Looking Inward & Outward (with the goggle of Christ’s Faith) – Part 36

Dearly Beloved,

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. Gracious Reading!

  1.   No man can live up to the expectations of the Faith unveiled in the New Testament and not end up affecting His generation, like Hebrews 11 saints once did with the faith (towards God) of their day. When a man finds great grace to do so, he would be unpopular for a season, and unaccepted in some circles – especially among those who build something inferior or contrary to Christ (1Pet. 2:4-7).


  1.   Many don’t know they have unbelief, or to what degree they do – until their confessions under pressure prove so, or until they are faced with a rare mountain (problem), or with a spiritual hurdle (challenge), or with a heart breaking news that gets them wish the earth could open up and swallow them, or when a new responsibility arrives that they feel so inadequate and convincingly unprepared for, like Gideon once felt. The remedy for this is to believe headlong, Christ’s report; even His doctrine (Isa. 53:1, Jn. 20:31, 1Jn. 5:1).


  1.   Being ashamed of the gospel of Christ can be as simple as despising various life changing commandments like “take no thought for your life”, or failing to seasonally walk against the standard, wisdom and course of this world, or being satisfied with a fallen order of life that can’t truly satisfy a truly sincere soul. It includes denying the expected conversations of Christ’s Faith in the face of compromise or pressures. (2Tim. 1:12, Rev. 2:13d).


  1.   The soul of man would naturally gravitate towards anything new, but when it is a new move of the Spirit, believers would rather dance around it, spectate and procrastinate about it, but won’t embrace and thereby gain entrance into it. Many perpetually watch with caution or with an unholy fear, while others forever count the cost of trading their former partially accurate light, for it. (Acts 17:19-20, Matt. 7:14).


  1.   The end time army would be harmless children, contented keepers of their ranks and joyful about the prosperity of others. They’ll be ever satisfied with the honor given them by the Father to always behold the face of His Son and to feast on His life. What they do in the name of the Lord or how anointed they are, or in what capacity they serve Him – won’t get them distracted. Their primary source of contentment would always remain their hope of attaining an eternal fellowship/reign with God and the Lamb of God (Joel 2:7-8, Ps. 27:4, Jn. 14:23, 1Jn. 1:3, Rev. 21:22-23).


  1.   The day a believer steps his feet into the waters of the Faith or the Son of God, he won’t always have the things he claims are his needs, especially when he wants them, but he will always have what his soul truly needs; even an empowerment to live on words – from above. His previous definitions of needs, his cravings for the carnal life that has robbed and denied many believers of inheriting God’s life, would gradually be brought under the supervision of the Holy Spirit (Matt. 4:4, Matt. 6:31-33).


  1.   A busy life that hustles under the influence, limitations and pressures of city life, is a life that would fall short of inheriting God’s throne. Cities and civilizations were designed with inputs of a thronic wisdom from a fallen Cherub, whose goal has been to deny generations of men/zealous believers, from inheriting God’s throne, and only by walking like Jesus did, can we escape this design (1Jn. 2:6).


  1.   To have the mind of Christ starts as an earnest enlightened desire to disobey this world and its arrangements, and to thereby please or obey the Father. So when you see a believer who is inexperienced in the leading of the Spirit, or who hasn’t savored the things that be of God, or who hasn’t been instructed by Christ – claim he has the mind of Christ, you owe him compassion and intercession. (1Cor. 2:15-16, Heb. 1:13/6:9).


  1.   There is no way our souls can be saved without enduring to the end, the loss of what the world calls our life, which leads to the acquisition of our true life hid in Christ. We also can’t endure to the end if we entertain interruptions in the hearing/doing of God’s revealed righteousness, which is meant to empower us to wait for the Lord and ultimately for God (Matt. 10:22, Ps. 46:5, Col. 3:2-3, 1Jn. 3:7, 1Pet. 1:9/13).


  1.  For over 2000 years now, a vacancy has remained open for saints who would attain or become the Lord’s brethren; even charity bearers or sons of Christ’s Faith whom the Lord would commend to the Father for the next christening with the name of God. Painfully, this vacancy is yet to get the attention and passion that earthly vacancies get from men get, because its prospects and hope is yet to be carefully painted by preachers, nor has its expectations been understood like those of job vacancies of the earth are (Heb. 2:10-12, 3Jn. 1:3, Rev. 3:12b).


Tayo Fasan

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