OPENING PRAYER by Robert
Heavenly Father, as humble children eager to learn, we bow before your throne, pledging our Spirit to you, Father, as a servant. We call on you Lord to fill us with discernment, so we may use the CourageCourage and Integrity you have brought as the rock we stand on receiving the truth. We plead for strength to continue facing the truth about ourselves as we face our faults and shortcomings. Bring a wave of peace to our soul that we may go forward through all the turmoil facing our walk. Lift us up, Father, to see your glorious light shining through the darkness surrounding our world and lives. Lift the darkness from around us so we will know your presence at all times. Give us a dedicated spirit to recognize and help those who have fallen into the deception of emptiness and depression. Brighten our light so it might shine through all darkness sharpen our wisdom that we may cut all the cords emprisoning your fallen children in depression and the fear of loneliness. Bring us the Spirit of kinsmanship that we might lay down our lives for those lost and deceived. This we pray in Yeshua’s name Amen and Amen.
OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
How does Courage affect our Integrity? Or does having Courage increase our Integrity? The most significant question believers possibly should be asking does the depth of my faith and personal relationship with Yeshua affect my Courage and, in turn, Integrity.
This article will show how the definition of Integrity in Merriam’s Webster dictionary has three items identifying the basis of Integrity.
- firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values: INCORRUPTIBILITY
- : an unimpaired condition: SOUNDNESS
- : the quality or state of being complete or undivided: COMPLETENESS
Now, having knowledge of the three basics, I turned to the definition of Courage:
- mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.
I know most, if not all, reading this will say I knew all these things, so why are we being schooled. Actually, to answer the question, look to the Holy Spirit asking the question, keeping in mind, he is the voice of Yeshua.
CLOSING STATEMENT by Robert
The Holy Spirit’s question is coming from our Lord, which is: Are you using the three basics of Integrity INCORRUPTIBILITY, SOUNDNESS, COMPLETENESS, daily? Are you courageous enough to make all three basics, how you function at work and in relationships personal and casual?
It is a good argument against sin that we have not so learned Yeshua. Is our Lord a book, a lesson, a way, a trade? The statement is, “You have not so learned the doctrines of Yeshua and the “rules of life” prescribed by him.
Not to do as others do. If so be, or since, that you have heard him (Ephesians 4:21), Have listened to his doctrine preached, and have been taught by him, inwardly and effectually. By his Spirit,” Yeshua is the lesson we must learn: and Yeshua is the teacher we are guided by him through the Holy Spirit. As the truth is in Yeshua.
This may be understood in two ways: either, “You have been taught the real truth, as held forth by Yeshua himself, both in his doctrine and in his life.”
Or thus, “The truth has made such an impression on your hearts, in your measure, as it did upon the heart of Yeshua,” The truth of Yeshua then appears in its beauty and power when it seems as in Yeshua.
Thus we find the answer to the initial question about CourageCourage affecting our Integrity. I see CourageCourage as an integral part of our walk, to establish Integrity in our lives and the activities of our daily routine.
As part of today’s society, it will take CourageCourage to demonstrate your walk, as learned through Yeshua. The general exhortation to purity and holiness of heart and life: It begins, though you live among them, you must not live like them. Here, the apostle takes occasion to describe the wickedness of the Gentile world, out of which regenerate Christians were snatched. “Henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, that for the time to come you do not live, and behave yourselves, as ignorant and unconverted heathens do, who are wholly guided by an understanding employed about vain things, their idols and their worldly possessions, things which are no way profitable to their souls, and which will deceive their expectations” Converted Gentiles must not live as unconverted Gentiles do.
Please remember these articles are the work of a humble servant of Yeshua doing HIs bidding as a Watchmen sounding the Trumpet to warn of impending danger or shortfalls within the Assembly. May our Father abundantly bless each one of you with wisdom and discernment to go forward as “Modern Day Disciples.”
Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee, Trust ye in the Lord forever: for in the Lord Yeshua is everlasting strength. (Isaiah 26:3-4)