Fear Not Because Seven Graceful Godly Spirits We've Got!
Being Still/Peaceful When Dealing With Unfamiliarities - Continually Supping On The Living Word Of God!
© L. Phillip Schmidt, Evangel Gospel Minister, D.D., Pastoral Counselor and Esther Grace Schmidt, Evangel Gospel Minister
The above is the conjectural position in Spiritual Truth an Authentic Christian takes during the stressful encounters with unfamiliar inconsistencies, situations, circumstances, and unwarranted demands upon our personalities which violate the Spiritual Truth of our souls, but by which our Lord strengthens us in Him. See 1 John 4:1-6. Being Born-Anew into the Family Of God by accepting Jesus Christ as our Saviour, is only the beginning of our Life In Christ. Isaiah 11:2 and Revelation 1:4 introduces us to the Seven Spirits Of God which are available to those who not only need, but WANT to receive Them. There is a difference between the Indwelling Of The Spirit and being Filled With The Spirit. Jesus promised the Disciples: "I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper. He will give you this Helper to be with you forever. The Helper is the Spirit of truth." John 14:16-17 (EB) [lps]. The Apostle Paul wrote: "You should know that you yourselves are God's temple. God's Spirit lives in you." 1 Corinthians 3:16a (EB) [lps].
All Believers automatically receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit when they accept Christ as their Saviour. His Holy Spirit enables them to walk and live with Him (Galatians 5:25); guides and directs them (Acts 8:26-29); interferes with their plans at times (Acts 16:6-7); gives victory over temptation (Romans 8:13); convicts of sin (John 16:7-11); and teaches them (John 14:25-26; 16:13). But to be filled with the Spirit Of God requires a total surrender of ourselves in order to make room for Him to take full control of every aspect of our lives. He is a Gentleman and will not intrude Himself upon us without our permission. It is only after giving Him permission to take our selfishness(es) that He fills us with His Seven Spirits thus enabling us to receive His Excellent Holiness. This process is beneficially painful as we are by Adamic nature very selfish. But He goes with us through the process of these seven crucibles thus enabling us to overcome and live victorious lives to His Praise, Honor and Glory. Always remember, Christ gave All Of Himself at His Cross thus enabling Him to transition our all to Him in the Unity of Faithful Spiritual Altruistic experiencing. It is not enough to know we NEED to be made WHOLE, but much more so to have the uninterrupted WANT to be WHOLE in allowing Christ to Master us/we/you - to make it come to fruition. Otherwise, carnal Christianity as ritualized/traditional churchianity or contemporary religiosity lives like most of the world that would 'put on the ritz/fake it until you make it' either by quasi or pseudo belief systems that cannot give the changes of going from one Glory of Godliness to another Glory in Christ, that leaves an advection of Spiritual fog of Spiritual confusion and misunderstanding to be wholly manifested, which in turn leads such wayward Disciples unto, into and onto "a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof" (2 Timothy 3:5 ); and lacking effective causations to pass on to others the Seed for which others can plant and grow into maturity (perfection) themselves to the Glorying in Godliness.
So in addition to accepting the Cross Of Christ for our Born-Anew Salvation, there are seven crucibles (spiritual growing pains) that we all need to go through to become more likened to Jesus; and at the same time taking care of the seven selfish vices (false masks Jesus didn't have) of fear, anger, despair, anxiety, disappointment, pain, and obsession which we will elaborate further on in this premier lesson. Born-Anew Believers cannot rightly represent Christ without the introduction of the Seven Spirits of His Omnipresence being digested and basically matured to enable [them] to Glorify the Father of the Truth of Christ to embody the Fruit of the Spirit with those Seeds to give others to grow. Being adjoined to the Holy Spirit is not only to receive the perceived Salvation attributive to Christ's Cross to usward; but to enjoy the enjoinments of the quantitative intimate virtuous Holiness of our Most High God - that makes us imbued, endued, and imbrued (saturated) with all the meaningful fulfillmentings of all Seven Spirits within and throughout the Holy Spirit Himself; thus realizing the maturity in us of Christ Himself - a thorough likeness of Him as our Master, Priest, Advocate, and King.
As conveyors, conduits, transporters, and connectors of we/us/you as transcendent transitioners bringing others - each one - this lesson of articulation in its perpetuity without the toxicities of any systematic religiosity or churchianity, pray above all things, that they - as growing children of God, be implemented so much so by this study, that they would/should/could on their own accord become the mature (perfect) man/woman in Christ Jesus that He came to so demonstrate in every venue of Eternal Holy Living - that God's Face and Favor, as being a saint, shines on them every day and night - as they become the same to Him, and they too should be to others - on their sojourn within and throughout their temporary physical-bodily life on this earth; that the effective causation that it consummates onto their holy souls that will/shall have no other teacher but the Holy Spirit from this day onward to lead them into all Truth as a justifiable, merciful, gracious, blessed, and holy 'jump start' presented herein. See John 17::15-18. The Strength of the Fruit of the Spirit is built upon the Seven Characteristics of Divine Holiness because it comes from the Highest of Virtues. Now, you can celebrate with Praise, Honor and Glory His Excellency all the more!!! And unselfishly being - not only called - but chosen unto, into and onto genuine humility with the lighter sufferings of Christ. See Romans 8:17.
No matter your need or WANT, you will find the solution in becoming more and more and more - by the Grace of God - unselfish to take freely of the Seven Spirits of Omnipresence! The lessor is always blessed by the better, and the better is still more blessed by the more excellent, and the more excellent is still more blessed by the Graced Matured Holy!! See 2 Timothy 4:7-8. So then, as you sit at the feet of Jesus to learn the Seven Spirit's to partake of Them after surrendering your selfish-partings, you become everything God's Workmanship in you He meant for you to become; a mature Christian, not moved by any strange doctrine, etc. "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10. It doesn't get any better than selfishness emptied (Altruistic Behavior) for Divine Service which shall mature as perfectly coming onto your being: praying the things that are not - as though they be; AND the things that lack Holiness would/could/should NEVER more be any longer. Also the greater the love of God is at any point in one's temporary life on this earth; the more and greater miracles are privy to you from God! See Matthew 6:6 cf. Psalm 72:18.
The Seven Spirits Of Omnipresence - Isaiah 11:2
Being filled with Seven Spirits Of Omnipresence requires each of us to experience painful but beneficial crucibles thus ridding ourselves of selfishness and surrendering to Christ as He surrendered Himself firstly to us. Surrendering thusly enables us to steadfastly become as an ambassador of 'Heaven's Christ' to the unsaved world about us and those needing to grow up and mature in Christ. This requires studying All Seven of His Majestic Spirits for ourselves because like Thomas Manor - the German author said: "No man remains quite what he was when he recognized himself." In other words, as he knows he isn't - and that he should become. The commitment of coming to the Cross of Christ to have the propitiation of our sins paid-in-full and receiving His Only Salvation - is in essence - to have all of Him. But having said that, and falsely believing that that is all the Father requires of us, we sometimes fall into the categories of unbelief which are seven evil spirits that are worse. These evil spirits come into our cleaned house/ temple having given the beguiling major sin (entrapment) that kept us back from experiencing the Holy Spirit's life-changing power until the Father called us to the Goodness of His Son (Romans 2:4). No man or men can ever give to you, or anyone else which God matters completely to, a completed spiritual soul's salvationing. See Psalm 60:11-12. Now that the Father has given Unmerited Favor in His Son, He wants nothing more than for us to grow and mature to the bearing of other Fruit with their own Seeds - because Jesus Is The Seed planted in our hearts. Remember, heretofore Jesus' Cross was His Cause to affect you to His Goodness of His Unmerited Salvation because whoever wants to consummate being (In Christ) unto, into and onto His all Glorious Characteristics by the Seven Constitutional Spirits and holding by beholding to emboldening one's undivided attention, also determines one's actions, interactions, and inactions as well.
The same can be said about materialism to this extent - whatever wrongly constitutes, holds and emboldens one's attention, also determines one's actions, interactions and inactions as well. Ask the rich young ruler/lawyer in Luke 18:18-25. To make the point here, if you have all of Christ at His Cross for you; doesn't it make just as much sense that He desires more than anything else a relationship that is micro-meaningful between us/you/me with Him on an ongoing basis? This is why by going through the crucibles - and they are crucibles for sure (Psalm 34:19) - having come when we prayed for God the Father to make us more like Jesus. Albeit then, we should become more familiar with HOW all the changes take residence to make Jesus the Christ at the Cross and beyond to more than satisfactorily keep our faithfulness onto His Faithfulness as our committed mutual relationship simultaneously glorying in everything He did after accepting His Cross for our Salvation by washing all our sins away; and going to hell for us; resurrecting us to the lofty Newness of Life; ascending to the Highest Heaven; and sitting with Him in Heavenly Places! See Ephesians 2:6. Here is the secret of giving more of our selfish-selves to be readied for the translation of our Spiritually True Souls lauding the Trinity for it at the death of our earthly bodies; to be ever with our Lord, completed in Him!
We give up 'attempting to own ourselves' to the Spirit of the Lord who is our Owner. "You should know that your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is in you. You have received the Holy Spirit from God. You do not own yourselves. You were bought by God for a price. So honor God with your bodies." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (EB) [lps]. This is the first crucible all of us are required to experience, as it is difficult to deny the sinful, Adamic nature with its lustful cravings which we have inherited from birth. But as we allow Him His Workmanship in us by His Grace, He fills our souls with His Fulness causing peace and joy to come into our souls and giving us confidence in knowing that He truly is Ruler of our lives!
We give up attempting to have wisdom (which is worldly self-serving) higher than Christ for His Spirit of Wisdom. "Is there anyone among you who is truly wise and under-standing? Then he should show his wisdom by living right. He should do good things without being proud. A wise person does not brag. But if you are selfish and have bitter jealousy in your hearts, you have no reason to brag. Your bragging is a lie that hides the truth. That kind of 'wisdom' comes from the world. It is not spiritual. It is from the devil. Where there is jealousy and selfishness, there will be confusion and every kind of evil. But the wisdom that comes from God is like this: First, it is pure. Then it is also peaceful, gentle, and easy to please. This wisdom is always ready to help those who are troubled and to do good for others. This wisdom is always fair and honest. When people work for peace in a peaceful way, they receive the good result of their right-living." James 3:13-18 (EB) [lps]. See also Ephesians 5:15 - 6:18. For there is no way to wrongly do right!
We give up 'attempting our own feeble understanding' (much of which is human analysis) to Christ's Spirit of Understanding. Scripture warns us, "Trust the Lord with all your heart [mind]. Don't depend on your own understanding. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will give you success." Proverbs 3:5-6 (EB) [lps]. The Apostle Paul writing to Timothy said, "Think about these things that I am saying. The Lord will give you the ability to understand all these things." 2 Timothy 2:7 (EB) [lps]. "Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is." Ephesians 5:17 (Amp.). He also went on to say: "Nevertheless, in public worship, I would rather say five words with my understanding and intelligently, in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a [strange] tongue (language). 1 Corinthians 14:19 (Amp.).
We give up counseling ourselves that every man or woman is "right in his [her] own eyes" or "one masquerade is as good as another" because there are basically two kinds of fools: the fool that says in his heart there is no God; and the other, who goes his own way and falsely believes he doesn't need any Counseling Spirit of The Lord. But no one is right with the Father unless he/she gives up to Christ's Spirit of Counsel. The wise man said, "There are many devices in a man's heart: nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand." Proverbs 19:21 [lps].
When we are weak and admit to it - and we all are (perhaps physically, mentally or spiritually) compared to Christ's Spirit of Might - we yield whatever we think our strength is at any point to Almighty God, thereby being filled with His Strength and Power to live a victorious life in Him - for He promises: "Let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me." Isaiah 27:5 [lps]. Consider Jacob's Angelic encounter (Genesis 32:24-28); and the Apostle Paul's statement: "For this I labor [unto weariness], striving with all the superhuman energy which He so mightily enkindles and works within me." Colossians 1:29 (Amp.) [lps].
Then yielding our limited knowledge of ourselves in Christ, we place Christ's Spirit of Knowledge always at the forefront! "For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue). 2 Peter 1:3 (Amp.) [lps]. "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour: who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:3-4 [lps]. What is up front stays up front! God was our beginning physical Creation, more than father and mother; and He should be Altogether Lovely Glorying in His Spiritual Supernatural as His Workmanship or Work of Art - making us/you/me Holy as we study how else we can please our Wonder Working God, as He so pleased us with!!
Lastly, but no lesser a crucible, we have to admit that human fear of circumstances/situations, or of/with other humans rather than God's Unconditional Love, detracts us much of our time and saps strength and vitality, beings we need to trust ourselves to reference Christ's Spirit as the Fear (Reverential Love) of the Lord all the more above and beyond any fear the unconverted heart of no Spiritual Circumcision/Sanctification attempts to throw at us to make falsehood look like Truth! God's Written Word assures us: "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7 [lps]. So we can say as the Psalmist: "I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth." Psalm 34:1 [lps].
Consolation For Allowing Christ To Have All Of Ourselves
In summary, all these crucibles are resolved to allowing Christ to have all our altruistic-selves, not limiting the following most common vices of evil hearts that have made entrapments for us with. See Jeremiah 17:9.
Fear. We can trust God fully to dissolve and resolve all fear others might throw or try to block our Way, Truth and Life in the Lord's Newness of a More Abundant Radiant Life, as we claim His Promises for forgiveness, salvation, healing, protection, guidance, etc., as He assures us: "Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice." Isaiah 41:10 (Amp.) [lps].
Anger. "When angry, do not sin; do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down. Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him]. Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God's favor) to those who hear it." Ephesians 4:26-27, 29 (Amp.). "Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for [God's] wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is Mine. I will repay (requite), says the Lord. Romans 12:19 (Amp.) [lps].
Despair. "Though the fig tree does not blossom and there is no fruit on the vines, [though] the product of the olive fails and the fields yield no food, though the flock is cut off from the fold and there are no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the [victorious] God of my salvation!" Habakkuk 3:17-18. (Amp.). "I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]" Hebrews 13:5b (Amp.) [lps].
Anxiety. "Casting the whole of your care [all of your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully." 1 Peter 5:7 (Amp.) [lps].
Disappointment. "We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose." Romans 8:28 (Amp.) [lps]. "And God's peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7 (Amp.) [lps]. "Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God's love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us." Romans 5:5 (Amp.) [lps].
Pain. "If we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share his glory." Romans 8:17 (Amp.) [lps]. The Apostle Paul chronically suffered an afflicting pain of which He asked God three times to remove from him. The Lord answered, "My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]: for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!" 2 Corinthians 12:9 (Amp.) [lps].
Obsession. This is an enslavement to anything (over-righteousness or under-righteousness that is beyond or below moderation in all things) capturing our full attention and causes us to lose interest in Eternal Values and in the process blots out the workings of the Spirit of God upon our being. God's remedy is: "Delight yourself also in the Lord and he will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass. And He will make your uprightness and right standing with God go forth as the light, and your justice and right as [the shining sun of] the noonday. Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him," Psalm 37:4-7a (Amp.) [lps]. "Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!" 2 Corinthians 5:17 (Amp.) [lps].
As we experience these seven crucibles by yielding them all up to Jesus The Christ, having given ALL OF HIMSELF to us even before He created the earth, thus having HIM ONLY as consolatory unity in the micro-essence of relative relationship in the peace that passes all humanistic understanding (Philippians 4:7; cf. Psalm 34:19). In other words, Christ - the Son Of Righteousness - eclipses each of these selfish characteristics by replacing them with His Characteristics in making us perfectly (mature) and WHOLE. This being done, we don't need any other teacher. "But as for you, the anointing (the sacred appointment, the unction) which you received from Him abides [permanently] in you; [so] then you have no need that anyone should instruct you. But just as His anointing teaches you concerning everything and is true and is no falsehood, so you must abide in (live in, never depart from) Him, [being rooted in Him, knit to Him], just as [His anointing] has taught you [to do]." 1 John 2:27 (Amp.).
Thoughts To Ponder
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