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  1. Thanks, so very much for the kindness. Glad you enjoyed it. Have a great evening, blessings, Much love in Christ, Not me Thank you also. But a hat-tip has to go to “In Him.” For it was the “life” in one of that much beloved believer posts, that brought the idea for the post to my heart. After a few days for it to metastasize and stand before God, so I wrote. For any life that lifts up Christ and points to Him can cause increase and growth. Blessings Much love in Christ, Not me
  2. The greatest and most blessed place to be before God is to; “I don’t know, I don’t see, I don’t understand.” This realization, of how empty, and in need of everything we are. This understanding of the hopelessness of our situation, in and of ourselves. This is the comprehension of the scripture; “in my flesh dwells no good thing”. or ......... (in myself, all is sin, and I am incapable of doing anything good or understanding anything correctly by my own strength.) This understanding, by the heart of the believer, puts a believer in the best and the most growing position before God. Where the heart sees that unless God Himself does it, it will not get done, yet it must get done. For they see they are totally incapable of doing those things that are required. The heart that knows and sees this, is a heart that will stay on the cross. Will not get off to try to help God out. For it sees all its efforts are futile and will only be another act of trying to establish a righteousness of their own. For it sees that only faith in God, pleases God, and only faith can receive from God, and receive from God they must. Scripture says; 1 Corinthians 8:2 (NASB) If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know; What truth is being brought forth here? How are we to understand this scripture? The total realization of just how poor in both our ability and our understanding and knowledge, we are, in ourselves. Scripture says; 1 Corinthians 11:31 (NASB) But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. We are told we are to judge our own behavior in this world, but we are to judge rightly, as God would judge. But to judge as God would judge we need to see our behavior as God sees our behavior. This is something that God Himself has to bring to past. But thanks be to God Himself, that He does, but He shows us, line upon line, here a little and there a little. For if we were to see our behavior as God sees it all at once we would find ourselves more than willing to pull off arms and legs to be freed from this monster called “self”. For if we were to see all the ramifications of our behavior, death would be much more preferable than to live one more second under the control of self. But this seeing self as it is, is something that needs to be done, if we are to grow. This judging ourselves as God does, is in itself, such a blessing, for in it, is the making of us running to the cross of Christ, that we can take our place in and with Him on the cross to be crucified with Him, that we ourselves might be done away with. For the believer sees that his choice now is; To be stuck with himself or to flee to Christ Jesus for the new life that was promised him. This humility, for that is what it is. This emptying one’s self of all they are, or as scripture says “all that was born in Adam” is, (if growth in Christ is desired) is the doorway to all growth. For scripture says: 1 Peter 5:6 (NASB) Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, It is this willingness to lay low for however long God deems it necessary. For the heart that is truly humble seeks not to be elevated. It only seeks for a more lower and greater humbling of itself. So that it’s only and sole desire is to empty itself of itself, that Christ Himself might become their all and all. This is the most blessed place to come to. For it not only is the place of rest in God. It is our final place of rest in God. For once this state of heart is in the believer it is now a matter of it getting deeper and deeper. The humility before God never ends. It only gets more restful, more peaceful, more of Christ. This heart that has learned to rest in Christ and not in themselves is a heart that God will most assuredly fill with Himself. For this simple reason; That is why God made man’s heart, to give Himself someplace to live. Blessings, Much love in Christ, Not me
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    How Do I warn Others?

    I have thought that the best and greatest gift I can give everybody, and anybody, those people I know, and those I don’t, is to make myself 100% obedient to the Lord Jesus Christ. Seeing how obedience to Him is the greatest gift of love I can give to all. (My thinks,) Blessings, Much love in Christ, Not me
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    Glory in your flesh

    Reading your post my heart swelled with your relationship/hunger and joy in and after Christ. You are soooo correct about the weapon of humility against self. But know/see/realize and understand, it is the “only” weapon against self, for everything else is a work of self. For humility is the only thing that pulls up the “plant of self” by the roots. By all means keep that discipline that God has shown you inwardly, for it (humility) is the doorway to all increase. It could be said; “to the degree of humility, is to the degree of Christ” Thank you for having a heart after Truth and being willing to give up your/self to find it. For it is the only way to find it. Blessings, Doing the “happy dance” in Christ, Not me
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    Valentine Greetings

    Thanks for the heart felt smiles! Blessings Turtletwo; May Christ fill us all with Himself, in a new and awesome way. Much love in Christ, Not me
  6. Thanks for the blessings this morning Cletus, My heart jumped for joy when I read the words; “if we could use only one word to summarize the bible that word would be... Life.” Than to read; “my own sin was cursing my life.....etc” than...... “because He wants us to have Life and life more abundantly Thanks for sharing a bit of your testimony....Beautiful. These are wise and insightful words learned from the Mouth of Truth Himself.... Blessings, Much love in Christ, Not me
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    The willing is present

    Blessings as we focus on Christ so He might be manifested in our lives to a greater and greater degree. Much love in Christ, Not me
  8. Scripture says; Romans 7:18 (NASB) For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good [is] not. “the willing is present in me” This willingness that is to be present in us, is the the willingness to choose the good or the righteous thing in any and all circumstances, rather than what we ourselves want. This is the willingness that we are called to have in us. This desire to the good or the righteous thing, is that which must be brought forth in the believer. This is that in Scripture “God works in us to will~~~etc”. This willingness is what God is continually working in us to a deeper degree regardless of how much growth we possess.. So how does God actually work this “will to do” in us? Look at Jonah. God didn’t force him. God brought circumstances (sometimes unpleasant for that’s all we will listen to) that caused Jonah, of his own free will to choose the good. Jonah could have not said anything on the boat, but he chose the righteous thing, he chose to speak, and tell the truth, which he knew would condemn him, yet save the men on the boat. Whereby, because Jonah chose the good, God could and did work further in his life. This is where our struggle lies. Being taught to want the good and righteous thing. Our will’s vs God’s will which one will our will choose. (Once we are taught to want the good and the righteous thing, struggles for the most part turn into a brief moment of struggle as we die to our own will’s in the situation. But since we have learned that our own will’s are sin, and do not produce righteousness, we yield ourselves quicker and in a more complete way as we grow. But I digress.) This is our struggle, in the working out of our growing in Christ. This, being made willing to choose the good. For this is what we are called to, be willing to want the good. Once we have been taught with our will’s to choose the good. It is than that God can move to “working in us the “do” part. But the willing must come first. Once we can say like Paul “the willing is present in me” than it’s a question of how the good gets brought forth and manifested in our lives. This is where Scripture says; Romans 6:16 (KJV) Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? Though it is true we are powerless to produce the righteous thing in the strength of our own selfs. That is not the end of it...... As scripture says we can produce the righteous thing by yielding ourselves by faith to the Spirit of Christ in us. For with the will’s willingness to chose the good (Christ) or the evil (self) is where our freedom of choice begins and ends. Self or Christ are the two kingdoms set before us and in us. We can choose to yield to the Spirit of God in us (which all Christians have if they are His) or we can choose to yield to that which we are familiar with. Which is letting self or the old nature still have the rule in us. We, all day long are given opportunities to live out from Christ or self. If by faith we yield ourselves to the Spirit of Christ in us, we will be able to manifest righteousness or the good in that particular situation. This submission to the Spirit of Christ in us is accomplished by being a do’er of the word where it tells us to “reckon ourselves dead unto sin but alive unto God”. For this is the limit of the freedom of our wills, we can choose who rules in us....Self or Christ. The doing of the good we are powerless in ourselves to accomplish. If we don’t reckon ourselves dead and submit ourselves onto God we will fail at the manifestation of righteousness. Scripture says the flesh (fallen nature/old man) is not, cannot be fixed, or made to do right. It can only be killed or put to death that a new life/nature might take over. This is the place of the choosing for the believer, whether they have victory or not, is to whom they yield themselves. Self or Christ, it’s always that choice. This yielding as servants to obey is accomplished by being a do’er of the instruction given of how to accomplish this act of yielding. Which is as we read to “reckon oneselfs dead onto sin but alive unto God”. This our deaths in Christ is that that frees us from the dictates and constraints and limitations and the inability of the old man to manifest righteousness. For the manifestation of righteousness is always God’s will, always. Is is by believing, we received the Spirit of God. It is by believing that we, all that was born from our mother’s womb, died with Christ. For all growth comes from God in and through faith. God’s heart is set on our being set free from sin so we can manifest righteousness in this present age. This is what the Galatians stumbled over. Having begun in the Spirit (faith/believing) they received salvation by simply believing what God’s judgment of things were. Now, as before, all growth comes the same way. By believing what God’s judgement are concerning our inability to obey the ordinances of God. So a simple turning of the will to God by faith on a moment by moment basis is that which sets the believer free from themselves so the works of the law can be fulfilled in them, not by them. For when Jesus died we died. It is believing this and reckoning it so on a moment by moment faith, that is what gives the believing hearts that which they most long for. Freedom from sin. If these writings have pricked something in your heart, go to God with them and ask about them. For only He can show the believer inwardly the truth or not about them. For growing in Christ is to be are all and all. Blessings Much love in Christ, Not me
  9. @Jostler I had to go through your post twice to make sure I was reading what I was reading.... Someone being taught how to follow the voice/peace of Christ in them. Thanks for sharing your relationship with Christ with us. You are 100% correct about the “peace of Christ in your heart” being the arbitrator of which way to go. For as you know it is the Spirit of Christ come to take His abode in us. Blessings as we learn to be ruled by the peace of Christ in our hearts. Much love in Christ, Not me
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    God’s Gift

    Soooo true, growing pains, or should I call them “dying to self” pains can be painful and difficult at times. I have learned that as I go through my trials. That if I keep my eyes on Christ, and give up that which I want, and search only for that which is righteousness in the situation. I maintain my joy and peace, and I get through them all that much quicker. Knowing that trials are how we grow. Wishing you all good things in Christ. Blessings, as we grow in Christ. Much love in Christ, Not me
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    Oh taste and see

    Thank you for the kind words Jostler. Growing in Christ is that which makes for life. Blessings,, Much love in Christ, Not me
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    Oh taste and see

    Your more than welcome PromisesPromises! It is a sad but true thing that there are so many around that would want to raise their voices against the knowledge of God. If we can do as Jeremiah did, getting God’s Word in our innermost being where they can become Spirit and Life in us. Is the one thing that is necessary. Being able to recognize and hear the Words of Life being spoken in our hearts whereby we can grow. Scripture says; Isaiah 30:15 (NKJV) ~~~~~~In quietness and confidence shall be your strength." Quietness and confidence to the Words of Life that have become Spirit and truth in us. Blessings, Much love in Christ, Not me
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    Oh taste and see

    Yes, God is good. Another day to grow closer to Him! blessings, Much love in Christ, Not me
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    Oh taste and see

    Psalm 34:8 (NASB) O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! “Oh taste and see the Lord is good” This scripture can only be understood as a call to know God by experience. It is by experience that God’s heart would have His children to know Him, so no doubting could and would exist. Faith and trust in Him is what His heart longs for, it is also what the human heart longs for, for it is the only thing that will cause the human heart to truly be at rest. For the heart that can and would fully take refuge in Him.....is the heart that would fully trust in His love for it. A heart that could and would fully give itself over to God, is a heart that would be willing to give up its preconceived notions of what it thinks to be right and wrong, for this is what self’s claim to fame is, self claiming to know right from wrong. To give up this self-righteous knowledge of right and wrong to be filled with what God says is right and wrong. For right and wrong are all things. It is knowing right from wrong that all humanity is called to. This is not what is right and wrong in man’s eyes, but right and wrong in God’s eyes, for it truly being that which is the eternal right and the eternal wrong. This is Divine understanding, seeing right and wrong from God’s perspective. This is where the foundation and security of the believers faith, that nothing can touch or harm, is to be found. This Divine knowledge of right from wrong, is that which the gates of hell can not prevail over. For it is the strength of eternal right that will prevail over all its enemies. For God loves the eternal right, which is what righteousness is. The heart that would be ruled by such, is a heart that can never be defeated, lose it’s joy, lose its peace or absolutely never ever lose it’s God. Oh to have a heart in us, such as this. “Blessed be the man who’s God is the Lord who’s heart is stayed on Thee.” God being the Eternal Good. To taste and see this Eternal Good is to taste and see the Eternal God. Oh to have a heart that would long to know God by experience is a heart that longs to, taste and see. “God, you are God, and you are good. Cause us to know you in all reality and all truth.....Cause us to taste and see” Blessings, Much love in Christ, Not me
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    God’s Gift

    If you would forgive me and allow me to speak boldly; Scripture says; John 16:33 (NKJV) "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." I’m grieved that you see Christianity as such a struggle. Though it is true, trials and tribulations are promised for the Christian. This is not the complete picture. The rest of the scripture says; “be of good cheer I have overcome the world.” Joy, peace, and rest in the believers life, is to be their mainstay, and the strength of their life. Even in persecution we are told that joy, peace and rest are to be ours. I will stand with you before the Throne of Grace that God would make known to you all the joy and peace and rest that is ours through believing. Matthew 11:28 (NASB) "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:30 (NASB) "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Blessings, Much love in Christ, Not me