Looking Inward & Outward (With the goggle of Faith) – Part 10
1. Class matters! Stature matters! Status matters; both in this present world and in the world to come! So every man, knowingly or unknowingly, is either striving or hastening to attain the class, status or stature of this present world or of the world to come (1Cor. 15:40-41, 2Tim. 2:20, Mk. 8:36).
2. When the Lord wants to help you grow up spiritually, He can bring believers who aren’t willing to grow spiritually around you, and with His faith and love commandments, He expects you to keep loving them and thereby grow in grace.
3. One key goal of the Christian faith is to teach you to hate what you previously loved in ignorance (i.e the world ) so you can be empowered to love the one you never truly loved (i.e Jesus Christ) (1Pet. 2:25, 1Jn. 2:15-16, Gal. 5:16).
4. If you can give your children the inheritance called Faith, you have left much more than wealth for them! You have given them true riches without sorrow; even that which can purposefully manage wealth and enable us pass such a lagacy to coming generations (Heb. 11:8-9/Prov. 10:22).
5. You can anxiously get carnal things from God when you are carnally minded, but you can hardly do do or get spiritual things from the Lord when He is relating with you as unto spiritual; when He has changed your meal in the Spirit (Matt. 6:25/Phil. 4:6, 1Cor. 3:1-2).
6. After many years of professing faith, our spiritual walk should begin to be felt by the enemy and his cohorts. Otherwise, we might have used an adulterated, user-friendly version that conflicts with the one handed down by the Lord Jesus through His holy apostles (Jn. 14:30, Acts 19:15, 2Tim. 1:13).
7. Every believer that would shine as a superior light to John (the Baptist) must be a professional in using the light (Christ) that comes his way, to first of all judge darkness in himself and then witness same to others. As this circle continues, darkness within would be eradicated, and we can ultimately become judges who are like God; a god under God – like Christ once was (Ps. 18:28/Dan. 12:3/Ps. 82:1).
8. God would handsomely reward everyone who contributed to the winding down of this world; everyone who hastened the ushering in of God’s world by placing the right premium on the mysteries of Christ, of the Father and of God (Col. 2:2).
9. A true Christian is one who lives in Christ, and in whom Christ’s power is active. He desires nothing else but that which Christ within his soul desires. His Faith is the result of the direct perception of the truth, heard and understood by the inner sense as taught by the Holy Ghost. He would be persecuted by nominal Christians and must bear that cross – so said Jacob Bohme (1575 – 1624).
10. The “motivational message” was never a message for saints that were purchased by Jesus’s blood, because its emphasis never aligned with that of the epistles! It couldn’t discern or exalt the cross of Christ: it diluted the purity of the previous “word of faith movement”: it didn’t also address man’s nature problem because it couldn’t enlighten them about the life of the Son and Father and, therefore, left many believers more carnal (1Cor. 2:2/3:1-2/Gal. 6:14/1Jn. 5:11-12).
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