the cheek, turn the other cheek”. We could add to accentuate the thing, “and say thank you”. For much, to behave as a Christian is to act thus, especially with respect to themselves. If it were the case, how each one could be recognized itself sinner, and living sometimes in the flesh? This is why Jesus did not come to found peace in the world in His purely human state as many peoples would like it, since he said it Himself in (Matthew 10-
For I have come to put a man against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-
He who has more love for his father or mother than for me is not good enough for me; he who has more love for son or daughter than for me is not good enough for me. And he who does not take his cross and come after me is not good enough for me.
He who has the desire to keep his life will have it taken from him, and he who gives up his life because of me will have it given back to him.//
There is nothing paradoxical to however announce peace in Jesus-
We must not deluded us, the Christian approach is not only come down in favor of it, but is an involved process which will lead in the long term to this dimension of balance, if, as we have just read it, we agree to make pass Jesus before any other influence that we will have to fight in our hearts. Christian conversion is the continuation of this purpose, led by the Holy Spirit, in the commitment of a clear conscience in front of God, as we read concerning the baptism. To become a believer is thus not just one history of moment that we must however keep in memory like the most beautiful, but a way of conversion, each time we have to give death to our carnal share so that it reappears in the Spirit.
This is why Jesus did not come to bring peace in the world, but to propose in the heart of the one who first puts God, (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) and who wishes to fight for a just cause!
The love does not at all escape from it, since any man or woman born of woman, to take up the word of Jesus about Jean Baptist, has in itself only initial carnal dimension. This one will remain besides in more or less great part, but will never disappear hundred percent before the Return of Jesus.
Also similar to the Love of god we will be able to approach us, a negligible share will give rights to Satan on ourselves. Only the return of Jesus will open the door from birth with hundred percent of the Love of god in the man, during the millennium during which Jesus will remain alone to reign, and we will recur there.
This Love, which Jesus alone can give is not built on individual self-
Any other dimension of peace passes on the contrary by a limiting addition; by a more precise limit of our self-
But I say to you, Have love for those who are against you, and make prayer for those who are cruel to you; So that you may be the sons of your Father in heaven; for his sun gives light to the evil and to the good, and he sends rain on the upright man and on the sinner.
For if you have love for those who have love for you, what credit is it to you? do not the tax-
Be then complete in righteousness, even as your Father in heaven is complete.//
As we advance in the Christian life, we thus have in this passage a means of calibrating our own heart, to realize to us if the work completed in us is concretized indeed according with the plan of God. If for example, we obtain a better control external of ourselves in spontaneous reactions, without to remain in the peace of the heart, it is that sanctification did not come yet to brush aside a carnal dimension whose God wants to cure us.
The difficulty comes however from what it is impossible with our nature, to renew itself without encountering an interior conflict, of size at least equal to that which related us initially to the prince of darkness. They are not thus any more the flowers nor the dusting with the duster like we saw in the chapter the flesh the war, which will make to us victorious for ourselves, but the conflicts correctly carried out in the love and the respect of others.
It must not be astonished that in any Christian environment the conflict exists like everywhere, even if in these circles more than elsewhere, they should be generating peace and never go until the rupture of the contact or to the reciprocal judgment.
If certain Christians think that all should always be regulated out of offence and the conflict, it is perhaps they never did not read or recited it “Our Father”. There is indeed in this fundamental prayer that Jesus gave us, the inescapable dimension of the conflict as we can read it in (Matthew 6-
Give us this day bread for our needs. And make us free of our debts, as we have made those free who are in debt to us. And let us not be put to the test, but keep us safe from the Evil One.
For if you let men have forgiveness for their sins, you will have forgiveness from your Father in heaven. But if you do not let men have forgiveness for their sins, you will not have forgiveness from your Father for your sins.//
If there is not offence, it there would have certainly never need for forgiveness, but if forgiveness were given by Jesus like a Christian duty towards any sinner which is repent, it is that offence will exist whatever we do. We saw it and re-
This is why Jesus did not say, you do not offend the ones the others, but forgive offences. In the same way, he did not say accepts offences like a good and correct thing that the higher man has the right to make towards you, but forgive. Let us not therefore forgive to the sin like an inescapable dimension, but to the sinner who is repent, knowing that we all are born of the same carnal nature created by offence, of which we must separate itself by regulating it most spiritually possible. It is necessary to call a spade a spade, but not to stop advancing in the good sense of submit oneself one to another in the love of our neighbor. There is indeed in the reciprocal contact and the submitting some with the others, this capacity left at God to reorganize our heart, and let Him lead our life to all.
Hebrews 12.14 : Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man shall see the Lord.
It is not just because we are Christian, that all can and must act according to a stereotype of the Christian life, in an always-
It is also why in the most small society which is the couple, the complementarity is so fundamental, and the differences of one will come in working from the interferences from the other. It is again why the need for diversity is quite as necessary between Christians, than between Christian confessions, groups political and of course between nations, as we will see it soon.
Without us to enlarge on a parallel subject, it is why there is fundamental impossibility to an homosexual couple, to go according to God. The management of an ideal is then governs in the research of the support of our weaknesses by a similarity and not in the difficult concessions related to the complementarity. We do not have to condemn the homosexual ones for as much and must respect them like all human, but the homosexuality that lead them to a simplistic carnal vision of the peace of God, but let’s return to our differences.
They are thus perfectly right and good, and must not especially to be circumvented to lead to the ideal according to God. Our aim should not be indeed to preach for our own “parish”, by giving reason to our carnal weaknesses and group together us with those that idealize these, to feel us not condemned. In whatever field of our life that it is, God wants to lead us to the capacity to entrust us entirely in him in the dimension of the Wife, with all that represents in respect of the others, taking into account our various interior functions, and of our external actions.
We already approached this theme, but the importance of this word wants that we take time to look at it. In our body, the submissiveness of our cells between them, and has their motive element the brain, comes owing to the fact that they already recognized the genetic signal by comparison one to the other, and the need for being close in the same effort, because good for their own survival. This is why in the medical field, much of precautions must be taken, as well for transplantations as for grafts in general, because if not there is rejection.
We already made the striking parallel between the construction of the individual and the one of peoples and it goes from same way for the wife of Christ. A human wife consists of a multitude of cells, the wife of Christ will consist of all the Christians who will have persevered until the end, although they came from various churches or confessions. They will have done it during their life, i.e. now and until the return of Christ, and will form in their cohesion of the received spirit of the Holy Spirit, a unit similar to that of an human being. This is why each cell of the Wife will be submitted to the Holy Spirit of “the bridegroom”, and will remain in the recognition of the other parts of the Body of Christ.
Contrary to much of human husbands whose we could take a bad example, Jesus the bridegroom, began by all to put at our feet. This is why as a terrestrial husband, the one who acts to the image of a dominator on his wife, perhaps respects the image that he received in his flesh, just like his wife sometimes, but they can pass both beside the Spirit of God. (Ephesians 5-
It is thus in their complementarity that two human beings of different sex are close, from where the reciprocal need of submission one the other. The woman submission is not in one form of crushing then but quite to the contrary in protective and motor dimension that God gave physically to the man. We then find there this similarity with Jesus who wants to make us participative to his Glory, and who, with Amour, remains submitted to us in the perfect knowledge of our limits, without never going beyond our forces. In a couple born of the Holy Spirit, it is fundamental that this interdependence takes life, to be thus submitted one another in a renewal according to God in spite of our differences, and it is that we will retain as basic postulate between the head and the body for any group or society.
If after our cells are recognized themselves, they are assembled; they do not have however all the same tasks, although the driving Spirit is read correctly by each one of them. Thus Christ, Spirit, chosen on the earth of the cells that are complementary and seek from heart His signal driving, to train “the Wife” at the day when He will return to reign on the kingdom of Heaven. The objective is already defined and He prepares it. Each one will consequently be led in its function by the same signal, whereas we are currently led by different relational databases, our reference indexes being personal.
In many parables, Jesus speaks with mind works, so that those that want to remain attached to him understand Him. He is thus of the parable of the marriage, i.e. the entry in the total sovereignty of Jesus. (Matthew 22-
Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatted calves are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage.
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Then said he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, bid to the marriage.
So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he said to him, Friend, how came you in here not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.//
There are several phases in this parable. The first, in which God sends his servants towards his elected people, Israel, which kill and lapidate the prophets, until the crucifixion of Jesus his son and prophet. This period goes from Adam and Eve as we saw, therefore of 4004 B.C. to Him. Second phase, call this time of all the crossroads, bad and good, because imperfect also,… but attention: Baptized into Spirit of Christ.
This period goes from the crucifixion of Jesus until his return. It then occurs the share of this parable that interests us. The clothing of “weddings”, is the work made in “the Spirit”, as for the one who is not in marriage tail, it is in the “flesh”, i.e. the spirit not purified. It remained under the domination of Satan. Just as a outdated computer cannot necessarily recognize a new software, this one having to be recognized by the Spirit, the flesh will not be able to decipher it.
The one who will not have the benefit of forgiveness of its sins according to the rules, and who will not have put in practice the clear conscience necessary for the water baptism, will be put outside by impossibility of the birth of the Spirit. The instruction, the intellectual abilities, the social position or any other factor of comparison other than the flesh and the Spirit will be vain. If each one is still free today, what will be tomorrow?
It will be (Matthew 24-
Then two men will be in the field; one is taken, and one let go; Two women will be crushing grain; one is taken, and one let go.
Be watching, then! For you have no knowledge on what day your Lord will come.
But be certain of this, that if the master of the house had had knowledge of the time when the thief was coming, he would have been watching, and would not have let his house be broken into. Be ready then; for at a time which you have no thought of the Son of man will come.//
Attention not to take these prophecies of God like a sanction, but to the contrary like an invitation. We can find besides these guests in the book of the Apocalypse in chapter 7, about “God's people” at the day of the weddings, which will celebrate the passage of the humanity from the phase of the suffering Messiah to that of the Messiah: Reigning.
I suggest you to read it in a bible, knowing that for the one who does not have any, just like there are two types of guests in the parable of the marriage, there are in this chapter two parts. The first concerns the Jewish people and his 144.000 marked with seal of God for the return of his son, and before the ground is touched, the second, the Christian people come from overall, of which it is tell to us: “These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb”.
The way of the Great Tribulation, or great testing, is the same one for all in spite of the various vicissitudes from each one, but it is crystal clear that the diversity of the people repenting in Jesus-
The day before the return of Jesus, in many areas of the world, a great number are more occupied posing explosive or verbal bombs, rather than to make peace so essential to their future cohabitation. Perhaps do they prefer to lose the main thing, the eternal life, provided that they are right of their antagonisms? If they choose to continue reciprocally their rival wars rather than to ask for forgiveness of their own errors, they are likely on the occasion to continue it for the remainder of eternity with "the one" who leads them there. For the spectators of these conflicts, let us blame the attitudes but not the men. We would not be so not considered to be better in our own rivalries, so small they are.
Today, just like each one of those whom sincerely gave their life to Jesus-
Being from spiritual and not terrestrial dimension, they represent in proper name what we can be, this is why they are written with a capital letter, contrary to the terrestrial churches that are not the buildings, but the whole of the Christians gathered together under the same congregation, the same entity, the same “banner”. The one who will have read the description of the seven Churches, it comes out two obviousness from it. First, is that the benefit to belong to the chosen ones does not come from the merit, but from the attitude of heart in which we will then be found. Second, is that a share of each one of them will be taken, to cohabit with the six others wife, whatever their external origins and behaviors.
The important thing for each one of us, is thus to feel us in peace with God and to successfully face the tests which it prepared in advance, in order to emerge individually victorious and in group.
God has a perfect knowledge of ourselves, our genetics and times that we live. We do not have thus to evaluate humanly at knowing to which of the seven Churches we belong to draw any from that, glory or safety, and must rely on our Right Judge, who will judge in his time. He will be able to possibly to say us where we are today, but will generally answer us “But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.”.
The important thing indeed, is not really to know where we can be, but to await us to him in our hearts. According to our association of one or other, our fruits will undoubtedly be different, but what would to say in so far as the fruit is not good if it is purified in the forgiveness of our errors in Christ? We can say with insurance: “it does not matter that we are plum trees, fig trees or apricot trees, insofar as we are planted in Eden”. The one who would not have understood yet that others can differently act from him without to keep away from Christ, too in her own flesh to be enlightened by God, will have to make it die as fast as possible (see also 1 Corinthians 12 who describes very well this diversity and which does not precede by accident, the description even of the love in 1 Corinthians 13).
It is true that the cohabitations of doctrines in the various “churches”, are not always good for somebody of weak, by the confusion that they can bring, but one indefinitely should not look at the others like being part of heretic sects, under pretext of divergence of opinions on certain not fundamental details. If certain “adults of the laic world” were not there to retain these people full with vehemence, we would return quickly to the wars of religion, a religious fundamentalism which divided the Christian world since centuries, and given the joy to whom you guess, to Satan himself.
We may not approve all the teaching given by a confession, without to enter in war against its members. Firstly, never let us forget that a Pharisee called Saul de Tarsus before his conversion persecuted the first Christians as a sect. The heart touched by God, he repented and became the apostle Paul, the apostle of non-
It is however one of the seven “Churches” quoted, whose we will look at the attitude, not in order to condemn those whom would belong to him, but to avoid the reproaches which are addressed to him.
So because you are not one thing or the other, I will have no more to do with you.
17 For you say, I have wealth, and have got together goods and land, and have need of nothing; and you are not conscious of your sad and unhappy condition, that you are poor and blind and without clothing. If you are wise you will get from me gold tested by fire, so that you may have true wealth; and white robes to put on, so that your shame may not be seen; and oil for your eyes, so that you may see. To all those who are dear to me, I give sharp words and punishment: then with all your heart have sorrow for your evil ways.
See, I am waiting at the door and giving the sign; if my voice comes to any man’s ears and he makes the door open, I will come in to him, and will take food with him and he with me. To him who overcomes I will give a place with me on my high seat, even as I overcame, and am seated with my Father on his high seat.
He who has ears, let him give ear to what the Spirit says to the churches.//
We find there, the kind of attitude which the cohabitation of a lack of faith can produce, in a person who reasons too much and lets herself lead to analyze by his flesh the word of God, to see that Holy-
At the day of the return of Christ, it will be certainly more comfortable to belong to another Church than this one, but also, however badly in accordance it may be to the faith, it will be better to be put on the throne for the one who will have opened the door, rather than with the one to whom the verdict already fell. And then, who can say to us: “I will be there”? Provided that we persevere all until the end!
If we took this Church in example more than the others, it is for emphasizing well what it is born from this half-
They are people who still have a form of spiritual approach attached to them. If we cross them in the street, their social position can make desire. Besides they estimate for the majority, to have acquired it with the assistance of God, which say “He always gave them reason and rewarded them for all the evil that they were them given to acquire a deserved well-
Let us not look at however these people with contempt or irony, because it is easy at each one to be made trap by its flesh allowing oneself many merits, even in badly acquired situations. It is about a trap of the enemy, towards people possibly sincere, but vulnerable, therefore to feel sorry for. They have on the earth, which much envies to them: money!
They can even have more because, as long as the prince of this world cohabits, the money can give the power. This is why Jesus warns us with knowing how much it is more difficult, being rich and powerful, to be not only open to the things of the Spirit, but which more is, to behave well there. There isn't however only the money that makes rich, the instruction is also a field in which the human being has an impression of richness? And the political power therefore…
It goes from there from any superiority, so small is it, which can generate covetousness. These “rich person” are accustomed in their daily life, their work, their commercial relations, their political relations, to evaluate any thing, to compare the profit, to compare the attitude that they must let show through, the surge that they must express, the reserve that they must exteriorize, the work that they must achieve, they must be conscious, they must be responsible, they must… Then how don't understand only when they are in front of the things of God in whom they “do not owe” anything any more, than to give up itself to Him, they cannot do it?
We already spoke about it in the chapter “the flesh, the war”, about these kings, who, born kings, had to become tall and balanced. It would had been necessary that they grow sheltered from all these loads that did the impossible thing to them, not to seek to understand what there is not to understand, but to trust God as children can do it.
From analysis of behavior in financial analysis or popularity, these rich person in presumption arrive at the analysis of the word of God by their flesh, and keep only what they recognize good for them, giving reason to their errors. Like each one, and not better than everyone, for the same emotional reasons, or…, they are able from there to build fortresses of analysis, they behave as good rich Christians of all their good behaviors, but their flesh deceives them just like it deludes each one among us, if we address ourselves to it to evaluate us. These educate their flesh to the Christian attitude. They will believe to be balanced because moderate in all, and if they still recognize the kindness of God, it will not be any more by Divine Grace but because of the merit that it will have granted to them. Where will God have passed? After their analyses and their doctrines!
God will be any more for these people than one mixture of theories and philosophies, which they will practice “perfectly”. True God will mainly have disappeared from their life. God, is the concrete God, bodily could us say, so much he becomes perceptible, audible, almost palpable, for the one who fully lives Him in the faith. It is undoubtedly more “alive” than certain natural persons may be today. This God there, IS; He is “I AM THAT I AM”, even if those whom do not know Him see in him only one philosophy, an ideal of life.
God does not certainly want the lukewarm ones of this kind, but does He like them less than others? Are they less useful than others for the Kingdom of heaven? Especially not! It is not them whom God rejects, but some of their behaviors. They agree their flesh is right, just like we make it all in various fields, but most pernicious is that they often reduce God to an inferiority of the man, because equal to a philosophy of which they are Masters.
They are deluded because of the fundamental value that they grant to carnal psychology, whereas theirs is as under the influence of Satan as overflows of all other kinds such violence, hatred, the murder or terrorism. Whatever the Spirit of God reveals, all will go in the same tank, ground according to same milling. As opposed to what Jesus said, “give back to Caesar, which belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God”, they give back to Caesar what belongs to God. I.e. to Satan what belongs to Jesus.
Indeed do not believe that this attitude exists only in those who are not baptized from Spirit. It will more often be for these people an impression of spiritual richness, but this will have from spiritual field unfortunately, only the fact of belonging to the soul in its carnal share, and not of the Spirit of God. This lure will however be more perfidious then, because the person will be informed from Holy Spirit for her own questioning, and rather than repentance of its errors, will make responsible for those faults those whom will have led it there. Jesus says about it “For to whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more”.
As we saw, the baptism in the Holy Spirit, is a power that God gives to the one who requires sincerely it and who wants to follow Him out of its own human limits. If after having received this power, this person shut its ways of faith by ramparts of analyses and doctrines to make conceal this one, in an amalgam of the flesh and Spirit, which God will be able to make? But also, what will receive this person and those whom will follow it?
This is why we must keep confidence in God to achieve in us what we are unable to do ourselves, and to want our own change before the acknowledgement of final failure. The life always catches up us, but the one who, by Amour, acts in fear of front God, never says, afterwards, if God would exist He could not allow that. It is in him that we must have confidence, and from confidence rises the faith which is pleasant for him. It is pleasant for him, because beneficial for us. God has not indeed Glory by our faith like we could be in our own egoistic satisfaction, but quite to the contrary in order to He has Glory in the middle of us so that much benefits from Him as Wife at the time of His return.
This return imply for many people “the Apocalypse”, and before some get fright, influenced per so many movies more or less fantastic fictions, I would like to reassure them most fearful. Apocalypse 1 means “revelations”, and not the end of the world and any form of life on our planet, but the end of the old world, submitted still and always to the prince of this world, Satan.
1) Apocalypse: In French bible the book of revelation is called “Apocalypse” and many French see in this book the end of the world, Armageddon.
It is thus about the true birth of the human being than his destruction. It is the birth of the world to another dimension, that in which Satan will not have any more influence on us by the flesh. Forgave through the work of Jesus to the cross, this one will continue to encourage us with the evil by practices acquired in our spirit and traditions, during a time during which the man will keep his free will between the good and the evil. This time can appear long at human sight, since it can be estimated at thousand years -
During this period the man will not have any more this incentive push from Satan and his fallen angels, (see millennium diagram). He will however belong to him to work just like to progress today towards the good behavior, but ever with a millstone round his feet to achieve the Olympic games. It will then have got a truth free will, and not like today under the reign of the prince of this world, of a semblance of free will, if it acts in the flesh.
Each one having recognized “Jesus” like Lord and Master, in a dimension at least equal to that of the brigand on the cross, will recognize the signal of the Holy Spirit. All will not occur beforehand without difficulties, since Satan himself will be projected on earth before releasing the reins, but Jesus coming to reign on the nations with an iron stick, so that is to him king, He will need people.
Allow in few lines, I relate to you “a small” personal blessing. If I put small between brackets, it is for underlining how much for me, I did not want any, having in my flesh a very bad image of what God wanted to give me.
During my childhood, we lived not far from the church of my village. Each Sunday morning, I saw passing old women going to the mass very “piously”, “as if Good God walked under their shoes, of bigootes (zealot with bigotry)” like Jacques Brel sang it. That could perhaps have appeared likely to those whom met them only Sunday, but for the others who heard their calumnies all the week, it was too much. Our very dear priest of this time, an admirable man of faith to whom we owe much all my family, called them his “old frogs of stoups”. It was perhaps not very just, but Jesus addressing to Pharisees who acted in the same way, gave them the qualifier of “bleached sepulchres”. For me, who only was child, I had then confused this very representative attitude of these women, as being which? I give you one of the countless: Wisdom!
Useless thus to say to you how much my unconscious refusal of wisdom had led me to many nonsense to the adulthood, but also how much thirty to thirty five years later, in a life overflowing of all and in any kind, I had completely forgotten this reference of wisdom.
We lived Marie-
Two days! Three days! Ten days passed! Under always unchanged conditions, we were brought to move us to a hundred kilometers, and while driving, I continued to pray, to pray. At one moment, unable to stand it any longer, I addressed to God as in a reproach, and said him “Lord, it is not normal, when we ask you something in Your will, You give it! Therefore the faith! What do you want to give us more invaluable than the faith?
God did not answer me as he answered Job, “the quibbler it will make a lawsuit with the Almighty”, but he says to me in the spirit: “Take it “.
I did not know his intentions, but God was not unaware of any circumstance of my life. It was as if I appropriated instantly and I was like transported of faith, the heart ready to leap for happiness. God was “to laugh well”, if I may to express me thus. He knew obviously all my excess speeds, although at this time I would have already become a particularly wise child to my own eyes. I did not exceed already any more the speed limits than only thirty or forty kilometers hours. It seemed to me to be become almost an angel.
If I had always rolled in incredible excess speeds, that was due to the fact that I driven as I piloted, although one or two degrees in lower part of what I could do in race, by “security”. I sought however the precision and the compliance with the other rules constantly. God thus knew how much I was scrupulous to smaller detail, but at which point the small error He would let me do, would be worth much more than all the sermons of my Pasteur and my wife together.
In this context of “faith”, I very quickly caught up two vehicles that preceded me. As of the first moments I realized perfectly that, if I started my passing, I will somewhat nibble a white line around of which we were arriving. The interval that separated the two vehicles enabling possibly me to integrated between the two, I undertaken the first passing.
The accelerator always to the floor since the beginning of my passing, I hesitated just a little for the second, fully realizing that the circumstances had not evolved, and it missed to me always at least this distance of one meter. I would usually have given up the idea to pass the second vehicle, considering the space I had to move back into position or I would have agreed to voluntarily jump this small meter or two of continuous line, taking into account the little of danger that represented. At this moment in my spirit, a kind of small perfidious voice, quite different at the first, called out to me. “Ah, and then after all, I have the faith!” Doing then a jump, I started the second passing.
My first perception was naturally the good one, and not proud of the whole, I jumped the white line of a good meter. That wanted to say for me that I had been made trap, and wanted to also say in circumstances of race, an road exit or other damages of this kind. I was contrite!
The first voice, that which I already knew well at that time like coming from God, says to me at this moment in the spirit: “Asks me wisdom, and I will give you the faith”. Looking truly sheepish and repenting, without waiting more, I sincerely shouted to God “Lord, give me wisdom”.
That does not want to say that I became wise. God alone could say if I am or not in His will, but I otherwise know that instantly after, He made me understand, that if He had given me the faith before wisdom, I will have used it by the flesh, in the dimension of my temerity and my human presumption. To give me the faith, he wanted to only withdraw from me this share of confusion, which made me confuse wisdom and the religiosity. This faith that He was going to be able to give me was not thus going any more to lead to an additional factor instigating or limiting of my carnal psychology, but more freedom to do the will of God in His wisdom, which would lead me to the progressive discovery of His Love.
What will be driven out of our software in carnal party, lasting the time we will remain to be lived on this ground in company of our Reigning Lord, will undoubtedly be this kind of small confusions. We are certainly entirely forgiven in Jesus-
The baptism of the Spirit, is as for it a little like the opening of a network relayed by a satellite called Jesus, who would allow to skirt a lead weight by which Satan us darkened sky of glory (see diagram: After the Baptism of the Holy Spirit).
Let us return then to the questions of how these things
will happen? Let us take time each one to sit down us to weigh up the pros and cons. What do we have to lose there? How much the game's more worth the candle, whatever the circumstances, and especially if they are soft?
We will not venture to do accountant prognostics, namely how much will then make party of those which will be turning hoped point. It is quite obvious that if we referred about the alone image of the writings, only half would be turning it, but there still, just like for the time being, it does not belong to us to forecast the number of them. If God wants that there is more than less: Alleluia!
We will not enter fictitious predictions more, in connection with the mode of arrival of all these upheavals. Interpretation and the big set up of certain prophecies have indeed more often discouraged the wise one to go into the dimension of “the elected”, rather than they encouraged him to the encounter with God. This is why; we will not call into question nor will not confirm that was already said by much. We will stop to the only observation that many phenomena described in the Revelation, are for a great majority already accomplished.
We can easily find them through pollution for example and the incidences that it has on the health of much, it then seems to me reasonable not to add some. Let us instead consider the urgency of a harmonized world reaction already regarding with the climatic phenomena, but also of each one of our behaviors to take part in it fully.
It is easy to see the wrong only at the others, which avoids many personal calling into question. This is why we will reconsider this subject later, after having looked to our personal motivations to make the will of God from day to day. The more we will lead each one our life in this direction, and less we will have to fear collectively for the future.
We indeed will now try to highlight certain gaps of the Christian world, in order to be able us in repentance if need be. More we will have broken down carnal barriers individual and of group, more we will take part in the achievement of the will of God.
On the only level of the Christian world, are we in the spiritual reality described by the Paul apostle in (Romans 12-
Do not give evil for evil to any man. Let all your business be well ordered in the eyes of all men. As far as it is possible for you be at peace with all men. Do not give punishment for wrongs done to you, dear brothers, but give way to the wrath of God; for it is said in the holy Writings, Punishment is mine, I will give reward, says the Lord.
But if one who has hate for you is in need of food or of drink, give it to him, for in so doing you will put coals of fire on his head.
Do not let evil overcome you, but overcome evil by good.//
Before nobody badly interprets “burning coals”, I would like to explain the meaning of this word. It is not a way of destroying the other by fire, but quite contrary, to provide to him that of which he needs to do boil the pot.
At the time of the Paul apostle the matches did not exist yet, and fire to cook food was to be preserved to reproduce it. When by misfortune, one of them had let extinguish embers, just like the cicada, they were in obligation to go to seek some still burning coals, at ant's home their neighbor. I do not know if many of you have often transported you embers, but I think that it is not easy matter to hold it cupped in one's hand. They thus had small equipment that they put on their head, in order not to burn itself.
You understand obviously without more explanations how is large the blessing to pile up burning coals on the head of our enemies with sharing in their needs, rather than to pull the sword against them, especially between Christians. This is why we often mistake enemies today, that it is in the couple, the church, the various confessions and between nations. We act very often like those we criticize, even the children understand it.
I am lucky to live in Provence since ten years, and to have made in this area of the formidable experiments in the Lord, through employment that He gave me almost miraculously. I will not go into the details, but our region being particularly cosmopolitan, the schools and high schools accommodate children of any origins. To be more precise, there is in certain areas a majority of North African and social cohesion is sometimes a little difficult.
In this delicate context and by the “chances” of God, I found myself in 1995 in a job of driver of school bus. You have can realized while reading between the lines, how much I could miss experiment towards my own children and to understand how much I arrived in this context with no preconceived idea of the behavior to adopt. I thus had only the Holy Spirit to guide me vis-
I never prayed as much for me, and even if that makes me smile now, it was not truly the case at that time. I prayed certainly sometimes for these unhappy children, but where I shouted to God, it was when I was confronted with an initiative to take and whose experience was lacking so much to me. I shouted to God so that he guided me, I shouted to God, and when I reacted, it seemed to me at once to have badly acts!
I immediately asked for forgiveness Seigneur, I did not certainly make according to your will, but fault of being able to return to the former situation, I put up with it a few times as well as possible. In both or three days following, I saw each time the child approaching me, and often coming towards me being sorry. I remained amazed the dangle arms and gave Glory about this to God in each one of these circumstances.
I had begun this job towards September fifteen and until fifteen March approximately of the following year, the things did not seem to me to evolve truly. Such of the big cats, they lacerated blows from Stanley several seats per week, they always were insulting me, were insulting between-
Two groups were however formed gradually, one more close to me, the other at the bottom of the bus. The group of the bottom was most turbulent but was never consisted of the same elements, it thus acted for me only of one banal phenomenon in connection with their mood of the moment. That lasted until the day when the group of the bottom taken to me to task and violently accused to me of racism, because of a reprimand which I had had to do.
Before reacting, I shouted to God as always, and then turning me to half towards the group of front, and asked to them if: “only one among you can say to me if I do not like you”. All started from the same heart and told me “Oh! Not Sir, one knows that you love us”.
Without to foresee it I nipped the rebellion in the bud, and only a leader, undoubtedly unhappier or more boastful than others, was highlighted a few days afterwards. As from these circumstances and until the end of the school year, the whole of the bus so unbearable during the first months made the way sitting while singing.
I do not say to you that they sang always only lullabies, but they did not howl and vociferated more of insanities between them and towards the passers as they did it until then.
Contrary to that, I had often the occasion to see fellow-
These children, born in the rejection of our society, were putting into practice according to their carnal psychology, which they considered being of just teasing to draw attention to oneself “intelligently” according to them.
If God had not led me to do realized them that it was not them whom I rejected through their bad acts, but these acts that moved away them so much from their own happiness, never they could not have understood and make the share of the things between my reprimands of their acts and themselves.
If we do not firstly testify to the Love of God towards the men, how the others will be able to receive to their benefit what we have to say to them in connection with their bad acts?
It is at this period, that I had on several times the occasion to fill with wonder me in front of the miracle of these children of the north of Africa or somewhere else, who understood better than much adults, their bad behaviors expressed by the sentence on which we had stopped there are some lines: “We act more often as those whom we criticize, even the children understand it”.
How many indeed at that time was numerous the children to come to complain to me, of one or other of their schoolmate before the departure of the bus. They said to me for example: “He does not like me because he is malicious with me”. Often I asked question to these children “And you, do you like him? ”. Their negation arrived accompanied naturally by many justifications. I began again patiently trying to render comprehensible to them that if they did not like the other, they did not act better than the one about whom they complained, by inflicting to him the same suffering that themselves lived then. To the both or third explanation of my part, I saw them starting to question themselves, and to leave themselves touched by their own behavior, for finally to go to sit down without word to say, by shaking the head positively…
It isn't this a proof that the children understand often better than us? I would not go until inserting the nail by pointing out the origins of these children, but however, how much from us are not even on their level?
In our prayers, we try to subdue God in our favor, but how many times do we often try to act to his opposite…? He will not necessarily drop to us; but by where will we pass in order to repent us from our bad acts? It is as there as we can see the Grace of God, because He further looks at to our simple small nuisances, He looks to our future cohabitation at his sides. That which will enable us to do the good that we will want to make and not to make the evil that we will not have wanted to make, contrary to today.
We quoted this report of the Paul apostle at the beginning of this work, and I had said to you that all our reading would be in connection with these writings. Don't you believe that we are forced to note that we are always in this same mental situation, in this twenty-
It is unfortunately often thus between us in couple or between Christian confessions, and I am not taller than others for me to say some protected. The worst is than it is very often towards our loved ones than it is most difficult for us to go. The problem however does not come from our unwillingness, but much more often of our badly managed fears spiritually. They lead us beyond our desires of peace, in carnal reactions exceeding imagination sometimes, in connection with our apparent external serenity. The man, that it is simple human, or spiritual driver, or head of government, can indeed be very spiritual and speak according to God when he is in the communion of God, and immediately after reacting completely to the opposite in a context of the more banal, like this of the big teddy.
The thing is certainly not right, but does not have anything paradoxical and does not have to be regarded as treason for the one who is held in front of him. In the conscious one of his soul, this man sincerely gives reason to an image which seems close to the will of God, he speaks about it and understands it with good way in conscious actions, but led by a subconscious whose spirit remains carnal, it continues to reproduce sometimes fundamental errors, in more or less spontaneous reactions.
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