A most precious sister in the Lord sent me a question through email yesterday and bless her pure heart that is constantly crying out to the Father. She has gone through so much in her life and it has been my joy to minister to her at the leading of the Holy Spirit or all these months.
This is what she asked me:
Is he telling me I need to be thankful for the NDE an molestation and the abuse and the rape and the
Violation of coerced sexual manipulation is he telling me that it was Gods pleasure for us to have suffered these things??? Ok I really don’t get that I think that is sick as all get out and I do not believe God is some sick twisted human thinking creator… It a good thing he is not now can I be thankful he has kept me thru that yes.. Has anyone been born again then yet if he is the only begotten are you born when you die? How can that help the living be healed Jesus healed the flesh if the flesh was so bad why did he heal it why would God say I’m going to take the stones out of the heart an give a flesh heart.
So today I am going to address this, because I seem to be getting similar type questions from others and it is pertinent we know exactly where we are in this process the Lord has us in at the moment. In order for me to share with you all, I am going to have to share one of my pearls. Something priceless the Lord has shown me. For those who like to give an excuse for sin or rather their behavior – those that have the “I can’t help its…” This pearl will not be very popular. But for those who truly do have a heart after God’s own heart and are constantly in a state of repentance, my prayer is it will bless you.
Like a child, I like to keep things simple. I also like to read the word with an open heart, letting the Holy Spirit be my guide. So if it is in the Word and I do not understand it – I go to the Father relentlessly until I have clearer understanding of what He is saying.
In response to this sister – I simply told her: REBELLION DID THESE DREADFUL THINGS TO YOU, NOT THE FATHER AND THAT THIS WOULD TAKE DEEPER DISCUSSION THAN I COULD PROVIDE IN AN EMAIL SO I WOULD GO OVER IT ON AIR.
Some key points we must understand:
- Rebellion is any action in opposition to the purity of the Lord
- Flesh should be understood as CARNALITY – our CARNAL NATURE has nothing good in it whatsoever
- Our Carnal Flesh nature contain lusts that are not good for us and when acted upon hurt others and ultimately ourselves. We are to die to this selfish nature.
- Sadly, so many talk about the FLESH as being totally doomed – which in truth a better description would be CARNAL FLESH.
- Flesh controlled by the Holy Spirit is not carnal in nature.
The Father is pouring out His Spirit upon all FLESH, for this very purpose – just as it is written in
The Bible also tells us that the WORD WAS MADE FLESH [in Jesus] TO DWELL AMONG US in John 1:14
We also understand that the Father SHORTENED THE DAYS FOR THE ELECT’S SAKE OR NO FLESH COULD BE SAVED. This is in Mark 13:20
And lastly, 1 Corinthians 15 explains to us that AT THE LAST TRUMP IN A MOMENT, IN A TWINKLING OF AN EYE THE DEAD [in sin/carnality] SHALL BE RAISED INCORRUPTIBLE AND WE SHALL BE CHANGED BECAUSE THE CORRUPTIBLE MUST PUT ON INCORRUPTIBLE AND THE MORTAL MUST PUT ON IMMORTALITY. WHEN THIS HAPPENS DEATH [sin/carnality] IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY AND THERE IS NO LONGER A STING [pain].
It goes on to say – THE STING [pain] OF DEATH IS SIN AND ITS STRENGTH IS THE LAW BUT THANKS TO THE LORD JESUS BECAUSE THROUGH HIM WE HAVE THE VICTORY OVER ALL THIS.
So it all boils down to WHAT CONTROLS THIS BODY WHICH IS HOUSING THE SPIRIT WITHIN US.
When we walk in submission to the Holy Spirit our bodies carry out the will of the Father.
When we walk in submission to the carnality of the flesh our bodies carry out rebellion.
I simply do not agree with people when they say – I am sorry I couldn’t help it… Jesus always makes a way of escape to us if we choose to follow His example. The truth is it is time for us to admit – we choose sin and quite often for that matter and quite often to feed the lusts of the carnal mind/flesh.
So, Jesus was in a flesh body – He was perfect the whole time while in His flesh body because He was in total surrender to the Father. He had no carnality in Him, therefore no rebellion. He walked fully in the Spirit because He was triune with the Father and Holy Spirit.
In this sense He was – incorruptible when He faced every temptation.
In a like manner, we are on a similar journey to be like Him. We do have our moments of dying to self, our sin nature and carnality as we walk in our flesh body here on Earth. When we are lead and guided by the Holy Spirit which indwells within us we are no longer lead by our carnal desires to manifest in our flesh.
For example: When we are tempted to do wrong and choose to do life rather than something which is rebellious and carnal, we are walking similar to how Jesus walked – as a Spirit inside a body upon the Earth.
This is a process we are currently in, step by step we are learning to put away all evil in the old creature within us very similar to how a baby learns to walk. We fall down and get right back up. Jesus covers us when we make mistakes along the way and we learning how to repent – turn away from sin and do it no more because our hearts are set on Him and a heart set on Him has lost all natural desire for sin itself. This is called a HEART OF FLESH in the Word.
It is important to note it is not what we DO that makes us righteous, but rather it is a laying down of your own life and submitting to Him fully because of what He already did and He becomes our source of righteousness.
ROMANS 8 EXPLAINS ALL THIS PERFECTLY ~
1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
WE COULD ALMOST STOP HERE AND GET WHAT WE NEED FOR THIS STUDY… If we are IN JESUS we are no longer condemned as long as we do not walk following the carnality of the flesh but rather walk in the flesh being led by the Holy Spirit.
But we will keep going…
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
THE LAW HAD WAY TOO MUCH CARNAL INFLUENCE IN IT
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
WRITTEN LAW REPRESENTS A MINGLING, BUT GOD’S LAW IS TRUE AND PURE
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
IN CARNALITY – BEING LED BY THE FLESH DESIRES
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
WE ARE NOT BEING LEAD BY THE SINFUL FLESH/CARNAL NATURE AND YET WE DO HAVE A FLESH BODY THAT IS RULED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT BECAUSE WE BELONG TO JESUS
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
IF JESUS IS IN US – OUR SINFUL BODY DIED WITH HIM AND ROSE AGAIN WITH HIM DEFEATING THE DEATH SIN BRINGS
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
SO THE SAME LIFE GIVING SPIRIT THAT RAISED JESUS BACK UP FROM THE DEAD IS INSIDE US THEREFORE IT QUCKENS [CHANGES] OUR MORTAL BODIES OF FLESH.
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
SO WHAT WE DO, WE NOW DO FOR THE SPIRIT INSIDE US THAT GUIDES US
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
IF WE ARE CARNAL IN NATURE WE MUST DIE BUT IF THE HOLY SPIRIT KILLS THAT NATURE WE LIVE
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
OUR IDENTITY CHANGES FROM REBELLIOUS CHILDREN TO RIGHTEOUS CHILDREN
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
OUR SPIRITUAL REBIRTH FROM CONDEMNED TO ETERNAL LIFE
20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
UNTIL NOW – NOW… NOT SOME TIME IN A DISTANT FUTURE AS WE INITIALLY BELIEVED, BUT NOW IN THE PRESENT TENSE
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
JUST LIKE JESUS WAS A FIRST FRUIT – WE TOO BECOME A TYPE OF FIRST FRUIT ON THIS EARTH
24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
INFIRMITIES = CARNAL FLESH LIFE
27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
IT WAS ALREADY DETERMINED FOR US TO BE A CHILD OF GOD
30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
WE ARE IN A PROCESS RIGHT NOW FOR THE IMAGE OF JESUS TO APPEAR WITHIN US, OUTWARDLY FOR ALL TO BEHOLD
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
33 Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
NOTHING CAN SEPARATE US FROM HIM – WE ARE ONE WITH HIM AS HE ABIDES WITHIN US
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
It is true evil things do happen to us – rebellious people have caused us much harm, for some of us this has been a pattern our whole lives. There is beauty in this as well, because we learn from these experiences to not inflict this same pain upon another.
- Being betrayed by someone you love in a similar way then “perfects” us to not betray others – the Father uses these struggles to prove Himself in our lives.
This is a clear demonstration on how the Lord words all things together for our own good according to His riches in glory.
When you mix two carnally minded people together – it is a major disaster. This is why if we submit to Jesus and His principals we “cover” those who we are joined with in many ways. It is how – Love covers a multitude of sins.
Just to sum this up – We need to know the full truth.
Carnality and rebellion is wrong – The physical body when submitted to the Spirit, having the mind of Christ can do great and wondrous things for the Kingdom of Heaven. I believe Jesus even said — GREATER WORKS YOU SHALL DO. A piece of that is what we discussed today.
Jesus is perfecting the Body of Christ at this very moment. There is no carnality or rebellion in His Body, so He is ridding us of all sin in order He be the head guiding and leading us of one accord THROUGH HIM.
Right now we are all moving in the same direction, but all on a different path, leading to the same destination. There is one door = Jesus and one destination = Heaven and soon He will do that complete work, making us of One Accord in Him.
So… We are called according to HIS PURPOSE – The Word of the Day — WE ARE LEARNING HE IS SOVEREIGN OVER ALL THINGS, ESPECIALLY US and it can be painful and beautiful at the same time.
Like a two year old must learn who is sovereign in His home, we too are learning He is sovereign in our Household of Faith.
May the Lord Bless You in His Love,
?Angela~Marked By Heaven