The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
Man, the carnal man, lives in darkness. All mankind has turned aside from the truth, the true light, and has gone to corruption. There is nothing wholesome about man, and nothing good in what he can do. Ever.
The Spiritual Man, however, as Paul described, has died to it. He has died to himself, to the world with all its desires, and has died to himself. The case is so edged that Paul states that he is crucified to the world and the world is crucified to himself (Galatians 6:14).
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But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
The freedom from this life is the freedom from all of its desires, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. Yet, this is not asceticism, or the simply turning away from the things of the world, as if to nothing, but it is turning to a greater thing, a thing of true worth, and a thing of lasting enjoyment.
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For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
The ground floor of the church building is the life of the Spirit, that is, being led by Him.
There is no other life, no other functional place of ministry than to be spiritually minded, and any ministry that occurs outside of that will only reproduce after its own kind. Any other form of church is a hollow, man-made shell, with no lasting fruit nor legacy.
Jesus came and demonstrated the first spirit-led life. He was cut off from this Earth through the waters of baptism, lived apart and separated in the Spirit realm of the Holy Ghost, and only after His death was he granted brothers.
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And after the sixty and two weeks, cut off is Messiah, and the city and the holy place are not his, the Leader who hath come doth destroy the people; and its end is with a flood, and till the end is war, determined are desolations.
Daniel 9:27 YLT
We are cut off from this world, and we have nothing in it (Galatians 6:14). In baptism, Jesus was cut off from this world. While He lived among those of the flesh, and He was perfectly sinless before and after, from the outpouring of the Spirit upon Him, He no longer interacted with the world in the same way.
We too, through baptism into Christ, are baptized into His life and His resurrection, and are cut off from this world and everything in it. It is a spiritual circumcision in Christ, of the heart, and not of the flesh, but leaves us, not orphans alone in a world with nothing else, but with the greatest treasure, even greater than the whole universe and all of the heavens combined, the great Holy Spirit, God Himself, dwelling in us bodily.
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Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.
What a far distance from this Scriptures so many people live today! Not that this isn’t done, but that there are so few that can do it, or seem to, at the very least! It happens for sure, but we could be further along.
Consider this. If someone who is caught in a trespass, the one who is spiritual should restore the other in gentleness. That is, the person who is not caught in sin should restore the person who is. While it is obvious that a person here is caught in a trespass, let us not miss the obvious that there is someone in this picture who isn’t!
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The church must change. And, by this, I do not mean the way many people mean that it must change. The church must go back to her roots, back to her source, and back to her faith!
The church is no longer what she once was even a decade ago. She is filled with the sins of the world, and carried along by every wind of doctrine that comes along, good or ill.
Not all churches are bad, but many are struggling under the load of the filth of this world, simply because of it being brought into the church.
One thing I have asked of the LORD, this one thing I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
that I may gaze upon His beauty,
and inquire of Him in His temple.
The House of the Lord is my home; I have none other.
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