The reason that doing things decently and in order is such a big thing is because the temptation to act early is always present. If you begin to run out of time trying to complete something, or are about to run late trying to be somewhere on time; what will be the first things that you rob of their time in order for you to be complete or to be on time? We could avoid many of the instances in which we find ourselves trying to complete something, or trying to be somewhere on time from becoming a concern. This could happen if we were to start earlier the thing that we want to complete, or if we were to leave out earlier to reach our intended destination. However, doing these things will not save us completely, for it is only good practice to remove the excess fat from the meat where you can. It is not good or possible to remove all of the excess fat from the meat because some fat must stay in place to keep the meat in its place until time comes to establish it, or cook it. Many times when we are establishing decently and order in Father, we can not choose when to establish it, or when to remove the excess fat from it until the order show itself for us to establish. In a spiritual context, many things that you must do by faith decently and in order will not be known unto you until they just show up on the spot. Once they show up on the spot, they will require that you show your skill and training in the Godhead strategy: here is where you’ll want to be above the temptation before you to not act decently and in order. The problem for us lies in that we do indeed set out to do things with the best of all intentions. However, we also set out to make all of our intentions to be the best; and that is where we yield to the temptation of not “Establishing Decently and Order In Father.”
It is okay to set out with the best of all intentions of establishing decently and order in Father, but is is not okay to have those intentions to remain high only when they are working out the way in which you plan them to work. This will always be your first booby trap as you run along happy in your best of all intentions. Why is this the case? This is spiritual chess. The enemy is not suppose to just let you run on in all of your best of all intentions. It is the job of the enemy to intervene along your way to set up the stage for you to prove that which is the good and perfect will of God. And when we just run along only being happy with our own intentions; then we will run right along into the enemy’s booby trap, as we run right through the temptation dressed up in our own best of all intentions. We must know to be ready to establish decently and order in Father. We will not know what that requires when we first take off or start the faith operation. The enemy is not going to show you the establishing point until he can get you lost in just going forth in the best of your intentions. You see, your intentions are already set up to run into the temptation that will call on you to decide to establish, or not to establish decently and order in Father. The enemy would love for you to be running so full in what your intentions are doing, in that you miss the establishing point where you decide decently and order in Father. How can you miss the establishing point of decently and order in Father? The establishing point is only a decision that you will need to make to change the flow of things at a crossroad moment. And if you are lost in all of your own good intentions, then you will miss the decision that need to be made at the crossroad moment to change the course away from your good intentions. The other hard thing about it is that your good intentions are usually really good decisions to run with, and that is what makes them a good wardrobe for the enemy to hide in while tempting us to stay the course with our good intentions. Your good intention may actually be decently and in order in the Father at the right time, but is this that time; and is this how the enemy will move to have us miss the establishing point? He wants us to believe that our good intentions are good intentions all the time, and they are not. They can change as the situation, and opportunity changes. Establishing Decently and Order In Father.
1 Corinthians 14:40, “Let all things be done decently and in order.” Here’s a simple example that I see happen all the time on the freeways. It is good intentions to exit off the freeway at the correct exit to your destination any which way you look at it when you first get into your car to start the trip to your destination. And it is still good intentions to exit off the freeway at the correct exit to your destination; when you look up three lanes over from your exit a little bit before you are about to pass it by at the last minute being lost in a thought, or from whatever else you were doing. You are now at the point of establishing decently and order in the Father. It’s decision making time at the crossroad’s moment concerning your own good intentions to still exit off of your correct exit. When you look back and see that there are no cars near by, and it would be safe to jet on over the three lanes to your exit that you will soon be passing by, then your good intentions have remained decently made, and in order at the point of establishment. However, it is not still good intentions to exit off the freeway at the correct exit to your destination, if you look up three lanes over from your exit a little bit before you are about to pass it by at the last minute being lost in a thought or from whatever else you were doing. You are now at the point of establishing decently and order in the Father. It’s decision making time at the crossroad’s moment concerning your own good intentions to still exit off of your correct exit. When you look back and see that there are many cars near by in all three lanes, and that it would not be safe to try and jet over the three lanes to your exit that you will soon be passing by, will you yield or not yield to the temptation to make a way out of a crowded way? Your mind will quickly present it’s case to how you can do it, and not have to drive five extra minutes to the next exit to turn around in all of this traffic to keep others as well as yourself safe: you can keep them safe and also make this exit. If you yield to the temptation, you will not be “Establishing Decently and Order In Father.” In the cases of the cars on the freeway, we have other good drivers helping out to avoid the accident, and letting the rude unsafe drives have their own good intentions to avoid accidents. I have on a few occasions passed on my good intentions to make my exit, and proceeded on down to another exit in all of that traffic. However, in a spiritual operation, we don’t have other drivers to save us from our bad decisions to continue on with our good intentions regardless. So when we approach those crossroads’ moments, let’s not yield to the temptation to continue on in our good intentions. The outcomes in the spiritual operations when the wrong decision are made to continue on in our good intentions are more like the outcomes on the freeway when the wrong decision to pursue ones good intentions does not work out for the good. And unfortunately, we see that outcome far too many times on both our freeways, and our spiritual ways. Establishing Decently and Order In Father.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.