The Mystery of Godliness - 3
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh,Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory. I Timothy 3:16.
Godliness is God likeness. As I shared in the last article that the Mystery of Godliness has revealed in Jesus Christ alone and He is the real Godly man and those who claim to be Godly man should look like Jesus Christ.
These days, many wonder who is real Godly man, how does the Godly man look like, how can we identify him. The answer is very simple, Look at Jesus. The real Godly man should be like Christ. Apostle Paul saying to the believers that, “follow me as I follow Christ”. Apostle Paul was following Jesus foot steps with a total obedience and submission and he is urging believers to follow that.
We are told to walk just as Jesus walked, I John 2: 6, He who says He abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. It’s so crystal clear that, If you say that I am Christian and abides in Jesus, you know what you have to do, you have to walk just as Jesus walked. In previous article( The Mystery of Godliness II), I shared that the Jesus had a huge burden for the lost.
- Matthew 9: 36, “ When He saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. “
- Mark 1: 38, He said to them, “ Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth”
I can give number after number verses about Jesus life, how He was constantly seeking and reaching people in a various ways by touching them, healing them, preaching and loving etc…
- The real Godly man should have always burden for the Lost and for others.
Here I want you to know one thing that, Only God is big enough to carry the burden of the whole world, and you and I cannot do that. we are mere human being but God alone big enough to carry the whole burden of the world. That’s the reason, He said in prayers before crucifixion, “Oh My Father,if it’s possible let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will”. The burden was so huge, whole world sin came upon Him and He endured all for us. Only God is big enough to carry the whole burden. But we can also carry the burden which the Lord gives to us and He sum the whole burden and give little portion to you and me to carry out and finish it. I want you to know that.
Jesus said in John 4:34, “ My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.” Jesus knows what purpose He came forth and where is He going. The son of man came to seek and save that which was lost. I want you to know the what is your food and what burden do you carry out on your lives.
Go through the whole Bible, God is giving each people some task to do and finish it though they can not carry the whole burden but God sum it and give to them little portion to carry out. The real Godly man always carry some burden in his heart, if there is no burden in your heart, all i can say that, you did not give place to God to dwells in you.
Apostle Paul met the Lord on the way to Damascus and he asked the question to Jesus that, What do You want me to do? So Interesting, Isn’t? The moment he met the Lord Jesus Christ on his way, the question that he asked what do you want me to do oh Lord? Have you asked this question to God? I did so many times, and I do very often and I am encouraging you to do this that, ask the Lord what do You want me to do oh Lord. You know the fascinating thing is, He speaks to you back and tell you what you have to do and gives some burden to carry out.
Look at Nehemiah life and Daniel life etc…, Thought they were in the good possession in their lives still then they had a huge burden for their own people. They cried, fasted and prayed and looking for opportunity to do something for the burden which God placed upon their hearts.
The question that, I want to ask here is, How many hour do you spend time with God all alone, you and Jesus. How many time, you asked the Lord that what do you want me to do Oh Lord? Look, the Life has a meaning, you are not made for time, to have fun and entertainment and enjoy watching movies, TV etc…we are created for Eternity and you are the ambassador of God, you are vessel for God to display His works on this filthy world. God cannot send His son once again to preach and teach to this world and you and I have to do it, the responsibility placed upon us. you are vessel for His Kingdom. God wants you to be like Jesus, the same way Jesus lived.
If each christian ask God that what do you want me to do oh Lord and do what He says wholeheartedly then we can bring a great revival and bring many people to Christ. Apostle Paul says, I can do all things through Christ who continually pouring out His strength upon me.
By: Philip Deva