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Now is the Hour of Gathering the Eagles — 2 Comments

  1. Amen.
    I once heard a Christian counselor say that the difference between “making a judgement” and “judging” others is BITTERNESS. God has given us minds to be able to discern between good and evil, sin and Godliness. It is that moral consciousness that CS Lewis speaks of in Mere Christianity. Because we are fallen human beings our Only Hope is being Born from Above, and “BECOMING” New People, born of The Spirit and not the flesh. If we cling to thoughts of the flesh, The Renewing of our minds is grossly impeded. I think most of us who are on this web site are familiar with the many NT verses speaking about this transformation. I, myself, took a long time realizing that I had to make a continual, watchful, effort to NOT ACCEPT the thoughts that are contrary to the Word.(Remember, Eagles sore in The Heights, and have been given remarkable long distance eyesight, SEEING from an “Heavenly” vantage point to find their “prey” and swoop down on it for The Kill! Once I finally woke up to this fact it REALLY transformed The Way I think and view people. I still, with the Help of The Holy Spirit, and His Great Rhema Sword, continue to battle on, BUT with more and greater Victories! His Helmet of Salvation which is made of His Amazing Grace, also protects my mind and thoughts. I am coming into a greater Revelation of His Grace through a growing and deepening Love for Him, because He first Loved me!Jer 31:3. Not only is my Love for Him an offshoot of His Great Love towards me but also from His Great Faithfulness towards me all these years. This has strengthened and enlarged my Shield of Faith destroying the enemy’s lies. My Faith, The Faith He gave me, is NOW being ENERGIZED Through Agape. Gal 5:6, which, in turn, comes back to His Grace towards me, through repentance and receiving His Forgiveness daily because I KNOW HIS LOVE FOR ME, which sets me freer and freer!! Now, back to Bitterness. Ha.

    Hebrews 12:15 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
    15 Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look [after one another], to see that no one falls back from and fails to secure God’s grace (His unmerited favor and spiritual blessing), in order that no root of resentment (rancor, bitterness, or hatred) shoots forth and causes trouble and bitter torment, and the many become contaminated and defiled by it—

    This Revelation of His Grace, Love, and Faithfulness has been healing to my heart and True Restoration of my soul. I am learning how to be as wise as a serpent but harmless as a dove. When wronged, etc., The Lord has been increasing His Mind and Heart in me towards those who have injured me and now I am more able, not 100% yet, to QUICKLY FORGIVE, and give Grace to and pray for my injurers. If God can change me He can change anyone, so I pray for that to happen. Oswald Chambers once said, paraphrasing, “if we are going to preach and teach about Grace, we need to be able to PRODUCE the Gracious goods.”
    Is all bitterness out of my heart? Probably not.
    Jer 17:9
    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

    Again, that all falls back into The Hands of The Lord, and there I leave it. His tender care for me all these years has caused my trust in Him and His Dealings to create in me a greater Peace concerning His Work in me AND in others. Let us all grow in His Grace for ourselves AND in pouring out that Grace to others. Without it there is no Unity! The devil hates UNITY, and for Good Reason, but that’s another topic.
    Eph 4:1-27
    Ps 133
    Jn 17:11,17-23

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