When someone finally starts to study The Word for themselves, and comes to God’s Truth, and It starts opening up to them, they have a hard time understanding why others can’t understand. How does one deal with this emotion?
The two previous questions gave some Scriptural answers to help ease this feeling of why others don’t or can’t ‘rightly divided’ The Word of Truth. Furthermore, none that do understand the deeper Word in Scripture know it all either. It’s continually unfolding. I’ve referred to the state of ‘flesh thinking’ as compared to ‘spiritual thinking’ many times on this Website to help those in Christ understand how a ‘world view’ can hinder The Holy Spirit’s workings in us. Holding to man’s view will cause ‘unbelief’.
Begin studying at Psalms 78, down through to the end of Psalms 82. You have there beginning at Ps.78 a short history of Israel’s ‘unbelief’ in the One True God Jehovah and His proposed Salvation. And much there in those Psalms, especially towards the end of Ps.82, is not fulfilled yet, for God has not yet come down out of heaven to ‘inherit all nations’ (Ps.82:8). That verse is talking about Christ’s (Immanuel – ‘God with us’) return in our future, when all the kingdoms of this world, will become His (Rev.11:15).
Joseph, Ephraim, and Manasseh are alluded to there in those Psalms also, which represent the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel. That means the founders of the Western Christian Nations of today, i.e. those who passed over the Caucasus Mountains, becoming known as ‘Caucasians’, coming to the ‘isles’, and settling in Western Europe and the Americas.
Most of true Israel (Europe and America) do not know who they are today, and many of the ‘crept in unawares’ of Jude 1, i.e. the Kenite, who sit in ‘Moses’ seat’ (Matt.23:2), will tell you it is not true. Those ‘false Jews’, who are not of true bloodline Judah, don’t want us to know that revelation within God’s Word. But when the Psalms I referenced are read in that light, that we are Israel today, according to God’s Birthright Promise to Joseph (1 Chron.5), and the election of ‘grace’ to the Gentile, then our ‘faith’ in God and His Salvation Jesus Christ, should take on new meaning. (see Lost Tribes studies for more).
For those of the ethnic peoples who have accepted Christ as Savior, they are also included as Israel. As much as the Body of Christ is not a particular Church building or geographic spot, or just one race, today God’s Israel is scattered also. But those who came to the isles, forming the Western nations, are descendants of the Ten Tribes of Israel, separated from the Promise Land by captivity to Assyria. Those in past times suffered punishment for their ‘disbelief’, and were cut off, and are for an example to us today who have accepted Christ.
If we don’t understand how God’s Plan of Salvation is worked from times old down to today and yet future, how can our ‘belief’ in Him be sure? And when our ‘faith in Christ’ is sure, it is very blessed with our Father, because we haven’t seen today those miracles written of in times past during the forty years in the ‘wilderness’, having direct proof of God with us through flesh eyes. Having faith in Christ with confidence doesn’t require a show of miracles. Those who must see a miraculous ‘sign’ to believe, shun their Salvation through Jesus Christ. Those not confident in their faith, looking for miracles and wonders today, also set themselves up for deception, as God has given Satan and his fallen angels power to do miracles and wonders in these latter days (Rev.13:13).
(Don’t get me wrong about the subject of ‘miracles’. God still works miracles through His Body of believers today. But one who ‘must’ see a miraculous sign from Heaven before they can believe on Christ, fits the Message our Savior gave us concerning ‘doubting’ Thomas in John 20:24-29.)
Study The Scriptures for yourself and you’ll get that foundation of confidence in Christ, and you won’t be caught in unbelief when the false ones practice their deceptions ‘in the sight of men’.
20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest He also spare not thee.
22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in His goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.