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.
Looking Inward & Outward (with the goggle of Christ’s Faith) – Part 43
- We all were weakened via Adam’s fall, from seeking God for God, and we all started by seeking God for the needs of this present life, but unknown to most believers, the world is designed to perpetually keep us doing so except we rise up against this by the strength of Christ’s Faith. So many believers end up not changing the first season (economy) of their lives until their bones grow old, and as such, they miss out in the eternal honor of seeking God for God, like Abraham did when strength was restored to his soul, whereby he offered Isaac and became God’s friend.
- Man has a reputation for looking for things far-fetched or for things that aren’t and can travel across continents doing so. God, therefore, had to, over two decades, empty Abraham of things he previously sought at the expense of God; even things that could compete with what He had to offer him. God can give us many things, but we can be tempted to be content with them – without having Him as our soul’s inheritance.
- The world has been designed in a way and manner that, believers – like Abraham initially did for decades – would not end up seeking God for God, but for the legitimate things of this present life, which have a way of veiling us from seeing the true state of our souls, and from thereby longing for an entirely different and higher lifestyle or economy in Christ; one that was pioneered by Christ and reserved for the elect.
- We can’t partake of what the Lord actually wants us to receive from Him; even things that pertains unto life and godliness, without being led through seasons and places where such things can be received. So a believer can remain barren or unfruitful in an experiential knowledge of the Person of the Lord Jesus, if he can’t be led by the Spirit contrary to how many believers live, or if he can’t appreciate from his faith walk to that of charity (2Pet. 1:3-8).
- While journeying from faith to faith, there are seasons that every believer must fight the things (of man) in him that aren’t born of God; even conversations contrary to that of God’s life that wasn’t previously confronted. Then would he see the need to add the needed supplements to his faith that would enable him arrive in charity, or at the fullness of the feast of Christ’s faith. Failure to do so would become a strong ground of temptation for him to draw back from the faith. (Jn. 1:13, Heb. 10:38, 2Pet. 1:5-7).
- What would limit believers from being able to journey to the end of the Faith of the Son, from entering into the Kingdom, from having their sins remitted or from adding to their faith; virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, and charity; is failure to fight the war against corruption or their inability to allow the word of Christ dwell richly in them, until they can come into the actual fellowship of the word of God; the incorruptible seed (2Pet. 1:4-7, Col. 3:16, 1Pet. 1:23).
- Hardly do believers, at key seasons of their lives, plan to lay down their lives for their brethren, because no one truly wants to wrestle with the world without and within or pay the price to add to their faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, and ultimately charity. Many draw back or sheath their swords when the warfare of adding temperance and patience to their faith shows up, or is in demand.
- One joy of overcomers who would sit on the throne of God, is that they were blessed with shepherds who taught them, while on earth, how to: die daily to a life that wasn’t truly theirs, daily lay down their lives for others and follow the Lamb until they became lambs that could endure seasons where they totally lost their lives. (Rev. 14:1-5)
- What would make a believer or an anointed minister come short of earnestly contending for the faith that was once delivered to him, or to stagger at the great promise of inheriting the Son and Father, are the things of man in him; things that mild or fiery trials are meant to gradually purge. What made Jesus become the Christ and the Son of God were the things of God and what makes us unlike Christ are our things – our sins; and only by a purposeful response to the trials of faith, can we be cleansed from them. (Jude 1:3, 1 Cor. 2:9-11, 1 Pet. 1:6-9).
- Nothing lures or ensnares a zealous soul or can enable a soul to waste precious seasons of his life, like a wrong or unenlightened expectation that isn’t born out of righteousness. Our hope either emanates from the gospel or from this world, and only the former doesn’t disappoint (Prov. 10:28, Rom. 5:5, 1 Pet. 2:6).
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