II Corinthians 10:3-7, For though we walk in the flesh we do not war after the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare is not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ and having a readiness to revenge all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. Do you look on things after the outward appearance; if any man trust to himself that he is Christ's let him of himself think this again, that as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's.
II Corinthians 7:10-11, For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of, but the sorrow of the world worketh death. For behold this selfsame thing that you sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea what clearing of yourselves, yea what indignation, yea what fear, yea what vehement desire, yea what zeal, yea what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
Man, all men are messengers, one who conveys or bear a message rather good or bad. The message could be to execute missions of various kinds. Man from the beginning was created by God with a mission, to obey God, spend time with God, worship and praise God for his glory. Man wears a large mantle, they have been given the official robe for their journey here in the earth. Man was created to the praise of God's glory. Can you imagine how happy God was after they had created and made man? Do we know the joy we have to bring a child in the world? God is just as happy as we and then more. God made a man, being made in God's image and capable of knowing God and returning his love. In Geneisi 1:26-29, man was created and God said, let us make man in our image (Spirit), after our likeness (God called those things that be not as though they were). So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created he them; male and female created He them (in the image is a representation or symbol of a being or thing to be used). Man was in God's image in and of his imagination. God saw man as a worshipper. Man was God's greatest image because man would be like God. All this happened on the sixth day. On the seventh day God rest and He rests with man on his mind today. How many of us can say we go to bed with our God on our minds? Most of us don't pray to God, read His Word or say good night Father God. God looked at what he had created and decided he would add some dirt to his creation and in Genesis 2:7, And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul. When a child is taken out of the mothers womb they get their own first breath outside of the womb. They breathe in air and the process of breathing on their own has begun.
However as pure as God made man, man failed God. Even today we yet fail God in some form or the other. Some are guilty of sin of the flesh and others sin of the Spirit. We can obey or not obey God. We obey the flesh man more than God. What kind of man is this? Don't we know that we will have to be approved of God. The candle of the Lord is the Spirit of man. Man is mortal and he cannot be more just than God. Man cannot be as pure as God; so why do we put him on a level where only God should be? Because of the fact that man has immortal longings in him, they experience death in the flesh, but that breath that God put in man never dies. If a man die shall he live again? Since God is eternal and created man in his own image, the most universal prayer ever prayed is a petition to live through endless aeons, surely it all combines into a divine guarantee that he breathed into every living soul the breath of immortality.
Let's look at a few men of the Bible and how they lived and left the earth. Genesis 5:24, Enoch walked with God and he was not God took him. We today take God for granted that we will live forever. The Bible speaks clearly of those that have passed on being revived again. Who knows that Spirit of man that goes upward and the spirit of the flesh goes down into the earth. The righteous have hope in death. If we depart from evil and do good. God will redeem our soul from the power of the grave and receive us to Himself. When a man dies from this earth he will live again but the choice of where is up to him through his acts of unrighteousness. Elijah also according to in II Kings 2:11 went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
David said in Psalm 16:10-11, for thou will not leave my soul in hell, neither will thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou will show me the path of life, in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures forever more. David said surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. David even committed his spirit into God's hand because God had redeemed him. He said that God was the God of truth. The wicked is driven away in his wickedness; but the righteous hath hope in his death. Ecclesiastes 12:7, then shall the dust returns to the earth as it was; and the Spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Jesus came and swallowed up death in victory. What kind of man is this. Jesus was approved of his Father to give us another chance.
Daniel 12:2, and many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Jesus said fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul, but rather fear him which is able to destroy both the soul and body in hell. What is a man profited to gain the whole world and lose his soul or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Many men is embarking upon everlasting punishment for the deeds done in the flesh. Only the righteous will go into eternal life. Jesus answered the Saducees concerning the death of man and who would be able to marry his wife being a widow in Luke 20:34-36. The children of this world marry and are given in marriage. But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain the world and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage. Neither can they die anymore for they are equal unto the angels; and the children of God being the children of the resurrection.
God is the God of the living not the dead. And man must step out of himself to be risen with Christ. Many carry the name of Christ but Christ is far from them. thank God the Father of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ that because of his mercy He sent his only begotten son Jesus, to give us a live hope that we may hope again. We don't have to live or die like our forefathers. We have a chance through the inheritance Jesus gave us to not be corrupt, defiled, or transgress the law but have a place reserved in heaven. Flesh and blood cannot corrupt the kingdom of God. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye at the last trump, for the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised, and we shall be changed. Don't you want to be changed today that you too may reign in heaven with God? What kind of man is this? Jesus was approved of by God, his heavenly father. Do you want God to approve you today.
What kind of man is this? Man have a sin nature, is full of iniquity. They are always before God wanting God to do another evil but God is not the author or doer of evil. They show no mercy but want the mercy of God for themselves. The man that don't walk with God and many that walk with God are guilty of not being that God man. God does not approve of men that slay the broken hearted, that loves cursing, clothes themselves with it, cursing people coming and going, delighting not in blessings. Some people think god owe them something, self righteous in their own way. Everybody is wrong but them. They speak evil against man's soul, reproach another and their presence just shake their head. This man condemn the souls of the poor.
What kind of man is this? One that cries out for the Lord to help him, save me according to thy mercy. Everything he does is for the flory of God that people may know that God has, is, and will do whatever he is doing. He bless and not curse, prays for others that God will bless them when they rise up in the morning. He prays that they be ashamed that sin, but instead make them be the servant that can rejoice. That God man prays that their adversaries be cloth with shame that they repent before the Lord, pulling off the cover that contains their own confusion.
What kind of man is this, one approved of God. He will greatly praise the Lord with his mouth among all people knowing that God is standing with him. He offers his right hand to the poor to save him from those that condemns his soul. To be apporved of God man must do as Jesus did. He walked in the flesh but did not yield to the flesh. Jesus knew his fight was not with man but Satan and all his weapons. The warfare is between Satan and God and God has given men a way of escape. Man cannot see God with a carnal mind. We must go past what we see, hear, taste, feel and smell to get to God. When we seek out God and His righteousness we put on Christ. He is our weapon and tells us to pray in the name of Jesus; to pull down the strong holds in our life. It's only through God that we cast off our mind and allow the mind of Christ to engulf us that we can cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. God will bring everything into captivity, even our thoughts to the obedience of Christ. God is already ready to prepare us to be ready to do battle in the earth on his behalf. Jesus has already set things in motion for us as a guide where we can live life and not just in appearances only, where we seem to be religious. What some call the Church, the Cathedral, the edifice is only a building that will still be there when man is gone on to be with the Lord. How we treat one another, how well we obey God's Word, how much time we spend before God, how much sacrifice we are willing to go to for God is where our obedience lie. We are not to think more highly of ourselves because we avoid sin in the flesh. We become self righteous and is full of sin to the Spirit. If you have never divorced on paper that does not mean it has never entered your heart; if you will be real. Some married people treat their spouses as if they were divorced. God looks at the inside of man and judge him. Others may not look like the queen of Sheba but they can treat you better than her. Sometimes we think our children can do no wrong. Guess what they don't sell dope, but they be with their boys out there doing what they do. We are no better than the next person, we all have to die, give an account of deeds done in the flesh and we all will be judged by God.
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