The following is another attempt to use the goggle of Faith to weigh various inspired thoughts, on another blessed day.
1. The devil has successfully proved through many that you can lose your soul and gain (a tiny portion of) this world; and it has many stars, icons/captains to flaunt for that (Mk. 8:36). God has, but wants to on a large scale, showcase through believing believers that you can lose the world/despise her glories, and simultaneously gain back or fully possess your soul while doing so (Lk. 21:19). He is doing so by raising an army of believers; witnesses through whom He would certify that man, not just only Christ Jesus, shall not live by bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of His mouth (Matt. 4:4).
2. The epistles of Christ promise to raise us to a place in Christ, where virtually everything that used to bother us, in seasons when we loved this world, would stop bothering us; so that weighty matters (of life) that didn’t bother us, would start doing so. Then would we realise like the apostles later did, that such things like cares, money, influence, fame, position, title, etc., shouldn’t mean to us – what it didn’t to the man Christ Jesus. Until then, our soul would continue to live in a world framed with a well-fed fat lie; with vain philosophies and principles contrary to Christ, that men pay hard to acquire (1Cor. 7:31, Col. 2:8).
3. One tough temptation that those who would become sons of Charity and, also ultimately sons of God, would have to face/overcome is that of not allowing the continual wrongdoing of others to stop them from doing what is right or get them to take their eye off the holy and most holy commandments of faith and love. Like our Lord Jesus, they would find themselves taking their eyes off/or excusing the faults of such vessels through whom the enemy brings temptations, and also intercede for them as much as possible.
4. Without the right division of the word of truth (2Tim. 2:15); without us harnessing the skills that have been warehoused in the word of righteousness (Heb. 5:13), we can’t properly align scriptures with scripture, neither can we be motivated to move from the walk/exploits of faith to that of hope, and from hope to Charity (1Cor. 2:13/13:13). We can’t move from “now” (i.e. the Faith in Christ; even faith, hope and Charity) into “then” (i.e. Love; even perfection/God); from Sonship with Christ into Sonship with God (1Cor. 13:12, Heb. 6:1a-b).
5. The walk/exploits of believers who have come into the fellowship of Charity; who are completing their profiting in Christ’s light by pressing unto the end of the faith, is a function of how they see themselves in the sight of the Lord rather than in the sight of men (1Cor. 13:1-6, 1Tim. 1:5). They would thereby lose their soulish strength that previously informed their un-Christlike conversations, and would become weak/lambic enough to surrender every residual thought that they once bought from the world (2Cor. 10:5c). The eyes/judgments that originate from faith, hope and Charity, would end up replacing those of the lust of the flesh/eyes and the pride of life (Isa. 11:2-4).
6. The day that a believer dares to start living in the sight of the Lord is the day he starts counting as losses, things that were gain to him while he was in love with this world; while on a self-seeking adventure with the life-draining life that exists without (or outside) Christ (Phil. 3:7). Blessed is such a day when we begin to see the beauties of the Lord; even the meek and lowly configurations of His heart that the Father gazed upon during Christ’s last years/days on earth, until He finally found in Him, the very brightness of His glory and the express image of His person (Heb. 1:3,8). Then would we also end up living in God’s sight and seeing God – just like Christ once did (2Cor. 2:17,4:2, Matt. 5:8).
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