Looking Inward & Outward with the goggle of Faith- part 127

1. Temptations gives us a rare opportunity to prove to all heavens and to men, that man can firstly live by the power of God – or from one lesson of faith to another, and; ultimately, by every living word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Father; words that should birth in our soul – a golden nature that always outlast vanity (Rom. 1:16-17, 2Pet. 1:5-7, Rom. 8:20-21)

2. While journeying from faith to faith – or into a season where our souls are meant to be born of God and cease from being a stranger to everlasting life, we would have to keep adding daily supplements to our faith; even until we attain unto the full age in Christ called Charity (2Pet. 1:5-7). By these spiritual supplements, we migrate from the Kingdom of His dear Son (Christ) into the kingdom of the (everlasting) Father; and by it, an understanding of the Father’s love will strengthen us against pride and the glories of this world. (1Jn. 2:15, Lk. 4:5-8)

3. The toughest vault on earth to guard, is the heart of man; especially when the riches called Christ has found its way there, through the keeping of commandments that can keep the world out of it. Believers who have acquired such riches would qualify for reactions from the gates of hell; from enemies who would only offer or tempt us with high things because the primary thing we now seek and want to amass, is the lasting wealth called everlasting life (Prov. 4:23, Matt. 6:21, 13:44).

4. By allowing us to live in this world or use the things of this world, God wants us to thereby prove to the devil and to his cohorts that; while on our journey back to Eden (the garden of God), we can safely and selflessly use this world without being contaminated by it. (1Cor. 7:29-31). Without this understanding, we will severally walk into the temptation of feeding on the world – and the world won’t be accounted as being unworthy of us (Heb. 11:33-38)

5. In the sight of the Lord, a believer who is closer to receiving the first and last inheritance called Christ and God the Father (everlasting life), is wiser, richer, healthier and more truly prosperous than a believer who isn’t (Eph. 5:5). He is closer to fulfilling the reason why he didn’t live a century ago and has wisely employed temptations and trials to fetch the divine life. (Jn. 10:10)

6. The distractions, trials, and temptations that would come our way in seasons where we are hearing truths that pertains to the milk form of faith, would always be different from those in seasons where we are feeding on the meat of faith (i.e., Christ) or on the strong meat of the word (i.e., everlasting/eternal life (Matt. 13:19-21, Heb. 5:12-14). By discerning these, we build wisely, become watchful and redeem the time; and by doing otherwise, we mortgage time and lose life (Eph. 5:16, Matt. 7:24-27)

7. When earthly status, position, privilege and preeminence, means to us what it meant to Jesus in His twenties; then, a faith-breed new man (Christ) has been raised; one who can trust the Father for an abundant (or everlasting) measure of life (Jn. 3:16). By keeping the commandments of this (divine) life, we wrestle our way to a place where we can finally be tempted by the devil himself; a place where our soul would have been kept from his things and reach – by fully keeping the incorruptible seed. (Jn. 14:21-23/1Jn. 5:18).

8. The strength and wisdom of this world lies in its ability to tempt anyone who still seeks and savours things that be of men but be not of God; ephemeral things that can’t withstand corruption – or that can’t last forever; corruptible things that would limit us from possessing everlasting life, and that includes tangible and intangible glories that won’t be useful beyond time. (Matt. 16:23-26, 1Jn. 2:15-17, Jam. 1:14)

9. When a believer lives in a way and manner that doesn’t end up clearly interpreting the life and abundant (or everlasting) measures of life that Jesus once trapped in His flesh; he has actually run another race and would end up falling short of God’s glory (1Tim. 3:16). Those who do so won’t inherit incorruption; they I can’t claim to have been “called to glory” when they leave the earth. (1Pet. 1:4, Rom. 3:23)

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