Wednesday, May 3, 2017

To Live Your Life Focused On Your Fleshly Body Is Death

Do I want to Die?  The answer is no.  Do I want to focus my efforts to prolong this life and employ all manner of exercise and homeopathic means so that I can live to be 100 years old?  Should I make this mission, to prolong my physical life the number one and most important thing?

KJV Ecclesiastes 6:11-12
 11.  Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?
 12.  For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?

There is a point we can reach, a line that we can cross concerning our actions to be healthy and that is when we put these things above our love and service to God and obedience to Him.  The message of the gospel of Jesus Christ is not about the prolonging of this physical life but rather the giving up of it, the hating of it because we groan within ourselves for a new life, an immortal life.  

KJV John 12:25-26
 25.  He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
 26.  If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
How do you spend most of your time?  Are you on web sites looking for the newest homeopathic treatment, taking iodine or liquid silver, worried to death about Fukashima radiation, looking for chem trails, having your DNA analyzed, worried about mercury in your fillings.

KJV Revelation 12:10-11
 10.  And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
 11.  And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

If you do these things then you are out of balance spiritually and focused on the physical and not the spiritual.  You are on very dangerous ground.   Those who do these things may live longer physically but will not see the immortality promised to the saints.  

KJV John 6:63
 63.  It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

KJV Luke 14:26-27
 26.  If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
 27.  And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

I do believe we should take care of our health but not to the extremes listed above.  Most of the negative things that make us unhealthy are caused by the air we breath, the things we drink, the poisoned soil that grows our food and the chemicals added to our food.  It is very difficult and expensive to eat healthy as these products are not readily available.

 No matter what you do you are going to die.  Why not focus on the immortality God offers the saints while taking reasonable care of our physical health.  There is only so much any of us can do because this world has the cards stacked against us and going to extreme measures is to be out of spiritual balance.  Gods saints should not have an abnormal fear of death that drives them to do unusual things which keeps them in bondage to fear of death producing torment and anguish.  How can you get any joy from this life when you are in constant fear of death?

KJV Luke 9:24-25
 24.  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
 25.  For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?

 KJV Romans 8:1-10
 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 hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
 3.  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
 4.  That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
 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.
 9.  But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
 10.  And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

 I pray that all of Gods saints will consider these words.

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