Looking Inward & Outward (with the goggle of Christ’s Faith) – Part 37

Posted: November 9, 2018 in Looking inward and outward (with the google of faith)

Dearly Beloved,

The following is another attempt to use the goggle of Faith to weigh and filter various thoughts from conversations under the sun, on another blessed day. Gracious Reading!

1.    You can effectively plan to be outwardly humble, if you are a tennis star like Roger Federer, but when you desire to be truly inwardly humble according to the order of the Kingdom, heaven would have to bring customized dealings that will train and teach you to love and/or forebear with someone that naturally puts you off. Despising such chastening would not only leave you in your former estate of pride, but also leave you low on the count of God’s grace. (Rom. 8:18, Jas. 1:3-4, 1 Pet. 5:5-10, Heb. 12:5-11).

 2.    The first successful transplant of God’s law was carried out in our Lord Jesus, and by responding to that law (of the Spirit of Life) in His heart, and through His feet (walk), He made His way back to God after being fashioned with God’s holiness; being made better than the angels and higher than heavens. So the gospel is the theater room, where successful transplant of the laws of life and for living, is carried out on those who have covenanted their ears to hear the voice of the Son. (Acts 22:14, Rom. 8:2-7, 2 Cor. 3:3, Heb. 1:4-8, 7:26, Isa. 55:2-3).

 3.     The Godhead likes to reveal unto us, and unto glorious angels, who we really are – when nothing else but their life is on offer; or to see our reaction, when, like Job, Paul etc. we feel forsaken or slain. Only at such trying hours and seasons can they ascertain the measure of salvation (deliverance from fear etc.) that our souls have acquired, or confirm what we really love above them. (Luk. 1:74-75, Eph. 3:10, Rom. 8:35-39, Job. 13:15).

 4.     The grace of the New Testament is demonstrated by its ability to show us the true state of our souls, by gradually showing us what the Father’s soul looks like, even via the walk of the Son. When the Lord breaks through into us and shows us our soul, we would marvel at how we weren’t whom we thought we were, and be perplexed to realize how it took us so long to know this, all because of an influence called the power of Satan (sin), which can only be undone by the power of God; even Christ. (Acts 26:18, Rom. 1:16, 1 Cor. 1:24).

 5.     Every instrument makes a certain sound when struck or played. So also there is a life giving sound that should emanate from us, when we are struck by persecution, distress, tribulation, lack etc. When that sound or reverberation isn’t a lively one, or doesn’t press out Christ or His life from us, then it’s a proof He isn’t yet living in us by His Faith, and we are still living before men and not in God’s sight. (Phil. 1:21, Rom. 8:35, Eph. 3:17, 2 Cor. 4:12, 16-18).

 6.    There can be no entrance into the New Testament if we don’t acknowledge we have darkness within us, such that can only be treated with the same instrument of light and commitment to the central message of the Bible like it was found with the early church (1Jn. 1:5, Jam. 1:17). Till then, we would keep dancing around the New Testament, receiving blessings found in the Old Testament, and doing exploits that do not threaten the devil’s arrangements within and without us. (1Jn. 1:5-10, Rom. 13:12, Eph. 5:13, Psa. 27:1a).

 7.     Therefore take no thought for tomorrow – LIKE CIVILIANS OR GENTILES DO; saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or, ‘What shall we drink?’ or, ‘Wherewithal shall we be clothed?’. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness – LIKE SOLDIERS OF CHRIST DO; and all these things shall be added unto you. This is the Lord’s prescription from being entangled in the civilian/worldly affairs of this life. (Matt. 6:30-34/2Tim. 2:3-4).

 8.     Believers who are civilians in their souls or who are unlike soldiers of Christ in their disposition to life, can be appraised by considering  if they take thought for their lives; or if they are entangled in the cares of this present life; or if their daily meditation is on what they shall eat, drink and how they shall be clothed; or if their headache is how they would make it, become rich or leave their names on the sands of time. (Luk. 21:34, 2Tim. 2:3-4, Lk. 8:14, 1Tim. 6:10).

 9.    It costs heaven a lot to change the spiritual season over a believer’s life, and when this happens, their expectation is for us to journey at a higher pace for which grace has been provided. Doing otherwise can amount to drawing back and displeasing the Father. Denying heaven’s demands for separations from our former idols, and committing to a life time of hearing and doing righteousness, can become the disobedience of that new season. (Heb. 10:38-39, 1 John 5:21).

 10.    At the slightest attempt to compare yourself one with another, darkness shows up and has many things to say to you so you can converse in the flesh and take thought concerning what would give you an edge over another. At the slightest attempt to honorably prefer one another, light shows up, and has many things to tell you – even truths that would enable you carry your cross, and reveal Christ to others. (2Cor. 10:12, Phil. 2:3/20-21, Rom. 12:10).

Blessings!

Tayo Fasan

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