Edifying Christian Publications
Chuckie III, Caleb, Aireale, Adrian, Maya, Joan, Charles Sr., and
My Beloved. There are distinct "mirror images" regarding
perceptions of being sustained if life. Some perceptions are derived from angles shown as: 1) Alone, the Holy Bible's perspective of imparting sustainability directly to you 2) Someone else's perspective of sustainability imparted to you, and 3) Your own developed perspective of sustainability. All named perspectives can independently or simutaneously exist. This record of "My Thoughts of Sustainability" offers an approach to you regarding "being sustained in life". This approach coexistence illustrates to you "being sustained in life" relected by me (Charles L. Robinson Jr.) expounding on sustainability to help you develope your own personal perspective of being sustained in life. Hopefully, the "My" in "My Thoughts of Sustainability" becomes "your personal perspective" derived from dominant biblical principles (identified in the next paragraph) and my subservient exposition.
"Drowning Doubts" is your personal zeal to refuse to allow thoughts contrary to God (such as fears, timidy, uncertainties, etc.) to remain within the surface of your mentalities (And be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness - Ephesians 4:23-24). "Drowning Doubts" allow lawful thoughts that are favorable, trusting, open-straightforward, guiltless, humble, admirable, and desireable to exist as millstones on the neck of doubtful thoughts (thoughts contrary to God's ways) to drown doubtful thoughts (Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any praise, think on these things - Philippians 4:8). Therefore, when your doubts do not exist because they have been drowned, then comforts, peace, and contentment can be greater surfaced within your mentalities which are purposed to sustain you. Applicable and irrelevant to all your circumstances in life, uncertainties drown and satisfactions are sufaced to impart a sense of calmness and safety towards your mentalities which ulimately sustains you (Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in WHATSOEVER state I am, there with be content - Philippians 4:11). For example, Peter's uncertainty eventually drowned and Peter's safety surfaced to hold him up-catch him up (sustain him) which created a sense of calmness, safety, and satisfaction to his mentality (And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, it is a spirit: and they cried out with fear; and immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said to him, O thou of little faith wherefore didst thou doubt? Matthew 14:26;31).
Expeditously, all the doctrine in the above paragraph, is not running away from or not being feared -scared of real life doubtful thoughts rather than doctrine whereby you can lawfully choose to drown-discontinue real life doubtful thoughts that attempt to harrass you and attempt to hinder your personal sustainability. (Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity thoughts to the obedience of God- 2 Corinthians 10:5). It is doctrine whereby you choose to maintain lawful thoughts within the surface of your mentality that helps you remain sustained.
Happy New Year (2022), I beleive and hope for your blessed sustainabilities. DROWN DOUBTS, SURFACE LAWFUL THOUGHTS, EMBRACE YOUR CONTENTMENT THAT COMES FROM YOUR LAWFUL THOUGHTS, AND THANK GOD THROUGH CHRIST JESUS FOR PROVIDING YOU YOUR SUSTAINABILITY!!
Charles L. Robinson Jr.
Edifying Christian Publications
Hello, this is Charles L. Robinson Jr. of Edifying Christian Publicatuions and this is our 1/21/22 wriiten proclamation originated by Charles L. Robinson Jr.
Chuckie III (my son), Caleb (my son), Aireale (my daughter), Adrian (my daughter), Maya (my daughter), Joan (my mom), Charles Sr. (my dad), and My Beloved - those who follow my biblical teachings and preachings such as some of my biological family members, some at my current workplace, some at my previous workplaces, some from the local church -comgregations, some from non local churches -congregations, some from various sporting environments, some known from social media, and followers from other circles of life. I enter into this writtten converstaion with you all - those specifically named and those that I have mentioned from various circles of life (My Beloved), from a heart of godly love for us, from a heart filled with hope for us, and I am genuinely grateful for all of our moments together and I will remain greatful for our believed for future genuine, nurturing, and joyous moments together.
In the name of Jesus, may all of your lives continue to receive the joy, peace, and love of your Heavenly Father from his third heaven in the name of Jesus, may all of your lives receive greater measures of the Spirit of God in the name of Jesus, may all of your lives continue to grow greater into becoming the pleasurable means of fellowship towards your Heavenly Father that you were created to be in the name of Jesus, may all of your lives experience the fulness of the abundant life that you have been offered by your Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus, The hour has cometh, now is the time, for your greater testamonies "in parts" of the kingdom of heaven being available, in the name of Jesus. The hour has cometh, now is the time, for your greater testamonies of being spiritual philanthropist of the will of God being done on the earth as it is in heaven. The hour has cometh, now is the time, for me (Charles L. Robinson Jr.) to present the body of this written message, hide me behind the cross, allow Chuckie III, Caleb, Aireale, Adrian, Maya, Joan, Charles Sr., and My Beloved to see you God in this message. This is not my message, this message does not present my plans, this message does not present my promises, rather than this is your message God, this message consist of your plans God, this message illustrates your promises God, for thier lives God to be supported not by my words God but your inspired words God. We love you God, in the name of Jesus.
We discussed the issue of being sustained in life in our previous written proclamation dated 1/1/22 themed "My thoughts of Sustainability" (for those who have not read the above writing dated 1/1/22, I recommend you to read it because it is a foundational message that helps fulfil this message). We discussed how important it is to "Drown Doubts" - rid thoughts that are specifically contrary to God which reflects you renewing the spirit in your mind ( Ephesians 4:23-24), casting down imaginatios that attempt to exalt themselves above the knowledge of God ( 2 Corinthians 1o:5), bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of God (2 Corinthians 10:5), thinking on thoughts that are favorable, trusting, straight-forward, guiltless, humble, and admirable ( thoughts that are true, honest, just, pure, just, and lovely - Philippians 4:8). Irrelevant of your personal circumstance, applying the above biblical principles creates a sense of inner peace and comfort derived from proper means (from God) which ultimately provides you the ability to be maintained in life, held up in life, strengthened in life and sustained in life, again- irrelevant of your circumstance in life. Being sustained in one particular circumstance in life is truly a blessing but it's important to understand that being sustained in life is a continual destination.. The blessing within continual desitnations is "the continual experiences" along the way to the destination. Specifically, in your continual destination regarding remaining sustained, it's your continual experience of "spending time with God" along the way that is your "another blessing". Your sustainability on 1/21/22 to being sustained to 1/22/22 to being sustained to 2/5/23 to being sustained to 10/20/34 does not only concern you being successfully sustained, it also concerns your continual time spent with God. Think about it, your sustainability does not exist without continual time spent with God. Your sustainability concerns "God crying out for your attention". So I want you to concentrate on how commendable it is on your part, how honorable it is on your part, how loving it is on your part, to take out time and spend time with someone who is crying out for your attentuion and his name in God through Christ Jesus (this is part of renewing the spirit of your mind). Do not focus so much on "strengthen me God" when you need to be strengthed, do not focus so much on "maintain and hold me up God" when you need to be maintained and held up, renew the spirit of your mind and focus on " I am going to do a continual commendable act, I am going to do a continual honorable act, I am going to do a continual loving act, and the act is to spend time with someone who is crying out for my attention and his name is God through Christ Jesus". As a result, you will be continually maintained, continually strengthened, and continually held up along the way (you will be sustained). It is you thinking a new way for continual restoration and continual return to sustainability during potential interruptions of your sustainability (i.e. - the definition of renewing-resuming, restoring, returning to).
I want to reiterate this for emphasis becasue the following statement is the core biblical principle of this message: Chuckie III, Caleb, Aireale, Adrian, Maya, Joan, Charles Sr., and My Beloved, THINKING A NEW WAY, THINKING FROM A DIFFERENT VIEWPOINT, AND THINKING FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES (LAWFULLY) IS PART OF YOU RENEWING THE SPIRIT OF YOUR MINDS. THERE IS A "NEW " ATTITUDE IN YOU THAT IS PURPOSED TO SUSTAIN YOU. THAT (THOSE) ATTITUDE(S) WILL HELP YOUR CONTINUAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE MIDST OF TIME INTERVALS WHEREBY YOUR SUSTAINABILITY IS TESTED TO BE INTERRUPTED. For example, again, rather than thinking you need to be strengthened, you need to be maintained, think from a different viewpoint, think from a different perspective such as " I am going to do a continual commendable act, I am going to do a continual honorable act, I am going to do a continual loving act, and the act is to continually spend time with someone who is crying out for my attention and his name is God-through Christ Jesus". This viewpoint is your "another blessed experience" along the way to your destination of sustainability (also a blessing).
You can trust it (the above dialogue), it is a biblical principle from the early church days, however, there can be variants in the principles articulatons. For example, there was a man named Paul back in approximately early 60 A.D.'s that was in prison and he wrote a letter that was encyclical meaning the letter circulated to various churches including the church at Ephesus (by majority consensus) and this letter was/is called Ephesians. By the consensus of many theologians, there are inconsistencies regarding the letter being written for the primary purpose to focus on "challenges" that the churches were facing. Although, there is a common consensus that the churches (specifically the church at Ephesus) were actually being challenged. Even more commonly, the consensus is that the letter ( specifically to the church at Ephesus) was written to strengthen this young in the faith, inexpereined in the faith, and somewhat spiritually immature believers in Ephesus. In other words, one of the issues within Ephesians was the need for believers to be sustained while dealing with challenges.
There are two things that Ephesians illustrates to you that I would like to mention for supportive purposes to greater identify thinking a new way, thinking from a diffeent perspective, and thinking from a different viewpoint represents their renewing of the spirit in their minds for their sustainabiity (an indication of their growing maturity): 1) The church at Ephesus sustainability was challenged, and 2) The church at Ephesus thinking was in a new way, they learned to think from different perspectives, and their thinking from a different perspective ultimately kept them sustained in the midst of their challenges. First and Foremost, the issue that Ephesus was confronted by Paul that spiritual warfare actually exists identified to them that there is a need to be continually sustained. Paul reminded them "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might; Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand" (Ephesians 6:10,13) The believers at Ephesus surficial challnges (their warfare) to name just a few were: being confronted with false teachers such as Hymenaeus and Alexander who threatened Christian doctrinal truths, the occult which possessed beliefs and practices of the occult, pagan worshippers such as worshippers of Artemis-Diana, and other challenges towards their church such as political systens, business systens, and educational systems. Secondly, the entire letter (Epistle) to the church at Ephesus consist of various instructions and exhortations that represented a new way of thinking for them, different perspectives of thinking for them, and different viewpoints of thinking for them. The answer to the following question answers how they were thinking a new way: Why were the Ephesisnas encouraged to renew the spirit of their minds? Because there was continual attempts to interrupt thier time spent with God (in truth). The Artemis-Diana issue, the false teachers issue, and other worldly influence issues were all issues to interrupt their spending time with someone who was crying out for their attention (in truth). This is a major reason that Ephesians is the second most doctrinal letter (Romans being the first), it deals with truths in the relationship with God through Christ believers and believers and it does not deal so much with church order. God did not want his believers at Ephesus to spend time with Artemis-Diana, God did not want his believers at Ephesus to be infiltrated with false teachers, God did not want his believers at Ephesus to be influenced by worldly influences, God cries out for his believers (including those at Ephesus) to spend time with him (God, through Christ Jesus).
Paul did not write the literal words "Artemis-Diana " in his letter to the church at Ephesus, but he did literally write the words "renew the spirit of your mind" meaning rather than the believers at Ephesus thinking " do not worship Artemis-Diana" they were instructed-exhorted to think from a new perspective by thinking "renew the spirit of my mind" as a result to not worship Artemis-Diana and successfully spend more time with God (this is liken to thinking "Im going to do a continual commendable act, Im going to do a honoral act, Im going to do a loving act, and the act is to spend more time with someone who cries out for my attention , God" which will sustain you and give God his due attention without you thinking "I need to be strengthened" or "I need to be maintained"). The Ephesisans new way of thinking, their thinking from a new perspective, their thinking for a new viewpoint (which is derived from the instructions-exhotations within the letter of Ephesians) was lawful. Why is this important? Because there is a such thing as establishing (inventing) new thinkings, establishing (inventing) new viewpoints, establishing (inventing) new perspectives, establishing (inventing) new doings, inventing new, inventing new, inventing new, and the establishing or inventing of the new is lawless (the church at Corinth and Galatia are examples). Romans 1:30supports this by saying "Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, INVENTORS OF EVIL THINGS, disobedient to parents" as things contrary to God (lawlessness). So, "new" can be great and lawful, however, "new" does not always mean correct (lawful). Again, the Church at Ephesus practiced their new ways of thinking more and more towards lawfulness which leads us to the next paragraph.
The Beloved John receiving revelation from the Spirit of God on the Isle of Patmos approximately thirty plus years after Paul writes the letter Ephesisans to the Chrurch at Ephesus from prison, identifies that the thirty plus years ago young in the faith, inexperienced in the faith, somewhat spiritually immature in the faith, has grown larger, has grown in greater maturity, and has been sustained. Revelations 2:3 speaks regading the church at Ephesus saying "And hast borne, and hast patience, for my name's sake has laboured, and HAST NOT FAINTED". Their new way of thinking, their new perspectives, their new viewpoints identified as "renewing the spirit of their minds" has proven that it can be effective towards their challenges and help them spending more time with the someone who cries out for their attention, God through Christ Jesus. John identifying that thier season of leaving their first love in Revelation 2:4 identifies that God cries out for the attention of his believers (in this circumstance, specifically those at Ephesus),
Lastly, Chuckie III, Caleb, Aireale, Adrian, Maya, Joan, Charles Sr., and My Beloved, THINK ON THESE THINGS: renew the spirit of your minds to be sustained, cast down imaginations that exalt themselves against the knowledge of God to be sustained, put every thought in obedience to God to be sustaned, allow your mind to have free course on thinnking about things true, pure, lovely, honest, and just (as illustrated in our 1/1/22 written lesson). Think continually from new perspectives (lawfully) to be continually sustained , think continually on new viewpoints (lawfiully) to be continually sustained, think continually from new ways (lawfully) to be sustained, and remember you being sustained is a blessing that not only concerns you successfully being maintained but it concerns you spending time with someone who cries out for your attention and his name is God, through Christ Jesus -another blessing (as illustrated in our lesson today on 1/21/22).
I believe and hope for you and your families to have wonderful, sustained, days ahead.
Love you all in Christ,
Charles L. Robinson Jr.
Edifying Christian Publications
Chuckie III, Caleb, Aireale, Adrian, Maya, Joan, Charles Sr., and My Beloved, from and originated by Charles L. Robinson Jr. of Edifying Christian Publications. I hope you all enjoyed our January, 2022 biblical conversations ( I really enjoyed you all), and welcome to this February 4,2022 biblical conversation which represents the continuation of our conversations for February, 2022 ( we have already had some biblical conversations posted on Charles L. Robinson Jr. Face Book page).
In last months biblical conversations (January, 2022) we conversed much on "being sustained" and minimal conversation on "challenges". Drowning doubts- thoughts contrary to God, false teachings (Hymenaeus and Alexander), and pagan worship (Artemis-Diana) were the just of our limited conversation last month that directly identified challenges. WHILE THIS MESSAGE DOMINANTLY FOCUSES ON CHALLENGES, THIS MESSAGE IS AN EXHORTATION TO "NOT CONCENTRATE ON CHALLENGES" rather than "THE SOBRIETY OF THE EXISTENCE OF CHALLENGES AND HOW TO PROPERLY DEAL WITH CHALLENGES" as they (challenges) frequent. As spoken in last months conversation, we do not practice doctrine that runs away from certain issues or fearful of certain issues. Our hope is to face real issues (such as challenges) in biblical, lawful, effective manners birthed from Godly wisdom.
The question can be raised, is properly dealing with challenges somewhat redundant (comparing our last month lessons)? The answer is somewhat. Drowning doubts, renewing the spirit of your mind, casting down imaginations that exalt themselves above the knowledge of God, and continuously spending time with someone who is crying for your attention - God through Christ Jesus are all biblical, lawful, effective means to deal with (to overcome) challenges. However, I want to converse with you all quickly from the platform of "Thoughts of Challenges" and not the platform of "Thoughts of Sustainability" which prayerfully will greater equip you all as "Biblical, Lawful, Spiritual Machetes" continuously walking into your God ordained destinies.
Remembering, "You are Counselors" is more biblical, lawful, ammunition to help you all to continuously walk in your God ordained destinies as challenges frequent themselves along your destiny. Chuckie III, Caleb, Aireale, Adrian, Maya, Joan, Charles Sr., and My Beloved, a counselor is a person who gives advice, guidance on conduct-behavior-procedures, and exchanges ideas. Each one of you can counsel (your own-self) and/or counsel others (specifically, in this message "other" pertains to counselling your challenge) unto the measure that is within you. I want you to remember 3 scriptures that will help gird you in the thought of you being a counselor: Matthew 28:20 say "teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen" (applicable to you personally and applicable to you regarding others - again, others here specifically means your challenge). Agreeably, Donald Hagner states "And Indeed, the Gospel of Matthew provided the church with an excellent handbook containing that reading". Additional supportive source: 2 Timothy 2:15 states " Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" . Also, the curriculum has been provided to you as counselors, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 states "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that a man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works" (i.e. - your curriculum). Again, keep in memory these previous 3 scriptures for support regarding your God-given lawful right to counsel your own-self and/or to counsel others - again, others in this message pertains specifically counselling your challenge. (i.e. sometimes, prayer and/or silence alone is appropriate counsel for your own-self and prayer and/or silence alone is appropriate counsel for others - specifically when your challenge does not desire to adhere to the inspired word of God, remember you can only plant and water, God gives the increase).
The terminology of "counselling your challenge" acknowledges that "challenges" can be viewed from the perspective of "personage" (purposed for your abilities to greater defuse muffle within difficult circumstances and to present greater effectiveness interacting with your challenge). When you find yourself in a circumstance whereby you have to interact with a challenge, it is extremely important that you remain in understanding of your personal identity regarding yourself in the circumstance and it is extremely important that you remain in understanding of your personal identity (your personal role) towards the other(s) in the circumstance -the challenge (meaning it is time to counsel), YOU ARE A COUNSELOR. You counseling yourself which inevitably helps you remain mindful of your personal identity within the challenging circumstance has already been somewhat presented in last months conversations as (you drowning doubts, you renewing the spirit of your mind, you casting down imaginations that exalt themselves above the knowledge of God, and you continuously spend time with God). More relevant to this particular message, your counselling (you as a counselor) is purposed to help the challenge identify it's own identity. So now, your focus is diverted on counselling your challenge rather than focusing on becoming a victim of your challenge and prayerfully your challenge will begin to look at itself rather than solely looking at you in the challenging circumstance.
I could discontinue this message at this point in the message, Why? Because the core point of this message has just been stated with surrounding dialogue. The core message is "COUNSEL YOUR CHALLENGE RATHER THAN BECOMING A POTENTIAL VICTIM OF YOUR CHALLENGE". When you think "challenge" immediately think "I am a counselor - its time to counsel, which means numerous lawful ways - through scriptures, prayer, silence, etc. The challenge's identity is in it's definitions which are: to bring difficulty to you; to dispute you as being unjust and invalid; to question your qualifications; to engage you into a contest, a fight, a competition. Remember, challenges can be lawful or lawless, whether the challenge is lawless or lawful, THE CHALLENGE IS NOT ABOVE COUNSEL. "The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his Lord" Matthew 10:24 (KJV) "The disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master" Matthew 10:24 (NASB) HUMBLY SAID, SAID IN MEEKNESS: "NO ONE IN EXISTENCE IS ABOVE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND HIS (JESUS CHRIST) WAYS (THE GOSPEL-THE SCRIPTURES). AGAIN, NO ONE IS ABOVE COUNSEL." (In the spirit of humility, in the spirit of love, in the spirit of sight: this may help you better see the true spirit within challenges when challenges commonly believe it has exclusive right to counsel but not willing to receive counsel itself. Again, humbly said, and said in meekness, "no one is above counsel").
If it is a lawful challenge, receive the help (through it's instructions) purposed for your embetterment in the midst of you helping the challenge (through your instructions) purposed for it's embetterment (the challenge's embetterment). If it is a lawless challenge, do not agree with lawlessness in the midst of you still helping the challenge (through your instructions) purposed for it's embetterment, counsel it. Irrelevant, "You are a Counselor" . In hope, in prayer, and by faith (in the name of Jesus), this biblical perspective helps you all greater, properly, and lawfully deal with challenges. It diverts the focus of you potentially becoming a victim and puts the focus on spiritual profitability for all involved. It prayerfully alleviates potential hurt (harm) combined with securing spiritual profitability while moving forward into your God given destinies. I desire for you all and more importantly God desires for you all to walk into your God given destinies, irrelevant of challenges. Remember, it is not a challenge, rather than "You are a Counselor".
VICTORY, VICTORY, VICTORY, VICTORY, IS YOURS (in the name of Jesus) !!
Love you all in Christ,
Charles L. Robinson Jr.
Edifying Christian Publications.
Chuckie III, Caleb, Aireale, Adrian, Maya, Joan, Charles Sr., and My Beloved, from and originated by Charles L. Robinson Jr. of Edifying Christian Publications called by God and not from other men.In the spirit of love and humility, how is my calling justified? How are my works justified? But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace - Galatians 1:15 (this should also encourge you all regarding your personal justifications for your perspective callings and works for Christ sake). I have missed you all specifically (for God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ - Philippians 1:18). My derviation? It's "your time" for me to minister primarily to you all and it is extremely refreshing. Why do I say this? I have spent the majority of my time and effort this previous week ministring in circumstances besides you all (however, principles still apply to you all) and now it is time for me to put my time and effort in coversation primarily for you all - "It's your time". This shifting of time regarding various people to converse with is biblical and part of God derived callings. Paul was called by God to minister primarily to a specific group of people called Gentiles. Paul was actually considerd to be an Apostle of Gentiles (Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an Apostle, and a teacher to the Gentiles - 2 Timothy 1:11). However, Paul ministered to all people (But the Lord said unto him, go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me: to bear my witness before the Gentiles, and Kings and the children of Israel - Acts 9:15) There are even variant temperaments within various groups of people to minister to ( it was very hostile to minister to cities of Samaritans at a given time - These twelve Jesus sent forth and commanded them saying, go into the way of the Gentiles and into any city of Samaritans do not enter - Matthew 10:5). I love all people, I understand that I am called to minister to all people, however, this message is primarily for you all specically (but available for all) and again it is so refreshing to get to this part of the week and converse with you all.
This message is going to be a message that consists of 3 settings purposed to provide you all retention regarding lessons already learned from our 3 previous messages with additional revealings for your continued edifications and exhortations for our overall story. Setting #1) Retention regarding existing biblical insight derived from previous above written messages dated 1/1/22, 1/24/22, and 2/4/22. Setting #2) Additional biblical insight from the 3 above previous writtten messages accomplished by different Homiletical structure (Homiletics can be defined as systematized knowledge gained from studying scriptures to determine the nature of principles being studied). Setting #3) Additional biblical insight presented not from the above previous 3 messages.
Setting #1) Retention regarding existing biblical insight derived from above previous messages dated 1/1/22. 1/24/22, and 2/4/22: A) You being sustained, you being kept, and you being maintained can be challenged. B) You can overcome your challenges regarding being sustained by spiritually strategically drowning thoughts permeated by 1) renewing the spirit of your mind 2) casting down imaginations that exalt itself against the knowledge of God and bring into captivity every thought in obedience to God, and 3) thinking on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and good report. This creates a sense of inner comfort, peace, and contentment within mentalities that greater sustains you ( lessons dated 1/1/22 - Ephesians 4:23-24; 2 Corinthians 10:5; Philippians 4:8,11) C) You can CONTINUOUSLY overcome challenges regarding being sustained by thinking new lawful ways and thinking from new lawful perspectives permeated by continuously spending time with someone who is crying to spend time with you - God through Christ Jesus (includes practicing the above spiritual strategies) PROVES sustainability (lesson dated 1/22/22 - 2 Corinthians 10:5; Philippiians 4:8; Ephesians 6:10,13; Revelations 2:3) D) You can continuously overcome challenges regarding being sustained by ackowledging your challenge as a challenge and reminding yourself that you are a counselor to yourself and a counselor to your challenge (lesson dated 2/4/22 - Matthew 10:24; 2 Timothy 3:16) Lastly, from all the above previous 3 messages up to this message, all messages have been purposed to saturate you all with biblical insights from various biblical perspectives to help you all discover continuous sustainability in the midst of challenges.
Setting #2) Additional biblical insight permeated from the above three previous messages accomplished by different homiletical (defined above) structure. Four common homiletical structures : A) Textual - in textual discourse ( written or spoken communication), divisions (parts-components) come from the text (biblical passages-scriptures). The text (biblical passages-scriptures) provide the subject and the divisions (parts-components) of the discourse (written or spoken communication). A single subject is focused on from the biblical text (passages-scriptures) then it is discussed under the divisions (parts-components) that the biblical text furnishes. B) Topical - The discourse (written or spoken communication) is when the divisions (parts-components) are derived from the subject. The topic may be derived from the biblical text (passages-components) but the divisions (parts-components) come from the topic. The subject is derived and treated according to it's own nature. C) Textual-Topical - A textual-topical discourse (written or spoken communication) gets it divisions (parts-components) from both the topic and the biblical text (passages-scriptures). D) Expository - In general, an expository discourse (written or spoken communication) is the exposition (the explaining) mainly of scriptures. Biblical centered proclamations. The entire thought comes from the scriptures but it does not rule out explanations, illustrations, and application from other sources but the basic ideas come from the text.
Excerpt: "The homilies left us by the early church Fathers are quite deficient in orderly structure and sometimes even lack of unity. And some persons appear to imagine that there can be no homilies except upon the model of the Fathers, and with a total disregard of modern taste and modes of thought but discourse upon extended passages of scripture, well chosen and well handled, may have a definite topic and a distinct and orderly plan and not fail to be an expository discourse" John A. Broadus
Therefore, Chuckie III, Caleb, Aireale, Adrian, Maya, Joan, Charles Sr., and My Beloved, understand that there are various rightly divided ways to discourse prophecy. It is essential that there is unity within the perspective structures. Never accept heresy but understand that ingeniousness (innovative-inventive) discourse is not automatically heresy. In our previous 3 messages, I have exemplified a combination of all the above homiletical structures with minimal expository. Now, I want to take our initial biblical text in Ephesians that we initially started and built upon and now look at the text concisely from the perspective of a stricter biblical centered perspective that comes from the primary text- expository (compared to our previous discoursed messages and hopefully you all will gain even greater retained insights regarding challenges and overcoming challenges from the original-initial setting in Ephesians and it's building upon. Concisely, from Ephesians chapter 1 up to Ephesians chapter 4 (our chapter that acknowledges our initial primary focus on renewing the spirit of minds-mentalities), the Ephesians are reminded on how they are positioned in heavenly places with Christ being that they are now in Christ. They possess the attributes of being new creatures in Christ. Ephesians chapter 4 changes the setting to the earthly realm (perishing realm) consisting of opposing heavenly influences that can created specific non heavenly like dispositions that inevitably can be overcome. Ephesians 4:17-22 speaks of the nature of the old man that possess challenges that needs to be overcome opposing heavenly influences that can create: vanity of mind; understanding darkened; alienated from the life of God through ignorance within due to blindness of the heart; lasciviousness; uncleaness with greediness. Then Ephesians 4:22-23 deals with the renewing of the mind and putting on the new man which creates righteousness and and holiness. This exemplifies a new setting of being raised in Christ Jesus in the earthly realm (perishing realm) that positions the Ephesians in their heavenly like places with Christ Jesus. Comparably to our previous homiletical structures, we see extracted from the text topics such as challenges and sustainability with parts such as drowning doubts, spending time with God, and counselling your ownselves all supported by primary biblical text and extended text such as renewing the spirit of minds -mentalities, casting down imaginations that exalt itself against the knowledge of God, thinking on thoughts that are true, honest, pure, lovely, good report, etc. All unified to meet the goal of developing proper spiritual mentalities to overcome challenges.
Hopefully, looking at specific identified challenges that were presented to the Ephesians and their overcoming ( looking at others specific challenges that have been overcome) from a more expository discourse compared to our previous structured discourses helps make it more real to you all regarding challenges and victories of overcoming challenges presented from a biblical perspective. However, this does not discontinue at simply successfully overcoming challenges. What do you do when you overcome challenges? What does the text illustrate that is done when challenges are overcome? The answer to the both questions are the same (for you and the Ephesians) and is addressed in the next setting, setting #3.
Setting #3) Additional biblical insight presented not from our previous three above messages: Do not allow continuous overcoming victories of continuous existing circumstances consume you and blind you regarding new opportunities as a overcomer. In the study of literary design (part of literary criticism), there is "causation" which represents a movement from cause to effect. There is a movement (transition) from cause to effect in Ephesians 4:22-23 to Ephesians 4:25-32. The cause (the happening) of renewing the spirit of the mind and becoming a new man in righteousness and holiness has an effect regarding new opportunities. There were old specific challenges in Ephesians 4:17-22 that were to be overcome. Those separate specific challenging conditions can be overcome ( Epheshians 23-24) , and additional new conditions are opportuned as an overcomer. In other words,, the challenge of blindness that can cause lascivousness (lewdness, sexual unchaste - Ephesians 4:18.19) can be overcome ( Ephesians 4:23-24), and do not be consumed with overcoming lascivousness re-blind you to new opportuned conditions as being honest, not being angry that causes sin, not stealing, no corruption out of mouths, grieving not the Spirit of God, no bitterness, and being tenderhearted and kind to one another (Ephesians 4:25-32).
In conclusion, Chuckie III, Caleb, Aireale, Adrian, Maya, Joan, Charles Sr., and My Beloved, the additional biblical lesson for you all through this message is: after you continuously successfully overcome specific challenges in life, do not become so consumed with your current victories that you become blind to all your new conditioned opportunities that comes with being an overcomer sitting in heavenly places with Christ Jesus.
You and your families have a wonderful day. I have really enjoyed this time of conversation with you all (again, it is so refreshing, it is liken to oxygen to my lungs), and by the grace of God I look forward to our next biblical conversation.
Love you all in Christ,
Charles L. Robinson Jr.
Edifying Christian Publications
Chuckie III, Caleb, Aireale, Adrian, Maya, Joan, Charles Sr., and My Beloved, from and originated from Charles L. Robinson Jr. Peace, love, and joy from our Heavenly Father through Christ Jesus to you all.
For the past couple of months, I have been led to share with you all biblical principles purposed to help you all be greater established and rooted by the means of God through Christ Jesus and his (God's) Holy Word, his (God's) ways, and his (God's) principles. Facing life challenges and confronting the challenges with a certain mentality that reflects a mind in Christ (a spiritual mind). Renewing the spirit of minds, casting down imaginations that exalt against the knowledge of God, drowning doubts, putting on thoughts (honest, pure, lovely, true, and good report thoughts), and spending consistent time with God which all helps you remain rooted, established, sustained, overcomers. As overcomers, not being so consumed with your personal spiritual victories over one specific issue that you become blind regarding overcoming other issues.
For just a mere example (teaching application for the purpose of greater understanding), you can successfully overcome the thoughts that goes with a loss (perhaps a physical death of someone in your life) that potentially creates personal inner emptiness, inner loneliness, and lack of purpose and you choose to counsel yourself with "I'm deserted but the Lord has stood by my side and gave me strength so that through the message might be fully proclaimed and the Gentiles might hear it". The Apostle Paul understood just as you should understand that emptiness-loneliness can be filled by God, God can strengthen you, and you still have personal purpose that needs to be fulfilled in life in the midst of your loss that potentially creates emptiness, loneliness, and lack of purpose. Also, you can receive additional consolation by putting on thoughts regarding the welfare of the one that has transitioned by being mindful of the Hope of Salvation "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain, but if I live in the flesh this is fruitful of my labour, yet what shall I choose, I wot not for I am strait betwixt two having a desire to depart and be with Christ: which is far better, never the less to abide in the flesh is more needed for you". "Therefore, we are always confident knowing, whilst we are home in the body, we are absent from the Lord (for we walk by faith and not by sight) we are confident, I say and willing rather to be absent from the body and be present with the Lord" AND NOW IN THE PROCESS OF OVERCOMING A LOSS IN YOUR LIFE, NOT BEING AS CONSUMED WITH THE LOSS IN YOUR LIFE, YOU STILL HAVE THE NEED TO OVERCOME ANOTHER (SUBCONSCIENCE) ISSUE SUCH AS "FEAR" INORDER FOR YOU TO GAIN MORE BLESSINGS AS AN OVERCOMER. So now, you have to meditate on, get in your heart, "And fear not which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that is able to destroy both soul and body in hell". "For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind". "Fear thou not, for I am with thee, be not dismayed, for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee: yea, I will help thee: yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness".
So, Chuckie III, Caleb, Aireale, Adrian, Maya, Joan, Charles Sr., and My Beloved, I have been charged by God to help equip you all regarding challenging issues in life. You learning to greater handle the issues of life and not allowing the issues of life handle you. The hope is that you are greater understanding that your personal relationships with Jesus Christ and the Holy word of God does not totally stop challenging issues from occurring in life, but your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the Holy word of God helps you greater deal with the challenging issues in life. Life has it's own ways. Life possess love and hate, life possesses meanness and kindness, life possesses fair and unfair, life possesses truths and lies, life possesses war and peace, and it does not make a difference of the century, history, geographical area, season of the year, hurt or unhurt, accomplished or not as accomplished, white or black, young or old, life's own ways continue and it is essential for you to greater handle them (life's own ways) rather than them (life's own ways) handle you. So, I exhort you all to remain citizens of the Kingdom of God (in this lifetime), it is a place (the Kingdom of Heaven) that is amongst this life (amongst this world) but not of this life (not of this world), choose to operate-function by a set of rules (the gospel) that in many contexts opposes the rules of this lifetime (this world), and STAND SO YOU CAN STRIVE, and choose the spirit within the blessed Hope of Salvation now and as you continue to move in the blessed hope of eternity. KNOW THIS, SURVIVE THIS, DO NOT EVADE THIS, DO NOT BE BLIND OF THIS, DO NOT BE TRICKED. That's what I want to talk to you all about today in addition to our previous discussions, the issue of trickery -deception.
Trickery-Deception is not an issue that is on the top 20 list of popular issues to discuss, but it is an issue that is on the top 20 list regarding relevant issues to discuss. It is so prevalent today, we have so many issues going on in this lifetime: wars in the midst of the command to have peace among all people thus say the Lord, churches closing their doors in the midst of the command of the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church thus say the Lord, corruption in the midst of in all things live in honesty thus say the Lord, divorce in the midst of what God put together let no man asunder thus say the Lord, sordid gain in the midst of no filthy lucre thus say the Lord, hatred in the midst of loving those who love you and love those who oppose you (enemies) thus say the Lord, rebelling and striking (fighting) towards people in the midst of the commandment of be no striker thus say the Lord, and the list goes on (Please note: Just because it is prophesied that there will be times such as this (today's times) and prophecy is truly being fulfilled, this does not mean that these times (todays times) were ever meant. God is in the process of re-establishing what has not been meant and there is no excuse to settle today for what has not been meant in the midst of prophecy being fulfilled because the Kingdom of Heaven is available NOW in parts, just as it is for eternity. Prophecy being fulfilled regarding times such as today simply identify that these times will happen (God just knows) which is a total separate issue regarding should these times be happening). The above exampled conditions (of this lifetime) reflects the decisions and doings within this lifetime and that within itself identifies continued trickery and deception (the posterity-inheritance of Adam and Eve (because of one mans fall), but the Kingdom of Heaven is still available now). Again, in many religious circles this is not "Elite Doctrine", this is not the "choice part" of the availability of overall teachings but in reality it is often good to come from the library and into the streets. We are living in a lifetime were it is outright transparent and relevant opposition against God and it is derived from decisions and doings in this lifetime. There are people specifically in high places and extremely influential places that have not figured some things out for real resolution. This is not said in condemnation, I can personally, humbly, and proud-less admit that I have not figured somethings out for better resolutions, so I hope they (in high places and extremely influential places who purposely have been given influence in high places discover greater stewardship) discover greater humility, put down pride, and truly seek God to greater figure somethings out. Some can see what they can not see or do not want to see, just as some can see what I can not see, but it is has to take humility, pulling down of pride, and changing of ways that equates to the very premise of this discussion (choosing truth verse error spoken specifically to leadership in this world in high places with extremely abundance of influence). With that being said, Chuckie III, Caleb, Aireale, Adrian, Maya, Joan, Charles Sr., and My Beloved you are my concentrated and consecrated primary assignment (focus) to greater help figure somethings out (with an open heart to help anyone, but lets keep it real, I can not help anyone who does not receive the help). So, Chuckie III, Caleb, Aireale, Adrian, Maya, Joan, Charles Sr., and My Beloved (the Beloved being defined as those who follow me that receive me - the one mind and same judgement folks) I personally exhort you to not be contributors of this trickery-deception and if God uses you to help some circumstance outside of you then you have a foundational start on where to help others because the foundational start is "within you".
So in exiting this salutation and introduction of this discussion and moving forward to specific content of this conversation, remain in your becoming greater established and rooted in the faith, overcoming challenges, moving forward in life in your perspective journey(s), and be not tricked (by your innate desire to not be tricked and the aid of God) as you move forward so 1) you do not add unnecessary issues to your lives that has to be overcome for your personal sake and God's sake, and 2) so you do not become a contributor to this overall enormous opposition of God in this lifetime in the midst of the ability given to you (by God) to walk after the Spirit and not the flesh, the ability given to you (by God) that exemplifies greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world, and the given ability given to you (by God) regarding the Kingdom of Heaven is available to you now and forever. Amen
Now moving into specific content of the discussion today (your help from God, given to me, to share with you, so you can greater figure somethings out):
The primary scripture for this discussion is as follows: 1 John 4:6 "We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error"
Surrounding scriptures within the text of 1 John 4 for the discussion today is as follows: 1 John 4:1 "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world"; 1 John 4:2-3 "Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come, and even now already is it in the world"; 1 John 4:7-8 "Beloved, let us love one another: for God is love; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love"
Cross referenced scriptures for the discussion today is as follows:
Ephesians 4:29 "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of the mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto hearers"; John 15:26 "But when the comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me"; 2 Peter 3:17 "Ye therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, beware lest ye also, become led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your steadfastness". 1 John 5:2-3 "By this we know that we the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments: For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous"
"Truth" does not create or add unnecessary issues to your personal lives that have to be overcome. Your decisions and doings that consist of truth positions you to be contributors to things that are in agreement with God in this lifetime. Error does create and does add unnecessary issues to your personal lives that has to be overcome. Decisions and doings that consist of error positions you to be a contributor of things that are in opposition of God in this lifetime. Therefore, ultimately there is the need to determine and distinguish truth (of God) and error (not of God). There are 4 factors that will tremendously help you to identify the source of truth (of God) or error (not of God). These 4 factors are as follows: 1) IDENTIFIED APPEARENCE- the identification of the actual act or action; the identified occurrence; the identified surficial aspect; the way someone or something seems (gives an impression). 2) IDENTIFIED BELIEF - The identified entrusted principles or doctrines. 3) IDENTIFIED PURPOSE - The identified intent, reason, goal, or plan. 4) IDENTIFIED CONDUCT - Identified behavior. The resolution within each above perspective factor identifies the Spirit of Truth (of God) or the Spirit of Error (not of God) within all circumstances. The above selected scriptures (primarily in the text of 1 John 4) within this discussion identifies a biblical example whereby all the above identified factors can be applied to greater determine truth verse error in the given circumstance within 1 John 4. Teachers (determined to be in error) is the one example amongst unlimited examples to evaluate truth verse error in circumstances.
1 John 4:6 (refer to above scripture) identifies that there is the real existence of the Spirit of Truth and the Spirit of Error. The Spirit of Truth is (of God) and the Spirit of Error is (not of God) and are sources identified within the at hand circumstance (within 1 John 4). The spirt of truth proceedeth from the Father (comes from the Father-God, goes forth from the Father-God, departs from the Father-God, John 15:26 refer to above scripture). The Spirit of Error comes from the lawless one, the unprincipled one, the wicked one, not of Father-God but rather of Satan). Now that we have identified that the source has to be of God or not of God (Satan) in the given text of 1 John 4 regarding teachers (in this selected text, but carnality can be an issue), this provides our resolution of adherence or not adherence, the need to overcome or not the need to overcome, or to contribute or not contribute. Lets look how the 4 above given factors helps us (and helped John) identify the resolution of truth verse error:
Factor 1: Identifies the appearance within the given circumstance. The identified act, occurrence, surficial aspect, is regarding prophets. i.e. - the core issue is about prophets. 1 John 4:1 (refer to above scripture)
Factor 2: Identifies the belief- entrusted principles and doctrine (determined to be in error). Any principle or doctrine that entrusts that Jesus Christ was not incarnated is error. 1 John 4:2-3 (refer to above scripture).
Factor 3: Helps identify the rooted purpose and rooted intent which can be extremely difficult to determine (in truth). However, "trying the spirit" or "testing the spirit" whether it is of truth - of God (or not of God-error) can help expose rooted intents and rooted purposes. A triggered specific response from a circumstance (in this case responses of prophets) and assiduous attention regarding evaluation of the nature of the specific response can greatly determine if the rooted purpose or rooted intention within the circumstance is of truth (of God) or of error (not of God). Note: even if the rooted intent and rooted purpose is not fully determined, error in any of the other factors (identified appearance, identified belief, and identified conduct) equates to error. i.e. - John had enough exposed evidence to declare the prophets were false (of error) from resolutions of other factors exposed even if the rooted intent factor was not fully determined. 1 John 4:1 (refer to above scripture)
Factor 4: Identifies behavior that exemplifies the action of "not loving". Not loving is not of God (it is error). If you keep my commandments you love me ( me being God). The mentality that is against God commandments (Jesus not incarnated) reflects the lack of love and God is love. Therefore, there's lack of God and without God, it's error. (1John 4:7-8; 1 John 5:2-3 (refer to above scriptures). Also supportive to identified behavior that reflects error in this text of 1 John 4 is "speech" as a behavior. Speech of error is derived from the source of error (the lawless one). Speech that is purposed for no spiritual profitability, spiritual uselessness, and no spiritual eternal value is error rather than speech that is purposed (extracted purpose) for development of favorable spirituality. The speech alone, confession in this text identifies error. i.e. - literally speaking the error words regarding the deity of Christ not incarnated is error alone in addition to error within the spirit of lacking love that is rooted within spoken words of Christ not incarnated.( 1John 4:5; Ephesians 4:29; 1 John 4:3 -refer to above scriptures).
The trickery or deception within the circumstance in the text of 1 John 4 is the prophets impression or profession to be in truth, however, the resolution within the 4 factors identifies that the impression of truth is actually error. Here in 1 John 4, John identifies - declares error in the midst of the impression of truth liken to the Apostle Paul identified -declares error in the midst of the impression of truth dealing with the church at Corinth. Remember, the deception is that everything seems to be correct (truth) and is oftentimes continuously accepted as correct (truth) in the midst of it being potentially incorrect (error). That's just some good old fashion trickery-deception and John in his older age writing from Ephesus the book of 1 John proclaims it, just like he proclaims the deceptive conditon of Laodiceans, Peramos, Sardis, etc.
In conclusion, Chuckie III, Caleb, Aireale, Adrian, Maya, Joan, Charles Sr., and My Beloved, I exhort you all specifically to keep in mind all the provided 4 factor within all circumstances to distinguish truth from error. Choose truth (of God) and choose not error (not of God). Truth will set you free and keep you free. Truth will not create or add unnecessary issues to your lives that needs to be overcome. Truth will allow you to be a contributor to this world being more in the image of what it was created for (and the inhabitants thereof). People often ask: What is truth? Isn't truth identified as different things to different people? Truth is Jesus Christ incarnated, the Son of God, and the things of Jesus Christ, (Jesus Christ is the way, THE TRUTH, and the life). Truth is the one true Father-God (who is in unison with the son -Jesus Christ), the things of God, the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of Christ, and the Holy Spirit is truth. Lastly, I feel compelled to make clear a statement spoken earlier in this discussion regarding others (those outside my primary assignment of Chuckie III, Caleb, Aireale, Adrian, Maya, Joan, Charles Sr., and My Beloved - those in one mind and same Judgment with my doctrine): Others, I love you, I love you, I love you, and respectfully-humbly said, it requires your agreement with my ministry (ECP) that God has given to me and the doctrine that I wholeheartedly believe is of truth (of God) within it (my ministry and the doctrine within it) to be effective in your lives. I say this in the spirit of love, I do what I do to help people, I do not do what I do just to be liked, to be popular, or to gain more followers. I desire to be a faithful teacher, a faithful preacher, and a faithful pastor which understands that dislikes, unpopularity, and non-agreements comes with faithfulness. This stuff (this doctrine) works, it has and is working in my life. I have seen it work in others lives and I simply encourage you to try it. God is no respecter of persons, if it helps me and others, the same fair, loving, omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent one true God through Christ Jesus can help you. We all need help, including me, that's why I now this stuff works (its part of my testimony). All I do is share the help, as God helps me I pass the help onto you (through writings, videos, audios, upcoming authored-published books, etc). Remember, I will always respect one's free will. I simply stand just as you stand. Love you so much!!
All of you and all of your families have a blessed day!!
Love you all in Christ,
Charles L. Robinson Jr.
Edifying Christian Publications