Monday, August 13, 2012

Scripture of the day

The scripture that is my mind today is from 2 Peter 1:1:”Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours.”

The part that startles me most here is that we (all Christians) have received faith from God that has the same value as that (faith) of the great apostles of Jesus. We tend to exalt apostles and they really had a very special call from God, mission and were honored greatly by God to become servants, apostles and friends of Jesus. However, if we take faith as substance, our faith is of the same quality that apostles had. 

It means we did not get something different than apostles got. It also means we can get answers from God and do the works that the first disciples did. You can pray and see results in the same way they did. You can expect a miracle as they did. 

We also got the same Holy Spirit that they got. Yes, He is no different. The Spirit is of no inferior category, power and etc. He is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent God for us as He was for them. 

So, do not belittle your God, or yourself. You are his servant, messenger and son (or daughter). He is the same today as He was yesterday. Apostles are in Heaven and they cannot help us to do things for God (except by means of their writings). But you have the same faith and the same Spirit and they did and this enables you to great things for your God. 

What a hope, joy and privilege. Use it for the blessing of others and the expansion of the kingdom of God.
Hope you were blessed and encouraged. 

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