WRITTEN STUDY NOTES
Continued from break #50
Question: "What can we do for those others whom we
deeply love and care?
We Can Do What the Risen Saviour
Through Paul in a King James
are two directions we can take.
One is a direction
that is quite involved but it has everything to do in our own efforts and
actions 'for' those folks for which we love and care. In fact, I am sure
that most folks are not aware of all we can 'try' to do, mostly because
they take time - quiet time - but mostly just that valuable commodity we
have little of today - 'time'.. I would imagine that most of us have
tried 'some' of the things, but have we been through them all - consistently
& continually? (See Break # 53 for the complete list).
If we have tried
them all yet to no avail, then what is that second and most serious option?
Well, let me first
say that this second option is not what most folks think they are doing
when they get to this frustrating and disappointing level of love and care.
I will also say that this option is 1) for those who understand the truth
about the flesh, 2) only found in a King James Bible... thus few folks
are aware of this option.
I have even found that
for those who truly trust and follow the risen Saviour through Paul and
a rightly divided KJB, most of them probably are not aware of reality and
truth of this choice. They mean well - and one would 'figure' the
way we see it today is the correct way.
We wonder why it
seems that God is not getting through to them!
We can find ourselves
beginning to wonder why the folks whom we love and care are not moving
closer to God. In fact, we may often wonder if God is even working on our
friends, family, etc. or not - and so we get even more disappointed, often
angry and judgmental, towards those folks who just seem to continue to
reject God, etc. More often than not, the end result is that we find
ourselves eventually losing faith in God's working and start doubting our
own faith and belief, etc. We may even find ourselves participating
in the very same things 'they' are doing so that we 'don't lose them even
more - or we just find ourselves having as much fun as they are - finally!
Often times, we ourselves
give up and stop doing our part and so we think we have relinquished our
efforts to God - basically not doing anything more ourselves. While
it is clear in the Scriptures that there are times we are to avoid
them, not partake in what they are doing, withdraw from them, etc., we
also have to realize the Scriptures also tell us that there are times we
need to stick with them with the same grace God showed us when we were
'wrong' in what we were doing.
Why has God not gotten
through to them yet?
is this 'conclusion' to our series on the flesh
and what about those
Answer: We have to
allow ourselves to turn them over to the devil!
say? "Don't you mean to turn them over to God and let Him work
No! I mean to
turn them over to the devil and let him work on them!
As I prepared this
particular message, I continue to hesitate in 'making it public' because
I believe his will be one of the hardest teachings I have when it comes
to 'helping' others. I have hesitated because I want to make sure
this is a true teaching from Paul; I have thought long and hard, studied
it through and through, as always I have talked with God about it many
times and continued to search in the Scriptures to secure this 'conclusion.'
This will not be popular
- this has a very difficult level of awareness for those of us who care
for others and have gotten to the 'end of our rope' over them.
I figure most folks won't even agree with this one and will continue doing
what they are doing for those they love and care - they will continue thinking
they have turned them over to God - hoping that someday God will get through
to them. This might even be a 'reason' for some folks to think either
the KJB can't be right on this - or at least Paulson has this one wrong!
Remember what Paul
said about those people about whom he cared?
We really should not give
up on them - even when they reject us - and God. We must remember
that when we give up on them, or back off our testimony and witnessing
to them because it seems we aren't getting through and are just pushing
them further away, we should know that it isn't God that takes over in
I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly
I love you, the less I be loved. II
I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? Galatians
Let me say it one more
time - I remind you to check the 'list' from Paul when it comes to 'being
there' for those 'others' you love and care. We do not have to 'give-up'
on anyone. We do not have to stop caring about the ones we love.
Yes, there are some things that obviously seem to not work and will not
work anymore. But there are a few things you can continue doing without
stopping. Those other things 'on the list' may come into the picture
again some day... so don't give up - just be ready.
So, if you are unfamiliar
with that 'list' then move on to Break #53. Otherwise, let's get
to the one that is so misunderstood. Why this one first, you ask?
Because many of us already know of people who have rejected and / or gone
away from God. So, as we can still learn about that 'list' and reevaluate
our efforts, let's go on to that tougher ''option' that most of us misunderstand..
Here is why I say
that our 'last' option is to turn them over to the devil!
Continue on to Break #52