CAPTURED BY LIFE AND PEACE
“I am intrinsically wired with the ability to make accurate decisions,” I was made to believe. I bought into another lies of the times. A lie that forms the culture of this upside down world. A lie that has shaped sincere believers into self dependent creatures. It’s a lie to think that man in himself is capable to guide his own path, reaching the zenith of peace and wholeness only God can offer. We are dependent beings — God is the expression of our life in all things. He’s the treasure of all wisdom and in Him we are complete. The parallel government of darkness aims to deprive men of the flowing life of God towards man’s wholeness on this side of eternity. Jesus came to offer life to us in abundance but the goal of the adversary is to entangle our paths with erroneous ideas of the world to deny us of the exceeding life in God
Lies hangs over my soul, and the soul of many brethren. Our teeth are set on the edge of death because in the inadequacy of our flesh we still want to steer the wheels of this vehicle called life. Many accidents, many casualties; the fruit of a life directed by the carnal instincts and the formula of the flesh. We have become an enemy of God unknowingly because no one taught us that death dwells in our flesh and the decisions of our flesh doesn’t resonate with the will and pleasures of heaven.
To carnally facilitate your life will definitely leads to many dark days. It is just a matter of time, even if you feel you are in control and secure today. You were saved to yield to the sovereign rule of the Kingdom of God through your vessels. Our place is to surrender to that incorruptible life flowing through our born again spirit. Pride says, I have the discipline to maneuver through life, escaping it’s perils. O another lie of the flesh
“For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. (Romans 8:6-7 KJVAAE)
The goal of the everyday man is to find life and peace. We want to find fulfillment. We crave for something surreal through the resources of the world. Unfortunately nothing satisfies. Nothing is as precious as the soul clothed with the true life and peace of God through spirit to Spirit interface. Millions of dollars are budgeted towards the development of families, communities, and cities through governmental agencies, tailored programs and the establishment of modern infrastructures for the wellbeing of all, yet the end goals are far-fetched
The element of projects and programs subscribed to bring life and peace in our communities are temporary. It takes more than human structures to guarantee an eternal reality of life and peace in society. Life and peace are not mere elements of God which He dispenses upon us from time to time. God is life; a reality of imperishable essence that lightens the world and give true meaning to everything swallowed into its possibilities; the living life. That’s what who we have to pursue at all cost
A mind, a family, community, business, church, and nations deprived of the reality of Gods life-light as the compass is heading into confusion and darkness. Regardless of how you can guide decisions by your own intelligence, you don’t have what it takes to sustain it through all weather because you are not all knowing and all capable reality. It is in Christ we outsource that vitality of life. There is a system in God that can sustain a man through all weather and seasons, and that system is spirit to spirit or the yielding of the mind to the eternal nature, promises, provisions and supply of the all knowing Spirit of God in Christ Jesus
Death is the result of a mind set on the provisions and supply of the flesh through the spirit of this world. God is not in such economy of the carnal mind, which is the soul structure of man and the flesh; the receptacle of the Adamic nature. They are both enemies of God until they are renewed and influenced completely by the nature of God in our recreated spirit until we are dead to the whispers of the flesh
The Psalmist echoes the dynamics of the life reality in God as against the corruption of hell and death that seeks dominion over our life, communities and even our nations. Metaphorically, hell and death represents the complete dominion of darkness; a life deprived of the gracious expressions of the living life of God, swallowed into earthy decay.
“For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”
Psalm 16:10-11 KJVAAE
There is a path of life that leads you to the living fountains where true joy abides. Jesus is both the path of life and the fountain of life for the satisfaction of men, forever. The means to this boundless fountain is the Spirit of Christ, finding expression in your soul. In Christ, there is life and not death. To be habitually experiencing uneasiness, anxiety, confusion and total lack of hope in your pilgrim path is a sure sign that your life is under the control of the flesh and that you have not given God the sole privilege to be Lord over your mind. Yes, no one can avoid the challenges of this life yet in Christ Jesus we win, even in the fire or through the deepest depths of the oceans. If we trustfully and humbly yield our heart and souls to the all knowing Spirit, He will express the goodness of God in our vessels. I have seen men waxed strong in the face of adversities because they knew how to run to the counsel of the living waters to fill their souls with the higher life of Christ. I have also seen men broken into pieces as if they have no God in their corner because they leaned upon their carnal minds to fix a world of impossibilities in their life. Such men are difficult to affect positively through the word because it is not in their natural habitat to yield to the simplicity of the Spirit. They have to be broken first before God can help them
As we begin to set our hearts to the guidance of the Spirit on every matter, the Spirit floods our faculties of decisions and actions with accuracy of wisdom, knowledge, life and peace, which would be the stability and the guarantee of our life to stand against the onslaughts of the times. It may not make sense to the world around you as you obediently yield and follow the path of the word, but your reward will be openly noticed, due to the impartation of the true life Gods shalom peace which will clothe the entirety of your being like a garment. This is how we are captured by a higher life to bring us to the winning place in God. You have access into the immeasurable life of God by the Spirit to win over the complex attacks of the spirit of corruption, lust and death that wants to establish governmental dominion over your life, to the displeasure of the will of your Heavenly Father for your life. It grieves God to see us collapsed into the arms of the flesh because the end is always death. Come O Lord! Take over my life for your pleasure and my wholeness and the wholeness of everything around me
Jesus Nōw | 2021 New Creation Diaries | Rule Thou O Lord