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Recognizing know man after the flesh. The origin of the old sin nature.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Another manifestation of the old sin nature having control over the believer is being enticed away from the simple purity of love for Christ.

The origin of the OSN which has lost its power as well as the spiritual death that resulted because of the principle of deception.

This is Satan’s gospel, get others to agree with you and your negative volition toward the plan of God.

Adam is looking at the first sinner in the human race, his wife, who is now of course spiritually dead.

Adam must choose between Jesus Christ and remaining in the status quo of perfection or his wife and entering into the status quo of spiritual death.

Fellowship with God verses compatible relationship with the woman.

2CO 12:15, the more you grow spiritually, the less company you begin to keep.
2CO 12:15, And I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls. If I love you the more, am I to be loved the less?

Later on Paul wrote that there certain individuals who denied the power of God, and he said in 2TI 3:5, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; and avoid such individuals as these.

The last thing that any of us need is to be around people who influence our spiritual life in a negative way.

There comes a time when God’s people need to learn the importance of separation and then also the importance of having true godly friends and fellowship.

With separation, I am not talking about an arrogant self-righteous separation but simply the application of metabolized doctrine to relationships in life.

Secondly, separation is the technique of switching from personal love to impersonal love when dealing with friends or loved ones in the cosmic system.

Thirdly, separation is based upon the perception of doctrine by which one establishes his priorities in life and the application of doctrine by which one disassociates himself with any hindrance to momentum from friends and loved ones.

Separation from others should be applied to both believers and unbelievers in the cosmic system.

It does not necessarily have to be physical separation.
First, mental separation. In mental separation, there is one-way antagonism from those in the cosmic system toward you.

You have the alternatives to follow them or take up your cross (mental separation) and follow the Lord.

There are times when a family member’s influence is so great on other family members, that they are tempted and deceived by their love to join them in the cosmic system.

To avoid this negative influence, the believer can maintain his correct priorities by mental preparation and separation, switching from personal love to impersonal love.

However, there’s also the principle of physical separation. Getting false information in the local church. Or, when a woman is used as a punching bag by her husband, she should leave. Physical separation means to avoid any personal contact with a person under any circumstances.

PRO 13:20, “He who walks with wise men will be wise, but a companion of fools shall become corrupted.”

Separation from unbelievers inside the cosmic system is taught in 2CO 6:14-17.

Separation is also important in social life, JER 15:16-17; 1PE 4:3-4.

JER 15:16, Thy words were found and I ate them, And Thy words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Thy name, O Lord God of hosts.

JER 15:17, I did not sit in the circle of merrymakers, Nor did I exult. Because of Thy hand {upon me} I sat alone, For Thou didst fill me with indignation.

The party crowd always has a false scale of values. They emphasize the details of life as most important. There comes a time when the believer grows spiritually, and his first function is to separate from the crowd that use to lead him in the wrong direction.

The woman is now Satan’s agent with the OSN and spiritual death manifested by her separation from God.

Satan had victoriously caused them both to be independent of God.

Naked is the Hebrew word erom which means that their physical body was no longer covered by light but now covered with the OSN which has lost its power as well as the spiritual death that resulted because of it.

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