Humanity with Divinity! (Partakers of the divine nature, 2 Peter 1:4)

I’m kinda glad I haven’t been much available the last week or so on facebook except for some personal things on my trip to Arkansas! I love dialogue and discussion on things concerning the kingdom and I believe we must be very flexible yet cautious not to label everything heretical or satanic just because it’s outside our scriptural comfort zone! I believe I can say as much or more than many of you, I love the veracity of the scriptures and consider myself a purist in the written word. I was raised and brought up in the authority of the scriptures, and of the “man of God!” (2 Tim.3:16) The man Christ Jesus in all of his humanity as well as His divinity, was the center of it all as the son of man as well as the Son of God! (I. Tim. 3:16: I. Tim. 2:5)

In light of controversies going on still concerning the kingdom, the “fall” of several high profile ministries, as well as the passing of several prophets and teachers of a couple of generations past, we still look at things as “good and bad” rather than seeing the reality of the humanity of those that carry the gospel! I’m not at all justifying the wrongs and failures of the flesh, but I also believe we are mostly hypocritical when we still look past our own sins and shortcomings in our own spirits, as well as the flesh! We justify ourselves while we still move and flow in our gifting, expecting everyone to receive and honor what we “do” in the Lord! What about our mistakes from the past, what about the wrongs we’ve done in ministry in our own immaturity, but our Father did give us the grace to go on and grow even though many times we were blinded by our own imaginations?!?

We all understand the “gifts and calling are without repentance” or are irrevocable, which means the “the gift is God’s and we are but flesh or human!” Yet we are “spirit beings” which is why we have gifts and abilities from our creator and we live in a human body and have human experiences. That doesn’t disqualify us from not only “used” by God, but loved by Him. While we were yet sinners, He loved us and He doesn’t love us any less now. (Romans 5:8-10) Why don’t we just follow the admonition of just one example of a passage of scripture by our believed apostle Paul, to the Corinthians:

I. Cor. 4:1-5- Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or even by a human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I know nothing against myself, yet I am not hereby justified by this: but He who judges me is the Lord. Vs. 5- THERFORE JUDGE NOTHING BEFORE THE TIME, UNTIL THE LORD COMES, WHO WILL BOTH BRING TO LIGHT THE HIDDEN THINGS OF DARKNESS AND REVEAL THE COUNSELS (motives) OF THE HEARTS. THEN EACH ONE’S PRAISE WILL COME FROM GOD…

Father, forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness and “let us lay aside every weight, and (the sin) which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…” (Heb. 12:1b)

I. John 1:7- But if we walk in the light as He is light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

GRACE AND PEACE,

JIM B.

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