Adoption, Disciple, Enlistment – A Call to War – 2

August 16, 2014 at 3:30 am (Devotionals, WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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The Christian in Complete Armor by William Gurnall – pages 24-25

~ The Follower’s Call to Courage ~

A cowardly spirit is beneath the lowest duty of a Follower of the Messiah. You of all men will need courage and determination if you hope *to obey your heavenly Captain’s orders.  He commands you, ‘Be thou strong and very courageous. ..’ Why? So you can stand in battle against war like nations? So you can make a great name for yourself? No! But ‘. ..that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses, My servant, commanded thee.’ (Josh. 1:7) That is why you need a more courageous spirit to obey God faithfully (in full trust) than to command an army of men; to be a Follower of the Captain than a captain. The challenge exceeds the bravery of the best unless they have help from a source greater than themselves.

Secular reason sees a Follower of Christ on his knees and laughs at the feeble posture God’s child assumes as his enemies descend upon him. *Only divine insight can perceive what mighty preparations are actually taking place. Yet just as an unarmed soldier cannot achieve the military exploits of a well-equipped infantryman, so the carnal follower cannot hope to do the exploits for God which the committed follower can expect through prayer. *Prayer is the main line that leads straight to the throne of God. By it the Follower approaches God with humble boldness of faith (trust), takes hold of Him, wrestles with Him, and will not let Him go until he has His blessing.

Meanwhile, the canal follower, asleep to the dangers of his sinful state, rushes headlong into battle with a foolhardy confidence that soon turns yellow when his conscience wakes up and sounds the alarm that his sins are upon him. Then, unnerved by this surprise attack, he throws down his weapon, flees from the presence of God with guilty Adam, and dares not look Him in the face.

*Every duty in the Followers whole course of walking with God is lined with many difficulties which shoot at him through hedges on his march toward heaven. He must fight the enemy for every inch of ground along the way. Only those noble-spirited souls who dare take heaven by force are fit for this calling.

《Continued tomorrow》
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–Questions to ponder for further digestion–

♡Being united in the Messiah gives the profound gift of the Spirit which then causes the soul to fight and delight to do all that the Master instructs. Do I fully understand the heavenly view of who to please and why this is so vital as stitching in the garment of my battle attire?

♡Why do we as humans seem to struggle with “seeing” prayer as an inactive action?

♡Do I see that my tendency is always to place my own actions and tactics as the primary power in the exchange between the seen and unseen?

♡How should the opening of my eyes to these new perspectives sharpen my courage, shape my breast-plate, and train my knees for war?

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And that man is only One, His name is Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ)! Who alive and active within many becomes such an army!

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah

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  1. Adoption, Disciple, Enlistment – A Call to War – 2 | sevv61's Blog said,

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  2. Neil said,

    One statement is enough for a mature and evolved spirit to understand the immortal importance of a sentence, of a written line, due to its indestructible invaluable content that teaches how the spirit should act to develop the inner God, or to turn into Spirit and Truth, or to realise in it the teachings of the Bible – YOU ARE GODS.
    There are people who devour books, searching for religions, sects and banners, listening to the incarnate and the discarnate, but they do not change inwardly and do not really blossom… They are like mediocrity that goes around the PERFECTION, without ever reaching it…
    The Exemplary Word warned these people, by saying: “The Kingdom of God is inside each one, it does not come with external signs.”
    Therefore, those who do not know how to LOOK FOR THEMSELVES, and have not FOUND THEMSELVES yet, will have to search high and low, hovering unhappily, in the kingdom of emptiness and painful doubts.
    An old initiatic saying teaches: “The good disciple awaits doing good.”
    The Exemplary Word also taught: “Upon your patience you shall build your souls.”
    These abstracts say to the immature, to those empty spirits: “Learn how to run to your inner self, because it is there that God has placed His Divine Virtues, which, when blossomed, will make you a TOTAL ONE, GOD IN GOD, BECAUSE NO ONE WILL BE CHILD OF GOD ETERNALLY.”
    However, let us remember these wise words: “One word to those who understand it is worth a whole speech to those who do not understand it.”

    All the best. With love, Neil.

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    • buttrflygrl14 said,

      Isaiah 45:5
      I Am Adonai; there is NO other; besides Me there is no God.

      Isaiah 44:6
      Thus says Adonai, Israel’s King and Redeemer, Adonai-Tzva’ot: I AM the first, and I Am the last; BESIDES ME THERE IS NO GOD.

      Isaiah 43:10
      You are My ☆witnesses☆ says Adonai, and My servant whom I have chosen, so that you can know and trust Me and understand that I AM HE – NO GOD WAS PRODUCED BEFORE ME, NOR WILL ANY BE AFTER ME.

      Deuteronomy 32:39
      See now that I, yes, I, Am He; there is no god beside Me. I put to death, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal; NOONE SAVES ANYONE from MY HAND!

      2 John 7-11
      For many deceivers have gone out into the world, people who do not acknowledge Yeshua the Messiah’s (Jesus Christ) coming as a human being. Such s person is a deceiver and an anti-Messiah. Watch yourselves, so that you won’t lose what you have worked for, but will receive your full reward. Everyone who goes ahead and does not remain true TO WHAT THE MESSIAH HAS TAUGHT DOES NOT HAVE GOD. Those who remain true to His teaching have both the Father and the Son. If someone comes to you and does not bring you this teaching, don’t welcome him into your home. Don’t even day “Shalom (peace)!” to him; for the person who says “Shalom!” to him SHARES IN HIS EVIL DEEDS.

      Revelations 21:3
      I heard a loud voice from the throne say, “See! God’s sh’khinah (glory) is WITH mankind, and He will live WITH them. They will be HIS people, and He Himself, GOD-WITH-THEM, will be THEIR God.

      … Thus says the Lord God Almighty…Elohim… God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, I Am, the Father, Yeshua, the Son, the Holy Spirit… the ONLY God. May His name be praised. .. His alone! I need not know myself. .. only Him.

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      • Neil said,

        Hi.
        When the so-called Initiatic Wisdom, or Science of the Mysteries, or Science of the Oracles instructs men to know themselves, so that then they may get to know the Universe and the Gods, it instructs nothing but to acknowledge that everything emanates from the ONE ORIGIN, that IN HIM everything moves and everything achieves the purpose..
        Thousands of years later, when Jesus reaffirmed the ‘YOU ARE GODS’, He said nothing but the same truth. However, with the corruption of the Sublime Doctrine of the Path, these and other FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS have been forgotten, buried under the debris of all sorts of simulations and machinations, seriously harmful to people’s spiritual progress.
        To say that all religions are good is the same as to purposefully insult the TRUTH. No DIVINE OR FUNDAMENTAL TRUTH depends on human opinion in order to be. The TRUTH is good and the mistakes of religion fabricators will have to burst against it.
        Morals, Love, Revelation, Wisdom and Virtue are the positive factors that will make the Inner Christ of the spirit blossom. Pocket, Stomach, Sex, Pride and Selfishness are the factors that, used negatively, shall lead the spirit to weeping and grinding of teeth.
        A new cyclical-evolutionary time is coming to Humanity; but the Law of God and the Divine Model Christ will see those who did wrong, grieving their guilt, because they will not go through any changes.

        All the best. With love, Neil.

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        • buttrflygrl14 said,

          Neil, Child OF God

          If you would…Please answer some questions?

          Your references are at best sketchy and at the least too vague. Where are your references in the Word of God that you are using? Please state the context in which you are discerning them.

          If you are god… then why do you need forgiveness from God? Why must you call to God for help. God has no need. .. no help can be given Him as He is God. Do you truly believe there will ever be a day where God will not know infinitely more than us – the created? Yeshua, Jesus said HE is the Truth. .. Never qualifying that those who come to believe and follow Him will then BE the Truth. ..As He is. Or the Way or the Life. That we are dependant upon God MAKES God – God, and us His Created. .. Children.

          God keep you. ..

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  3. linda herz said,

    From Lord of the Rings – Return of the King, when on horseback, Eowyn in full armor and Merry, who is riding in her lap before her, as they come over the rise at Pelennor Fields and see Gondor being attacked, gripped with fear from what their eyes are beholding, then exchange these simple words….. “Courage, Merry…. courage for our friends.” Once you let in the overwhelming truth that Jesus DIED for you/me, stepped in front of the bus for you/me, took the bullet for you/me, I mean God removes the blinders and for the first time one can see the TRUTH, there’s just no turning back.

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    • buttrflygrl14 said,

      Amen! Courage is that thing you get when you think “am I crazy? What am I thinking!?” And the Lord says, “indeed you may be what some call crazy, let Me do the thinking. .. you just ride right into the heart of what looks like death and madness! Nothing is impossible. .. how will you know if you don’t rise up and go?”
      Isn’t it funny. .. we often find this area the most untested part of our walk. God said to test Him, and we drill Him with questions, test His patience, treat His love, but the number one thing we don’t test. .. is His impossibility!
      Hugz Samwise ♡

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