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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
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
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.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
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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