Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Our EVIL CONDUCTOR ... Passover Meditations for the Monastic-At-Heart ... Ephesians 2:3




FAMILY SPIRITS

Meditations  for Pascha
(The Passover Season, 2016)
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Meditations for the Monastic-At-Heart

Now is My+ soul troubled;
and what shall I+ say ...
FATHER,
save ME+
from this hour ?
but for this cause
came I+ unto this hour.

FATHER,
Glorify Thy Name.

Then came there a Voice from Heaven, saying,

I have both glorified IT,
and will glorify IT again.

John 12:27-28

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Meditation Verse 
Ephesians 2:3

2:2 ...Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
2:3
 Among whom also we all
had our conversation in times past
in the lusts of our flesh,
fulfilling the desires
of the flesh and of the mind;
and were by nature
the children of wrath,
even as others.

Literal Greek:

... [ according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in  the sons of disobedience ] ...
By whom  also we all were conducted at one time or another by the strong passion of our flesh, doing the determinations of the flesh and the thoughts and were being  children, by lineage, of wrath, as even others.

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Meditation

By our natural, inherited lineage, our fleshly, Adamic,  earth-centered, Self-centered man is going to inherit ONE THING: the wrath of GOD.

This verse tells us --- if the passive verb tense is translated accurately --- that we ALL were being conducted through life BY SOMEONE who is our enemy ... and the enemy of CHRIST JESUS. We all at some point in time were sons of disobedience.

This dark and wicked prince of the power of the air uses our AGREEMENT with him as the handle by which he manipulates us.

It is to the great detriment of our soul.

Let us re-read that passage:

... [ according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in  the sons of disobedience ] ...
By whom  also we all were conducted at one time or another by the strong passion of our flesh, doing the determinations of the flesh and the thoughts and were being  children, by lineage, of wrath, as even others.

Using the strong, unbridled passions of our fleshly nature, we actively DO what we DETERMINE TO DO. Our flesh and thoughts set out to do one thing:  to accomplish OUR OWN WILL. 

In short, we agree with the satan... whether our thoughts and flesh SEEM to be pursuing "good" ( humanly speaking)  or the evil side of life. 

In time past before we humbled ourself and came to CHRIST JESUS, we walked in the path in which the satan led usThat evil created being led us by our own determined flesh to do our own will and live our life "our" way.

Because our lineage stems from Adam, we not only inherited his disobedient nature but we inherited something else: the wrath of GOD.

Now, having come to CHRIST JESUS, we are saved from this wrath ... if... if... if... we yield our will unto HIS+.

That BIG " IF " ...

That big " IF "  represents a huge gap between us and CHRIST.  The choice to yield unto The LORD occurs at every juncture, every crossroads , at every temptation and lure in our lives.

Now here is the reality of it all:  Yielding --- choosing JESUS' way instead of our own --- actually occurs daily , hourly, and for some, minute by minute.

Why is this? 

It is because our family spirits try to drag us BACKWARDS into being the "old" man instead of that New Creature in CHRIST.

These wicked family spirits never give up ! They make us snap at our spouses, turn a cold shoulder to others in need, desire earthly pleasures, and ignore the conviction of the HOLY SPIRIT .

These family spirits are our lineage.

If we stand for CHRIST JESUS in our hearts, sooner or later these wicked spirits will try to resume their influence.  They will try to re-conduct us BACK to acting un-CHRIST-like in thoughts and words and deeds.
 
Do we want to be the children of GOD'S wrath ? 

Do we want to inherit the torments that those family spirits are going to inherit in the Lake of Fire?

If we do NOT want that, then we must STAND AGAINST reverting back to the Old Man ways.  We must stand in the Name of the LORD JESUS CHRIST --- internally, in the midst of the testing --- against these beings.

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Let us pray:

O Holy Heavenly FATHER,

I see I have not been watchful nor on guard.  I have fallen away from my steadfast determination to NOT GO MY NATURAL WAY.

It is my fault when I agree with these wicked spirits.   I  have been delivered, washed, and set free from their control by the BLOOD+ of the LAMB+. 

Help me to stay free of their influence, lure, and eventual control, now. Unmask their influence in my life.

O Mighty GOD, awaken me to their hidden workings in and about my life. 

I repent of listening to them. 

I repent of agreeing with them; they always try to make me lift up Self... my DEAD self.

I renounce these family spirits all, which try to make me act like my UnSaved family members.

I renounce each one of them in the Name of The LORD JESUS CHRIST Who+ told me "... the spirits are subject unto you."

Yes, His+ Words are Truth. Help me to cling to His+ Truth, O FATHER.

This I pray in the life-giving Name of the Unblemished LAMB+ of GOD, our LORD JESUS CHRIST, Who+ died to set me free from family spirits ... and is able to KEEP me free. Amen.

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Worthy is the LAMB+.

Worthy is The LAMB+
that was slain.

Worthy is the LAMB+,
slain
from the foundation
of the earth.
Revelation 13:8


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PRAISE and THANKSGIVING
be to The FATHER,
and to HIS Beloved SON+
JESUS CHRIST,
and to
the Blessed HOLY SPIRIT.

ONE GOD:
FATHER,
SON+,
and HOLY SPIRIT,
both now and forever,
world without end.
Amen.




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