Dead or Alive
For the last month or so I have been in meetings or in conversations and when people spoke about having “FREE WILL”, something struck me hard in my spirit. Why do people believe that they can choose God? The bible CLEARLY says,“no man seeks God”. I just cannot for the life of me figure it out. Adam and Eve were “free” because they were “living beings”. Only those who are “living” have a choice or can make a choice. Only the ones that are living will consider what I am writing. Something about what I am saying will agree with your spirit (that inner witness). I hope through the spirit I can convey what I mean.
Adam sinned and died spiritually. It is evident in scripture he did not die physically. When we are all born we are all born spiritually DEAD. Separated from God. If you don’t believe that STOP reading this for it will be a waste of your time. Dead people cannot make a decision for Christ. Dead people cannot receive Jesus in their heart.
Paul speaks of our conversion as a move from death to life, “and you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sin. (Eph 2:1) and Col 2:13 Dead in trespasses and sins. Not sick, not crippled, but dead. Completely unable to choose or decide anything regarding Jesus. Again, Paul says, “but the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14). The Gospel is foolishness to the unbelievers. How then can you invite the unbeliever to make a decision for that which is foolish?
The scriptures speak of the natural condition of man as an ENEMY OF GOD. “For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law, it cannot. (Romans 8:7).
I love it when I hear people say, “I ACCEPTED CHRIST”. You accepted Christ, who are you? If you had to do something in Salvation, then it isn’t a gift. Humans always like to put themselves up; like they did something great.
If you are alive in Christ, you will hear what I am saying. If you are dead, you will hear the world. It is not up to man to accept Jesus or reject. Man just doesn’t have that much power. How can the creation say to the creator I don’t want you. How can the clay say to the potter don’t make me this way. Jesus said to Paul, “who can resist the pricks of him”.
In summary, there are two kinds of humans; some are living and the rest are dead. I hope you are among the living. I would assume by you reading this much that you are!
Your Sister in Christ!