Questions and Answers
Questions and Answers
Q: I believe that I am Christ in my form, but people in my life sometimes tell me that I am getting hyped up or frantic in certain situations. At the time I am told that, I do not realize that I am frantic. How can I trust that I am Christ going on in these situations, or should I?
A: All we are ever called to do is to do all that we know to do at the time and to be comfortable with that as long as we are not in any known Biblical sin. Then if someone points out behavior that we are not aware of but that they are aware of, the thing to do is to be open to the suggestions (not necessarily immediately taking their view), avoid all defensiveness, take a deep breath, and give our insides a quick check. By doing this we can see if we are in some kind of unnecessary panic or if we are simply expending energy that is necessary for an immediate task. If the former is true it is good to stop for a short timerecognize who it is going on (Christ)and know that He will get the job done when and how He wants to. Proceeding in this mode should put an end to the franticness. If the latter is true simply proceed, keeping in mind it is Christ going on in and as you.
Q: How can Christ be living my life right after Ive been in unbelief? A: Whether our believing is right or not does not alter our oneness with Christ. That union with Christ is never broken. He is always our life even when we are in sin. Sin (unbelief) simply gives Satan a temporary power to do his misdeeds. He does this on the soul levelour members, as Paul says. There is no spirit take over that puts us back in the state we were in before we became born again. Once we admit or confess our sin of unbelief and its fruits, Gods light and life are again free to flow through us and from us. As a result Satan is eclipsed by Gods cleansing and piercing light. Satan who is darkness posing as light cannot coexist with God, who is the Light.
Q: My sister and I each received a similar gift. I was very grateful for my gift, but I soon began to want her gift because I thought it was better than mine. How do I keep from wanting what she or someone else has and be satisfied with what I have received?
A: We can never stop our wanting of things. Wanting (desire) is a very important part of our makeup. Desire is the very warp and woof of personhood. Its not our wanting that is wrong. Like all things in right use it is right, Right desiring is the beginning of our having for ourselves the right things God intends us to have. Our problem is the wrong use of our desire. The Bible calls this misuse covetousness. Not that I want a thing but that I demand to have it for myself. I will have it for myself. Once this believing takes us over, alone I becomes our choice. We (really Satan misusing us) will go to any length to make the coveted thing (or person, or place) ours.
More Articles from The Intercessor, Vol 17 No 3
- Christ on Campus My First Year at College
- The Origin of Evil
- Editors Note
- Summer Camp Report
- A Look at a Book
- BIBLE STUDY: GODS SOVEREIGNTY AND FREE WILL
- Zerubbabel Focus: Z-News
- Questions and Answers
- Tape Talk
- What Constitutes a Revival?
- Youth Camp Report
- Wisdom A Young Womans Search
- The Sole Function of the Human
- The Ravages of Pornography
- My Story of Sexual Addiction