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War Against the Soul.

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SINFUL DESIRE

Abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul. 1 Peter 2:11 New King James Version

                                                                                                    

If you are older like me you have witnessed the spiraling descension of our western society into a cesspool. In our  music, TV shows and movies morality has taken back seat to the shock effect to addict people to the filth. Look at many of todays singers when they were just starting out and portrayed as sweet and innocent. As that became passé they became more and more depraved to stay on top. 

                                                                        

Society thinks it is cool to emulate them.                                                          

Look at the movies and listen to popular songs. There is so much filth in it that laughingly is called entertainment.                                                            

It encourages premarital sex, why do they not have interviews with people who have contracted syphilis (we have a run for aids why not a run for syphilis which is much more common and much more deadly?) or had abortions and their lives ruined because of this lifestyle? 

                                                                         

Seeking after self instead of seeking to better society. Why do they not talk about how many suicides there are because of loneliness?               

When you surround yourself with yourself you end up with no one but yourself. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                                        

Materialism which says buy this and you will be happy.                                 

Why do they not have interviews with folks that have had their lives and marriages destroyed by bankruptcy?                                                                     

Indeed is not every society in the world today facing eminent bankruptcy on a scale never witnessed before in history because of this empty “happiness”?                                                                                          

Is not every government in the world facing bankruptcy because their populace lives by the entitlement theory and to stay in power the politicians give the people what they want and not what they need?                                                                      

“We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves to be like other people.”  Arthur Schopenhauer   

                                                                                                         

On the other hand when you seek after Christ you are in the spiritual world. In this world you experience His love and divine joy which nothing of the flesh can even begin to compare with.      

                                  

I would not give up one moment of my Christian life for a lifetime of fleshly desires being fulfilled. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                                                                  

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Heseh (god is love) for blessing me with the most treasured gift ever possible, Your divine love. I praise You in the name of He who showed His supreme love for me on the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.                                              

May the sunshine of Jesus sweet love bless you today and every day.

Author: ropheka

I am an unpaid live in care giver for my aged mother. As well I regularly do volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity and with a local church group helping working poor establish themselves independently. . I love being in nature. I say the closer we get to nature the more we see Jehovah. We are blessed in this area with many amazing, easy to ride bicycle trails on old railroad lines that takes us all over Southern Ontario.

13 thoughts on “War Against the Soul.

  1. Unfortunately, the corruption of our society will get worse and worse. 2 Tim. 3:13: “But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” But we must continue in the fight against it.

  2. I’ve often noted the pattern you mentioned with regard to young entertainers who eventually destroy themselves. 😦

    When you surround yourself with yourself you end up with no one but yourself.

    This is so very true. Is it any wonder that when we finally must face the emptiness that is in “self”, so many hopeless people never find a way out of the ocean of despair.

    • We are up in arms now because the provincial government is forcing children to learn about masturbation and homosexuality as young as eight in schools. When someone challenged the homosexual premier on it she called him homophobic. That is a cheap way to shift the blame. I say we need to teach our children morals and get the filth off of TV, radio and movies.

      This is also the reason for so many suicides.

  3. I think the real problem is a lack of connection with the true Christ within. This true Christ is the soul and it is made of the same eternal material as God. It does not depend on time for survival. Here is the true source of our self-esteem. Its purity is that of a virgin, its existence is a miracle and cures our unconscious illnesses (lack of self-worth for example) it is the cornerstone, highly rejected and buried, yet it still lives. Sound familiar?

  4. Yes it is True ropheka, mankind will sin until they come to heart repentance and are Born Again of God’s seed and then they will no longer have Adams seed, but until than self centered thinking, focusing on what contaminates, hurting and slanding others, holding onto resentment and bitterness , showing rudeness and contempt will be shown in their Carnal flesh, this is why we must put it to death by The Spirit and aim to be perfected in Love, as confirmed in God’s inspired Scriptures below and in others. We have been set free from the Slavery of sin in Christ Jesus.

    John 8:34-36 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. KJV

    1 John 3:9 No one who is Born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been Born of God. KJV

    1 John 5:18-20 We know that no one who is Born of God sins; but He who was Born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him. KJV

    Romans 8 :12-15 Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. or if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. KJV

    1 John 3: 1-11 ( 6-7 ) Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him. Little children, let no man/woman deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous. KJV

    Romans 6 : 1 – 2 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? KJV

    2 Timothy 2:19-21 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, let every one that nameth the Name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the Master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. KJV

    Romans 6:5-7 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. KJV

    1 John 2:4-6 He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth His word, in him verily is the Love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked. KJV

    Ephesians 4:23-24 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. KJV

    1 John 4:17-19 Herein is our Love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in Love; but perfect Love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in Love. We Love Him, because He first Loved us. KJV

    Romans 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. KJV

    Romans 6:18-20 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. KJV

    Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. KJV

    Christian Love in Christ Jesus – Anne.

    • Even then we still have to battle against the carnal just as Paul said: the body wages war against the spirit

      • Yes ropheka Paul was battling with his flesh in Romans 7 and called himself wretched but than said Jesus would rescue him, Paul than tells us as confirmed in the Scriptures below that we are to put our Carnal flesh to death which causes us to sin and aim to be perfected in Love. We can’t just reject the Scriptures because they don’t agree with what we think or have been taught in error by others.

        It would help you ropheka to ask for God’s wisdom and empowering and read again the Scriptures on my first comment, you will see clearly we do not continue to sin when we are Born again of God’s seed.

        Put the flesh to death……..

        Romans 8 :12-15 Therefore, brothers/ sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. or if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

        Colossians 3:4-6 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.

        Galatians 24 -26 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

        2 Corinthians 7: 1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God

        Aim to be perfected in Love…..

        Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect

        Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God.

        Philippians 3:14-16 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. Nevertheless, where to we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

        2Timithy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

        1John 4:16-19 And we have known and believed the Love that God hath to us. God is Love; and he that dwelleth in Love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our Love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in Love; but perfect Love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in Love. We Love Him, because He first Loved us.

        1 John 2:4-6 He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth His word, in him verily is the Love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. He that saith hebideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.

        2Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in Peace; and the God of Love and Peace shall be with you.

        Blessings – Anne.

  5. “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” People are selling their souls in multitudes for some temporal material goods and lusting after all manner of perverse lifestyles. The illuminati was present in the half time spectacle of the super-bowl and the masses sucked it up.
    Lord Jesus strengthen us against the ever increasing madness of the evil one and his worshippers. Bring the glorious light of your gospel and shine it on the darkness.

  6. You speak correctly here. The greatest of gifts ever to be given is the love of God through Christ Jesus! Grace is all wrapped up under the tree and it has everyone’s name on the package…

    Steve

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