Some suggest the war between Good and evil wages on, yet in the light of today how hard is it to find a meaningful amount of people in One area who can clearly articulate either position as if in agreement?
Are there times when it seems like both sides are wearing the same "Uniform"? As if both sides have become convinced they're positioned in the "Righteous light"? Here's your 'Sign" as some might suggest....
The biblical image here could be the weeds (tares) that grow among wheat
What happens whenever ANYTHING does not have a given "NAME"? Does that include the inhabitants of invisible spiritual realm?
Have you ever considered why Jesus pressed the demonic to the point the leading voice speaking identified itself as "Legion"? Though THEY were many (demons) the voice speaking on behalf of the many spoke for the rank and file who were then forced out and into a herd of pigs.....
Was the reason that He asked the name that Jesus did not already know the name of the spirit OR the fact Jesus IS ALWAYS the TEACHER? Why is it so difficult for most any believer to overcome the ANTI mindset?
The mindset of the "God does NOT hear my cries CROWD"?
Why does any ANTI crowd also NEED more members if not for the sake of the POWER OF THE CROWD. sw
Is this blindness because many can't see because the affects of the CROWD have dulled the INSIGHT of the Spirit? A MOST definite NO!
Why some might ask? Once again "Here's YOUR sign!
......because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God .
And what might prevent ANYONE from the entitlement (Power) of Knowing their prayers are heard of God?
And what makes ANY man or woman RIGHTEOUS in the sight of God?
Without knowing the CAUSE for ANYTHING how is it even possible to somehow CONFRONT the spirit of the issue in the moment? Especially if that same spirit has no NAME?
One must always remember in their prayer Life no matter how HOLY or HUMBLE one might assume their words sound in the ears of God.......to GOD belongs ALL Glory and Honor.
What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you?
You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God.
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives , that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God?
Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
"God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."
How relevant this next question will prove to be depends on several factors, but my point is Humble as many try to define Humble today is NOT what God acknowledges.
The ONLY thing a person can do with regard to 'Being" humbled by the Holy Spirit is to Listen to the Holy Spirit. Believe me when I say this, YOU will know when the Holy Spirit is the ONE speaking.
Even more so when God and your newly acknowledged enemy soon come visit you shortly there after and ATTEMPT to steal from you what God has given to you!
Your NEW enemy truly really is not new, but an otherwise "Old" friend (relative) who has since turned on you.
Much like a jealous sibling who will uses MANY ugly tactics, because your NEW realized enemy wants what God has placed (deposited) In You.
Humble is NOT how You and I define Humble. Humble is something ONLY the Holy spirit can cause to manifest within a person.
There is NO fixed formula for being Humble in the SIGHT OF GOD.
There's No set time line where having been humbled has finished its Good work. Granted there are many convincing ACTORS in this world who are fully invested in their attempts made at obtaining the patent on "Salvation".
The TRUE believers IN CHRIST are NOT called to follow false Teachers who are "IMITATORS" hence why the presence of Christ in so many also LOOKS so different!
1 John 4:18
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him.
Tears alone or tears combined with prescript declarations don't make you humble. The Holy Spirit is the one who brings you the uncontrolled tears of Joy.
Hot off the press and from the Hymn book of Solemn Praise many will sing unto God are these precious words.
Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end. NIV
I'll Give you a biblical example, but first ask your SELF this, Is a person considered Humble because they've declared themselves HUMBLE?
In the following passage (I've also rechecked in as many as 5 translation) are the commentary of the author who also recorded the book of Numbers.
Exactly how does someone (Moses) write for the sake of God to include the lively and likeness of their own person? More so if that same Person has been appointed OF GOD to also tell the story?
What would a jealous sibling sound like who might hope to refute what was recorded ABOUT Moses? When or IF a personality were to ATTEMPT to undermine someone who does belong to GOD, what are they also seduced into DOING?
Are these type of siblings now stuck with having to go to great lengths in order to somehow refute that Moses did write the first 5 books of the bible...Good luck with that and may God forgive them for they Know NOT what they DO!
(Now Moses was a very humble man , more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.)
And who is the God sent Poster Child as if the image of the most MATURED son of God?
Is Godliness only the matter that suggest, "Well someone has to do it" OR should it be that God desires His Joint heirs to be brought to maturity to the place of "Confidence"?
And where might that be if NOT the day of Judgement where the sons of the Living God are revealed not only for WHO they are, but for the sake of WHO helped them reach Maturation?
So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me."
For Jesus had said to him, "Come out of this man, you evil spirit!"
9 Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" NIV
Is it possible there is POWER in a name and there's power to discern between God and Evil because we DO know with certainty what certain "Names" and "Titles" were intended to reveal?
Is it true in a mans righteous efforts to relate to God half of his battle's will prove to be trying to discern who is for or against him?
And if those type of questions are ANYWHERE to be found in the House of God at what point do those same things become our SIGN as if believers who are not only In Christ but also those who are possessed by and have the mind of Christ.....Form this day forward why not let it be known that PINK elephant in the room does have a NAME?
It is Christ who makes right the wrong, it is his power that cure the illness, heals the marriage, raises the dead or whatever the misunderstood consideration is.
Whenever it is brought to question in terms of who's doing what under the terms of participation in the realm of life and Godliness it must always be remembered that it is the Lord "Who will raise him Up"!
1 Cor 15:17-19
And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.
Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.
Provided the needed circumstances come those who belong to this world WILL leave you for the next most desirous thing.
Joseph the adopted personage that helped watch over the maturation process of Christ.
How do I know? For me personally "Who God trust I also Trust"?
I Tried to study the limited details of his recorded participation in the life of Christ in the words of God. There was more said of Mary than Joseph.
What was said of his (Joseph) person was also ALL that I needed to hear and see as if a living example of what John was describing in his own decrease!
God did say it is NOT good than man be alone... Amen? But it was also said by way of Gods spirit "If God be for us who can stand against us"...Praise God
The word uniformity is nothing new, yet I believe the defining God like character of that word is getting so 'Close" its going to eventually require sudden movement on the part of this giant (One spiritual man God is raising up in the earth) in order that it's presence can be discerned.