The Path to Unity is the Way of the Spirit

GOD has a purpose for everything, but for them to be fulfilled they have to be sanctified by the rule of the Spirit. For instance, GOD formed Eve and her daughters in such a way that they would be the perfect match for Adam and his sons. Into the design of both the male and the female are inherent mutual attractions for the other sex. This dynamic encourages communion towards intimacy and procreation, but if not sanctified by the Spirit these elements of attraction can’t produce the fulfillment which GOD intended. This is why we have so much sexual perversion rampant in the world amongst those not surrendered to the rule of the Spirit.

This rule of sanctification also applies to the characteristics of both male and female. Let us look at the sensitivity and intuition of woman. The giftings of woman allows her to minister life and support to those in her sphere, but outside the sanctification of the Spirit this sensitivity and intuition can be perversely used for manipulation and control. This perversion was visible in Jezebel, the wife of king Ahab, which reigned over Israel. She identified herself as a prophetess based on her manipulative skills. She used her innate female abilities to exert control and dominion.

Unfortunately, due to the coldness of this world, it has not been considered a safe place to let your feelings be known, so many men have bottled their feelings and emotions and have withdrawn from expressing the fullness of their emotions. This withdrawnness has produced a void between men and the women they were called into communion with. This void is created from a lack of outward reciprocation of feelings and emotions. Of course that is not the main cause of the void, just a symptom of what is lost when one loses the ability to express genuine love due to a disconnect from GOD.

Jezebel, who I mentioned earlier, came to that place of perversion as a reaction to the coldness of this world. It was her survival instinct from living in a male dominated society. Man’s domineering spirit comes from their ego not being subject to the rule of the Spirit. The Creator, YAHWEH, commanded man and woman to subdue the earth and have dominion over the creatures in it. There is a certain amount of moxie needed to carry that out. Motivation to fulfill your purpose according to the calling of GOD is virtuous ambition. Unsanctified ambition produces oppression, envy, covetousness, fear, colonialism, and misogynism. The only way for either man or woman to truly be free is to have faith and trust in GOD for their fulfillment. It is written that the fear of man brings a snare, as being in bondage or being trapped.

GOD has purposed for man and woman to live together in unity. This is impossible without the sanctification of the Spirit. Man and woman alike must endeavor to achieve sanctification of the Spirit to first walk with GOD and then to find unity with one another. The Kingdom of GOD is a kingdom of peace and unity because it consists of those born of His Spirit. That refers to people who have experienced rebirth through the resurrection power of Christ. It is written that as many as believed on Christ our Savior was given power to become the children of GOD. They are called children of GOD because they are born of His Spirit, therefore in His likeness. So, they operate out of His divine nature instead of the unprincipled nature of base carnality.

1 What leads to [the unending] quarrels and conflicts among you? Do they not come from your [hedonistic] desires that wage war in your [bodily] members [fighting for control over you]? You are jealous and covet [what others have] and your lust goes unfulfilled; so you murder. You are envious and cannot obtain [the object of your envy]; so you fight and battle. You do not have because you do not ask [it of God]. You ask [God for something] and do not receive it, because you ask with wrong motives [out of selfishness or with an unrighteous agenda], so that [when you get what you want] you may spend it on your [hedonistic] desires. (James 4:1-3 AMP)

This carnality began the moment man decided to trust in himself and produced quick degeneration, witnessed in the murder of Abel by his brother Cain at our genesis and has continued unto the current day, but thanks be to GOD for salvation from this destructive bondage. Those who have sought and found rescue in the power of Christ have been liberated from the ancient snare of selfish living. When one surrenders the throne at the center of their life to the Word of GOD, they are made free. This is not empty religious rhetoric, for those who believe it is the power of GOD unto the salvation of the soul, the renewing of the mind, the quickening of the Spirit, and reconciliation to the divine heritage of YAHWEH.

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