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copper25
Dec 16th 2008, 03:53 PM
Acts 28:27) For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

How many people into today’s world fit this condition? Choosing to shut their ears to the truth and purity of the Gospel and rather opening their ears to fables, myths, and falsehood. It is a sad time where some many cannot discern right from wrong, not being able to tell apart good from bad. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” This verse describes perilous danger in today’s society. “Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” Yet how many people trust in their own ability to discern and please God in their lives. The snare, the hindrance, is when people don’t lean to God for understanding, on the word to see what is acceptable and what is not. You cannot be sanctified without the truth, being knowledgeable and keeping the truth in the midst of our heart.

Who can prosper without the guidance of God Almighty, who holds all influence and control? “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God”. This is not said in vain, because without His guidance we are in darkness, stumbling, and cannot see. The word can cut through falsehood in every way; this is why application is key. Anyone can store biblical knowledge but without application what growth or spiritual progress can be made? You can know “thou shalt not steal”, “thou shalt not commit adultery”, and “thou shalt have no other gods before me”, but putting them in to practice and being knowledgeable on how to keep and obey them is an entirely different matter. We can try our best, but it is written “man at his best state is altogether vanity”, so we need to seek and press toward the Lord prayerfully, “seek his face forevermore”, means just that, daily and diligently, nothing less, lest our hearts wax gross becoming vulnerable and susceptible to evil and spiritual corruption.

dan
Dec 18th 2008, 02:07 PM
...The Believers be allowed to become good people and please their Creator. In Jesus' Name we pray, amen.

HisLeast
Dec 18th 2008, 03:03 PM
Question: How does one know if one has successfully received proper understanding from God?

theBelovedDisciple
Dec 18th 2008, 07:26 PM
Acts 28:27) For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

How many people into today’s world fit this condition? Choosing to shut their ears to the truth and purity of the Gospel and rather opening their ears to fables, myths, and falsehood. It is a sad time where some many cannot discern right from wrong, not being able to tell apart good from bad. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” This verse describes perilous danger in today’s society. “Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” Yet how many people trust in their own ability to discern and please God in their lives. The snare, the hindrance, is when people don’t lean to God for understanding, on the word to see what is acceptable and what is not. You cannot be sanctified without the truth, being knowledgeable and keeping the truth in the midst of our heart.

Who can prosper without the guidance of God Almighty, who holds all influence and control? “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God”. This is not said in vain, because without His guidance we are in darkness, stumbling, and cannot see. The word can cut through falsehood in every way; this is why application is key. Anyone can store biblical knowledge but without application what growth or spiritual progress can be made? You can know “thou shalt not steal”, “thou shalt not commit adultery”, and “thou shalt have no other gods before me”, but putting them in to practice and being knowledgeable on how to keep and obey them is an entirely different matter. We can try our best, but it is written “man at his best state is altogether vanity”, so we need to seek and press toward the Lord prayerfully, “seek his face forevermore”, means just that, daily and diligently, nothing less, lest our hearts wax gross becoming vulnerable and susceptible to evil and spiritual corruption.


Even the 'elite' Religuous leaders of Jesus day.. thought they were the 'chosen'.. the sons of Abraham.. the 'elect' of God Himself... They thought 'their' way.. plus all the extra rules they burdened on their own besides following the Law... was the 'only' way... They were 'just' in their own eyes and did not believe they were 'blind' and 'deaf'.... Then Along comes the Son of Man..a lowly and meek Carpenter.. full of the Holy Ghost.. God manifest in the flesh.. full of Grace and Truth... He comes and tells them contrary... calls them the sons of satan instead, full of dead mans bones.. full of corruption... and 'blind' and 'deaf'.... these who were 'just' in their own eyes and own hearing or Proclamation that they were the 'chosen' of God...

One must have his/her heart cirucumcised by the Holy Ghost.. this done by the LORD Himself...He opens ears and opens eyes.. not only physical.. but 'spiritually'... having your eyes and ears circumcised to the things that pertain to the Kingdom of Heaven.. May many come to this place in Him... where hearts, ears, eyes are cut loose from the flesh and focused on those things which pertain the Kingdom of Heaven...