December 5th 2015
Do you have a down payment of eternal peace and contentment while sojourning in this world?
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. (Romans 8:6-7 KJV)
To be carnally minded is to focus upon earthly things in this life rather than upon the eternal things of God. Death rules in this world and eternal life can only be found through having a personal relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ. To put on the mind of Christ is to have an eternal outlook, a godly purpose in living, and be subject to the holiness and perfection of God.
The time spent here on this earth is temporary and fleeting. Those who choose to focus inordinately upon worldly things, while setting aside or rejecting the things of God, exist in lawlessness aligned with the rebellious nature of the god of this world. Worldly living in the throes of wickedness and darkness breed contention, strife, and division, and ultimately both physical and spiritual death.
To live according to the spirit and Truth of God in this world is to live in unconditional love, grace, mercy and peace of God. It is living with a slice of heaven while sojourning upon this earth. This kind of supernatural life cannot be found by focusing upon things of this world. This kind of spiritual living can only be found through having a relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ.