Discerning the Spirits

Discerning the Spirits

charmed_again_by_oved011again-d45w4w1-1Mysticism is a confused road to nowhere to tantalize but never taste for it is a mirage. The mysteries of heathen worship are replaced by the secret associations and seances, the obscurities and wonders, of the sorcerers of our time. We are more engaged by ghosts, vampires and witches than anything God has to say. The look is seduction and we are more than willing to play. Witchcraft and seduction is what the media is pushing forward.

Leviticus 19:30 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I [am] the LORD.
19:31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I [am] the LORD your God.
20:6 And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
20:7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I [am] the LORD your God.
20:8 And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I [am] the LORD which sanctify you.
20:27 A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood [shall be] upon them.

Deuteronomy 18:9 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
18:10 There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
18:12 For all that do these things [are] an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

The Lord knows the thoughts of each person
Ezekiel 11:5 And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the LORD; Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind, [every one of] them.

The nature of man refers to the distinguishing characteristics, including ways of thinking, feeling and acting.

At the fall of man the body gradually deteriorated and the first generation lived for many years however the spirit or mind with its thoughts feelings and purposes was at variance with God and radically and instantly changed. Man was separated from God for the Spirit of God could not bear witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God but rather the children of rebellion: for the thoughts feelings and purposes were self destructive and selfish.

“The nature of man is threefold …the physical, intellectual, and moral powers.” The world does not understand the true nature of man with the need for moral development but a Christian must if that for which he waits is to be obtained.

Is it little wonder that the world has trouble defining the nature of man for they reject the word of God.

If men had been willing to receive the truth so plainly stated in the Scriptures concerning the nature of man and the state of the dead, they would see in the claims and manifestations of spiritualism the working of Satan with power and signs and lying wonders.

The Spirit of man is also confused by worldly definition. The spirit of your mind which Paul refers to is personal attributes and feelings, affections, inclinations, that is the individual thoughts, feelings and purposes,
Ephesians 2:2 the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience is not God’s spirit of life and goodness and freedom. The body is a house for the spirit of man but without the spirit a man does not exist.
Ecc 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. 9:6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any [thing] that is done under the sun.
The idea of an eternal spirit without a body in heaven is not scripural but a lie of spiritism.

Eph 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, Love is loyal and respectful and prolife.
As the word comes to our attention and its command for life, we step forward in faith that Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: Sounds simple but the greatest battle be aginst self.

2 Cor 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day. The renewing of the mind makes us eligable and safe to be entrusted with an eternal body that is like Christ risen body.

The perception and appreciation of truth, He said, depends less upon the mind than upon the heart. Truth must be received into the soul; it claims the homage of the will. If truth could be submitted to the reason alone, pride would be no hindrance in the way of its reception. But it is to be received through the work of grace in the heart; and its reception depends upon the renunciation of every sin that the Spirit of God reveals. Man’s advantages for obtaining a knowledge of the truth, however great these may be, will prove of no benefit to him unless the heart is open to receive the truth, and there is a conscientious surrender of every habit and practice that is opposed to its principles. DA 456
Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

‘The will is the governing power in the nature of man’ bringing all other faculties under its way.
The gift of life with our decisions is a very powerful one that needs to be directed by the Word of God. satan has a vicious cycle of depression and blame, Christ says ur valuable get up and walk with me.

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The nature of the Holy Spirit is a mystery
. Men cannot explain it, because the Lord has not revealed it to them. Men having fanciful views may bring together passages of Scripture and put a human construction on them, but the acceptance of these views will not strengthen the church. Regarding such mysteries, which are too deep for human understanding, silence is golden. {AA 52.1}

“By the Spirit the Father and the Son will come and make their abode with you.”

By His Spirit He is everywhere present. Through the agency of His Spirit and His angels He ministers to the children of men. {MH 417.2}
We need to realize that the Holy Spirit . . . is as much a person as God is a person. . . . {FLB 52.2} 4:24 God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.
The Holy Spirit is a free, working, independent agency. The God of heaven uses His Spirit as it pleases Him;
An extension of His person was The son and an extension of the Father and the Son is the Holy Spirit. We note that the Holy Spirit is independent as Christ is independent from the Father yet it is this independence that marks the work of the Father is the creation of life- to be individuals, unique in person yet acting in harmony.
Should we set up a throne to the Holy Spirit- no this is not the Father’s will.
Should we pray to the Holy Spirit- this is not correct but praying in the Spirit is different
Do we need to demonstrate that this is not a person- we are told it is. Independent yet united in action with the Father.
In try to discover more we fall into errors for God has not revealed the nature of the Holy Spirit.
“The Holy Spirit exalts and glorifies the Saviour and the saviour glorifies the Father and everything comes from the Father through the Son. It is the office of the Holy Spirit to present Christ and reveal Christ who reveals to us the Father. They are of one mind and they ask us to join in the same mind and Spirit.

The attributes of the FATHER are given to the Son are manifest in creation of everthing that exists Colossians 1 and the mind of the Father and the Son are united by the Spirit that communictes between thenselves in one mind and that mind draws men. The existance of Christ the Archangel as the great I Am who created all, was a begotton Son hence the controversy began with Lucifer that he too might be taken into the counsels of God. Men are given a spirit but that spirit is to be united through the clear teachings of the Word of God with His Spirit. The Father is Lord in His own right, the Son is God through the power of the Father and has been given life in Himself to create all. The Spirit of God commicates between the Father and the Son as one mind and draws men- His nature is unkown. We are god in that we can create but we are only so in our capacity as adopted sons.