The following is another attempt to use the goggle of Faith to weigh and filter various thoughts from conversations under the sun, on another blessed day. Graceful reading…
- Not all believers have started to live in the sight of God. Not all are holding or being sustained in their souls by spiritually tangible substances of God’s revealed righteousness, like they have held unto things that perish with the use. Many are yet to give a right hand of fellowship to the Gospel of Christ, even via the tidings of His faith, and as such, are strangers to the grace of life – for living, and may end up joining other carnal believers in heaven who also didn’t really live while on earth. (Hos 6:2, Rom. 1:17, 1Tim. 6:12/19, Gal. 2:9, 1Pet. 3:7f)
- The Lord knows the best tailored location/work environment per season of our lives, that aligns with His plan to get us humble, to endue us with grace to live more supernaturally, and to thereby save our souls; and He knows which location aren’t. He also knows the gifts, graces and capacities that are better tailored for us to serve Him without losing focus of coming to the end of faith. He does everything with the salvation of our souls in mind, and therefore counseled us to always put on the helmet (mind) of salvation, so we can successfully think Christ and God, in and out of season (1Pet. 1:9, Eph. 6:17).
- It’s so comforting to know that believers, like David, can have unfruitful past chapters of life that they were/are ashamed of, even conversations written by their fleshy nature though not brought to public notice like David’s, but yet remain destined to make it to God’s throne. As long as a believer is willing to entertain the Lord’s chastening, even His rod and staff for a heart-shaking period of time, he can still finish strong by keeping the much needed appointment with His goodness and mercy, even with the Son and Father (Psa. 23:1-end, 89:3-4, 118:18, Heb. 12:5-11)
- When fighting thoughts and imaginations that emanate from the heights; from fallen spirits and rebel holders in high places, it’s most likely because your walk or warfare in the spirit is according to prophecy and is affecting the devil and his cohorts, and so they are reacting to your waiting on the Lord and want to stop your progress in the spirit. Then, you are at the mercy of continuing; of increasing your pace until you mount Zion, and abide under God (2Cor. 10:3-5, Heb. 12:1d, Isa. 33:6, 40:31).
- There are vain desires that can be born out of a believer’s zeal for the things or work of the Lord, usually in seasons when he is grossly ignorant of God’s righteousness. Such unsafe affection and motivation usually remain unknown to many including its carriers, until they explodes out of frustration of not being given or finding a platform to express it (Psa. 139:23-24, Rom. 10:2-3, Eph. 5:13, Col. 3:1-2).
- The warfare of the Christian faith is actually that of comprehension; that of exercising our inward eyes and ears, which are developed while learning Christ until we come to a place where we are made quick to see and judge as Christ once did at Jordan, and as He did as a full blown Son of God. The degree to which we have gained this mastery, is the degree to which we have laboured to inherit the prophetic nature of the New Testament, or the degree to which we have ceased from our works and are pressed into God’s rest (Eph. 3:17-18, Isa. 11:2-3, Jn. 5:19/30, Matt. 5:48, Eph. 3:17-19, Col 2:2, Heb. 4:10-11).
- Our ears must gradually develop a do-not-disturb “hearing barring” feature overtime, until we stop entertaining the whispering of the devil, so we can entertain more of the speaking of the Lord, and gradually hear Him much better and clearer. When we become so deaf to the devil’s quest for attention and audience, we would become so keen to the voice and commandments of the Lord and begin to live perhaps 70% differently (Psa. 62:11, Pro. 20:12, Isa. 50:4-5)
- There are thoughts that emerge in us, which are born out of the formations in us that are contrary to Christ, and, as such, are in opposition to our obeying Christ or being established in His life. Such thoughts are inspired and empowered by the nature of sin in us, so we would disobey the laws of faith. They never edify, but rather inspire us to be preferred above others, and it takes the power of the gospel to constantly wade them off (Rom. 1:16, 2Cor. 10:5c, Phil. 2:3-4, Rom. 12:20, Eph. 4:17-27, Jas. 4:1).
- If what gets you fulfilled and going on is what you are doing for the Lord, or the position/influence you wield around His work, and not who He is to you and who you are in Him, then offense is imminent someday – like it was with John the Baptist. Separation from the things/sinful nature we fetched from birth, and from the wrong life exposures/experiences we previously had, take place by the ever increasing revelation of Christ the Son, even by the unveiling of how we need to prepare our hearts to be an abode for Him (Matt. 11:1-6, Heb. 12:27, Gal. 1:15-16, Eph. 3:17).
- Our lack of peace concerning an issue can mostly be traced to either a prompting or conviction of the Holy Spirit, or the condemnation of the devil. They signal the absence of clear (spiritual) understanding about an issue, and/or the need for sound counsel (Jn. 16:8, 1Jn. 3:20-21, Prov. 24:6).
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