Tuesday, March 31, 2015

God Thinking LXXXVII - Face To Face 7

"Unlike those without faith, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”   Philippians 4:13

Unlike the pious self-righteous, I know I can falter, therefore I go to God for revelation and purification.  “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.   9.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
 10.  If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

Unlike the uncommitted, I will guard my heart, my mind, my body and my spirit against the unnecessary consumption of ungodly elements. “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
God tells you to think on these things and there are two different responses - two different camps - two different worlds:
The one who hears the Word and does not respond, that is the carnal mind or the unregenerate heart and those who hear the Word and do respond, that is the spiritual mind, the regenerate heart/the saved/the born again.

Why would God call you up so high?
To prepare you for times like those ahead
To make you into a holy vessel
To work His miracles in you and through you
To make you like His Son
To familiarize you with the things in heaven
To prepare you for eternal life, in Christ

2 Timothy 1:7-9
 7.  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
 8.  Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
 9.  Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

When wyouwill get this most important Word from God? - according to His purpose, not yours, not mine. 

Until you can say “according to His purpose”, you are still on the throne, wielding, not yielding.

God calls you up to rise above the fray.
God calls you up to reach out beyond yourself.
God calls you to put off some of the corruption of a worldly life and to put on the divine nature in a godly life - more and more as the day approaches. God calls you to go face to face with Him."

Excerpt from God thinking LXXXVII - Face To Face by Keith C. Powell                                                   Copyright 2015

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