Thursday, February 23, 2017

Last Sermon of Jesus (LS00)

An Overcoming Christian
     The establishment of the New Covenant was officiated by His first holy communion with His disciples, the covenant of His blood to be shed on the cross.
     Our Lord Jesus reiterated the only, easy and simple approach in becoming overcoming Christians; believe Him by keeping His word.
    He had completed His perfect work of salvation and glorification on the cross.  After His resurrection, He gifted them with the Holy Spirit of Redemption. In addition, He also gave them the Spirit of truth to help sanctify them and the Spirit of Christ to help transform them into perfection.

True Humility
John 13:5  After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.
     Our Lord showed humility by washing the feet of His disciples. Are you ready to emulate this act of humility?

True Love for Brethren
John 13:34  A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
    Jesus died for us! Are you willing to help and lay down your life for our brethren? If your answer is yes, then we have truly loved.

True Anointing
John 14:15-17a,26  "If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth_.. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
    Do you want the greatest teacher that no amount of wealth can buy to be your personal aide? Keep His commandments.

True Empowering
John 16:13-14  However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.
    With the truth in us, we will be able to overcome all bondages, deceptions, temptations and heresies of the evil one.

True Glorification
John 17:22-23  And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
    Once we have kept His words, the Spirit of Christ transforms us into His image. Glorification ascends us to be seated on His throne as His sons or as the bride of the Lamb.
Rev 3:21  To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.