SEPARATING THE SPIRITUAL FROM THE PHYSICAL
THE HIDDEN MEANING
In these next scriptures, we at VAL-TE’ believe to develop in people’s minds for a multitude of possible reasons, including: finding an excuse for oneself, emotions clouding judgment, twisting facts to support beliefs. And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. Acts 2: 40-47 NKJV
FELLOWSHIP – This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Immanuel, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1: 5-7 NIV
Philippians 2: 1-4 – Your life in Immanuel makes you strong, and his love comforts you. You have fellowship with the Spirit, and you have kindness and compassion for one another. I urge you, then, to make me completely happy by having the same thoughts, sharing the same love, and being one in soul and mind. Don’t do anything from selfish ambition or from a cheap desire to boast, but be humble toward one another, always considering others better than yourselves. And look out for one another’s interests, not just for your own. GNT
Double Standards (Such as Confirmation Biases, Cognitive Biases, Attraction Biases, Prejudices or The Desire to Be Right) – We at VAL-TE’ also believe this is how we will know that we belong to the truth; this is how we will be confident in God’s presence. If our conscience condemns us, we know that God is greater than our conscience and that he knows everything. And so, my dear friends, if our conscience does not condemn us, we have courage in God’s presence. Then you will be able to live as the Lord wants and will always do what pleases him. What he requires is that we believe in his Son’s name Immanuel and love one another, just as Immanuel showed us. Those who follow God’s standards live in union with God and God lives in union with them. And because of the Spirit that God has given us we know that God lives in union with us.