October 16, 2019 –
The Law of Spiritual Proxy says the good you do for others is the good you do for God. The more good you do for others; the better you do for God. Jesus first stated the law of spiritual proxy when He said, “Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me” (Matthew 25:40).
Let’s face it; at times, we can be at best unkind and at worst cruel to each other. While Spiritual Paradigm II-A residents understand the rationale of God’s Master Strategy 2, they also experience difficulty in carrying it out. Sooner or later, the Saved non-Server discovers that the power of their former residence is active and wishes to draw them back into their old lifestyle. This dark power—our sinful nature— fights against the Light—God’s Spirit of the new paradigm.
The way to overcome this backward pull is to allow God to empower us to serve one another. Scripture instructs believers to “Consider one another to stir up love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24, NKJV). When Believers incite or stimulate one another to do good things, goodness abounds. The Bible says that Jesus went about doing good. People must see us as imitators of our Lord.
Jesus identifies himself with the neighbor in need. He considers an act of love for a neighbor is an act of love for Him. A show of genuine love is proof of our obedience and love of God. We evidence love by our deeds. Paul wrote, “And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time, we shall reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all men” (Galatians 6:9, 10).
Although all people were created equal in God’s sight, they were not all created equal in personalities. People are like fingerprints—there are no two alike. Each is unique and dealt with in unique ways. As we move closer to a walk with God, we turn our focus away from ourselves to use the unique gifts and talents He has given us to love and serve others.
Indeed, we cannot wait for our neighbor to love us so we can love him or her. Jesus said, “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For sinners love those who love them” (Luke 6:32).
The end game of life is to walk with God, which shows in your commitment to love Him and love your neighbor.
God’s Master Plan becomes amazingly clear when we view it from the heavenly welcome perspective.