(Thoughts That Can Spring From Our Imperfections or Potential Lustful Tendencies)
1. When our excitement and contentment can primarily be traced to what we are doing for the Lord or around His name, rather than to God’s promise of eternal life; then, there is already a heart issue that iniquity will exploit with time (Matt. 7:21-23, Lk. 10:19-20). It will take the merciful high priest to open our eyes to see the way He sees; and to overwhelm our soul with the true promise of eternal life (Heb. 2:17-18, 1 Jn. 2:25).
2. No man can attain unto the rest of God, if He doesn’t see what the Lord Jesus once saw in the days of His flesh, concerning the soul of man (Heb. 4:4-6, Matt. 16:26). And no man can do so, or escape other inferior forms of rest on earth, without the consistent unveiling of the mystery of Christ, of the Father, and of God, by those who carry a true New Testament apostolic authority to do so ( Heb. 2:3, Col. 2:2).
3. As long as the image of the Son of God hasn’t been imprinted on the tables of our hearts or as long as we haven’t sought for what Jesus looked for (everlasting life) until he was confirmed a Beloved Son at Jordan; then, positions, placements, power, money, influence, etc. can still mean to us what they are not meant to. (Rom. 8:29, Matt. 3:16-17, Jn. 5:41-44)
4. Without the anointing upon or a platform for ministry, but with the knowledge of (soul) salvation and by gaining mastery of submitting to all those whom He was more knowledgeable than, Jesus became a Lamb; the Beloved Son who had been made wiser than iniquity (a fallen angel) (Matt.3:15, Jn. 1:14, Heb. 1:4-9/5:8-10).
5. Breaking our ranks while serving takes place as long as we are not walking as orderly as angels in heaven do; while knowingly or ignorantly doing things by our sheer zeal or from our forward frame (Jude 1:6; Isa. 50:11). We begin to develop the sense to weed this nature, trait or tendency, by the brokenness that comes while serving in the courts of Christ or with the light of the faith of the Son, but we perfect this while making our calling and election sure; while serving as priests of God in the most holy things (Gal. 2:20; 2 Pet. 1:10-11).
6. Keeping our rankings while serving in the Kingdom of Christ or God is always guaranteed as long as we keep our estate; as long as we are content with God’s promise to utterly save our soul, and jealous about it above everything else, including what we are doing for the Lord or in His name (Jude 1:6, 1Tim. 6:6, 1Tim. 4:16).
7. One common denominator of those who are being enlisted in God’s end time army is that, having food, raiment and the promise of life eternal, they are content (1 Tim. 6:6-8,11-12). The declarations of the Father’s name reinforces this sense of contentment; it helps them see that all other things including the glory and honor around the things or name of the Lord, are for use and not for self-gratification (Heb. 2:11-12; Jn. 17:4-5,22).
8. God and the devil can clearly see how iniquity can work through our human strengths; how it can inspire us to do many things before men and come short of living before God’s eyes (Matt. 7:21-23, Hos. 6:2). It can quietly exploit our bright minds; our cerebral brightness, even while serving in the courts of God, so we must be wary of our strength—which has some form of weakness and remains a potential weakness (Ezek. 28:17, 2 Cor. 12:7-9).
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