“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” (3 John 1:2)
One day this week I received a message titled “Hong Kong Today”, it showed that in only six hours that day there were 7 people fell and died, hanging himself and killed himself by burning carbon. What a pity!
God is love! End a life this way cannot be the will of God. Jesus came to give us abundant life! All may go well with you even as your soul is getting along well. It is blessing God wants us to have easily. Just the devil comes to steal, kill and destroy.
Prosper in everything
“If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2 All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God: …” (Deuteronomy 28:1-13)
Obedience is better than sacrifice, please think, how many “problems” were caused by our “disobedience”. This scripture reminded us that we have to “carefully”, to “obey” our God’s words. Let us reflect, how many time have we spent on be careful on God’s word. God’s word gave us abundant promise, encouragement and hope! When we hear we have to “obey” and “follow”. We pray that we do not just be a hearer believer, but has the heart and strength to a real “disciple”!
A strong body
“That each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honourable.” (1 Thessalonians 4:4) The lifestyle of city life, value system and eating habit is hurting our body everyday! Stay up late, unbalanced diet and craving of lust, over reliance on technology and lack of exercise, it is our choice to speed up our body’s decay.
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” (1 Cor. 6:19-20)
In the new testament age we do not need to offer cow or sheep as sacrifice, because Jesus is that perfect lamb for that once and for all sacrifice. If we want to respond to His love, we have to offer our bodies as “living sacrifice”. It is holy and pleasing to Him. We pray that we can take good care of our body and glorify his name!
Our soul prosper
“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness”(Luke 4:1) ”Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside” (Luke 4:14) “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me” (Luke 4:18)
Jesus is the son of God, before He went out to preach He was filled by the Holy Spirit and led to the wilderness. He fasted 40 days and tempted by the Devil. He has power to heal the sick, cast the devil and do miracles, not just because He is son of God, but with the power and authority of the Holy Spirit. If we really want to follow Jesus, we have to follow Him to the end, to have a life like Jesus that always being filled with the Holy Spirit!
Dear brothers and sisters, may you enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well in this shaking world.