A Manner of the Lord (Study of 3 John- Part 2)
5 Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters, even though they are strangers to you. 6 They have told the church about your love. Please send them on their way in a manner that honors God. 7 It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans. 8 “We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth.” (3 John 1:5-7)
First this verse is out of the NIV bible, the ESV bible verses are deeper, please check it out.
John is writing to Gaius, telling him once again that he is faithful, because of his work his is doing, not only that, but he is doing stuff for brothers and sisters in Christ, who are strangers to him. So, he went so far to talking and working with strangers, just for Jesus. Can we in our own lives make a commitment in doing the same? [This men help believers, let’s press on to help believers and non-believers].
I have another question…
- Do people see your light, which Jesus told us to shine before this world?
- I can say, not out of boasting, but yes for me, and also for this men. Says that they testify on his love before the church. Gaius, was a men of love.
- Are we a person of love?
- Not the Love that the world speaks of but that the bible speaks about. Love is so much more then sex, and to God love has nothing to do with sex, so don’t get those confused. The Bible Says, “4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” Corinthians 13:4-7
“Please send them on their way in a manner that honors God.” V. 6.
A manner that honor’s God. That’s something that is needed badly in the church today, for everyone. I can say 99% of the church is not in a manner that honors God. Matter in fact, chances are, less than 2% are really saved, according to the understandings of salvation in bible. If you say you’re a true Christian, then is your life, day by day, Christ-like?
I didn’t say Christ, but Christ like, those are two different things. The sun and moon both do same thing, and have same job, one does it at night, and other in the day time, they light up in the darkness, but if one wasn’t to do its job, and bring light in the dark, how can it be useful anymore? Jesus is the Sun, and the Church is the moon.
I and you need to start living our life according to the word of God. No matter what, I myself could end up going to hell, even if I believe and preached and so on. God isn’t concern with what you did, but where your heart is, but then it goes back around and where your heart is, will show by what you’re doing. Faith and deeds, they work side by side. We need to be in a manner of God. The bible alone shows us what the manner is and it’s not work or law, but obedience.
Jesus never got rid of the law, but to fulfill it, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” (Matthew 5:17), but since we are saved by faith we are under Grace, but if our faith, has no deeds that are of God with it, then it’s a false faith, we need to understand that the bible says so much more than what we read on that pages.
Now, if I was lying, then why is it good that this man, Gaius is living a life that is faithful to God, why would it matter, if you’re saved by faith alone? So, it does matter, and I’m here to tell you, that teaching saved alone by faith and all that, is a false teaching, baby Christian’s believe that, which is okay, but, once you are not willing to grow, because their pride in that spot and conformable where they are. I’m going to keep on. For your sake, for the sinners sake, and for the truth, for the bible says in Matthew 5:19, “Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
See now how important that it is for us to be living in a manner of God? We need to do this, God will bless us greatly.
7 “It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans. 8 We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth.” (3 John 1:7-8)
We need to be a team. Team has no “I”. We need to be together on that, Jesus himself had got his followers before his ministry started; we need to be a team in ministry and reaching people for Christ. There should be a leader and that’s God. The Church needs to help itself, since this world sure is not going to help us. So God gave us everything, everything we need. He given the Holy Spirit, we can heal people and raise people from dead and give and take peace. We can make it rain and do anything, because we have the power of God, but we need to have teamwork and faith and obey theword of God. [I’m an Baptist Pentecostal/Christian. I personally believe some stuff from each denomination, that’s why I say we can heal people, because I personally have heal people in Jesus name. What kind of thing’s. Once I lay my hands on an lady that was crying, and she was really old, with arthritis, minute I touched her, a great deal of the pain left her body. I fell in unbelief, and because of that, she wasn’t healed no more. That was amazing. Change my views of the bible. Also, once when I woke up, so sick, weak, and maybe dieing. God said, “turn TV on christian channel”. With all my strength I did and then there was an preacher saying, “God told me to come this morning because someone is sick and he likes me to tell you about the healing power of God.” That night, laying my hands on my body and praying with TV preacher, I was healed. I also seen more supernatural stuff like that happen to. Healing is real. My great desire in healing is to show the baptist church that it is real. That is why I’m split between the two. Most my biblical teaching are going to mix between the two.]
Can I ask you also in your home’s for the men (Husband) to step up and the woman (Wife) to step down, because the men are leaders over everyone, according to God’s word. So for the Sake of the Lord, let us hold hands. Let us be humble and put our-self under everyone.
Surly, 2000 years is a fast period for Jesus, for he said he is coming soon. It’s has been 2000 years, are you and your spirit ready, if he was to come in our life time? If not, then Give your life to Jesus.
We will fall in our walk with God, but, thanks to God that he says, he’ll never leave us, grace increase as sin increase and surly, we are forever his chosen people.
To my Brothers and Sister in Christ, I say, God Bless You all. Choose today to start living in a manner that is of the lord.