God says: "...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long- suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,.." (Gal.5:22)
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SPIRITUAL  LIFE -          
WHAT  IS  ONE  SEEKING?

Our spiritual life will be in 
direct  proportion to the place we give the Lord Jesus Christ  in  our heart and daily experience.
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- Bible Counsel: Section D
SPEAKING  OF  SPIRITUAL  LIFE

When we speak of "spiritual life" we are referring to that life of God-awareness, as contrasted with physical and carnal-awareness.  It concerns worship; devotion; growth and maturity; trials; peace and joy; communion; holiness; charity; the Lord's glory, and praise, etc. If one is alive unto God by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, that one may be full of faith and devotion to Christ, moderately faithful, or shallow in faith.  It is all about faith and maturity for a child of God, and we hope faithful readers will learn to live closer to the Lord and enjoy communion with Him.
An invitation is extended here also to all who are lonely, depressed, and needing peace and assurance for life with blessings, to write to the Site Manager for some help at aninterface@hotmail.com.  God is love and wants to bless you now and for eternity.  Learn of His love in His Word, and write here for any help you wish.
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OTHER  SUBJECTS

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AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST
[Some thoughts by R.L.D., 2/04; add; 7/05]

   Our calling and appointment in this world as real believers in the Lord Jesus Christ is as Ambassadors (II Cor. 5:20), to represent Christ to the world in all His glory with honor and majesty. What a privilege it is to have such an appointment and be sent forth.

   So what is the duty of an Ambassador? Is it to get involved in the politics, issues, and schemes of the land where they are sent (see Heb.11:8-10)? When the Ambassador of a country comes to this country, does he make it his business to change things here or speak against the government?  Not at all, for it is his duty to exalt and represent his nation in the best possible way. If one wishes to know about his nation and what it stands for, one can learn from the Ambassador, for he speaks for his country. Does that not tell true believers something about our walk and testimony before men? Saints of God are citizens of Heaven, and though we sojourn here a little while our eternal home is above.

   This world is under judgment, according to the Word of God, and it is not our business as saints of God to try to reform and make changes (see all references in John's gospel and the epistles concerning the world). We must witness for the love of God in Christ, and our Lord will then speak to men. The calling of God to His children is always to come out of the world system and live for Christ, who is presently in exile by a world who will not have Him to reign. We ought to preach Christ and tell forth the love of God, but not get entangled in political strife.

   If we go forth as fighting against the world, and oppose governments, we will be rejected as a witness. If we present ourselves as "holier than thou", we will not be received. If we then try to conform to the world we will not be respected. If we are not faithful to Him that sent us, we may get a home call as an unworthy Ambassador. A believer must truly "walk circumspectly" (Eph. 5:15 ---"cautiously considering circumstances and the consequences").  

   Godliness will shine forth more from our walk and demeanor than what we preach, though we must preach a faithful message in truth with love. A quiet and loving manner, "holding forth the Word of life" with conviction will speak volumes (note Phil.2:15-16).

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