Monday, March 17, 2014

God Thinking XLVII - Unlearning 7

"In the foundation of your mind, for God thinking to be effective, so that you can receive the impartations from God that are rightfully yours, what is to be archived as God thoughts must pass the test of God:
It must be from the spoken Word of God or from the written Word of God and confirmed by the indwelling Holy Spirit.
  •  It is not enough that you heard it once and it sounded good.
  • it is not enough that someone with authority said it.
  • It is not enough that it is part of a denominational polity, tenet of faith or church resolution.
  • It is not enough that brother so and so or sister so and so believes it.
  • It is not enough that you heard it 25 years ago and you still believe it, but you have never had it substantiated by the Word of God.
  • It is not enough that it’s on TBN.
  • It’s not enough that the unsaved think it’s true.
  • It’s not enough that you blindly believe anything concerning God and build a foundation on it. 
The worst kind of confusion comes from the philosophy that everything is relative; If you believe it, it’s true.  In other words they rely on experience as their sole confirmation - when God makes it clear He wants you to get your confirmation from Him.
Romans 16:25-26, “Now unto him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was
kept secret since the world began,V26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:” 

Mark 4:24-25, And He said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.
V25 For He that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.”

There is more to this verse than can be ascertained in a lifetime, but the essence of it is simple and profound: 

“Take heed what ye hear” Take heed literally means cautiously consider.  Cautiously consider what you hear.  First of all for content; Cautiously consider what you are going to hear so that you can make a decision whether you are going to listen carefully or not. 

Excerpt from God Thinking XLVII - Unlearning by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014


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