Saturday January 19th 2019 at 12:29PM is about forgetting whats behind in terms of spiritual failure or sin and not about pretending a false hope is all I have. I have what I believe to be a true hope in our everlasting life and eternal life given to us by Christ Jesus. I’ve got promises from Him and the ability to focus on what He wants me to from Him in terms of enablement also.
I’m persuaded of the Scriptures, and at the same time there is no magic cure. There is a hard ugly four letter word which some people don’t like named me. Paul was an entrepreneur in the sense that he had his own business.
The Bible is true but I still have to wash my laundry and fold it and put it away or its not gonna get done. The Bible is true but I still have to learn how to run my own business and publish my books or its just not going to happen. The Bible is true but I still have to produce a publishable manuscript and self publish or the Bible big true just wont make that happen like magic.
The Bible is true but I still cant work out one day and be healthy all the sudden. The Bible is true but I still have to set aside time to read with no distractions every day of I want to have a steady mind growing in Him. The Bible is true but I have to eat healthy anyway or I’ll be ill.
The grace and happiness are really in view here when we think about whats important today. It’s not that it has to be a profound and deep heavy Biblical truth which I must communicate here. The norm should just be to keep it light hearted and forward moving and brisk and brief.
We should be somewhat lighthearted and focused on a work and redeeming the time. Acceptance of everything as we encounter everything experientially is like ‘Ok God … whatever … it’s cool …” and just be rollin with all the punches everyday. That’s extra important for me to get across to you today.
We can just work as a unit or a team … and we can spiritually relate and fellowship with each other and be useful to Him in one another lives better so that way. Its no big drama whoop every time we talk about God. Nothing has to be dramatic or emotional.
All we want to do is increase in our understanding a little better every day. We don’t have to read a whole Bible encyclopedia every day to be doing something worthy in the area of spiritually seeking to learn and grow in Him. Its our mindset thats important and its got to be un-encumbering.
We are only allowed to obey God voluntarily in this fellowship. If its an obligatory thing that stresses you out and floats over your head like a dark cloud its got to evaporate. That’s what the mystery concerning the gospel is about.
The mystery concerning the gospel is the shoes of peace (Eph. 6:10-18) by the way. How bout them Patriots for the Super Bowl? I kind of wanted the Cowboy’s, but oh well (I’m a 49ers fan).
The mystery concerning the gospel is in view in Galatians 1:6-9 also, and is the grace lifestyle (in contrast to implementing the practice of Mosaic Law into our lives which is wrong). The Mystery concerning the gospel is not that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He buried, and on the third day He rose from the dead according to the Scriptures (1Corinthians 15:3,4). That would be the gospel for an unsaved man to believe in to be saved.
The mystery concerning the gospel is not to unsaved man but only to saved and spiritual man. Only maturing saints will ever have the faith to obey this gospel. Law practicing ‘believers’ who are carnal because of practicing the Old Testament can only scoff at the revelation of the mystery concerning the gospel.
This revelation is not according to previously revealed revelation from the the Old Testament but is “new”. Its simply for the stabilizing of our own minds and rationally understanding that Gods word says we are placed in Him on the Fathers throne. Our minds are here where Christ is seated on the Fathers throne.
Now we are free to carry out the will of God by faith and not by obligation. With a mind focused like this, ain’t nothin to it but to do it (whatever God’s will is for you today, and this is when we can be filled with the Spirit, we can be illuminated by the Spirt to the word of God, and we can be looking around mentally/spiritually for the cravings of the sinful nature to war against our minds and for the fiery arrows from Satan and demons). The Faith (remember? We are supposed to “Keep The Faith” … that’s what this is).b log