The following is another attempt to use the goggle of Faith to weigh various inspired thoughts, on another blessed day.
1. Whatever the Faith of the Son really is or means to God, that it isn’t to us, is so because the world means to us what it never should have been (Gal. 2:20, 1Jn. 2:15)! By ever loving this world and her things, we actually entered into a lifelong covenant with it; such that can only be broken when we find and love the promise of another life (Christ) that is superior to that of this world (Isa. 28:15-18, 1Tim. 4:8). So, unlike Adam; we are to keep drinking from fountains of God’s faith until it becomes the wine that keeps us always tipsy enough to ignore or remain unmindful of the world and of all her glories; until we can reciprocate God’s mindfulness of us (Heb. 11:15/2:6). Then can we mingle with it, the wine of God’s love, and overcome the last beast; the law of death (Prov. 9:2, 1Cor. 15:56).
2. One chief goal of the epistles of Christ is to train us to wait until we can naturally hold unto faith as our life, which in turn will prepare us to lay hold of God’s life. (1Tim. 3:9/6:12). While doing so, our escape from the corruption of this world would be easily facilitated, because the substances for a contrary conversation would have become tangible to us. From being virtuous to being sound in character, temperate, patient, godly, brotherly kind and full of the conversations of Charity: we would come to the end of the Faith and engage a new fellowship on Zion; even with (eternal) salvation/glory (2Pet. 1:4-7, 1Tim. 1:5, 1Pet. 1:9, 2Tim. 2:10). This world/sin would have ceased to be a mystery to us: the love and mercy of God would have become the sole hope of our souls, and laying hold on eternal life or being seated on God’s throne would be a matter of time (Col. 1:27b-c, Jud. Vs. 20-21).
3. More than every other man whose soul is not in Christ, the devil has a better understanding of things present or of this present life, which includes conversations that are not of the world to come or that are not from above (Heb. 2:5, Col. 3:1-2). But he cannot comprehend or handle things to come; things kept out of the reach of even faithful angels; things of truth; things of a world/civilization resident in God; things reserved for sons of God; things meant to be received while man relates with them by faith; while they are physically invincible to man’s eyes (Jn. 16:13-15, 1Pet. 1:4). Becoming a new man/creation in our souls is a birth process that takes place as we walk/trade with the substances of Christ’s faith; as we live not unto ourselves but (in a God-governed or godly way) unto Him who died for us (Tit. 2:12, 2Cor. 5:15).
4. One of the greatest exploits of our Lord Jesus during the first 30 years when He remained out of public eye was His contentment with the acquisition of life, while remaining unknown and unheard (1Tim. 6:6)! That was when He was taught to esteem, above all, the eternal salvation of His soul (Heb. 5:9). He waited to be authorized; to manifest His sonship; to be fashioned as an entity of the world to come and a chief elite of the new creation elite. Waiting remains a key to being properly raised; waiting until we die to the excitement to manifest or do exploits without being built within; waiting until casualties in life and ministry are grossly minimized; even until Christ is conceived and well developed in the womb of our souls (Jn. 6:28-29/Jn. 1:11-12, Eph. 3:17).
6. What the natural/carnal mind of man sees as, and calls gain are not the things that would change the state of his soul; but rather, and above all, the estate of his bank account; and that misplaced priority limits many from the pursuit that should have seen them win Christ and truly live supernaturally. Such value systems are always supervised by the world; by the spirit of the anti-Christ; even through the trinity (laws) of Sin: the lusts of the flesh/eyes, and the pride of life (Phil. 3:3-9, 1 John 2:15-17). The things (conversations) that are meant to enable us gain/win Christ: must come at a cost to our flesh: must lead to the loss of the carnal life in us and must always be supervised by the trinity (laws) of Christ: Faith, Hope and Charity.
7. There are things that men/believers who remain under the yoke of the fall or of sin; even those who are still enjoying their romance with the world, call gain. They do so because Christ hasn’t become the new habitation of their souls or because their souls remain estranged from the heavens (in and) called Christ (Jn. 15:19, Eph. 1:3). Through thoughts, sin rides and drives men/believers to attain the gain offered by this world so that men would not interact/access the things/thoughts of God. Holding unto such things/thoughts at seasons when the revelations of Christ comes our ways, would limit us from winning Christ and also cause us to lose life (Phil. 3:3-9). Only by the doctrine of Christ, can we discern, deny and gradually disown such thoughts; even until we receive from heaven, a clean bill of divorce from this world (Eph. 4:20, 1Jn. 5:4).
8. When the Lord gives things/ephemeral blessings to a believer; even things that ungodly men have or can get by hook or crook, He expects us to know that they don’t translate into true blessing under the economy of the New Testament (Deu. 28:1-13, Matt. 5:25, Lk. 16:11, Col. 1:27). We come into true or enduring blessings/riches through the vehicle of teaching; even by doing what we are taught, to a place where godliness becomes our governor, and contentment with the promise of eternal life becomes our chief source of joy (1Jn. 2:29, 1Tim. 6:6). Only by so doing or by hearkening to the doctrine of Christ would we someday move into Christ; to a place of gain from whence we can access a greater gain called the Son and Father; even God (2Jn. 1:9, 1Tim. 6:6, Jn. 14:21/23).
9. To present a soul perfect in Christ, is to bring a soul to a place where it can hope for glory; and this should be the greatest desire/pursuit of every minister of the New Testament (Col. 1:27-28, Rom. 5:1-5, Eph. 4:13). It involves communicating the Breath of God until the flock can profit with the doctrine of Christ; until they are reproved, corrected from their ways and instructed in righteousness; even to a place where they can bring into their daily walk, the same daily conversations that later saw Jesus of Nazareth become Jesus the Christ; the new man that overcome that old man (the devil) at Jordan (2Tim. 3:16, Col. 2:6).
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