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Sunday, July 22, 2012

YOU CASPER??

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Caspar Milquetoast was a wimpy cartoon character who apologized for living and considered himself inferior to everyone else.

Webster described Caspar Milquetoast as "the man who speaks softly and gets hit with a big stick".

Wikipedia says "When the term is used to describe a person, it typically indicates someone of an unusually meek, bland, soft or submissive nature, who is easily overlooked, written off, and who may also appear overly sensitive, timid, indecisive or cowardly."

Christians are admonished to be meek and at the same time be very bold.

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.

In order for this to be a reality in your life your "aura" must project your presence like Christ did. Though he was meek he was not subservient, though he was bold he wasn't dictatorial.

Saving us from sin was the most important thing Jesus came to do.  The next was to deliver us from fear of death.

Hebrews 2:14-15 We are people of flesh and blood. That is why Jesus became one of us. He died to destroy the devil, who had power over death. But he also died to rescue all of us who live each day in fear of dying.

Facing one's mortality can be fearful (Hebrews 9:27 inasmuch as it is appointed unto men once to die) - - but the question that is asked in; Job 14:14 If a man dies, shall he live again?

This has been answered by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:51-53  Behold, I tell you a mystery: We all shall not sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

Our temporal present condition is much like the temporal state of the unborn wherein they await the time for their existence to change to another form of living to another even so we are waiting for the next phase of life. For us to fear the process that ushers us into immortality is understandable but for the Christian it is out of place.

Revelations 12:10-11 And I heard a great voice in heaven, saying, Now is come the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, who accuseth them before our God day and night. And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life even unto death.

Rejecting the fear of death is an important step in every Christian's life for therein lies the "bold as a lion spirit."

Song; Death hath no terrors
Death hath no terrors for the blood bought one,
O glory hallelujah to the Lamb!
The boasted vict’ry of the grave is gone,
O glory hallelujah to the Lamb!
Refrain
We’ll rise some day just as our Savior rose,
O glory hallelujah to the Lamb!
Till then shall death be but a calm repose,
O glory hallelujah to the Lamb!

This post is Linked with Charlotte’s Spiritual Sundays
Also shared with Michelle’s Hear it on Sunday Use it on Monday

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