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Responding to the Potter’s wheel of progress.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Anyone who serves God will discover sooner or later that the great hindrance to his spiritual walk is not others but himself.

2CO 6:12, You are not restrained by us, but you are restrained by your own not affections but splanchnon or emotions.

They blamed their communicators because they, the Corinthians, were not feeling good or feeling the Spirit.

2CO 10:9-10, for I do not wish to seem as if I would terrify you by my letters. For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his personal presence is unimpressive, and his speech contemptible.”
PSA 105:15, “Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm.”

The believer who responds to the Potter’s wheel of progress, discovers that his outward man and his inward man are not in harmony and that both are tending toward opposite directions.

He will also sense the inability of his outward man to submit to the spirit’s control, thus rendering him incapable of obeying God’s highest commands.

MAT 26:41b, “the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Eventually, one way or another, the believer learns that there is just one basic dealing which can enable man to be useful before God: brokenness.

ROM 7:22, For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man,
2CO 4:16, Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.
EPH 3:16, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man;

We must never forget that our inward man is the human spirit where God dwells, where His Spirit mingles with our spirit.

Just as we are dressed in clothes, so our inward man “wears” an outward man: the spirit “wears” the soul

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