The Natural Man vs The Spiritual Man


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The Word of God tells us that we have two kinds of people in this world. The “natural or “psychikos,” or the spiritual man/woman(pnueumatikos)which is the person which has been regenerated by the power of the Holy Spirit and lives by the Spirit of God.

We also know that the Bible refers to the world and everything in it under Satans control. He is called the “god of this world.” The Christian is to overcome by the power of the Holy spirit by denying the temptations of this world and wage war against this world and thereby yielding ourselves to the voice of the Holy Spirit and His call to become sanctified.

I have always had experiences in my life that I would call, ‘different.’ I would not even share some of these things, as I know that most people could not even relate to these things as they are of a natural mind. The Lord spoke of these people as “natural men and said “that this is  foolishness to men who do not have the Spirit of God.”

I observe things on a daily basis and take note of these things as I ponder them, and I jot them down. I have always kept a journal and wondered why most people do not notice the details that I notice, yet, I know when I read the word of God, it is because, as Paul says, only some observe as they are growing in faith.Throughout the book of  Revelation the Lord speaks, “Let the one  that has an ear, hear what the Spirit is speaking.” And also “There will come a time when my people will worship me in Spirit and in truth.”

I love this scripture. This indicates that the more the natural man lets go of the things of this world and all of its trappings, the more he will experience God.

The Lord seemed to show us this in His own example as He went off all alone and He also fasted from everything. This was when Satan came to him in the desert and the first temptation was of course…food. The natural mans prime need. How many natural men would fail that test? But to know that God has a mission for us. A reason and a much higher calling, than feeding our bodies. Or to accomplish that business deal. Yes, this the very highest calling of all. Our eternal goal that He has in store for us. Our spiritual race that we are running. And it is the marathon.

Now, I have a Concordance that I study. And every person should study, “to show themselves approved of God.”

I have a New International  Full Life Study Bible, because I love the articles in this bible. I quote most of them and cannot live without this. It has helped me with most of my studies.

When people state that the bible was written by men, I laugh. Then they have never read the bible. The bible was written by men, of course, “as inspired, by the Holy Spirit.” When the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered they were the complete works of Isaiah in entirety and as I’ve seen many times the archaeological records to prove the historical accuracy of the bible is enough but for someone that doesn’t have faith,there can never be enough proof, yet for someone that does have faith,proof  is not necessary.

If you say you believe in God, then you must believe that He is powerful enough to be the perfect editor of His own words to  His creation.

According to scripture, all government, education, business, etc. are ruled by the the the natural ruling spirits of this world and are opposed to the Spirit of God. They have a different belief system as we know from our understanding from God’s word.The Lord tells us plainly “not to cast our pearls before swine to be trampled underfoot.” I am inclined, at times to share some of my observations from the Spirit, and am reminded, that this is going to be perceived as foolish, this is why He tells us this.

This is why we pray, “His kingdom come, His will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” He wants every mans eyes to be opened.

This is my prayer and I pray that the “natural man” also turns and becomes part of the final harvest as well.

Bible Thieves???


Love the Word of the Lord

Love the Word of the Lord

Well, it looks as though someone rummaged through my car and stole my bible. Yes, that’s right. They must think I have some secrets locked up inside of that magic book. Well, don’t we all? The Lord told us this book is His word and it’s mysteries are unlocked to all believers. Oh, that we should all love his word. My only regret is that I had a sweet envelope from my father inside my bible and some notes. It was also inscribed to me.

Of course a bible is a personal thing. What does the person think I know that they don’t? First of all you need to have one thing to unlock the mysteries of the Bible. The Holy Spirit. He is the one that gives us the understanding of the Word, because He is the breath of God. He authored the Word.

How do you hope to understand what comes from the spirit of God without the Spirit of God living in you? Do you think I’m some kind of a spy or something? Just because I have knowledge of things in advance or dreams that can be interpreted? Anyone that is a true follower of the Lord, knows that these things come from God, and the closer to His return, the more frequent we shall see these things happen. We must learn to rely on His spirit. Look at Acts2 during Pentecost in the New Testament. We have just completed Pentecost for this season as well.. (Acts2:17)In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams, Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days and they will prophesy,

I will show wonders in the heaven above, and things on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke,

The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.

And everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.

Because I tell you a darkness is coming, you wonder??? The Lord has told us. He told us also, it wil be the Time of Jacob’s troubles.

Now when he resurrected, he told the disciples that unless he sent to them the gift, from the Father, of the Holy Spirit, they would not have the full power of God. The power to become witnesses. (Dunamis) This is the completion of Christs work on the cross. This is also when “their minds were illuminated to the word.” The author living in them, bearing witness to the words written. This is why some people can read the bible from cover to cover and never get, the revelation knowledge from it. It is the rhema, (faith and life given word).

It’s also referred to in the Word as “living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword.” (Hebrews4:12) Why, is it different than any other published book? This is the reason. It applies yesterday, today and in the future. As I have said many times, it is a loop of history and the Lord has written everything in specific detail to help us, if man would only study it.

I watched a special on television last night about Freemasons, and thought how man wants to find any other way, but Gods way. Adding and subtracting from His word, just to elevate himself to some high position. When I saw the practices behind closed doors, besides being occult in nature, I could only describe it in a word, Stupid.And to think that many of these practices could have been used to govern in high offices is reprehensible, however, it doesn’t surprise me. We have always seen the influence of darkness since the beginning. God does not operate in darkness, but the light of truth.

God had always kept it simple. He said the world was formed round, long before man decided to listen and kept believing they’d sail off the edge of the earth. We keep trying our own way, and He keeps trying to bring us back. This is why He came for us. When you read Isaiah 53, the prophet speaking of the Lord, says in verse 6, We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

So, here I am wondering, why someone is stealing my bible, as if they are going to find out something that they can’t find in any other bible. It’s almost amusing. I am going to give you a shoutout. You don’t need any special decoding technology for my dreams or my bible. You don’t need to track me with tracking devices or phone calls, etc.

However, if you do want to know what I know, and understand how the Lord speaks, you must have that intimate relationship with Him that I have. That only comes through repentance.(You might want to start with that bible theft) haha! Just kidding. If you give your life to the Lord in the process, I will forgive you. At any rate, then you must ask the Lord to become your Lord and Savior, that means giving up control. That’s the tough part for most people. Especially arrogant men, that believe they are in control. However, even these men will be brought to the place of humility..

It is the only way to the Lord and to know Him. Look at Nicodemus, the teacher of the Law. He decided to sneak behind everyone’s backs to go and see the Lord and ask that question, “How can I enter the kingdom of God?” Obviously, he knew the Lord was no ordinary man.

The Lord very simply told him, “you must be born again.” Nicodemus thought he was talking about the flesh and couldn’t understand this. This is when the Lord pointed out that “flesh gives birth to flesh, but the spirit gives birth to the spirit.”(John3″1-16)

So now, you know all of my secrets. They can be yours too. They are for anyone that turns His heart to the Lord. He made Himself available to all men. A living sacrifice.

Now, when I share the other dream the Lord gave me after this post, what are you going to steal? My pillows?

If you do give your life to the Lord, please do me a favor and return my bible or at least the envelope from my father. It was so sweet, as you can see, he actually wrote a note to the mailman on the outside which I thought quite humorous and everything from my father is priceless.

Anyway, we know from scripture that the Lord refers to Satan as “the god of this world, who blinds the unbelievers minds to the truth.” We know that he only has a certain amount of time to create chaos in this world and he doesn’t even know when that time will come to a close, so I’d imagine he uses many agents to try and find out how the whole thing will play out. We also know that it’s impossible for him to ever know because there will be no Holy Spirit giving him any interpretation, so he has to rely on spying and mans technology. He is also referred to as “the prince of the power of the air.” Ephesians 2:2) He likes to use surveillance. (satellites) This is his forte. Covert, hidden, darkness.

But remember who you are in Christ, “greater is He that is in me, than the one who is in the world.”(1John4:4)

The Man in the Mirror


Throw off everything that hinders you!

Throw off everything that hinders you!

I just heard of a famous man that had been a respected man with great accomplishments in his career, yet when he died, his whole life was marked by the last moments on this earth.

I loved watching his movies and his soft spoken voice. He seemed to personify the character that most people want in a hero. Yet the media picked up the ugly details of his demise and exposed it for all the public.

As much as his own family and friends wanted to cover this up and I’m sure their pain is tremendous, it is too late. Once it is exposed, there’s no stopping it.

The Lord tells us, “fall on the Rock and be broken, lest the Rock fall on us and break us to pieces.” He wants us to repent and be broken or it will happen anyway. The latter causes pain for everyone involved.

The darkness can stay covered for  only so long. “Be sure to know your sin will find you out.” Our sin hurts everyone. It is selfish.

Now, I’m quite sure that this is not the legacy that this man would have chosen for himself and would have longed for the freedom that Christ could have offered, had he only known that Truth is the way out. He could have finished the race a winner.

I was speaking with a man about this and said, “it is not who you are in the public eye. You can take people to church with you and lead very public ministries. You can pastor the largest church in the country. But the man that you are when no one is looking, is the one that the Lord is going to deal with. If you are not the same man that you are in the mirror, then be sure that He is the one that will expose the truth for the whole world to see. He may delay this for your own benefit, so that you find repentance, however, if you do not, God will not be mocked. God does not care about your “good works.” He cares about the condition of your soul.

Look what James says, “Get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word that has been planted in you which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word and deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, bot doing it, he will be blessed in what he does. (James1:22-25)

Do you think it’s difficult to be the same man when you are in front of people and in private? Then it is because you haven’t been looking into the perfect law,enough. It is searching the scriptures, which is able to make you wise. Remember, the “fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” The reason that we have a country on the brink of ruin, is that there has been no fear of God.

Finish the race with integrity and wisdom that can only come from God. If you are to run the race you must, “cast off everything that hinders you” and this can only be done through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

I am saddened every time I hear of a person that has lived a life full of accomplishments and ended it in such a sad way. It is as if they collapsed right before the finish line.

The words that I want as my legacy are these, “I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day- and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. Remember also he tells us that wait, “no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind conceived, what I have for those that love me.” Of course we cannot comprehend this. We have a human, finite mind, and His is infinite. For His promises, I hold on, because He is the only one that keeps His promises. He will deliver us when the final race is over.

The Dream A Family Held Captive (Part Four)


“But the door opens enough to trigger the same alarm. but this time they both escape, the entire large family is released! set free! restored to joy at the time the last brother is released from prison.” As I stated in earlier posts-alarms indicate the fear of being caught. It is only truth that sets us free from prison. Prison is always the prison of lies, deception, greed, corruption.

The word of God tells us that “Satan blinds the unbelievers minds so that they cannot see the the truth.” I just found out that a young boy took his own life this past week. He was so overwhelmed with his circumstances and he could see no other way out. He believed the lies that what had happened in his life was so bad, that this was the only answer.

How many times this lie has made people run in fear, instead of just confronting the enemy in righteousness and boldness and saying “hey, I’ve had enough! Yes, I’ve screwed up, but we all have! “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” This is why Christ died for us, because we could not be perfect.

“the door opens enough to trigger the same alrm, but this time they both escape, the entire large family is released! set free! restored to joy! at the same time the last brother is released from prison.” This would indicate a certain timing involved with this whole process and I’m not sure if there is a natural prison or spiritual prison in the process. Sometimes the Lord uses both to bring us to our knees. If a mans heart is so hardened that he refuses to turn to the Lord and turn from his wicked ways, the Lord may use harsh circumstances to bring about His plans for redemption. In the end it is always our own will to choose.

The ‘large family’ would seem to indicate a much larger family than just my own. As I stated in my earlier post. The two brothers are not biological brothers, but brothers in crime as the whole family would be a family such as a corporate family. One that has been infiltrated by this corruption.

Both of these brothers are both terrified of what they do not yet understand and they are running from the very freedom that God has waiting for them right around the corner. The enemy of mans souls has always waged war against Gods creation, from the very beginning in the Garden of Eden, putting fear and doubt into men and trying to distract them from the purposes of Gods plans for the real greatness and calling of God in a mans life.

We've all nailed the Lord to the cross

We've all nailed the Lord to the cross