Post details: Have we learned what life is teaching us?


Permalink 07:56:09 pm, Categories: By Trent, 180 words   English (US)

Have we learned what life is teaching us?

When we are young, we can't do much.
When we are old, we just can't do much.
So, we have a "productive time" ... or "prime of life" when we are between young and old. This is when we think we can do alot.

We can't.

We think that we can. But, look at Jesus at the "prime-age" of His life:

John 5:19
Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; ..."

John 8:28
So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am the one I claim to be and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me."

John 5:30
"By myself I can do nothing;"

Have we learned it? Do we know that what Jesus said was true for Him is no less true for us?

John 15:5
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."

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Comment from: Len Hummel [Visitor] ·
i am nothing.
AND The Holy Spirit. - THESE ALONE are able; THESE ALONE enable.

i am but a vessel HE has made: with [or without] a surrendered and *willing* spirit and heart and soul and body. - EVERYTHING depends upon the indwelling Spirit of the Living GOD.
Permalink 06/14/07 @ 01:30
Comment from: donny [Member]
Hi Trent.I would like to answer your question. Have we learned it?. Yes, we can do nothing of ourselves. We are helpless,without Him, but because we are weak, we dont stay in our cant's. We move into our can's, we dont look at one truth on its own. As Paul said.(-----as having nothing, and yet possessing all things) Of myself I can do nothing, but I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. How does this work?. Some say Jesus was perfect and we have to imitate His example, and struggle to live this life. No Jesus wasnt perfect,He was sinless,but not perfect. The word says. He learned obedience,by the things which He suffered,He was made perfect through suffering. He was sinless,and had no sickness. What did He suffer? Jesus was always confronted with the choice of Gods will,--or His will. He did NOTHING out of His own will. As the word says,Christ suffered for us leaving us an example that you should follow His steps. I agree with your post, what Jesus said was true for Him, is no less true for us. I know some dont agree with me, thats O'k I love Jesus,and I love Others, and one day we will all come to the knowledge of the truth.Jesus is the truth. Thats how, I understand to live this life. donny.
Permalink 06/14/07 @ 01:49
Comment from: Dennis Thompson [Member] ·
There is a danger in trying to say Jesus is Human. I believe he by choice did not use his own powers here on earth. But I do not believe he became powerless when he walked in human form.

He is Spirit, just as God is Spirit and our eternal beings are Spirit and not our soul.

We can do things apart from God, but it is not his things, but rather our concepts and thought out actions.

In him, according to his will; we can do all things.
Permalink 08/13/07 @ 10:23
Comment from: Trent [Member] ·
Hello Dennis,

"Jesus, while never being anything less than God, chose to behave as though He was never more than man." - Major Ian Thomas

I love that quote and totally agree with it.

He walked in humble dependence upon the Father to demonstrate how man was designed to function ... walking in total dependence upon the Lord.

Had He walked as God, it would demonstrate something to us that would be worthless to us - for we are not designed to walk as God.

Jesus is not merely human. However, no human was more human than Jesus ... we are all sub-human except by the Spirit are we able to live as He lives and return to our original design.

Ripening for the harvest,
Permalink 08/13/07 @ 11:00

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