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Spiritual Anorexia
by T. M. Lowry
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Yes, we are all spiritual beings living in a material world. However, it is only after our physical birth into this world that we are then unable to see our spiritual body. Nevertheless, we must recognize and understand that our spirit still chaperons our flesh and soul. While the “will of the flesh” pulls us in one direction, our soul’s spiritual presence struggles to guide the body and mind with prudence. We are mortal beings living within this earthly plane all to eager to follow the wanton commands of our flesh. Therefore, we must listen close as the spirit cries out for mindfulness.
We are born of God’s energy, pure love innocent of sin. As we age, we begin to embrace segments of life surrounding us. Powerful yet fragile our physical body and mind along with emotion, begin to personalize a little bit of all that is within reach. Our maturing mind absorbs the energy of earthly surroundings, energies consisting of both good and evil. Consequently, we become part of all life as we allegorize every influence – positive and negative.
(While those who God elected to carry His truth even before entering thy mothers’ earthly womb, also have a choice, they however, these true servants of the Lord, His chosen elect, willingly and eternally offer their absolute love unto Him. Their choice to follow the Lord is a predestined choice). Nevertheless, within this earthly composition, we have choices to make. We are all born with “free will”. Meaning, “it is by ones own will they choose to do that which is right by God’s law, or conversely, choose to do that which is of Satan”. You must know with a certainty there are but two paths, the good, and the bad, there is no such thing as some thing in-between. Consequently, it is by ones own “free will” to serve Christ Jesus the One and only True Son of God or on the other hand choose to follow Satan. It is written, (Deuteronomy 31:8 – Hebrews 13:5) “Christ shall never leave thee nor forsake thee”, thus, it is comes by ones own choice that you leave Him. Either way you are truly never alone, you walk either with Christ or with Satan. Be mindful that we all are God’s children of spirit and soul. Read and discern God’s word rightly. Love, trust and have faith in Him. Understand that God has given “free will” in order that we may decide for ourselves to either walk with Him, or fall with Satan. Know also that God does not beg to convert your soul. He already owns your soul.
“Behold all souls are mine”. (Ezekiel 18:4)
He does however, patiently await your unconditional love. He will not force you to love Him for if He did, that would not be “free will”. It is in fact by “free will” that we even have such a choice.
While we live within this earthly domain, God allows Satan’s evil spirits to assault our flesh. God wants to see if we will permit Satan to have possession of our soul. Although Satan can not read our thoughts, he can sense ones spiritual uncertainty. Therefore, if you lack true faith in God, Satan will know it and if you allow him to, he will use it against you. If you allow Satan, he will corrupt God’s beautiful love. If you allow him, he shall in fact take your true love for Christ and brutally use it to go against God’s will. Did Satan not turn Peter’s true love for Christ into a selfish and self-motivated act of love? (Matt 16:23 and 26:51-54) It is difficult and oftentimes it comes too late to realize how easily the flesh succumbs unto harmful things. Our love for the living is certainly an easy way to lose sight of God’s will. We are lead to believe that love is always pure, yet at times love can have self-serving motives. Satan can twist our word “love” to mean some thing else. A simple word-gram, by turning our word “love” around, switching the letters, “O” for “I”; love then becomes “evil”.
Is it not the “I” in us that always seems to beguile? And oh, if we only knew then what we know now! Why is it that we deny ourselves the chance to embrace God’s true love when God wholly desires our love? He patiently awaits our returning home unto Him.
Know that through the blood of Christ, God allows us sincere repentance. We thereby can regain our foothold to rise again to do His will. We need to realize that God has a plan and it is by His will that we are here, alive and part of His plan.
There is distinct line between good and evil albeit for those who are weak in God’s Word it may be difficult to distinguish between the two. Is it no wonder how Satan’s evil spirits, being allowed to twist God’s word, can tempt the unlearned? These evil spirits attempt to confuse human emotions, which at times will rule ones choices. They seek to disrupt our mind’s ability to make decisions in regards to God’s chosen plan. It is here that we must call to mind the True Words of Christ that one should know His way, for He hath given us power over all evil spirits. (Luke 10:19)
Indeed, performing God’s law to the best of ones ability is foremost unto those who choose to follow Christ. It is however, a lesser priority to those lacking Christ’s spiritual guidance. Lost and ignorant in God’s word, those vacillating between good and evil make “self” more important than God. Thus, they are certainly more vulnerable to malicious mistakes (though behold as evil doth prey upon us all). By allowing yourself to become ignorant in God’s word, your spirit shall unquestionably lack the nourishment His word reveals and thus, find yourself suffering from “Spiritual Anorexia”.
Spiritual Anorexia meaning specifically, a mortal being lacking spiritual knowledge; a spirit starving for God’s word, words of wisdom that do fortify your inner being with the armor of God. (The helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of truth, the shield of faith, the sword of His word ((Ephesians 6:11)) Lacking this armor and true faith in God, you will find yourself defenseless facing the evidence of Satan’s pure evil. You may even become so spiritually blind and misled by false teachings that you are wholly ignorant to God’s truths. You will have rendered yourself powerless, unable to discern Satan when he so clearly appears first, defacto, here on earth pretending to be Christ. Be learned and remain strong in God’s Word. Beware the traditions of men. Follow no “man”.
“Take heed of false prophets for the day is upon us”. (Matt. 24:23-24, Mark 13:21-22)
“Let no man deceive you with vain words”. (Ephesians 5: 6-7)
Read God’s Word for your self. Sincerely pray for its wisdom and understanding.
Know that God’s Word shall feed your spirit with His truth, bestowing power and insight into your soul, enlightening your mind with His moral strength to persevere over evil.
“Behold the days are coming”, saith the Lord God, “that I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water but of hearing the words of the Lord”. (Amos 8:11)
We are now living in such a time when souls starve to hear the true Word of God. The world, in this end generation, is full of “words without knowledge” (Job 38:2) causing many such souls to suffer “Spiritual Anorexia”.
These who have so foolishly forgotten to feed their spiritual body, driven by the wanton calls of the flesh, thus grow fat with sin. (Ecc. chap II)
We must nurture our spirits, as well as our flesh, with the body, blood, and with the Word of the True Christ Jesus, else thy soul shall suffer everlasting death.

T. M. Lowry
Copyright © 2002

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