This book is not about whether you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. I consider each one of you as a Brother or Sister in our Savior – Jesus Christ, but what I am deeply concerned about is my discerning of way too many of my Christian Brothers and Sisters who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior have not made nor will allow Him to be their Lord God and Master i.e. they are not maturing in their sanctification process. They have not been taught that their faith in Jesus Christ must embody these three titles as a condition of their faith in Him as expressed in their testimony and conduct of their lives. They are still babes in Christ and are not using God the Holy Spirit’s Gifts of knowledge and understanding, wisdom, faith, working of miracles, prophecy, the distinguishing of spirits that affords them a ministry with a healthy and complete spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God Biblical Christian Worldview. (1)
(1) There is much more I would like to say along these lines, but you don’t seem to listen, so it’s hard to make you understand. You have been Christians a long time now, and you ought to be teaching others, but instead you have dropped back to the place where you need someone to teach you all over again the very first principles in God’s Word. You are like babies who can drink only milk, not old enough for solid food. And when a person is still living on milk it shows he isn’t very far along in the Christian life, and doesn’t know much about the difference between right and wrong. He is still a baby Christian! You will never be able to eat solid spiritual food and understand the deeper things of God’s Word until you become better Christians and learn right from wrong by practicing doing right. (Hebrews 5:11-14) TLB
(1b) **** All of God’s gifts [1 Corinthians 12:8-11; 27-28; 13:13; Romans 12;6-8; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Peter  4:1-11] are available to each Born Again Saint as you walk with Him during your sanctification/growing up/maturing in Him process. If you are limiting yourself in the application of your ministry by not knowing the Gifts that God has for you, you are literally putting yourself in a spiritual box. You are also limiting God and have put Him in your box along with you! Break down the walls of your box/ministry! Free God and yourself to accomplish His Way and Will for you and to glorify Him with your testimony!
(1c) For it is God’s will and intention that by doing right [your good and honest lives] should silence (muzzle, gag) the ignorant charges and ill-informed criticisms of foolish persons. [Live] as free people, [yet] without employing your freedom as a pretext for wickedness; but [live at all times] as servants of God. (1 Peter 2:15-16) AMP

Jesus is Lord Letterpress

© When you accepted Jesus Christ as Messiah and Savior, He is also your Lord God (the Son) and Master of your life.

What every Born Again Christian must know, understand, and practice is that when you/ I/we accepted Jesus Christ as our Messiah and Savior, (2) He is also our Lord God (the Son) and Master of our lives. Allowing and recognizing Jesus Christ to be God the Son in our lives should be a no brainer because through Him comes creation (involving the process of procreation), (3) salvation (involving the process of the new creation), (4) and judgment. (5) Too many Christians and almost all of the cults will acknowledge Him as the Son of God but refuse to acknowledge Him as God the Son – the Second Person of the Trinity. (6) Making Jesus Christ the Master of your life means that you give to Him the right to be the supreme authority to make commands and demands on your life according to His Word as revealed by God the Holy Spirit which will demonstrate an attitude of obedience and commitment on your part. (7) In the above process of sanctification, your life starts out with the new believer being represented as a new born infant in your faith walk in Christ; (8) then having a childlike faith in Christ; (9) now becoming a teenager/young adolescent in their faith in Christ; (10) then becoming either a willing or unwilling servant but yet remaining a servant in their faith in Christ; (11) then a steward of authority/ministering servants in their faith in Christ; (12) and then His highest calling for you in your faith walk with Him – Him knowing and addressing you as His friend. (13) That is what this book is all about – your discerning from God’s Word what is your true faith in Jesus Christ and growing up into it! (14)
(2) He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ). (John 1:41) NKJV
(2a) looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, (Titus 2:13) NKJV
(3) For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16) NKJV
(4) Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) NKJV
(5) “For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son. (John 5:22) NASU
(6) And He was saying to them, “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world. “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” (John 8:23-24) NASU
(6a) Your forefather Abraham was extremely happy at the hope and prospect of seeing My day (My incarnation); and he did see it and was delighted. [Heb 11:13.] Then the Jews said to Him, You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham? Jesus replied, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, before Abraham was born, I AM.  [Ex 3:14.] AMP
(6b) And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them?  And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM and WHAT I AM, and I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you! (Exodus 3:13-14) AMP
(6c) But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. (Hebrews 1:8) NKJV
(6d) And: “You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. (Hebrews 1:10) NKJV
(6e) And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:28-29) NKJV
(7) Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”
So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God,  and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?  Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.” (Luke 17:12-19) NKJV
(8) For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. (Hebrews 5:13) NKJV
(9) Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6) NKJV
(10) When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11) NKJV
(10a) THEREFORE LET us go on and get past the elementary stage in the teachings and doctrine of Christ (the Messiah), advancing steadily toward the completeness and perfection that belong to spiritual maturity. (Hebrews 6:1) AMP
(11) For if I do this willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have been entrusted with a stewardship.(1 Corinthians 9:17) NKJV
(12) Stewards of the Mysteries of God. Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful. (1 Corinthians 4:1-2) NKJV
(13) You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another. (John 15:14-17) NKJV
(14) Submit to God, Resist the Devil. Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 5:5-11) NKJV

In God’s plan, a new convert must accept and acknowledge as a condition of their faith in Jesus Christ this process of sanctification in their life. This brings to fruition the task of God the Holy Spirit in their life i.e. His training and guiding them to become separated from the world and sin and being set apart by and for God’s worship and service through their true faith in Jesus Christ as they work out their salvation. (15)
(15) in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:14) NKJV
(15a) and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:24) NIV
(15b) And that through Him everyone who believes [who acknowledges Jesus as his Savior and devotes himself to Him] is absolved (cleared and freed) from every charge from which he could not be justified and freed by the Law of Moses and given right standing with God. (Acts 13:39) AMP
(15c) For God has not called us to impurity but to consecration [to dedicate ourselves to the most thorough purity]. Therefore whoever disregards (sets aside and rejects this) disregards not man but God, Whose [very] Spirit [Whom] He gives to you is holy (chaste, pure). (1 Thessalonians 4:7-8) AMP
(15d) But test and prove all things [until you can recognize] what is good; [to that] hold fast. Abstain from evil [shrink from it and keep aloof from it] in whatever form or whatever kind it may be. And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God]; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound and complete [and found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah). Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you]. (1 Thessalonians 5:21-24) AMP
(15e) For by that one offering he made forever perfect in the sight of God all those whom he is making holy. (Hebrews 10:14) TLB
(15f) However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.  He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.  All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you. (John 16:13-15) NKJV
(15g) Therefore, my dear ones, as you have always obeyed [my suggestions], so now, not only [with the enthusiasm you would show] in my presence but much more because I am absent, work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling (self-distrust, with serious caution, tenderness of conscience, watchfulness against temptation, timidly shrinking from whatever might offend God and discredit the name of Christ). [Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. (Philippians 2:12-13) AMP


Again, you must continue to ask yourself some questions about what is happening in your life and the life of your family. Whose worldview are you using to govern your life? By whose “STANDARD” are you and your family living – the world’s or God’s? Are you living your life according to a worldly profane secular humanistic worldview? (16) Or are you living your life using the Biblical principles God provides for you in His Word through your sound mind of Christ i.e. a spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God Biblical Christian Worldview? Is your conscience {Holy Spirit} bothering you so that you might think that God desires for you to be living your daily life and the lives of your family in a different way than what you are doing? (17)
(16) Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.  The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God. You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. (Romans 8:5-9) NIV
(17) My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments. (Colossians 2:2-4) NIV
(17a) “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9) NKJV

I ask you to use this book to take a good, long, hard look at yourself and only yourself. This book is not meant for someone else! It is meant for you first! Then share it with your spouse and other family members and other Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Your thoughts and heart MUST be focused on God’s thoughts and on His ways! How do you attain this spiritual mental focus and spiritual heart? It is up to you to determine whether you have a profane secular humanistic worldview. It is up to the husband or the single father or the single mother as head of the household to determine if any other members of your family have a profane secular humanistic worldview. (18)
(18) Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4) NIV
(18a) Train up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual gift or bent], and when he is old he will not depart from it.  [Eph 6:4; 2 Tim 3:15.] (Proverbs 22:6) AMP

I believe this process starts with whose worldview you use to resolve sins or issues – offenses and accusations that bring confrontations in your personal life with the lives of your family or with others. The symptoms of a profane secular humanistic worldview are really quite easy to recognize. When you recognize and confront a sin or an issue in your personal life, whether it pertains to matters that are physical and/or spiritual in nature, how do you resolve it? Whether this sin/issue which normally comes as accusations be it with your spouse, as a parent of your children, with a Christian Brother or Sister, with a neighbor, with your boss, with your co-workers, or anyone, how do you resolve it? Is their instant response opposite to or in agreement with what you discerned as the sin/issue and its resolution?

Does using Godly principles from the Bible to resolve the sin/issue you brought up always have to be debated and negotiated i.e. do you have to compromise almost every issue to reach a solution that allows some semblance of peace in your life and the lives of your family by using secular nonsensical wisdom, reasoning, and solutions? Does every negotiation have to be scrutinized, rationalized, restructured, simplified, analyzed, and modernized using common sense according to the world’s microscope? Is there some scheming, conniving, out and out plotting to make it happen my way or for others, by their way? Meaning using whatever means necessary to reach a profane secular humanistic worldview/wisdom for the solution? Or do you and those involved willingly apply the principles and promises of the Bible to these sins/issues? There is worldly wisdom from a profane secular humanistic worldview that is earthly and demonic. (19) And there is divine/supernatural wisdom from God as a spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God Biblical Christian Worldview. Which one must you use to glorify and honor God with your life? (20)
(19) But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. (James 3:14-16) NASU
(20) But the wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to (spiritual) reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubts, wavering, and insincerity). And the harvest of righteousness (of conformity to God’s will in thought and deed) is [the fruit of the seed] sown in peace by those who work for and make peace [in themselves and in others, that peace which means concord, agreement, and harmony between individuals, with undisturbedness, in a peaceful mind free from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts]. (James 3:17-18) AMP

Scripture shares with us that God is personally, directly, and continually involved in every nanosecond (a nanosecond is equal to one billionth of a second) of each and every individual’s life (21) through situations, circumstances, events, trials, testing, tribulations, and His use of Satan to interject temptations into your life. All of these things that take place in your life are referred to in Scripture as obstacles/stumbling blocks and are all designed and implemented by God to bring you closer to Him through your faith in Jesus Christ by your exemplifying His life to those around you. (22)
(21) God’s Perfect Knowledge of Man: O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” Even the night shall be light about me; Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You. (Psalms 139:1-12) NKJV
(22) Therefore, thus says the Lord, “Behold, I am laying stumbling blocks before this people. And they will stumble against them, Fathers and sons together; Neighbor and friend will perish.” (Jeremiah 6:21) NASU
(22a) “Again, when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I place an obstacle before him, he will die; since you have not warned him, he shall die in his sin, and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand. (Ezekiel 3:20) NASU
(22b) You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or to that dreamer of dreams. For the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being. You shall walk after the Lord your God and [reverently] fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice, and you shall serve Him and cling to Him. (Deuteronomy 13:3-4) AMP
(22c) Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. (James 1:13-15) NKJV
(22d) For no temptation (no trial regarded as enticing to sin), [no matter how it comes or where it leads] has overtaken you and laid hold on you that is not common to man [that is, no temptation or trial has come to you that is beyond human resistance and that is not adjusted and adapted and belonging to human experience, and such as man can bear]. But God is faithful [to His Word and to His compassionate nature], and He [can be trusted] not to let you be tempted and tried and assayed beyond your ability and strength of resistance and power to endure, but with the temptation He will [always] also provide the way out (the means of escape to a landing place), that you may be capable and strong and powerful to bear up under it patiently. (1 Corinthians 10:13) AMP
(22e) For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. (Ephesians 6:12)AMP

Because all of the above encumbrances are orchestrated by God into your life, (23) they can only be resolved by using the proper spiritual supernatural principles and weapons provided by Him in His Word for your daily victory imparted to you because of your true faith in Jesus Christ. (24)
(23) Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’ (Isaiah 46:10) NKJV
(24) If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9) NKJV
(24a) For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons. For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). (2 Corinthians 10:3-5) AMP
(24b) **** Read Job 1:6-12 and Job 2:1-6 to understand God’s Sovereignty and authority over Satan in setting parameters over your life which limits his temptations and influence in your life according to God’s directive.

I would like to challenge you to learn to resolve your issues using spiritual supernatural wisdom that comes from above that only God can give to you. Your life style must reflect Jesus Christ 24/7!  The wisdom of the world will not give to you the eternal victory that God has for all of those who love Him. (25)
(25) But the wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubts, wavering, and insincerity). (James 3:17) AMP
(25a) This [superficial] wisdom is not such as comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual (animal), even devilish (demoniacal). For wherever there is jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry and selfish ambition), there will also be confusion (unrest, disharmony, rebellion) and all sorts of evil and vile practices. (James 3:15-16) AMP


God has imputed to you when you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior every spiritual aspect including His spiritual knowledge and wisdom for your spiritual life through your partaking of the divine nature of God. God the Holy Spirit will anoint you with the same mental anointing as He did Jesus Christ. This new moral, ethical, divine nature – “STANDARD”/spiritual profile includes your new character as defined by the Fruit of the Spirit. The Gifts of the Spirit and the sound mind of Christ will also be discussed. (26)
(26) Go to click on the icon for PROCREATION and NEW CREATION.
(26a) By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature. (2 Peter 1:4) AMP
(26a) And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him — the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord — (Isaiah 11:2) AMP
(26b)  But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]. (Galatians 5:22-23) AMP

So how is it possible to live our new spiritual supernatural divine nature in our daily lives so as to reflect Jesus Christ as our example to those around us? I believe that your new spiritual supernatural divine nature includes the Fruit of the Spirit and is applied and reflected in your life by your treating others as you would have them treat you i.e. your living the “Golden Rule” as implemented by the “Law of Christ.” “Even though the Golden Rule addresses human interpersonal relationships, its message is essentially theological. That is, the very character of God prescribes how we should relate to one another (Matthew 5:45; Luke 6:35-36).” (27)
(27) (from Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Copyright © 1996 by Baker Books. All rights reserved. Used by permission.)

What I am saying is if the Fruit of the Spirit is your new spiritual supernatural divine nature, it is your living the Golden Rule according to the Royal Law of Christ that will bring your new divine nature to maturity in your life. The Golden Rule is, “And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.” (Luke 6:31) NKJV Matthew further defines the parameters of the Golden Rule. “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 7:12) NKJV

The Golden Rule is intertwined within the royal Law of Christ, (28) Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40) NKJV
(28) Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2) NKJV
(28a) If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; (James 2:8) NKJV

What you must understand is that through your faith in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, Lord God, and Master and with your indwelling God and His indwelling you (29) by God the Holy Spirit governing your life, you have fully met the requirements of the Law – the Ten Commandments. (30)
(29) Go to click on the icon for “ONENESS” to learn more about God indwelling you and you indwelling God.
(30) For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:3-4) NKJV

What does it mean to live your life by the principles of the Golden Rule according to the Law of Christ?:
1.    The character of God serves as the paradigm (example) for interpersonal relationships. The “Most High” is perfect, being kind and merciful to the ungrateful and wicked (Matthew 5:48; Luke 6:35-36).
2.    Since the standard for conduct is the benevolent(/kind/compassionate) heart of God, the moral condition or evil behavior of the neighbor is irrelevant (Matthew 5:44).
3.    Vengeance and retaliation are prohibited (Matthew 5:38-41; Luke 6:27-29).

Therefore the “Golden Rule” presents God as having unconditional positive regard for all human beings. In order to be perfect as he is perfect, and to be “sons of the Most High,” we are to emulate (imitate) the purest altruism (unselfishness) and uncompromising impartiality of the Father, who seeks only the good of his creatures.” (31)
(31) (from Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Copyright © 1996 by Baker Books. All rights reserved. Used by permission.)

Paul defines the parameters of the Law of Christ for us. “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For each one shall bear his own load.”  (Galatians 6:2-5) NKJV Or in other words, we are to first seek and work for the good of others in our relationships with them. (32)
(32) Is there any such thing as Christians cheering each other up? Do you love me enough to want to help me? Does it mean anything to you that we are brothers in the Lord, sharing the same Spirit? Are your hearts tender and sympathetic at all? Then make me truly happy by loving each other and agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, working together with one heart and mind and purpose. Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself.  Don’t just think about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and in what they are doing. Your attitude should be the kind that was shown us by Jesus Christ, (Philippians 2:1-5) TLB

I am challenging you to live your new divine nature of the Fruit of the Spirit by the mandates of the Golden Rule and the Law of Christ. If you truly seek to live your life in this manner, all of the chaos, bickering, nagging, pointing of fingers – “I’m right! No, I’m right!” only brings bitterness, resentment, outright hostility towards others. The love that God desires for us to have towards one other is lost and must be restored to move on with our lives. By doing so, you will be living the very heart and love of God as evidenced by those around you. See the difference in your relationships with God and others and see the marked difference this has on the general serenity, tranquility, composure, and contentment this has on your daily life. (33)
(33) Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]…. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8a) AMP

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