With great anticipation, children of God in Kalimantan welcomes Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider and his entourage for a divine service in Palangkaraya on 22 November 2018. This was the first time ever a Chief Apostle visit Borneo island. Borneo is well known as a tourism destination. “But I didn’t intend to do some tourism here. I came to see what is really important to me: that’s you! My brothers and sisters. I just want to fulfill my mission as an Apostle of Jesus Christ” Chief Apostle underlined.
“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” With this bible text from Hebrews 4:12 Chief Apostle based his service.
“To be able to enter the eternal fellowship with God, we have to do God’s words. And in this bible word, God’s word is describe in the very complete and beautiful manner” Chief Apostle going to explains.
The word of God is the living one
That means that the word of God is the source of eternal life. The word of God provide us eternal life. The gospel of Jesus Christ is not an old story, it’s still valid until now. It’s the living word because it has to be preached by the Apostles who teach us how to live according to the gospel right now, in our situation.
The word of God is powerful
The word of God contains all the power of God. God has created the whole creation from His word. He didn’t need to do a great work and the great miracle very spectacular, just say one word. “With one word, He calms the storm. With one word, He heals the sick ones. With one word, He raise the death one.” said the Chief Apostle. “Those who listen to the word of God and believe in it can find comforts in the every situation. And we can experience it if we believe in it and if we do according to it.”
The word of God is sharp
The word of God is a very clear one. It’s sharp like a knife or sword, it cuts very well. And it makes a clear separation between what is good and what is not good. We are on the side of Jesus Christ whatever happen. We believe in the truth of the gospel, that’s the truth, nothing else. “We have to make clear decision, we follow Christ and we are obedient, even if our family and our fellow people do not agree with it.” Chief Apostle underlined.
The word of God is a piercing one
It means that the words of God penetrates deeply into our heart. God’s word is meant for our heart, deeply in our heart. We cannot grasp the meaning and the power of God’s word with our brain. Let us allow God’s work to go deeply in our life and all aspects of our life should be full of God’s words.
The word of God is a discern one.
God’s word goes in the depth of our heart and our thought. Peter believes that he knows himself better than Jesus did. And he did a great mistake, everything went wrong. Because he didn’t accept the advice of God. Also Ananias and Safira, they didn’t have the right motivation. They want it just to copy others who did the same, to be considered by the congregation. God looks our motivation not just our deeds.
We want to be saved and there is only one way to be saved: to do God’s word. The whole content of God’s word is God loves us, He wants us to be with Him. Let hear to God’s word and take it seriously. “Let us do it and we will be saved!” Chief Apostle motivates every one of us.