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NOW HERE IS TODAY’S MESSAGE TO US FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT: This teaching is to me from Jesus but I thought that some of you may be able to relate. So here she goes!!!
Mr.Bob my meticulous flight instructor had his clipboard in his lap and his faithful pencil behind his right ear. That clipboard always gave me the jitters because I never knew if Bob the genius was doing MENSA problems, grading me, figuring out complicated engineering problems or doing backup navigation.
It was a glorious day. We were flying a very difficult airplane for me. We had stepped it up a notch from the low powered Cherokees and Cessna 172’s that I was used to flying to the high powered retractable Arrow. What a beaut. I got through the preflight and roll out without error and we turned on course. It was a beautiful chamber of commerce day. We were going to do a lot of flying that day.
We took off from out home field of Peachtree Dekalb airport in the Buckhead area of Atlanta and headed Northeast to Gainesville Georgia for touch and goes. We did about 5 and headed slightly northwest to fly over gorgeous Dahlonega and on to Cherokee County airport for more landings and takeoffs.
When you stand on the ground and watch a plane land, it looks like a graceful, smooth, seamless event, But its actually like watching a duck swim. It seems like a peaceful calm relaxing movement, underneath. the duck is paddling like crazy. As we turned from our downwind leg to base and final I was working hard. My mind was on flying and communicating with the controller.
On final, my head was into GUMP; Gas, Undercarriage, Manifold and Power. Several instruments are involved: altimeter, throttle, attitude indicator, artificial horizon and most important, airspeed indicator. Deploy the landing gear, adjust the flaps, manage decent, control airspeed, flair, land. We did 6 or 7 landings and takeoffs. Bob did a couple to build his hours and I did 3 or 4. I passed the test by not crashing. We will leave it at that.
Then almost due south to Fulton county airport for more of the same and back to PDK to wrap it up, By now the sun was beginning its decent and it was a fantastic sight. It was a Friday afternoon/evening so we got put in a holding pattern south of the airport. As I turned the plane to the left. out from my window about 2 miles away came a flight of WWII vintage primary trainer bi-planes. The word stunning is the best I can do to describe the view. it is one thing to see these magnificent machines on the ground but a totally different experience to see them flying gracefully by you at altitude.
Just then as the sun began to sink deeper a phrase kept coming into my mind, like a song that sticks in your mind. It was a part of a mediation that my friend Jim and I had read one morning. “IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE LIGHT TO PENETRATE THE ARMOR OF SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS”
Recently I have gotten firmly into my flesh in a running gun battle with a certain person. That person is dead wrong and profoundly so. The person has done some things to wound me badly. My response to the person has been guided by my self righteousness and anger. I totally have ignored the voice of the Holy Spirit because my flesh has been enjoying exacting a price in retribution for the offense.
Jesus has told me several times that I am absolutely right and the other one is absolutely wrong but to forgive them and drop the battle and give it to Him. I have totally ignored Him and paid the price of high blood pressure, stress, agitation. anger, resentment un-forgiveness, bitterness and continuing frustration. My mind which has wasted a week that could have been spent following my King, has been in a state of being disturbed.
I have felt physically ill at times and snapped at others involved who did not join me in the battle against the villain. Our flesh has a strong hold on us.
I could and should have yielded to my King but I did not. And I have paid the price. Have any of you ever been so self righteous that the light could not penetrate your armor?
My goal is to lead with love in every situation. As my friend and partner Ron Reeser says, I need to be beaming love onto everyone around me. But the flesh and the voice of the evil one sucked me in again. Its not the first time this has happened.
Paul taught that the carnal (flesh) mind is not subject to the things of God, Neither can it be. Because our flesh mind is juxtaposed against God. It believes that what it sees is more real than what it does not see. It swells our pride and feeds our ego’s, Godliness is seeing what we believe not believing what we see. The flesh is totally self centered. All it cares about is its own needs and concerns above all else.
It made no difference if I was right and the other was painfully wrong. I should have gone first to my king. Round one went to my flesh. Round 2 will go to Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I have surrendered the war. No matter how justifiably self righteous I am. I will take off the armor of my flesh and surrender to the wishes of my lord.
The essence of my King is love. That is his chief characteristic. That is what I want to send, love. not self righteous venom. So I am publicly apologizing to Jesus for losing the war against my flesh. I have learned a painful lesson.
I don’t know if any of you can relate to my situation, but I hope this message has helped you avoid the same trap. I don’t have a lot of scriptures to add to this message but there are literally hundreds that apply to it. Here are a couple.
” Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God!”
” Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
” Life and death are in the power of the tongue”
“And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity, such is the tongue of all our body parts, that it defiles the course of nature; and is set on fire from hell!”
“Let no corrupt communications flow from your mouth, but that which is good to building up, so that it ministers grace to the hearer.”
” For he who loves life and wants to see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil and his lips that they speak no anger.”
Each of these scriptures that I memorized years ago and have taught on frequently since then ,are THE LIGHT. They are the Word of God. But they couldn’t penetrate my armor of self righteousness. Not Again! Round 2 goes to the Holy Spirt!
I believe that this teaching has blessed you and that you have passed it to another who will be blessed even; Apostles, Evangelists, Prophets, Pastors and Teachers.
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Pastor Allen Fleming
Throne of Grace Ministries
Marietta, Georgia 30066