Setting Aside Personal Feelings
As the saying goes, “Easier said, than done!” and I challenge that saying. It can be “easier” done, but it has to be in context of YHWH’s will. Understanding the overall plan of salvation, which was put into motion for our benefit is based solely on God’s will for us. His creations, whom he loves deeply. Without the Father’s love, life has we know it and the future hope to come, would crumble. Love is the glue that keep us and the universe running. It’s not by our love, but God’s Love. No-one know this deeper than Yeshua, the Son of the Father.
“I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.” ~ John 5:17-30
Yeshua, the Son of the Father, being the authorized judge of all humanity, even he knew he had every right to destroy the sons of Adam, but it was the will of God that man be saved.
“For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:” ~ John 5:21-23
It was this will of Love that even, Yeshua learned from the Father.
John 8:28-29 (KJV)
“Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.”
The most recognized scripture of the Bible, even by atheists:
John 3:16 (KJV) ~ “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Yeshua knowing his mission of salvation and the gospel he needed to teach, though righteous even in anger, he had to set his personal feelings aside.
“And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace. And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.” ~ Mark 3:4-5 (KJV)
Even James and John had to check their personal feelings at the gate:
“And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.” ~ Luke 9:52-56 (KJV)
“Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.” ~ Understand when asked of the Father, the Creator of spirits, to be called to be his children, you are called to check your personal feelings. That your spirit is to communion with the Father, not to judge to destroy, but discern to love where others are weak. To remember not only are we forgiven out-of-order spirits, but spirits being worked onto perfection.
“Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” ~ John 7:20-25
“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.” ~ Galatians 6:1
Yeshua overcame the flesh, taught us to overcome the flesh, if we based our feeling on the reaction of the flesh, not discernment of the Spirit, then even we ourselves will be in danger of being judge due to the flesh.
“But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.” ~ Matthew 5:22
It is our honor to bring people to God, just has God brought us onto him with LOVE. So, unless our personal feeling are align with God’s will, we must for other's sake, set aside our personal feelings and discern with spiritual righteous judgment.
YHWH Bless, Peace and Prayers!Pr. Aaron B. Wheeler, Min.