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You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
7 For [gar] let [oiomai] not [me] that [ekeinos] man [anthropos] think [oiomai] that [hoti] he shall
receive [lambano] any thing [tis] of [para] the Lord [kurios].
8 A double minded [dipsuchos] man [aner] is unstable [akatastatos] in [en] all [pas] his [autos] ways [hodos]. KJV-Interlinear
7 For let not that man expect
that he will receive anything from the Lord, 8 being a double-minded man, unstable in all
Now for the person who waivers in their thinking, here
is a further explanation of the doubtful person.
'Double-minded,' refers to two souls.'Two souls,' is a reference to the two ways
in which people can think.Or rather the
two patterns of thought which people can pursue.
The first is the carnal pattern, or the pattern of
thought, which occurs outside of the fellowship sphere.
The second is the spiritual pattern, or the pattern of
thought, which occurs only while resident inside of the fellowship sphere.
Thus two souls, so to speak.
We all exist in one of two environments in life.The carnal environment or the spiritual
The carnal environment is the one into which we are
all born.The spiritual environment is
the one in which only believers can occupy, and only by way of confession, 1
All spiritual phenomena occurs inside the spiritual
environment.Your spiritual life exists
only while you are inside of the spiritual environment.We also call that environment, the fellowship
sphere.That is, the confession
procedure brings you into fellowship with God.
All spiritual growth, all spiritual production in the
life, all blessing that comes from God, occurs only while you are in
fellowship.That is spiritual blessings,
not the common blessings that are available to all of humanity, both believer
The double-minded person is one who cannot seem to get
their spiritual priorities in order.They are the doubtful ones.They
are those who compromise Gods principles of life.They are the ones who modify Gods principles
of life.They are the ones who are
indifferent, apathetic, divisive, and so forth.They pursue things divine, of their own invention, or things that are
more consistent with their personal views.They pursue things that are more convenient to how they want life to be
in their own eyes.
We all have the double-minded potential.Most, unfortunately, emphasize their carnal
side rather than their spiritual side, all the while calling their carnal side,
And what does that type of person receive from God, in
the way of prayer hearing, in the way of spiritual blessing?Nothing.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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