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The importance of having proper motivation and momentum in the angelic conflict. Part 28.

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Controls - pres-act-ind - sunechei - sunevcei = to motivate, hold together, compel, preoccupy, to urge.

Motivation is what is located inside the individuals soul impelling or inciting action.

Motivation is both the mental and-or emotional incentive or impulse.

You can do things that you do not feel like doing but you do it because your mental attitude says to, and that is proper motivation.

JAM 4:17 Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do, and does not do it, to him it is sin.

A motive is any thought which determines a choice or induces action.

As a part of motivation we have inducement and objective optimism which is an attractive consideration held out to persuade an individual to make positive decisions.

PHI 4:4 Keep on having perfect happiness by means of the Lord at all times; Once more I repeat the command, keep on having perfect happiness.

PHI 3:1 Finally, my brethren, keep on having inner happiness in the Lord. On the one hand, to be writing the same doctrines to you is not troublesome to me, while on the other hand, it is a safeguard or a basis of security for you.

Objective optimism and proper motivation is something within that helps bring about an action - the desired result.

ACT 23:11 But on the night {immediately} following, the Lord stood at his side and said, “Take courage;”

“Take courage” - tharseo = the same word TLJC used the night before His death in JOH 16:33 - it means to be of good cheer, or to be comforted.

Overcome is a perfect tense with ongoing results =I have put at your disposal in your spiritual life the same power by which I overcame the devils world.

Because He is the God of all grace, 1PE 5:10, He delights in doing this.

JER 9:24 “I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the Lord.

JOB 42:10 And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the Lord increased all that Job had twofold.

JOE 2:25 Then I will make up to you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The creeping locust, the stripping locust, and the gnawing locust,

A motive is any thought which determines a choice or induces action.

Impulse is an involuntary feeling prompting to act.

Motivation is a mental state or emotional force which induces an act of volition.

PSA 7:9 “For the righteous God tests the right lobes and the emotions [reins].”

Motivation is the design or object one has in any action; it is ones intention or purpose.

In the Christian life, the believer is either motivated by B.D. in the soul and the filling of the Holy Spirit, which produces personal love for God, or by the lust pattern of the old sin nature and Satans cosmic system which produces good and evil.

JAM 4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your lusts.

Robert R. McLaughlin All Rights Reserved 2002

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