How can men be persuaded, that before God, none of the following specie of men qualify as “powerful men”: someone that can employ all the graduates in his country, someone that can raise all the dead men in a mortuary, someone that can exert the influence of an occupied office over an entire nation? Where did that alien thought emanate from? From above or from beneath? Jn. 3:31/8:23.
There are many reasons why we nod our heads in amazement of happenings around us, but there is only one of such we can share in common with the Lord Jesus; when we nod in response to the carnal/earthly state of the souls of believers. The answer to the following question(s) can help us ascertain if a believer is earthly-minded (carnal) or truth-minded (spiritual):
I was greatly encouraged when a colleague at work summarized part 1 of this series by saying “it sought to encourage believers to Seek Things That Are OF GOD and not just Seek Things That Are FROM GOD as preeminent in the church today! I trust the Lord to hereby build on this analysis and subsequently pay homage to why Words From God contained in the bible is different from the Word of God
As glorious as angels are, it is not given to them to inherit THE DIVINE THINGS OF GOD, so when Lucifer lusted after it, he fell, sold his vision to angels of the first and second heaven and corrupted some thereby!
The Lord is calling for a new order of fellowship from sincere believers. Apostle Paul called it The Fellowship of His Son, which is deeper than what an average believer knows and calls ‘Fellowship’ because it has to do with a life that resides amidst the Godhead, which is rooted in A BEGINNING that was (i.e. Jn. 1:1) before THE BEGINNING of things created Gen. 1:1.
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and He Will Shew You Things To Come. He shall glorify me: FOR HE SHALL RECEIVE OF MINE, AND SHALL SHEW IT UNTO YOU.(Jn. 16:13-14)
We give thanks to the Father of Mercies who in His infinite wisdom answered some unuttered prayers in 2015, but more interestingly, hasn’t answered some of our prayers in the interest of our eternal salvation.
Man has been subject to the bondage of corruption (disobedience) and his greatest genuine need is to be free to serve God and give an interpretation to His will (Lk. 1:74/1Jn. 1:2)! The enemy knows this quite well so he has crafted ways of seeking freedom that seems right to men and to nations but would enable him accuse them before God and also limit them with an independent spirit.
Once upon a time in eternity past, faith was unborn! Somewhere along the line, however, the divine love nature of the triune God acknowledged the need to declassify the secrets of Their separation (Rom. 1:1) and of Their eternal essence (Gen. 1:26/Heb. 1:3) to one of the least aspects of Their creation (by make) - man.
Once upon a time, John as a disciple and an apostle in the book of Acts carried out exploits that the church direly needed and still celebrate, but he remained unaware of the actual exploits of those who know their God (Dan. 11:32) until he kept various appointments with grace and mercy, where he received the central message and the key emphasis of the New Testament – “GOD IS LIGHT”!