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Feelings and Emotions. Part 3. The emotions within us are often at odds with the ministry of God the Holy Spirit.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

PHI 4:10 Now, I have received much inner happiness by means of the Lord greatly, that now at length you have revived your concern or thinking for me; indeed, you also were thinking about me [were concerned about me], but you lacked the opportunity to express it.

Emotion = a complex, biological, physiological
process, or a function concerned with somatic expression or feeling.

You will have a battle that goes on inside of your soul between what you feel and what you know is right.

Many times the emotions within us are at odds with the ministry of God the Holy Spirit using doctrine from the residual doctrine in our soul.

The emotions can become complex by tempting you to do things you do not desire to do.

Rom 7 – the relationship of the Law to the spiritual life and the battle that goes on inwardly between the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the new nature within versus the old sin nature.

JER 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? {Then} you also can do good Who are accustomed to doing evil.

We were born slaves to the O.S.N. and the only time that we will ever be free from slavery to the O.S.N. is not at salvation but when we enter into perception, metabolization and application of Bible doctrine.

JOH 8:32 “You shall know the doctrine and the doctrine shall make you free.”

Many times I do what I feel not what I think.

These good intentions are hindered by the overtime work of my old sin nature influencing the emotions of the soul when they are out of order, ruling rather than responding.

That was the purpose of the Law and the commandments, to reveal our helplessness.

Because he has received TLJC, he is to no longer live according to the flesh but Christ is to live in him.

Because the emotions are responders, they will respond to the OSN.

As you grow in the knowledge of doctrine, there can arise a tremendous conflict in the soul, not from the temptation of the old sin nature, but from the emotional revolt that can take place.

2 Cor 9:11 You will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God.

Eucharistia = gratitude; grateful language to God as an act of worship; thankfulness; giving of thanks; thanksgiving

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His uniquely born Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Thanksgiving and the Lord’s Supper are cut from the same cloth, as it were. The cloth of gratitude.
We start at the cross. We end at the Person.

Someone who got us out of the biggest, most horrible mess anyone could ever possibly imagine.


You knew that for all the beauty and holiness staring you in the face you were never going to measure up to it. Ever.

James 2:10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.

ROM 7:24 Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?

JOB 5:7 For man is born for trouble, as sparks fly upward.

ROM 7:24-25 Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Jesus Christ, His blood and His cross, He is the only satisfactory answer to the question “NOW WHAT?” Your sins are forgiven!

COL 1:13-14 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

At the Lord’s Supper, we express our thanks to God because He’s made a wonderful new LIFE for us to live in – worshipping Him in Spirit, truth, and freedom.

2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, NEW CREATURE; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

2 Cor 5:20 Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ

Time to follow the Leader.

2 Cor 9:15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

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