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Beliefs Are the Reins of the Soul
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Beliefs Are the Reins of the Soul
The reason God is continually getting at our beliefs is because our beliefs are the core of our being. What we think is valuable, good, right, true, etc is the things we will set the whole course of our lives by. As Christians, we’re not meant to be allowing others to do this work for us, but the very work we are meant to be doing in Christ is leaning forward, examining what God’s Word teaches us for ourselves, following the Holy Spirit, being sanctified through the Word in our beliefs. We need to fiercely guard this work in our own lives, recognizing how our beliefs are the reins of the soul, they direct the course of our whole life, and therefore the deep work of sanctification that we need is allowing God Himself to purify our beliefs.
Interpreting the Bible Through a Worldly Mind | Acts 8:21-23
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Interpreting the Bible Through a Worldly Mind | Acts 8:21-23
“You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord in the hope that he may forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.” (Acts 8:21-23) We run in the ideas of those things without stopping to question if our very ideas about those things is really of God or not. In this video I am talking about the problem we have of coming to God’s Word and interpreting it through fleshly ideas. How we can fall into a zeal for fleshly ideas about God and even think to walk in the “ways of God” in worldly ways, because we do not realize that we need God to correct our very ideas of what we think is good, meaningful, “serious about God”. The Word of God is meant to cut to this layer in us, but often we miss this great work needed, and because of this our very efforts after religion can be nothing more than worldly ideas of love, goodness, heroism, etc, when Christianity is supposed to break down these very ideas in us, getting at the spirit of what is right. Besides this, many people can come and take hold of Christianity for wrong reasons, desires the power, ambition, feeling like you’re wise, etc, that it presents. These people do not see how they pursue God in an ungodly way and are therefore not approved of by God. They are in danger of falling into the sin of seeing godliness as a means of gain (1 Tim 6:5), rather than a path of holiness and repentance, whereby we return to the Living God. One of the difficulties today is that many assume that once they become Christians they are “in” the good, but this just isn’t true. While CHRIST is always true, we are only as true and as good as we are sanctified by Him. This means that unless we really give ourselves to the work of this then we continue to try and have religion/Christianity FROM the power of our minds that have not been renewed (Eph 4:23), from worldly ideas about God, and fleshly efforts of good. These efforts only work to deceive us to the quality of them, and show that we have not really understood what God is declaring to man about sin, that our good works outside of Christ are vain. So many in the church today are falling into the very same vanity of the worldly person, failing to see how unimpressive their goodness and morality are, yet they’re busy trying to preach to the unbeliever! Without this deep and real change, we are always borrowing from the world. And this is where you see people seeking to serve God or seek God from worldly ideas/values. Because of this, so many people’s righteousness is no great than the worlds. What deceives people a lot is that they think their ways in religion are so different, and they cannot see how their ideas of morality, zeal, etc are still coming from a form of worldliness. Website: Watchpost.org
God’s Purpose in Crisis | The Mike Bickle Scandal | 2 Cor 7:10-11
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God’s Purpose in Crisis | The Mike Bickle Scandal | 2 Cor 7:10-11
Suffering is God’s great way of getting our attention and showing us that our ways aren’t as right as we thought. God’s aim in scandals is to lead us to see the fruit of our ways. God uses crisis to get us to see the many things that are going wrong in our midst, all the ways we have thought were of God but are not, and in this video I am talking about how, instead of really learning from God in these times, we can rebel against God’s providence by making our own false remedies to the circumstances we find ourselves in. Our solutions to suffering are often actually rebellion agaisnt God’s providence and what He’s trying to get us to see (Isaiah 9:9-10, 22:11-13). God’s aim is to lead us to LISTEN, to slow down and really hear what He’s saying. In suffering we can run right past this purpose of God, which is godly sorrow (2 Cor 7:10-11).
Our Spiritual Strength Is in Being Taught By God Himself | Mt 23:8, 1 Jn 2:27, Heb 8:11
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Our Spiritual Strength Is in Being Taught By God Himself | Mt 23:8, 1 Jn 2:27, Heb 8:11
The great dignity God has given to us is to be taught by God Himself, and more than this, this is essential to our spiritual strength. It is in walking with God through His Word and by the Holy Spirit that we are sanctified and have our mind renewed. This abiding in Christ is what grows the spiritual life within us. It is essential that we be led by the Spirit of God in order to come into the spiritual life and depth of Christ. One very real danger today is that many substitute this for man’s teaching and leading. There is even much pressure today to say this is our duty (in the name of “authority”). We need to be very careful of all that tries to come in and take the place of this in our lives. Matthew 23:8-10, 1 John 2:27, Hebrews 8:11 Website: Watchpost.org
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