“Really, what good will it do a man if he gains the whole world but loses his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?” Matthew 16:26. This biblical question is emphatic and categorical! And it reflects very well the society we live. We have to choose our route, our action, our partisan … The decisions made are indispensable in the life. If one doesn’t decide; the other people, the time, the situation will decide for us.
Gaining and loosing are imperative in our daily life. No always one can have two things at same time. Mainly when we talk about body and spirit. Here enter our decisions. When we decide to gain both things, we loose all! The body and the spirit are opponents in questions of desires. “For the flesh is against the spirit in its desire, and the spirit against the flesh; these are opposed to each other” Galatians 5:17. But it has to take attention to both because the enemy ultimately is fusing, getting tied, neighboring body things and spirit things. The body and the spirit are being transformed in Siamese.
The body desires the flesh things, pertaining to worldly. Then all things concerning to sensuality, luxury, greediness, egoism, beverage, gluttony, agitation let the body happy; so happy. The spirit opposites all those things! The sense to the first is toward horizontal; the Self! But the second looks always toward the vertical path; the Christ Jesus! Your base of observation, praise and adoration is the celestial world. But we are here in the earth and the spiritual side is ridiculed. Who that doesn’t understand, think that cultivate the spirit is to live sadly and into the world of forfeiture. It is not it that testifies around the Christian world. But we are into the Great Controversy between body and spirit. This accepts the order and reject the agitation; it practices the altruism and abominate the egoism; and this is not from the man; it come from God. “For God is the one who for the sake of his good pleasure energizes you, giving you both the desire and the power to act”. Philippians 2:13.
Satan is expert for you don’t feel a transgressor of clear biblical warning; he innovates. You can be spiritual as you want; but if you are giving him a little space of your life, for him is excellent. It is true that to somebody gain the salvation, it is not necessary go out from this world. It is from here we can guarantee our glorious future. For you don’t loose your salvation, you need take care of trivializing of the spirituality. What is gaining to be into the church, but to dance the Carnival of Christ? Whom will I be helping, if wear sensually into the society and the church? Who will be adored if I do adoration like rock festival? Am I being really spiritual if I eat all things and intemperately; deteriorating the holy God Temple? Does any sense open a LGBT church if the God Word (the Bible) says clearly against those groups? If I am a believer; but I wear sensually, adore like rock feast, live in luxury and greedily; what am I rally tempting to do? Gain the salvation and gain the world at same time.
Satan is expert! He’s got infiltrated those things in all religions. He’s got to do the head of new generation to accept it like normal. Maybe in some religion those things have little influence, but anyone escape. What to do? Take care of your spiritual reserve. Don’t follow who is at you side, follow the Bible; what the Bible says. Follow Jesus only; but the Authentic One! Look to the vertical. Give ears to the Word of God. Cultivate the fruit of Holy Spirit! It is preferable loose the world and its delicious than the salvation in Jesus Christ. Be a Heaven citizenship.
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