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The Double Minded Man
James 1:8 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
2 Peter 2: The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: 10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self- willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. 11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. 12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; 14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls : a heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: 15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
2 Peter 1:1,5 1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ: 5 And beside this, -- giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge…
Galatians 2:20 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Double / Minded δ ί ψυχος dipsuchos (G1364), twice, (G5590), spirit, mind. Double- minded, doubtful. In James 1:8, referring to the doubter or waverer which corresponds to (G1252); in a general sense as an unstable person (James 4:8). Such a person suffers from divided loyalties. On the one hand, he wishes to maintain a religious confession and desires the presence of God in his life; on the other hand, he loves the ways of the world and prefers to live according to its mores and ethics. Antonym.: (G0949), certain.
John 3:3 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Prayer Line 1954 LA, CA. …we know that our Lord has raised from the dead, and He's visited His people to call the Gentiles out, just before He calls the Jews and rejects the Gentile church. Amen. Flee to Christ as quick as you can. Don't be double minded. Throw your whole life to Him and believe Him with all your heart.
Having Conferences 1960 E-42 I seen so many of them at meetings. You're talking about the baptism of the Holy Ghost; they get up and go home like a mule. That's exactly right. They don't know who their father was; just stand there and look…The days of miracles is passed…There's no such a thing as that…Now, a horse ain't like that. He's gentle and sweet, come up, put his neck over your shoulder and nicker; he's gentle. But not a ignorant old mule.
Having Conferences 1960 Now, he don't know who is papa was, who his mommy was. He can't cross himself back; he can't reproduce himself. He's a cross breed. And that's what's the matter with a lot of so-called Christians today: cross breeds with the world. No wonder you can't never be settled: double minded, never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Man's got to know God by the new birth, and be borned and filled with the Holy Ghost…
James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the WORD (Logos) of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
SMYRNAEAN.CHURCH.AGE It is not the person that comes predestinated eternally from God, IT IS THE WORD, OR SEED. Way back there, too far back for the human mind to grasp, the Eternal God with eternal thoughts, thought and decreed, "JACOB HAVE I LOVED, BUT ESAU HAVE I HATED (Romans 9:13) AND NEITHER WAS BORN, AND NEITHER HAD DONE GOOD OR EVIL."
See, it was the THOUGHT, and then that thought became expressed, and God bought back Jacob, because Jacob alone was SEED. Jacob, alone had the seed; that is why he had respect to the birthright and covenant of God. If you are true seed, you will hear that Word; the Spirit will baptize you into the body of Christ, filling you and empowering you, and you will receive the Word for your day and age. See how clear the true evidence becomes when the Word is revealed to you? Again, note, Jesus was the Royal Seed.
He lived in a human body. When the Spirit called to Him (the Word- Manifested Thought), He went to Jordan and was there baptized in water. Upon obeying the Word, the Holy Spirit came upon Him and the voice said, "This is My beloved Son, hear ye Him." The voice did not say, "This has become My Son," Jesus WAS the Son. The Holy Ghost positioned Him as that Son before them all.
Then having been filled thus (and the same pattern holds at Pentecost and ever after), He went in demonstrated power, receiving the full revelation of God and from God, for that day Now we have been constantly saying that the true evidence of being baptized with the Holy Ghost is for the believer to receive the Word for the age in which he lives. Let me show you most clearly.
157-1 "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches of each age." In every age it was the same cry. Hear what the Spirit says. If you are a Christian, you will get back to what the Spirit is teaching, that is, the Word of this age. Every messenger to every age will preach that Word. Every fresh and true revival will be because men have gotten back to the Word for their age.
The cry of every age is the rebuke, "You have left the Word of God. Repent, and come back to the Word." From the first book in the Bible (Genesis) to the last book (Revelation) there is only one reason for God's displeasure--leaving the Word; and there is only one remedy to regain His favor--back to the Word.
John 3:7 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.