Beware of Emotions from Man must be preceded with sharing my belief that God created man and saw that it was good. I firmly believe that in man’s created emotions, there is goodness. I also believe that man’s emotions can also be lured by wickedness into being something other than intended.. we should beware. As mentioned in Beware of Philosophy from Man, we either have information coming into these temples via the body’s senses (rational knowledge) or we have information flowing into these temples by the Holy Spirit (revelational knowledge). I think emotions are similar whereas there are rational emotions (selfishness) versus revelational (spiritual)
From what I can see, the emotions are not any different. They are rooted in the flesh or they are of God. When we know the Word of God walk with God, know God’s character, and so on.. the information hitting our minds can easily be discerned (whether they are of God or not). If we don’t know who God says He is via His Word, then imho there is no possible way to know if something is of God or not (a rational mind cannot discern spiritual things, these things must be revealed to our born again spirit). But I have found emotions to be a bit more difficult because the emotions feel the same, regardless if they from God or not. Beware.. your adversary the devil prowls around seeking whom he may devour..
Ok, I had to get that out of the way because sometimes when discussing this topic, people have been led to believe that I think emotions are a bad thing. I don’t think they are.. God created us in His image and saw that it was good.. But, when emotions are not derived from His image, then yes, that’s a bad thing. :) At any rate, with that said.. here is Beware of Emotions from Man –
Here is a play by play battle that is going on for this mind and the fade that I have been writing about. I’m at the brink of fading and spiraling downward, but He says “Endure!” I’m at the moment of all moments – Choice. Either I’m going to sink in the water or continue walking on the water with Jesus Christ. This is a personal witnessing of this mind, emotions, and the battle. It is ultimately my choice to believe in the things of this world or believe in Him. Thoughts are coming in from 2 different angles: One is of the world (deception, which is resulting in negative emotions) and the other is the Sword of the Spirit (Truth, which is in-line with the Word of God, resulting in joy, peace and contentment).
Whichever one I succumb to will determine if my next step will be on the water or if I sink into the water. To give myself and any readers a good understanding, I’m first going to dig into the Word and see what God says about this intellect. I’m feeling led to research the issue of heart. I know I have journaled about this in the past, but it is so important in the midst of a battle to get into the Word. I pray this helps anyone else that may experience this as well. In Jesus name, amen.
Will the real Jesus Christ please stand up!
Does my life truly reflect Jesus Christ? It very may well from an outward appearance. But, what is the evidence of the wellspring? When I examine the evidence of my wellspring (heart, mind), my answer is an honest no.. the evidence of my life does not reflect Jesus Christ as a whole. Sure, my life does reflect Christ at times, but not as often as the flesh would like me to think. When I honestly examine my wellspring, my thoughts do not always reflect Christ. The true evidence is in my wellspring and not necessarily in my outward actions or words. The true evidence always stems from my thought process and heart. There is some major trickery involved by the wicked one who wants me to believe that I am in a place that I am not. The evidence of my wellspring speaks the truth, regardless of what the emotions say or what the outward actions say. I pray the following confession and lesson blesses you –
Wisely Choosing Wisdom
Choose Wisely Students of Life – has to rank into the top 5 lessons of my walk with the Lord. I originally wrote an article about it a few years ago, but there is something in me that needs to get more out. Please, I urge you, utilize the blessed knowledge the Lord has given you that is immediately available (choosing wisely) –
I’m going through the fire right now and will reveal our blessed Helper and Savior Jesus Christ pulling me out of this pit as it happens. Oh the mind games and emotions..
At this very moment, emotions are overcoming me. Emotions of sadness, confusion, a sinking feeling inside, worry, anxiousness, etc. I’m near tears. Alone. My thoughts are spiraling out of control. Emotions are taking over and they are feeding more thoughts. Snowballing is in motion…
2 minutes ago, I was typing a blog titled: “I need prayer.” Then the first sentence came out, “I need help, I am sinking.” As I typed those words, the Sword of the Spirit came to mind – “Life and death are in the power of the tongue.” I said it, so I have it. What do I believe?? Then He said: “Remember!!!”, and I started to remember the things of our Teacher that He taught me about these mind games and emotions. WHAM! Eyes opened. Hello Satan. I’m under attack. To the Word I go –
Seeking some input here, especially from those that examine life and things around them. Let us reason together… Continue reading: Examining life