LIVING FOR CHRIST TRUTH MEETS REALITY PART 4
YOU CAN BECOME PERFECT THROUGH SUFFERING
You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. (Matthew 5:48 ESV)
When truth meets reality you will become perfect, by denying self and allowing the spirit of Jesus Christ to come alive and dwell within you. Know the truth and the truth will set you free. The time is now to be released from the chains of bondage in order that this moment will become perfect in your brand new life in Christ. In the book of John, the bible says if you would live in me I will live in you and you will bare much fruit. In other words, you will be changed, you will become new, having being transformed from the inside out and you are now made perfect in Jesus Christ through your suffering for his sake.
Jesus Christ was God and had equal status with God the Most High. But when he became a man, with no godly power attributes, he had to endure suffering in order to become perfect. “Heb 5:8-9 though he was a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;”
We are called to obey him by following his steps for the heavenly journey. In this we will have to endure sufferings. But through these sufferings, God will make us perfect. So, we must enter in through the tight gate to endure suffering to become perfect. If we run away from it, we cannot become perfect.
The grace of God is taught as a good gesture of God, which is given to most Christians. This grace will accept a sinning person into heaven. But in truth, grace is the power and presence of God, which is given to those who are humble. This grace will strive with them, endure sufferings and will make them perfect.
“1 Pet 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”
For you have been granted [the privilege] for Christ’s sake not only to believe in (adhere to, rely on, and trust in) Him, but also to suffer in His behalf. (Philippians 1:29 AMP) But when you have obeyed him, suffered through the agony, temptations, trials and tribulations in this life on his behalf, he will strengthen you, and enable you to walk in the path way as he recreate within you a brand new spirit and make you perfect.
Now listen to what he says about you walking through the pathway of righteousness. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Matthew 5:11-12)
Therefore, let us understand that when TRUTH MEETS REALITY, we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God.
Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.
And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] [e]joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.
Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us. (Romans 5:1-5 AMP)
Now be encouraged My Brothers and Sisters and know that your living for Christ Jesus is not in vain because Truth will meet Reality when you let go of self and live in Him, live for Him and He will live in you and your results will be Perfect.