Sunday, October 10, 2010
“Being ‘Teachable’ – 101”…Blog. [1/?]
What does being “Teachable”… really mean? Many times as a child, we are placed in a schooling environment and are told to ‘learn’. Then, we are rewarded; by a ‘grade’. That ‘continues’ throughout our secular educational life… no matter how far we advance in our secular education. Many carry that ‘mindset’… into their Spiritual thinking; when they become a Christian. But being a “Christian”… and by saying “SO”… “Does ‘NOT’ mean that ONE; is Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God!” Here in America… the word “Christian”… has become a “Social Term”. Many who say they are… are really Not True Christians; according to the Bible!
*** (Romans 8:9) But you = are not in the flesh, = but in the Spirit, = if = the Spirit of God dwells in you. = But if anyone = has not the Spirit of Christ, = he is “none” of His.
*** (1Corinthians 12:13) For also by one Spirit = we are all baptized = into one body, = whether Jews or Greeks, = whether bond or free, = even all = were made to drink into one Spirit.
*** (1Corinthians 2:14) But the natural man = does ‘not’ receive = the things of the Spirit of God, = for they are foolishness to him; = neither = can he know them, = because they are spiritually discerned.
Right away ‘Someone’… will disagree about Christianity and being called a Christian. The President… “Imam Obama”… says he is a Christian, and yet supports Abortion… the “Murder” of Innocent Babies… in their Mother’s Wombs. Yet in his book, the Audacity he said he supports the Islamic and in his United Nations speech did the Same. Past President Clinton… who shamed our nation; with his Lascivious acts with Monica Lewinsky… also claimed to be a Christian. He too along with the Imam… attended a Christian Church.
*** (Luke 11:23) He = who is ‘not’ with Me [Jesus] = is against Me, = and he who = does not gather with Me = scatters.
*** (Luke 6:46) And why do you call Me [Jesus] = Lord, = Lord, = and do ‘not’ do = what I say?
Without making that ‘distinction’… one cannot even ‘Presume’ to be “Teachable!” One must first “Submit”… To the Complete Authority of the Holy Word of God! When one is ‘Truly Born Again’, they have done so; by believing in the “Finished Work of Christ” according to… “John 7:38-39”. Do you know that Verse? If you don’t; please open your Bible and read it. “According to the Scriptures”… in the only ‘correct’ belief on Jesus! “Not”–what some “Church or Denomination”… Teaches or Preaches… but according... “TO THE SCRIPTURES!”
*** (Luke 4:4) And Jesus answered him, saying, = It is written that = "man shall not live by bread alone, = but by ‘every’ = Word of God."
*** (Acts 17:11) And these = were more noble = than those of Thessalonica, = in that they = received the Word = with all readiness of mind = and searched the Scriptures = daily = to see if those things were so.
*** (Ephesians 5:9-10-11) For the fruit of the Spirit = consists of every form of = goodness, righteousness, = and Truth.
(Eph 5:10) Proving = what is acceptable = to the Lord,
(Eph 5:11) and have = nothing to do = with the unfruitful works of darkness. = Instead, = expose them = for what they are.
*** (Isaiah 5:20) Woe to those = who call evil good = and good evil; = who put darkness for light = and light for darkness; = who put bitter for sweet = and sweet for bitter!
Ok, before you read this… would you have thought ‘yourself’… “Teachable?” Remember our ‘Secular’ thinking cannot be allowed to = ‘Contaminate’ our “Spiritual Thinking”. Human ‘Logic & Reason’… “Cannot & May Not”… ‘Replace or Undermine’… “It is written”… or… “Thus says the LORD!” You ‘cannot’ allow your ‘humanistic’ reasoning abilities… to over ride The Scriptures: ‘If’ you do… ‘Then’ you are “NOT” Teachable. Many times after posting Scripture, there have been remarks such as… “That doesn’t seem reasonable or logical!”
*** (Isaiah 55:8) For My thoughts = are ‘not’ your thoughts, = nor your ways = My ways, = says Jehovah [God].
(Isa 55:9) For as the heavens = are higher than the earth, = so are My ways = higher than your ways, = and My thoughts = than your thoughts.
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them = through Your Truth. = Your Word = is Truth.
*** (Numbers 23:19) God = is not a man = that He should lie, = neither the son of man = that He should repent. = Has He said, = and shall He not do it? = Or has He spoken, = and shall He not make it good?
“Teach–ability” is simply… knowing that ‘You’; don’ have all the answers to life! True faith in God and in His Holy Word… ‘does’ mean that He does! “Trusting in God and the Finished Work of Redemption”… accomplished by Christ Jesus: simply means that You… will spend the rest of your life… “Learning about God and His Ways”… from His Holy Word! Yes, ‘Learning’ also includes–“Unlearning!” From our secular life before “Christ”… we were ruled by Passions, Desires and Society’s… “Mandates & Fashions & Rules!”
*** (Matthew 11:28-29-30) Come to Me [Jesus] = all you who labor and are heavy laden, = and I will give you rest.
(Matt 11:29) Take My yoke on you = and learn of Me, = for I am meek = and lowly in heart, = and you shall find = rest to your souls.
(Matt 11:30) For My yoke is easy, = and My burden is light.
*** (John 3:30) He [Jesus] = must increase, = but I = must decrease.
*** (Matthew 5:3) Blessed are the poor in spirit! = For theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.
Being “Poor in Spirit”… means poor; in the “Spirit of this World”. Did you ever think about, what is the “Spirit of this World?” The spirit of this world… can be readily seen in its attitude about “Life & Things!” We already know about “PC–Political Correctness” and how that “Taints & Deforms”… that which is “Right in God’s Word!” Just mention the Bible in any setting… and then gauge the reactions! Of course… Speak out ‘Against’ = Abortion – The Wholesale Murder of those Innocent Babies Killed: an your will get an “Adverse Response!” The Spirit of this World… is corrupted… “As it is written!”
*** (1John 5:19) We know = that we are of God, = and all the world = lies in Evil.
*** (1John 2:15-16-17) Stop = loving the world = and the things that are in the world. = If anyone = persists = in loving the world, = the Father's love is not in him.
(1Jn 2:16) For everything = that is in the world = the desire for fleshly gratification, = the desire for possessions, = and worldly arrogance = is not from the Father = but is from the world.
(1Jn 2:17) And the world = and its desires = are fading away, = but the person who does God's will [Word] = remains forever.
Continued next blog…
Thanks, In Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3.