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LEPROSY IN THE HOUSE

39 And the Priest shall come again the seventh day, and shall look: and, behold, if the plague be spread in the walls of the house;
 
40 Then the Priest shall command that they take away the stones in which the plague is, and they shall cast them into an unclean place without the city:” Leviticus 14:39-40
 
Leprosy could not be disregarded by the Priest. Patiently and graciously, the Priest would inspect the person, the garment and even the house suspected of leprosy.
 
In the church of Corinth leprosy was found in the house when a man had committed fornication with his father’s wife. If this man had not repented of his sin, the Apostle Paul informed the Church that they would have to dissolve the relationship with him. The stones which were infected with the plague had to be removed from the house. The leaven had to be removed in order that the entire loaf not be infected.
 
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is Sacrificed for us:” 1 Cor. 5:7
 
If the person does not repent of their sin and the infected stones are not removed, then the church has left the ways of the Lord and has chosen to go in another direction. Even though the infected house may continue to exist and even prosper, the leaven which remained…the plague of sin, will take over the entire house and the house will be set for destruction by the Lord.
 
Association with these unclean environments corrupts the Believer. There are many who hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the churches; they know Jesus is standing at the door knocking, yet they continue to stay among the leaven thinking that they will not be leavened themselves. This is a form of self righteousness because what we are indeed thinking is that we can “handle” the leaven ourselves but we can’t. If such were so, the Cross of Christ was in vain.
 
It took the Blood of Christ Jesus to cleanse us from the plague of sin. The world, the flesh and the devil are all formidable foes. If we think we can handle leprosy, we are dead wrong. What we need to be doing is coming out from among them and running the our High Priest for His cleansing. Looking unto Him, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit will carefully inspect and remove the leaven which has infected our hearts.
 
Judgment begins at the House of the Lord. We cannot stay in an unclean house. Come out from among them and be ye separate. Touch not the unclean thing. Jesus stands at the door knocking.
 
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, says the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
 
18 And will be a Father unto you, and you shall be My Sons and Daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Cor. 6:17-18
 
-Donna Clark Warren
 

GODLY SORROW

Fear and a sense of sincere remorse cause one to repent. Creeds and decrees given by many sincere Christians as a means of “consecration” if you will, do not cause repentance. Repentance cannot be ‘created’ by consecration but are often a result of true repentance which will always involve a separation from evil.
 
The problem arises when our consecration becomes ambition and our faith greed. Consecration being the cause of our repentance, which was the result of fear and a sincere sense of remorse, can easily become the object of our faith if we so allow. The greedy heart of religious pride and self righteousness is leavened when we begin looking to our consecration as the means by which we receive from God.
 
Yes, the Lord will bless our consecration if our consecration came from a repentant heart; a humble heart and contrite spirit. If our consecration is caused by or legislated through a set of religious rules in order to gain righteousness it is rooted from a self righteous, religious spirit.
 
It is the OBJECT of our faith that allows the Holy Spirit latitude to work in our heart. It is His ministry which divides asunder the soul and spirit of man and discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart through the Word of God. The Holy Spirit convicts the Believer which results in repentance in the heart who is perfect toward the Lord. They may not be perfect but it is their will to please God. To be sure, if it is not of faith, faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified, it (whatever it may be) cannot please God.
 
Too often, our decrees become the object of our faith. Even the “determined” decree, if not mixed with the actual faith required of such, can become leaven. Declaring and decreeing one is a “Cross Preacher” does not make one a “Cross Preacher”. It is the preaching of Jesus Christ and Him crucified, Who He is and what He has done for whosoever will believe to pay the penalty of sin for the believing sinner and break the power of sin for the Saint, that makes one a “Cross Preacher”.
 
The Cross of Christ is the power of God to us who are Saved, not our consecration. Our consecration is the result of His keeping power. We know in Whom we have believed and yes, we are determined to know nothing else among you. We have seen the leaven leaven whole lumps and we fear the same. Leaven is powerful. It is of the devil. But leaven is expelled by the power of the Holy Spirit as we look unto Jesus Christ, the Author and Finisher of our faith.
 
This fight of faith is a fight…not a walk in the tulips. The world, the flesh and the devil are enemies are our soul and they play for keeps. Jesus Christ came to die on Calvary’s Cross to Save us from their power but we are not afforded such power if we place our faith in anything else other than His finished work.
 
Fight the good fight of faith…be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
9 Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that you sorrowed to repentance: for you were made sorry after a godly manner, that you might receive damage by us in nothing.
 
10 For godly sorrow works repentance to Salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world works death.
 
11 For behold this selfsame thing, that you sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things you have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.” 2 Corinthians 7:9-11
 
-Donna Clark Warren
 

POUTING AS THE LORD POSITIONS

Jonah was an illustration to the people of the Wrath of God and of the Grace of God (Matt. 16:1-4, Luke 11:30). Not desiring the repentance of Nineveh, Jonah at first refused to go. He knew that God is a gracious God and would repent of evil (Jonah 4:2) upon Nineveh turning from their wicked ways.

“8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.

9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from His fierce anger, that we perish not?

10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that He had said that He would do unto them; and He did it not.” Jonah 3:8-10

God saw their “works” and did not do unto them that which He had said that He would do. To be sure, what did their “works” consist of? REPENTANCE!

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” James 2:26

Dead faith produces dead works for it does not produce a repentant heart. Faith in the Cross of Christ Jesus is alive and produces a repentant heart…a humble heart; a heart that melts as wax upon the hearing of the Word of God.

Not wanting to go to Nineveh in the first place; knowing that they would indeed repent upon the proper hearing of the Word of the Lord, Jonah feared his fellow countrymen. He feared their reaction towards the turn of events concerning Nineveh and beseeched the Lord to take his life from him.

3 Therefore now, O Lord, take, I beseech You, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

4 Then said the Lord, Do you well to be angry?“Jonah 4:3-4

Irrespective of Jonah’s attitude, the Lord was long-suffering with the Prophet as He beseeched him to consider whether or not his anger was reasonable.

Jonah, not wanting to go to Nineveh, prepared a fish to entomb him for 3 days and deliver him unto Nineveh (Jonah 1:17).

Jonah, not wanting to see Nineveh spared, went to pout even when he could be down there rejoicing with his Brethren, and the Lord, in His Mercy, prepared a gourd that it might be a shade unto him and deliver him from his grief (Jonah 4:6).

The Lord, in His Mercy, showing Jonah that He is the One Who gives and He is the One Who takes away, prepares a worm to smite the gourd and once again, the Prophet wished himself to die (Jonah 4:7).

Jonah, just like many of us today, are too often led by our religious emotions and not by the Holy Spirit. We are easily swayed by the affect of material comforts but not at all affected by what the Lord is trying to do through our circumstances for others. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, just ask Job…but NO MATTER the case, He is ALWAYS working all things together for good to us who love Him and are called according to His Purpose.

27 And He that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because He makes intercession for the Saints according to the Will of God.

28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His Purpose.” Romans 8:27-28

It is God’s Will that all be Saved. While Jonah pouted God was positioning…positioning fish, gourds and worms to constantly guide Jonah; keeping him in His Will and His Way. If that gourd withers, seek the Lord for the lesson.

Faith in the Cross of Christ Jesus, produces a repentant heart. As we run through the camp, lifting up Jesus Christ and Him crucified as we are told to do, do not be upset when faith comes and work follows…a good work; the work of repentance in the heart of man as the Holy Spirit superintends the work of God in the heart of hearers. In the heart of those who choose to believe there will be a change. Joy will come in the morning and the burden of sin is lifted. Don’t pout. Rejoice with them.

-Donna Clark Warren

WITHOUT SPOT OR WRINKLE

“25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave Himself for it;
 
26 That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word,
 
27 That He might present it to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” Ephesians 5:25-27
 
Jesus gave Himself for the Church so that He may sanctify it and cleanse it with the washing by the Word. The Word of God is given for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness that we may be thoroughly furnished unto all good works (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
 
Jesus Christ is not coming back for a weak and beggarly church. He is not returning for a church bound by sin because the preacher told them their sin was acceptable to God. That preacher; that man or woman, who is condoning sin to get people in the pews and entertain them will answer to God themselves.
 
It is up to each and every Child of God to search the Scriptures for ourselves and to look unto the Cross of Christ for ability to do what the Word says It will do…cleanse us; sanctify us by the power of God. It is the ministry of Holy Spirit to perform this cleansing in our hearts. As we look unto Jesus Christ and Him crucified as the Source and the means by which we are given these precious promises of God and are made free from the power of sin, the Holy Spirit is commissioned to superintend the work of God in our heart.
 
Looking unto another way, another method or vain philosophy presented as Biblical doctrine, does not afford us the power of the Holy Spirit. He (the Holy Spirit) is not commissioned to superintend the work of God in our hearts and to cleanse us from that which is not pleasing to Jesus when we are looking to 40 days of purpose or 21 days of fasting.
 
Only through the Blood of Christ Jesus are we sanctified and cleansed. Jesus, the Word manifest in the flesh, gave Himself that we may be sanctified. We are without excuse. Whosoever calls themselves a Child of God, all who are called by His Name…we who are born again, have His Word and the Holy Spirit that we may be sanctified.
 
Why then do so many choose not to be cleansed? Because they are serving another. Seeking to please man and not God. Living their best life now, they too will give an account.
 
There is a cleansing; a sanctifying power of the Grace of God afforded whosoever will believe by the atoning work of Jesus Christ. Seek Him and His Righteousness. Know in Whom you have believed. Be washed. Be cleansed. Stand still and know that the Blood of Jesus is sufficient for all the you need…no matter the circumstances, He is worthy of our praise.
 
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.” 2 Cor. 7:1
 
 
-Donna Clark Warren

INSIDE OF THE CUP

25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
 
26 You blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.” Matthew 23:25-26
 
The outside can’t be clean until the inside is clean. If the heart is not circumcised by the operation of the Holy Spirit; if there is not a new creature created in the heart of the believing sinner, then there is no way the outside can be cleansed. There is no manner of good works, vain methods or church attendance that cleanses the heart of man from sin. Abstinence does not cleanse from sin. Self will does not cleanse from sin. Reading the Bible, praying, fasting or taking the Lord’s Supper does not cleanse from sin…even though they are all ordinances that every Believer should do however, they are not given to cleanse us from sin.
 
But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the Blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7
 
It is the Blood of Christ Jesus that cleanses whosoever will believe of sin. We ALL must be brought to Christ to be cleansed. The Lord does not love us because we are cleansed…because the outside of the cup is clean; He cleanses us because He loves us. At Calvary, Jesus Christ made a way for sinful man to be declared clean; clean from the inside out. The new creature created in us at Salvation, is set at liberty from sin. The old things begin falling away and all things become new. We are not rehabilitated but recreated. The Holy Spirit is working inside of us because our faith is placed solely and exclusively in the Blood of Christ for our cleansing.
 
Religion will present multiple foolish methods to clean the outside of the cup. 40 days of purpose may produce a clean cup on the outside but the heart is deceived; it is wicked and full of unbelief because faith was placed in the events of that 40 days for change and not in the Blood of Christ for cleansing. The Holy Spirit is jealous of these other methods attempting in vain to do His Work. It is HIS ministry to remove those things that are not pleasing to God and produce fruit unto God…not Rick Warren’s or any other false teacher or preacher declaring a different path for Sanctification.
 
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.
 
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
 
Be healed in the Name of Jesus Christ. His Blood is sufficient to cleanse us from all iniquity; It will cleanse the inside and you will be made whole. No matter the circumstances, God’s Grace is sufficient if we who believe will simply…well, simply BELIEVE. The divine Grace of God can reach into the darkest pits of Egypt and cause Peace to be still. His Yoke is easy and burden light. Jesus Christ has gone before us and made the crooked paths straight for those who have ears to hear. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and HIS Righteousness. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified!
 
-Donna Clark Warren

SIN REWRAPPED

If alcoholism is a disease, it is the only disease you can buy on a shelf. Alcoholism is sin which has many bound. There is ONE answer to sin and that is the Cross of Christ Jesus. At Calvary, Jesus broke the power of sin. It’s dominion is laid waste.
The problem in the world today is sin and the answer is Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The world’s answer to sin does not deliver from sin. 12 steps, 40 days, abstinence and the like will not deliver. Sin can not be “rehabilitated” and pronounce cured by vain philosophies of the intellectual. No, not at all. However, sin can be eradicated…expelled from the heart of man as the Holy Spirit divides asunder the intents of our heart and removes those things that are not pleasing to God.
Made a new creature in Jesus, baptized into His Death, we have newness of life. Under Grace, there is dominion over sin…not a license to sin.
The days of playing church are coming to an end. The line in the sand is being drawn as the fence dwellers are made to choose in whom they are going to serve. Eternal souls are at stake. Too many care more about what others think than what God thinks. We must stop renaming sin and presenting another method for victory. We must declare Jesus Christ and Him crucified as THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIFE, to all who will hear.
Homosexuality is sin. Fornication is sin. Alcoholism is sin. SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS is sin. RELIGIOUS PRIDE is sin.
Judgment begins at the house of the Lord. If we won’t declare sin as sin according to the Word of God, the world surely won’t. God has given us the answer to sin…Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Be determined to know nothing else.
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.” Proverbs 3:7
-Donna Clark Warren

“When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be brought unto the priest;” Leviticus 13:9
 
If the plague of leprosy was in a man today, it would spread like wild fire through the church and through the world infecting and killing untold millions because the moment someone told them they were a leper, a leper according to God’s Word mind you, they would be quickly judged as being judgmental.
 
“3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common Salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the Saints.
 
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jude 1:3-4
 
Contending for the faith that has been given us who believe; that mustard seed of faith the Lord placed in our hearts the moment we willed to believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, is not judging the leper.
 
That leper is being used to kill, steal and destroy what the Lord has given those who believe. They deny the Lord Jesus Christ and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross to break the power of sin and turn the Grace of God which was given to expel sin into a license to sin.
 
“I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how that the Lord, having Saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.” Jude 1:5
 
The Lord Jesus Christ broke the power of sin for whosoever will believe upon Him as their Lord and Savior. He has brought us out of the land of Egypt and has allowed the destruction of many who afterward believed not. Those who God has sent a strong delusion that they should believe a lie because they received not the love of the Truth have been and are being destroyed as we speak.
 
“10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the Truth, that they might be Saved.
 
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
 
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the Truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
 
There are lepers abounding in this world today being called God’s anointed and we better not touch. They are false apostles and deceitful workers who transform themselves into the apostles of Christ but are in reality Satan’s ministers (2 Cor. 11:13-15).
 
Contend for the faith that has been given you. God wants to heal the lepers…but they must know Who He is and what He has done. They must hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The Truth according to the Word of God must not be compromised but delivered with love to the leper that they may be healed.
 
Jesus Christ and Him crucified, be determined to know nothing else among you.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

PREACH THE WORD TIMOTHY!

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Tim. 3:16-17
 
ALL Scripture, not some, is given by inspiration of God. the Bible does not “contain” the Word of God, it IS the Word of God. From Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21, the Word of God points us to Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:17
 
If the Word of God is not rightly divided and presented to the people a terrible injustice is done to the hearers. People are hurt and souls could be lost if the full counsel, rightly divided Word of God is neglected for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction. It is of upmost importance the the Word of God be the deciding factor in everything we do…not our feelings or our emotions.
 
The Bible does not say that “all feelings are given by inspiration of God…”. Our feelings and emotions are not profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction or instruction but will instead lead us away from the Truth. Cloaking our feelings in Scripture and teaching them as doctrine does not make our doctrine Biblical. There are MANY denominations and churches whose doctrine would crumble if they would simply line it up with the Word of God.
 
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11
 
It is high time the Child of God, those who are called by His Name, pick up their Bibles and search the Scriptures. If the preachers is using 10 different thought for thought translations until they find one that fit’s their doctrine, they are trying to form their own doctrine. The King James Version of the Bible is a translation but it is a word for word translation, not a thought for thought like the others.
 
“Howbeit in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” Mark 7:7
 
Beware of the commandments of man being taught as Biblical doctrine. They are sent to deceive the Believer by giving them a form of godliness. Read the Scripture presented in context and prayerfully consider. The Holy Spirit will guide us into all Truths. As a Believer, we have been given the Word of God and the Spirit of God.
 
“20 But God said unto him, you fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be, which you have provided?
 
21 So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” Luke 12:20-21
 
We are without excuse when the Lord demands of us our soul. There are lost and dying souls who need to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified, not some watered down commandment of man. Their eternal souls are at stake. Preach the Word and faith will come. Hearts will be divided asunder and intents of the hearts discerned. The Word will do what It is sent to do if we, those who are called according to His Purpose, will do what we are supposed to do…preach the Word!
 
“For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
 
-Donna Clark Warren

IF NOT FOR GRACE

The sinless perfection sect may deny the fact of sin but they cannot deny the results of sin. As our body decays; this mortal tent will produce wrinkles, gray hair and many other physical ailments due from the sin nature which dwells within each and every one of us. From the womb to the coffin our sin nature dwells within us ever seeking to regain it’s throne in our hearts.
 
“16 Know ye not, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
 
17 But God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin, but you have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
 
18 Being then made free from sin, you became the servants of righteousness.” Romans 6:16-18
 
The unredeemed are not free from their sin nature. “Sin” is a noun, not a verb, 16 out of the 17 times it is mentioned in Romans 6. In the original text, the Apostle Paul referred to sin as “the” sin (the sin nature).
 
This sin nature that we are all born with due to the Fall of Man, cannot be overthrown by willpower. Even when we are Saved, our willpower is not stronger than the sin nature and it is possible to remain slaves to sin (the sin nature) if our faith is placed in our own ability to overcome.
 
If the unredeemed could be free from their sin nature and become servants of righteousness through their own abilities, the Cross of Christ was in vain.
 
“4 Wherefore, my Brethren, you also are become dead to the law by the Body of Christ; that you should be married to another, even to Him Who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
 
5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.” Romans 7:4-5
 
Being baptized into Jesus’ Death at Salvation (Romans 6:3-5), we are now dead to the law…the law (any law) which invokes the sin nature that continues to dwell inside us. These laws, some Biblical ordinances and some not, are good. Do not smoke, do not drink, do not kill are all “good” laws to live by…but they invoke the sin nature which seeks to once again enslave the Believer.
 
“8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
 
9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
 
10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
 
11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.” Romans 7:8-11
 
We are dead to law through Baptism into Jesus’ death and alive unto God. Redeemed by the Blood of Christ, we are afforded the ability to be servants of Righteousness as the Holy Spirit isolates our sin nature. It is the power of the Holy Spirit Who isolates our sin nature and guides us into all Truths according to the Word of God…not our will power. This IS the Ministry of the Holy Spirit to produce fruit unto God but He cannot do so when we are fornicating with the Law. He (the Holy Spirit) is not commissioned to superintend the work of God when our faith is in our abilities for dominion over our sin nature.
 
“1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
 
2 For the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the Law of Sin and Death.” Romans 8:1-2
 
The Grace of God which surpasses all understanding is available for whosoever will believe. It is His Grace which commissions the Holy Spirit to work in us; to circumcise our hearts and remove those things which aren’t pleasing unto God. It is His Grace, God’s Divine Grace, which expels old things and makes all things new. It is God’s Grace that Jesus Christ afforded us at Calvary’s Cross. It is by Grace through faith that we are Saved and sin’s dominion laid waste.
 
Where would we be if not for Grace? Servants to our sin nature and married to laws and methods of man.
 
Where should we be because of Grace? Servants to righteousness and married to Christ…married to the One Who paid sin’s price and broke it’s power when He came to die on Calvary’s Cross. The cost of our Redemption was high. It cost a life…the life of Jesus; the Sacrificial Lamb of God. Our faith placed there, in the Cross of Christ Jesus, the Holy Spirit will do a mighty work in our heart. There will be a change as we walk in newness of life. No more slaves to sin; jealousy, envy, strife, bitterness and anger can be reckoned dead because we are under Grace and not law. Knowing that we know that we know that he who the Son has made free is free indeed. Walk ye therefore in the newness of life. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
-Donna Clark Warren
 

CARNALLY MINDED

“5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
 
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
 
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
 
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8:5-8
 
The modern church has been minding things of the flesh far too long. They have sought the things of the world to overcome the world. No changes have been made in the hearts of man but have instead corrupted the faith of those who once believed that the Cross of Christ Jesus was and is sufficient.
 
Carnally minded they have gone about teaching their vain philosophies as Biblical doctrine and the people have been swept to and fro by every wind of doctrine.
 
In the meantime there remains a lost and dying world among us. A world who needs more than a bottle of water and a Christmas meal…they need Jesus. They need the One Who came to die to give them life and life more abundantly. They need the One Who affords them Grace in the time of need. The One Who is closer than a brother in our time of need. The One Who was and is and will forever be King of Kings and Lord of Lords. They need to know that He knows every hair on their head and He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.
 
The modern church has been carnally following the things of the flesh for far too long. We have not held back the darkness but embraced it. Judgment begins at the house of the Lord. Our land needs healing, yet the modern church is in need of nothing. We need to humble ourselves, yet the modern church is living their best life now.
 
The church must repent. The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. There are eternal souls at stake. Souls of your loved ones and mine.
 
“If My People, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
 
-Donna Clark Warren