2CO 11:1 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.
2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled
Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
Both men and women have souls (minds) that have been corrupted by the tempter. To reverse the fall, one must reverse the choices made in the garden. The choice is between the spirit of hate and unforgiveness or the spirit of love. The truth is that unforgiveness allows the enemy to imprint his preprogramming into the amygdala when traumatic experiences happen. Forgiveness removes his foothold and erases the post-trauma.
Why Can't We Get the Outer Court Rolled Up?
REV 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
As we discussed earlier, we find situations where some are given great spiritual truths and we are greatly blessed by their sharing. And yet, along with these great truths, we see areas in their life that are bogged down and still anchored in the outer court. It is like they have a lead anchor that keeps them from truly ascending Mount Zion. What is the answer to this puzzle? We can see in the above scripture that we can go to very throne room of God, but for various reasons we are not able to abide there. And these reasons are that we still have lead anchors in the more outer courts. When we can successfully get rid of these outer court anchors, then we will have rolled up our courts and "shallgo no more out."
Some years ago, a minister had a near death experience. They found their self rising above the operating table and saw the doctors working feverishly over their body. And then Jesus came and escorted the minister to a part of heaven to be reunited with parents and loved ones that had passed on. Then, Jesus said that there was another part of heaven that the parents were not yet ready to enter, but that the minister could enter because they had passed the tests on earth and were worthy to enter. The minister was then taken to the entrance of the tabernacle and told that they could advance as far as their knowledge permitted.
It was related that the brass laver in the outer court had a very peculiar test that had to be passed. When one looked into the polished surface of this laver there was a reflection seen of one's face. If there was any hatred or prejudice against any individuals or races, then the reflection in the mirror would be distorted with that hatred. On the other hand, if there was only love shown, the reflection of the countenance was clear and true and the pilgrim could continue farther into the tabernacle. Finally, the minister progressed as far as looking into the Holiest place. There, they were given a choice of going on in the heavens or - returning to the body and to a ministry of healing the wounded and bleeding sheep of their flock. They chose to return and relate the experience. We are very much saddened when ministries that have great spiritual truths allow themselves to be weighted down because they want to stir the muck in the pot of comparing one race against another. Yes, there is even an anointing in doing this, because the gifts to the Israelites were given without repentance - or God deciding to take the gifts back. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. ROM 11 28, 29 The anointing concerning the races is but a faint candle compared to the brilliant Sun of grace that God has given to every "kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation" Rev 59. Why hold on to the rags when God wants to give you the riches?
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