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Seeing Through Spiritual Eyes

January 7, 2014

Greetings,

“So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view.  Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old is gone, the new has come!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them.  And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”  2 Corinthians 5: 16-19

To me this is pretty clear, we simply should know no one after the flesh or from a worldly point of view.  We need to see everyone through the eyes of The Spirit and treat them as Jesus would.  We must stop judging by mere appearance and make a righteous, Spiritual, judgment.  (John 7: 24)

We should treat everyone with kindness, love and respect.  People are not to be treated like pawns in some sort of game. The way of the world is to look at people like they are in some sort of organizational flow chart; like they are just cattle with spaces to fill in order to make the chart work.

The traditional “church” does this all the time and the flow chart they fill is top down and hierarchical in nature.  Jesus never elevated one person OVER another and neither should we.  The world uses titles and positions that make certain people more valuable than others within an organization.  It should NOT BE THIS WAY IN CHRIST’S CHURCH!  Titles like Pastor are used to divide the body according to gifting and roles.  Wherever some people are regarded as more special than others is a bad place to be.  Christ lived and died for us all and He is the only one we should ever esteem as being over the Church. There is only one Leader, The Christ, and all the rest of us are mere sisters and brothers.  The true Church is a living organism and NOT a man led organization.

Finally, if we are truly going to relate to people in a Spiritual, not worldly, manner, we must not count their sins against them. This means we approach everyone as if they had a clean slate in this life, not judging them negatively beforehand.  When we reach out in Christ everyone is to be accepted equally as a person who Jesus loves and desires to set free.  None of their sins or behaviors should inhibit us from loving and accepting them as Jesus does.  They don’t need to change anything before they receive Jesus.  The change that needs to happen in their lives occurs after they become born again.  That is the work of The Holy Spirit and no man.  Telling people they need to change behaviors before they accept Christ is like telling someone they need to get clean before they take a bath.  It is foolish and a way of the flesh and not The Spirit.  I say love and accept everyone now and allow Jesus to transform them exactly how and when He sees fit.

Love and ….

Kirk Out !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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  1. Ramma permalink

    When I realized how i had been programmed to treat people and to think of them…..this was after I was released from the IC……..it really saddened me to think of how wrong i had been, while all the time thinking that I had ben doing such a good work in the Lord. When I began to see those around me the way Jesus wanted me to…….I simply saw real people who were children of God walking through this life trying to find and follow Him. I began to lov them and have a compassion for them. So different than what I knew before. Thank you for the post!

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