MEDITATIONS ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE
By Glenn H. Jackson
______...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall
meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua
WISDOM IS THE ABILITY TO USE HIS KNOWLEDGE
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the babes in Christ, the men and women who have been living beneath their privileges, who have never developed their spirits, these believers are living in the realm of the senses rather than in the realm of the Word.
5:12: "For when by reason of the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need again that some one teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God."
____Paul is writing to men who have received
Eternal Life but have never grown in grace and knowledge. They have never taken advantage of their privileges. They are still babes in Christ.
____1 Corinthians. 3:1-3: "And I, brethren, could not speak unto you
as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, as unto babes in Christ. I fed you with milk, not with meat; for ye were not yet able to bear it: nay, not even now are ye able; for ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you jealousy and strife, are ye not carnal,
and do ye not walk after the manner of men?"
____The word, "carnal," means "sense-governed." These babes in Christ have never grown out of their first faith in Christ as Savior. The vast riches of grace that belong
to them have never been touched. They have Eternal Life, but they are living under the direction of their senses. It is what they see, what they feel, and what they experience that governs their lives. The Word has not yet gained the ascendancy over them.
They must have others pray for them because they can't take their rights. They know nothing of the Word. The senses are active competitors of the Word. They war against the Word.
____They keep the recreated spirit
in bondage until the mind is renewed. Treat the Word as you would treat the Master if He were here. Act on the Word as you would on a telegram from Jesus.
Reflections of the Father's Heart . . .
REFLECTIONS OF THE FATHER'S HEART
[Exhortations From The Father]
* There is NO deficiency in Me - or in My Kingdom.
"deficient" - lacking an adequate or proper supply; incompleteness; defective; "the Kingdom" - the "realm"[sphere of existence]
wherein the "true" Christian life is lived out to its fullest; the sphere in which Jesus truly reigns as Lord in one's life; the position from which ALL true Kingdom-position and service begins and is maintained;
this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, [as to] what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, [as to] what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? "Look at the birds of the air, that
they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and [yet] your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? "And who of you by being worried can add a [single] hour to his life? "And why are you worried about clothing?
Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. "But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is [alive] today
and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, [will He] not much more [clothe] you? You of little faith! "Do not worry then, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?'
the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for
itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own".... Matthew 6:25-34 NASB