KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 8:6 KJV “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”
Carnality is such a serious canker in the lives of most Christians and needs to be totally destroyed in the lives of children of God. Christians are born into the Spirit, and must live in the Spirit. Romans 8:9 KJV” 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.” Carnality takes one out of the Spirit and makes him a product of the flesh. It all begins in the mind and it is strengthened by the mouth.
Unscriptural declarations, no matter where it is made has a great toll on the child of God. It may be an idle word or a word meant to express one’s thought or feeling; that may not seem to have any adverse effect on the Christian. The Lord said in Matthew 12:36, that no idle word will go unpunished.
Some say we must admit the truth and say who we are. As a result of this, some Christians make statements like, we are men and not angels and so don’t expect us to live above certain standards. This statement may be the fact, that is a reality of the human experience, but it is definitely not the truth.
The truth is what the bible says about us, and when we agree with it, the supernatural power of God transports us from ordinary human feelings and actions into the spirit. Apostle James shows why many Christians, including pastors err. They make statements that are not in line or does not synchronize with the scriptures. James 3:2 KJV “For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
According to the above verse, (James 3:2) the man who errs in his words will offend in all he does.
When your words does not align with scripture, you are a erring in your words, therefore you are a ‘nepius’ , a baby or better still a carnal person.
The man who does not err in his words, that is, He always speaks in line with the scripture is able to control his whole body. Apostle James calls him a perfect man. The scripture calls you a saint or a holy one, don’t call yourself a sinner. The scripture says the old nature died with Jesus, and so stop saying the old man is still alive and controlling your actions. Do not speak according to the weakness you see in your actions, but speak in line with, what the death and resurrection of Jesus achieved for you. It is always what you believe and say, that controls you.
Finally take time to speak every good thing the word says about you to yourself. Repeat it over and over again to yourself, until your consciousness are dominated by it. Many wrong actions come from lies that, demons say to you. Please say the truth to yourself and you would erode carnality from yourselves.
THOUGHT: FAITH IS SAYING AND BELIEVING WHAT GOD SAYS AND NOT YOUR FEELING.
Galatians 4:1 KJV Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child (nepius), differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
Matthew 12:35 KJV “A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.”