“Who is in you?” by Rev Samuel Mametsa, Sunday Service, the 20th January 2013

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You need to ask yourself the question: “who is in you?” If you don’t know who is in you will fail to know the power of God that is in you. It is important for you to understand who is in you. It is a problem when you don’t know who is in you. If you do understand who is in you then you will serve this God very well and you will praise this God very well. If you do understand who is in you then you will listen to Him and once you listen to Him you will do what He wants you to do. It is important for you to understand who is in you.

f there is somebody in you, what is His function in you? What must He do in your life?

Scripture reading: 1 John 4:4-7 “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. 6 We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. Knowing God Through Love (cf. John 3:16) 7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.” NKJV.

This book was written by John, a man who loved God very much. He says you are of God. So who is of God? You are already in God. You are different from the people of this world, you are of God. You are already in the books of God. John is trying to tell us something here. You are of God. God chose you.

No matter the situation, you are of God. You are not conformed to this world. You must draw a distinction. If you are of God, what can do what to you? Nothing.

John says and have overcome them, which means that those in God overcome. This means that you are more than a conqueror in Christ. The people in this world can’t do anything to you.

The bible says you He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

There is something less than the greater. Something “greater” is something big, meaning there are smaller, medium and greater things. This means that great is bigger than all.  The bible says He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. This means that because of God there is something big that has been put in you. Because you are in God there is bigger thing that is in you. That is why He says He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. Greater is the one in you, not you. Not you but the one in you.

He says He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world, not greater is you. If it is you, you will become proud. There would be boasting. He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. You are not the greater one. The one who is greater is the one in you.

What does this mean? John says He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

The one in you, the inner you must serve God by using your body. It is not you who will serve God but the one in you. The devil cannot attack the inner you, he attacks the carrier of the inner part. That is why the spirit is willing but the flesh fails. The spirit was created “to will” but the flesh, which lacks power, is the one that betrays the spirit. This means you can conquer anything. No matter what the witches and wizards are doing the inner you, has been empowered to prevail. Which is why the bible says we are more than a conquerors. The bible says we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us Rom 8:37, NKJV.

The bible says the people of the world do the things of the world. Because you are different, you do as the spirit tells you. If the spirit tells you of the above you have to do as the spirit tells you and therefore you will differ from the people of this world.

When the people of the world go this way, you will go that way.

John repeats again and says 6 We are of God. He who knows God hears us; they will know you because of the inner spirit. Christians must know each other. If they don’t know each other then somebody is lying. John says we are of God and he who comes from God knows us. A Christian must no confuse us and must click with us. The bible says that those who know God know us.

The bible says because we are of God

1 John 4:6 “By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.”  NKJV.

If there is somebody in you , He is the one who will determine the truth and also determine the wrong. That is why the bible says that the false prophet has been defeated. Why? Because of the one in us. Not because of the power in us, we have never had the power to defeat them. The one in us is the one who will determine what is true and what is false. That is why the bible says we have defeated the false prophet because of the spirit which is in us.

It is the one in us who helps us to discern between right and wrong therefore we are not supposed to fall into the traps of the devil because of the spirit in us.

1 John 4:6 “7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.” NKJV.

If you don’t have love for others, it means that the spirit that is in you has been quenched because it is the spirit in you who will stir up love and you won’t have hatred. The one that is in you doesn’t know hatred. The spirit that is in you knows that He has been brought to you to love.

God is love. He that loves is of God. How can you serve the God of love when you don’t have love. When we say we serve God were must be full of love, we must be baptised in love. Don’t hate people, don’t kill people. Let tell you about hatred. God can use an ordinary person to be your angel and you find that you hate that person. Sometimes God can use an individual to bring your blessings and use a person who is not well off, and you continue to despise that person because of the low class of that person. You will continue to despise that person not knowing that that person is carrying your blessings. The word of God is encouraging us to love all. Whether the person is a Christian or not a Christian.

You don’t know how that person can be used by God. Imagine there is somebody that you don’t talk to and God touches that person and says I want you to become a prophet and he comes to church and repents. He comes to church and repents. Will you start to talk to the person in church?

Why can’t we see that I hate this person and then change from that kind of lifestyle? There are people who pretend to love. They will laugh with you. The love God is talking about is not the visible love; it must come from your heart. When it comes from your heart, it will be visible to the person you are directing the love to.

You can’t lie to people. The bible says the ones who know God will know the other Christians. Some of the people will be able to discern that you are pretending to love them.

1 John 4:6 “7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.” NKJV the opposite is the truth. Those who don’t love are born of the devil.

What I have seen is that people don’t want to be called they are of the devil, even if what they are doing is not of God. The trouble comes, when you fail to repent. If you know that I am not of God, then you will start to repent now.

Our lives are sometimes wrong. Sometime ago I was at the graveyard and I asked the people “Let me see all the people who are members of a burial society”, nobody raised hands, “…or who is contributing to a burial society?”, nobody raised their hands, “…is there anybody who is not a member of a burial society?” Still nobody raised their hands. They just responded and said “Pastor, we are members.”

People want to be buried but the devil will make them forget that they don’t have a burial society for their spirit. Even if you are buried in a R20 million rands casket, the worms will still get you. The question is “Where is your spirit going?” the inner you is not made for the grave, he is not meant to be buried.

You hear “he or she was buried well” “Yes we saw it” but we have not seen the burial of the spirit.  Go and check that expensive casket after six months and see what is there. It is in tatters, why? God doesn’t care about your body. That is why John says there is someone in you, the one who listens very much to God. If God takes him out, we will just see you drop down to die.

Make sure that you take care of where your spirit will go when you die, don’t worry about what will happen to your body.  Even if you die and they don’t bury you, they won’t find anything after 6 months. They will see bones. The worms will eat the flesh. After about 2 years the bones will be mixed with the soil. This means the important part of you is the inner you. Make sure you pay the society for your spirit.

The bible warns that greater is the one in you. Get the one in you a greater burial society. When you pay for your society you must tell them “this money is for the body, this one is for the spirit.” This won’t help; you must say “I want to join the society of heaven. I want the inner one in me to know you God.” Come to Jesus. “I want to be your child Jesus.”

1 John 4:4, NKJV  “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” but not you. He who is in you.

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