Updated: Jul 25, 2020
We think, we breathe, we speak, we walk and talk. As a living and biological being we understand from a biblical point of view the life of the flesh is in the blood (Lev.17:11). It's a lot deeper than that though. So what is man? Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away. (Ps 144:4) A low blow when all things considered that man was made in the image of God, drawn from the dust of the earth. Although a great honor, God's chosen seed: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, no pride, vaingloriness or egotism should not be in the members of God's chosen children, for all is vanity. Let's get some more understanding, because even when some of us think we got it all figured out, we don't. You could be the top college graduate from the most prestigious University, then you get a great paying job excelling on all levels. You could be the fastest runner in the world, the greatest basketball player, soccer player or football player. God does not care about all that, even in your best estate, for it is written: Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. (Psalms 39:5) The heavenly Father has given you life as an handbreadth meaning short life, meanwhile he's eternal, the ancient of days, and every man at his best state is all vanity. Is there a Hebrews 4:12 moment taking place right now? Good, henceforth check your spirt. Everybody has to examine themselves. We all have some leaven that needs to be purged out. In addition to this, didn't the most High say in Sirach to offend less and Paul said in his epistle that he died daily. Meditate on that. As Israelites, we need to surrender and submit ourselves in truth unto the one true God, the Holy One of Israel. Hath not the potter have power over the clay? Of course he does; in like manner our Creator has power over us and we are to conduct ourselves the way he wants us to. For it is written: the Israelites received the use of the five operations of the Lord which are your five senses, the sixth sense he gave them understanding, in the seventh speech and the capacity to think. He also gave them the ability to counsel, a tongue, eyes, ears and a heart to understand. (Sirach 17:5-6) Now we have established through the scriptures that man have received these abilities from God and man cannot misuse them anyway he or she chooses. There is no such thing as free will, it is not biblical and it's not of God. Here are some ways to effectively use these little members. Let's start with the eyes:
Job 31:1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?
The eyes God gave you should not be watching elicit videos such as twerking and pornography. You must not wallow in lustful thoughts of women whenever you see them. For it is better to marry than to burn in lust. (1Cor. 7:9) and (Heb. 13:4)
Ecclesiasticus 9:5 Gaze not on a maid, that thou fall not by those things that are precious in her.
Once again the bible is clear on how the eyes of the Israelite man or woman ought to be used when it comes to men or women. We all know what's precious to a woman. Therefore, gazing entices lust and going after that lust to defile your brother or sister bringeth forth sin.
Psalms 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
Sitting in front of your computer or phone filtering filth through your eyes for hours at a time should not be apart of your daily, weekly or monthly schedule. All that leads to is lust, temptation, folly and sin. How do you combat that? Occupy that free time with spiritual brothers and sisters or find something constructive to do. (Sirach 33:27)
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
It's a righteous thing to keep the laws of God which brings happiness to the heart which is your mind. His commandments are pure: untainted, unmixed and undiluted; enlightening your eyes providing knowledge and understanding which are imperative especially in these last days.
Proverbs 17:24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
Meaning what? When you fear the Lord and keep his laws that's wisdom and understanding because judgement can come at any moment; but he or she that has their eyes set on the American Dream, thinking it's going to go on forever! You have your eyes set on the wrong things and you're a fool for doing so.
The ears: What should we be listening to?
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. First and foremost you should be hearing the words of God daily. Whether its watching classes online or even listening to the audio bible when you're driving down the road. So guess what!? That's how you're going to increase your faith. By constantly listening and absorbing this fine wine, this milk, this honey, this gold: the words of the living God! James 1:22-25 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. You see that brothers and sisters? That's a strait commandment indeed. Hearing that you're an Israelite calls for action, whereas proper application of the laws must be administered on a daily basis. However, neglecting to do so just keeps you in your natural unrepented state having no wisdom, ignoring what God requires of you. Nevertheless, whosoever takes heed to the perfect law that guarantees liberation when applied, he or she being not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the the laws he or she shall be blessed. Isaiah 55:2-3 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. We spend, spend, spend on frivolous things that's unprofitable to us. We need this spiritual bread of the LORD, labouring in righteousness is the only satisfaction that's going to make the difference in these last days. We need to hearken Israel, meaning: to listen, unto your God and eat that which is good which is the commandments (Romans 7:12) and let your soul delight itself in fatness: which is wisdom and understanding. The LORD keeps repeating himself time and time again giving instructions. So incline your ear, listen, hear and your soul shall live. Your obedience will grant an everlasting covenant with the LORD, even the sure mercies of David. John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: How blessed are you that the Most High has opened your ears to hear him call you by his spirit? Think about that. Whether it was by street teaching, a YouTube video or someone handing you a flyer. It's a marvelous thing hearing the scriptures being broken down by a true prophet of God (piece meal) even a child could understand. Therefore, through process of time you start keeping the commandments. As it is written: Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. (Luke 15:10) These socalled Pastors in these churches should be ashamed. Worldly music is a no no! Haggai 1:5 Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. You cant be in the truth and still listening to trap music or mumble rap. If you are you need to consider your ways about the negative connotations that's being absorbed listening to these fake thugs screaming in your ear. Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. As repented Israelites we should be listening to music that are just, pure and honest. Godly lyrics lifting up the heavenly Father, anything otherwise will get you out the spirit because it's wicked as hell. 1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. All these wordly music is about the lust of the flesh, the lust of the world, the pride of life, cars, women, mansions and marijuana. All these are of the world which shall pass away like the chaff. Ecclesiasticus 40:13 The goods of the unjust shall be dried up like a river, and shall vanish with noise, like a great thunder in rain. All the fancy dreams these rappers sell in their lyrics: the cars, money, mansions, women and fame will be dried up by nuclear fire. These evil communications will corrupt you and they will not last. The effects of music: 1 Samuel 16:14-15,23 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him. And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee. Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well. And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him. If you think the record labels that sign these rap artists dont know that music has an effect on people. You are out of your mind. That's why its pushed so heavily throughout our society to destroy the minds of our people. On that note, have you ever heard a song by a country singer doing a "ride by" shooting on his horse on some cowboys across the farm, or at the Honky Tonk? Do they degrade the country girls in their lyrics? Is that persona captivated in that genre of music? Absolutely not! Think Israel! Your Mind: Should your mind go a million miles nowhere?
At times speaking with some folks and they use the expression "I have God in my heart" with their hand on their chest. This however is very wrong. So what is your mind and what is your heart? Your heart is an organ which pumps blood throughout your body. The mind consists of intellectual faculties which cause you to have a conscience, imagination, memory and emotion as the LORD marvellously ascribed in Sirach 17. However, throughout the scriptures references of the heart is mentioned constantly but it's really talking about your mind.
Mark 7:21-23 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
All these evil things come from within, and defile the man. Can your beating heart do all these things? Of course not. Remember the function of your beating heart is to pump blood throughout your body. Therefore, the heart being spoken of here is your mind. Let's get some more:
Jeremiah 17:9-10 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.