There was a major flood after the hurricane that hit Louisiana. What was the number one shortage then? Although there was water every where, people were short on water, because there was no clean water. That is how satan works. To flood out the truth and to flood out true knowledge, he filled the whole world with different teachings and denominations, so that the clean water is hidden and flooded. Who truly knows God today? What does it mean to know God’s word, to know the Cross?
Once we have died for this world, we have been crucified for ALL idols and all things of this world, and have been born again a NEW creature, pure and free. “And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.” (Galations 5:24) YET there is still a warning for those that have been born again to KEEP yourselves from idols. “Little children, keep yourselves from idols.” (1 John 5:21) It is a question about distractions! If ANYTHING other than God consumes you or distracts you, that is an idol!
When Christ came here, He was perfect because He was the Son of God, but yet He completed His mission and did not relent until it was completely Finished. His last words on the Cross were, “It is Finished.” This perfection needed to be completed, to be perfected. The perfection is in the Cross, in the Lamb of God, all other sacrifices are not perfect. This is the basis of our faith. It is perfect and nothing needs to be added to it. The words that we have heard about being crucified and resurrected on the cross – is a perfect message for any one of us to be perfected all the way to the end. Those who are holy should be sanctified. Those who are perfect need to be perfected and grow in this perfection. We all have received a perfect faith, a faith that works, but we must complete it until the end, so that this faith is visible in our actions, in power, and boldness. We have been called to be perfect!