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IN FAVOR WITH BOTH GOD AND MAN
It is interesting to observe that it is not unusual for us to make statements
that can sometimes be misunderstood. For instance, "I don't want to
operate in the flesh."
While most Christians will understand that the meaning is that you don't
want to do something "on your own" without God's sanction.
For the purposes of this writing, we would like to differentiate between "the flesh
as not trusting God" and "the flesh as the physical". We will do this by simply referring
to the functions of living and interacting on a daily basis as being the "physical realm".
Jesus was our example of God living in the physical realm. Because Jesus and The Disciples
were young men, it is not inconceivable that they might have had contests such as wrestling,
foot races or any number of activities that we don't normally associate with this hallowed
group. Because they were energetic and full of life, we can presume that there was a lot of
laughter and excitement surrounding them. These are no doubt some of the attractions that drew people to them.
Then, once The Master began to speak, God's communication to mankind - Jesus, would no doubt
validate his statements through the annointing of God.
As we live in the physical, we must realize that God made us as human beings and so He
expects us to operate and function in the physical. It is quite healthy to improve yourself
with exercise and laughter. The statement concerning the life of Jesus should be our guide -
"grow in wisdom and stature, in favor with God and man."
As we determine the specific calling with which God has distinguished us, we are to live this
life as one poet has stated, "Heart within and God overhead."
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