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When You Do Not Understand…

if u don't understand it just say it , it ok..

if u don’t understand it just say it , it ok..

Maybe you do not understand… Sometimes a lack of knowing or a lack of understanding could cause you to interpret the meaning of anything the wrong way. Some people just don’t understand and some cannot comprehend the meanings of that which is being said. When things are very hard to understand it may be due to the wording, how the words are spoken or written.

Example: if you speak english only and someone is trying to tell you something in French, you will look at them strangely and have a puzzled look on your face.  You totally don’t understand anything being said, so u do nothing because you are at a loss for what is being said. Later u may ask yourself what were they telling me? You might feel bad because you did not understand, and rationalize it by saying oh well I do not speak french.

Same as for the Word of God, u just don’t understand it, it makes no sense to you, so u tend to ignore that which makes u feel less smart. When u read something that u do not understand, u tend to put the book down quickly. it has no interest to u. You cannot get interested in the book.  So most often if u cannot get moved or our interest is not sparked, we often loose interest in that particular book.

So as it is for some, when it comes to reading the Bible. There is no connection with what is being said in the Bible so it does not spark your interest at all. So when u do not understand something what do u do? Do you put it down and walk away. Do you feel like since you cannot understand it then, this book is not for you? Do you lose total interest in the book? Do you feel like this book is not the type of book you would like to read? What do u feel about a book u have no understanding of or have not taken an interest in? Do you walk away from it never to pick it up again? That can be very easy to do and never pick it up again. Why? Because u feel u have nothing in common with anything written in the book at all.

Guess what? That is not true at all. It’s just the opposite. You have so much in common with the book that u can’t even imagine. The book, The Bible was written just for u. Its your personal friend and it has so much in it concerning your life. The Bible is your personal book  of answers. It answers all of your questions, and answers questions that you often wonder about. The Holy Bible is your friend. There is a saying, “The Bible will keep you away from Sin, or Sin will keep you away from the Bible”.

How does the body mind and soul function spiritually? We can see with the eye how the body functions carnal. Do we know the difference, we should it is very easy to tell the difference between the two. First what is spiritual?

Spiritual  relating to, or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things

Spiritual is something related to or concerned with religion, the spirit or the soul.
Read more at http://www.yourdictionary.com/spiritual#rjAFX12LXuDTPzgl.99

Spirituality – An awareness of the metaphysical, the religious, or the sublime. In practice, spirituality includes participation in organized religion, contemplation, meditation, prayer, reflection, and activities fostering self-growth and connections with others and with nature.                                                                                                        http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/spiritual

It can be a very broad subject, because so many people have described spiritual as having and being so many things.

According to Watchman Nee, Spiritual is having the nature of God dwell within you. Its partaking of  or having a spiritual life:

IT’S…

A. 

The Function of Conscience in Man’s Spirit

“The Lord your God hardened his spirit” Deut. 2.30

“Saves the crushed in spirit” Ps. 34.18

“Put a new and right spirit within me” Ps. 51.10

“When Jesus had thus spoken, he was troubled in spirit” John 13.21

“His spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of

idols” Acts 17.16

“It is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are

children of God” Rom.8.16

“I am present in spirit, and as if present, I have already pronounced

judgment” 1 Cor. 5.3

“I had no rest in my spirit” 2 Cor. 2.13 AV

“For God did not give us the spirit of timidity” 2 Tim. 1.7

B.

The Function of Intuition in Man’s Spirit

“The spirit indeed is willing” Matt. 26.41

“Jesus perceiving in his spirit” Mark 2.8

“He sighed deeply in his spirit” Mark 8.12

“He was deeply moved in spirit” John 11.33

“Paul was pressed in the spirit” Acts 18.5 AV

“Being fervent in spirit” Acts 18.25

“I am going to Jerusalem, bound in the spirit” Acts 20.22

“What person knows a man’s thoughts except the spirit of the man which

is in him” 1 Cor. 2.11

“They refreshed my spirit as well as yours” I Cor. 16.18

“His spirit was refreshed by you all” 2 Cor. 7.13 AV

C.

The Function of Communion in Man’s Spirit

“My spirit rejoices in God my Savior” Luke 1.47

“The true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth” John 4.23

Whom I serve with my spirit” Rom. 1.9

“We serve … in the new life of the spirit” Rom. 7.6

“You have received the spirit of sonship when we cry Abba Father” Rom.8.15

“The Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit” Rom. 8.16

“He who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him” I Cor. 6.17

“I will sing with the spirit” 1 Cor. 14.15

“If you bless with the spirit” I Cor. 14.16

“In the spirit he carried me away” Rev. 21.10

Often we as humans live as if we are our own creator, maker or inventor. We are not. Concerning a person which has never been in tune to God, the facts does not matter. But as it concerns a person that is fully aware of God and all of His doings and attributes, will  know the importance of the Spiritual life. If there is  life, living, breathing then you do have a spirit. But if you are dead, non-living, non-breathing  then there is no spirit there dwelling within you. No human is complete without a spirit. Some confuse the soul as being the spirit but it is not. They are separate parts of us. We have a body, a soul, and a spirit. Each one has its own function!

If the spirit is not seeking God or not searching to have a connection with God then u will be left out. You have to seek to understand God, it will not come to u naturally, it takes work to develop an understanding of Gods Word. It takes reading it, meditating on it, it takes prayer and it take dedication. But most of us will not invest the time to get the understanding it take to master Gods Words.

I  had these persons to tell me they do not believe in Gods Word because it was written by white men and they changed the words. So I asked him, well who words do u believe in? He said not the Bible, because the slave owners used the Bible to control the slaves. So I told him we are not responsible for believing wrong things. We are also not responsible if people use the Bible for the wrong reasons. We are also not responsible for being told lies. But what we are responsible for is digging out the truths in God’s Words. When we listen to people tell us thing in the Bible and we do not go to God and ask for understanding, and Biblical knowledge then we are responsible. We are responsible for not seeking the truth. Truth is only truth if we believe it, so do not let anybody tell you anything and then you do not go to God and ask for understanding. There are millions of lies being passed out as truths. The truth of any matter is never easy, the truth is the hardest thing to find. Lies are just lying around everywhere. But you have to dig and search for the truths. The Bible is the ultimate truth. So don’t let anybody tell you anything, because anything is not the truth most of the time.

Sekk the truth, God will give it to u

he lied from the beginning, and is still lying today.

Example: You might sit at home and somebody told u the sky was falling, and u sit there and say ok, you believe them. If u never get up out of your chair to look for yourself, then you are just too lazy to look for yourself, then you need to be lied to.

Example: Say for instance u are told all your life God is white.  As a child you believe that, because everywhere you look you see pictures of a white Jesus. So u never question that. But as you get older and began to search the Bible you be given an understanding that God is not a white man. Look at the history of the people in the Biblical times. Jesus was a carpenter so He worked, he walked everywhere He had to go, I’m sure the sun was out and it was hot. I have never seen anybody that worked in the sun and walked everywhere in the sun being or having white skin. They will develop very dark skin and it never lightens up again.

OK  go to scripture:

John’s Vision on Patmos Revelation1: 1:13-18
13and in the middle of the lampstands I saw one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash. 14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; 15 His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; 16 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. 17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. 18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.

Daniel’s Vision of the Ancient of Days
9“I kept looking Until thrones were set up, And the Ancient of Days took His seat; His vesture was like white snow And the hair of His head like pure wool. His throne was ablaze with flames, Its wheels were a burning fire. 10“A river of fire was flowing And coming out from before Him; Thousands upon thousands were attending Him, And myriads upon myriads were standing before Him; The court sat, And the books were opened.…

Daniel’s Vision of a Mighty Man
5I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a certain man dressed in linen, whose waist was girded with a belt of pure gold of Uphaz. 6His body also was like beryl, his face had the appearance of lightning, his eyes were like flaming torches, his arms and feet like the gleam of polished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a tumult. 7Now I, Daniel, alone saw the vision, while the men who were with me did not see the vision; nevertheless, a great dread fell on them, and they ran away to hide themselves.…

Ezekiel 40:3
He took me there, and I saw a man whose appearance was like bronze; he was standing in the gateway with a linen cord and a measuring rod in his hand.

Liars always take out bits and pieces that serve their purposes, but it takes hard work to uncover the truths. Don’t let the devil sell you a lie. That is why the Bible says :

God’s Charges against Israel / Each of us   Hosea 5-7
5So you will stumble by day, And the prophet also will stumble with you by night; And I will destroy your mother. 6My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. 7The more they multiplied, the more they sinned against Me; I will change their glory into shame.…

Destroyed means you are taken out, you die, reduced to nothing…..

to reduce (an object) to useless fragments, a useless form, or remains, as by rending, burning, or dissolving; injure beyond repair or renewal; demolish; ruin; annihilate.

2.

to put an end to; extinguish.

3.

to kill; slay.

4.

to render ineffective or useless; nullify; neutralize; invalidate.

5.

to defeat completely

Example: You are in a class of some sort, and you don’t quite understand the information being presented, DON’T SIT THERE!!! RAISE YOUR HAND AND ASK A MILLION QUESTIONS UNTIL YOU GET IT!!!!! Don’t worry about who looks at you crazy, or who is taking deep breaths or the ones who are looking at you out the sides of their necks, forget them. ASK, ASK AND ASK!!!

Same way with God, he wants you to ASK, ASK, AND ASK UNTIL U UNDERSTAND HIM AND HIS WORD!!

Now days there is NO REASON FOR YOU NOT TO UNDERSTAND ANYTHING, especially the BIBLE. Once you began to understand the more your spirit will become tuned to God the Holy Spirit. We all have a spirit, and that spirit craves to be intimate with the Holy Spirit of God. When u began to seek after God and began to understand Him, your way of life changes. It seeks to please God, and to live more by His Word.

he is focused on you

you are his main focus

So it is best to seek for yourself, that has been a major problem for us, we let others instill their opinions upon us. And often opinions are the results of what one is thinking. Not what is actual being said, or what is being demonstrated. So in order for us not to fall into and believing someone else opinions, lets take a whole look for ourselves. Read it yourself. Understand it for yourself, and know it for yourself. If you do your research then nobody can lie to you when it concerns the Biblical Truths.

Ok so you say what do I mean?

Examples: Take a look the election candidates, some of us just vote for someone because our friend will be voting for that person. Or the Pastor told you to vote for them, or u heard it on the radio, or someone at your job will be voting for a certain person  or you get in a group to decide to vote for a person, but you really need to read upon the person to get an idea of what they think, or how they feel about issues that concern you. But its more easy for someone to tell you who to vote for than to do your own research. Ok u vote for(example) Hillary because Shelia Lee told you to. But, what if she got paid to tell you to vote for Hillary. So you vote for Hillary, but did u dig and see what she is about, or did u listen to someone else tell you who to vote for?

I tell you this, that is why the country is in the situation it is in today, we didn’t read the Bible, and we did not research the person running for these public offices. We need knowledge, understanding and we need God to make godly decisions. I used to be like that but after trials in my life I’ve learned that everybody I would vote for do not have our best interest at heart, if they did we would not have so many, many black men, black husbands, black sons, black daughters, black mothers or black people in jails.

But after all is said and done, The best wisdom to have is the Wisdom from Gods Words.

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“A wrong spirit in us causes us to Sin”

Yeshua would like you to know::

The spirit transmits its thoughts to the soul and the soul then causes the body to obey the spirit’s orders. The soul is the medium.  But before the fall of man the spirit controlled “the whole” being through the soul.  Before man committed sin the power of the soul was completely under the dominion or rule of the spirit. The spirit in itself cannot act upon the body; it can only do it as the medium of the soul. Luke 1: 46-47 explains the meaning of the words, stated above. Remember the soul is the site of our personality. Our will, intellect and emotions are all located in our soul. Our spirit is used to communicate with the spiritual world, and our body is used to communicate with the natural world. Now get this: Our soul stands between and causes its power to discern and decide whether the spiritual or the natural world should reign. Sometimes the soul can take control over man through intellect. That action creates an idea world which reigns. But in order for the spirit to be in control; the soul has to give its consent; otherwise our spirit is helpless to regulate the soul and the body. But the final decision is up to the soul, because our personality lives there.   All of our sins belong to the soul, or should I say the soul fathers our sins. But the soul has to submit itself to spirit in order for the spirit to rule. But if your soul acts against the spirit, then the spirit is powerless to rule us. That’s how we can have a free will. Yeshua created us to be able to choose how we use our will. We have full power to decide for ourselves how we would like rule over ourselves. So in other words we can choose to obey the words Yeshua placed in the Holy Bible to live by or we can choose to ignore them completely and create our own rules to live by.

But I hope you know, there is no in between, either we live according  to Yeshua’s  Bible  (Holy Guide) or Commandments or we will live by the unholy actions of satan. It’s just simple. No in between!

Yeshua desires for us to be complete in His will. Yeshua desires that the spirit control ‘our whole” being. But remember the most important part of us belongs to the soul. It is our will which determines if our spirit, our body will rule over us. That is why the Bible calls us “living souls”.

Do you know that you are Yeshua’s temple and that Yeshua’s Spirit dwells in us? Read I Corinthians 3:16  Yeshua also tells us in verse 17 that if anyone destroys Yeshua’s temple, Yeshua will destroy that person. Why?  Because the temple of Yeshua is Holy and YOU ARE THE TEMPLE!  Sin does destroy our temples.  All Yeshua asks is that you don’t destroy your temple. He loves us. Please stop sinning and ask for repentance of your sins.

This is the order spirit, soul and body

The spirit is the pre-eminent part of us, so Yeshua mentions it first.

The soul stands between the spirit and the body.

 The body is the lowest and the last.

The soul is the organ of our personalities; it houses the mind, power or ability to decide something for ourselves and our emotions.  

Our soul is the master over all our actions, and our bodies obeys its orders.

Before Adam fell to temptation, the soul was governed by the spirit. And that is how Yeshua would prefer it. First the spirit then the soul and lastly the body!

If we allow the wrong spirits to dwell in us, then we will commit sins; sins that even we will be ashamed to own up too. But, Yeshua made provisions so we won’t have to keep up the sin act. We can correct a sinful life if we give our lives over to Him and repent, or ask for forgiveness. Yeshua loves us so much, that even in our committing sins, He forgives us if we ask Him too.

So once we began to understand how the spirit, soul and body completely function, then we can know how to change our actions. These actions that we commit against Yeshua, can be forgiven. So now, since we know a little more, we can begin to honor Yeshua by changing our sin nature. It’s not that hard, but it is not easy.  We cannot do it in own strength. We must ask Yeshua to help us. Only through asking Him for sincere forgiveness will he move to help us. He can  deliver us from our sinful nature and actions. So the more we practice changing our sin nature, the more we began to become aware of our sin actions. Then we can begin to separate ourselves from sin and sinful influences.

But the most IMPORTANT thing for us to remember is to REPENT First!

HOW?

By asking Yeshua to FORGIVE US!

And guess what! HE WILL!

If you would like to know about the Spirit, Soul and the Body try reading some of  Watchman Nee‘s work! He is really deep, and if you would like to know the truth. I suggest you read Nee’s writings. They will truly help you understand it!


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Sinning Ain’t Winning!

When sinning we think we’re winning. We are in that moment. But after the thrill wears off we feel real letdown and hurt. We have a conscience, but we all don’t have a right conscience /moral conscious. But you only feel remorse, or sorrow when you have a right conscience.  I want to let you know everyone does not have a right conscious. Seriously! Having a right conscience is what lets you know you’re a moral human. Having a right conscious means you are able to apologize when you know you did or said something not quite right or moral. No one has to tell you when you are wrong; in your heart you know it. But again that is when you have a right conscious. Life is on such a higher level, when you have a right and moral conscious than the person without one.

We can Live by the Will of Man or the Will of God

We know that the Law of Yeshua is spiritual; but we are carnal, sold as a slave under sin. We do not understand the things we do. For what we want to do, we do not do but what we hate we do.  Romans 7:15

We are all soulish meaning that man is governed by the soulical part of our being, taking on the character and expressions of the soul. Let’s say we are divided into 3 parts:

Spirit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Soul                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Body  

These 3 parts make up our whole person. But the Soul is the combination of the body and spirit. So we are living souls. It is the spirit of us which gives us life. When God breathed air into our nostrils after we were created from the dust of the earth, we became a living soul. The very first breath of air we breath came from God. Let me help you with that; ok say we were just born, and when the doctors heard us scream, we took in air to let out air – we are living. But say for instance we did not breath, our chest did not rise and expand to let out breath (air) then we would cease to live. Ok say the doctor had to breathe into you to get you to breathe so you could live right away. That was the same with God he breathed into us, so that we could take the first breath of life. What I’m trying to say is that somebody’s got to breath into us in order for us to live. (God breathed into Adam nostrils) When people are ill and stop breathing, the first thing the doctor does is give them breath by breathing into them, That’s because we were created from God by Him breathing into us. So in order to live we gotta have that air going in and out of our nostrils. God did it first, so it has to be kept up, to live.

So the breath of life became our spirit and that’s the main piece of life living inside of us. Again, it is the spirit of us who gives us life. So we have a soul and a spirit. So when God placed the spirit within us or placed the spirit within the dust, our soul was produced.  The spirit touched our dead bodies which caused us to have the soul. So the spirit, soul and body created our physical being. All of us each have all three.  Example: take a clear glass of water, drop in some food coloring, when the food coloring and the water mix you have a well-blended cup of color. The same as with the spirit and body which combine to become what we call the soul. 1 Water + 1 coloring = a cup of color or 1 body + 1 spirit combined = a living soul

Our soul is, according to God, a living soul, because our soul represents us, and expresses our individuality.

Our soul is the organ of our free will, our free will, our spirit and body is completely merged. If our soul wills to obey Yeshua, it will allow the spirit to rule over us, as ordered by Yeshua. But the soul if it chooses to it can also deny the spirit and take some other delights as lord of the man. It is through our body that we become tangled with the material world. The body gives us world -consciousness, and the soul contains our intellectual self. The intellectual self helps us in the present state of existence and the emotional state of existence which is fathered by our 5 senses. Human beings have a multitude of senses. In addition to the traditionally recognized five senses of sight (ophthalmoception), hearing (audioception), taste (gustaoception), smell (olfacoception or olfacception), and touch (tactioception), other senses include temperature (thermoception), kinesthetic sense (proprioception), pain (nociception), balance (equilibrioception) and acceleration (kinesthesioception). What constitutes a sense is a matter of some debate, leading to difficulties in defining what exactly a sense is. (Wiki)

But since our soul is really our own self, then that part of us reveals our Personality, which is really called our self- consciousness. But the spirit part of us is the part of us that communicate with Yeshua and by that alone are we able to understand and worship Him. 

God dwells in the spirit!

Self dwells in the soul!

Senses dwells in the body!

Through our bodies we are in contact with the outside sensuous world. The world affects us and we are affected by it.  BUT our soul stands between the two worlds, while belonging to both worlds. We are linked to the spiritual world by our spirit and linked to the secular, material world through our bodies. Our body also possesses the power of free will. The environment stimulates our free wills and our spirit cannot act directly upon the body. It will need a medium, and the medium is the soul produced by the touching of the spirit with the body. So the soul stands between the spirit with the body, connecting the two together.  The spirit can bring the body under control through the medium of the soul, and it will obey Yeshua. The body through the soul can draw the spirit into the world. Only the spirit can unite us with Yeshua, it joins with Yeshua.

I hope you’re getting the idea.

So sinning really ain’t winning! Because so many of us are living by our own wills, and claim that’s Yeshua’s way! But I tell you that’s a lie from the pits of hell and the truth ain’t dwelling within us. The decisions we make are  from our own will, not being apart or a right and moral conscience. The bottom line is we all live by our will. Not desiring to let the will of God thrive within us. But remember where we rely on the will of our desire we will surely be defeated! The want of our will cannot  give us the strength to do the right and moral thing, because FLESH is stronger. BUT flesh can be defeated!

Source: Minister, Author Watchman Nee

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