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THE CARNAL MIND IS ENMITY AGAINST GOD
Eric Aboadwe    [email]    ( Ghana ) 2017-07-22     Views : 60     Touched : 8
THE CANAL MIND IS ENMITY AGAINST GOD (Part 1)

Our reading is taken from the Pauline Epistle to the Romans Chapter 8:5-8 where it says:

“For those who live according to the FLESH set their MINDS on the things of the FLESH, but those who live according to the SPIRIT, the things of the SPIRIT. For to be CARNALLY MINDED is death, but to be SPIRITUALLY MINDED is life and peace. Because the CANAL MIND is ENMITY AGAINST GOD, and it is not SUBJECT to the Law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the FLESH cannot PLEASE God”

Here, when Paul mentions the “CARNAL MIND,” he is talking about the THOUGHTS of the FLESH. We must all know that nobody can live as a RIGHTEOUS person in the FLESH. This is because the life of the FLESH is a sinful life. And we must not measure SIN according the measure of a man which is based on “the ACTS of a person,” but we must measure SIN according to the measure of God which is based on “the NATURE of the person”

When God looks at all men in the FLESH, everybody is SINFUL before Him. And it is very important for us to know that, “the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the OUTWARD appearance, but the LORD looks at the HEART” (1 Samuel 16:7). The way God sees things is completely different from ours. Therefore unless we cast away our own standards of the FLESH, we will end up seeing things in the WRONG way as it happened to Samuel the Prophet.

After the FALL of MAN, human beings became corrupted with SIN both SPIRITUALLY and PHYSICALLY. As a result, God decreed an instant death sentence to the SPIRITUAL being of Man which is the soul and the spirit (Genesis 2:17), but He appointed a specific time period for the NATURAL MAN to die (Genesis 6:3; Psalm 90:10).

However, when a person believes in the gospel of God’s RIGHTEOUSNESS fulfilled by the baptism, the blood, and the resurrection of CHRIST, God “restores” his “soul” and “spirit” back to life. This is why when King David believed in JESUS as the “GOOD SHEPHERD” of His “soul,” he confessed, “He restores my soul” (Psalm 23:3).

But the FLESH which is the NATURAL MAN is never restored, but rather God has appointed a death sentence for him to die once and face judgment (Hebrews 9:27). And no matter how a person lives RIGHTEOUS in the FLESH, it can never revert or change this “death sentence” which God has decreed on the FLESH. But the question is WHY? This is because even the “blood” which God says is the life of the FLESH (Leviticus 17:11), is contaminated with SIN.

This is the reason why God does not see RIGHTEOUSNESS and SIN according to the ACTS of a Man, but rather according to his NATURE. Scientist has also confirmed that indeed it is the “blood” which gives life to the FLESH, and they have also established the fact that the heart is a muscular pump which pumps “blood” to all parts of the “BODY.”

Therefore as a human being, you must know that wherever blood is found in your “BODY,” there is SIN. And we are all aware that “blood” runs from our head to the toe. Therefore if blood runs through every part and every corner of your “BODY,” then you must know that your FLESH which is the NATURAL MAN, is a SINFUL BODY. Period!

If Christians are able to understand this, then they will GIVE UP on their own in establishing their own righteousness of the Law which are “filthy rags” before God. If a Christian wants to change the NATURE of his FLESH, then he must also do well to change the “blood” in his FLESH. This is because unless the “blood” is changed, you can NEVER be righteous no matter what your FLESH does.

We must also understand the fact that, the reason why we don’t love to SIN is because SIN affects other people and harm them as we were told yesterday from our Scripture reading from Job 35:6-8. But to think that you are RIGHTEOUS because your FLESH has ceased from committing of SINS is self-illusion and self-deception. Don’t forget that God told Samuel that He “does not see as man sees.”

So as a Christian, don’t think that if your FLESH obeys the Law, it means you are RIGHTEOUS. The truth of the matter is that, your FLESH cannot even obey all the written code of the Law which consist of The 10 Commandments and The 613 Articles. That’s why our Scripture reading says that your FLESH which is the NATURAL MAN, “is not SUBJECT to the Law of God, nor indeed can be.”

As a Christian, do you accept this or not? Do you want to challenge God? Can your FLESH be righteous like God? Can your FLESH run a competition with God? Submit yourself to God with all HUMILITY as a Christian, and “BRING your BODY into SUBJECTION” by accepting the fact that your righteousness is ZERO (0) before God. If you do this, then JESUS CHRIST our loving Saviour will give you HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS as a free gift (Romans 5:17).

If your Church does NOT teach you these things, then I can confirm to you from the Bible as God’s servant that it is the Temple of Jeroboam. In fact JESUS refer to such Temples as “synagogue of Satan” (Revelation 2:9). Therefore believe in the Truth, and share it among your church members including your pastor, so that you can SAVE yourself and your beloved ones from the condemnation of hell.

In the “Synagogue of Satan” all the church members are SINNERS, and JESUS said that such people belong to their father Devil, and they do the desires of their father who is “a murderer from the beginning.” He is a “murderer” because he wants to lead all mankind to hell by letting them remain SINNERS. This is why JESUS said hat Satan is the father of all SINNERS who are not born again of His water and the Spirit, and therefore they cannot enter the Kingdom of God (John 3:5).

The LORD also added that Satan the father of SINNERS “does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him.” Not only this, but JESUS said that “when he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for his is LIAR and the father of it” (John 8:44). This enemy of God and man called Satan, is the one who has deceived almost all Christians for them to think that JESUS could not wash away their SINS once and for all.

If you also believe like the way many Christians do, then you have registered yourself as a citizen of hell. This is very dangerous! You must know that your denominational doctrines cannot SAVE you. The Bible doesn't talk about denominations, but it talks about what JESUS has done to SAVE you from your SINS perfectly. So this is the time for all Christian to return to the TRUE GOSPEL of salvation of the BAPTISM and the BLOOD of JESUS.

You are BLESSED to know this TRUTH!

 

 
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