Being members of the fallen human race, we all find ourselves, sooner or later, in an interpersonal conflict. Even among the spirit-begotten members of the church, there is intermittent conflict. Because this is a fact of life, we do well to consider how we can resolve these conflicts when they come into our lives.
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The position of ambassador, messenger, or envoy requires a loyal and trustworthy person who possesses firm principles and integrity. Integrity implies consistency in actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. Integrity suggests having an intuitive sense of honesty and truthfulness in one’s actions.
We must abide in him. How? By continually looking to him for wisdom and encouragement, continually relying on the grace of justification that we have in him and continually relying on his strength. We may try to do things in our own strength, but without him we are nothing.
Critical times of testing come, especially as we mature. In those trials, we should take serious inventory to see that God did miraculously call us. Unless we make a full consecration, it is not possible to understand the truth in depth. Past providences become very meaningful as we reflect upon them.
Jesus was trying to raise their thinking to a higher level. The supplied food represented his message, his words, but even the apostles did not have a depth of understanding until Pentecost when they got the Holy Spirit, the spirit of remembrance. Then the meaning of Jesus’ words dawned on them.
Many do not generally grasp the full import of immersion, and look at the water rather than the death which it symbolizes. The real baptism is that which cannot be seen, except in its influence upon the conduct; and the real church which is joined is the church whose names are written in heaven whose members cannot be known positively until the close of this age, when they shall be glorified with the Head.
Here is a good example of how we have to grow in our understanding of the deep things of God lest we react like zombies and our minds fail to grasp important details. This principle is especially true with regard to prophetic truths, which are dispensationally understood when the due time comes.
Why does God permit evil (calamities, afflictions, etc.) to come upon his faithful servants? and why are the wicked permitted to flourish?
“And I saw in the right hand of Him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the back close sealed with seven seals, Revelation Chapter 5 “And I saw in the right hand of Him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the back [or outside] close [...]
Genesis Chapter 24: Finding a Wife for Isaac, Eliezer Meets Rebekah at the Well, Isaac and Rebekah Wed.Feb 17th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Genesis, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)
Eliezer prayed that God would speedily show kindness to Abraham. (The answer came so fast that he almost could not believe it!) He prayed that when he would say, “Let down your pitcher so I may drink,” he would recognize the bride for Isaac by her reply, “Drink, and I will also bring water for your camels.” Eliezer laid down stipulations: the fleece, as it were. What an extraordinary test—that the woman would water all ten camels! He was looking for a bride with the proper attitude, one who was willing to go beyond what was required and render more out of love. Not only did Eliezer want a miracle, but also he wanted it right away and at this particular well. He did not desire to tarry in his mission.