SEPARATING THE SPIRITUAL FROM THE PHYSICAL
THE HIDDEN MEANING
In these next scriptures, we at VAL-TE’ support our belief that God controls all circumstances, guiding them to His good purposes. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it – lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’? Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple. Luke 14: 27-33 NKJV
THE CROSS – … he says: “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.” This is what the LORD says – the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel – to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation, to the servant of ruler: “Kings will see you and rise up, princes will see and bow down, because of the LORD, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.” Isaiah 49: 6-7 NIV
Exodus 9: 14-16 – This time I will punish not only your officials and your people, but I will punish you as well, so that you may know that there is no one like me in all the world. If I had raised my hand to strike you and your people with disease, you would have been completely destroyed. But to show you my power I have let you live so that my fame might spread over the whole world. GNT
God’s Power In You – We at VAL-TE’ also believe everyone who wants to live a morally right life in union with Immanuel will be mistreated; and someone who engages in behavior to do harm or evil to others will keep on going from bad to worse, deceiving others and being deceived themselves. But as for you, continue in the truths that you were taught and firmly believe. You know who your teachers were, and your remember that ever since you were a child, you know the Holy Scriptures, which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to being adopted into God’s Family, through belief in the name Immanuel (which means, “God is with us”). All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, constructive criticism, finding and fixing problems, and always trying to do the right thing, so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed.