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There Is a War Going On, its Between the Flesh and the Spirit… Who’s Going to Win!?! (8/23/2016, Message#49)
Which Report Will You Believe?
This is Why The Battlefield is Between the Ears, in the Mind!?
Yes that’s right; the battlefield is in your mind and just like it is stated within the Armor of God! This is why the Helmet of Salvation is important in helping to protect this area, because there is a War Going On!! Even the Bible (Book of Instruction Before Leaving Earth) says this, “for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12).” This is a very fierce battle in the spirit, you may not be able to see it and at times you may be able to feel it or sense it. When you feel happy, you feel good and things seem to be going well. On the flipside when you feel down or depressed, things are not going so well.
Whether you are happy, crappy, mad or sad, these emotions come from the state of which your mind is in at that time. For those who know the Lord Jesus, we know what tools we have and can use to fend off the sources of these unwanted emotions and thoughts. For those who don’t know the Lord Jesus, the “World” will offer you pills, medicine, drugs and so-called medical treatments. Things which often make matter worse and your mind more susceptible to the same influences of the world or the same voice the “World” as a whole, listens to.
Wow, are we already beginning to see the battle lines being drawn? The establishment of these battle lines are not new, they have always been here, and people seem to no longer care about them. So where do we go from here or is there some more exploration needed to take place first? If we have established the Battle Lines if you will, which side do we choose, if there are sides and we can choose? Oh yes there are sides, one which leads to Peace, Joy and Love; the other to destruction.
The Battlefield Is Not Where You Think!!
Where The Battle is Fought!
There Are Battle Lines, So Who’s Side is Who?
We have all heard about Good versus evil, I don’t think people really grasp the true meaning here. The Truth is this, the Lord Jesus versus the devil (Lucifer, Satan) and his demons (the Fallen Angels). Now is the time to face the facts, to serve one master is to serve the flesh and the desires of the flesh, the other master is to serve that which is higher, the spirit and the things of the spirit. Things like the Armor of God, Faith, Love and True Peace; these are things the “World” can’t give anyone, it simply doesn’t have them!! So Where Are the Battle Lines?
Just like there are only two destinations in Eternity, there are only two sides you can choose. If you choose the World, the things of it, the Flesh and the things of it, you are serving the devil and his kingdom, this “World.” If you are living in the Spirit, seeking the Will of Father God, Praying, Fasting, Meditating on the Word of God (the Bible), Denying Self, Living for the Lord Jesus, then you are Not of This World! These are the two sides in this Life, just like the two destinations in Eternity. The “World” of the Flesh or the Spirit in the Lord Jesus, these are the only two options, there aren’t any others.
The difference is very clear, to choose the path of the Spirit, the Bible says: “straight and narrow is the path.” To choose the flesh or the world, the Bible says: “broad and wide is the path to destruction.” The path to the Lord Jesus is Straight and Narrow, which means there is but One Way and the Lord Jesus is the Only Way!! The path of the flesh is broad and wide, and there are many ways to make it to destruction or into Hell!!! This is Why Humanity Needs Jesus; He is an Expert in Pulling People Out of the Fire!! The question is, Will You Let Him or Not?
Satan Wants to Consume You and Your Mind!
To Be Carnal Minded is On The Side of the Flesh!?!
To have a Carnal mind is to do the will of the flesh or to satisfy the desires of the flesh. Uh, I don’t think I like where you are going here? If you can murder someone, this is a desire of the flesh. If you can rape someone, this is a desire of the flesh. If you can steal or take something that doesn’t belong to you, this is a desire of the flesh. Anything which is vile, evil or unnatural, these are all desires of the flesh. Even telling lies, gossip, entertaining darkness, being attracted to the same sex, changing your God Given Natural Born Identity, anything which goes against what Father God Jehovah has established, these are all works of the flesh!! To do them, live in them are make them you desires, this is a Carnal Mind!! Within Do I Have A Reprobate Mind, it talks about reaching a point where Father God simply just gives up on people. Now you know why He does.
When People become too wrapped up in self or the flesh, they can no longer see what is up or down, they can no longer distinguish between the two. All the “World” is going to offer them is more drugs, pills and medical treatments. It doesn’t have the answer and if you have reached the point where even Father God has given up on you, being a reprobate mind, there is nothing anyone can do. Their fate is sealed and their path is headed straight for destruction. To be carnal minded is to be wrapped in this world of sin, darkness and evil, vile affections. This is why the world is and feels so dark and even the Bible foretold why. “What was once good shall become evil and what once evil shall be considered good.” This should completely represent the days we are living in! Take a very Good Look at the World and You Will See!! It’s Just As The Bible Says!
Jesus is Lord!
To Think on the Lord Jesus and the Kingdom of Heaven, is to Be of the Spirit?
Father God Elohim (I Am That I Am), Adonai (Lord), El Shaddai (God Almighty) is a Spirit and the Kingdom of Heaven is Real in the Spirit, therefore we must be in the spirit to receive that which is of the spirit. God the Son Jesus Christ is the only way we can receive the gifts of the Spirit, there is no other way! To be in this world, worldly or of the flesh, there is no way to enter Heaven, for it is of the Spirit! Why Faith Is So Important, without faith, it is impossible to please Father God, enter into His Kingdom or experience any of His Promises and Blessings! This is why "We" Walk By Faith, Not By Sight.
When we come to the Lord Jesus, we are saved by faith and by grace. This begins our path to Heaven, the “Straight and Narrow Path” mentioned earlier. When we read the Bible, spent time in the Lord God’s Word, we are walking in the spirit through our faith in the Lord Jesus! Not only is this done through our faith in the Lord Jesus, but also through our Love for the Lord Jesus! We Love Him for what He has done for Us, We just want to spend time with Him and be pleasing unto Him! Faith in the Lord Jesus, receiving All of His Promises and Blessings, is walking in the Spirit. That means, we deny self, the world of the flesh and the things of it. Just like the Bible says: “crucify your flesh daily.” “Pick up your cross and follow Me.”
The devil doesn’t like it when we get back up, nor does he like it when we remain in Jesus Name. The devil and his demons can’t stand the Power, Authority and Blood of the Lord Jesus. This is Why Humanity Needs Jesus, to be Taking Authority in Jesus Christ and put on the Full Armor of God each Day!! Plus We Can’t Forget, Pulling People Out of the Fire! This is Walking in the Spirit.
Our Guide, the Holy Spirit.
There Are Only 2 Options!?!
Which Side Do I Choose?
There are some basic things that you must consider, do you want to be free or remain under control? No matter what you may try, these are the only two options, just like there is a Heaven and a Hell, the Lord Jesus and the devil, this all boils down to who you love and who you dread. If you Love the Lord Jesus, then you will Dread the devil and his demons. This is hard to say but I must, if you love the devil, then you dread the Lord Jesus. This is why the Bible clearly states: “one can’t serve two masters at the same time, either you will love the one or despise the other.” Based on this biblical statement, being Lukewarm is impossible! Uh What? Being Lukewarm is half on the things of the Lord Jesus and half on the things of this world. I am no expert, it sounds like to me being Lukewarm is trying to serve two masters and the Bible already address this Bible fact. I am just saying, don’t get mad at me, be mad at The Truth not being in you!
There are only two options or sides, the Lord Jesus or the father of lies, the devil (Lucifer, Satan) and his demons. Either you will Love the Lord Jesus and hate the devil and his kingdom. Or you will love the devil and his kingdom and hate the Lord Jesus, there is no in between nor are there any other options. It all boils down to whose side will you chose? Who will you Love and who will you hate? The Choice Is Yours To Make. This is your Lord God Given Free Will and you can Freely Choose who you will serve, make the master of your life and do with it as you please. Always remember, there are consequences with each and every choice you make. These consequences are the ones that will follow your decision, whether now or later.
This Is Your Lord God Given Power, Use It Wisely!!
The Choice is Mine to Make?!
Yes, Father God Adonai (Lord) gave All Humanity Free Will, we can simply choose who we serve. If we choose Him, we will be able to experience His Blessings and Promises. To receive all of these Blessing and Promises, we must acknowledge the Lord Jesus. We choose by faith to accept the Lord Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior. We make Him the ruler of our lives, we seek His Will in our lives and we live for Him daily. This we do because we want Him and we want His Blessings and Promises! We do this by faith and by our choice or Free Will.
Or we can choose not to do these things, again this is our Lord God Given Free Will. Since we are born into sin, by default we already belong to Lucifer, Satan, the devil, his demons and his kingdom. As it has been explained before, in the Bible and several of my HubPages, when Adam and Even sinned against Father God, sin entered the world through them. Since the devil tempted them, stole some of their Lord God Given Dominion of the Earthly Realm, the devil became the ruler of this Realm. This is why by default, every single human being is born into the sin of Adam and Eve; by default leads to destruction. As the Bible says: “the wages of sin is death.”
Sure you can make the choice to remain in sin, live in sin and be immersed in sin. This doesn’t stop the fact that All Can Call Upon the Name of Jesus!! Yes you, even you can come to know the goodness of the Lord Jesus. The issues is you first need to realize you are in darkness, this is living in sin. The world of the flesh is the world of the carnal mind and the things of it. To Be in Sin is to be Immersed in This World..., Let It Go and How Does This World “Feel” to You?
Where True Peace, Love, Happiness and Joy Can Be Found!!
The Lord Jesus Is Our Focus!
To Enter Into the Spirit Realm of Peace, Love and Joy, the Lord Jesus is Your Answer!!
Everyone from every religion, every walks of life, background and even lifestyles, all want to make Heaven their Eternal Home. Even though the Bible plainly states: “All Can Call Upon the Name of Jesus!” They still refuse and love the default choice of making Hell their Eternal Home instead. Or they say, “I Am Just Too B-U-S-Y to serve King Jesus and His way is Hard! The Bible says it, the Lord Jesus states this and Even Father God Jehovah has said it, “there is but One Way to Enter into Heaven.” Just like there is One God, there is One Way and the Lord Jesus is the Only One Way! If you truly want to make Heaven your Home, experience all of the Splendor and Wonder that is Heaven, You Need to Know the Lord Jesus! There is No Other Way!!
To acknowledge what the Lord Jesus has done for you, just let Him know and pray with me. Father, I know my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life towards you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
If you have prayed this pray, made the choice to meet Jesus by your faith. The Lord Jesus has just written your name into the Lamb’s Book of Life and you will be able to make Heaven Your Eternal Home! Deep down, this is the goal of the entire world and so many from diverse backgrounds. King Jesus is still the answer and the Only Way.
You Can't Stop It, The Truth Will Be Told!
Whether You Like It or Not, Let the Truth Be Told!!
The Bible is the Truth, the Word of God and the Sword of the Spirit, as mentioned in the Armor of God. Whether You Know It or Not, This is Elohim’s Story and Father God El Shaddai is In Control! He doesn’t need anyone to help Him or tell Him what to do, Father God Elohim (I Am That I Am), Adonai (Lord), El Shaddai (God Almighty) Knows All!! The one thing we can count on with the Lord God, what He says will happen, will happen just as He said. Father God is someone we can trust, lean on, and cast all of our care and concern upon! The Lord Jesus is Good and More Than Worthy of Our Praise, Worship and Honor! There is none in All of Heaven and Earth like the Lord Jesus, and I Mean None!!!
What is very sad, are those who can’t see this, know about this and don’t even care to know about the Goodness of Father God. They actually think their father and lord is the devil and serve him with all of their heart. What they don’t realize, the devil and his demons don’t care about them and he is using them to complete or service his will. Let me break this down, sure the devil and his demons may give you power, this comes at a great cost. You are now nothing more than a piece of toilet paper, which the devil and all of his demons use to wipe their backsides with over and over; again and again. These familiar spirits, they are also demons, those voices which seem to know things from times past or from “relatives” of old, all are still demons!
I share all of this so you will not be fooled and you can know the truth. This is done in Love and with the Love of the Lord Jesus, because He truly cares for All Humanity; not just a small number. King Jesus Cares for and Loves every single Human Being that Lived, is Living and Will Ever Live!!
The Battle Is On An Individual Basis!
So Who’s Going to Win!?
Simply because we can choose which side we can serve and even if we decide to serve the Lord Jesus. This doesn’t mean stumbling blocks will not come along, they will and still are. The main thing is that you don’t stay down; you get back up, dust yourself off, and get back onto that Straight and Narrow Path!! The devil doesn’t like it when we get back up, nor does he like it when we remain in Jesus Name. The Lord Jesus came to set the Captive Free, before He came, we were held captive. In Bondage to sin, its power and its burden. The Lord Jesus Died to Free Us from this bondage, its power and its burden. When we come to the Lord Jesus and accept Him as Lord and Savior of our lives, we have been set free and can have Life Abundantly just as He Promises!
Or we can remain in sin, try to save ourselves from sin, only to be destroyed by sin. The devil and his demons loves to torment, torture and twist the Word of God. The devil and his demons come to steal, kill and destroy, they want nothing more than to take as many human lives as they can. The way they see it, if we have to spend Eternity in Hell, we might as well take as many Human Souls that we can! “We need some play things for our entertainment, Eternity is a very long time!” Do you really want to be one of their “Play Things?” The Devices of the Enemy are not so nice in Hell!! They are very different from the devices he uses here on Earth or in this World now and Pulling People Out of the Fire Showcases some of the tools that Are Used!!
The Choice Is Yours to Make, you choose which side you will serve and which consequences, Eternal Peace, Love and Joy or Gnashing of Teeth, No Rest and in Utter Darkness?