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Title
   God Fulfills    
Speaker
   Rev. Jaerock Lee
Bible
   John14:12-14
Date
   2007-11-18



Scripture Reading

John 14:12-14

"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it."

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Today we are celebrating a blessed thanksgiving Sunday.

Let's give all thanks and glory to our Father God who has given us the desires of our hearts and blessed us to bear good fruits.

Also, I give thanks to those of you who have decorated the altar beautifully and those of you who have given the special offerings for this.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

If you look back at and see your past life, you can find how much our God has given us the desires of the hearts.

Just as our Jesus said in Verse 14, "If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it," He has done many works.

If your prayers are proper in the sight of God, He will surely answer your prayers when you ask with faith in the name of Jesus Christ.

He will accomplish not only your personal desires but also the church's prayer topics.

The goals and desires of the church's prayer topics may seem vague or difficult to grasp, like a strong mist.

But when you believed in the almighty God and asked in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, our Father God listened to our prayers and answered in measures that were in overflowing measure.

He said in Mark 11:24, "Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you."

The measure of God's answers is different for each one according to how much he trusts God and the strength of his faith.

Through this message, I wish for you to learn the secrets in which God works for the desires of your hearts.

Thus, may all of you receive even more answers and blessings and glorify God, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I pray!!!

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

In Verse 12 Jesus said, "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father."

As written here, the same signs and wonders that our Lord Jesus had done took have taken place at our church.

Many people were healed of various diseases and many who were blind came to see.

The deaf came to hear and the mute to speak.

Those who had not been able to walk by themselves threw away their crutches and stood up from wheelchairs, and then jumped up and walked.

And you have experienced many kinds of wonders. The temperature one day this year dropped more than 10 degrees from the surrounding area and the direction of a typhoon was instantly changed through prayers.

All these are the fruits our God has let us bear when we believe in the almighty God and asked Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

As we have prayed to Him, Our God has accomplished the special duties that were given assigned to us to do.

Only by the grace and work of our Father God, has a small church that started with 13 members 25 years ago, been able to grow up to have 7,000 branch churches.

And we have been able to hold 12 great crusades, and actively accomplish the world mission through GCN and the book and newsletter ministry only because our Father God works among us.

It is the same with the opening of the mission trip to Israel that we have prayed for since the founding of the church.

God Himself prepared those who would help us, and let them have the fellowship with us.

Thus, God has guided us in His ways, and reaped the fruits one by one that He wishes to gain in Israel at the end time of the world.

Jeremiah 33:2 refers to our Father God as "the LORD who made it, and the LORD who formed it to establish it."

I wish for you all to meet and experience "the God who formed everything to establish it".

He wishes for you not to live a life of pain in midst of the fleshly limitation, but instead, to enjoy the right of the children of God and lead happy lives.

You don't have to try to solve your problems or accomplish your desires because our Almighty Father God will solve them and work for them for you.

Thus, I wish for you to fully enjoy the right of the children of the God who created the earth and formed it to establish it.

What then will you have to do in order for our God to personally accomplish your works?

First of all, you have to ask God by faith without change.

The faithfulness of God awakens us that He never forsakes your faith and righteousness, but necessarily answers you in His justice and love.

Our God has no blemish, spot or speck at all.

So, He always answers you according to your faith only if you have not asked for something with a wrong motive.

As much as you have accomplished the righteousness of heart and possessed perfect faith, our Father God answers you in His exact justice and love, and this causes us to call Him "The Faithful One."

Many verses of the Bible confirm the faithfulness of our God.

No matter how impossible it seems with your human thought, when you unchangingly trust and rely on God, He will make the impossible possible.

It seemed impossible for Abraham to have a child at the age of 100.

So, why did our God make it possible for Abraham?

The first reason is because Abraham accomplished the proper righteousness of heart in the sight of God.

The next reason is because Abraham unchangingly believed the promises of God and showed his faith for a long time.

God promised Abraham that he would gain as many descendants as stars in the sky when he was 75 years old.

After 10 and then 20 years had passed, the time had come that he and his wife Sarah could not have a baby anymore. But his faith did not become weak nor did he doubt God's promise.

God saw his unchanging faith and righteousness, and gave him a son.

Thus, God has made possible the things that seemed impossible in order to faithfully keep His promises, and these works are recorded in the Bible.

Not only in the Bible but also many of you have met and experienced the faithful God.

The first half of 2 Chronicles 16:9 says, "For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His."

Our Father God is so faithful that He never forsakes anyone who believes and relies on Him.

How eagerly have you asked the Faithful God?

God tells neither a lie nor regrets, so the fruit of His answers is different according to the sincerity of our prayers.

If your faith has not become weak or shaken despite the long years, you can receive perfect fruit of God's answers.

But, if your faith becomes weak or is shaken, though God is faithful, you cannot receive that complete fruit.

If your faith does not sway, even if the answers are later than expected, and the situation seems to go in the opposite direction, God will surely answer you.

It is because God is so faithful.

And it is also because it is the justice and love of God to answer His children who steadfastly show their faith without their faith swaying under any circumstances.

For you to let God answer you, you should not only possess the unchanging and steadfast faith, but also accomplish the righteousness of heart.

If you have something by which you can be accused according to the word of God because you have failed to accomplish the righteousness of heart, you will not be able to take courage before God.

You surely believe in the almighty God who can do anything for you, but still doubt whether He will perform His power for you.

1 John 3:21-22 say, "Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight."

Therefore, may you accomplish the righteousness of heart and unchangingly pray to God with faith so that you can receive perfect answers from the faithful God, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I pray!

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

In order for God to accomplish your works, secondly, you have to realize how much our God loves those who glorify Him in His name.

You parents, which child is the loveliest to you and through which child do you take greater delight?

Of course, parents love all the children, but some of them are lovelier and more pleasing to them.

If your children do not listen to your words but make mistakes and errors, you will feel distressed because of them.

Some children are peacefully and quietly self-absorbed children.

But, if you do not ask such a child to help you with your work, they will not help you, but only concentrate on the things that they are doing.

They will not cause you grief but also they will fail to please you.

But some others voluntarily help you even if you do not ask them to do it.

They will willingly find something to do that is pleasing to you and do it properly in accordance with your will.

How pleased you are with them and how lovely they are to you!

If those children try to accomplish something, you will surely and actively support the child.

It is the same between our Father God and us, His children.

If you are thankful for the grace of salvation but only barely tries to keep the faith, the grace that is given you is at most as much as that.

But if you are not only grateful for the grace of God but also try your best to accomplish works with which you can glorify God, He will accept your heart joyfully.

Then, He will help you do the works that will glorify Him and He will let His grace and strength pour down on you.

Our Father God considers you as beloved and joyfully accepts the following hearts:

When you receive any kind of duty and try your best to fulfill it and bear good fruits to glorify God;

when you have been assigned a specified duty and try to pay back the grace of God by evangelizing as many souls as you can;

when you prayerfully mediate on by what kind of works you can magnify God and diligently search for and do His works in the guidance of the Holy Spirit;

when spread out the fragrance of Christ at your works and enlarge your business by faith not for your own benefits but to give glory to God and strengthen the church.

When you do these, God will pour down on you wisdom and strength and cause everything to work for the good for you by even moving the hearts of gentiles (non-believers).

Finally He will let you bear good fruits sufficient to glorify God.

If you give glory to God that way, He will rejoice and repay you with glory.

Jesus said in John 13:32, "if God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him immediately."

Many of you seem to fulfill your duties for God's glory, but fail to bear perfect fruits.

It is because within your heart are not only a desire to glorify God but also a desire to seek your own benefits.

In other words, some of you seem to do your duties in the name of our God, our Lord, and the shepherd and the church, but from a corner of your heart you desire that your name will also shine.

You rely on your wisdom and experiences rather than the wisdom and strength given by God to the extent that you have a selfish desire, and then you cannot bear perfect fruit that much.

According to this word of God, how much have you glorified God and pleased Him?

I give heartfelt thanks to all of you who have glorified God in many aspects.

If you feel you have not been faithful in your duties, you need to renew your heart and to gain more favor from God.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Thirdly, you have to be willing to obey God so that God can accomplish your works.

In Matthew 17:27 Jesus said to Peter, "However, so that we do not offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me."

Peter believed that the things would happen just the way Jesus had told him, but if he had not gone to the sea, nothing would have happened.

It is said in James 2:22, "You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected."

Because Peter believed Jesus and went to the sea with the deed of obedience to Jesus, God had prepared a fish that had a shekel and let it caught by Peter.

This is the same with all the works that happened by faith.

When the people of God ask Him for something, He will send out His command to fulfill it.

And if you obey His command, everything will be successfully accomplished in the wisdom and ways of God.

God gives His commands to each one according to his level of faith.

He does not command a person of little faith to do what seems impossible for him.

So, when you obey a little command of God, a little greater faith is given you and then you can obey greater commands of God next time.

The manifestations of great and amazing works of God that are beyond imagination have been made possible because you have obeyed since the founding of the church and your faith has increasingly grown.

This is true of each one's faith.

Isaiah 1:19 says, "If you consent and obey, You will eat the best of the land."

Our Father God seldom appears to you nor commands you to do something special in a vision. But He has already told you many things in the Bible – do's, don'ts, Keeps, and Throw-away's.

If you willingly obey God's word, your spirit will prosper.

Then, God will be always with you in everything you do so that you will be successful in every affair.

I want all of you to bear this in mind and to obey the commands of God, little or big, so that God can fulfill greater things through you.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ

Today I have delivered the message titled with "God Fulfills" in commemoration of this Thanksgiving Sunday.

I have testified to three secrets through which our God who has boundless wisdom and strength can work for your desires of heart.

First of all, you have to ask the faithful God by faith unchangingly.

Next, you have to find how much God loves His children who glorify Him in His name, and lastly, you have to be willing to obey Him.

Jesus said in John 6:29, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent."

How blessed and amazing it is that God Himself fulfills our works when we purely believe Him!

Also, the Holy Spirit dwells in you and always tells and teaches you what to do.

Therefore, I wish for you all to willingly obey the words of God and the voice and guidance of the Holy Spirit so that you can give more glory to our God in His name.

And may our God be glorified through that and return much more blessings and answers to you, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I pray!

Amen

 
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