Looking Inward & Outward (With the goggle of Faith) – Part 15
1. A believer can have giftings like the Corinthian saints did, can be multi-talented and charismatic, can be an inspiration to many, can become popular and then be tempted to equate all these with the growth, walk or stature that the New Testament has to offer his soul. If God can’t instruct him to sit down and learn Christ or to shut down his platform and learn what would lead to the exploit Daniel prophesied about, then He is and would remain carnal (1Cor. 1:7/Eph. 4:20-24/Dan. 11:32).
2. The devil doesn’t have what it takes to limit any believer from becoming all that God has called him to be; from being exactly like Christ Jesus! He only thrives on our seasonal ignorance of God’s ways and thoughts, which has been declassified in the epistles. He celebrates our not being sheepish enough to follow God’s own Shepherds and he feeds fat on our plastic assumptions of this reality (Jer. 23:3-4).
3. As needful as academic light is, it is limited to rewarding men for proffering earthly solutions to problems created by a high but fallen angel from heaven, who is still occupying man’s heaven (Eph. 2:2b/6:12/Rev. 12:7). It is as limited as giving men fishes which won’t enable them grow above their problem, or above their soul state. Christ’s Faith was therefore designed before time, to raise men to become fishers who would fish men (believers) from the waters of limitation or of sin and death; which makes it the highest profession for the soul (Heb. 3:1/10:23).
4. Without holiness, no man can see God. Without being sanctified by the faith commandments in Christ, and perfected (or consecrated) by love commandments in God, no man can see God. Without the doctrine of the Son and Father, no man can see God. Without coming through the separations of FAITH, HOPE, CHARITY, into the consecration of LOVE, no man can see God (Heb. 10:20/12:14/2Jn. 1:9)
5. It is easier but exceedingly less rewarding, to love and appreciate those who would return such gestures to you, but it will take the power in the gospel of Christ, to – like Christ Jesus – habitually do otherwise to those who can’t return such gestures to you. This power promises to land us in Christ; even as we journey from faith through hope unto Charity (Lk. 6:32-35/1Cor. 13:13).
6. The Faith of the Son of God is designed and destined to become more popular than the word of (milk) Faith message was. It would be fought from within the Church—but would end up being preached upon housetops. It would also have its own martyrs and ultimately usher in the last move of God (Love) (Acts 26:18e, Matt. 10:27, 1Jn. 4:12-16).
7. It’s one thing for God (over some time) to change the initial plan, course and grip that a believer has over his life, and then bring him to a place where he is no longer in control of his life, and it’s another thing for him to be at rest concerning not being in control. Then would we truly validate that we trust in God and in His dealings to make us sons, and thereby would we cease from our works (Heb. 4:10).
8. The same way some African leaders over the decades, laboured to institutionalize corruption in their nations, is the same way the Lord is raising servants of righteousness who would labour and build the saints in the Faith of the New Testament; even until they find their way into God.
9. After entrance into the kingdom has been administered to a believer, he becomes a sanctified child whose sins are remitted or forgiven (Acts 26:18d/Eph. 1:7/1Jn. 2:12); even through the revelations of Christ’s Faith (Matt. 16:16b/Acts 26:18e/Heb. 5:9a). However, he still needs to learn and obey what Christ Jesus learnt over His last 3 years; which made Him become the Son of God/Love (Matt. 16:16c/Eph. 4:13b/Col. 2:9/5:9b)
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