I would like you to come with me as we now begin to examine what are the Guideposts that helped and held the Patriarchs, the Elders, the men that have embraced this same faith that you and I are embracing today. What are the Guideposts that kept them? What are the issues they obeyed? What are the words that God taught them that kept their lives the way it was kept. And what gave them the victory that they had over the devil, over sin, over the flesh and over the world system?
God is calling you into a fellowship and these Guideposts, these instructions that the Lord passed on to our Elders, that the Lord passed on to men of the earlier generation of believers and that God has continued to pass on to anybody that would hereafter believe, they are the issues that would make you to also have fellowship …when they say with us, that us includes all the Apostles, all the Patriarchs, all the Elders, all the martyrs of the faith. It includes all those that have served God in one capacity or the other and who have gone to heaven to rest waiting for the rest of us to join them.
Now one of the reasons that we need to pay attention to these Guideposts is because the fellowship unto which God is calling us – and truly that fellowship is with the Father and with the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, that fellowship is with all the believers all over the ages, all over the world; regardless of their tongue, regardless of their culture, regardless of their upbringing and regardless of their civilisation. This means that the truth that God has presented to us is timeless truth, its truth that cannot be localised: it is not affected by our culture or by our upbringing.
1Jn 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
It says – This then is the message which we have heard of Him. Now, this issue weighs heavily on my heart. If you say you are in the light and you walk in the light then we have fellowship with the Father? Are you truly in fellowship with Him? When you come under the light of His Word, His blood cleanses us from all sin, His blood makes us right with Him. I am asking you – Are you in the light or are you walking in darkness?
This is the message that we heard from Him from the beginning. The Guidepost we are dealing with is the Message that does not allow darkness, that does not allow any shadow, that does not allow any cover-up! This is the Message that will take you to heaven.
If as we are listening to the Word of God here today you discover that your life is not straightforward, the contract you are doing is not straightforward, your relationship with your wife is not correct, why dont you bow down and repent right now? I dont want you to go about with the false hope that you are in fellowship: You are NOT in fellowship with our Father! In this regard, I do not know who your father is.
Bow your head right now and say – Jesus, dont let me run in vain, dont let me deceive men, dont let men deceive me! Bring me into light, bring my life into light, bring my activity into light, no more will I walk in darkness.
Bow your head. Surrender every darkness, bring it to the limelight of the Word of God and God will use the blood of Jesus to cleanse you from every sin.