John 7:24: Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.
Isaiah 11:2-5: The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and strength, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And He will delight in the fear of the Lord, and HE WILL NOT JUDGE BY WHAT HIS EYES SEE, NOR MAKE A DECISION BY WHAT HIS EARS HEAR; BUT WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS HE WILL JUDGE the poor, and decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; and He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked. ALSO RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL BE THE BELT ABOUT HIS LOINS, AND FAITHFULNESS THE BELT ABOUT HIS WAIST.
Today I wanted to take a departure from my regular study so as to address the real problem of racism that has overtaken the whole world; the problem that has been present since the creation of Lucifer. He is the father of lies, deceit, injustice – prejudice of every kind.
Prejudice, as I see it biblically, is an attitude of seeing oneself as better than another for any reason. It can be based on social status, color, race, weight, birth, politics, age, gender, physical ability, talent, intellect, education, religion/denomination, and so on. Prejudice is anything that leads one to look down on another; to think more highly of themselves than they ought. Prejudice is the opposite of godly, Kingdom conduct. Prejudice judges according to appearance instead of the Spirit of God.
When any of us judge another according to the physical, we are as stated in John 8:44: “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” This may be harsh, but it is altogether true. The issue of prejudice, any prejudice, can be resolved only through total humble submission to the King of kings, yet few want to address the issue in this way, including so-called God-fearing folks faithful in church and church activities.
The local churches, black, white, and multi-racial, are flooded with prejudice across denominations. I know “good church folk” of various colors and denominations who are steeped in prejudice against their brother of another color and, for that matter, everyone else not like them. The sickness, the root of the problem of racism and all prejudice, is in the heart of mankind. It’s in the heart of all who are led by the devil, the one who was a murderer and liar from the beginning.
So…I ask you, “Who is your father? Whom do you serve?” If you truly serve the God of heaven and earth, the King of kings and Lord of lords, you will be a black person of honor; you will be a white person of honor. You will be a police officer of honor, a judge of honor, a laborer of honor in whatever you do, wherever you are, with whatever issue you face. You will be a person who judges, not according to the flesh of any person, but one who judges according to the righteousness of God. In this, there will be no room for prejudice and false judgment based on color, creed, gender, or anything of the natural man.
Whom do you serve? If it is God, Jesus the Christ, and you are led by His Holy Spirit, flesh will not be allowed to be your criteria for judgment.
I Corinthians 2:14-26: But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one. For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.
Next time we’ll continue with the 2nd edition of my first book, What Was God Thinking? Why Adam Had To Die, released September 2014 (unless, of course, the Lord has something else in mind!). If you’re interested in more information or reading any of my books, just go to my website at www.thefierysword.com. Next time we’ll continue with part II of, Enter the Blood Covenant.
Peace and blessings to you all! May we be a Kingdom of God people who love and respect one another according to His Spirit. When we are united in oneness, we can’t so easily come against one another. When Kingdom (of God) culture is your only culture, the culture of the natural man is irrelevant.
Alexys V. Wolf
In Our Image, Multiply and Rule:
“God blessed them…and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves (creeps) on the earth(Genesis 1:28, NAS).”
Right away we see that there were only blessings to reap. God’s law of increase (be fruitful and multiply) is fully intact. This law cannot change. It was meant for increased blessings not increased curses. Because of sin, the law worked against man instead of for us.
God gave man authority over “every living thing that moves on the earth.” Adam was to subdue (to guard, rule and reign as kings over a kingdom ruling all living things) earth. I suggest Myles Monroe’s book, Rediscovering the Kingdom for a more detailed explanation. He is quite thorough.
Spirit to Spirit:
“Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being (Genesis 2:7, NAS).”
Adam was formed from dust and God breathed life into him. He was alive physically, still his spirit was asleep. It is like us today. When someone comes out of darkness and into the holy light of Christ, they receive His life breath as did Adam. That life ushers Holy Spirit into our spirit. However, that doesn’t mean that the Spirit-to-spirit connection is functioning.
There is generally an awakening, or rather a season where we go from possessing Holy Spirit to becoming possessed by Holy Spirit. Adam possessed the life of God, His breath, yet the life of God did not yet possess him; consequently, he fell.
Only a select few throughout the Old Testament were anointed with Holy Spirit such as David, Elijah, Abraham and the prophets of old. Spiritually, this is still how we are born into Christ. Without His life giving breath (spirit), we are dead in our sins. Likewise, without the awakening of our spirit-man, for our necessary Spirit-to-spirit relationship, we are incapable of becoming who and what God has created us to be, individually and collectively; for our personal lives and for the Kingdom of God.
Our spirit, when quickened to life, is split from our soul. Hebrews 4:12 makes this clear: “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
Holy Spirit is the key element in this spiritual walk so as to not be deceived and devoured by the enemy as was Adam. We must consign our flesh wholly; this means the earthly, sinful, old Adamic nature. The only way to be like God as was His original intent is to be overtaken by Holy Spirit through surrendering the fleshly nature completely; or in other words, die to self allowing His life to rule supreme. Keep in mind that death here is a spiritual term meaning that we do not allow ourselves to be led by the world’s way of thinking or doing. With new birth in Christ, we now seek Holy Spirit for every breath, word, thought and deed that comes from, to, and through us.
Hope you’ll come back next week as we continue this topic. It requires careful study so as to clear some long-standing misconceptions. If you are interested in reading more, check out my website to order my books, or go to my Facebook ministry page where I post regularly. Blessings!
Alexys V. Wolf