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December 19, 2019 (Thu)

Satan’s Thorn and God’s Grace

2 Corinthians 12:1~10 So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. (7) But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (9)

♬Hymn for scheduled worship: Korean/English Hymnal #214 Jesus, My Lord, to Thee I Cry (#349 in the previous version)

[Message Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ywdYES5zgY



Paul boasted of his weaknesses to others. He knew why God had given him a thorn in the flesh and a messenger of Satan to harass him. Paul realized that God wanted to give him tremendous grace. God changed the world through people like Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller, Fanny Crosby, and apostle Paul. Their harsh and difficult situations were not thorns from Satan, Instead, their circumstances were deemed as the great grace and works of God. You, too, are within His tremendous grace. Then, what is it that you must hold onto?

1. The Path to the Spiritual Summit
You are already the Spiritual Summit. That is why you must always remember your identity, only listen to God’s voice, view what God reveals, and go to the place where God leads you. That is why the covenant of “only Christ, only God’s Kingdom, and only Holy Spirit” must become your first priority. As you enjoy this covenant and experience The 62 Points of the Evangelist’s Life, you will be able to save the six billion people of this world who hear, see, and live apart from God.

2. The Missionary Who Changes the Imprints, Roots, and Nature of Others
You are a missionary who tells others how to change their imprints, what to become rooted in, and what nature is needed. First, you must enjoy then show your thanksgiving concerning your restored image of being imprinted with Christ. Afterward, true miracles will arise. In addition, show them the image of God's Kingdom being rooted and testify the works of true healing taking place. Furthermore, you will enjoy your nature of being filled with the Holy Spirit as you stand as a witness who has seen absolutely impossible works becoming absolutely possible within God’s grace.

3. The Future That God Will Give
When you go by possessing the future that God will give, you will make an important realization. First you will discover the “me that God made,” and hold onto the mystery of “only.” When you discover “my God-given things,” you will enjoy the answer of “uniqueness.” Afterward, you will discover “my God-given field,” and the answer of “recreation” will be revealed. While holding onto these answers, if you challenge toward the absolute impossibility with the Gospel(Covenant), the absolute possibility will be visible(Vision). Then, you will see God’s absolute plan(Dream), and absolute ability will be actualized(Image). Finally, the absolute goal of saving all souls will be accomplished(Practice).
[Prayer of the Evangelist] Dear God, I want to experience and enjoy Your great grace of making the absolute impossibility into the absolute possibility. Help me to stand as a missionary and witness who saves the field.

The 10th World Deaf Missions Conference / August 7, 2019

[Bible Reading] Genesis 16

[Gospel Memory Verse] 1 Corinthians 1:21
For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.