Another e-mail I received is the reason people are not doing God’s Will:
Dying To Self
When you are forgotten or neglected and you don’t hurt with
the insult, but your heart is happy—that is dying to self.
When your advice is disregarded, your opinions ridiculed, and
you refuse to let anger rise in your heart, and take it all in
patient, loving silence—that is dying to self.
When you lovingly and patiently bear disorder, irregularity,
tardiness, and annoyance…and endure it as Jesus endured
it—that is dying to self.
When you never care to refer to yourself in conversation or
record your own good works, or itch for praise after an
accomplishment, when you can truly love to be unknown…
that is dying to self.
When you can see your brother or sister prosper and can
honestly rejoice with him, and feel no envy even though
your needs are greater—that is dying to self.
When you are content with any food, any offering, any raiment,
any climate, or any society—that is dying to self.
When you can take correction, when you can humbly submit
inwardly as well as outwardly, with no rebellion or
resentment rising up within your heart—that is dying to
“Dying To Self” is what people must to do to do God’s Will. That is what Jesus had to do to die on The Cross. Since people are not dying to self they are dying. It is amazing with all the medical advances we have how young people are dying.
HAVE YOU DIED TO GOD’S WILL YET?
My daily Bible reading made me think of that Excerpt. My Bible is a teaching Bible. There are history notes and it sets up the Chapters in outline form. The Outline Header of my daily Bible reading is, “The Character Of A Soldier Of Christ:”
“Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.” (II Timothy 2:1-16)
Before we can be a Soldier Of Christ we must first die to oneself. Coming into the New Year our Purpose or God’s Will must be our top priority. Anything that comes between us and doing God’s Will we must get rid of. That includes getting rid of some people. We need people in our lives that adds to our lives. Now that “The Re-Birth Of Christianity” is done, which set up “The Rapture” means Jesus can come any day: (Posted at this Website)
“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” (II Timothy 2:19-26)
satan’s only job is to Steal, Kill and Destroy. He will do whatever he has to do to stop us from fulfilling our Purpose. The only defense we have against him is the Word of God. That is what Jesus used against him. That is why it is so important to “rightly dividing the word of truth.”
Coming into the New Year know we do not start living until we die to ourselves. We must have a “Death” before we can have a “Resurrection.” “Burial” is where “righteousness, faith, charity, peace” and “gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient” comes from.
“God’s Process” (“The Trilogy” and in my “Bible Study: Galatians 2” Blog Posted 11-24-2014) is how we attain that “seal.” It is our “Ascension” into the Kingdom of Heaven. It is also how we become “vessel unto honour.”
HAVING OUR “SEAL” MEANS WE DIED TO OURSELVES, WHICH IS THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE “THE RAPTURE.”