These four Laws that we are going to look at encompass all relational issues and there are no exceptions, so we need to get ready to have our eyes opened to the truth of how we have effected these laws in our lives.
That we may be free to glorify God and bless our brothers and sisters in Christ. That we may be instruments to bear much good fruit in our lives for our God’s work here on earth.
In understanding these four laws we will see how bad fruit in us affects others, and where this bad fruit originated, and how now to live so that we can produce good fruit. And if we sin towards our brother’s or sister’s we can quickly see how to work with God to heal and pull up by the root the bad fruit that is causing us to sin towards them.
‘In our sinful responses to wounding, we begin early to develop patterns of behaviour that cause us to reap in adulthood the very thing we hate’ E.H.M. Level.A Workbook, John Sandford
So, lets go through the four laws,
1).’Honour your father and mother, as the Lord God has commanded you, that your days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with you on the land the Lord God has given you’. Deuteronomy 5:16(NAS)& alsoEph6:2-3.
-The opposite is also true, who ever dishonours his father or mother, ‘it will not go well for you’.
-This the only commandment with a promise.
2).’Do not be deceived God is not mocked. A man reaps what he sows.The one who sows to please his sinful nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life’. Galations 6:7-8(NIV)
3).’Therefore you have no excuse, every one of you who passes judgement, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things’. Romans 2:1(NAS)
Also, ‘Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use. it will be measured to you’.Matthew 7:1-2(NIV)
4).’For they sow the wind, and they reap the whirlwind..’ Hosea8:7
-What farmer sows his grain expecting the same amount in return?
..Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop – a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown’. Matthew13:8(NIV)
– What we sow will come back to us multiplied(both good and evil)
So we can say in the very area we dishonoured or judged our parents, according to God’s law, we will reap multiplied in our adulthood that which we have sown. In that very area that we judged, life will not go well for us.
Now this understanding is key to uprooting that which is producing bad fruit in our lives, that it may be dealt a death blow. And our Lord can resurrect His truth into those areas and transform our hearts and souls to bear much fruit. This is what is called aggressive sanctification.
Understanding is the key here because then we know what it is we need to repent of, forgive and the strongholds to pull down. It is our sinful responses that are the seeds that we have sown which produce the bad fruit later in adulthood.
If we truly want to be free and a gold vessel fit for the masters use, we need the courage and faith to address these areas of our lives even if it is going to be rough sailing for awhile.
It is worth the price to pay.
Bless you all