Deliverance Follows Obedience

Deliverance Follows Obedience
Prepare your heart to seek God for obedience that you may observe and do all that Christ has commanded through His holy apostles.
"For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve Him with one consent." (Zephaniah 3:9)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Laboring with grace in faith increases understanding in Christ

We receive more of what we commit ourselves to.

Nurturing iniquity increases doubt, confusion and a defiled conscience in the sight of God.
Laboring with revelation (grace) increases clarity, trust in Him and a cleansed conscience as He nurtures His good fruit in our hearts and we grow in wisdom, knowledge and understanding from above.

I noticed that as the Lord ministers something to us by revelation, He also allows for the tempter to present the option to mix grace with aspiration or principle in confirmation of self, "yeah... that's what I was thinking!" but that by overcoming by yielding instead to the tempering power of His Spirit, we gain understanding and the Lord makes and strengthens connections for our understanding and increase in His knowledge.

When we simply let revelation sit untouched instead of reflecting on it and framing our sacrifices of charity by it, we still benefit from it but to a much lesser extent. It's like eating a bag of seeds instead of planting, nurturing, and harvesting a bag of seeds. One provides a taste, the other provides a feast.

Let us choose wisely.