Right Conclusions

The next step in order of faith is right conclusions.

Deuteronomy 29:4 Yet the Lord hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.

Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

Ephesians 3:17-8 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

This says “may be able” to comprehend. Just how well do we know this indwelling Christ? How much attention do we pay to the Holy Spirit who instructs us in righteousness? Has love taken root and grown in our hearts?

What we hear and what we perceive must match the character of the indwelling Christ. A right conclusion says, “This is my Son in whom I am well pleased.” We must not rely on our education of the bible, remembering all that has been taught. We must establish and rely on the relationship with the God who saved us.

Jesus did not die just to save us. He made a way for us to have a real and vital relationship with the Father.

How can we testify of Jesus if we only know Him by what we are told? How can we speak for Jesus if we cannot hear Him in our hearts? How can we walk by faith if He isn’t leading us?

Study any historical figure and learn everything you can about them so that you can answer any question. Does that mean you knew them? No. That is the difference between education and relationship. We can have a relationship with God.

Judging

John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

In the devotional Order of Faith I said the order of faith might be defined as hearing, judging, right conclusions, and to act on those conclusions. Then I spoke to the issues of hearing for some time and never got back to the second point, judging.

Now in this season of witnessing to the lost judging is vital and it isn’t what we typically think of in calling one another judgement. It is not that at all. It is a righteous judgement. It is not however about being right. In order to have a proper understanding of what Jesus meant by saying “judge righteous judgement” we need to read that statement in context.

John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

These verses place context in order. Verses 22 and 23 “Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?”

The point being that only God can perform miracles and is God at work here?

Micah 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Judge this, having mercy and humility, is God at work in our witness?

We cannot know this if we are in charge. We must submit to the order of faith. Are we hearing God, is God at work here?

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