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A ROOM for GOD?

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A ROOM FOR GOD?

July 12, 2016 (Tuesday)

[Taken from Late Morning (10:30-12:30nn) Service sermon entitled POWER OF CHANGE delivered by Ps. Ana Karen Perez]

A man had a two-story house.

One day he heard a knocking, he opened the door and found Jesus.

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And so he invited Him in to live in his house.

He gave him a room in the top floor.

No minding each other Lord. You stay there in the top floor, I stay here below. As long as you are in my house. BUT stay and stay put there at the top floor, Lord.

[Walang pakialaman bahay ko ito. Diyan ka sa taas, dito ako sa baba. Basta nandito ka sa bahay ko. PERO hanggang diyan ka lang Lord sa itaas.]

And  so at nightfall as the man was sleeping, he heard a pounding on the door. He opened the door and the devil barged in. (Sinunggaban siya ng Dyablo) He had a terrible fight trying to resist the devil and his temptation, yelling out for help all the time.

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But eventually he managed to throw the devil out.

So in the morning, he asked the Lord, “Why didn’t you help me last night Lord? Couldn’t you hear me calling for help?”

Jesus said, “The problem is you’ve got this whole big house to yourself and I’ve got only one room”.

In all of this big house, you just entrusted me ONE room while you had all the rest. You placed me on top, no minding each other you said. And so I didn’t mind you when you needed help. That was your space.

[“Sa buong bahay isa lang na kwarto and nakalaan sa Diyos. Nilagay mo ako sa ituktok, WALANG PAKIALAMAN sabe mo. Ede hindi kita pinakialaman.” Sabe ni Hesus]

“Ahh! I see your point Lord. Now you can have the whole floor, top floor and the main floor BUT the bottom (basement) is mine”, said the man.

Those things that are not seen by others. Your small simple and hidden things.

[Yung hindi nakikita]

And  so at nightfall as the man was sleeping, he heard a pounding on the door. He opened the door and the devil barged in AGAIN. (Sinunggaban ulit siya ng Dyablo) He had a terrible fight trying to resist the devil and his temptation, yelling out for help all the time ALL THE TIME.

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No help came still. But eventually he managed to throw the devil out.

He was able to drive away the devil but because he still had things hidden from God, God couldn’t help him. Thought he has able to throw away the enemy, he kept coming back. He became a REGULAR visitor with the same tactics and antics as he did the first time he barged. Temptation and Sin.

[Napapalayas pero bumabalik, REGULAR]

So in the morning, he asked the Lord, “Why didn’t you help me last night Lord? Couldn’t you hear me calling for help?”

Jesus said, “The problem is I have the top floor and the main floor but you still have the bottom floor”.

Though he surrendered most of his house to the Lord, he still left something out. And in that something, the man’s will still prevailed over God’s.

[Ikaw parin ang nasusunod]

“Ahh! I see what you mean”, the man said.  “Now you can have the WHOLE HOUSE, from top to bottom is YOURS.”

Not until we surrender what we hold dear, until we still leave something for ourselves, even if that’s just a small thing, until we still have the lead of things in our lives, the enemy will keep coming back for more.

[Hanggat ikaw ay may hinahawakan, hanggang tinitira ka pa sayo, kahit maliit na bagay lang, hanggat ikaw ang nasusunod ay may bumabalik, bumabalik and Dyablo]

After that, the man was asleep. Then there was a pounding at the door again.

This time Jesus went to the door, opened it wide and stood at the doorway. And the devil looked at Him. The devil said, “I’m sorry but I think I knocked on the wrong door.”

When we let Jesus take the lead, we no longer need to face the devil in his temptation because Jesus will stand on the gap and fight the enemy Himself.

1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!

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