EMPOWERED BIBLE CORNER:
People in our days don't want to have a relationship with GOD, they are not prepared to have an intimacy with GOD yet They want to blessed by him ,they want to be healed, but they don't want a relationship with GOD. Every physical relationship is killed by lack of communication and distance. Therefore, before God can bless you, he wants to have a connection with you. He wants to know your thoughts and your heart.
He wants you to speak to him in a heavenly language Isaiah 65: 24. “Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear. Before you CALL I will answer”. This gives a meaning that GOD answers a character before a prayer, God answers a motive before a prayer, so create a spiritual relationship with GOD. It is not about being blessed, but it is all about being blessed in an intimacy with GOD.
Deep relationship, Philippians 3: 10. “I want to know Christ-yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death”. Most people are after power, but not Christ .They are after business, but not after GOD. The moment they are into business, the devil uses them because they have rejected Christ as a foundation to their business. JESUS wants us to have a relationship with him Colossians 3: 2. “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3. for you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory”. When Christ appears, we also appear because of a relationship.
We now reflect the glory of Christ. His hand is now my hand, his mouth is now my mouth. We speak the same language because we are one in the spirit. JESUS said in John 17: 22. “I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one”. When we receive the glory, we are now connected to JESUS and the father. We carry the same nature. This is above cars, above money. We are now in the father because of the relationship.