The Changing and Wind Swept Sands
In John 6:63, Yasha said, “The Words that I speak unto you they are Spirit and they are Life,” This was true because he walked in the Spirit of the truth he taught, but without the Holy Spirit, that same word becomes death unto us.
When the spoken Word was separated from the Spirit of Truth, by being lowered into the flesh realm—into the natural way of thinking—it was subjected to the flesh, perverted, judged, and crucified. Hence, the Messiah, the Anointed Word, was crucified from the casting down of the world (Rev. 3:4).
Paul made a rather blunt statement in Romans 3:4, stating, “…let Yahweh be true, but every man a liar….” This, he said because he knew that the natural man’s understanding is always governed by his environment, circumstances, appetites, moods, and passions. And because these are always found to be out of balance and subject to swift and sudden changes, man is left without direction or wisdom to stabilize him in truth—he is without the Holy Spirit. His only available source of information being in a state of flux, he is unable to depend upon it to supply him with the essential data upon which he is able to judge righteously in truth.
Flesh, the carnal mind, is unable to discern spirit motivation; he can see only the outward appearance. He has no true method of judging that which he cannot see; therefore, he has no solid foundation upon which he is able to frame his thoughts. His changing environment, principles, and appetite force a change in his judgment and opinion.
The carnal man can feel and express earthly love and hate for the same person, or thing, almost simultaneously. He can wound and attempt to heal almost within a single act. He can kill, and often does, that which he loves and cherishes most. He is subject to change in a moment’s time, often without warning or reasonable explanation. He may condemn today what he will approve tomorrow.
Man can attack or aid either friend or foe, depending upon his mood, temperament and passion. His actions are always controlled by his lack, his desire, and his needs. He continuously struggles to justify his drive to satisfy his uncontrolled lust and appetite, and he judges the world by a standard he has constructed out of his own needs. He is always governed by his own principles and lifestyle. In this he is innocent; his life looks perfectly normal and right to him. He has only the carnal mind to dictate his directions. He must base his judgment upon his own convictions and interpretation of his religion, whether it is true or false, just or unjust.
The flesh veils the spirit of man so that his true character cannot be easily exposed. The true concept of his weakness of the flesh will release us from the bondage of the same, so that we can put our trust and confidence in Yahweh, which is the Spirit.
It is not enough that we receive the Holy Spirit; we must submit to the leadership of the Holy Spirit and become matured by his teaching. If the truth we have learned and the principles we use do not give us the peace the Father promised and the power to cope without us becoming like the changing and windswept sands, we either are void of truth, void of Yahweh’s Spirit, or void of both. We need to contact the Spirit and allow Him to lead us into deeper truth. We, as the children of the Most High, should be able to recognize the truth by its attributes.
Truth measures out justice to all and trespasses against none. It stands, unaffected by creed or theory; after these have vanished with the changing times, truth will yet stand in all its glory and splendor, untouched by sin and without blemish, because Yahweh is truth.
“Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it,” Matthew 7:24-27.