“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 2 more gems – freedom

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The mindman cannot keep still. The words of God burn. The words keep coming like an avalanche, with little time or space (in the mind) for any other thought. He has been praying for the ‘mind of Christ’ taking over his mind completely recently, more intensely. Here are some of the answers.

(1 Corinthians 2:16 “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.)

__________________Words of God as understood in the spirit (led by the Holy Spirit). Today we focus on ‘paradox’ in God’s dictionary.

Freedom: This means ‘not free’ in human or natural terms. A very difficult word for the human natural mind. How to be free and yet not free? Yet in the supernatural (spiritual realm, this is real freedom!)

Romans 6:21-23 (ESV)

21 But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Great: Again, this means not great in human or natural terms. But in the supernatural (God’s dictionary) realm, this is real greatness!

Matthew 18:3-5  (ESV)

and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me,

Matthew 20:26 It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,

Luke 6:22-24 (ESV)

22 “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.

Hardness: This word ties with another word, love. The heart, which is a spiritual state, can be hardened by lovelessness. The cold sets in and ice forms like crust. All these happen not in the unseen but real realm. This word also ties with the word unbelief. Again, this is a spiritual state. It means you do not believe in the spiritual reality of God. How to remove this spiritual crust? Spiritual love of God. 

  1. Matthew 19:8
    He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.
  2. Mark 3:5
    And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
  3. Mark 16:14
    The Great Commission ] Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen.

I: This is a paradox word. The ‘I’ must die so that another ‘I’ may live. No death, no life. Who am “I”? It is not what I think I am. It is what God thinks “I am”. What God thinks will qualify you to enter His kingdom. Jesus said, “unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” (John 3:5)

Galatians 2:20-21 (NKJV)

20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”

Romans 8:13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

John 3:6-7 (NKJV)

That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’

Jesus (Yeshua): This word is defined by each believer of Jesus. No one can force you to use a definition which means nothing to you. What you believe is what you get.

Matthew 7:23 (NKJV)

23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

King: There are only two kings. The one to whom you give your full trust and loyalty is your king. Your king issues decrees and since you are his subject you will need to follow. Royal decrees cannot be changed or broken. Your king has absolute right and authority over you. When you end up in the place where the real King assigns you, you will know which king (King) you have submitted to all your earthly lives. 

Here are some examples of the outcome when you disobey your real King (the Son of God, Jesus):

  1. Matthew 8:12
    But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
  2. Matthew 13:42
    and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
  3. Matthew 13:50
    and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
  4. Matthew 22:13
    Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
  5. Matthew 24:51
    and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
  6. Matthew 25:30
    And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
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