JAMES CHAPTER 1
2 ¶ My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith makes patience.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, lacking nothing.
I CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 10
13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Notice there is NEVER a time when God allows a person who has repented and has his all powerful Spirit to be in a tempting situation that he will not move in some way so that they can bear it. People this is a great word of promise based upon God’s Faithfulness and not ours. It never fails, not even once. In this then is a great secret and the ROOT of how and why we need fear nothing that we have to face. Below is what the Apostle Paul understood after Jesus refused to remove an affliction he was going through.
II CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 12
9 And he said unto me, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
Notice what the Apostle Paul learned, it is not the look of greatness, the position of authority, the amazing energy you may feel when you think you have mastered a matter and become seemingly the best at it. IT IS RATHER when you are in a situation in which you neither HAVE ANY POWER on your own nor can you even see how you can accomplish or escape it, that God’s power is available. Why should God step in except in a cursory way when you have the power to do whatever you will? That is your free choice. When you would do God’s will and find no power of yourself to over come your stealing, heart break, homosexuality or adulterous lust of your neighbor’s wife; that is WHEN YOU HAVE REAL POWER! This is because this is when God has OBLIGATED himself to see to it that whatever is needed he will add. Note. He obligates himself to do only what is needed for you to overcome. He can if needed eliminate a situation. Never LIE and say that God left you without power, because that is when you are strong, when you feel NONE OF IT; don’t understand how it is possible. When YOU are weak that is when YOU are most strong. That is when God’s power kicks in. Stop saying, “I can’t kick this feeling, so I might as well do it.” Whatever “it” is that is wrong. “It” cannot pick you up and make you do it. Set a point beyond which you won’t go; but turn to God acknowledging your weakness and you will receive his God’s planned way out. Never ever has anyone EVER failed because God did not provide the needed strength; He always does.
If on the other hand, if you happen to fail. It was not God who brought you to that situation and you after getting there IGNORED the way out he did provide for you. Admit the truth and do better next time. You are developing character that will be used in ruling the universe for an eternity. It is worth the vanity God decides to allow you to deal with. It gets easier as your senses are trained. That is your Job with God’s help as you develop character. Follow The Apostle Peter’s prescription above and NEVER fall because things have to happen inside you in order for you to ignore God. Do what he says abundantly and you will never fall. This is not a weak, I have no one to lean on but the Lord. But rather with YHVH of hosts it can be said, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!” Remember who it is that is calling you. “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, says the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8).
In short wither it is incest, Homosexuality, thievery, adultery, lying, hatred of a loved one or even a murdering heart of which things psychologists and psychiatry can only hope to help men to live with or in some cases they have washed their hands completely, God has a cure but in his chosen way; by making you a new created being. Not philosophically but actually; first in mind and heart and at the resurrection being transformed from flesh to an immortal super being. The born Children of God. As it is written about Yeshua (Jesus) in the Prophet Isaiah 42nd chapter verses 6-7, hundreds of years before Christ was born on Earth, “I the LORD have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will keep you, and give you for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Step therefore out of the bondage of darkness into the mighty power of the love of God and prepare for a glorious eternity.
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