For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
The life of the Spirit is life and peace. The difference is whether you believe.
Living as the world lives, or as any false cult or religion, is always death. It can only rely upon the basic principles and elementary principles of this world. But the life of the Spirit of Christ transcends all the natural.
There is no natural law, no elementary principle, nor anything else of the created order to which a believer, ultimately, is subjected to. Not even death.
So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.
The mind is of the flesh, and is no more capable of producing the righteousness of God than anything else. All of the Gospel is supernatural, from it’s birth, to it’s resurrection. What man could not do, either through the law or otherwise, in his weakened state of the flesh, God has done. Any notion of Gospel thoughts that does not entirely depend upon the Lord, from inspiration and revelation, to the walking out of it in the streets and the paths of men has no more possibility of producing an Eternal result than would planting a seed from one type of tree with the expectation of producing another.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the spirit is spirit (John 3:6). It is only the anointing that breaks the yoke (Isaiah 10:27). The end sum of the matter, when we are desiring to see the change in the Earth for the sake of His Kingdom, is if the miracle does not come the way we wanted, it is simply because of our own faith (Mark 11:23). While God, who is rich in mercy, knows all along when something truly is too much for us, and sends us by another way (Exodus 13:17). He will often take us a longer way, simply to teach us how to walk by faith, so that once we reach our Jordan, and our promised land, that we are fully prepared in faith and His Spirit to take the land before us.
Who is blind but My servant, or so deaf as My messenger whom I send?
Who is so blind as he that is at peace with Me, Or so blind as the servant of the LORD?
When all around fades, and the only thing left is Him. When all background noises, and all distractions are stripped away, and you are only His flame (Psalm 104:4). When you see nothing but His purpose, and hear nothing but His voice.
There are many ways to move in the Kingdom’s power, but Jesus didn’t just come with a few simple nuggets, a few quick keys that might improve your ability to flow in the Spirit. His teaching wasn’t “pointers” for ministry, it was a yoke (Matthew 11:30).
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