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Joy and the Lord's protections

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By Pastor William A. King, Jr.

You cannot serve both. You have to answer or address problems from one of two vantage points. The choice you make determines how your perceptions are shaped. The choice you make determines the outcomes you experience.

If you carry the knowledge and behaviors of this world into problem solving and decision making then your reward will come from the prince of this world and the outcomes are sown in unrighteousness. None of the protections and promises are yours. Social and cultural behaviors drive the natural man.

If you carry the knowledge and behaviors of Jesus Christ into problem solving and decision making then your reward will come from the King of Kings and the outcomes are sown in righteousness. All the protections and promises of God are yours. The Holy Ghost guides and directs the spirit man.

The natural man is not capable of living holy. The natural man cannot sense or respond to God appropriately. Aware of these limitations the natural man create ceremonies, holidays, gift giving, images and symbols as a means to feel or have a sense of holy things or a sense that these things please God. You cannot use the thinking of this world to create outcomes that please God.

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The spirit man is always willing and ready to do serve to Christ and his saints.

Joy is part of the Spirits fruit. Fruit is one whole and complete. They are not individual fruit. The one makes the whole.

 

Heb 5:14  But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age,even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. 

Spiritual senses does the following:

1Ki 3:9  Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? 

Eze 44:23  And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. 

This usually happens after you have done the will of God. Not before. You cannot learn right and wrong from a book. Your thoughts have been socialized to think and believe a certain way. The thoughts and ways of both worlds are not equal. Both worlds are in you. Both worlds want you to serve them. One is forged by social norms. The other by interactions with Christ. Both produce behaviors and outcomes distinct from one to the other.

One exhibits bad behaviors and the other fruit of the spirit. We will continue to wrestle with these fleshy behaviors until one by one they are bought under subjection through Jesus Christ who is the author and finisher of your faith.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heb 5:14  But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Spiritual senses does the following:

1Ki 3:9  Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

Eze 44:23  And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

This usually happens after you have done the will of God. Not before. You cannot learn right and wrong from a book. Your thoughts have been socialized to think and believe a certain way. The thoughts and ways of both worlds are not equal. Both worlds are in you. Both worlds want you to serve them. One is forged by social norms. The other by interactions with Christ. Both produce behaviors and outcomes distinct from one to the other.

One exhibits bad behaviors and the other fruit of the spirit. We will continue to wrestle with these fleshy behaviors until one by one they are bought under subjection through Jesus Christ who is the author and finisher of your faith.

No one suffers more than a saint of God. A saint of God suffers for Christ. Suffering for Jesus Christ encapsulates all of the actions and things you go through to create change. You create change by observing and following Jesus Christ.

Even if you do nothing but try to live holy before the Lord, you will suffer. If you decide not to be saved and filled with the Holy Ghost you will suffer. To help you deal with the emotional influences that can follow difficulty Jesus Christ give us joy. How you see a problem will influence your reactions to them. Being clear about what is happening to you can turn a bad situation into a good one or make things worse. Christ gives you his joy because of the potential influences that difficulties bring with it. His joy is not like joy experienced from a memory or reaction to something you see or hear around you.

There is a difference between suffering for Christ or suffering as a result of:

  1. ignorance
  2. sin
  3. bad behaviors
  4. lack of knowledge
  5. being stubborn
  6. self centered

Everyone suffers in this world. How you respond to suffering is important to your testimony and relationship with Jesus Christ. Most things you suffer are not for Christ. Most of the difficulties that a saint will have is a result of:

  1. Problems created before being saved
  2. Problems introduced by others we decided to share
  3. Problems we create after being saved because  The way we solve problems have not changed.

If the behaviors of the saint has not changed, or their response to events in their life are the same responses done when unsaved, you will get the same outcomes.

Have you every experienced mood swings? Have you every felt unpleasant about something?

If your perspective is flawed the outcomes from your behaviors or actions will add too or create new problems. The natural man is not to be trusted. That's a different subject.