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#1 Tkulp

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:07 AM

Have you allowed viruses and trojans to penetrate your hard drive and corrupt 'your' operating system?

 

Is is possible that viruses and trojans have entered through your eyes and your ears, setting up residence in your heart, influencing your reasoning powers, destroying your soul.

When you, as one who calls themselves a Christian, feed your mind on anything that does not have eternal value, your life becomes full of vanity (worthlessness). It will really scramble the operating system!

Our society, even that which is called the church, is being spiritually destroyed as it feeds on worthless electronic social media. These influences feed the flesh, the sin nature, that is supposed to be DEAD! In fact it is dead, in the lives of all TRUE Christians!

What is the new Covenant? Is it not that the Law is to be written on our hearts, our spiritual hard drives. The fulfillment of the Law, according to Jesus, is to bring our hearts and minds under the control of the Holy Spirit, making Jesus really Lord, by obeying Him, in all that we meditate on and spend our time with.

In God’s eyes, it is no longer what we ‘do’ that condemns us, but the ‘thoughts’ that we allow to play and ‘make their home’ in our minds, which will lead to sinful actions and the braking of the law.

Tozer’s Devotional for Monday, January 09, 2017, lays this gospel concept out, very well!

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                                              Heart-Matters

It will probably be found at last that there is no sin except sin of the mind. It is the carnal mind that is enmity against God, that is not subject to the law of God, neither can be. It should, however, be remembered that when the Bible speaks of the mind it does not refer to the intellect alone. The whole personality is included in the concept; the bent of the will, the moral responses, the sympathies and antipathies are there also, as well as the intellect.

When God saw the wickedness of man, that it was great in the earth, He saw what could not be seen from the outside, that, as it is rendered in one place, the whole imagination, with the purposes and desires of the heart was only evil continually (Genesis 6:5).

From this passage alone we may properly gather that sin has its seat deep within the mind where it pollutes the emotions (desires), the intellect (imaginations) and the will (purposes). These taken together constitute what the Bible and popular theology call the heart.
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But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man unclean. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
Matthew 15:18-19

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What we are in heart at times explodes and at other times quietly leaks out through our mouths as well as our gestures, expressions and actions. That is why it is imperative that our hearts be clean and that there Christ be enthroned.

              Prayer
Examine my heart, Lord, expose it. I want my heart to be Your throne.

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The Word of God says that the purpose of the Gospel is “to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to the Almighty, in order that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanc­tified by faithfulness which is toward Me.’”
Acts 26:18  http://www.torahtime.../acts/book.html

Jesus said, “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!” Matthew 6:22-23

“For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.” Matthew 13:15

John said, “He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.” John 12:40

And again the writer of Acts says, “For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.” Acts 28:27

The eyes, the ears, and their relationship to the heart are very critical to experiencing a delivered life here and now. The eyes and the ears and  how they influence the heart determines whether or not you experience real salvation(deliverance) in this life as well as eternal deliverance and rescue in the future.

The best way to remove viruses and trojans is to reformat the hard drive. Destroy all the old corrupted information. Wipe it clean by regeneration provided by the sacrifice of Jesus and living repentance.

Then fill your hard drive with a new operating system found in the Word of God. The Bible says, “we have the mind of Christ” and that we, as Jesus did are to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind..”

The safest way to keep your hard drive safe from any future infections is to disconnect it from the ‘World’ Wide “Web”. Come out from among [unbelievers], and separate (sever) yourselves from them, says the Lord, and touch not [any] unclean thing; then I will receive you kindly and treat you with favor, 2Co. 6:16-17 [Isa. 52:11] “For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.” 2Pe_2:20

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” ““Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do what I tell you?” “If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.”

If you must be in the World use the best Antivirus you can find. Daily “present your bodies as a sacrifice — alive, holy, and pleasing to God — which is your reasonable service.   Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God — what is good and well-pleasing and perfect. ...sanctify ...by cleansing ....with the washing of the water by the word, so that he may present the church to himself as glorious — not having a stain or wrinkle, or any such blemish, but holy and blameless. Romans 12  Ephesians 5



#2 Tony Davison

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 04:58 AM

I love the references to a computer I am always saying I am running out of RAM memory (forgetfulness ). Lately I have been dropping more and more Social network things, people ask why I am not on Facebook. I tell them if they want to talk to me, they can phone me.

 

Still we have to live in this world so we have to be able to communicate to the world in the language they understand, so we can win them to the LORD. We don't have to be of the world (or like them ).