“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
We don’t understand as we ought to when it comes to the things of God and pertaining to God…walking with God the Holy Spirit and keeping in step thereof. Only my opinion of course not knowing the hearts of men and women of God, only the evidence of what is seen around us on a daily basis pertaining to our struggles and fears and doubts and wavering back and forth in faith amongst Believers. My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I also include myself in this number of struggling as well. We attempt to try to achieve many things ourselves apart from God but leads us becoming independent from God and causes the enemy…ego– the joy to see that inner struggle and shipwreck faith when clearly we can do NOTHING apart from God, because that outter man knows not the spiritual things which pertains to God….only that which is worldly, Amen. The word states; “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” James 4:10. Humility and faith incorporated with love are our strongest weapons of warfare here and now. That humility of heart, that allows our Lord to fill us up with His Spirit that God will lift us above all adversity that we may encounter; “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. That faith that shakes mountains because we believe in the God of our Lord and Savior that is the same yesterday, today and forever; “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Revelations 22:13…and that love that surpasses all understanding that confuses “the world” because of its insensitivity to accept it; “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16. Kingdom virtues don’t compromise with sin or play parts in negotiations with the world or the enemy. Kingdom virtues stand in a position that looks at the world through the eyes of God and knows that it know, that it knows who we are and is evident by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. “Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us or for our adversaries?” He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?”…(a representative of the kingdom of heaven knows his place in this world), Amen. Let us, therefore, strive to put on these virtues as Ambassadors of Heaven, knowing who we are in Christ as the Lord leads us and direct us from faith to faith and glory to glory, being no longer tossed as a child, but striving to become mature in our faith to carry out the works God has prepared for us since the beginning; “For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” Hebrews 5:12. May the God and Father of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob watch over, protect and bless everything you do and touch in Jesus name. Amen.