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The Father's Schoolhouse

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  1. soul man

    soul man Active Member

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    If you haven't noticed yet God is always working through the world. The world was created by God as a training ground for his children. Circumstances and situations always driving us to Christ. As a sinner; for most the C and S brought that person to Christ for salvation, as a believer the C and S brings them to realize they need the saving grace of God to make it through the world. Either way the world is a schoolhouse and the sooner the believer understands how the father works through the C and S gang the faster the process works. We are trained in the way of maturity, Gal. 4:1-2

    1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;

    2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.

    Have you ever looked for the answer to good or evil. Searching to give an answer for what we believe, how God handles humanity.
    We have had our pat answers; Satan is the god of this world is one or because of Adams disobedience and ultimate failure evil rules is another. Yes they have something to do with how the world operates, but this is our father's creation and he operates in and through the world, Ephesians 2:1:5

    1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

    2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

    3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

    4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

    5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved)

    So we have to let go of the ideas that Satan is behind everything. Something's are just build into creation; natural disasters for instance are built into creation. How quick are those that still fully operate with the knowledge of good and evil to judge everything as the Judgements of God, childish mindset at best.
    The schoolhouse changes the mind from an outer God to an inner Christ.
    Have you noticed how many people believe in God, that is not a bad thing but it is not God's plan of salvation. When Paul wrote in, 1 Corinthians 2:2

    2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    He states the only thing important in this world is knowing Christ in you.
    We are trained in the world, we live in the world, we are just not of this world.
    Those that choose to live in the world apart from Christ, believer or non-believer will eventually realize their need for the grace of God, which is "Christ in you the hope of glory."
    For the non-believer it is a spiritual matter, for the believer it is a mind issue and that brings the converging powers of the schoolhouse, Gal. 4:1-2

    1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;

    2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.

    We were not born again to live in the earth, the earth does not fit the born again.
    Another thing to be pointed out is, all your giving, money and time, eventually seems to not matter. No matter how much you give it's like the Heavens are brass and nothing flows. It worked at one time but now it seems to have come to a stand still, that is the schoolhouse. I believe God blesses giving, even when we give in bad situations, but when converging powers begin to operate in the believer nothing will work.
    What is the difference in the level of understanding, at a babe level you get your way, things works. But with growth comes maturity and it doesn't matter how things work out for you, you have learned Christ and the schoolhouse is doing the father's work until the appointed time he gets a mature child fit for the father's house.
     
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    Brings to mind this:
    2Co 4:16-18
    (16) For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
    (17) For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
    (18) While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
     
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    Very good scriptures, thank you.
     
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    loved it til this part. Imo the diff in Erets and Kosmos is not being recognized here, the earth is our final destination, with the kingdom of heaven within us
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    There are a few words for "world" used in the New Testament: the noun γη (ge) means earth or land, and οικουμενη (oikoumene) the inhabited "housed" land. Our word κοσμος (kosmos) means world-order and describes mostly the governed world under a Fascist regime. That is the world that might be gained for the loss of one's soul (that would describe wannabe emperors; MATTHEW 16:26), the world in which Christ was to come (JOHN 1:9, 6:14, 1 JOHN 4:9), the world he overcame (JOHN 16:33, 1 JOHN 5:4), the world he came to save (JOHN 12:47), the world he illuminates (JOHN 9:5), and the world into which he sends his people (MARK 16:15).

    Contrary to common perception, the Bible is not simply a story of good versus evil. Everything that exists, exists because it was created by God, and that includes the world-order (ACTS 17:24, JOHN 1:10) and all its evils (Isaiah 45:5-7; also see JOHN 19:11, ROMANS 13:1, Genesis 7:3 and 1 Samuel 16:14)." κοσμος | Abarim Publications Theological Dictionary (New Testament Greek)

    seemed to be in agreement there
     
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    leave the world, leave the camp, and find the earth imo
     
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