A Testimony Of Stubble?

As we said before, Romans is the book for understanding true salvation and 1 and 2nd Corinthians opens our understanding to the Holy Spirit, our spirit man and the spirit realm.

And, mankind is made up of three persons. Three make one. Mankind has a spirit, soul and body  and these three make one person. We say man as mankind, not gender. Even so, God is made up of 3, soul – God the Father (the mind of God), Spirit – God the Holy Spirit and body – God the Son, Jesus Christ.

The world, for the most part, listens to and works through the soul, what people think. Remember the soul is the mind, will and emotions.  If the world, leaders and people, live and react to what they think, they are living and reacting to their thoughts, their will, their emotions.

But then there is a spirit world. You have God the Holy Spirit and God’s angels and then you have Satan and his evil spirits.  If people only know and understand what they see, hear, feel, taste, smell or touch, they are living a worldly life; A life of the flesh and of the world. We know the world lives a worldly way because 1 Corinthians 2 explains this.

But when people understand there is more to what we see, hear, taste, touch and smell, there is a world we don’t see, the spirit world. The spirit world affects the natural world. The Holy Spirit convicts people (not condemns ) but convicts and people get saved. Satan and his evil spirits are at work too, in the most deceptive, deceiving way to make people believe lies or half truths.

That is why name calling, belittling, bullying, unkind words, yelling – none of that is Holy Spirit based. And when “Christians” engage in that same behaviour,  you know, that Christian,  does not understand they are acting or reacting in the flesh, carnal living. That behaviour is fodder or dry food to the world. It also ruins their testimony.

We must, as Christians, be able to recognize a carnal attack verses a spiritual attack. We are not suppose to do things the world’s way, but God the Holy Spirit’s way. If a Christian is so engaged in the world’s ways and system they are building on a foundation of wood, hay and stubble.

1 Corinthians 3:11-15 KJV. “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
[12] Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
[13] Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
[14] If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
[15] If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.”

Friends, don’t get caught up with the cares of this world. Do what’s right and be a good ambassador for our Lord Jesus Christ.  Until next time.

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