From the moment of your creation, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, the pride of life and force of greed, is soaked into your total being like a hyper absorbent sponge.
(1 John 2:16 - 17NKJV) For all that is in the world; the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life; is not of the Father but is of the world. (17 ) And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
(Luke 11:39 NKJV) Then the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but your inward part is full of greed and wickedness.
The uncleanness and filthiness of the flesh, the mind, the soul and the spirit must be detoxified based on the Word of God.
(Gal 5:16 NKJV) I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
(2 Cor 6:17 - 7:1 NKJV) Therefore "Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you." (18) "I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty." (7:1) Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
If you are ready to face life with the total determination of perfecting holiness in the fear of God, God is ready to take you by the hand, help and teach you how to Walk in the Spirit, serving Him and others. At the same time He will teach you and help you over come the lust of the flesh, he lust of the eyes, the pride of life and the force of greed..As you over come these powerful forces in your life God will teach you how to receive and walk in His wonderful blessings.
What it means to be blessed in the New Testament is to die to self and the need for Material gain for our own personal uses. We are soldiers of God. Being apart of the greatest army and fighting in the greatest battle that will ever be fought requires great sacrifice. This has always been what is required of any soldier on any battle field. Any soldier that has ever stepped on to any battle field understands the reality of self sacrifice, even unto death.
To walk in the Spirit is to allow Jesus to live through us ( as He lived His life while he walked the earth) serving God and others. What it means to be blessed in the New Testament is to die to self and allowing Jesus to live through us. As we do this daily, we will be given by God the earthly wealth necessary, to meet every opportunity that He offers us to gain much Heavenly Treasure . This is so easy to see in the Word, for anyone, if one is willing to see the truth.
(2 Cor 9:6 NKJV) But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
(2 Cor 9:7 NKJV) So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
What is stated here in verse 9 "So let each one give as he purposes in his heart", is one of the most important things that must be under stood in new testament giving. We are not under law but grace.
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