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Seeing Through Spiritual Eyes

June 20, 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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6 Comments
  1. mrkolbo@netscape.net permalink

    AMEN!!!

  2. I see where to make a comment! Ha! I have no idea about this internet stuff! Brilliant blog…so very right. I have both done this and had it done to me over the 50+ years of ‘church life’…never again. I have a few years left, if the Lord will, and I am determined to live as the Lord of the church intends….keep writing my friend!

  3. Janet permalink

    So excellent Christopher! I love it!

  4. truth Brother truth trumps error always has and always will as the Spirit moves us, so let it be and say prayers for each other for all, all to come to the Faith in and through Son to Father, thank you as God leads is exactly what Christ did when he walked here on earth, Amen

  5. "BK" permalink

    “The change that needs to happen in their lives occurs after they become born again. That is the work of The Holy Spirit and not man.” What a memory this statement brought back. I came out from a very oppressive, ‘all hail the ministry’ movement. One day I noticed the verse in Luke that says the angel told Mary, “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”. I realized two things as I read, 1) I have been overshadowed by the Holy Spirit too and that holy thing conceived in me is the Son of God and 2) NO MAN could touch that spot because it belonged to God alone. Still brings tears to my eyes when I think of it…that man does not have control over my growth or my salvation. I am GOD’S SON and HE alone can touch that deep spot within. He may use the voice of others along the way, but it is HE that is speaking, even through them. Thanks, Chris, what a precious memory you brought up. Love, “BK”

  6. Jessie barbecho permalink

    That was brilliant mr.kirk!!!Doing good to others is what gods intend us to be…if all people think like yours it could be a peaceful place to lived… no hurts …..and no pains …. we could suffer…have a good day…

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