The world judges by outward physical appearances; God judges by the heart! The world sees external differences such as race, gender, physical appearance, and religious differences; Christ sees the intention of the heart. The world chooses smooth talkers who tell them what they want to hear; Christ knows the motivation of the heart!
“Because these people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips while their heart is far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment OF MEN learned by rote…the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the discernment of their discerning men shall be hid. Woe to those who HIDE deep from the LORD their counsel, whose DEEDS ARE IN THE DARK, and who say, ‘Who sees us? Who knows us? You turn things UPSIDE DOWN! Shall the potter be regarded AS THE CLAY; that the THING MADE should say of its maker, ‘He did not make me’; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, ‘He has no understanding?” Isaiah 29:13-16
“They exchange the glory of God for images… they exchange the TRUTH for a lie and worship the creation rather than the Creator” Romans 1:22
Discernment is key! Instead of buying what the world and world rulers are selling; we buy what Christ Jesus is offering: his Holy Spirit to train our senses to see as God sees, to hear as God hears, and our heart to spiritually perceive as God perceives: seeing and hearing the true intentions of a person’s heart!
“These people honor me with their lips, but their HEART is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men” Matthew 15:8
When love is blind it judges by external appearances and when the externals change it stops loving. It moves on to the next object…it changes…..and it goes on to the next object…
When LOVE is truly blind, it does not see external differences, it sees only itself in a heart or the absence of itself in a heart. When True LOVE sees its absence in you it GIVES of itself until it sees the spark lit again! When True LOVE sees itself in you, it GIVES of itself to make the flame bigger and brighter!!!!!!!
“Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of steadfast LOVE; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD, that he may come and RAIN salvation upon you [rain his Spirit River upon you]. You have plowed iniquity, you have reaped injustice, you have eaten the fruit of lies…my people are bent on turning away from me; so they are appointed to the yoke, and none shall remove it” Hosea 10:12-11:7
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that you may have LIFE, and have it abundantly” John 10:10
ONLY the Messiah, Christ Jesus, can REMOVE THE YOKE of sin and death, the written codes that KILL, and give you the SPIRIT OF LIFE!
Jesus says, “Come to Me…I will give you rest…Yoke with Me…Learn from Me for I am gentle and humble-hearted and I will give you rest for your soul (heart mind will) with ease and light!” “Seek FIRST my kingdom and my righteousness and EVERYTHING YOU NEED to be complete and wholly light will be given to you” “Be FILLED with my Spirit, Christ in you, and overflow as a new fountain of life, light, love and Spirit of God to help transform the world” “My God will supply all your needs” “You can do everything when Christ strengthens you” “With men it is impossible, but with God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE”
The kingdom of God is RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE and JOY in the Holy Spirit! The Spirit of God indwelling in your flesh transforms your mortal flesh to Christ’s Word made flesh and transfers you to the kingdom of the beloved Son! In Christ, his Christ in you, there is no spirit of fear or timidity but a Spirit of Power and a Spirit of Love and a sound Mind of Christ in you that overcomes the world!!!!!!!