Thursday, September 26, 2013

God Thinking XXVI - Sensing God 9

"The days of thinking that God allows anything, anywhere, for any reason and it will be OK because you are a Christian, has got to stop.  God is not the author of this kind of thinking.

God wants His children to be at peace with Him experientially, not just intellectually or positionally. 

Experientially, righteousness in Christ is a daily activity.

Experientially, peace with God is achieved through being in God’s plan. 

God has prepared a plan for you, so that you can be at perfect peace with Him, while in the world (in direct contact with the ungodly, in direct contact with the consequences of wickedness and sin, failure,  deceit , sickness, hatred, prejudice, unfaithfulness, ungodliness) but not of the world.

Hear the Word of the LORD.

John 17:13-20, “And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

V14 I have given them thy Word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

V15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from evil.

V16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
V17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy Word is truth.
V18 As thou hast sent Me into the world, even so have I sent them into the world.
V19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
V20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them which shall believe on Me through their word;”

The world that you are in, but not of is: (any and all belief systems, philosophies, religious systems, political systems, world powers, jurisdictions, corporate powers, businesses, partnerships, individuals, anything, any place or anyone that does not allow the integration and recognition of Christ in them.)"

Excerpt from God Thinking XXVI - Sensing God by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2013

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