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-How can we trust our feelings when it says this.(Proverbs 14:12) about feeling right about them?

You cannot trust your feelings if Christ's nature of love is not in you. This is because feelings are drawn from the collective consciousness, wherein includes your memory of things. Such feelings can be influenced by the dark side when you are not on the qui vive. Feelings are thoughts from memory and as such are frequencies coming to you in alignment with the character you may have. It's easy to slip into evil if you are not on the lookout to stop it, example

You can know that all feelings based upon love, concern and compassion for others and free of selfish gain at another's expense, are spiritually based, having a positive affect upon your heart.

If Christ's nature.(what is that all about?).is not in you yet, then He is working with and you are then a growing spiritual person of love, having circumstances provided in your life so that you think and change to become better. An example of this is in the life of ancient Joseph. It has been our habitual natures for a long time to carry on being as we have been accustomed to behaving. But we are free agents and can turn away from anything, if we so choose. Ancient king Saul turned away from the good. His sad story. But we can turn away from the bad just as easily. Creator works with each and every one of us, even though we may not know it, but Creator-God never overrides us. Creator is always and at all times intimatelyaware of everything in His creation. On our part, it's all a matter of choosing.

We come here with three things stacked against us. One of those is our inherent.selfish nature.


-Genesis 31:54 Are we to sacrifice today as they did in the Old Testament?
Sacrifices in Old Testament times were of two kinds: 1. Unbloody, such as (a) first fruits and tithes; (b) meat and drink offerings; and (c) incense. 2. Bloody, such as (a) burnt offerings; (b) peace offerings; and (c) sin and trespass offerings. Christ fulfilled.all sacrifices.
-Exodus 12:40 Why did ancient Israel remain in captivity for 430 years?
Ancient Israel made an agreement with God and broke it constantly with their impudent thinking. Contrast this old covenant.(agreement).with the new.
-Exodus 14:4 and 14:17 Why did God harden Pharaoh's.(a king of ancient Egypt; there were many Pharaohs).heart?

Rotherham.translation states it better than Exodus 14:4 and 14:17 in the King James Version:."I will allow the heart of Pharaoh to wax bold."

The highly accurate.Jewish Translation.has it:."And Pharaoh's.(the name Pharaoh was a general name for Egyptian kings; this Pharaoh was Rameses II also known as Seti I).heart was hardened and he hearkened not unto them, as the Lord had spoken."

God hardens hearts by being kind, where the human takes advantage of the kindness to carry on in life without changing.

Clarke's Commentary: God does not harden men by infusing malice into them, but by not imparting mercy to them. God does not work this hardness of heart in man, but God may be said to harden him who refuses to soften, to blind him who refuses to enlighten and to repel him who refuses to respond.(*)(*).

God never overrides anyone, but leads them to change.

God choses to withhold graces which he repeatedly offers, as God offered so many times to the ancients. But these ancients were like the alcoholic who just can't change until he hits bottom, such as was Derek; and like the logger.

The word 'hardened' as used in regard to Pharaoh eventually coming to let the ancient men, women and children of Israel leave Egypt is, 'heavy' and 'strengthened', that is, his heart was set in its stubborn unchanging ways. And God left it that way and then amplified it. Why? 1Corinthians 10:11.

The word 'hardened' could just as easily been translated 'a heavy heart'. Pharaoh had a heavy heart and it was difficult to lift it to the place where he will consider the request by Moses to set the people free. This is because the phrase in so many places.(Exodus 7:3,13,14,22; 8:15,19,32; 9:7,34,35; 14:4,17).regarding Pharaoh's heart being hardened, in the original, lacks the words the translators inserted with the word 'harden', those words being."And I will...". Similar phrases regarding Pharoah, are not in the original.

However, in these scriptures, it does say."The Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart":.Exodus 4:21; 9:12; 10:1,20,27; 11:10; 14:8

It's saying here that God controls absolutely everything in creation.(Acts 17:24,25; Romans 9:19).and can, regarding anyone in particular, definitely and drastically change one's heart.(Acts 11:18; 2Timothy 2:25), as he did with obstinate Paul in the New Testament.

But God.doesn't usually.work bang, whammo with people. In His way He is patient and kind, even toward those of evil:.Revelation 3:20 "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him and he with me." Luke 6:35 "... for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil."

But why?.Verses 17,18 "And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians and they shall follow them.(follow the Israelites into the wilderness).and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh and upon all his host, upon his chariots and upon his horsemen. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots and upon his horsemen.".What does history show of this?

Depending upon how deeply the stain of low consciousness living has contaminated one, the showing of kindness and mercy has effect:.Ecclesiastes 8:11 "Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.".And if that doesn't work, especially on a child, spanking will. You don't want somebody you love and even anyone, for that matter, to become encrusted with evil:.1Timothy 4:2 "...having their conscience seared with a hot iron."

Exodus 10:1 "And the Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants that I might show these my signs before him.".(read the whole story {Exodus chapters 2 to 20 inclusive} or see the movie The Ten Commandments starring Charlton Heston).

Doing this necessitated more miracles. Word of these amazing miracles.(*).would get back to the Israelites who were soon to be brought out of their 400 year bondage in the land of Egypt. This would provide the confidence they needed to trust the Creator and Moses enough to load up and get out of there.

Everything the Creator-God does is for love, for another's ultimate good, that is, to bring all creation to a higher consciousness and this applies to this ancient Pharaoh as well:.Isaiah 19:22.

The Creator does what He pleases. He is in absolute control. Within that framework He allows much to occur. God works with those He is not yet calling into His family. The starting point of awakening is the knowledge that He indeed does exist right now at this very moment and is fully aware of exactly what you are now reading. Talk to Him right now! Sleep in peace!
 


-Deuteronomy 5:29 This sounds like God was unknowing that such a heart would be in them back then?
It is the translation, as many words have had to be added in English to make the meaning of verses from the original Hebrew clear to English speaking peoples. 

It is simply stating that there wasn't the heart in them back then to be such. God had planned for this.(Hebrews 8:10; 10:16).to come later.


-Psalms 25:14 What is the secret of the Lord talked of here?
The secret of the Lord is that His understanding is only for those who believe.(John 7:17; 15:15), those who are in Him:.Job 29:2-5.
 
-Proverbs 3:6 What does it mean to acknowledge Him in all our ways, so that He will direct our paths?
The key to having God direct your life is to be acknowledging Him as you live it. How do you do this?

Precisely this means, that in all your circumstances, have a mind that seeks answer to what God is doing; a mind that knows that to God, your life is extremely important and that nothing happens in vain in it.


-Zechariah4:6.What does."Lord of hosts".mean?
 
-Matthew 15:26 and Mark 7:27 This sounds like Emmanuel was insolent to this woman.

It was customary for the Jews to refer to those without the Mosaic Law, as dogs. The Jews, while they boasted of being the children of God, gave the name of dogs to the heathen, for their idolatry, etc. The woman here knew that of a comparing of the Jews to the children of God and the heathen to the dogs without the family. Emmanuel simply used the customary language of a Jew. It was not yet time for Him to step out of the old covenant. The gospel was offered first to the Jews and then to all.

When it was time.(new covenant time).for the 'dogs'.(the Gentiles).to be saved, it was a different story:.Acts 8:26-39; 2Corinthians 5:17.
 


-1Peter 4:6."For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit."

What does it mean to be "judged according to men in the flesh but live according to God"?

First, 1Peter 4:1 talks of Christ having suffered for us, so we don't have to if we have the same high consciousness mind He has:.1Peter 4:1 "Forasmuch then as Christ has suffered for us.(words 'for us', in original is 'for our', so 'for us' fits well).in the flesh.(words 'in the', not in original; 'for us', that is why He can take away our physical sufferings, so give them up to Him {how?}, this realm.of Christ), arm yourselves likewise with the same mind.(Philippians 2:5), for he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin.(words 'he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin', in original is, 'for suffering flesh ceases.sin' and it was.his suffering in the flesh that took sin all away for all time; for all of us; the true gospel message is freedom for all. but many have yet to hear or read about it and fewer of these allow themselves to be affected by it and God will never override their present belief structure as it's up to them what they decide to do with the life they has as a gift); one usually feels he or she can do evil things when they are full of themselves {*}, not seeing what lies ahead for those like this:.Job 20:22; 21:17; those who are struggling in life usually have little, if any, appetite to do evil to others).".It's saying that He lowered Himself.(Philippians 2:7,8; Romans 5:6-8).to the level of consciousness humanity was in.(Hebrews 2:18).and showed them a better way that would last forever, a gift of love to make and keep us clean.

"judged according to men in the flesh".has to do with the actions of our lives being noticed by the invisible realm, such actions which are recorded in what has been called the Akashic record or mass mind of humanity.

"live according to God in the spirit".has to do with once we as individuals have come to realize that 'something has to be better than this', that is, how one sees he has lived and sees others have lived basically about the same, all contributing to what makes things get worse, then he or she has a mode of reference when considering higher consciousness things and can judge himself or herself in order to improve, that is, rise to a higher level, a spiritual level and away from ordinary consciousness.

1Peter 4:6 is talking about looking at the way men of low consciousness act and showing them a better way so they can live in the same higher consciousness realm that is the God realm. It's a message of salvation, a message of good for all humanity, a message of hope for those without any hope, a message of joy for those of the ego level familiar mostly with selfishness and heartache.

Second, 1Peter 4:6, when talking about the dead having the good news.(meaning of the word 'gospel').preached to them, it refers to angels who give the good news to those having already passed on. See on the word 'preached'.

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