For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers, making request if, by some means, now at last I may find a way in the will of God to come to you. Rom1:9
Why are Professing Christians in the Churches today so DEAD to God? They have Nothing of the Divine Nature in them. No Desire to Dig Deep into His Word and overcome all the lies and deceptions leading so many astray. They scoff at heart purity and disdain obedience to the Truth. Every objection that can be raised against living above the World, Flesh and Devil is on their lips and constantly taught form the pulpits. They have Absolutely NO DISCERNMENT between truth and error or darkness and light! Although many of them boast they are FILLED with the Holy Spirit, (Baptized!) the Eyes of their understanding remain Sealed and their hearts divided against Christ.
The Problem is: They are DEAD in their Trespasses and Sins! (Eph2:1-3, ‘even when we were dead in trespasses,…) The ‘spirit’ (Human spirit) is also DEAD, Cut off from God. This happens when you Knowingly and Willingly CHOOSE to Sin or ‘Transgress’ God’s Command. As Adam’s spirit DIED when he and Eve Disobeyed. (You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die. Gen3:3) Physically they lived on (in the flesh) but ‘spiritually’ they were Dead to God.
Understand that the Bible DOES NOT Say that Man is BORN DEAD in his Trespasses and Sins, only that he came to that state of being by LONG Practiced habit. (Eph2:3 ‘by nature’ G5253) Man is born into an ‘amoral’ state, Innocent of transgression. (sin cannot be inherited or passed down!) ‘Your little ones who Today have NO KNOWLEDGE of Right or Wrong!’ Deut1:39. ‘The Children not yet born nor having DONE any Good or Evil!’ Rom9:11.
Paul Declares that he was ALIVE ONCE without the law, but when the Commandment came sin revived and I DIED! Rom7:9. Clearly man Consists of: Body, Soul and Spirit….1Thess5:23. The LIGHT (Consciences) of God is in EVERY Man at Birth! John1:9. Since the Wages of Sin is Death and NO ONE Dies physically the instant they sin, it has to be a SPIRITUAL Death the Bible is speaking of! (Rom6:23)
In Sin, as a Slave to Sin, under the Dominion of Sin: You are a Son of Disobedience. WALKING according to the prince and power of the air! Eph2:2. You are Darkened, Alienated from the LIFE of God. Ignorant of Truth! Eph4:18. That’s why the Word of God makes absolutely no sense to you. It’s like reading Egyptian hieroglyphics! Whether you go to church or not, or consider yourself ‘Saved’ because of some routine you performed, makes no difference. If you are Sinning, you are DEAD in your Sins.
“You are a SLAVE to whom you Obey!” Rom6:16. At Some Point, IF INDEED you Really Know God, you had to STOP Sinning.
EVERYWHERE the Bible Declares that those in the ‘Flesh’ Cannot Please or Obey God. (Rom8:7) The Carnal Mind is an enemy of God. If you Live according to this Mind (the flesh) you will be set on the things of the Flesh. (World) Rom8:5. AND your spirit is Dead! Rom8:13. There is No Such thing as Double-Minded Christians, Bearing Good and Bad Fruit on the same tree. NOT in the Bible! (Js1:8, Matt7:17-20) Although every Church teaches that Believers are the Chief of Sinners and Sinning daily in thought, word and deed, and if they say they are not, they are lairs….It is ONLY Because they are ALL DEAD in their Sins and BLIND to the Truth!
When the human spirit is Born Again of God, John3:5, the Bible says it is QUICKENED to life! Rom8:11. In other words, your spirit is Made Alive to God. Just as physical birth is a painful process of travail and anguish, the spiritual birth also is a process of GODLY SORROW for sin, leading to a CLEARING of Wrong Doing with Diligence and Zeal to do what is Right, ending in Purity of heart! 2Cor7:10-11. Then the Holy Spirit can come and indwell a CLEAN Vessel. The Eyes of the Understanding are TRULY Open to Truth. NOW the Word of God makes sense! Your spirit will Bear WITNESS with the Holy Spirit that you are a Child of God and Joint heirs with Christ. Rom8:16-17.
This is KEY! If there is No Witness, you Remain DEAD in your Sins and the Word of God will be a Closed Book, full of fables, Doctrines of men, head knowledge and opinions. Remember: The Flesh Profits Nothing, it’s the Spirit that gives Life! (Jh6:63) Unless your spirit is Vitally Connected to the Holy Spirit you can neither Know Truth or Comprehend it. Here’s Why:
These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. 1Cor2:13-16
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son. He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; 1John5:9-10
Again, If you have Never Stopped Sinning (been Cleared of wrong doing in repentance!) Your Mind will be Veiled to these Truths and as a ‘Natural man’ (of the flesh) you WILL NOT Discern God.
EVERYTHING in the Scripture is Revealed to us IN THE SPIRIT! It’s the Law of the Spirit in Christ. (Rom8:2) If Your spirit is Dead in Sin these things are Foolishness to your Mind!
God is a SPIRIT: and they that worship him must worship him in SPIRIT and in truth! John4:24
The Word is Preached in the Power of the Spirit! 1Cor2:4
You Crucify the Passion & Desires of the Flesh by the Spirit! Rom6:4-6, Gal5:24
You Must be Born of the Spirit! John3:5-8
You are Lead and Taught by the Spirit! John16:13
Fruit is Produced by the Spirit. Gal5:22-25
It’s the Spirit that Convicts the World of Sin, Righteousness and Judgment! John16:8-11
You are Sealed with the Spirit of Promise! Ehp1:13
You have access to the Father through the Spirit. Eph2:18
God hath not given us the SPIRIT of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2Tim1:7
You OBEY the Truth and Purify the heart through the Spirit! 1Pet1:22
The Human spirit MUST be ‘Given Life’ in the New Birth, through a Repentance involving a Clearing of Wrong Doing and a Faith Working by Love. Only this can Open the Mind to God’s Truth and the Reception of the Holy Spirit. You are Either of the World or of the Truth:
They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. 1John4:5-6
Truth or Error….The Difference is Which Spirit Dwells in you!