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Jah Is One
Under divine prophetic inspiration, the Old Testament prophet Hosea, makes an impassioned plea which went unheeded, he said that my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I, meaning God, will reject thee, that thou shall be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Here was God alerting His rebellious people, who under the Mosaic Law lived a life of consistent presumptuous errors.
The word “presumptuous” is the Hebrew word “zed” and means “Proud”; “Insolence” and “Impiety”.
In other words, the Priest of God to which Hosea was speaking, were being destroyed for lack of knowing God, for they have become arrogant, swellheaded, and insolent.
It was not unlike today, for the people under the New Testament are still being destroyed for lack of knowledge of God’s will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.
You see, God never told us to study to get rich but study to show thyself approved unto Him, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, a workman rightly dividing the word of truth.
But the New Testament believers just as those in the Old Testament have been tricked into believing that they are bigger than the God who made them.
And this is regardless of the fact, that the New Testament saints as been given “parameters”, for God in his great love, placed His laws into their hearts, in order that they might not sin against him.
The New Testament believers have become the sons, having been regenerated and a renewing of the Holy Spirit, therefore, for a true son of God to sin would be likened to an “accident” of which God said that if we confess our errors, that He is faithful to forgive and cleanse us from our unrighteousness.
But there are those who, “Presumptuously Sin”, even though they bear the name of children of God.
Why is that so?
The answer is simple; they continually fellowship with the world more than they do with the one who loves them with a perfect love, and so the “kingdom of Carnality” has taken control of their lives.
Carnality says, I will do what pleases me, it’s my life and I am living it the way I please. Carnality doesn't adjust to the romantic callings of a holy God.
And as you know, any God that loves absolutely will never bogart his way against a persons will, He is a gentleman and He will give you the same respect as he desires from you.
But the word of God tells us in Romans 8:7,
That “the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Zoom in on this word “Enmity” because it is a strong word.
It was used 1st in Genesis 3:15 of the six times we see it in the KJV. We hear God as He 1st preached the Gospel and said that He would put “enmity” between satan (serpent) and the woman, and between satan’s seed and her seed.
He said the woman’s seed (Jesus) shall bruise thy head, and thou (satan) shall bruise his heel.
Now we know that the man is the one that give the seed and not the woman, so God was giving satan a mystery to solve and by the time it came to reality in the New Testament, it was too late for him to stop it.
So what does that say about the carnal mind?
It is saying that the carnal mind is being controlled by the devil and his associates and woe be to the believer who finds himself so entwined.
Now doing your own thing sometimes becomes 2nd nature but we must remember that as a believer we have only one nature and not two, so be careful that you do not allow carne or flesh to override your spirit man.
The world likes for you to believe that you have two natures but ask your self, How many natures was our Lord Jesus permitted to have?
And how could he possibly have two natures when he was the living word?