Looking Inward & Outward (With the goggle of Faith) – Part 5
1. When an unbeliever or a carnal believer treats us in ways that come natural to them, we are meant to also respond to them in a way ‘natural’ to us and thereby show our conformity to Christ – except we haven’t really been conformed to Him (1Cor. 13:4-7, 2Pet. 1:5-7).
2. Any definition of manifestation of the sons of God that can’t start and end in meekness and lowliness, is of no profit to the souls of those promoting it or to their audience (Eph. 4:1-2).
3. Before the Lord can take control of our lives, He has to lead us through seasons where He can expose our unknown fears, and also teach us how to deal with the fear of fighting what the world calls our life; fears that govern most of our decisions and indecisions (Heb. 2:15/1Tim. 6:12)
4. When we start keeping our eyes on the Lord and on His commandments, we would face reactions from hell: from the world: from the spirit of the antichrist and ultimately from the devil.
5. The devil has two potent weapons that can stop our migration into light: darkness within and without, and without an understanding of what the epistles (commandments) of Faith and Love say concerning it, we would remain strangers to Christ’s liberty (Ps. 18:28, Acts 26:18b).
6. When the Lord puts his investments (pearls of truth) in us, we are to guard them jealously. That would determine what open doors in the natural we can or cannot access! Such investment would keep calling for more spiritual investments from us until we realise that the Lord actually prefers above all other things, to give His revelations to those He loves!
7. Parents have something in common with their biological children that they don’t have with others, so also does God have something in common with believers whose souls have gone through the birth process of water and the Spirit (Jn. 3:5, 1Pet. 1:22). He has something in common with Christ Jesus; even those who are born or being (of truth) in their souls. (Jam. 1:18/Rev. 14:12)
8. One curriculum that can’t be swept under the carpet while journeying to acknowledge Christ, is what previously made us carnal (i.e. this world), and it takes some quality time/decade(s) of consistently learning Christ, for us to discern and overcome it. (Col. 2:2).
9. Tell believers to hop around countries every year in order to close biz deals, and they would have no problem with that. But tell them to sit to be taught and instructed in righteousness – so they can be empowered to live unlike hustlers, and they would give you anointed excuses (Matt. 6:33, Lk. 14: 16-20).
10. When God can’t lead those meant to enter into His rest, in seemingly strange ways like He led the Patriarchs and few in the early Church, they are simply saying to Him that the eternal blessing that accompanies such leading is irrelevant, and are thereby mortgaging their inheritance of Faith in Christ Jesus (Acts 26:18e/20:32.