|2:1||For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;|
|2:2||That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;|
|2:3||In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.|
|2:4||And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.|
|2:5||For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.|
|2:6||As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:|
|2:7||Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.|
[Introduction] It is very nice to meet you all. Every time we join Missionary Kim in the evangelization field, we receive great grace. Today we worship with the believers of Yewon Church in Korea. What does VIP mean? It means a very important person. The beginning of the walk of faith is to confess that I became a very precious person for I received salvation by believing in Jesus even though I was nothing before. Then what does MVP mean? It means a most valuable player and the award is an honor bestowed upon the best-performing player in an entire league of the year. Dear believers, it is important to have the resolution that I will win MVP award before God as a spiritual VIP for all of you—those who participating in the camp, believers of Yewon Church, those who have mission, and those who received salvation. You will become MVP when you begin to live the life of the Gospel being imprinted. I bless you in the name of the Lord that you would enjoy the blessings of the Gospel imprinted life and have the evidence of Kenya and Africa evangelization.
1. Experiencing God's Secret, the Christ
“For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” The book of Colossians is the letter that Apostle Paul wrote to the Colossian church. When we realize that Jesus is my Christ, we come to know that everything is in Christ. Every problems are not physical but spiritual. I want you to listen to this message carefully and make it your own. What is seen to eyes is not all. Likewise, we will perish rather than succeed if we don’t resolve the fundamental problem which is unseen; it is because humans are spiritual beings. Then what is the most important thing before we succeed? We must first resolve the spiritual problem and the problem of Satan. We can be emancipated from sin and escape from the curses when we believe in Jesus. It is God’s secret. Unbelievers don’t know the secret. All nations make idols and practice idolatry. However, such idols and mysticism cannot solve the problems. May the main theme of this camp be imprinted in your nature. The thing that is incorrect must be removed as soon as possible. A new imprint must be begun before God through the camp and training. Colossians 3:11 says Jesus Christ is all. Also Apostle Paul confesses the same in Ephesians 3:19. All of the answers are in Him. I bless you in the name of the Lord that you would receive this answer.
2. Christ's Disciple Who is Trained
Colossians 2:6-7 reads, “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” Apostle Paul is mentioning what spiritual attitude we must have after we accept Jesus Christ as the Lord of our life. He said to the believers of the Colossian church, “You accepted Jesus as your Lord. So now you have to change your life out of the worldly value you were dominated in the past.” We must be rooted in Christ, built in Him and taught in the faith. We also must be established in Him. Don’t be just a churchgoer. Stand with faith and be guided well in the church. Salvation is God’s grace. Spiritual growth and the growth in faith depends on how proactively you receive and eat spiritual food. May all the believers who are here hold onto the Covenantal consuming passion for Kenya’s non-believers and preach them the Gospel by knowing the importance of the Gospel. I bless you in the name of the Lord that you would be the true disciples of Christ who raise the spiritual movement.
[Conclusion] Ju-yung Chung, the founder of Hyundai group, used to say, “Hey, have you ever even tried?” Korea is a small country. Kenya is big and the weather is fine. But why is Kenya poor? The coastline of Korea is so much indented and new land is created by the land reclamation. He carried out this project. Due to the strong current of the sea, it was very difficult. So he used a decommissioned oil tanker as a cofferdam. When he gave this idea, many experts opposed to him. At that time he asked, “Hey, have you ever even tried? Why do you say no without trying anything?” Also, Kun-hee Lee, the president of Samsung, said this. “Change everything except your wife and children.” It means you must break down the fixed idea. The Galaxy S series leads the world market of smartphone competing with iPhone based on the idea. As 3 John 1:2 says, most of all, it is very important to have the right relationship with God. I bless you in the name of the Lord that you would receive the blessings of Africa evangelization.