United Pentecostal Church Mannheim
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Message from the Monthly Flyer from November 2005

A life as according to the Word of God

John 6,63 ”The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.“

There would be a perfect transformation in society and among all nations, if God’s Word would find its way into the hearts of man; for God would help and bless. Due to His Word being ignored and His grace rejected, it is not possible for HIM to do this. The reward of this can clearly be seen – nationwide bankruptcy, and this does not only apply in the spiritual sense. Without the Word of God, no nation of this earth is able to offer its society a future! All their promises up until now were pointless, and the putting of trust in these promises was all for nothing. Therefore, this Word is so very important! Not living a life as according to the Word of God will mean that there will be no blessing…

Jesus also said in Mark 8,18, why it happens to be that way: “Having eyes, see ye not? And having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?”

Although He possesses all power and wisdom today just like back then, people still do not believe in Him and they seek protection, advice and answers everywhere else, apart from in the Word of God.
People set their hope on sand, instead of upon the rock. At that time, they did not accept Him, for most of them do not know their God, because they did not want Him in their life. They were content with their own life, although their life and their future were everything else apart from being ideal.

John tells us in John 1,11 “He came unto his own, and his own received him not.”

Destruction and their downfall were already on their way, yet nobody wanted to believe the Word of God. They were holding on to their traditions and thought that this was the right thing to do, and they prayed in the temple that God would change their situation. However, He stood outside and knocked on the doors of their hearts and called out, just like He is doing today, “I am the Life, do you not want it?” He was among them, close to them, and when He spoke, He mainly encountered rejection by those who should have know better. Their hearts were shut tight to His Word, the Word of life. They do not put their trust in the Word, to which all creation is subject to and has its existence. They did not believe in His goodness, grace, love, and capabilities, and that it was His desire to change everything and that nothing is impossible for Him; as a result, He was not able to do anything for them. Jesus has not changed. If a person receives His words, a change will take place in the life of that person, for His Word is alive. John tells us about what happens to the people who receive His Word. John 1,12-13 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (compare with John 3,1-7 and Acts 2,38)

This is a great secret, which is only known by those who believe in HIM and are obedient to HIM. Then for them, there is room for the Word of God in their lives; and when it comes, it brings life, eternal life, joy and hope. Hope begins in the moment when an individual turns around, and he exchanges his temporal life for the eternal life which Jesus is offering. Such a positive change only takes place through Jesus Christ.

God’ Word is always the best tool to show us people the way which we should go. God’s Word will not reveal His secrets to those who do not take it seriously. A person does not necessarily reject the Bible because it is an “old book”, but rather because it exposes his evil deeds. The reading and studying of the Holy Scriptures, with an open heart, brings this written Word to life and wonderful miracles take place. It shows us the things which need to be changed in our lives and helps us the make the right decisions. This only take place with those who believe His Word.

This country urgently needs a reformation to Christ Himself, however, not turning to a traditional church, but rather to HIM alone, the risen Lord. God is waiting for this! Islam and other people from false religions do not succeed, for they are what they are, man-made. The spirit which drives them to kill and to murder, in order to defend their religion and to spread it, is not from God. The WORD of the living God is lacking in their lives - the God who put on flesh like a garment, for the purpose to be an example Himself for everyone. Only the Word of God, Jesus Christ Himself, can bring life, for HE is the Life and the Truth.

He is the One living God, in who the true prophets also believed, for they were certain that without obedience to His WORD, nobody would have salvation for the future. People and nations that turn away from HIM, the living God, are paving the way for their own downfall. The choice has been given to every single individual. We will all stand before a holy God, and it will no longer be possible then to make up for that which was missing in our lives. rw

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