Sinful nature – Moses servant of God sent twelve spies to spy Canaan. Off they went and returned with diverse report. Joshua and Caleb brought good report but ten messenger brought evil report. Beware of carnality. The Bible says
And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them , would God that we died in the land of Egypt or would God that we had died in this wildernessNumbers 14:2
Beware of sinful nature (nature of Satan). The sinful nature is an inward centre of unrighteousness, character of Satan, fruit of old life and dwelling place of Satan in man. The whole congregation murmured against Moses and Aaron, hated them as the spirit of Satan instigated them to make, little knowing that the evil exercise was antagonist against God and life.
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A canal man is ignorant of Devine goodness and blessings. Israel at a sundry time murmured against God. They overlooked and forgot divers super abundant Divine supply in their midst. Nothing good comes out from sinful nature. The inborn sinful nature, sinful nature received from Satan, love to evil, mimicry and living in sin epitomizes Sonship of Satan. Here a canal man takes to constant confrontation with God, thus standing condemned here and here after, unless he repents before he faces death sentence. Beware of unrighteousness and serving God as enemy of cross in your earthly stewardship. God was highly displeased when Israel made up their mind to stone his servant. The Bible says
But all the congregation bade stone them with stone, and the glory of the Lord appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of IsraelNumbers 14:10
God intimated Moses of how he would destroy Israel completely and make a great nation through Moses by reason for dishonouring Divine blessing and diverse signs whereby God showed among them. Here Moses interceded strongly with broken spirit and wise word of intercession, before God repented of the destruction, but he finally destroyed them. Beware of sinful nature. Sinful nature authenticate sonship of Satan and inward corruption. The sons and daughters of Satan cannot recognize Divine goodness in their life. Jesus says
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
NOTE: Holding fast inborn so speaking evil of God and didhonouring Divine goodness and God’s word is sinful nature
The component of sinful nature and tragedy in the misconduct
Love to evil disfigures both soul and spirit. Such is the component of sinful nature. Children of this world make idle curiosity, thus displeasing God. The misconduct makes the nature. Evil imagination, unwise decision making, idle talk, unbiblical conversation, fastidiousness, unrenewed heart love to evil, worldly sorrows, renunciation of the truth, lovelessness to a little bitterness in righteousness, mercilessness, silly conversation, concealment of sin etc constitutes sinful nature. Serving God with canal mind reaffirm sinful nature.
The sons and daughters of evil refuse to respond to the correction , hate disciples, pay deaf ears to the truth, reject Divine instruction, make light of the church discpline, return to what they have vommited and pant after evil. Here they continue on sinful nature. The gods of this world have succeeded having the mind of unbelievers closed so that they know not the truth, and come to repentance thus holding unto sinful nature. Hardness of heart at the hour of message of salvation, Divine pardon, God’s mercy, etc authenticates sinful nature. Discourtesy, unkindness and unreadiness to help one another exhibited by children of this world constitutes sinful nature.
Sinful nature is of Satan. Character of Satan receive from ancestry, love to administration of prince of death and seeking greatness through blood shed, cheating, stealing etc exercised by the ungodly makes the sinful nature. Pride, wickedness, haughtiness, craftiness, boasting, lust of the eye, impiety, stubbornness, discouragement, in spiritual warfare, spiritual pride, lust of the flesh, concealment of sin, anger brutality, sinful mind submission to Satan, inferiority complex, envy, reveling, guilty conscience, fornication, worldly dressing, lasciviousness, gossiping, backbiting, uncleanliness etc constitutes the sinful nature.
The wrath of God overtakes the sinner by reason for not serving God in accordance with Divine commandment, God’s word and Christ teaching. They are ignorant of Holy spirit and administration of the spirit of the truth on Earth. They cannot escape Divine vengeance.
The Bible says
To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make hasteDeuteronomy 32:35
The devil closes their eyes, so that they know not the evil that awaits them here and hereafter.
BEWARE OF SINFUL NATURE