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Are you indeed disqualified? Test yourself.

Posted by appolus on December 1, 2022

2Co 13:5  Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 

This is such a profoundly important Scripture. Paul has battled his way through these two letters to the Corinthians. He has dealt with so many issues and a big part of his commands to the Corinthians is not to be unequally yoked, Darkness and light cannot have fellowship with each other. He is telling the Corinthians not to be deceived, how could saved and unsaved people dwell together in a fellowship? Therefore one must test themselves to see if they are even in the faith. “Do you not know yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you, unless indeed you are disqualified.” Now that word disqualified is from my New King James, other words that could as easily be used is reprobate, castaway, rejected, unapproved. There can be no question as to what is being alluded to here. If you have the Lord Jesus Christ in you, you shall know it. It is not possible to not know that Jesus dwells in you. That is why Paul is asking the question “is He in you?” If not, there is two possibilities. 1. You have never known Him. 2. You knew Him but you are now a castaway, a reprobate, rejected, unapproved, disqualified. In order to be disqualified from anything, one had to have been qualified in the first place. If indeed one is disqualified from anything in life, it means that they are no longer a part of whatever it was they were once a part of.

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway 1 Cor 9:27. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. Rom 11:22. And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Rev 22:19. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; Heb3:14. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life Rev 2:10. These an many other Scriptures allude to the fact that we can fall away or be deceived. This is why we have to “prove to your own selves,” and “examine yourself as to whether you be in the faith.” We human beings have an enormous capacity to deceive ourselves. Many will say to me in that day Lord  Lord…………….and then will I profess unto them, I never knew you. Matt 7:22-23. Jesus never knew them.

This who know Jesus have been enlightened. They have tasted of the heavenly gift and are profoundly changed by it. They were given the Holy Spirit lest they be orphans, and He is in them. They have tasted of the good word of God, it has been manna to their soul and a lamp unto their feet and a light unto their path. They have been touched by the supernatural power of God. Now, having experienced all of that and then they go back to the world, the word of God says it is impossible for them to renew themselves again, they have been disqualified. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. (Heb 6:4-6) In light of all of this brothers, I say, along with our brother Paul……… examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

 

2 Responses to “Are you indeed disqualified? Test yourself.”

  1. Anonymous said

    Amen..

  2. Kenneth said

    Please find link to sermon by Wesley on call to backsliders:

    https://www.sermonindex.net/modules/articles/index.php?view=article&aid=6159

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