Carnality is Caring For Here
We all know about the word “carnality”.
And, we all know it is bad.
And, many of us know the bible says many places that those who live in it will not enter Heaven, much less their purpose & destiny.
But, not everyone understands what that word means.
It means to live a lifestyle of putting physical/earthly needs above spiritual/eternal ones. It means putting first the temporary things of Food, Family, Fame, & Freetime.
(“Fame” means flesh fame: promotion, work/social “success”, purpose outside of God’s will, etc)
Did we not read about Isreal in wilderness, and know what we read?
40 years, eating the same food, and not much of it daily either.
40 years, walking around the mountain of ‘Relationship with God’, and yet never climbing the Mountain of Cost to know Him.
40 years, being humbled and cast down, and yet they never grasped the purpose.
40 years, of bordem in the never-ending sands.
IT WAS AN 11 DAY JOURNEY, AND EVEN AFTER 40 YEARS THEY DID NOT ENTER because they never learned the lesson of letting go of this world to walk with the God of another world! They never learned the lesson that you cannot focus on an invisible God if you are focused on anything in this world!
Mark 4:18-19 And others are the ones on whom seed was sown among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word, but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
2 Corinthians 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
OH CARNAL ONES OUT THERE:
Forget about your food & physical “needs”!
Forget about your carnal ideas of “family”!
Forget about your job, promotion, “purpose”!
Forget about your “need” to be entertained and always busy!
Because, those who do not stumble over this stumbling block, the NT refers to as “the Cross” [we must carry], will find God on the Mountain Top of Splendor!
They will ascend the mountain to see His Glory be manifest in their life, transforming it from a worm into a majestic butterfly!
They will personally, and intimately, know the Ways of the Eternal mysterious One as a child knows the mind of his daddy!
They will know the endless nuances of His penetrating Voice in their hearts, as a woman knows her husband’s mind and body!
They will become something a carnal person cannot hope to comprehend… something so otherworldly, powerful, majestic, and awe-inspiring that those who refuse to forsake this world for His kingdom will NEVER be able to imagine it!
…They, who forsake carnality, to take on eternal focus, will “Know Their God and Do Exploits”. They will have HIS joy as they see Him meet their needs. They will come to literally, and intimately, know the Eternal, Almighty, Limitless God as their daddy and best friend. They will have lives that are impregnated with potential to eclipse that of Samson, Samuel, Daniel, Elijah, Elisha, and Moses.
But, those who do not forsake carnal interests will just continue looking upon those who did make the right choice as “wrong”, “fools”, and “mean” and “mysterious”. …and, they will 100% miss their purpose and destiny, and in the end have lives that meant NOTHING.
While, those who walked away from Food, Family, Fame, & Freetime will find:
– Food that gives life in two worlds, not just one
– Family that will never die, because they will all walk with God…. right on into eternity
– Fame, in the purist of senses: Heaven will know their names for they CHOSE to be children of God
– Freetime, for all eternity simply because they forsook such demonic destractions while here in the earth.
To Start The Journey of Literally Walking With God, Start By Reading These Nuggets of Truth:
No one can serve two masters: Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns—and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his lifespan? And why do you worry about clothes? Consider how the lilies of the field grow: They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was adorned like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ FOR THE PAGANS PURSUE all these things, and your Heavenly Father knows that you need them. BUT SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND ALL THESE THINGS WILL BE ADDED UNTO YOU.
“Now therefore [revere] the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served… and serve the Lord (idols of America, too). And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve… But, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
“Lord,” someone asked Him, “will only a few people be saved?” Jesus answered, “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able. After the master of the house gets up and shuts the door, you will stand outside knocking and saying, ‘Lord, open the door for us.’ But he will reply, ‘I do not know where you are from.’…
Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.
1 John 3:21-22
Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God, and we will receive from Him whatever we ask, because we keep His commandments and do what is pleasing in His sight.
1 John 2:3-4
By this we can be sure that we have come to know Him: if we keep His commandments. If anyone says, “I know Him,” but does not keep His commandments, he is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
We were made for much, much, much more than what the carnal world has told us.
I trust you will hear, and “hear”. And, thus walk onward into glorious things in Him.
Blessings to His mighty Christ-filled ones!
with love and fire,