The truth about every man of God

The truth about every man of God
The goal of our Bible reading and study is to find out what it means. Each biblical passage has a set meaning intended by its author. Follow these simple guidelines to help better grasp what God’s Word is saying through 2 Corinthians 10. 

The truth about every man or woman of God is that they’re ordinary, human beings just like everyone else.

The apostles, Barnabas and Paul, in Acts 14:14-15 cried out, “Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God…”

However, the fact that they’re mere human beings like we’re is no license for us to “think of them as if they walk according to the flesh.” That’s also true for every believer. Hannah said, after Eli accused her of drunkenness, “Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.” 1 Samuel 1:16

Not everyone you see is a son or daughter of Belial, and not true that every preacher is after your money.

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: [4] (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) [5] Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; [6] And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-6

We’ve principles that we are guided by, unless maybe you’re lost. Those who belong to Christ Jesus, live and walk after the dictates of the Spirit.

Battles

We don’t live or fight our battles the same way other people do – never have and never will.

In Luke 22, that is when Judas betrayed the Messiah with a kiss, the other disciples saw what was about to happen, and they exclaimed, “Master, shall we fight? We brought along the swords!” And one of them slashed at the high priest’s servant and cut off his right ear. But Jesus said, “Don’t resist anymore.” And he touched his ear, and healed him. I hear Jesus say,

“But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.” Matthew 5:39

We use God’s mighty weapons, to pull down strongholds. We do not use men made weapons. “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” Romans 8:6

Ephesians 6:12-18 says,

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places . [13] Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. [14] Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; [15] And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; [16] Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. [17] And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: [18] Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”

God’s armour for you to resist the enemy with is salvation, truth, righteousness, peace, the word of God, faith, all prayer, and all perseverance.

Even in business we rely on godly principles not corruption, always working with our own hands, and God fearing.

We walk in obedience, and as God’s ministers we build lives of obedience into maturity and perfecting holiness.

Romans 5:3-6 says,

“… not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; [4] And patience, experience; and experience, hope: [5] And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. [6] For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”

Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? 2 Corinthians 10:7

It is true, Christians are merely ordinary, weak human being, but remember as you’re Christ’s, so are we – for when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly, that all may also become Christ’s.

“But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. [18] For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.” 2 Corinthians 10:17-18

– If anyone is going to boast, let him boast about what the Lord has done and not about himself.

Comparing ourselves is not wise

“For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.” 2 Corinthians 10:12

Our goal is to measure up to God’s plan for us, and this plan includes our working together!

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