Looking Inward & Outward (with the goggle of Faith) – Part 9

Posted: September 19, 2018 in Looking inward and outward (with the google of faith)

Looking Inward & Outward (with the goggle of Faith) – Part 9

1. “Those who use this world as though they do not”. “Those who are married as though unmarried” (1Cor. 7:29-31). Those who have great abilities – as though they don’t (Jn. 5:19/30). This is how every true overcomer remained focused and hid their head; like the apostles did and like the manchild company also would (Rev. 12:5).

2. The day we can replace the vain philosophy that says, “I am better than …”, with the philosophy in Christ that says or counsels us to “esteem others better than ourselves”, is the day we actually begin our journey into servanthood; into greatness; into Godhood (Rom. 12:10/Phil. 2:3/7-9).

3. Whether a man is crude or civilized, this world makes hustlers out of everyone who lives by the peace it offers, and deliverance from this is by acquainting ourselves with Christ or by trading with His righteousness until it we arrive at peace (Jn. 14:27).

4. If (like David, Paul, Peter etc.) we can courageously let some believers know how/why we didn’t previously get some things right: how the world stage-managed our former walk and how the Lord facilitated our escape; then we would be better off in ourselves and also leave such people better off (Eph. 2:2/Isa. 4:2/2Pet.1:4c).

5. If God can take from our hearts, the things (nature) of man, and replace it with the things (nature) of God; things inspired by His ways and thoughts; then, such we would not just have been set free from sin but would also have been raised to become a saviour that can deliver men from their captivity; from their sins (1Cor. 2:9/Obad. 1:21/1Tim. 4:15/James 5:20).

6. Whether called to the ministry or not, one characteristic of those who gave/give the right attitude to faith like Hebrew 11 saints did, is that; they prospered in their soul; they lived (Hab. 2:4, Rom. 1:17)! Their lives, testimony and record remained in force even after their transition, and continues to affect generations born and unborn (Heb. 9:16-17).

7. Like Esau, not all believers would become heirs of salvation because not all would regard the first inheritance of the New Testament; even the faith that is in Christ Jesus (Heb. 12:16/1:24, Acts 26:18). Many still fight being instructed by tutors and governors, and thereby choose to remain like servants (Gal. 4:1-2).

8. David, without a resurrected human spirit, was so raised in his soul that a believer with a resurrected spirit would need years/decades of consistent growth to comprehend his Psalms! With Christ as our pasture: we can walk: run and mount up with wings like an eagle; even into realms of life where we would experience resurrection in our soul.

9. God’s lovingkindness is better than life (Ps. 63:3). Abiding is better than living (1Pet. 1:23). Entering is much more better than just sighting the kingdom (Jn. 3:3/5). Abundantly entering the kingdom is also much better than entering it (2Pet. 1:11). Coming into “then” (i.e. into perfection/love), is better than remaining in “now” (i.e. in imperfection/faith) {1Cor. 13:12}.

10. There are matters of the life/law of the New Testament (i.e. the doctrine of Christ’s doctrine), and there are weighter matters that life/law (i.e. the dividend of staying faithful to that doctrine, which would cause us to inherit the Son and Father) {2Jn. 1:9}. The former (i.e. Christ/His Faith) does one thing: He emPOWERs our souls (Rom. 1:16a-b/1Pet. 1:5a). The latter (i.e. God/Love) does one thing: He fully seals/SAVES our soul (1Pet. 1:5/9b)

Blessings!

Tayo Fasan

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