The following is another attempt to use the goggle of Faith to weigh and filter thoughts from various conversations under the sun, on another blessed day.
Looking Inward & Outward (with the goggle of Faith) – Part 59
1. For many, spending time with tender children or with cheerful toddlers is a different experience from doing so with most adults; and so also is it with the Lord when His audience is a defenseless believer who is a harmless child at heart, and another who is an adult at heart (Jn. 12:24, Isa. 11:4-9). Through our past and present exposure to the world, we were made adults at heart who are harmful in God’s sight; and only by the power of the gospel can we be disarmed/healed from this state, and inherit the life that will make us children of the kingdom who can then seek to become a little child; fully saved or sealed by God (Matt. 18:1-4, Rom. 1:16, 1Pet. 1:5).
2. One habit of children that would make up the kingdom of God is that of always asking the Father to reveal of His Son to them, or seeking Him for the light that will heal and enlighten their eyes to fully comprehend Christ (Matt. 6:22-24). They will tarry in and out of season with the good tiding of Christ until they’ll arrive at a place where they’ll be at peace with God (Isa. 52:7a, Jam. 1:17, Rom. 5:1). Their insatiable quest for the fullness of light (perfection) would keep purifying their eyes (judgment) until they’ll attain unto the righteousness of God, where they will comprehend or judge all things like sons of God always (Ps. 24:5, 1Pet. 1:22, Isa. 11:2-4).
3. To keep our hearts from everything that can cause it to lose life, we have to guard it against every effort of the enemy to reach it through the dictates of our natural senses; primarily, via our eyes and ears (Prov. 4:23, Rom. 6:13, Isa. 11:3b-c). This demands the constant use of the breastplate of faith and love to shield our hearts from every thought and imagination of the devil, so we can focus on the dictates of the Spirit of God through our spirit, and thereby appreciate in the formation of the mind of Christ in our soul (1Thes. 5:8, 1Cor. 2:9-16).
4. One great lifetime warfare that wise believers would have to fight daily, is that of guarding their heart and mind from the influx of innocent-looking thoughts and imaginations that defiles those who make it their meditation (Gen. 3:5-6). What we lend our ears and eyes to hear and see – and how we treat such thoughts and imagination, would determine if the world would prevail over us like it did in Eden; or if we will prevail like Jesus did at Jordan. It is a warfare of what we yield our members unto, which will determine if we would serve sin or righteousness and to what degree that would be (Gen. 3:6, Rom. 6:13-19).
5. God proves who a man really is by his response to the stimuli of light. Some, therefore, have proved to rather love the light called darkness; while some get dissatisfied with it and seek/find the light that introduces men to the milk of the gospel, even the milk faith and love in the Lord Jesus (Jn. 3:19, Eph. 1:15, 1Cor. 3:1-2). Those who’ll remain dissatisfied with this (milk faith) light, would come across the next enlightenment that surrounds the meaty provision of the gospel; even the allocation called the word of Christ – that conveys the actual faith or power of God. Some that would attain God’s rest won’t settle with this; but would, like the Philadephia Church, use the separations it offers, to prepare themselves for the ultimate light meant to perfect their souls; even one that flows forth from the commandments of the strong meat of the word of the word of God (Heb. 5:12-14, Rom. 1:1/17, Heb. 4:12a, Rev.1:2/9f).
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