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The Spiritual Man vs the Religious Man

Posted by appolus on December 31, 2011

The spiritual man has treasures this world discounts. He has a mystic wisdom of the Holy Spirit, but the world has no way to receive this. Jesus said the world cannot receive Him “because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him.” (John 14:17) Just as a deaf man has no sensory organ to receive music, and just as a blind man has no organ to receive light, so a worldly man has no organ to receive the treasure of God’s mystic knowledge. by the Holy Spirit. And of course, if the Christian says that he has and is sure of himself, the world is angry with him, even the religious world. They say he is a bigot, he thinks too much of himself. The Christian man has the Holy Spirit, invisible and from God, whom the world cannot receive. The Christian has heard a voice, seen the light and been able to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, while the world is just religious.

I am so deeply concerned that the evangelical fundamental church today should be a Christian church in every sense of the word. I am so deeply concerned that we should rise and shake of the grave clothes of dead denominational Christianity that lives on a dead tradition and runs like a track with the engine off while the momentum carries it on. I am concerned that we should enter the Christian life deeply, gravely, wonderfully,beautifully, and that we should be a people indwelt with the Holy Spirit, recognize ourselves as a minority group living in a world that hated our Lord and hates us for our Lord’s sake. If we act like our Lord, He adopts us and accepts us and uses us, if we do not reject Him.

The way I keep from being weary in my Christian life is to remember what I am here for. I am here to endure trouble. I am here to endure the friction the world gives. As my Lord was in this world, so am I. He was rejected and so will I be. He was hated, and so will I be. The world did not understand Him and they will not understand me. Somebody might object and say “Your gloomy. This is terrible.” We are living in a time when we have to be chucked up, cheered up. Let me give you the rest of the story. ” Wherefore God has highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is above every name. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.” (Phil 2:9-11)

He had to brace Himself and throw off the weariness of living in a world that hated Him. He had to continue to live in it until He went down as far as He could go, and when He was down as far as He could get, then God reversed Him and up He came as far as He could come, even to the right hand of God the Father, with every knee bowing and every tongue confessing in heaven, earth and hell that He is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

Dear Christian, as He was, so are we in this world. We are called to follow Him through earth’s hardships, in light labors, through the struggles and disappointments and grief and rejection; and when He finds we have had enough of it, He will bring us into a place of glorious power and light and usefulness even in this world. Of course ultimately the final glory is in the world to come. May God help us now to work and not be weary, because there is  full reward coming for all the Lord’s overcoming saints.( Tozer-A disruptive faith)

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