Pastor Dr.Jakoep Ezra, Power Character
Bethany International Service
Sunday, 4-Dec-16 1:30pm
How to See God
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8)
“For this is the covenant that I
will make with the house of Israel
After those days, says the Lord:
I will put My laws into their minds,
And I will write them on their hearts.
And I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.
“This is the covenant that I will
make with them
After those days, says the Lord:
I will put My laws upon their heart,
And on their mind I will write them,” (Hebrew 10:16)
The Word “mind” used in both Hebrews 8:10 and Hebrews 10:16 refers to imagination or understanding. We are told to imagine God.
Galatians 3:1 (Apostle Paul was angry with the Galatians as they were still living in the flesh.)
There are a few testimonies of Pastor Jakoep. One day he was reading about Joshua going around Jericho. The Holy Spirit, explained that the walls of Jericho sank in Jericho instead of falling apart. One day as he watched a documentary about Jericho, the documentary mentioned that the wall of Jericho is still there and it has indeed sunk in!
On another, occasion, one morning, the Holy Spirit was telling Pastor Jakoep to be careful about a sweet-talking person. Then in the afternoon he went for an investment talk, and the salesperson was so convincing in his speech that his friends went ahead to invest. As Pastor Jakoep had been warned earlier, he decided not to invest although his friends were ridiculing him about missing a good investment opportunity. 3 years later the investments went bust and all those who invested in it lost their capital.
Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:13)
Our mind is a spiritual battlefield. Many of the people today are influenced by the world. The world of computers is so fascinating. One click away and we will be turn into another website that draws us further away from God. There were some statistics that showed that the terrorist group recruited many young people through the internet. They were so convincing that the young people got drawn to it.
Matthew 22:37, And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
One day there was a philosopher who was wondering about who and what is God. He was walking along the beach and he saw a few kids digging a hole. He asked the boys what were they doing and they explained that they were trying to fill in the whole sea into that hole. He told them it is impossible and he laughed at their idea. Suddenly God spoke to the philosopher that he was doing the same thing by trying to use his own understanding to know God.
We need to use our imagination to see God. Logic is comparing the truth and the fact. We need tp learn to use our mind properly. We are reminded to love God with our imagination not with our logic. Every day we must train our mind to see God. The more we read the Word of God and spend time talking in prayer to God, the more we would be able to imagine God and how He would help us.
If we have difficulties in imagining God, we need to learn to ask from God. In Matthew 7:7-10 the bible tells us that we should ask God if we want to see Him. In the old testament, people need to go through the prophets to hear from God. After Jesus came and died at the Cross, the curtains of the Temple were torn and every one of us can now come to the Holy of Holies. Learn today to love God with our imagination and not from our logical sense.