Great and Unsearchable Things

Things the Lord gives me, and then I write them.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Soul Goals; Ones Spiritual Destruction

      There are many Christians in America today whose goal is to reach their full potential. They have employed "life coaches" to help them with this goal. With this emphasis being so consuming, I ask several questions:

1)Is the potential of a human being, as man defines it,  the untimate goal of God for us?
2) Is it possible to reach our potential (as God defines it) without letting Him crucify our flesh, by submitting totally to Him, rather than the exercising of our self-will?
5)Does determination get us there, or does it just get us accomplishing our own goals apart from God?
6) If we do accomplish our own goals in this way, who gets glorified? (or the attention; the person or God?)
7) Are God's goals for us, His creation, the same as ours or are they diametrically opposed?

Matt. 7:13,14-
"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it."

Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Rescue me, O Lord.

     Jesus told the woman caught in adultery that her sins were forgiven, and to "go and sin no more." I wonder if she did? The lies about herself and the ones the enemy gave her to cement the sin she did, must have remained in her even after the encounter with Jesus, unless she received "instant sanctification" including the "renewing of her mind."
     I am finding that many of my own sins that I want to justify because they offer some form of relief from my own inability to cope with the  helplessness in my world, are anchored in justification by self-delusion. Repenting or to stop doing what one had formerly done, is not as easy as it sounds. "Just do it" works as a slogan for a shoe company, but falls short in breaking the web of lies we tell ourselves so we can continue in our sin. I believe that the longer we stay in the sin, the thicker that web gets, and the harder it is to get out. The voice of God speaking to us in the inner man gets "hushed" every time we refuse to (consciously or unconsciously) hear him and respond to it. Instead we hear the voice of our own flesh and it's lusts, fueled with the enemies' encouragement to continue sinning. The warning from God in Hebrews 4:7 comes to mind: "TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS."
     When I had to face (and I only "had to" because I opened up to hearing which was made possible by God who knew my heart that truly wanted to stop) the bottom line of what I had been doing, it was staggering and shameful; such as sins are. But it was also a relief, because I was glad to get out of the web of satan that wanted to devour me. With each layer of that web, it seems as if we are getting further and further away from hearing the leading of God, as we are blocking it out. And when we do that, we are hardening our hearts against Him, and we will not enter His rest.
     If, however, you truly want to not continue in your sin, and this desire is in you, God by His power and in His timing will come to the rescue. Your flesh and the enemy has taken you into the maze of the dark cave, but the Light of God will find and empower you to turn back and begin again to take the steps with Him; out of the Darkness and into the Light. Home again into the arms of your Father. "He gives us everything pertaining to life and godliness" and that is "Christ in you." With Him in us, and if our will is opened to His power, it will overcome all sin, but if we continue to hush His voice, and listen instead to the lies, we will soon discover how dark is that darkness. Continuing in sin when anchored with self-delusion, is a dark hole that chains you harder and harder to it's control. Letting the truth that His voice speaks replace those lies, by us first admitting them, is the only way out. If we truly want out, and we are His, He will come to the rescue and set you free. Without a doubt. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness."-I John 1:9.

The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth

     Every doctrine that is partially true is entirely false. A little leaven (error or falseness) leavens (infects, poisons or taints) the whole batch.  God's Truth, which is the only truth, is without  impurity.