persons in affliation with sincere loving people of high spirituality:.Galatians
Many believers go to church,
yet hear things that result in them being
less than a loving and caring person for others. They are Christian
in name or spiritual in affliation, yet selfish and even surreptitious
True brethren are concerned
about compassion and
True Christians add to another's peace and can be recognized
by their fruits.(by
what they do):.Matthew
I have heard Christians,
the 'frozen chosen'
and spiritually constipated ones.(got
their fingers tightly on the hose closing off their soul),
remark: "If you let someone stay with you to help them out, you'll never
get rid of them, they'll take over your house and may even damage it",
but Emmanuel said:.Matthew
5:39; 25:37-40,45; Luke
Such 'Christian' goats.(Matthew
10:3 "Mine anger was kindled against
the shepherds and I punished.(original
is 'to pay attention to so as to prove guilt').the
6:3-7 "Know you not that we shall judge angels? How much more things
that pertain to this life? If then you have judgments of things pertaining
to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. I
speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you?
No, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? But brother
goes to law with brother and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore
there is utterly a fault among you, because you go to law one with another.
do you not rather take wrong? Why do you not rather suffer yourselves to
Rather than be helpful, forgiving
and kind, some 'spiritual' professing persons, the goats, would rather
go to court to get their money back. They see not Christ, but the hurt
done to them. They are here not for opportunities to grow in love towards
a great reward, but for present self security:.Matthew
16:24-27 "Then said Emmanuel unto his disciples, If any man will come
after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For
whosoever will save his life shall lose it and whosoever will lose his
life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited if he shall
gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in
exchange for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his
Father with his angels and then he shall reward every man according to
17:33 "Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it and whosoever
shall lose his life shall preserve it."
12:25 "He that loves his life shall lose it and he that hates his life
in this world shall keep it unto life eternal."
Some will remark: "If you
start giving to some people, they will always be there for a handout",
but a principle is Leviticus 19:9;
Some goats are too busy keeping
the commandments to apply the most important ones:.John
15:12,13 "This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have
loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life
for his friends." 1John 3:16 "Hereby
perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us and we
ought to lay down our lives for the brethren."
But some may also remark:
"If you let him come over to wash his clothes once, he will be there every
5:42-45 "Give to him that asks you and from him that would borrow of
you turn not away. You have heard that it has been said, you shall love
thy neighbour and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, love your enemies,
bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you and pray for them
which despitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be the children
of your Father which is in heaven....."
And yet some may say: "If
you don't let them.(poorer
for themselves, they will always be relying on you", but,.Acts
2:44,45 "And all that believed were together and had all things common
and sold their possessions and goods and parted them to all men, as every
man had need."
And perhaps and the classic
remark of them all "Well, the Bible says that if any is not working,
he should not eat":.2Thessalonians
3:10,12. If we are to even feed our enemies, how much more then others
who have a good heart:.Romans
12:20 "Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him, if he thirst give
Matthew 7:12 "Therefore
all things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you even
so to them."
Work to some so called 'spiritual'
people is the hard labor they would like to see others do. They miss the
message of God, that it means those who are too lazy to work, not
those who perhaps are busy, say, volunteering, busy planning in some way
for their better futures; but some see others as unworthy of providing
help to because what these people see or preceive, just doesn't fit into
7:24 "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment."
6:38 ".....with the same measure that you mete withal it ismeasured
to you again."
But some 'Christians' and
other 'spiritual' people exemplify
the walking dead:.Jude
1:12. Even in their relationships
they are dead. They are there, but not really alive!.Romans
6:11 "Likewise reckon.(consider).you
also yourselves...alive unto
God through Emmanuel the Christ our Lord."
Detached as they may be from
living, they may be surprised at the
aliveness of others. Such parents
remain aloof from
involvement with their children.
3:10 is not talking about those who may be engaged in something of
worth to others, but of those who are not and prefer instead to pass their
time meddling in the affairs of others, causing disorder, as verse 11 there
Perhaps some 'spiritual'
goats are ashamed of others not in the same financial class as they. Perhaps
they are misguided. Perhaps they are just selfish, greedy, carnal and are
quenching the Spirit of God:.1Thessalonians
5:19. Life will be for them in the many years to come as worthless,
because only a sincere spiritual quest redounds
with a life blessed in all ways.