The Traveler

04/01/2018

What is a traveler?

John 12.26: "If any man serve me, let him follow me, and where I am, there will my servant also: if anyone serves me, the Father will honor him."


Definition: Person who travels on a generally pre-established course. An explorer who spends a part of his life visiting, studying new lands, and setting the fruit of his observations to transmit to his contemporaries and future generations.


1 Peter 2.1: "Therefore rejecting all malice and cunning, dissimulation, envy, and all malice, desire, like new-born children, the pure and pure milk, that through it you may grow for salvation, you have tasted that the Lord is good...."


Born new, our glorious heritage in Christ is our destiny. We are passing through this world, hoping for our heavenly homeland. This earthly pilgrimage of the Christian can not be established without the Word of God and His will. The Holy Word is therefore the nurturer; the strength and the only direction in our lives. Along the way, we can see that our Lord leads our steps. In us, he displays his love and goodness for our neighbor.


Ephesians 3:12: "In whom we have the freedom by faith in him to come near to God with confidence, so I ask you not to lose heart because of my tribulations for you: they are your glory."


All the disciples of Jesus are called: travelers; elected; saints. We are all called to good works for our neighbor. It is in this that we glorify God and it does not come from us, it is our walk by the Holy Spirit who testifies to it. Jesus says that the light of the world is the good works of his disciples.


Ephesians 5.22: "Women, be subject to your husbands, as to the Lord, for the husband is the head of the woman, as Christ is the head of the church, which is his body, and of which he is the Savior...."


We call Jesus Christ OUR Lord which implies a devoted attachment, which results from an admiring attitude. His grace is enough for us to live in a relationship of eternal love at his side. Nothing of this world would be comparable. The Way of the Cross that we live is the sum of the trials and oppositions of the world we encounter. Not for our ruin, but to train us for future trials and establish us as a soldier of God.


2 Corinthians 4.15: "Therefore we do not lose heart, and even as our outer man destroys himself, our inner man renews himself from day to day, for our light afflictions of the present moment produce for us, beyond every measure, an eternal weight of glory, because we look, not at visible things, but at those that are invisible, for visible things are transient, and the invisible are eternal. "


Be armed to resist suffering. The persecutions against Christians have occurred at all times, even today in the world. They will be at their peak at the end of time. Christians often go through life in different states of suffering whether physically, mentally or emotionally. You must be ready to face it.


2 Corinthians 4.1: "Therefore, having this ministry, according to the mercy that was done to us, we do not lose heart, we reject the shameful things that are done secretly, we have no crafty conduct, and we do not alter the word of God, but by proclaiming the truth, we commend ourselves to every man's conscience before God...."


The greatest consolation is that we are certain that when God intensifies his work as a goldsmith, it is for the diamond to be shaped in the image of Christ. Christian love is the supreme virtue of life, it is the work of God.


1 Peter 1.22: "Having purified your souls by obeying the truth to have a sincere brotherly love, love one another ardently, with all your heart, since you have been regenerated, not by a corruptible seed, but by a incorruptible seed, by the living and permanent word of God...."


Conclusion: In this journey, pray continually for all Saints and bless your enemies. Your proven faith is far more precious than gold. Jesus is a precious stone before God. The Lord is the cornerstone that holds us by the power of which we are kept by salvation. Christ is the center of this heavenly Glory, so let's fix our hope firmly on His Grace and His coming.


1 Peter 4.8: "Above all, have one for the other an ardent charity, for charity covers a multitude of sins.Exercise hospitality to one another, without murmuring. As good stewards of the various graces of God, let each one of you put the gift he has received into the service of others, If anyone speaks, whether it be as announcing the oracles of God, if any one does a ministry, fill it with the strength that God communicates, that in all things God may be glorified by Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and power forever and ever." Amen!