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James 4:5



5 [e] Do ye think [dokeo] that [hoti] the scripture [graphe] saith [lego] in vain [kenos], The spirit [pneuma] that [hos] dwelleth [katoikeo] in [en] us [hemin] lusteth [epipotheo] to [pros] envy [phthonos]? KJV-Interlinear



5 Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: 'He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us'? NASB



Well, if you have seen the news earlier, then you know that our national election just got really interesting, with the surprise announcement of the Republican V.P. candidate.


Rest assured, that Jesus Christ controls history. We know that our dispensation, the Church Age, is getting closer and closer, with each passing day, to its end.That end could still be decades away, and our history could easily have many ups and downs before it is all over.And in many cases, God allows humanity to choose its own leadership, whether good or bad. Perhaps good leadership will continue for a little while longer. Time will tell, I guess.


Anyway, continuing with James comments on the nature of the human condition.


Just because we have within us, a sin nature, and that its residence in our physical bodies is universal among humanity, that does not mean that its existence is normal, appropriate, or even good. Because it is not.


Just because the popular beliefs in this world are highly pursued by millions and even billions of people, does not mean that they are right, and God is wrong.


Truth comes only from God. It never originates from man.


Falsehoods originate from man, and in fact they originate from Satan, with man simply perpetuating and improving on Satan's fundamental concepts, which oppose truth.


And just because these facts exist, do you also believe that it is the fundamental nature of the spirit inside of us, to embrace the envious nature of sin?


The spirit inside of us can refer to the fundamental human spirit, which is our human life. Or you can refer to the spirit in us as being a reference to the Holy Spirit, which resides in believers.


And the answer to either presumption of fundamental human life or of the Holy Spirit indwelling, is that neither have been brought into existence by God, for the basic urges of evil.


Human life is created perfect, but then it is combined with the sin nature in the physical body and volition takes temptation and turns itself toward evil.Human life in the soul, and biological life in the physical body with its sin nature, are separate entities.


The Holy Spirit was placed inside of each believer at the moment of their faith belief in Christ, and that indwelling was made perfect.But again, it is the volition of the believer that commits sin and takes himself out of fellowship. And likewise, the Holy Spirit, the human life in the soul, and the physical body are separate entities.


The sin nature tries to exert its forceful influence on the individual through the many passions or inadequacies of sin, by means of deceit.


The Holy Spirit communicates the fundamental principles of doctrine, which allows the individual the freedom to make a choice without coercion.


God did not create life or its support mechanisms, whether carnal or spiritual, for the purpose of engaging in sin. God created us with the objective of making us perfect.People just get in the way of their own divinely designed destiny, and mess things up.

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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.

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