Uniting in Christ BWA002
“Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall” Luck 11:17
”If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If the house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” Mark 3:24, 25
Macedonia’s history and contemporary both are full of examples of national dividedness. We are captured by this curse for so many centuries that speaks about our genetic code that we haven’t been knowing our Father and Lord enough, or rightly. This shows to us clearly that something has been done wrong in the eyes of God.
Blessed nation means prosperity, success in every sense of the words. Blessed people are happy, full of joy, smiling and with peaceful minds. Are we Macedonians like that? Are we aware about these facts for our up to now existence? Or, simply we live from generation to generation as blind and not being different from our forefathers.
If so, the only conclusion is that we must change something in our lives. We must do something in order to approach closer to God’s blessings and prosperous life.
Please understand that, if we do not undertake some radical changes into our minds, if we do not change our thinking and way of living without God in our thoughts, words and deeds, we will not move even a step further more from the achievements of our forefathers. And that is curse. The history of us Macedonians will be again in a circle-unhappy people, lives with struggles, loses-personnel and as a nation, bad feelings about our capabilities to be successful, full with defeatism, and all bad things, also in a material sense.
And as Albert Einstein has said: “The biggest stupidity in the humanity is to expect different results in life, constantly performing the same things, same routine actions, same way of thinking and living”.
My prayers and our mission is to offer to you, my dear fellows Macedonians, something new, something perspective, something that is already proven through the history, over and over. Many nations, who repent themselves from sins and turned from their sinful way of living, have been dramatically changed. They have experienced in a full sense what is God’s favor in practice. Are we willing to move towards that horizon? Are we willing to change something in order to receive full blessings from the Lord, the only real blessings on earth, in this life?
If yes, please, start listening what is saying to you, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the living God through His God’s word: “…when brothers live in unity…” Psalm 133:1
“…Repent and listen the good news…” Mark 1:15 “…Worship the Lord, your God, and serve Him only…” Luck 4:8 “…hear God’s word and put it into practice…”
Dear Macedonians, “Everything is possible for him who believes” Mark 9:23
Be sure, that Lord Jesus loves us Macedonians, too. He is bagging us to approach to Him, closely, to know Him much better than it is the case now, to trust Him and His God’s word – the Bible and to choose to live holy according to His commandments.
It is difficult, it is hard, not only to hear it, but much harder to practice. But, the Lord encourages us “My commandments are not burdensome” You should only believe in the Lord, you should open your heart, your mind to receive the truth, to accept His words, His promises.
“Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” John 14:27
“I can do all things through Christ”. Yes, my friends, we can do all things through our deep faith and trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “Be wise and keep your heart on the right path” Proverbs 23:19, and the path is Jesus Christ, the only truth and life.
He loves us; he wants our hearts to belong to Him, completely. “…I chose you from the world…” John 15:19
We are chosen, my brothers, chosen directly from the Lord. Yes, as soon as we listen His words, His messages written in the Bible, we stay chosen and we have chance for blessings.
Do not believe in other gods derived from this world, made by human hands; believe in the word of God, in the Bible promises, because, the Bible is like user manual for living on earth. “No prophecy of the Scripture (the Bible) is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man; but holy man of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit”. 2 Peter 1:20, 21
My friends unite in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Let together develop the “…spirit of unity among your(our)selves…” Romans 15:5, let together try to “…reach unity in the faith…” Ephesians 4:13 “…Unite in love…” Colossians 2:2, real agape, God’s love. Fulfill the God’s commandment for loving our closest as we love ourselves, “…unite with Christ…” Philippians 2:1 in order everyone of us and as a nation to reach a new horizon of understanding the life, in order to become “…all together in perfect unity…” Colossians 3:14.
Then we can surely expect prosperity, our house will stand firmly as on a rock. Our national achievements will be result of our open minds and hearts toward our God, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, result of His mercy towards us Macedonians, His goodness and everlasting love.