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“Respect”

May 24, 2016

by: worksbyjj

 

It seems as if everyone today is saying they get no respect! Yet its been my observation that most who complain about getting no respect are the ones who give no respect.

Let me ask you a question, “IF” you were to see someone who claims to be a Christian, and who says they believe the Bible and believe in God, though they do not understand the teaching of the gospel and yet are burned out on all of the greedy churches so much that they actually don’t want to hear from anyone what they think the bible means; is it disrespectful to try and show them the Truth of the Way?

In other words, am I disrespecting them for trying to give them understanding in the Word that they need in order to alleviate their antagonism formed by making the conclusion that anyone who preaches the gospel and asks for donations is to be despised as being too greedy. Complicated by their lack of understanding, this can be a heavy weight to carry.

For this form of antagonism comes with a deep rooted bitterness and anger. Emotions that wreak havoc on all areas in your life; both spiritual and physical. But the Lord whom she says she believes in wants us to have an abundant life full of blessings. Blessings found along the Way.

Exposing to me that she has misplaced her faith, and goes from torment to torment. Is it wrong for one who knows to want to share the Way with someone who says they believe… and may be ready to believe?

Personally I think not. But it’s been my experience from several encounters of this same nature, to hear them say because I continue to try to show them the Way of the gospel, that I am disrespecting them.

I dare say that if Jesus himself was to come down and try to teach them, that they would say he was disrespecting them too.

There’s a verse in the Bible that says something like, ‘How beautiful are the feet of him who bears good news.’

But if you believe you already believe and consider anyone who tries to show the Truth of  the gospel, which by the way, is contradictory to their accepted belief, is being disrespectful; then how will you ever learn the Way of the Gospel?

I Corinthians 14:22 says: “Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers.” niv So with the gift of prophecy, like Paul, I too “… would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.” niv

And:

Rev. 19:10 “The testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy” niv

But, again, how can they hear the Way if they have already rejected me, or anyone, who comes to them with the Truth of the gospel?

They can’t … can they?

For all the false prophets, teachers, preachers out there in the world, who have no understanding in the “Hidden Wisdom” of God in/and of Jesus……it would be good to avoid them. It’s recorded in The World Christian Encyclopedia that there are over 30,000 different doctrine teaching (supposedly Christian) churches.

But when your bitterness over the false prophets carries over to even resist hearing a true prophet, then your wall will never be breached from without.

Ahhh, But from within, the wall can be breached! “IF” your bitterness has not totally corrupted your ability to reason?

Has it? Will I be able to ask and reveal answers to scriptures lead to you in a reasonable frame of mind…without the pre-judgment of how you feel about the false prophets?

If I can still touch that part of your mind, then, like Isaiah 1:18 shows, with reason, God was able to show Isaiah the way of the Truth in/of  God, and more importantly, he was able to believe in the Son of God then, and incarnate in the future.

And should you choose to continue walking in the Way, you will begin to grow in your understanding. And after its “increasing measure” has come to discern the Way of/in Jesus, you will never again be bothered by the fear of your lack of understanding in yourself and in the other false preaching, teaching, and prophets. You will become an aware, True, preaching, teaching prophet. And in God’s will with your own you will embrace the Way of God’s Love and Truth. All antagonism shrugged off as a dusty cover.

But can I breach your wall with my appeal to your reason?

I Corinthians 14:21 says: “In the law it is written: through men of strange tongues and through the lips of foreigners I will speak to this people, but even then they will not listen to me,” says the Lord. niv

Is it possible to have this reasoning of Words that will only speak of what the Bible says with reasoning that reaches understanding? It must be possible for us or Paul would have never preambled this verse…

With…“Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults!” (Emphasis mine.) I Corinthians 14:20

If I am being disrespectful for talking to you to try and show you your wall of resistance fueled by your conviction that no one can know the Truth so why bother and quit talking to me about something you have stated you don’t want to talk about; Then, you stand self-condemned behind a wall of your own making…forever bitter and hateful.

You can use your power of reasoning to hear and judge the merits of reasoning For or Against. And I know that the nods for, will prevail over every item reasoned, and at the end of it all you will still stand wherever you choose.

Enlightened or stuck in the rut of your emotions deep with bitterness and resentful of any meaningful conversations in the teaching of the Way of the gospel by anyone so disrespectful to even try; then, go your way and wait on God to prepare your way. I only hope you soon realize that at the end of misery is only more of the same until you cry out for God with a contrite spirit, and begin walking in the Way of True Faith. For “Faith expresses itself through love!” niv Galatians 5:6

In Him,

J.J.

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