Carnal Or Spiritual

Carnal Or Spiritual



amen father we just want to thank you Jesus who are you Lord of God Heavenly Father I just Lord I give you praise God I give you honor and we give you glory you already have glory father but we just we revel and echo your authority your glory Lord Jesus and Lord we uh we love you Father we thank you Jesus that you are a good good father we thank you Lord that we can come into your presence and and be blessed just by being with you Lord God and so I just want to thank you for today Lord I got I'm asking for the message Lord that you would speak to all of our hearts including mine father Lord I feel sometimes when I preach I need to run down there listen sit in the seat run and listen to it and run back up here and preach again father because I half the time it's for me Lord but Lord I I just um your word is so true it's so good father Lord I'm asking that you would open up our ears to be able to hear what you want to speak to us father you would get me out of the way lord I would not be no bound father that I'd be able to just preach what your Holy Spirit father what you Holy Spirit want to preach Lord God and I just I love you father and we thank you for your goodness for your authority and for your glory Lord Jesus and your name pray amen open your Bibles to first Corinthians three and hang out there for a minute I want to thank you to those people who are who are writing the word we got another one came in today Matthew eight by him colorful and all all about colorful just like the person who wrote it colorful all right so up on that sheet there's a Matthews up there I'm gonna tonight I'm gonna write up first Corinthian sign-in sheet so we can start going through 1st Corinthians that'll be a longer one but it'll be a good one since we're gonna start a series in which we're going to talk with you talking about life in the spirit and really just digging into what does it really me and Galatians Ephesians first Corinthians what what does it look like to even live in the spirit there was a missionary went to Haiti incense we go to Haiti I thought this story was applicable as the Lord brought it to my attention and brought it to my mind but in Haiti it gets very warm during the day and so the best time to really work or move men remove things is at night and so there was a group of missionaries Nazarene missionaries who were up in the hills up in Haiti and so they figured well we're gonna pour in foundations and so we're gonna take this concrete and we're gonna deliver it at night and we are going to walk through the woods and woods they have and we're gonna get to that location that village and we're gonna put the concrete there well one night while they were there you know that at night they have a voodoo the voodoo priests to come out they do their worship they also have around like 2 o'clock 3 o'clock in the morning they start the evil secret society that's that starts a whole satanic worship and whatnot where they still children and whole bunch of other craziness and so at night is the time when a lot of evil happens during the day it's not so much although it's still there and so as these missionaries are going through and carrying these these 35 to 45 pounds of concrete they're walking through the woods and they get to this open clearing and they walk through the open and clearing well up at the up at the top of the hill these Haitian men come down with with machetes chains and bats and they start going towards the missionaries and and they Lord sometimes when when you're about to you're gonna pray there's no nothing profound coming out except for Lord help me just lord I need your help right now and so the mission is not exactly what they pray they said lord help me at which point in time these people with machetes and and chains who were filled with the devil came down and we're going to chop them apart and and they literally they they step forward and they stopped and they step back or they step forward and they stopped this happened for a good five minutes or so and and they turned around and they ran back up the hill and so the missionaries continued on with their bags of concrete they get to the village drop it off come back and as they're coming back to the clearing another person comes down and and they sit into an interchange at a conversation and and that's the people I said hey what happened earlier these people came down with machetes and and chains and bats and everything and and to do whatever to us and he said well yeah they they were coming down to kill you guys but for some reason they came back up afterwards they said they were unable to get to you it was as though there was a wall of fire around you and every time they step forward they were they were just they stopped and they could not come close and I wanted to talk to you a little about that that invisible blockade or invisible wall that that people hit or we hit or in the same sense that we as believers in Christ we get to this point where where we want to have that that that walk with Christ where we were just there's a wall of fire around us we're say yeah god you're protecting me you're moving to me and and I see these things happen we we see that in the word that there's blessing if they're blessing and there's promise provision there's all these things and and we as believers we get to a point where we get saved and and then we're trying to figure out well how do I fully walk in it because I feel as though I may be a believer I'm in a Christian but I keep on trying to walk the right way as it says in in Romans seven six seven and eight and but I just can't get there and it's this invisible like blockade if you will that I just can't walk in the spirit as I ought to so over the next few months we're I really want to dig into the word between myself and pastor Alex and some others and and just start just kind of teaching what the word says in the sense of walking in the spirit and the true understanding of walking the spirit what does it mean to have life in the Holy Spirit what does that really mean because there's a whole lot of talk about it personally know what the spirit awesome what does that mean or hey are you we got to walk in the spirit we got to live by the spirit great cool nice jargon nice cliche what does that mean what does it mean and so when we when we started looking at stuff I I really want to encourage you to take a pen take your to take your phone whatever and write stuff down so you can go back and look at this information to help yourself as you go throughout the week and start digging into the scripture and it's the the Lord tells us to do what he says to be a hearer of the word or a what or a doer or a studier of the word or what did he tell us to be a doer but to do we also have two rhymes with uh T study excellent job and so when we the way to study I don't know about you unless you have a photographic memory or a we think just go in your mind they just stay there but I know the percentage of information that we actually take in is something ridiculous like 22% of what we actually hear we take then however if we write it down that percentage jumps through the roof to over 50 60 percent so so I've encourage you to write this information down I will help you as I try to pull this apart but I really want to dig in father Lord we show us how Lord God to live in your spirit show us explain these parts where we're where we are either carnal or we have spiritual wherever we are father would you show us today exactly where we are in you in our position in this in life Lord God so I think of Jesus so when we look at these promises maybe we begin to look at these different parts that are in the Christian life there's really we can separate it into two different stages there would be the lower stage which would be the the carnal life or and or there would be the other stage which would be the the spiritual life and we'll talk about that in a minute so there's there's one which is carnal and one which is spiritual and so that word carnal you're wondering what it means I'm glad you asked it literally means the flesh that the worldly the worldly thoughts the world emotions it in fact it literally it's kind of humorous it literally means seat of emotions and when we started looking back in the Greek so you know we when in the Cardinal State and when we get to this point where where we get saved and we're still operating off of our emotions and that's all and which is ultimately the flesh it's our flesh it's our self that we were born that we we are trying to get out of we're trying to allow God to take over but there's a point where yes we are a non-believer and then we walk into into faith under into Jesus Christ and we're saved but some of us we do we kind of just stop there and we kind of like just it's like we we backed up into a mud pit and we like just put it in in in Drive and we're just spinning our wheels and we kind of get out but that we slide back we kind of get out and we slide back and never really fully getting back on to the road actually drive smooth you know and and and we see it within our lives and so these two places Paul literally says in first Corinthians I want to read it to you first Corinthians new testament 1st corinthians 3 before ephesians before galatians before second Corinthians first corinthians 3 now understand this paul is is is coming to the to the first one of the first churches after after the disciples separated and they started you know proclaiming the gospel and people start coming together well Paul he writes this and he he tells the Corinthian church which is in Corinth he literally he wants to tell them hey here's all the things that need to happen in a church and here's the way to run a church here's the way to be a Christian here's the way to be a part of a church and so Paul is literally speaking to us in the same way that when we read scripture we need to find a couple things the first thing we need to find when we read scripture is what we need to find who that letter was written to yes awesome I'm glad you agree so we've defined who that letter is written to because the same message to that original recipient of the letter is going to be the same message to who us I'm glad you agree awesome so when we look at Scripture we read it and we say God well what were who were you right into well in this case it was the letter to the Corinth the church and Corinth and and what we what were they doing Lord and what are you trying to tell them through Paul and so Paul in chapter 1 he starts to talk about how he's getting this revelation of the Lord and chapter 2 he starts proclaiming Christ crucified and he started to receive the the mystery of who God is and he's just like whoa we psyche I don't come in in sound speech kind of like myself but I come in power of who God is and so so I'm not eloquent in my words I'm not eloquent in any any profound the cookie-cutter three-point sermon it's not about that what Paul was saying he's like listen he goes it's the power of God it's the power of God that that pushes through no matter if I'm a stuttering ridiculous person God is God's power flows those words but then it's really interesting we get to chapter three and check out what he says ready for this so imagine you're the church and and and you're seeing Paul come and then Paul comes to the church and he's here speaking and and you're the church and this is what Paul says to you ready but I brothers could not address you as spiritual people but as people of the flesh as infants in Christ hold on a second wait a minute Paul you're coming to tell me your you came to tell us all these things and we've come to listen to you and then now Paul literally just says well I can't tell you but that's what I came for Paul but Paul says I can't tell you why he says I can't tell you because because you're you're not spiritual people but people of the flesh now hold on a second that doesn't make any sense because Paul was speaking to the church so shouldn't the church be a saved people well yeah they were as say people they were people who who were brought into it into Christ yet they were still the Corinthian church is was notorious for bringing everything outside of the world into their worship and they dabbled in you name it they dabbled in it and so Paul is literally saying hey you're infants in in in your relationship with with Christ you're your infant you're a baby how can I speak the spiritual truths that you can and I'm trying to separate this and he continues on he says I feed you with milk not solid food for you were not ready for it and even now he says it again you're not ready for it for you are still of the what flesh or other other translations you are still at the carnal mind for while there is jealousy and strife among you and you'd not and are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way he's separating the human way from the spiritual way with Christ he's trying to separate these believers and say hey hold on a second you are arguing in your strife and you'reyou're jealous and there's all this ridiculousness going on but yet there's people over here who are humble and meek and gentle and all you know all those fruits of the Spirit the Bible talks about you know those are meeting he's probably all right in Galatians Ephesians there you go so we need to know though is why because they separate the person who is carnal or operating off of human emotion versus the one who is walking in the spirit and why is there a need for a separation why is there a need to to articulate since a that well here's believers over here that yeah they believe in they have faith in Christ but they just they haven't graduated passed that on that unseen wall these over here well they're walking in humility they're there they're not quarreling they're not in strife they're not just operating off of emotion all the time they're they're seeking the Lord that when things you're crazy they they press into Christ and they and then they seek God on on their actions and how they should proceed so why is Paul trying to separate the two here why is he trying to show well he's trying to show they listen he's like I want to get you carnal people over to here I want to get you to walk in the spirit but to get you to walk in the spirit I have to show you that your carnal so but this is what's crazy how many people have gotten to a place where they're trying to explain to someone that they're wrong you know that wrong let's just say for the sake of argument Oh today only you're right okay you're right if for circumstances for today you're right in this argument and you're telling them that they're wrong but to get them to see and to graduate out of their ridiculousness they have to do what rhymes with humble humble themselves and see that they're in the wrong if they're not in the wrong then how do they get from here to getting into the spiritual realm I can't I can't even explain to someone spiritual things because they're going to take them in their own carnal intellect and try to make sense of it I was talking with a person this past couple weeks the person says you know every time I call every time I call you I my mind is crazy but I just feel as that piece when when you begin to talk and and it wasn't about me but it was it was about the scriptures that were laying out in the text message and saying hey here's what God says believe he's gonna work and then while later the person texts me back he's like you know I don't understand because when everything is crazy Jeff he goes you just sent a text message and you really believe this stuff like yeah I I believe it because I've seen the truth and of what comes out of it I've seen that when I have faith in something the only thing Jesus Christ and we operate in the spirit that Jesus does what he says he's gonna do even though over here it doesn't make sense let's go further in this Paul literally says that you're not spiritual but carnal he asked yourselves through this whole process we need to ask ourselves well where do I fall in this because we have to get to a point where where we have to see this lingering emphysema ask you a question if a baby a child was in here right we hold this child and let's take take let's take my lease for a second all right so my lease she's she you're holding there and everything's great and then all of a sudden like six months later she's still the same size and speaking the same way looking in the same way acting the same way and then we fast forward to another year and we're like well you just haven't even grown and then two years three years four years and we get to four years and we're like something's wrong and then we get we take her to the doctor and the doctor says yeah there's no growth but we've been feeding her we've been we've been taking care of her we would literally say something's wrong but the crazy thing is is we in the church we can come to church for so long and never grow we come in and and we're just we we get fed we're getting fed by our Father we're getting fed by our spiritual parents and and we're just eating and eating and eating and eating but yet we like three four years down the road were dislikes the same same problems same miseries same issues and we'll like I just can't break through that wall and we really want to it's not it's not that we're just like oh well you know I'm not doing whatever it's it's we in our heart of hearts we really want to break through that wall to get over to the spiritual side and walk in the spirit but we just we just remain in this carnality this this fleshly state where we we run by our we run by our fillings we we just that's just how we operate and so how is it that we get over to the other side and walk in the spirit see that that the the greatest the hardest part sometimes is graduating into that next step I'll give you another example there was a talk to another person and just an example here but they run a business and they're and they're and they're they're they're calling themselves Christians and and people know them as Christians maybe they go to church and and and and they're they're operating and they're doing whatever in the in in while the work is going on but then after hours all of a sudden you turn the Christian light switch on or like light switch off and it's after hours there's no one to really perform for and then all the f-bombs start coming out the it's and it's just like and and they start drinking and it's like hold on a second I thought you guys were Christians here where's the fruit of what you're saying you were like I don't I don't understand this I can't be a part of this so there's there's a sense which which which we have to fully understand one can believe in Christ right but God wants to take us into this fullness of him yes Jesus when it when when he prayed in prior to him he was in the garden and when he was in the garden prior to going to cross memory read some of the things that he prayed about he said Lord let them be one as we are one well if that's the case then that tells me that God wants us to be if I'll have a full life in him like Christ but some of us we just settle in this carnality state with with with it that the position of Bob well I'm saved but I'll just never reach that pinnacle of walking in the spirit I'm just parked where I him your tires are getting rusty your hubs are getting rusty your tires got a dry rot and soon you can't even pull out the parking lot don't worry you're still the parking lot though you're in the church but God's like listen let's loop this thing up I was listening to another message you know we go to the word we talked about all these things and Tim Bilecki it he's like listen we he goes I'd rather he's talking about a marriage conference and and he's like I'd rather pay 20 bucks for for an oil change than 4,000 for an overhaul when my marriage gets wrecked see but some of us we don't get the oil change we don't come and come to Christ and say Lord you got to show me what's wrong so I there's like this is like this small spot of anxiousness that I have sometimes that I try to pray away and ask the Lord to take it away but there's there's some times when when I feel as though there's something wrong there's something within me that doesn't want to peer in this actually see what's wrong you ever get there right or maybe it's your bank account maybe you and with spending money all week long and you really don't want to like log in to see how much you spent but you just keep spending as if it's gonna get better and then when you appear and you're like yes I got 200 bucks or you're like yeah I knew that's what I was gonna be I got negative balance now but there's there's this there's this part in with sin in our lives where we're just like we don't even want to peer peel back the the nice tuxedo coat that we have in Christianity to reveal the leprosy that we have inside we have to get to a point where we're honestly say God just show me where I'm at am i carnal am i walking at emotion am i walking in my flesh am i just responding do I respond sharply to every little thing that comes my way from my spouse or my boyfriend girlfriend or my family am I just like don't tell me that I did that 14 years ago yeah well guess what still hurts or are we like did we get to a point where the person may say something hey you know I don't really appreciate it I'm having all these thoughts and instead of saying yeah well get over it forgive me you can be like you know what I understand I can understand why you would feel that way because there's now humility see this is we're really good at guys you we're all together on this one we get a response from some from someone who's very close to us and they say something to us and and in and the onion or the tuxedo is starting to peel back at the left or upper seeds like it's easy losing out and separating and we start to see it and then they see it and they said hey why are you and before they can even finish the sentence we're like won't get something don't talk to me that way but they're telling the truth we just don't want to admit it see we're that's operating out of the seat of emotions the kernel place and God says listen I want to bring you into fullness I want to create meekness within you get this one gentleness you know what it means literally it means strength under control that's what it means God is gentle and he wants us to be gentle it means that yes do we have the ability as men to take something and get so furious and rip some apart and throw it through the window sure is that what should we should do no God says I want you to take that strength bottle it up and I want you to be humble and meek see God wants to take us and into the state where where we have victory over sin you see that when we when we first came to Christ we have victory over the second death meaning that we're not going to hell got it all right so we come in we come a Christian where we're like yes we're on fire for the Lord we twist like yeah whoa great and we've all experiences I was actually just joking with my wife the other day please forgive me if this is you I'm an open book to tell the truth here so it is historically proven that whenever I give someone a Bible they don't come back to church for months whenever i baptize someone they're generally gonna not come for a couple weeks and then they'll trickle back in or they just won't come back again when we start to see someone get over that plane from carnality into that spiritual life guess what happens they do one of two things they either all they're all either all-in and they're just on fire for the Lord and then it's just all hell breaks loose and it's attack against them or they break over they get into that place and they're and they're gone see there is a battle that that the enemy knows he knows all this stuff he knows where you've been and he has a pretty good idea where you're going based off of your decisions right now and so based off our decisions right now we can look all the way to the rabbit into Revelation where where Jesus literally says he says Satan knows his time is short and therefore he has that the translation of this is a raging sexual passionate disgusting lust for your destruction that's the translation of those words he literally has a passion for you and it's it's not only a disgusting passe it literally is a disgusting sexual passion to see you destroyed hence why pornography is so debilitating in the Christian life you see the enemy wants to come and he wants to destroy you but yet the Word of God says that when we are with him it says that Satan's torn it comes out it comes out in a torrent and it's like this like river of raging filth but yet as it comes to meet the child of God the ground opens up and swallows up his filth see that's what revelation says those are the promises when we're standing in this spiritual we have to understand that that Paul states there there is there's strife among us there's there's divisions among you literally means that the flesh is at work and so we can tell they stopped the scripture where we stand are we walking in the spiritual realm are we walking in the spirit or are we in the carnal State because if there's strife in our family if there's jealousy within our family if there's divisions within our family whether it be church whether it be local whether it be right at home then it says that we're walking in the flesh we're carnal we're we're infants and it means that we need to grow and so where do we find ourselves if we start finding ourselves in these areas well that's good I remember you know when my what my mom went to the doctor when she had cancer she literally we went to the doctor and went there with her and and the doctor there they're very blunt and how they how they say things but there has to be an explanation of what's going on you know I remember towards the end we get to this point where you know he says hey he says hey the chemo is it's done it's not working for you anymore and and your and your heart is just toast I mean it's it's it's it's had a run for its money and it's done it's not gonna heal however I want to keep you here for a couple a couple days so I can strengthen your heart to give you at least two weeks because if you leave now you can you're only gonna have hours and tell you gonna die now the question for you have I said have it have had we said in that in that hospital room leave the leprosy behind the cotan don't tell me how bad it is I just want to go home and we walked out the door should have been dead in two hours but because we don't want to hear the truth we suffer the consequences and what I mean we don't want to hear the truth it's because we don't want to get into the word to really allow the Lord to say or maybe we do hear the truth but yet we just don't even know how to walk into it we and and I tell you a lot of this is really literally just obedience we have to understand where we are in our disease in our issue our spiritual disease of sin we have to understand where we're at so that we can actually make a plan to get out of it yes or no yes awesome glad were tracking we have to Paul literally says I want to bring you past infancy he literally says he says are you now not walk in the flesh are behaving only in human ways he literally he tells them and then he asked them a question he goes obviously not gonna listen to me so let me ask you a question are there divisions on you are there fighting is there quarreling is there jealousy well man aren't you walking in the in carnality are you walking in the flesh and if so well let's fix it so that's the first step we get to this point where we're just saying hey hey a spiritual man it needs to get his name from the fact that that the spirit triumphs in his life when we a spiritual man we understand that we are walking into the spiritual realm were and we are walking in that within life in the spirit when Christ is getting glory for everything we do if we are walking in carnality guess who's getting glory you me all right it's all song about me it's all about me I did this I saved this person I was at the rock and I got all these kids in and I baptized and and I know man woman no Jesus did it we were just the ridiculous person God used that was dumb enough to say yes and put ourselves to the side and say God use me and all of a sudden amazing things happen the people carrying the concrete they didn't create that wall Jesus did the Holy Spirit created it see we have to get to the point where we understand where we fall because as we progress over the next couple months I want to dig in and I it is my prayer that many of us we will start growing we will get out of the the I'm three years old and I've been three years old for the past three years no that doesn't even make sense all right we have to grow I want us to grow and if we're not growing let me know and we'll go to the Father and we will ask the the doctor the healer the physician the real position to heal us spiritually so that we can walk in this spirit the carnal stir the carnal state it brings us an inability in being able to receive the Holy Spirit if we are walking in this carnality of the seat of emotions it does not allow us to walk into the spirit it blocks us from from pulling from allowing the spirit to enter and do the things that he wants to do now understand this one so here's what he says in first Corinthians Paul literally tells these people the same people he's saying your infant's healer tells him he says don't you remember that your temples of the living spirit the Holy Spirit don't you remember that you tell us always spirit meet essentially saying hey the spirits in you this bears working in you however the flesh is stronger see that we have the ability God is working Eliza we have to allow him to have everything in our life if someone owns the house someone owns that the house that you live in and you invite you own the house you live in let's just say you own the house you live in you walk in as if someone else walks in as a guest and you give them a spare room there you go that's your room oh there's some stuff there's some stuff in the cabinets if you're hungry too but um do me a favor stay out of my room I locked my door tonight anyway so don't come in my room and those are the kids room you can't sleep in there that kids have that room too and the guest room the guest bedroom and the the guest bathroom that's down the hall you can be in there but we have a master master bathroom that's my bathroom there please who owns house who's ruling that house you have a guest and you've offered them a portion but who really owns that house you could all meet so that's mine this is mine this is mine and in some time this is what we do we invite God in right we invite Christ into our life the Holy Spirit comes in he entered that he starts doing it working and on Sundays where God's speaking to our heart where we're getting we're filled with the Holy Spirit and where we're getting convicted and where we're being moved by the spirit and then we come up to the altar sometimes and and it's in its emotions the seat of emotions however you'll understand that in the spiritual side it's the seat of emotions but even more that we get moved and then we come back and we on Monday when something gets brought up to us we cover up the leprosy we say don't talk to me that way and then we say Jesus stay in the guest room see we have to allow God to have access to everything which means this it means that when after Sunday Monday comes maybe maybe you're running on fumes because you that morning that's okay you running on fumes and you're getting low and you you put her in out and you're running on on dry rot tires and rims and now you're running from Jesus and so you're literally driving on two rims things are sparking everywhere but you're still going things are good sparks flying everywhere oil pan gets hit oil is coming out now you know it's only a matter of time so you crash and burn and then you crash and you're like Jesus you got me lock me up see if we get to a point where we surrender because we're backed in a corner but here's what the spiritual man or woman does ready lights come on you just pull over he got me Lord I'm not running it means this it means that when the leprosy starts pouring out we reach over and we grab that coal and we rip it open and say yeah I'm leprosy rigging because now we can say everything is loaded we're vulnerable we could say yeah I'm a jerk yes I'm an idiot yes I don't know how to talk to you and yes when you say these things to me they rise up within me and I just want to and I don't even know what to do now and guess what humility just came in and then we can start working through and go to Christ and say God now what do I do and Jesus says I'm so glad you asked because now we can fast forward to next week where we get an example of Jesus Christ working through and walking through in his example of what it looks like to actually have this this communion in this relationship and this is depth of love and walking in the spirit but first we have to understand where we even are in Christ are we the carnal person or are we walking in the spirit and if we're walking the spirit awesome come back and help the others throw a grappling hook something rip them over let's get everyone over the spiritual side – what is that have everyone walking in the spirit listen here's another thing if Paul is calling them infants guess what infants need infants need help constantly if you are an infant in Christ the kid they always have to be cared for you always to give them milk you always you they don't it can't operate on their own and so if they're an infant it's God wants us to come to him but the carnal person when everything falls apart they want to call their friends because they're an infant and they need help from people see the spiritual person goes in he goes to Christ or he gathers some Christian friends and says pray for me because he ultimate glory and I will told him the power comes from Christ not people the infant goes on Facebook and makes comments about people the infant goes on Twitter and Instagram that says I don't know this person did this we gotta get to a point where when we understand we see where we're at we had then have to figure out okay well how and goodness sakes do we get from the carnal State all over to the spiritual side I'm so glad you asked we have to get to the point where Paul Lewis says he did not want the Corinthian church to rest in the carnal State he wanted them to pass from carnality to flesh the believer literally must be convicted of where he is at know where he's at so then that he can then say God help me he has to get to the point where you're brought to the confession of being con say yeah I'm carnal I live by emotions every day and if we're in that place praise God whoa first step to recovery is what knowing you're jacked up and when you know you're jacked up you can let the air out and be let down and drive away we have to get to the place where we're just like god I'm a mess yes I believe you're real Lord yes I'm not saying that you're not saved but I'm saying that God wants more I'm saying that God wants to bring us into the fullness of who he is he wants to bring us into this place where we were literally living in the spirit and there's joy we're reaping the blessings of of what is what God says that he's going to give us in the same way believers must see that they are in a wrong state before they can get into the spiritual life the second I am struggling I have to say God help me even that's it let me ask you a question do we think that God hears us and then our prayers yes or no yes yeah God hears us and so if a good father it is knows his son or daughter is struggling ought we not think that he's going to pull us out right I fall off a cliff what do I call the record and the record throws the cable over latches it on and rips us up and pulls us up other repercussions for it yeah there's insurance and there's also other issues however the record doesn't come and say hey moron why'd you get down there no he just says awesome let me take your money and I'm gonna help you out God doesn't take her money he just says let me help you out let me pull you up let me put you back and put you on a right standing see literally if you I want everyone to turn to Romans 8 I want you I want to end with this because I this I want people to focus on this this week Romans 8 Romans 8 we're gonna start at verse 1 here in 1st Corinthians gonna go left Romans 8 see in Romans 8 it literally starts talking about life in this parish so we talked about carnality like Jeff be quiet we've talked about carnality too much yet we live by his emotions got it yep their strife yep there's anger yep there's jealousy yep there's rebellion yep there's everything in my house our house is a carnal house got it as long as we know that we're good to go okay if we want to shut that out and blind ourselves like no there's strife and anger but I'm a spiritual person I'm the only one in my household now if you're the man of the house then guess what you guys call us to be a priestly people and has called us to stand in it for truth and standing for truth to the saying yep my house is jacked up we do it don't we better we do it we stand and we look around and we're like magnin we're how did we get here throw that away get rid of that get rid of your housecleaning cuz every once in a while you got to go around and be like we're done with that I don't even know how that movie got in this house that's got to go I remember one time by little a little rabbit show here we're cleaning out movies right and and I'm Mike Keenan I'm Mike we're gonna clean out all these movies he was little probably four or five years old and and he's like well which ones do we get rid of him like listen anything that doesn't glorify god I've got swear words Healing all gone get it out of here and he goes okay he brings home alone too he's like dad this one's bad my mind is what I'm thinking and he goes I'm like it's all Mike I'm like whoa Mike why do you want to get rid of that one and he goes dad they say the a-word okay there you go get rid of it and he did and then I'm looking at this in this little things in our life that keep us in this carnal state it's little tiny things I'm not saying you're going to hell because you hurted that swear word on a movie that's not what I'm trying to tell you but if we remain in the carnal state it keeps the Holy Spirit from entering and doing the work that he wants to do he wants to be in the bedroom he wants to be in the in the guest room he wants to be in the living room he wants to have control of the entire house Paris Reid head says this you'd be better off if you're if you're if you're driving in the car with Jesus Christ to get out and you stop at a gas station you get out you take the keys out your hand them over to Jesus Christ you say fill her up with whatever you want Lord and you walk around to the trunk and lock yourself in the trunk and say drive me wherever you want Lord that's the control that God wants and so when we when we when we leave the carnal state and we enter into where he wants he brings us we were driving we're like yeah God sundown let's see it's Sunday carnal spiritual hey God let me know when sudden let me know what Sunday pops up I'll be there because you're driving me there I mean what a goal Lord but I'm in the trunk and obviously I'm going I'm here now so let's go we're not operating out feelings or emotions anymore we're driven by this spirit here we go light through the spirit I'm talking enough here Romans eight you ready for this one there is therefore now what I would say one more time there's what one more time there's what no condemnation for those who are what in Christ Jesus awesome for the law of the Spirit is life he has he has set you free in Jesus Christ in the law of sin and death for God has done what the law weakened by the flesh what he's won for God has done what the law weakened by the flesh could not do who what he's saying what couldn't do it the flesh couldn't do it so why in our right minds wrong minds should I say do we sit in our carnal state and our fleshly stay and be like I got this one I'm gonna fix this relationship I'm gonna go to marriage group I'm gonna go to counseling I'm gonna read this marriage book I'm gonna do this and this and this and on Sunday I'm bringing flowers at 10 o'clock and wrong shut it off give Jesus the keys get in the trunk and say God show me what I need to do rip open the coat and show the leprosy bag I'm a mess fix me and when when win the win the comments come we take the words in we just sweet before they even come out of our mouth because sometimes the words come out our mouth and we're like trying to grab them and stuff them back in we have to just say no and just say I got this Lord actually I don't got this that's what I got to say I don't have this Lord you you take it and you bring me through he's saying God has done things that the flesh couldn't do by sending his own son the likeness of a sinful flesh and for sin he condemned sin in the flesh in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who walked not according to the what by him we can't walk according to the emotional state yes we have to go beyond where our emotions take us but according to the spirit walk not according to the flesh but walk according to the spirit one more time walk not according to the flesh but walk according to the spirit for those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh but those who live according to the spirit set their minds and the things of the Spirit for to set the mind on the flesh is why come on me one more time for it to set your mind on the flesh is to stay in carnality is bamm to stay three years old forever is death say it again to stay there to walk in the flesh is what death but to set the mind on the what spirit is life and peace for the mind that a sudden the flesh is what hostile to God I am ready for the mind that set on carnality is what hostile to God and that's a crazy talk you're telling me that if I don't submit to gentleness that if I don't submit to humility that if I don't submit to peace and kindness and gentleness and self-control that my mind is now hostile to God but I love him no you don't because God says that if you love me you will rhymes with robe a obey my commissions listen we have to get what the word says not what our mind thinks cuz our minds Jack's crazy alright for the mind that it said in the flesh is hostile to God for it does not submit to God's law why because we of course we all know the right way of doing things don't we indeed it could not those who are in the flesh cannot please God say it again those are who are in the flesh the carnal state the seat of emotions cannot please God that's crazy man woman child whoever you are it's crazy it's crazy in the sense of like I don't get it that's like Lord well if that's the case then how do I get out of this and get over here good I'm glad you guys here we go for you however are not in the flesh but in the spirit in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him but if Christ is in you although the body is dead because of sin the Spirit is life because of righteousness at the spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you he who raised Jesus Christ from the dead will also give you what life to your mortal bodies to the Spirit who dwells in you Alex if you'd come Beth you come and play I want to just end with with you are holy and and and and and just let's glorify God and my question to you is really simple it's super simple message is where are you are we in the carnal state living on emotions or are we walking and either way the question really it's really for us it's it's for each one of us to to then take to the Lord so we get the diagnosis right God show the sweater rack and that's okay for now so we got a birthday with three years old today tomorrow we're gonna be three years old in a day yes and the next day we're gonna be three years old and two days you don't get 25 like that god this doesn't bring you and say here's a tree I am no he gives you a seat and he says let's watch it grow so as we sing as we as we walk it walk in this process over the next couple months I really what I really want to just just ask the Lord this question each day a simple question every day this week you'd write this down you can write in your phone maybe we'll post it up on the website simple question Lord is the decisions I'm making right now are they carnal or am i walking in the spirit my melody and a couple things couple scriptures on you can take those and I read em to you real quick says this and God uncovers sit in my life ready hold on a sec ready if God uncovered sin of my life what does it say close it back up and y'all back no I will not cling to it I'll let it go in sincere repentance believing that God's grace is greater than my sin Romans 5:20 Hebrews 12:6 says if God comes to me with words of Correction I will not interpret his correction as a negative thinking but accept it as an indication of his love believing that God's correct God corrects those he loves and we're not being corrected guess what that means that means we're not his children so Lord how do you want I want to be your child if God reveals my need for a pure heart I will not try to live a holy life of my own listen get this one in your mind get this one of your mind please we cannot live a holy life on our own I say it again we cannot live a holy life on her own ready you can write that down Circle it underline highlight it we cannot live from holy life on her own it all comes through the work of Christ but respond to his invitation believing that he will sanctify me it means that he will set me apart for his work through and through first Thessalonians 5:23 and he will become my enabler and lastly second Corinthians 12:9 says if God speaks to me about a need in my life who knows that God uses other people to speak to us about our need to learn it again who knows that God uses other people when we don't want to hear it God use other people to speak to our or our issue in our life all right Home Depot sells duct tape and then you can walk to your prayer closet you can rip it back off and yell all you want to God but in the minute while that person while God's using that person to show you crowd to the Lord second Corinthians 12:9 of God speaks to me about a need in my life I will not play the blame game I will accept my responsibility to change believing that God's power is made perfect in what my weakness thanks melody praise God before them father we just gotta be coming to your presence right now Lord I'm asking that you were just as we sing this last song that people would come to the altar we would we would stay in worship whatever Lord we would just come to you an utter surrender father if you have showed us that we are sitting in a carnal living by our motions God show us how to walk in the spirit father each day and I'm asking that you show us each day where we are in this process because Lord I don't want a bunch of three-year-olds in this church and neither do we none of us do Lord we want to be very mature in you Lord Jesus because we are maturing you Lord Jesus you're gonna bring other babies in to come into this church that they may grow be mature and that process will duplicate as we are we bear witness to others about you Lord Jesus so Lord show us father convict us and bring us into a deeper walk with you Lord Jesus we praise You God let the song minister to your heart father as we say welcome to come forward and pray you want God's not bound by an altars

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