(Sunday Message for Dec. 17th, 2017)
Do according to the thoughts of God and the Lord.
【Scripture】 Isaiah 55:6-9
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts.
Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Hallelujah! May the blessings of the eternal love of God, the peace of the Holy Son,
the fiery love of the Holy Spirit, and the inspiration, movement, and works of the Word fill you in abundance.
God said, “Seek the LORD while He may be found; call on Him while He is near. (Isaiah 55:6)”
With people also, they answer and treat you well if you call them when they are near [you].
The same is true with God, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Son.
When the Trinity let you be close to Them, that time is ‘the opportunity.’
If you do [the work of getting close to the Trinity] at that time, it is easy.
That time is ‘the time when God is looking for you.’
And then God said,
“Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to Jehovah, and He will have mercy on them, and to our God, for He will freely pardon.
My thoughts are different from your thoughts, and My ways are different from your ways, declares the LORD.
As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways
and My thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:7-9).”
God’s thoughts and human beings’ thoughts are different.
Not only are [God and human beings] different in thoughts, but other things are also all different.
God’s thoughts are high like the heavens and they are ideal,
whereas people’s thoughts are only at the level of the earth,
even if they think in the best way [possible] to the extreme.
If I were to use paths to express [the difference],
God’s path and human beings path are completely different.
Just as [God] gives rain to anyone and everyone on the earth,
‘God’s thoughts’ are thoughts that love all people.
However, people’s thoughts are thoughts that only love special people.
Whoever it may be, God loves everyone.
If people keep God close to them and love Him after receiving His love,
then according to that, God will give them even more of the things [He wants to] give to them,
and God will love them even more.
God gives unconditional love and as people raise their levels
and reach the higher level after receiving that love, He gives the best things.
It’s easy for people to think differently from God,
therefore, they need to live [while] always thinking according to the Trinity’s thoughts.
God lives with thoughts.
Those thoughts are ‘the words of God’, His ‘plans,’ and His ‘purpose.’
Thoughts are that important, valuable, and tremendous.
Whoever it may be, if they live while thinking in a wrong way, they will fail. They will suffer.
Whether it is a child, a teenager, a young adult, or a fully matured adult,
and whether they are lay members, leaders, or people with big missions,
they need to think well and take action.
If you want to think well from the beginning to the end,
you need to think with the thoughts of the almighty God, And you need to live becoming His body.
You must always check to see whether or not you are doing things according to God’s thoughts.
Only things that were done according to God’s thoughts are counted as ‘accomplishments,’
and those accomplishments will [be] transmitted to your spirit and you will enjoy [them] forever.
Things that are done according to your thoughts may have little fruit although a lot of efforts are put into it,
are fulfilled in a small way only for your body, and you end after receiving them only in this world.
Since you are going to do them anyway, if you do things according to the thoughts of God and the Lord,
there is a tremendous difference just as the heavens are higher than the earth.
Only what you have done according to ‘God’s thoughts’ go to your spirit.
You need to know this correctly and take action [accordingly],
and always check to see if you have spoken and taken action according to God’s thoughts.
People mostly like to do things according to their own thoughts.
As a result, many people around the world cannot live according to the thoughts of the eternal God.
Even if they believe in God, there are so many who live according to their own thoughts.
Only those who live according to what God said through the Lord,
are the people who live according to God’s will and thoughts.
If you live according to your own thoughts, you will fulfill your own will and your merit will end in the world.
People live according to their own will and then think,
“I have done a lot, so I’m sure all the work that I’ve done is in Heaven as ‘righteousness.’”
If they go to Heaven thinking that, they will feel so empty, disappointed, and wronged
because they [will see that they] don’t have merit as they expected.
That difference comes from the difference between God’s thoughts and their own thoughts.
You have to take action with the Lord’s thoughts being the head and you being the body.
Then you will become a person who has lived according to God’s thoughts,
your hard work will go to your body and spirit for them to enjoy,
and your spirit will be formed in the ‘image of a bride’
and live while receiving and enjoying things as the Trinity’s counterpart of love.
Thoughts are truly important. You should take action immediately with God’s thoughts.
If you don’t, what you worked hard for in the past will crumble.
The Holy Spirit leads you through ‘thoughts.’
Therefore, if you receive the holy spirit,
you will take action with the ‘thoughts of the Holy Spirit and the Lord.’
Even if you receive the holy spirit, if your ‘physical nature’ surges up,
you will do things not with the Holy Spirit’s thoughts but with your own thoughts.
The Holy Spirit said, “Self-centered thoughts are death.”
This is because you end up turning your back on the ‘Lord’ and miss ‘eternal things’
while doing things with your own thoughts.
Your own thoughts, in other words, are ‘derailing from a spiritual state to become physical.’
I bless that the Lord will be the ‘head’ and all of you will be the ‘bodies’
who take action according to the thoughts of God, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Son Lord until the end!