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Overcoming the beast nature
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Overcoming the beast nature
The nature of the beast or the Adamic nature was passed down from Adam to all of mankind except the one who was born of a virgin that is the Son of man who did not have an earthly father.
So many pastors, deacons, evangelist, and bishops fall because of that Adamic nature they were born with. Why is that? Mainly because the word never got rooted enough to crucify that sinful nature; The sin that’s in the heart was there before the foundation of the world, it is dormant until temptations or trials come and therefore activates it and it manifests itself as transgression. Satan is already at work in the heart, but he can’t do any more than what you or the Lord allows him. No one is exempt from temptations, the trials in life will cause the iniquity within to come out and manifest its deeds. God saw it in us before he made us; he saw beforehand what’s in all of us, and what he needs to do to get it to come out. This job is reserve for the devil, the tempter to test us and disturb the sin nature that is the beast nature. The beast is in our nature; Adam is the blame for us having that nature to sin. Satan knew that if he could deceive the woman first and she in return would seduce the man; he would get into the human race and breed a race of his nature. Adam’s perfect nature was changed into an imperfect sinful beast nature. Satan has gained access into man; however Jesus came that the Prince of this world be cast out of man.
St. John 12:31
31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
The woman was deceived.
I John 3:8
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
What this is telling us is that when we commit sin we are acting out of our beast nature, do to what? To commit sin, Sin is of the devil, and the devil commited sin in the beginning, this is the beginning of the nature of sin which was passed on to Adam from his fall. Jesus came to destroy the works of the sin nature through his blood sacrifice.
When Satan entered man so did his sinful beast nature, as a result, the human race have begun acting out of this nature. The beast is in us, it is our nature to sin, so we act out of what is already in our nature that is to constantly sin and disobey God. The Jews who in the beginning had the law and the commandments, their nature was changed through their bloodline, the bloodline of those who lived according to the righteousness of the law.
I timothy 2:14-15
14 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
15 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
Although the women are considered the weaker vessel, however, they are able to obey God more than men in the body of Christ. How many women servants have we seen fall due to the beast nature? The Christian man has more of the beast nature than the Christian woman does.
Adam was first formed and given the knowledge and dominion over the earth, but Adam was not deceived, so Eve was the one deceived and fell in transgression first.
The root of a tree goes down very deep, the tap root that is. The root is the foundation of a tree, and if the tree should fall or is chop down, the root is still deep down and it can’t so easily be rooted out of the ground. The same principle applies with the word of God, if it gets down deep enough in the heart, it will make us free from sin.
I John 3:8
8 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
I Peter 1:23
23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.
Because we are born with a sinful nature, without Christ we cannot’ be fashioned into the nature of him. In this case, so many people profess that they go to church, they have been baptized, they don’t drink or smoke, I’m a good person, and they don’t do this or that. The truth is, they are still evil in God’s sight, they haven’t yet drank his blood or eaten of his flesh; Jesus said, whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. (St John 6:54) these are like filthy rags in God’s sight, thinking that their good works alone merits salvation; apart from Jesus there is no salvation possible. It will take the rooted grounded word of God to transform us into the likeness of Jesus, No man has the claim of being good, in fact, and Jesus didn’t call himself good. We who are Gentiles have inherited this sin nature from Adam, and our bloodline which is the Gentile bloodline.
The nature of the beast
The beast nature must be changed and defeated by hearing the unadulterated truth of the word. Christ came to destroy the work of the devil, or the rather, the works of the beast nature. Crucify the flesh, crucify the works of the beast nature or it will overcome us. The truth will bring out the beast nature that is in us, yes we have trained ourselves in sin for so long and it is not so easy to change overnight because that nature is in us. Sound doctrine, sound teaching of the meat of the word; the truth will make us free from the bondage of sin and it desires.
There is something wrong when you have so many pastors with thousands of members, and none of the members are living right; it’s because of a lack of speaking the truth. Many are so bent on preaching a prosperity gospel, a watered down, sugar coated gospel whereby leaving some truths out of their sermons, and teaching that great gain is godliness. They hardly ever touch up on the subject of holiness, they tell you God wants you rich, but the bible says to upload as the last option. Tell the people the truth of this gospel, and when you tell them the unadulterated truth it shall in return make them that hear it free from the curse of this beast nature, from bondage, lesbism, homosexuality, murders, drunkenness, and all manner of sin. To be made free means you don’t go back into bondage, but rather you have taken on the nature of Christ which is a holy nature.
In Christ we are partakers of his divine nature, yes the corrupt nature can be changed into his holy nature. This is not something that can be achieved overnight, but it is a process over a course of time and steady practice through godly living and practices.
16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
What Paul is telling us is that the law of sin (the beast nature)
Is something we have to deal with because it is in our nature, and no matter how we tend to fight this nature it will still reveal itself in us?
We will find at times ourselves fighting against this nature and in return wrestle with the spirit nature and the sin nature until we master this nature when we are mature in the word and become born again.
How can we say that we are good, or how can we say anything is good in our flesh nature? The only one who is good on this earth is the Spirit of God, and if we don’t possess the spirit of God then we are not righteous in God’s sight.
The beast nature is that of pride, arrogance, self will, deceit, envy, jealously, hatred, murder, immorality, lust and the like. Overcome this nature with the love of Christ which will constrain us to obey him, overcome this nature with the word of God which will make us free, overcome this nature with diligence of praise and worship, with fellowship, with determination and respect of the true God Jesus Christ. If we don’t overcome this nature we know where we will end up, surely, all sin will end up in the lake, for sin is of that wicked one the devil and his nature is to sin and cause others to sin against God.
What's in you is who you are
What ever it is that comes out of you will determine your character, for from the heart comes your true motives. Overcome this sinful nature and receive the full reward at the judgment seat.
Overcoming is not compromising.
The best way to overcome is not to compromise with the devil. Been there, done that. From my personal experience and standpoint, I've been in situations where the enemy tempted me with this lie, "You're allowed one time." In speaking of sexual temptation to give in to the test. Don't be fooled by this lie, if you do then you have been compromised and will lose fellowship with God in no time. It doesn't take much to become corrupted after falling into willful sin, and you will lose reward at the judgment seat. Thing about the consequences first, and then think about losing your anointing and peace of mind. Also, it only takes one time to lose what you have gained in your service to God, quite frankly, it isn't worth it. First, you will risk being exposed for the sin, secondly, you will definitely lose some crowns in the next life, thirdly, you might miss out on being apart of the Millennium reign of Christ.
The fallen nature of man
Can you be set free from the fallen nature, and if so how?
© 2015 Elder Curtis Shelton