I will tell you two stories about two girls with some magic power.
Once I saw a girl exactly like one I saw in the dream that night. I told her that I saw her in a night dream. She attempted to kiss me and I needed to tell her to stop and to tell that she is not beautiful in my sight and do not want to deal with her.
Once I talked with a girl and she decided that we are in love. She possessed a magic power (not only we Christians have the power to make miracles) and she caused us two to fly into the air, like as in animation movies a guy and a girl raise to the air in love. I asked she what is her religion (sadly I cannot remember the exact answer) and said her that she is not beautiful in my sight and requested to stop and to release me.
Why I told these two weird stories? It is to show examples of how spirits try to control our love.
It is to bring down the imagination that Christians should marry only following a certain God’s revelation. To have a revelation from God is good, but it does not happen always. I rather say that these “spirits of love” are not of Christian nature.
But what the Bible tells about this? (1Cor. 7:39) “but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord”. Who she will not who was revealed in a supernatural revelation to her.
So in love seek God’s just will like as in any endevour of our life, but it is subject of our will not necessarily of some supernatural kind of love. It is about our feelings and wills.
The devil invented “sin”, a way to misguide our brains.
“Sin” is a DoS attack. It can be reformulated in another way (even if you don’t know what “DoS attack” is):
Sin is a too hard problem which overwhelms our brains and makes us unable to think properly about other problems.
So, we can conclude that sin is necessary, because that a problem is too hard does not make an allowance to skip it in the study. Sin needs to come into the world in order to be overcome (“solved”) organizing such a relationship between us and God which make it no problem anymore.
So the existence of sin and the devil are necessary. It is a part of the plan of God.
This is the explanation why all sufferings are necessary, as sufferings are just coming through too hard problems. But no problem is too hard to not be necessary to appear to be solved.
8 Yes most assuredly, and I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord, for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and count them nothing but refuse, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith.
So, St. Paul considered the most important thing of all, compared with which all other things are unimportant, knowledge of Christ Jesus.
What Paul considered the most important, his (Paul’s) knowledge? No he considered the most important knowledge of Christ.
As the Son of God Christ studies (gains knowledge), He studies all things looking as the Father does. But Christ is not only Son of God, Christ is also God and knows all. If He knows all then why He indeed studies? Continue reading
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1 So let a man think of us as Christ’s servants, and stewards of God’s mysteries. 2 Here, moreover, it is required of stewards, that they be found faithful.
Have you ever thought why from us is required faithfulness? (verse 2) The answer is in verse 1, because we are stewards of mysteries. The main thing which is required from us it not to tell to much (keep secrets)! It is faithfulness.
For God all things are simple. But after studying these two verses I think that for God is even simpler to transform a faithful stupid into a clever person than to transform a not faithful clever person into a faithful person.
So I conclude from 1Cor. 4:1-2 that if we have faithfulness to not say what we should not to say, then God will give us the rest (intellect, power, etc.)
Who is truly faithful indeed cannot be very stupid, because to be faithful is to differentiate what to do and what not to do (accordingly will of God), and who can differentiate these things in not stupid. It is a lie of Devil about stupid faithful persons. If one is faithful, he is already not stupid.
I deem that to be faithful is enough, because in this case God will give us all the rest gifts.
In many places of Bible it is written that our purposes are for the heavenly life, for soul, spiritual things etc.
So a natural question arises: Why us not to destroy our bodies as these are not important.
The answer to this questions is (1Cor. 3:16)
16 Don’t you know that you are a temple of God, and that God’s Spirit lives in you? 17 If anyone destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is holy, which you are.
Now we know that we should not destroy our bodies, but not because these would be important or valuable for us (these are not important for us at all as we are for heavenly life not for the Earth), but just to not be punished for damaging a temple.
When Holy Spirit comes onto us, we stagger back and forth. Why?
First, Holy Spirit controls our muscles differently than just our brain does.
Second, we should believe God that we won’t fall even when we stagger, give control to the Spirit.