5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
Life is about choices. What are you really "after" in life? No matter what answer you give, it fits into only one of two categories- "the things of the flesh" or "the things of the Spirit", that's all. What it comes down to is whether you will continue to settle, or if you want what God has for you. If you choose the latter, you must "mind" the things of the Spirit. It is obvious from this verse that we each have a huge decision to make. Not making a decision, is actually choosing to continue following after the things of the flesh.
The Greek word for "Spirit" is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #4151 pneuma (pronounced new-mah) which means breath. To our carnal mind, breath means little of nothing. It certainly does not appear real reason to change our lifestyle and beliefs. Yet that is exactly what the Spirit is, the life-giving Breath of God. The choice is simple: either live your life based on all you can see or upon what (and Who) created it- the Breath of God. THIS IS THE ONLY POWER WITH WHICH FAITH IS INVOLVED OR IDENTIFIES. Therefore righteousness (which Paul referred to in verse 4) will only come thru following after His Breath.
Here Paul provides further clarity as to where all of this is to be determined- in the mind. Ultimately, what we really like or are seeking after reflects whether we "mind the things of the flesh" or "of the Spirit." Either way, there is a consistency. We must realize, we have spent far too much time minding the things of the flesh. IT'S TIME FOR THE WHITE RACE TO COME ALIVE IN OUR MINDS AND GO AFTER THE THINGS OF THE SPIRIT.
Whatever you desire and believe in your mind is where you are headed. This word translated "things" is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #3056 is logos, which is something said (including the thought)... communication... motive... speech, talk. Ultimately all beliefs and desires in your mind came from someone else's words either ofthe flesh or of the Spirit, and are the basis for what you are going after in life. If the ideas you embrace are carnal and fleshly, then that is what you have accepted and that is what you are pursuing. But if the words and ideas you embrace are of the Breath, then that's what you have accepted, believe, and are going after- your desires.
What's on your mind- what is your concern, "the things of the flesh" or "the Spirit and the things of the Spirit"? You can know by monitoring your "mind." If all you think about are things regarding the condition of this world and your body, while seeing others only thru external considerations, you "do mind the things of the flesh." But if you have had enough of this world, your flesh, and see your brethren for what they can be, your desire is for something greater; therefore you "mind...the things of the Spirit."
In your daily thought life, which is guiding you, your carnal or spiritual mind? As we know, being an Israelite is not determined by what you believe. However for one who wants to be a faithful Israelite, who desires to fulfill your God-given destiny, it's all about what you believe. Like begets like, even when it comes to our thoughts. If all you concern your mind with is the things of the flesh then that is what you'll get.But if you're interested in the Breath of God, then you are in pursuit of the things of God.
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
This statement alone should make up our minds for us. It is perceived to be much easier and less awkward to just remain carnally-minded. Yet Paul says it actually "is death." Death has been defined as separation from God. As you will see, being "carnally minded" only leads to further separation from pleasing God. When you're at Walmart or even at a judeo church for instance, open your eyes and see all the white 'zombies' walking around. Notice the hopelessness, sadness, and disappointment written in their eyes. What kind of a "life" do they really have, and have they ever had any real "peace"? Why are they this way? "For to be carnally minded is death." What is it others see when they look at you?
What kind of an impact do you want to make upon others when you speak to them, "death" or "life and peace"? Then it all comes down to what you allow to enter your mind. For what words you follow after in your mind are what's going to eventually determine what comes out of your mouth when you speak with others. What category do you think war, health problems, and the latest news story fit into? It's all death therefore being "carnally minded." As whites, we sometimes feel like foreigners living in America if we seek "to be spiritually minded." But it is the only way to live in peace.
God has an ideal life for every white individual and family. Yet so many refuse Him by choosing to remain on that daily, more familiar, carnally-minded pathway of death. White people were not intended to spend our latter years, aimlessly walking in and out of doctor's offices, hospitals, and churches like the death-peddling jews wants us to. The life which empowers and sustains you comes from within. Only you can know whether or not you have real peace. Peace doesn't come from any external source either. Having peace is an indication you are walking after the Spirit and are on the quest for your destiny.
All external motivation and only being able to see the solutions to your problems within the physical dimension, stems exclusively from your carnal mind. If all your decisions are based on settling for the best you can do or the best men can do for you, then you are thinking with your carnal mind. But have you ever considered the best God can do in, through, and for your life? Those who are carnally minded, always ends up at a place of discontentment, fighting a losing battle:
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Look how destructive and what a loose cannon our carnal mind really is! This is a strong statement. We assume as long as we maintain what we perceive as some kind of external display of being a Christian, that's all that matters, even to God. Yet Paul is not concerned with external appearances but the contents and direction of our minds. Among other things, this verse deals with the internal placement of our personal loyalty. Paul is saying if we are not loyal to God in our minds we are not loyal to God at all.
No one reading this wants to believe that their "mind is enmity against God." Yet God has designed it to where we must choose daily to love Him more than anything or anybody else by controlling our minds, in order to represent Him and be on His side. Because of this statement, you must realize you cannot seize your destiny thru carnal means, no matter how hard you try. In fact doing so, makes you your own worst enemy. The 'carnal you' isn't even "subject to the law of God," it is impossible- making us out of control. The carnal mind doesn't care about right and wrong. If you haven't already, you must begin to recognize when your carnal mind is speaking. Remember that its mission is to lead you in the exact opposite way God wants you to be going in your motivation, decisions, and beliefs. Unless you train yourself to do this, you will continue going "against God" in your own life.
The sad part (if you allow it) is that your carnal mind will continue to deceive you into believing you are 'okay' because of comfort or something else externally-gratifying such as church attendance. Yet unless the people at the church are following the Spirit by controlling their thoughts, you are sitting in a room full of people who are still at emnity against God as well and don't even know it, including the preacher. You must determine which side you are on, not by the name over a door, but by controlling your thoughts and determining the desires of your heart. The potential for loyalty to God is in you. You must learn to tell the difference, your future depends on it.
When we are carnally-minded, God's law cannot and will not protect us. All it can do is condemn us in our daily practice, why? "Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be." Because of the carnal mindset, most of our race stand with the enemy "against God." That's because we first look to politicians, preachers, doctors, and everyone else except for God when we have decisions to make or need a solution.
Pet religious systems keep our people fixated with the external, while leading us to believe all is well between us and God. Meanwhile collectively, our race is in opposition to God,why? Because our people remain carnally minded, therefore making it impossible for us to please God:
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
This is the bottom line: the purpose of our lives is to "please God." Paul is telling us if we do not control our thoughts, continuing to allow our carnal mind to control how we think, believe, and what we do, we are "in the flesh" and "cannot please God." If you want to please God you must make this change.
Here is an extremely interesting discovery when it comes to being in the Spirit as opposed to being "in the flesh." If we "cannot please God" by walking "in the flesh," then the only way we can please God is by walking in the Spirit. So what does it mean to "please God"? The Greek word for "please" is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #700 aresko which is through the idea of exciting emotion; to be agreeable. If you combine this with what we learned earlier about the word for "things" which means thoughts, the way we please God in the Spirit begins with spiritual thoughts of faith which excite emotion. The good news is, all of this: walking in the Spirit, living by faith, foloowing righteousness, is something God wants Israelites to learn to do.
3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD's anger.
II TIMOTHY 3:16
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
I CORINTHIANS 15:34
34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
Do you want to be a powerful, mature Christian who walks with God on a daily basis? It all starts right here with the quest for your destiny and seeking God's righteousness by faith. Because of the subtility of the carnal lies which permeate the doctrines and practices of judeochristianity, our people think the way to please God is thru performing certain things and not doing certain things externally in the flesh. How can this be when Paul makes a statement like this where pleasing God is thru exciting emotions, which is completely internal?! Repetitiously doing the same thing externally, over and over again, thinking it is spiritually beneficial, is not only vanity, but gets boring after awhile, which involves no ideas of exciting emotion at all- RESULTING IN BECOMING A ZOMBIE. God doesn't want zombies. What pleases Him are those who are excited emotionally in their minds about living by faith and seeking righteousness; by controlling their thoughts in order to maintain thier expectation.
God can reveal to you what He wants for you because He lives inside of you! Inside is where the exciting of your emotions begins. How much plainer can Paul make it?! If all you dwell on is the condition of this old world, your body, and appeasing your carnal appetites, you "are in the flesh" and "cannot please God." Think long and hard about why you do what you do, your motivation. If the direction and motivation of your life ultimately is based upon what you fear might happen, you are in the flesh and cannot please God. Why not cast all your cares upon the only One Who is able to handle those things and concentrate on what stirs up emotional excitment in your mind concerning God.
The only way to reach your spiritual destiny is thru doing that which pleases God. Therefore the quest for your destiny "cannot" be achieved any other way, except thru a spiritually in-tune mind. What excites you when it comes to the kind of life you want to live for God? God did not give us the ability to imagine and dream just to reveal to us when we've ate something spicy too late before bedtime. He didn't give us the ability to have exciting emotions just so we can cheer for ball teams and go bungy jumping. God gave us the ability to dream and imagine, even get excited in our minds, so we can determine what we really desire from Him, and enjoy thinking about and persuing what we can do which is most pleasing to Him.
According to Paul, not walking after the Spirit, not doing this is being carnally-minded and being in the flesh. If you've never begun to determine what you believe God wants for you and are not pursuing it, you are still in the flesh and you "cannot please God." This is yet another reason why cookie-cutter denominationalism is bankrupt. Yes, some groups get emotional but it is externally motivated and only within the framework of their carnal doctrines. They will never encourage you to be spiritually-minded, to think like this, because as soon you do, you will discover you have no further need for their services.
What Paul says here is a negative statement, yet it serves to emphasize how a great portion of being spiritually-minded is keeping our flesh (thru controlling our thoughts) at bay. When it comes to pleasing God, "the flesh" is our worst enemy.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
What would you do if you were to discover you had a gold mine under your house?! You have a treasure far greater than that living inside of you! It's time to make the necessary adjustments to live "in the Spirit." Deep down, all these years since we all started following Christ, we've all known there was something greater. Here it is: the Breath of God dwells in you. In the meantime, we've gotten in these little religious habits that don't even matter, and actually have us going in the opposite direction, focusing on the flesh, and constantly looking down on our white brethren.
Notice Paul only offers one thing here as proof that one belongs to God or is one of His people, "that the Spirit of God dwell in you"- the Breath of God. The proof he offers is not whether or not one is observing some collection of sacred rituals. As Christ taught Nicodemus, we are born with it. Though so many of our people are not awake to it, they are still yet His because of the indwelling Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is the Author of us having an attitude of faith. Even non-whites can follow external rules or put on an act- judeo churches bank on it. Following "the Spirit of Christ" is undeniable proof that one is truly a child of God. CHRIST DIED SO CHRISTIANITY WOULD BE MADE EVIDENT FROM WITHIN HIS PEOPLE. Basically what we have here, without Paul even having to mention it, is a description of what it means to live by faith. A Biblical definition of faith is this: walking "after the Spirit." When we fail to walk after the Spirit, we condemn ourselves in this life because God wants us to live by faith. We are only justified in our daily practice when we live by faith.
God deserves our total surrender and allegiance. He expects us to love, fear, and believe in Him over and above anything or anybody else. Since He is essentially the Invisible Spirit, all we have to go on is His Breath. As we have shown extensively, the white race alone has the Spirit or Breath of God in us. We also know the Scriptures were God-breathed. All God expects us to go on then is following His Breath, the Spirit of God. Essentially it's His Breath versus everything external you can experience with your senses. Which side are you on and which do you believe is going to matter in the end?
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
The quest for your destiny begins by understanding you must change the way you've been thinking most of your life. Walking after the flesh is what we naturally do even before we get out on our own. But we must take our lives in another direction and the only way to do it is in our thoughts. If your mind does not change, neither will your life, nor will you ever see any real results or power displayed. If you are willing to work daily at allowing the Spirit within to control your mind, then you are on the road to fulfilling your destiny.