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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Trust Birth....partake of the first fruits

"Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. "
(2Timothy 2:1-15)

A husband must be the first to enjoy the fruits of his labor. A woman may labor but the first fruits belong to the husband, not to the doctor and not to the midwife. This can be applied to many things in life. Wives are to be helpers and givers towards their husbands.

If you have some time, listen to these testimonies of men and women who have experienced unassisted birth. Some of the speakers have a unique view of the scriptures and their spirituality may seem "off" concerning discernment of the truth [If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (1Jn 1:10)], but we who know scriptures are able to take what is good out of their testimony and filter it through scripture, it is possible to come to a solid foundation of our Lord and Saviour and how he brings us back to our creator as redeemer.
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