reply to post by AdamLaw
Your life improved for one simple reason. You have fed your soul. You and your soul are not necessarily the same thing right now. By reading the
word of God, you soul is being nourished and fed. It's like the bios and blank hard drive receiving programming for the first time. Your material
man is in the material realm. Your soul is not. The entire point of finding union with God is bringing the soul and mind into the spiritual realm.
Life Through the Spirit
8 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has
set you[a] free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own
Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law
might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their
minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind
governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please
Some would suggest that you are not being sincere in this and God will not honor your actions if the heart is not right with Him. This is not
necessarily the case. All realms of existence are governed by law and God is not subject to our actions. It is the other way around. We are subject
to the laws of each realm we occupy. By wandering into a foreign land for some time, you are experiencing a realm that you have not sensed before.
If you hop on a flight to Paris, your entire nature will reflect the place you are. The place itself has no opinion of you at all. The smells,
language, weather, people and general atmosphere become entangled with you while you are there. The same is true when you venture into a realm that
is not flesh, but spiritual in nature. Your intentions are of no effect on the fact that you wandered in. None of this makes a difference unless
your heart is changed by the experience.
So, what will happen now? It's simple. Water puts out fire. When you return to the fire of life's trials, you will desire the water you have
experienced. Stay in the water long enough and you will never return to the fire and be harmed. God demonstrates Himself to all who knock and seek.
It's a realm that you can visit or one that can become your home and hope for the future. Either way, John 2 stands as true.
23 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name. 24 But Jesus would
not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. 25 He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.
The real problem for you will come when you decide you would like God to change your heart. Be prepared. The Comforter that greeted you at the door
is the same comforter that is needed when God begins to change your heart with Spirit and Fire. If you tickle the dragon, be prepared to take the
Gospel of Philip
"Glass and ceramic vessels are made with fire. If glass vessels break, they are redone, since they have been made through breath. But if ceramic
vessels break, they are destroyed, since they have been made without breath."
If you can take the heat and see how God transforms your former life, you will never look back. Read the article on Glass and Ceramic Vessels in my
signature link. Play with the Spirit all you want. Unless He breathes on you, your heart will remain the same.
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