Grace Bible Church
Wednesday January 18, 2017
Emotional revolt of the soul
When a Bel gets involved in emotional revolt of the soul it is a series of decisions & actions that have led them to this dark place.
Apathy toward the word of God and neglecting BD are the first steps toward emotional revolt of a the soul.
Friends, family, cosmic distractions, conflicts with others at church or hypersensitivity concerning the message coming from the pulpit can be reasons Bels USE to distance themselves from the PPOG.
The key elements for every Bel concerning the PPOG are; consistent intake of BD, filling of the HS, praying for and serving the body of Christ.
Every Bel has these 4 essentials woven into their personal plan that God designed for them in eternity past…then we each have gifts, callings and spiritual paths to follow as well.
2Kin 14:24 (Jeroboam II) He did evil in the sight of the LORD; he did not depart from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel sin.
2Kin 14:25 He restored the border of Israel from the entrance of Hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the LORD, the God of Israel, which He spoke through His servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet, who was of Gath-hepher.
Jonah was a positive Bel (prophet) who was serving the Lord, saving land North of Judah for the Israelites to still maintain power. (794-760 BC)
Jon 1:3 But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. Tarshish is in the exact opposite direction from Nineveh. Running from the Lord, rejecting His calling.
When a Bel has strayed far enough from the PPOG they begin a full backslide…which is going opposite to what the PPOG is for their lives.
At some point in Jonah’s walk with God he began to collect cosmic thoughts, he began to allow emotion a stronghold in his soul.
First negative thoughts, left unchecked. Second will be that apathy toward truth, separating from BD. Third will be cosmic viewpoint followed by (OSN) emotions gaining greater ground in your soul structure.
2Cor 10:5 take every thought captive…this is essential in the early stages before you begin a full decline backward.
Jonah was not in full emotional revolt of the soul like the Exodus generation became, but he was sliding backward in that direction.
When we are angry toward God, frustrated at our place in the PPOG & refusing to go forward, we are falling into a state of backsliding that leads to emotional revolt of the soul.
God used a horrible circumstance to not only put Jonah right where he wanted him…but the men on the ship with Jonah got born again and saved!
Jon 4:1 displeased …Ra’a’, meaning he viewed it as wicked, it broke him inside to see an enemy given grace by God.
Jonah knew God was filled with love and kindness and he hated the fact that he was being called to this geographical location for this mission.
Jonah showed more concern and compassion for a planttree than human beings! Because the tree gave him shade…selfish ambition is an end result of living in the flesh.
Emotional revolt of the soul is an accumulation of consistent sins such as bitterness, anger or arrogance that have grown into a lifestyle for a Bel and they have turned from BD to cosmic viewpoint.
King Saul could have been gracious and compassionate, looking upon David as God’s chosen one…a young man he should have mentored not hunted!
1Sam 28:3 Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land. 7 Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her. Frantic behavior & hypocrisy are common trends in Emotional Revolt.
Emotional fixes need to happen regularly for the apostate Bel to maintain a pseudo happy lifestyle.
Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart (mind) greatly trembled. 1Sam 28:6 Saul enquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not. Emotional revolt guarantees a life of satanic influence, void of Godly influence.