It is written, man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of His mouth Matt 4:4. How many rely on the bread of this world, to satisfy their spirit? They seek to be justified in the eyes of man, yet cry out to God for help and blessing. They follow after the lusts of their eyes and hearts and live to fulfill the pride of their lives and dare to get angry at God who would ‘allow such suffering’ in the world! 1 John 2:15-16. These are a people who live within two minds being double minded. They have a mind for God but they live for themselves. They are not moved by the Spirit but by their feelings and lusts. As they do, they move into darkness and see the darkness as light for they adjust to it. Matt 6:21-23. Their eye has become darkened and they do not see the evil that they surround themselves by. They do not realize the voices that they pay heed to are of the evil one 1 John 5:18-19. They do not crave to hear of the Spirit who will pierce their hearts and bring them to their knees – which is the place where all who are called by the name of the Lord readily goes (2 Cor 7:9-10) because they know nothing of repentance nor of a humble and contrite heart and even balk at those who walk this way before their God. They love the darkness and despise the light and will fight for rights that the world fights for John 3:18-20. They are slaves to the god of this world, and call themselves Christian Rom 6:16. They are empty and have a craving to be filled with Satan’s bread and detest the true manna that comes from the God, the creator of all things John 6:35-40. For these ones seek to grow in their flesh, to fill it with all that it cries for, while those who are true to God seek to cast off their flesh to deny its desires so they may be filled with more of the Spirit of Life Romans 6. They seek to move away from all that is of this world to separate themselves so they walk in the holiness of God 1 Peter 1:15-16.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:5-8
The love of sin is the root of ALL evil. What is Sin? Rebellion to God’s Word. Lawlessness. Living and doing against God as one who is His enemy. Living to gratify the flesh and for friendship with the world. Romans 8:6-8 James 4:4. Beware of your relationship that you have with sin. For to live in freedom is to be dead to sin so it will not have its former power over you. This is the work of grace that the Son gives all who are His and will follow after Him. You cannot practice in the deeds of sin, and love the Son at the same time. You will love one, and hate the other. Sin will always rule to win, in a life that would seek after other than God. Sin will always take over for the Spirit of God does not compete in such games men play. For He will have nothing to do with sin, except to assist to kill it in souls that desire to die to self and the world. He will not agree nor will He walk alongside anyone who chooses to walk in sin. Be not deceived, for God is not mocked! The very power of God that raised Christ our Lord from the dead gives us freedom over the power of sin, and is up to us to walk out from under sin, into His marvelous light. Do not love the darkness any longer and walk in the way of right! A narrow way indeed but where true Life can only be found. Make certain you are not on the broad path, where comfort and pleasures are sought for but no true peace will travel. For the true Peace will fill us with abundance and joy that no one on earth could ever give for it is everlasting. Make haste to leave the dark that you lovingly enjoy! Look at it for what it really is! Be no longer deceived by the love you have for this sin and turn and run from it into Jesus who is the Way, Truth & Life! John 14:6.