“Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddles with all wisdom. A fool has no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.” Proverbs 18:1-2.
All too many separate themselves to an earthly wisdom. They seek and intermeddle with evil and sensual wisdom from the vanities of man’s mind in order to “find” themselves…so their heart may discover itself. This earthly wisdom results in pride and self righteousness in it’s “best life now” methods to overthrow the sin that so easily besets us.
God did not give us 12 steps for victory over the world, the flesh and the devil. He did not give us 40 days of purpose or 100 days to “rightly believe”. God gave us His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). Jesus is the source of everlasting life and Calvary’s Cross is the means by which whosoever believes in Him and His atoning work shall not perish.
“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the Law, but under Grace.” Romans 6:14.
Because of our belief in the atoning work of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s Cross, the power of sin is broken in our lives. Sin no longer has dominion over us because our faith is placed in Jesus, Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe. This is GOD’s prescribed order of victory…faith in the Sacrificial Lamb (Jesus) HE provided and the ONLY way we are reconciled to God.
“Jesus said unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man comes unto the Father, but by Me.” John 14:6.
The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to free us from the law of sin and death and give us dominion over our sin nature when we place our faith in, and separate ourselves to, the sensual and earthly wisdom to overcome the world, the flesh and the devil. He (the Holy Spirit) is only commissioned to free us from the law of sin and death when our faith is placed in God’s plan for victory – Jesus Christ and Him crucified…HIS atoning work on Calvary’s Cross, not ours. This IS the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus that gives the Holy Spirit latitude to free us from the law of sin and death.
“For the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2.
This Christian walk is not about faking it to we make it. All of the methods the modern church presents so that “the heart may discover itself” are not wisdom from above but evil, earthly and sensual. These methods become laws the Believer must adhere to in order to know one’s self.
“Search the Scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of ME (Jesus). And you will not come to Me, that you might have life.” John 5:39-40
The entirety of the Word of God speaks of Jesus Christ. From Genesis 1:1 to Revelations 22:22 Believers are pointed to the Sacrificial Lamb of God, Jesus Christ. We search the Scriptures which testify of Jesus yet in our heart we will not come to Him so that we may have life…we are foolish. We separate ourselves to worldly wisdom and not unto God’s Way.
The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him (2 Chronicles 16:9)…not perfect toward man or man’s methods.
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, says the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” 2 Corinthians 6:17
Discern the separation.
-Donna Clark Warren