(Sunday message for October 29th 2017)
You will not be tied down and bound. So, fight and win.
【Scriptures】 Revelation 17:14
They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them
because he is Lord of lords and King of kings --
and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.
I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider
is called Faithful and True.
With justice he judges and makes war.
His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns.
He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.
He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.
The armies of heaven were following him,
riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.
Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations.
“He will rule them with an iron scepter.”
He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.
On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Hallelujah! I bless you to be filled with the love of the eternal God, the peace of the Holy Son,
and the fiery love of the Holy Spirit.
And I bless you to be filled with the inspiration, movement, and working of the Word.
If you tie down a dog that you are raising at home because it did something wrong,
it will lose if it fights with a thief who is robbing your home,
and it will lose if it fights with a wild animal that appears.
You have to forgive it and leave it untied.
Then it will fight with a thief and win and also fight with a wild animal and win.
In the same way, if you are not forgiven, are bound by the chains of sin and tied down
because you committed sins before God,
you will lose in the fight with Satan, you will lose in the fight with daily life,
and you will also lose in the fight with yourself.
That is why when a person repents,
God frees them from sin by forgiving them and lets them fight and win.
When you have sin, Satan, your enemies, and those who contend with you hold onto ‘the sin’
and will hold on to the end.
As a result, you can’t win. That is why you must first repent and then fight!
Then you will win if you fight with Satan,
you will win if you fight with those who contend with you,
and you will win if you fight with unrighteousness.
As a result, you will win if you fight with daily life and also win if you fight with yourself.
Don’t throw your clothing into the corner of your room and let it sit there just because it has become dirty.
You have to wash it clean, wear it, and be active again and do the work you should do.
In this way, when you sin, you should not give up saying, “I’m not capable”
but instead, make yourself clean by repenting, get up and do it again.
If, because you aren’t capable, have problems, have sinned, are weak,
and lack confidence, you tie down your heart and body by getting discouraged and giving up,
abandon your life and don’t take action, your life will be defeated altogether.
You have to free yourself by repenting for the things you should repent for and get back up again.
Life is like ‘the path of a traveler that you pass by for an instant.’
Therefore, you must not just plop down on that spot just because life is hard,
you are weak, things are not going well, or there are problems,
but instead, you must quickly make your way past that spot.
You have to take action with hope at that point and keep going toward the purpose.
If you just plop down and remain that way because you face difficulties along the way,
nothing will work out.
If you stop along the way, it is like a traveler stopping at an inn while on his way to his destination
and just settling down and living there.
In this way, if you stop along the way, you will become a person of that domain
and will have to live at that level.
If each person keeps traveling the path of life following ‘God’s Will,’
they will arrive at the ideal world.
Even if no one is next to you, since God is watching and the Holy Spirit is there,
you must be united with the Divine, have the heart of the Divine,
and go forth being led by the Holy Son’s hands.
Everyone travels the path of life alone. It is 1:1 with the Lord, 1:1 with the Trinity.
In the end, you, yourself have to do well.
Even if you fall behind along the way because you fail to do your responsibilities,
you should not tie yourself down but get up on your own and keep following.
Helpers may come to you along the way but sometimes helpers cannot come because they don’t know.
Therefore, you must keep going even if you are by yourself.
God, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Son are always next to you.
If you have something to say [to Them], you just need to speak.
Even if you don’t hear anything back, the Trinity hear everything you say and work with you and help you.
Whether your hope is big or small, it will come true only if you go forward to the destination.
As people live their lives, everyone has suffering and hardships they go through.
Some people experience more hardships than others.
Yet, they go toward their destination with greater hopefulness.
This is because they make their thoughts strong
and go forward boldly while making their way through the path of weeds in life.
You have to strengthen your thoughts. Then living in the world is less difficult.
A path is difficult to make.
Yet, despite that, you have to make the path well
in order for you to travel over it comfortably for your lifetime.
As you live your life, you face many hardships, difficulties, and painful events.
You have to fight with daily life and you also have to fight with Satan and unrighteousness.
You have to fight with yourself and you have to live your life while making the right choices.
Yet, despite that, you have to make the path of life well
in order for you to be comfortable for ‘the lifetime of your body and the eternity of your spirit.’
If you learn to drive well, you will drive around in a car
and thus, it is far more comfortable than walking around.
You, yourself are like a car.
You have to keep improving the car called yourself so that you will have better performance and be safer.
If you do, it is much easier and more comfortable to live life.
If you develop your environment, build a house in it, and live there,
it is more comfortable, easier, and good.
Life too – if you make yourself [well] and live, life is fun and not scary.
The more you make yourself,
the more comfortable it is to do things of the body and things of the spirit.
However, you do not automatically become made. It is to make yourself with the Word of God.
If you make yourself with the Word of God,
you can make your way through the path of life powerfully
and well with a strong mind and body and with faith!
The Lord is ‘the compass.’
Only a person who goes while united with the Lord
knows both their own direction and the history of God.
Self-centered thoughts will not work because they are low level.
A life united with the Lord is a life that wins every day.
Since you have heard the Word that is absolute, if you absolutely believe and take action,
you will go on while defeating everything – Satan, unrighteousness, and the world!
The Word is ‘God, the Holy Spirit, and the Lord.’
If you leave the Word, power disappears and strength disappears.
It is ‘absolute Word, absolute success!’