Chin-Sung Hou - Didsbury I Convention - Wednesday Evening, July 12, 2007

John 3:27, “A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. Verse 30, “He must increase, but I must decrease.”  Man can receive/see nothing except it be given from the Father.  The mark of a true servant and true handmaiden of Christ is to decrease so Christ can increase and be lifted up higher.  Christ is all in all. 


Hebrews 3:1, “Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus.”  Paul wanted these people to know theirs was a heavenly calling to enter into the things of heaven.  Jesus asked Peter, “Who am I?”  Matthew 16:16, “And Simon Peter answered and said, 'Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.'”  17, “And Jesus answered and said unto him, 'Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father which is in heaven.'”  We need to have a heavenly revelation.  If we receive a revelation from God, it means we have the true salvation. 


18: “And I say also unto thee, 'That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.'” Ephesians 2:6, God has quickened us and made us to sit in heavenly places.  If we came here as to an earthly place, we won’t be encouraged, but if we sit in heavenly places, we’ll receive the love of Jesus for the rest of the journey.  It is revealed to babes.  We need to have the spirit of a baby, the spirit of a little child, the spirit of need to receive help from heaven.  If a corn of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it brings forth fruit, John 12:24.  When we are willing to die as Jesus died, we’ll have the privilege of experiencing God’s grace and goodness to us.  May we sit in Heavenly places so we can truly receive things from Heaven.

 

Hymn 206, (2, 4, 5),  Gracious Redeemer