To All Doves,Mike a member on my Rapture Forum posted this and I pray it will bless you.For Fair Use and Discussion and Educational Purposes.InnerMAN vs Outward Holiness
God Looks into MAN(WoMan)'s HeART and not on outward appearance
1Samuel:16:7: "But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart."
Even Jesus scolded those who appear beautiful or righteous Outwardly and YET NOT CLEANSEd(by HIS Blood)Inwardly
Matthew:23:27,28: "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity."
For of God, a Real Jew is one Inwardly of the Heart, in the Spirit and NOT one who is born Outwardly in the flesh
Romans:2:28,29: "For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God."
Although Outwardly our body perish...yet our Inward body is Renewed!
2Corinthians:4:16: "For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day."
Let All Christians Not Look on Outward Appearance of Holiness as though they Trust by their works...but be humble because another Christian is also Christ's
2Corinthians:10:7: "Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's."
For the HIDDEN MAN(WoMAN) of the heart(meek&quiet spirit) is of GREAT PRICE in GOD's sight
1Peter:3:3,4: "Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price."
Paul's Prayer for the Inner MAN(WoMan)
Ephesians:3:14-19: "For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15: Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16: That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17: That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18: May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19: And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God."
Jesus is coming soon!