Summary: For righteousness sake, the righteous dwell in Christ Jesus for truly living in the world is not without sinners and the sinful nature of the flesh---those who commit to holiness in the midst of death.
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (April 13, 2016)
“By faith Noah being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith” (Hebrews 11:7, King James Version [Faith in the fathers of old]).
Greetings In The Blessed Name Of Jesus,
My sisters and brothers our parallel experiences in our relationship with God suffering in mankind let us see better as we reflect on the fathers of old, the polar opposites of our own decisions as God draws us to him to face the consequences of our thoughts perhaps first thought of as enlightenment only to bind us into the darkness of the very light that we thought we were in when we first faced truth [“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all” Psalm 34:19, KJV, privileges of the righteous.] How many times did you challenge the dark thoughts of your municipality---the laws that govern your community---the corruption of those laws that levy out injustice---unfair consequences that force the people of the land, the children of God, the family of God to struggle in unmerciful sufferings? Did you stand to say in your heart, I wish they would try that with me, I would...? Were you in your moment of invincibility---feeling like you could conquer all, loose the shackles and chains, break them out of the lies that placed them in jails, escape the darkness and march all of God's children back into His marvelous light? Did you see the truth of your thoughts---what you said in your foolish or wise thoughts in your hearts that you would do to the evil that ruled the day of suffering, the hours of darkness, not recognizing that your flesh is weak?
In reflection, Jacob and his mother Rebecca tricked Isaac to bless Jacob instead of Esau then when Jacob went to live with his Uncle Laban, his mother's brother---Laban took the blessings that God gave him and kept switching the blessed livestock so that he received the blessings that came from God. Jacob's son, Joseph saw his brothers bowed down to him in a dream and shared what he saw in the dream with his brothers only to incite their anger and cause them to cast him out into slavery. Did not his brothers bow down to Egypt where God raised Joseph up in power next to the Pharaoh of Egypt to later become slaves for more than 400 year?. Did Job question the love of his children for God only for God to give Satan permission to test his love for God causing him to lose everything that he owned? Did David already anointed to become the next king of Israel slay the giant only for Jesus to slay the giant belief that used the law to resist faith?
Do you see the polar opposites and how out of the mouth comes life or death. In dreams that send darts of polar opposites to threaten me when good prevails? I remember seeing death on the faces of two men who fought to stand against harsh judgments in the deep south when their faces should have shone in the light, I saw their skeleton as if they were dead in darkness but Christ Jesus did not let them die. I remember seeing a favorite pet lying dead on my bed the same bed that the pet played and laid on. Yet another dart of darkness I saw incestuous love of dancing because another kin was holding the hips to teach how to seduce with the hips instead of God's love with kin.