Sunday, January 18, 2015

BIBLE | The Study Notes of a Demoniac [Isaiah 44:18-20]

This post is part of a weekly series of Bible study notes entered in the Bible app on my iPhone. Past posts include:
Sometimes, they're good; other times, incomplete. Nevertheless, they balance the picture falsely portrayed here, specifically, one the opposite of my distaste for evil, as well as the demons and people who perpetrate it.
NOTE | Occasionally, I've posted Bible-related posts to this blog that are far more thorough than the notes. A good example is BIBLE | Fighting the Good Fight: How a demoniac fights like a Christian.
I don't know how it could come across to anyone that I like demons; yet, in spite of the fact that I'm clearly hard at work at developing ways for anyone and everyone, anywhere and anytime to detect cloaked demonic entities and their weaponry, I get the occasional, "You're obsessed," or, "How did you get into hunting demons?"

Perhaps it's the occasional image of me when possessed by a demon, like these:

Two still frames taken from a video of me made during a period of high demonic activity after processing by one of my in-development video filters, which remove natural light, and enhance CCD-image data imprinted on digital camera sensors by demonic radiation (i.e., EMF interference); the slit (snake) eye is not mine, nor are any of the other features on this face
Either way, this particular misperception is not what I consider the biggest problem, as far as misperceptions go. The biggest—by far—is disbelief. That's the point of the decloaking those who would "hide right in front of [our] faces."

Anyway, to the actual note, which is still in progress, and which will be updated as I develop my understanding of the passage presented:
A wise servant shall have rule over a son who causes shame, and shall share in the inheritance among the brothers. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭17‬:‭2‬ AMP)

You are not entitled by right or privilege to any provision or blessing that God grants or gives. Either use them wisely [effectively, efficiently] and in accordance with [to the benefit of] His will or lose His favor to those less able.

What do you ask God for? (Things that you expect to come anyway? Things you'd be angry at God without?) How many of your extra things make it into the hands of the needy? (How many needy people do you know? How many do you pray daily for?) How many uses to those in need have the things you pray for? Do you ever pray for knowledge? (God grants that prayer to even sinners, so with what knowledge will you ask God provision you to accomplish His will? How about that extra degree for a job that will put you in a more tenable position to help others?)

If these question don't cross your mind daily, and if such prayers have never been offered, you do not have the Christ mind. Identify with Christ by doing the work he would have done; get to the root of the problems you're fighting. Get to know the people you're helping, and find out why God loves them enough to concern His Son with their plight.