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The Strength of God

(1 Corinthians 1:27)  “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;”

 

Within the scope of a worldly mind, the thoughts of man which are void of spiritual discernment naturally through the fall of Adam are absolutely prone to deceiving himself into believing that this world and the things of this world are to be placed on a pedestal to confound the things that are in this world if it not for the mercy of God and the opening of the sinners heart in comparing spiritual things with spiritual by God whom controls all things and sways the kings heart as well as ordinary men turning it whatsoever direction he wills.

 

(Daniel 4:35) “And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?” 

 

so then, without the opening of the heart to understand the ways of God, the carnal man is but naturally deceived by his evil and desperately wicked heart. For a man exalts those mighty things which are of the world, fooling himself and the blind around him leading other blind men into ditches persuaded by earthly and sensual vanities thinking that mighty things can spiritually subdue mighty things as with the case with the reprobate jews who are awaiting a mighty conquering messiah wwho is a respecter of persons and favors a man according to his “Jewish Title” regardless of what deeds are done in the flesh. Is not all naked in the sight of God? open, visible and transparent? Does not God judge righteously? Has not God chosen babes, Fools, the poor? has he not instructed us that if we throw a banquet that we should invite those who can never repay us? is that not why he chooses the poor? is not that why he choose babes and fools? Are not his elect poor, wretched, naked, blind, miserable and the fools of men? Has God not come to save the chiefest of sinners? O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and his ways past finding out!

So then, knowing that this carnal mind of ours is corrupted and of no benefit toward spiritual things but to the contrary, fighting against those spiritual things pulling us into subjection to the flesh and bondage in every way should we not be transformed by the renewing of our minds? YES! This is in fact the remedy that is despised by the men of this world because it is a weak and lowly remedy, a weak thing. It is counted a foolish thing. God has chosen the fools of this world and equipt him with foolish tools to confound the mighty things and chose the weak and foolish men giving them the weak and foolish tools for his glory that no man can glory in his presence.

(1 corinthians 1:21) “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”

Moses the weak in speech;

(Exodus 4:10) “And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.”

in the present time amongst so called christians the Reputation of Moses is that he was a Great speaker, Great leader with a white long robe, golden rings on his fingers, full of power in which the inhabitants of this world take to exalt him. Man takes these spiritual things and builds the characteristics of mighty things around them, speak highly about them and exalts them with a fleshly perspective, building them up as to worship them in their minds those carnally mighty things.

 

(Luke 11:47) “Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets and your fathers killed them”

(Matthew 23:29-31) “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.”

But was not Moses a lowly and humble man? was he not weak, naked foolish? Despised of the world?

Is it so that those whom Gods eye has set his eternal affection and love upon wander in deserts and in mountains and in dens and caves being tormented, afflicted and counted as nothing?

Vain glory, the strength of the world. Those unstable temporal admorations the world is fixed upon in carnal love and those proud mighty things, will they not come to nothing? Should we not set our minds and affections on heavenly things and not the strength and might of this world?

(2 Corinthians 12:9) “ And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

Therefore, a spiritual man takes pleasure in infirmities to the end that reproaches, necessities, persecutions and distress for christ sake is to the benefit of the soul, for when we are weak, then are we strong!

And Saul, a man of a carnal mind smitten down by God, chose this fool and great sinner to preach righteousness, sent forth to confound the Gentiles with foolish things by the power of speech!

Or of Jeremiah who counted himself like unto moses, a man man who could not speak and was only but a child.

And what more can i say? but through despised things those worthless naked and destitute men subdued Kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of Fire, escaped the edge of the sword, OUT OF WEAKNESS were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens!

By weak things and things that are despised will God show his glory and his name will be glorified throughout the everlasting ages so That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

 

 

 

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