Sunday, 3 July 2022

Topic: The Favored One - Part Twelve.


Text:
 ​“So Daniel said to the steward whom the chief of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, “Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then let our appearance be examined before you, and the appearance of the young men who eat the portion of the king’s delicacies; and as you see fit, so deal with your servants.”” ― Daniel 1:11-13, NKJV. 


TFO Keynote #36: All truths are parallel. If you can find a truth in one realm, you can apply it in every other realm. (Isaiah 28:16; John 14:6)

All truths are parallel.

Truth is the aim of belief.

Truths are found, not created. (John 8:31-32; Proverbs 25:2)

Truth Exists Whether We Know It or Not.

Truth is that which accurately reflects reality.

Truths are universal laws. Universal laws are truths.

The truth may hurt for a while, but a lie hurts forever.

People need the truth about the world in order to thrive.

“Falsehood is so easy, truth so difficult.” – George Elliot.

Truth is a person. His name is Jesus Christ. (John 14:6, 1:1; Isaiah 28:16)

“To say of what is that it is, or of what is not that it is not, is true.” — Aristotle.

"The truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself." — St. Augustine.

“Truth is like surgery. It hurts, but cures. The lie is like a pain killer. It gives relief, but has side effects forever.” – Unknown.
 
Truth does not rely upon our affirmation of it, nor is it in any capacity adjusted by our obliviousness or changed by our pie-in-the-sky consideration.

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." — John 1:14, NKJV.

"For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ." — John 1:17, NKJV.


TFO Keynote #37: Worrying is instinctive. We think by worrying we can change the past or the future. We are emotional, and hence are more prone to doing things that appeal to our feelings. Feeling like a thing does not make it right, or the will of God. We need to judge all spirits and emotions. (Matthew 6:27; 1 John 4:1-6) 

We are emotional beings.

On autopilot, we are led by our emotions.

We need to judge all spirits and emotions. 

Our programming determines and controls our emotions.

Feeling like a thing does not make it right, or the will of God. 

We are more prone to doing things that appeal to our feelings.

Our feelings and emotions are good servants, but terrible masters.

We worry when we lack vision. (Isaiah 40:22; 42:13; Proverbs 18:10)

We fret because we fail to see God, as He is. (Isaiah 40:22; 42:13; Proverbs 18:10)

Worrying is instinctive. It is a part of the fall. (Romans 3:23; 7:13-25)

Faith is not instinctive. We have to rise up to it. (Ephesians 4:24; 1 Corinthians 2:14-16)

We are deceived to think we can change the past by worrying. (Matthew 6:27-29)

We dread the future because we compare it to our past and our present. (Numbers 13:33)

"Self-absorption is always a temptation to young people, and if their religion is of a sort to add to this self-absorption, I feel that it is a serious mistake. If I had my way, the whole subject of feelings and emotions in the religious life would be absolutely ignored. Feelings there will be, doubtless, but they must not be in the least depended on, nor in any sense taken as the test or gauge of one's religion. They ought to be left out of the calculation entirely. You may feel good or you may feel bad, but neither the good feeling nor the bad feeling affects the real thing." ― Hannah Whitall Smith.


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