Mixed up life – mixed up thinking

The high calling of God in Christ Jesus is the calling to be saints – called-out of the world to be separate from sin and separated unto God and holy. This is the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit by the implanted Word of God. He will deal with the mixture in our lives and lead us to purity of life. He is God. A true Christian has the Holy God of Israel living in their frail body, for He has made our bodies to be His holy temple, His dwelling place, amazingly enough! Christ in you, the hope of glory!

There is a direct correlation between mixture in the heart and mixture in the mind. If my heart is divided then so is my mind. If i am not fully convinced about holiness in my heart, then my mind is also not convinced and singular and it becomes double-minded, and the double-minded man has no faith and receives nothing from God and he is unstable in all his ways (James 1:6-8). So, mixture and compromise produces an unstable mind. Singleness of heart results in singleness of mind.

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be single, your whole body shall be full of light. Matthew 6:22

Mixture and confusion go together. Moral mixture is synonymous with confusion of the mind.

For the backslider:

YAHWEH shall strike you with madness, and blindness, and confusion of mind… Deut. 28:28

The reason that so many Christians are mixed up in their thinking is that they have moral mixture and compromise in their life. It may not necessarily be manifest externally, but it may be an internalized mixture – there maybe an outward appearance of righteousness, but not of the heart.

The fear of YAHWEH is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10

This verse tells us that the heart and the mind are not independent of each another, that wisdom, knowledge and understanding of God are equally heart issues as they are issues of the mind. The person who is holy will also have understanding – their mind will be renewed (Rom. 12:1-2). Therefore, illogical, incoherent, irrational and contradictory thought processes and reasoning – that is, to make a hash of the Scriptures and to twist and confuse them, has its root cause in the lack of the holy fear of God. It is first a heart problem. It could simply be intellectual pride which is causing the confusion in their heart and mind. Back in the old days pride was sin.

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