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Based on Malachi 3:16-18 I believe the Lord will harken to us as we consider his word together.

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From: PAULFROMNYS

Nov-27

   All the people saw him walking and praising God. (Acts 3:9)

   “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk”; and he leapt. Simple in its terms, but very, very drastic and very utter in its action. Immediately the man in himself knew the glory of God. He, leaping up, praised and glorified God. He had got it in his own heart, in his own soul. He knew he was changed, he was in the good of God?s rest…. This man was a testimony which was the answer to every argument. Seeing the man there in the midst whole, they had to shut their mouths. There was no argument. It is all argument if it is doctrine, theory, teaching, interpretation of truth, but a living witness – you cannot argue against that. Your mouth is shut when you have a living person standing there right in the good of things. Are we closing the mouths of people? We shall not do it by the truth that we hold, teach, interpret, but we can do it by what we are, by being in possession of the goods. Are we that? Are you that? Are you going to be that? A real answer to every argument so that people say, “Well, look here, it is not the teaching they have taken on, the associations they have made: no, no, look at them; you know what they were, you know how little they counted, you know what cripples they were spiritually, you know what liabilities they were, you know how much they were without rest: but look now; they have the goods, they are in the good of things, they are counting, they mean something, and they are in rest, they are in joy, they are in satisfaction, they themselves are changed!” What can you say to that? You cannot say anything to that if you are going to be honest. Oh, dear friends, we are not to go out to try and pass over some teaching, some truth, to people. That will never convince. You and I are to be here as those who in themselves convince others because we embody His rest, we embody His peace, we embody His strength, and we count for something. We are responsible people, we are positive factors, we are assets, and the Lord is getting something by reason of us. That is how it must be. Is it like that? All this can be if we will go the way of this man, and say, “Yes, this has gone on long enough and it has to end, and to end, so far as my giving diligence is concerned, at once, and I do most truly by the grace of God take a deliberate and definite faith attitude toward the Lord Jesus for my complete deliverance and the setting of me upon my feet for His glory, for His praise!” I think there will be an issue, and I think it will be – “he, leaping up, stood upon his feet, praising and glorifying God.” May it be so with every one of us. 

Fred (fnorthrup)

From: Fred (fnorthrup)

Nov-27

PAULFROMNYS said:

This man was a testimony which was the answer to every argument. Seeing the man there in the midst whole, they had to shut their mouths. There was no argument. It is all argument if it is doctrine, theory, teaching, interpretation of truth, but a living witness – you cannot argue against that.

Amen! If we are the testimony of Jesus, then it is what we are, not "what we believe" that defines us. What we believe is not "sound doctrine", but a living Person who has come into and replaced us. Praise His name!!!! 

Bible forums by their very nature, can become the domain of doctrines, instead of the testimony of our experience and enjoyment of the Living One who has changed our life forever. The Word became flesh to tabernacle among us, then became a life-giving Spirit for us to receive, enjoy, and experience. Praise Him forever!!!!!!!!! John 1:14; 1 Corinthians 15:45

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From: PAULFROMNYS

Nov-27

   Belief is the foundation into every reality of being real.  It's our belief about belief which is treacherous, and needs to be discerned by the reality of real life flowing from it.  What TAS has given here is a bottom line discernment about where we're at in our walks.  We can be deceived about belief, understanding, feelings, but there is no deception in the reality of what TAS is pointing to, it is the very manifest work of GOD in Christ. 

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