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Monday, July 13, 2015

The Carnally Minded Cannot See GOD

Have you ever searched for truth in the world or in yourself?  So did you find truth, in its purest form, in the world or in others?  What about searching for that perfect mate, friend or even career?  And when did it finally dawn on you that the world around you is an illusion and everything in it's set up to only look flawless and perfect?  If you're a decent or tenderhearted person, you'll search for truth like for hidden treasures.  Jesus said that GOD is a Spirit, meaning not flesh or material substance, and everyone that worships Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.  Jesus Christ is that Truth.  He is the Living WORD.  The Word, in written form, is the Holy Bible, and its GOD's Letter to You.

John 4:23-26  "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the FATHER in Spirit and in Truth: for the FATHER seeketh such to worship Him.  GOD is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.  The woman saith unto Him, I know that Messiah cometh, which is called CHRIST: when He is come, He will tell us all things.  Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee Am He."
John 14:6  "Jesus saith unto him [Thomas, the disciple], I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the FATHER, but by Me." 

John 14:7  "If ye had known Me, ye should have known My FATHER also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him."

The carnal mind cannot see GOD.  Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the WORD of GOD (Rom 10:17).  That faith comes from your spirit, the intellect of your soul, and you should love GOD with all of your heart, soul and mind (Matt  22:37).  Your heart was made to worship and what you decide to fill that void within it is up to you.  But if you seek Truth to fill the void inside your heart, you'll find that Jesus, the Living WORD, is the One piece, a perfect and everlasting peace, that completes the puzzle, and removes the confusion, in your life.

There was never meant to be a void in your heart, because the missing piece/peace is Truth and that Truth is Christ.  When Jesus Christ went to the cross, on Golgotha, and shed His blood, He paid the ransom for our sins.  He was punished in our place and died as the propitiation for our sins, making payment in full for one and all times.  Being made perfect, He became the Author of Eternal Salvation unto all that believe and obey Him.  The Spirit of Truth is the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.

John 14:17  "Even the Spirit of Truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you."

John 14:18-20  "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.  Yet a little while, and the world seeth Me no more; but ye see Me: because I live, ye shall live also.  At that day ye shall know that I am in My FATHER, and ye in Me, and I in you."

John 14:21  "He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My FATHER, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him."

John 14:22  "Judas saith unto Him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that Thou wilt manifest Thyself unto us, and not unto the world?"

John 14:23  "Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My FATHER will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him."

Once upon a time, Philip, of the twelve apostles, asked Jesus to show him and the disciples the FATHER.  Christ stated to them that if they've seen Him, they've seen the FATHER (Joh 14:9).  Why?  Because in the beginning was CHRIST, and CHRIST was with GOD, and CHRIST is GOD.  And Christ was made flesh and dwelt among us, the only begotten of the FATHER, full of grace and Truth (Joh 1:1-14).  Christ said "I and My FATHER are One" (Joh 10:30).

John 1:1  "In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with GOD, and the WORD was GOD."

John 1:14  "And the WORD was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the FATHER,) full of grace and Truth."

The spiritual man seeks Truth, but the carnal man and the world even denies Christ's existence.  This world system that we live in, this huge box of illusions, dogmas (of men) and ideas, is run by satan.  And you're trapped without Truth, without CHRIST, literally stuck in a box, or house, of bondage, slavery, sins and lies.  You want people to be truthful towards you.  You'd like to think that the news and the popular non-fiction books that you read are factual.

You'd like your husband, wife or friends to be totally honest with you.  Yet, you're not completely honest yourself, because you're a liar, too.  But if you don't have Truth, you'll never stand on solid ground (the Rock).  Having nothing solid to build a foundation on, you'll wind up chasing vanities like the rest of the world.  And in this big box, or global house, you're in, how many people are smiling, and I mean genuinely?  There are approximately six billion people in this world and the majority of them don't have a single friend that they can count on or trust.  What does that tell you about this world system that you live in?  You can fill your heart, your mind, your house with CHRIST or you can fill it with the ways of this world.  A city of righteousness, a city filled with CHRIST, the Living WORD, is set on a hill and cannot be hid.  It giveth Light unto all that are in the house.

Matthew 5:14  "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid." 

Matthew 5:15  "Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house."

Psalms 119:105  "Thy WORD is a lamp unto my feet, And a Light unto my path."

1 John 5:19  "And we know that we are of GOD, and the whole world lieth in the wicked one."

The carnal mind embraces the values, ideas and beliefs of the world.  It's the default setting, or "beast" mode, of the flesh man or woman, and has a strong inclination towards physical beauty, power, possessions as well as certain talents and abilities.  Carnal people are animals that walk upright on two legs.  They enjoy having handlers, primarily satan and his children, feed them lies and mindless entertainment, otherwise known as leavened bread and carnal circus.

Proverbs 14:12  "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."

Indoctrination serves to change the world into thinking and behaving in ways that are contrary to nature and GOD's laws.  This indoctrination is the leaven from the cup of devils and it intoxicates and hypnotizes foolish minds to revere the doctrines, traditions and systems of men.  When individuals turn to the precepts of men and putting worldly gain, comfort and riches before GOD, they become servants of the prince of the material world, satan.  An indoctrinated, carnal mind cannot please GOD.

Romans 8:5  "For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit."

Romans 8:6  "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is Life and Peace."

Romans 8:7  "Because the carnal mind is enmity against GOD: for it is not subject to the law of GOD, neither indeed can be."

Romans 8:8  "So then they that are in the flesh cannot please GOD."

Beast mode, or the carnal nature, seeks alphas, like social animals follow individuals with the highest rank.  Think of chimpanzees, wolves and dogs, for example.  Alphas males are just that... they're flesh men, nothing more.  The Alpha that you should be seeking is Jesus Christ, The Alpha and the Omega.

Revelation 1:8  "I Am The Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the ending saith the LORD GOD, Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come, the ALMIGHTY."

Superiority and rule over those considered lesser beings is the ideology of the devil.  Don't play into the lie because it's a one way ticket to hell.  From Christ's teachings, we understand that non-Christians, or heathens, have handlers or oppressors, yet they all wish to be alphas.  The heathens envy the emperors, kings, bosses or champions of their lands, to the point of reverance, pure brown-nosing or even treason.  The carnal mind leads a self-centered life that is focused on the ways of this world.  The carnal mind is enmity against GOD and goes in direct opposition of Christ's teachings.

Mark 10:42  "But Jesus called them to Him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them."

Mark 10:43  "But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:"

Mark 10:44  "And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all."

If you want to become the chiefest, then do the serving.  It starts with you leading by example and sharing the WORD.  A mother doesn't expect her baby to clean up after himself.  Her motherly instincts will take over and she'll serve and care well for her child.  Many people, including believers and non-believers, love and take care of their own.  Family members are important and many animals will also do the same for their little ones.  Christ is teaching you to take it up a notch, for even the heathen and wild beasts know how to love their own.  You step it up by loving thy neigbour as thyself.  In no way are you and your immediate family members superior to other people.  This is a mindset of the devil.  You don't look down on others because they're not wealthy, or because they come from a poorer neighborhood, or have less than you do.  Doing so is arrogancy and not Christianly or godly.  Unfortunately, way too many folks live in self-delusion.  They've allowed indoctrination, the leaven of satan and the kenites, to induce double-mindedness and hypocrisy in their minds.  They're the same worldly, carnal believers that will commit the great apostasy, by worshipping the false messiah, satan, thinking he is Christ.  Be a doer of the Word, not just a hearer, or risk hearing Christ say to you, "I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity" (Matt 7:21-24). 

Luke 6:32  "For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them."

Mark 12:29  "And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The LORD our GOD is one LORD:"

Mark 12:30  "And thou shalt love the LORD thy GOD with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment."

Mark 12:31  "And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these."

Christ came for the sinners, that's you and I, not for the self-righteous.  But the "sinners" in Luke 6, verse 32, refers to worldly, unsaved sinners.  Tough love or correction dealt in the right measure is also a form of love.  Jesus stated, "My mother and my brethren are these which hear the Word of GOD, and do it" (Luke 8:21).  How can someone in the carnal mindset be a doer of the Word?  The answer is simply that he cannot.  Repentance and filling up with the Word becomes a daily matter to us Christians.  Your physical body can go about a week without water.  How long do you think your spirit can go without nourishment from the Word and Living Water, Jesus Christ?

When you fall short and have a true change of heart, repent for your sins in Jesus Name.  Get back on track with our Heavenly FATHER and move forward in His WORD.  CHRIST forgives; it's the true beauty of CHRISTianity.  The fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance.  It's very easy to discern between the works of the Spirit and the works of the flesh.

Galatians 5:19-21  "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of GOD."

Galatians 5:22-23  "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

Galatians 5:24  "And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts."

Galatians 5:25  "If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit."

Galatians 5:26  "Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another."

Carnal lusts cause spiritual blindness and the corrupted mind will turn to fables and false doctrines, instead of the real WORD of GOD.  Christ also taught us to not judge by the outward appearance, to not be a respecter of persons or the systems of men, and to not become double-minded hypocrites.  He warned us of the leaven of the pharisees and we also learn, in the Book of Galatians, that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.  Friend, that leaven is comprised of indoctrination, including false doctrines and the traditions/systems of men.  The cup of devils is filled with indoctrination and a little indoctrination propagates through the carnal mind.

Mr baptist.