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MIND OF CAIN Intangible Enclosures
WITHOUT TRUTH, the courage to change is absent. It is improbable that individuals who are inspired by anti-Christian-forces will admit to apparent flaws in their chaotic system. Personal ruin develops gradually when one removes the Infinite Creator from His throne (mentally) and replaces God with a finite, temporal-construction. A false belief system will always have to be propped up with laws and dogma, but truth stands independent of man's devices and evil calculations. The Mind of Cain is such a system made to harness control by coercion. This system becomes more rigid and centralized as reflected in current trends that seek a unified system of governance. Leaders in the realm of power in society (the government, courts, values, church, market and healthcare) may be hardened, inflexible and dictatorial. Consequentially, self grandiosity occurs which forces the masses carry the burden. This stems from embracing Hedonism (the doctrine that propagates pleasure and happiness as chief goals) and opposes Christian golden rule ethics.
Liberty is the Freedom of Good Choices Made
Without faith your senses may deceive you into thinking that Lode bar is Eden, like when Lot viewed Sodom and Gomorrah as a place aesthetically rich and abundant in resources. Likewise many are deceived into thinking ‘man made enclosures’ are an identified destiny. Many are deceived into falling into a trap prepared to stunt their growth. The ability to discern between good and evil is necessary to tell the difference between Lode bar and Eden. The spirit of liberty will always prevail in Eden-like environments; however control and slavery are the goals of the principalities of a Lode bar or Sodom. As in the case of Lazarus (John 11) who lay in Bethany: the town of Martha and Mary which translates from Aramaic meaning misery. Wherein this discourse Jesus says . . . “I am the resurrection, and life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believeth thou this? John 11:25-26
It becomes impossible for those who have the Mind of Cain to repent. Cain was given an opportunity to repent (Gen. 4:7) like Esau, yet both "found no place for repentance even when seeking it with tears" (Hebrews 12:17).
It is the Apostle Paul that writes about one's conscious being seared with a hot iron (I Tim 4:2). This can be a New Testament transliteration of receiving the Mark of Cain (Gen. 4:15).
Unwittingly bend towards destruction In a quest for self advancement, many abort Christ from their personal plans, aims and goals (Laodicea Church, Rev. 3:20). Jezebel, like Cain was given a chance to repent but would not as mentioned in John's discourse concerning the Church of Thyatira, who allowed her to teach, “And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not" (Rev. 2:21).
This mind seeks to shift blame and cover sin as Adam. These are natural responses to sinful behavior. The Word of God states, "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy” ( Prov. 28:13). Again, those that cover sin will not prosper those that confess sin will obtain mercy. Satan can’t curse what God blesses (Num. 23:8) “so the curse causeless shall not come” (Prov. 26:2b). Therefore adversary’s intelligencia entices one to perform or speak contrary in various circumstances. By doing so you curse yourself.
Released from Intangible Enclosures
FAITH is the intangible substance that the bound can draw upon to obtain freedom. It transformed Mephibosheth from a state of perpetual dereliction into a position of honor.
Mephibosheth: The Despised Prince
The banished prince was subjected to the ostracism and low expectations due to the demise of the House of Saul. God rejected Saul and chose David to be king and selected his lineage to be rulers in Israel. King David remembered the covenant he made with Jonathan (I Samuel 18:3), Saul’s son. Mephibosheth did not expect David to receive him gracefully and treat him with respect. He feared for his life when he was summoned to come before the king. To his surprise once received, he was regally restored by King David who remembered his covenant with his father Jonathan. David remained faithful to the pact that he made with Jonathan despite having been assaulted by Saul. Mephibosheth formerly lived in Lode bar: a place that came to represent the absence of joy and peace and where pain and anguish made their abode. Mephibosheth had comfort there, in the midst of degradation. He never assumed that he would be called back to the table of a king and much less provided for, for the rest of his life. Also his ancestral lands were restored to him. The pact made between David and Jonathan was recognized and he was restored back into a royal status.
In this same way Jesus restores believers to kingship by becoming joint-heirs with Him in the Kingdom of Heaven. Until then man exists in a type of Lo-de-bar because, “all have sinned, and come short of the Glory of God” (Romans 3:23). We should remember that those who are in covenant with God regardless of circumstances will prevail. Never give up on Jesus. The Blood of Jesus never fails. God will always uphold His Word. Just as David remembered the covenant with Jonathan, God will remember His agreement with you and restore your birthright as His child. Your portion designated for you by God is great; therefore, containment is not feasible to your destined dominion.
Have Faith in God!
God has given mankind the ability to tap into a power source that enables change. Wildernesses and desserts can become lush havens of wealth and prosperity. Yet, what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
It is better to live in Eden: the place where obedience to God is paramount and where the Tree of Life is. Like Moses who made the right decision by choosing this fork in the road when he clung to his biological heritage (Israel) rather than his royal one (Egypt). This foreshadowed Christ laying down His life to suffer, so that humanity can be saved. Christians are to follow this example; that is why many times a Lode bar, Sodom or Bethany is chosen above Eden. Eden appears to be difficult at the time but God’s righteousness is there. Have faith in God.
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