To show Christ is to humble our heart; not to take the wrong outlook, but to love Jesus. Christ is seen in the sufferings of you. He’s seen in the sufferings and the heartaches, the woes; not fighting back; not finding fault; but, when the tears drip off your cheek and you look back, and you hold out your hand and say, “Go ahead, use the hammer, it’s all right. I love Him and He loves me. God bless you, I’m praying for you. I want to see God help you, but if I can be Jesus for you, and if I can be a sacrifice for you, if I can go to Calvary for you, go ahead and nail the nails in.” Now that’s Jesus. That’s Jesus! When you’re torn to bits and there’s no restitution, so far as your own satisfaction, no rehabilitation, no way to come out, and you just swallow down, you just look away to Calvary and say, “Lord, I’m hurt, I’m bruised and torn, and God, I’m going to pieces, but Jesus, no matter what happens to me, my heart, my life, my every desire is in your hands. Jesus, just do whatever You want to do.” Do you know what happens then? God sees Christ! He might be sitting down on that big, beautiful throne in heaven, so to speak, and He’s there, but all of a sudden, He sees Christ, and spontaneously, He rises from off of the great throne. He just automatically does it. He rises! He can’t stay there. There’s something that grips Him without realizing, so to speak, and He automatically rises up when He sees Christ in your life and the sufferings of Christ.
You say, “Brother Pike, how can I do this?” You can do it by loving the Lord thy God with all of thy heart, with all of thy soul, all of thy strength, and loving your neighbor as thyself. God is love. If you can’t love with all of your heart, then you just don’t have the goods, that’s all. You’ve got to love under all conditions. Love with all of your heart no matter what anybody does. You’ve got to love them.
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. I Corinthian 14
By Rev. George Leon Pike Sr.
Founder and first President of Jesus Christ’s Eternal Kingdom of Abundant Life, Inc.
Holiness Unto The Lord