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Vindication of Soul

"Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man" ~(Psalm 60:11)
  Why do you struggle in things spiritual?  Those who have never had a true spiritual experience with God won't understand what I'm talking about.  Those who have a mental, that is , intellectual knowledge of God won't understand what I'm talking about.  Those who have had a spiritual experience with God may understand......
   First, one must be born again, born from above, by the Spirit.  This does not mean merely "accepting" Christ or acknowledging his existance- but rather believing, and this sort of believing is believing to becoming.  Becoming like that which you believe in.  Taking on the nature of the one you Trust, in this case, Jesus Christ, the emobdement of God.  "Vain is the help of man". Our help comes from God, and through the Spirit God imarts wisdom, who utters to us, "turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my  words unto you." ~ (Proverbs 1:23)  Man may try to take the place of God, and attempt to impart his own "wisdom" which he says can help you, but it is shallow and week.  God alone can give us help from Trouble! God alone can forgive us, justify us, and vindicate our soul!
   The wisdom of this world is foolishness to God (1 Corinthians 1:20) In fact, the world inits "Wisdom" has delegated God to a neat little Theological box, and explained away miracles as being coincidence only.  The "widom" of man has chosen monkeys for its ancestors, believing and teaching the preposterous lie of evolution, even though science has disproven Darwins theories!  This "Wisdom" of man chooses monkeys instead of God, because by believing he cme from Monkeys, he has no responsibility to an intelligent Creator.  In his world there are no divine laws, no spirit- and in reality there is only hopelessness and death!
    "Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies, for they are ever with me... I have more understanding than all my teachers; for thy estemonies are my meditation....I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts....I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word."~(Psalm 119:98-101)
   Through Gods word we can be wiser than our enemies, we can understand more than our Teachers, and even the ancients.  This word "ancients" means "Elders, leaders, dignitaries, ancient or aged man." It denotes those who have wisdom.....uet we are told through keeping the Word of God we shall understand more than they.
   We have been given the power to refrain ur feet from every evil way- and that in doing this we keep Gods Word.  "I will behave myself in a perfect way, O when will thou come unto me?  I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.  I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes.  I hate the work of them that turn aside, it shall not cleave to me."~(Psalm 101:2 and 3).
     The power of Gods vindication gives us the ability to do this.  Why then do so many struggle?  Is it because of lack of knowledge?  Or is it the inability or refusal to apply that knowledge inwardly?  The knowledge of the mind amounts to little worth so long as it is not taken into the heart and manifest in our behavior.
   We need a comprehension of Gods justification, his forgiveness of our sin, so that he sees us as cleansed.  We are justified freely by his grace- (Romans 3:24, Titus 3:7) Gods unmerited, undeserved favor, he gives us out of his love for us, as he gave Jesus out of love for the people of the world.  We are justified by faith (Galatians 3:24), not by works or by foolish wisdom, not by the worlds psychology, not by trying to be good on our own...
  And we arejustified by Christs blood (Romans 5:9)  the blood of Jesus shed as an attonement for our sins.  By the grace of God we can have faith, that we are justified- vindicated by the shed blood of Christ.
   If you have recieved this justification, you are vindicated in your Soul.  You are cleansed and deliverance power is yours by the same grace of God, the same faith, the same blood! There is absolutly no need that people , once believing wholeheartedly, and being justified by God, continue in sin.  It is appalling that so many claim to be Christians are out in the bars, womanizing, idolizing, cussing and swearing, acting like the devil is their best friend.  Perhaps he is.  Perhaps their so called believe in God is nly superficial acknowledgement rather than a real experience.  Look what John tells us:
   "Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him,..... He that committeth sin is of the Devil....  Whsoever is born of God doth not commit sin, for his seed remaineth in him and he cannot sin, because he is born of God."~ (1 John 3; 6,8,9) These are heavy words.  Not something we all want to hear.  But its the truth, and there is no excuse.  We are justified by God, forgiven and delivered from our past sins, but that does not mean we continue in sin and expect forgiveness.  If our lives have no change, we have not truely experienced God- but, once Gods Spirit we recieve, once we believe unto becoming like He who we believe in, we shall automaticly change. 
    We become new creatures and our old life becomes dead to us.  As the psalmist says, yhou will hate the works of those that turn aside, and it will not cleave to you.....Hence we can walk in newness of life, freedom from the bonds of hopelessness and death- which is all the Worlds wisdom has to offer without God as its center.  We will live with Vindication of Soul, accepted by God, as a result of His grace and faith made available to us by Christs sacrifice on the cross.

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