I see it everywhere! People in their best (spiritual) clothing using God speak, who are on their knees digging around in the dirt of their soul trying to clean it up! Yet as they do this – they are no different than the rest of the unbelieving world! There is this drive to fix the fallen flesh and make it cooperate. How is this so? As we read Paul’s words:: ”For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find.” Romans 7:18. For as we carry around flesh that is fallen the only thing we as believers are to do is crucify it and reckon it dead. Romans 6:11. How many books, seminars attended and applied therapies are participated in all under the heading Christian that are teaching and instructing the fixing up of our flesh. It is so rooted and ingrained in our Christian culture and to name them I would offend a great many. This is how far we have slipped – away from the truth of why Christ came. I daresay that these practices are expressing an unbelief to this and go further to say that are even insult to the cross of Christ! I believe we need to be seeing and learning that this life we are gifted to live, is not about us. Oh yes, we hear this and even say it – but to actually live it out is an entirely different thing! For it is about Jesus Christ, and Him crucified – so that we may live the life He has provided us, to serve our Lord and witness Him in power and deed. Gal 2:20, 1 Cor 2:20. How can we do this if we are too busy attending counseling sessions & programs or reading books and seeking in how to fix ourselves? Some would argue that I am being to cut and dry, too black and white and that there are many exceptions. I would say, yes I am, is not this true to what Jesus has described it to be? The narrow road Matt 7:13-14, that He is the ONLY way, truth and life John 14:6? Is this not the point? How many of us are living crucified lives? To look to and watch out for – ways to? Sound radical, or overboard? I hope so. For we must stop playing games and live what it is we say we believe and stop living changeless lives – that look no different from the world. His life depends upon this.
As well as from my other Blog; A Word From the Lord – New Life Means Death to Old