On September 14th, at 5pm, 80 pastors and their families, more than the expected number of 28 attended the <Christian Leaders’ Forum> held in Charlotte. The lecturer, Pastor Min Cheol Lim spoke about the 10 spies sent to the land of Canaan and asked, “Everyone, how do you view the church?” Then he said two things, “Everyone wants to serve God well and live a blessed life but in order to do that our hearts need to be connected to God and become one,” and “You may view the saints with your eyes or view the saints with God’s eyes. You may also view your country, church and unbelievers with your own eyes. On the other hand, you can view this earth through God’s eyes.” The church pastor couples were challenged by Pastor Lim’s message and paid careful attention to the Words. “Why can’t people be connected with God’s heart? People have the heart to live more sincerely, live a little more nicely, and become a better person but such heart actually push us further away from God.”
On the other hand, in the Scriptures, people saw the daughter of Jairo and said she was dead but Jesus said she was ‘sleeping.’ People who cannot accept the heart of Jesus live their lives judging everything through their eyes. On the other hand, when the 12 spies were sent out to the land of Canaan, there was the land of Canaan, giants, and themselves that they saw and talked about, but Joshua and Caleb saw with the eyes of God so their hearts were different from others. “In Romans chapter 3, God said ‘Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar.’ Try calling the pastor beside you ‘a liar.’ Are you truthful people or are you liars? People acknowledge themselves according to their heart to want to be truthful so people who seem diligent and truthful are established in church but actually, liars are doing good deeds and trying to serve God. Therefore, many churches are losing strength!” Pastor Min Cheol Lee said, ‘We are all liars so no human being should be established or relied on in the church,’ emphasizing that only Jesus should be established and looked towards.