Are you “WISE IN CHRIST”?
*1 Corinthians 4:10 “We are fools for Christ’s sake, BUT YE ARE WISE IN CHRIST; we are weak, BUT YE ARE STRONG; YE ARE HONOURABLE, but we are despised”.
If you are WISE IN CHRIST then you are being self-righteous!
*Romans 3:10 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one”.
If you will be truthful with God then he can begin to change you but only when you humbly ask as the wretched sinner that you are Luke 11:13.
Those thinking themselves to be “WISE IN CHRIST” think they stand!
*1 Corinthians 10:1-12 “Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that ROCK WAS CHRIST BUT WITH MANY OF THEM GOD WAS NOT WELL PLEASED: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore LET HIM THAT THINKETH HE STANDETH TAKE HEED LEST HE FALL”.
When you try to change yourself or anyone else you are your God Ex 20:3! You have no power to change what God created! Only God can change us.
Christ humbly knew he was not capable of righteousness John 14:10.
*1 Corinthians 1:31 “That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord”.
*1 Cor 4:4 “FOR I KNOW NOTHING BY MYSELF; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord”.
Those being “WISE IN CHRIST” are worse than an infidel (unbeliever) because they condemn God’s children who are learning the knowledge of good and evil Gen 3:22, John 6:44 as was planned from before the foundation of this world 1 Peter 1:20.
*1 Timothy 5:8 “But if any provide not for (his own), and specially for those of his own house, HE HATH DENIED THE FAITH, AND IS WORSE THAN AN INFIDEL”.
Who are (his own)?
“His own” are sinners like you who are also created in the image of God Gen 1:27, Gen 2:7, Gen 3:22.
How you treat any child of God is how you are treating God Matt 25:34-36.
God will place all of his children by their works towards their neighbor who they can see.
*1 John 4:20 “IF A MAN SAY, I LOVE GOD, AND HATETH HIS BROTHER, HE IS A LIAR: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, HOW CAN HE love God whom he hath not seen?
*Romans 2:1 “Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things”.
*Matthew 12:7 “But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless”.
*Isaiah 28:18 “And YOUR COVENANT WITH DEATH shall be disannulled, AND YOUR AGREEMENT WITH HELL SHALL NOT STAND; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it”.
If you believe in an eternal death or an eternal torture for any sinner (your own kind) as being of Love (God) 1 John 4:8 you are blinded by the liar Rev 12:9 and sadly In your carnal pride no one can tell you different Rev 3:17. Humble yourself that you may see Rev 3:18-19!
*Matthew 22:39 “And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself”.
Turn your heart to the POWER OF GOD Acts 26:18 who will save all of HIS children Luke 1:17.
When you lean on your own understanding you are your God!
*1 Cor 10:14 WHEREFORE, MY DEARLY BELOVED, FLEE FROM IDOLATRY.
Satan prided himself to be WISE, he was not Isaiah 14:12-16”.
YOU MUST OVERCOME YOUR WILL TO RULE Ex 20:3:5, Rom 8:7.
God must rule your mind and that is only achieved by your total surrender to HIS word Matt 4:4.
*Philippians 2:5 “LET THIS MIND BE IN YOU, which was also in Christ Jesus”.
The wisdom of this world is foolish 1 Cor 1:18-21.
Christ was sentenced to death by those who seemed to themselves to be wise.
No one has any POWER to change what God has created all of us to learn not even Christ Luke 23:34 He came down from heaven to do the will of our Father!
*John 6:38-39 “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I (should) lose nothing, but (should) raise it up again at the last day”.
The first (should) is Strong’s # 3361 it means will not. He will not lose even one Matt 18:14.
The second (should) is not in the original Greek text.
*John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw ALL men unto me.
*Hebrews 8:11”And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest”.
*Matthew 22:29-30 “Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven”.
*John 3:7 “ Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
*1 Cor 15:53-54 “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, death is swallowed up in victory”.
*1 John 2:2-6 “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked”.
*Matt 16:24 “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me”.
*Matt 20:22 “But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, we are able”.
Are you able?
The baptism that Christ was baptized with was to do the Father’s will and not his own.
*Luke 22:42 “Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done”.
*Rom 6:3 “Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? …
Are you able to drink of the cup of Christ? Are you ready to be baptized with the baptism that Christ was baptized with? The wife MUST get ready!
*Rev 19:7 “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready”.