The right actions may qualify you for the world’s promotions, but it’s only the right reaction that will qualify you for Heaven’s… Apostle D.
We all have two natures within us:
Myself – old selfish and sinful nature you were born into this world with.
Me – God’s new nature given the second we accept Christ as our Savior.
Many people believe that once we accept Christ, our old nature is transformed into God’s new nature. This simply isn’t true and if you need proof, ask yourself how many times you found yourself going back to old sinful habits that pacified our selfish nature (Myself). That’s because it never left and will never leave until we go to heaven.
Just as God’s nature cannot be influenced or changed, sin’s nature (Myself) cannot be influenced or changed. Before Christ died, we had no other option but to follow the only nature we were born into and that was sin. When Christ died, He rose and brought with Him forgiveness of our sins which allows us oneness with God’s nature (Me).
The death of Christ did not just bring us forgiveness, it brought us choice! We now can choose Good (Me) or Evil (Myself).
Because so many are ignorant or unaware of this, it causes a muddied or polluted Christians life which I refer to as “Me, Myself and A Lie”. Living a life of trying to do the “right” actions, but that will never translate to what God is looking for in our lives and that’s the right reactions.
From day one Satan has always known how to cause failure and sin through a man’s wrong reactions. Eve didn’t sin until she reacted to what Satan told her about God withholding something from them. Cain had the wrong reaction to God not accepting his sacrifice.
If you are honest with yourself, you will realize just how much pain and failure has come into your life based on your reaction to situations.
Remember, wanting to do or doing the right thing or actions, only shows that we’ve had an experience with good or God, but having the right reaction shows that we’ve not only had an experience with God, but a transformation. This is the true sign of being a follower of Christ.
There are billions of people in this world that have not accepted Christ or do not serve any God for that matter, but still do good deeds or actions. In fact, many do GREATER deeds and actions than most Christians.
For the majority of Christians, (Me) is only allowed out on Sundays or when things are going well. At the sign of any conflict, God’s nature (Me) is quickly pushed to the back room and replaced with (Myself) the protector, who never allows us to be used or taken advantage of.
Thus, most Christians try to live as (Me), all while trying to hold on to the parts of (Myself) that keep them from looking and feeling weak or vulnerable.
(Myself and A Lie) – Myself will lie to you. It is usually the voice that you hear in your head that is able to curse, punch, and kick someone without them ever knowing they are being assaulted. It probably sounds something like this: “You just don’t know who I am… keep on talking and you’re going to see exactly what I’m talking about.”
Myself usually gets angry when things don’t go its way. It always tells you to do things that isolate you and provide only temporarily, self-indulging gratification (i.e. watch porn, make yourself feel better with food, drink to calm your nerves, smoke so you can calm down).
(Myself) is influenced by the world and the voices of demonic entities. It cannot understand the things of God and can only filter and processes things through thoughts that lead to feelings and human emotions (the flesh). It has no patience or humility and shows no empathy. It cannot wait for a God-given solution to come forth, so it tells you how to make things happen faster; Act first and worry about the consequences later. All of Myself’s reactions are based on past offenses or current moods and feelings. All of its works will usually lead back to self-protection or looking out for Me, Myself and I (i.e. getting my slice of the pie first).
(Me) is the real you that God created with His purpose and is attuned to the spirit of God. Thus, it does not react based on emotion or senses but off of God’s word and ways. (Me) is patient and waits on God’s appointed time: “Though it tarries wait for the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end, it will speak, and it will not lie” – Habakkuk 2:3. (Me) references God’s word in times of trouble and reacts with God’s love. Most of all, (Me) will always trust God! (Me) responds based on what Heaven thinks and not what the world thinks:
World’s response: “You’re going to look weak if you let someone speak to you like that without telling them off. “
Heaven’s response: Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling. Proverbs 20:3. A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1
Well, here’s the TBT: (Myself) comes fully-loaded with uncontrollably sinful desires and cannot be separated for our protective benefits package. In other words, if you try to hold on to the familiar or protection part of (Myself), it won’t be long before you are battling the other things it loves as well (lust, perversion, jealous, envy, rage).
This is why most Christians on the outside “look” like God’s nature (Me), but respond with their old nature (Myself) the second someone makes them angry.
Isaiah 64:6 says our righteous acts are as filthy rags to God. God is looking at our reactions and not our human self-righteous-filled actions.
The solution is complicated but at the same time very simple: A “Choice”: life or death?
We’ve all overlooked one thing in the story of Adam and Eve. They each had a choice and because they made the wrong choices, it literally took away our choices and gave us one option (sin). Adam and Eve’s wills were not interlocking and I personally believe if Adam would have reacted properly to his wife eating the fruit when it was first offered to him by Eve, there would have been a different storyline for humanity. Adam should have reacted by what God told him and not by what his wife told him, but as you can see, even today we all have the same battle of listening to me or myself (God’s influence or Satan’s influence).
Deuteronomy 30:19 says: I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.
It’s whom we choose to feed (Me or myself) that will tell us if we have chosen God or Satan. We must feed and strengthen the new nature (Me) that God’s places in us. This will never happen with us constantly listening to, feeding, and pacifying (Myself). Myself loves feeding off of drama-filled shows, half-naked bodies, self-gratification, ignorance, recalling past painful moments and even blaming God and others which eventually all lead to self-deception and self-torture.
Apostle De’Ron – just a voice crying in the WORLD-ER-NESS!