Do You Not Know?

This is such an important question for those of us who profess faith in Christ (and the indwelling of His Spirit) to bear in mind. In this respect, then, we are never truly alone: after all, as the Bible tells us, greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world.

I for one needed this reminder today — how humbling it is to know that God has chosen to live inside me (and I do not mean this in the new age, “Christ consciousness” sense of the term), and that while I am by no means a perfect vessel, I am one who has been set aside (made holy) and ongoingly purified (sanctified) for His use.

It reminds me of those home improvement shows where the original house is gutted and then later transformed. While I am no expert on such matters, I believe that such transformation takes place on a room-by-room (or function-by-function — think electrical, plumbing, etc. — basis. In a similar way, I believe that the Lord goes into our hearts and minds room-by-room and makes changes (big and small) to our lives as we go — if we are willing to surrender the keys to our lives over to Him. 🗝

That is my take on the matter. What are your thoughts?

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27 thoughts on “Do You Not Know?

  1. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified
    (Hebrews 10.14)

    [Modern versions frequently add the word “being” to that verse. Which is harmonious with their overall teaching].

    I understand your sentiment, and it is good sister. It’s definitely good and right to follow the leadership of the Holy Ghost Who dwells within us. That’s a major theme of 2 Corinthians chapter 3.

    I encourage you to investigate how you have been perfected by your being in Christ, and you learn how to grow in the knowledge of His grace.

    And I urge you to please use the king James dailythankful. Because those modern versions will put you on a works righteousness treadmill.

    (I don’t want to see my friend misled).

    Try the KJV exclusively for a month, and see what a difference it makes. 🤠

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      1. I think it’s always wise to investigate different translations to see how similar or different they are. I regularly check out a few other versions as well; remember that the “original verses” were penned in Hebrew and Greek, so unless we are fluent in either/both of those languages, we are going to be relying on somebody’s translation. 💡

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      2. I wish to learn Greek and Hebrew. But I believe KJV is close to it. I just say some of the translations don’t get the message across clearly and it can disrupt the pure meaning of the truth. I’m only speaking from the perspective of learning and deciphering literature in college. I welcome anyone using any version of the truth, but it is a suggestion to check back with KJV unless they can understand the original language. But I am glad and excited to see anyone with the thirst of the lord and learning to walk His truth in their lives.

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      3. Since you will be ordering a KJV, I have done some bible reviews that may be of help to you.
        Just click on my category tab “choosing a bible,” and you will find my reviews.

        And God bless all of you.
        I am thankful for each of you.

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  2. I feel you summed it up perfectly my friend. When we get saved some believe it happens overnight. I feel it is more like being born again. We have to learn to crawl, drink milk, make sounds. Then walk, start solids, use words if you get my point and I feel you will 🙂 Some will say well with God all is possible. Yes Hallelujah! BUT He gave us free will and that’s the fly in the ointment. We will walk when He decides we are ready. We will get to the meat when He knows we can digest it. Praise the LORD for His infinite wisdom. 🙂

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  3. I’ve never heard of this “Christ consciousness” thing, but it doesn’t sound like a good thing. :O I really like your imagery of the house being redone room by room. 🙂

    Also couldn’t help but read the conversation above about the Bible translations. I was raised pretty much KJV only, so it took me a long while to accept that other translations aren’t bad or corrupt. I’m at the point now where I think there are many good ones out there (I really like NKJV and NASB), and I find it fascinating how they differ from each other. I’ve been listening to a talk about translations if you’re interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCPoKIE5y1U

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    1. No, the new age “consciousness” is best left alone! It is not a good thing at all. 😞

      Also, I too was raised on the KJV and viewed other translations with suspicion for a long time. I feel quite differently about things now.

      Thank you for the link to the podcast! I will try to check it out soon. 🧡

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      1. Yes, indeed! It is important to remember that the Lord spoke through men, who wrote things down, and that some things have sadly been “lost in translation” ever since.

        This is why I enjoy doing an inductive Bible study — really observe a passage, reading it over several times, to see what jumps off the page. I believe that the Lord will get His message to us, regardless of the translation (although there are a small handful that I like, and several that I avoid).

        A practice that concerns me far more than the translation issue is when people paraphrase what the Bible says but then calls it Scripture. The paraphrase may reflect my understanding of what the verses say, it can never replace them.

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