There is something about this that seems like it still needs to be grasped so that we have the mind of Christ on the matter and not our own mind and emotions. For example, even when the Father shares with us of His grief, joy, anger, etc, our experience of it is not necessarily how He experiences it, because His ways are not like our ways, they are HIGHER than ours, and we experience things through our human body, mind, emotions etc, whereas God is spirit.
Mum, you brought up a very good point, very. His ways are not like ours and most of us know this to be true. You talked about Jesus when he was angry , it came from the Holy Spirit not his flesh. As I read your post earlier today, I was reminded of scripture about when Jesus overturned the money changers tables. I had to ponder awhile because Jesus came in the flesh. Im not so sure he was at rest when he did that! He was righteously angered. Did he feel the Fathers anger? I dont know.
I can not speak for anyone else but from my own walk and relationship with the Lord. Words He spoke to me back in 2006 will remain forever embedded because when He calls me to fast I obey immediately. A lessen I learned.
One day the Holy Spirit spoke forth and told me I was called to fast.
Later that evening I thought maybe I was wrong in what I heard. So I ate.
I woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. While in the bathroom. This was spoken forth. " I called you to fast, NOW saith the Lord I will shut down your organs and cause you to fast.
I repented immediately. Went back to bed.
The next morning I tried to eat. It would not go down, therefore I spit it out in the trash.
7 days went by as the Lord had called me to do something concerning false prophets and diviners and chanters and the like.
which Im not going to go into. Its done, over.
This 7th day I asked the Lord if I could eat yet?
Later the Holy Spirit responded as I will never forget this whole thing, ever. This was spoken forth as I walked down my long hallway in another place I had lived: "Not yet my daughter, for I do not need your flesh to get in the way of the good work I am doing saith the Lord."
The 12th day I knew I was done and finally was lifted off for me to eat. I could not just tear into food. I had to start out with oatmeal and toast for several days and work from there.
The reason I am sharing is this is because Im going somewhere with this at the Lords reminding me today while thinking. When the Lord wants to do something in His servants.
(Look the flesh likes to rear its ugly head, thats a fact.)
However when the flesh is not fed food and filled with much food. You become more sensitive to the Holy Spirit and the rising up of the Holy Spirit within you. The flesh is now become under the leading of Holy Spirit and flesh subjects to the Holy Spirit.
So when we talk about emotions as you mum brought up. If you are being led of the flesh you will react in an emotional and fleshly way.
when the Holy Ghost is leading and guiding and in control and flesh has submitted to the Holy Ghost , you react under the leading of the Holy Ghost.
There is a righteous anger that can be felt, not as intense as the Lord would be, no. There is a weeping in the Spirit- we call it grieving or weeping in the Spirit- it is a type of intercession, yes.
The Holy Spirit has emotions and Gods people feel those, What He allows us to feel. The Lord doesnt need policing His kingdom as you called it mum. He doesnt need any of us. However He chose us and He called us and He requires us to obey. If He calls you or I to go a room full of diviners are you gonna go or r u gonna say no way? If He calls you to go forth to someone you know and speak forth that which He has spoken forth in your ear , are you going to go or bow out? Will you go forth to a den of thieves and speak all that the Lord calls you to speak? Family, friend , a stranger?
The Love of Jesus is also loyalty to Him above all else. It is opposition to those that oppose Gods truth. It is opposition to those who pervert the gospel. It is opposition to those who wish to keep on in their false doctrines and false beliefs. Look, we dont live in a environment of a friendly and or loving world. Many are called , few chosen, why?
Jesus said if they hated me , they will hate you and it is truth.
To be a friend of the Lords is enimity with the world. No doubt on that one.
We can rationalize all the day long about this and about that. To me the only thing that matters is His will be done in this earth. People can hate me all the day long that wont change me. People can despise me and any other person who comes along and stands up not in the flesh but prayerfully in the Holy Ghost and speaks forth truth as led of the LORD.
For almost a year I was not on any forums. The Lord took me in and cut off things and removed things that were not of Him. When He called me off forums I thought well thats a rap. Guess its over, just simply over. I felt lost and I didnt know what to do with myself. He lovingly pulled me and drew me closer and closer and I praise my God for the good work He is doing in me. I cant do it but He most assuredly has, will and continues too daily.
This question came to me earlier, so I ask it sincerely now.
When was the last time any of you were cut off from forums, people and got closed up with Him. I ask you when was the last time you took time out for you and Jesus to know Him and to sit as His feet and to learn His ways and to commune?
Loyalty- do I have it , I dont know, am I faithful with the little?
I pray so and if not Lord make me to be so.
Im not perfect by no means but my heart is to be that of a servant and it is my hearts prayer that everyone one of us heres hearts desires are to be that. A deep passion and desire to know our Lord and Savior.
Funny, the more you think you know, the more you realize you dont know much and need the Lord constantly teaching you and I of His ways.
We may be nobodys to people but Praise be to God we are somebodys in Jesus eyes....I am my beloved's and He is mine....
We may be filthy rags but the Lord sure can and will clean us all up and make us whiter than wool.
Several weeks ago I was given an open vision. I was in a chamber/ a closet like room. I looked down and I was wearing my wedding dress. Than this was spoken forth:. I am calling MY bride to come forth from out of her chambers. I believe that is not just for me but for you who TRULY are His bride and those that have been so tucked away with Him and sitting at the very feet of Jesus learning, listening and communing with HIM.
I enjoyed reading your posts and avoice its okay I been called sheepskin before, lol... The Lord gave me that name a few years back when I was praying for a username. When I see the words it reminds me of a baby sheep. yea:)
Gramma said lol
"you can dress the old girl up but you can't take her out! ",
I really gotta thank you, because I was walking around the house laughing. I dont know that I have ever heard that before, but that was hilarious and for me, a good belly laugh.