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)

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Living by faith or instinct?

God justifies faith, not behavior.

decisions based on emotion aren't decisions, they're instincts.

God justifies faith by His knowledge but the worldly minded justify sin.

Isaiah 53:11   He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

The world judges one another by behavior and condemned Christ to death for eating with sinners, eating with unclean hands, knocking over the money changing tables in the temple, working on the sabbath day, and speaking of Himself as being equal to and inseparable from God.

God justifies faith, not behavior... but God governs faith and behavior.

Stewardship and priesthood began with Adam. God gives knowledge to the steward for reflection and building... that knowledge governs faith. God gave the Law of Moses to set restrictions on the expression of iniquity... not as a standard for faith but so as to slow the destructive inclinations of man acting instinctively.

The Law of Moses was not for the righteous but for the unrighteous. (1 Tim 1:9, Rom 3:21, Rom 4:13, Rom 8:4, Rom 10:4)

God first tames faith with grace and truth through stewardship. This is invisible.
God then goes on to tame behavior. This is visible.

God is not yoking us again to the law of Moses. The law of grace and truth are for the righteous. The operation of God to tame our hearts begins within the heart and is then reflected without. This is all one process by one Spirit with one yoke: Christ.

The world cannot see Christ and will not see Christ in you. The world will take offense by you regardless because you won't confirm them or conform to their way of thinking. "I have sent you as lambs among wolves."

We had learned to build many shields to look like wolves to the wolves in self defense but the Lord is now saying, "those shields cannot protect you and only become barriers to My grace."

Others will always seek to dominate and to control us. While we need not confirm them or conform to them, so also need we not offend them. They will already be offended by Christ in us (which they cannot see but the spirits they are working with can.) The demons are agitated by His presence.

While we are surrounded by protesters, we need not join in with them to survive. We can slip away (even as King David slipped away from Saul's presence) and use the 5 steps to learn from each experience with them.