Walking in the Natural Power P1
John 3:5–8 There is absolutely no way Flesh will ever enter into the Kingdom.
Carnal (carnivorous)When I think of the dog eat dog concept of the world. To live in the Spirit is opposite of the Carnal world view (man helping man!) When we look at antonyms for carnal we find intellect and spiritual on the same team. I would have never partnered intellect with spiritual primarily because we are accustomed to intellect being and enemy of God, and thoughts Vs. God’s thoughts.
1. The faculty of reasoning and understanding objectively, especially with regard to abstract or academic matters.
2. The ability of the mind to come to correct conclusions about what is true or real, and about how to solve problems.
The intellect or nous (perception, awareness) is keying understanding intuition, or intuitiveness. This is very important because it becomes connected to the question of how humans can know things. God is connected to us and will speak:
And the Spirit of the Lord fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the Lord; Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.
We know better:
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
The mind of the spirit
The holy spirit as a teacher
It’s Especially important because it reconciles philosophical and scientific understandings of nature with mono-the-is-tic spiritual understandings. We should be able to link intellect between each human soul, and the divine intellect (or intellects) of the cosmos itself, thus supporting the fact, that God can supply all of our needs. Education is a wonderful tool, but understanding is greater. Education becomes a tool for the believer and aid to The Holy Spirit our principal teacher.
The Holy Spirit is a personality, education is inanimate. To try and yield life from an inanimate anything is death to those that try. Education, sharpens, illuminates, brightens and heightens what is already inside of you.
Paul admonishes Timothy to Stir it up!
Look at: 2 Timothy 1:6-10 (KJV)
6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
Philippians 2:5-10 (KJV)
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
This mornings conclusion: Let’s face it we’re human.
That’s where the real battle between Carnal and divine takes place in our flesh. Again there is no doubt that as flesh (human) will not enter into the kingdom of God unless it is changed. This change is called being born again. And what this means is that the Spirit of God creates something new; he takes out of us the heart of stone that rebels against God, and he puts into us a new heart which trusts God and follows his ways. Or to put it another way, the Holy Spirit establishes himself as the new ruling principle of our life.
“That which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” In other words, that which is begotten by the Spirit has the nature of the Spirit, is permeated by the character of the Spirit, is animated by the Spirit.