Soulical-Cirrhosis: How To Obtain The Seared Over Conscience of an Apostate.
When you stop thinking about eternity, rest assured; you will stop thinking about your relationship with God.
When you stop thinking about your relationship with God, rest assured; you will begin the process of having no relationship with God.
When you BEGIN to live your life having no relationship with God, you are playing a game of "spiritual roulette". This is a dangerous game that may end with you standing before Christ at the Judgment...having no relationship with God.
To live in willful disobedience is a "spin and click" in the chamber of eternity. Who knows which day it'll be, that the ammunition of a life lived in disobedience to Christ will fall into the chambers of sin? Who knows which day, minute or second the ammunition of your besetting sin will reach its climactic end and be disastrously discharged down the throat of eternity? Incessantly and willfully living in a state of spiritual roulette will eventually turn the spin & click into a bang...make no mistake about it.
"Can man take fire into his bosom and not be burned?" Proverbs 6:27
There is no such thing as "dabbling in sin". But there is such a thing as willful disobedience, Spiritual Anarchy and .becoming obsessively preoccupied with death (sin).
When you lose sight of eternity you WILL lose sight of God.
When you lose sight of God the world WILL regain the bewitching-allure it once held over you (with a vengeance and MUCH more engrossingly-addictive than before).
If you continue to flirt with death (dabbling in sin) the alluring, fascination and preoccupation of it WILL place itself upon the throne of your heart...the very throne Christ once held.
Take your eyes off Christ: the world is precious.
Take your eyes off the world: Christ is precious.
Set your eyes on the world: Christ will seem useless.
Set your eyes on Christ: the world will seem useless.
(The very existence of God, as a tangible and living force, can be easily proven when you are under the conscious influence of the above 4 observations. It only takes a smidgen of honest-introspectiveness when under the active microscope of the Spirit to participate in this spiritual experiment. You become an active participant in the dichotomy and contrast between dark VS light and good VS evil when you allow yourself to become sensitive and self-aware of the battle that wages within. The above 4 observations are based on exhaustive research and study with real life encounters of the Christ-kind).
Be assured of this; when you lose sight of your God and the immense heaviness and significance of eternity, you WILL return to the world, you WILL return to sin and your last state WILL be worse than your first.
"For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first." 2 Peter 2:20
Steeping yourself in the world will begin extracting the element of Christ out of you, like peroxide to an infection. To the world, Christ IS an infection that it actively seeks to extract. Have you ever noticed the longer you marinade yourself in the world, the less you feel there is ANY need of God? This feeling is a symptom and direct indication that you are actively experiencing the extraction of Christ. If you don't acknowledge and address this red flag and allow it to go on for an extended period of time; it will continue to EXTRACT CHRIST UNTIL YOU FELL YOU HAVE NO NEED FOR HIM AT ALL. The world seeks to replace God in your life. When you fall under this alluring spell, the world's peroxide begins to extract Christ from your soul...treating it like it's poison.
The world and all it has to offer is the gateway to backsliding and perpetuation of besetting sins. It is what primes the pump of anarchy against Christ. It's sole purpose is to replace Christ in your life...to replace the joy that he brings with a synthetic joy that man's Tower of Babel brings. Time is far too short for us to become boiling water to the tea bag of the world. When you sit in front of countless hours of TV, movies, video games and music...you begin to metabolically take on the elements of the world...just like hot water to tea.
When you steep in the world you are infused with the world. Become programmed by Christ...not by a plastic demonic box whose sole intent is to extract its enemy from you. And who is that enemy? Christ.
In everything you do...if it increases the element and measure of Christ within: keep doing it.
If it increases and begins to sabotage the element and measure of Christ: STOP doing it.
Whether it's in the context of sin or holiness; what you BEGIN to do is the first step toward what you will END being. ALL roads lead to the Judgment Seat.
The very same process that has caused you to make all of the choices you've made to become who you are NOW... is the very same process of who you will be when you stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ. What you are doing, allowing and disallowing NOW is a good indication of who you will be THEN. If you keep doing what you've always done, you will always be what you've always been.
Following Christ is NOW. Choosing NOT to follow Christ is NOW as well. The Christian Life is a life of choice and all of these choices are what propels us closer and closer to the Judgment Seat of Christ. This is why the conscious decision to sin MUST be forsaken NOW.
Don't believe the lie of "I'll just sin for today, then return to Christ tomorrow".
This inevitably turns into; "I'll just reject Christ today and return to sin tomorrow".
This process turns into a spiritually, psychotic merry-go-round that has dizzying and stupefying effects. It thwarts your vision and leaves your spiritual sight cross eyed, and seeing double. When you begin to see double from the dizzying consequences of sin, rest assured; you will be miserably, double minded and unstable in all of your ways (James 1:8). You will be fit for sin and ruined for God.
STOP fiddling around with sin. It seeks not nor cares NOT for your pleasure...it seeks for the extraction of Christ from your life and finally your death. Sin is merely a demon that seeks to gratify its own desires through the warm body-medium of YOU and ME. The fleeting and temporary pleasure you receive is merely the bait on the hook. But once it's swallowed and your taste buds lose the savor of sin...Satan reels you in.
Obedience and disobedience BOTH end at the judgment seat...whether you want to admit it or not (2 Corinthians 5:10). Either way you're going to get there...why not get there the obedient way...the way that leaves your conscience feeling pure?
Or I suppose you could choose the path that leaves your conscience feeling filthy and miserable...BEHOLD: This is the path of apostasy.
PART 2: THE CONSCIENCE
"But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron". 1 Timothy 4:1-2
If you aspire to be an apostate with a seared over conscience who can no longer feel the conviction of God in regard to ANY of the sins that seek to destroy your soul...just keep ignoring conviction in the midst of habitually-willful sin. (Eventually you'll get there).
The conscience is likened unto a radio frequency that can both send and receive messages. By and through days, weeks, months and years of repeated-willful sin, your circuits are fried with God...He no longer has the available frequencies by which to communicate what you should or shouldn't do.
Your conscience is a function of your spirit. Your spirit is where the Lord houses Himself. When you engage in repeated willful sin for days, weeks, months and years...you build up scar tissue on your conscience, making it nearly impossible for the Lord to penetrate and utilize the sensitive, communicative functions of your spirit.
The conscience can also be likened unto a liver...it works with the body to identify, filter and eliminate poisons. The Lord utilizes the healthy conscience of a believer as an aid for you to identify spiritual toxicity and hereby eliminate it from your spiritual system. Without the active function of the conscience...you are left not only without a mechanism by which to identify poison ...but you are left without the function of eliminating it as well. The seared over conscience of an apostate is like the liver of an alcoholic who has repeatedly sabotaged himself with consistently-excessive amounts of alcohol. This process causes a scarring over within the liver, called; 'cirrhosis'. When cirrhosis occurs, the liver is deemed incapable to function properly due to layer after layer of scar tissue forming. At this point, it begins to distribute the toxins it SHOULD BE identifying, filtering and eliminating FROM THE BODY... into your bloodstream. Eventually, the cirrhosis victim is
poisoned and ironically killed by the very organ that was designed to save him.
Soulical Cirrhosis (aka "seared over conscience) is a slowly progressing disease in which the healthy and tender tissue of the conscience is completely replaced with scar tissue. Eventually this completely prevents the Lord from communicating via the conscience . The scar tissue (caused from ignoring conviction) begins to block the flow of the Spirit through the arteries and veins of the soul. This absolutely eliminates the processing & assimilating of spiritual nutrients that can only come from Christ. It prevents the identification of Truth, and therefore begins to distribute toxic-falsehood and supernaturally produced toxic-delusions into the soulical bloodstream. At this stage in the disease, the tripartite man is sent into spiritual-shock and hereby begins to accept the toxicity AS Truth. When this disease fully overtakes a family member or friend, you are encouraged to pray for a miracle. Face to face interventions are not encouraged. Reason being, is because when one embraces
this disease AS their salvation AND cure...they no longer have the tender receptors of the conscience to serve as a communicative function in telling them that ANYTHING is wrong. The condition that's killing them, deluding them and poisoning their soul, is the very same condition, they believe, is giving them life . Based on recent studies, when confronted, they typically alienate themselves from the people who love them enough to tell them the truth. In the final stages, what's good becomes evil and what's evil becomes good. Unless a miracle happens, they are consumed by the disease will wither and die.
THE DIRECT CAUSES OF THIS DISEASE EXPLAINED
When you willfully and consistently (while knowing it's harmful) dump sinful poisons into your spiritual bloodstream, you place astronomically, unrealistic and overpowering expectations on the soulical organ of your conscience. The toxic condition and environment that your addiction to poison (sin) has caused, places more strain upon the soulical-organ of your conscience than it was ever designed to bear. Your spiritual-system becomes overloaded with strain and eventually shuts down. This is why you stop feeling guilty for things that at one time, you were severely convicted over. When you begin to ignore conviction and proceed to engage in sin anyway...you are causing soulical-cirrhosis. When you repeat this process over days, weeks months and years...your scarred-over, cirrhosis-ridden conscience will eventually regurgitate and metabolically distribute all of the poison it should have been filtering OUT... INTO the blood stream of your soul. At this point, your entire system goes
into shock and you become spiritually dead to the things of God. Without a miracle from God...ALL inlets, outlets and communicative frequencies are hereby fried...communication is shut off and you reject even the slightest hint of God. All that can be done now, is to await Judgment...await Judgment in a state of numbness to God .... the Judgment of an apostate.
ALL apostates suffer from "Soulical-Cirrhosis" or a "seared over conscience". It is a SELF INFLICTED disease brought on by one's own love of sin.
The end result of the apostate is described by Peter as: "It would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than, having known it, to turn back from the holy commandment that had been delivered to them". 2 Peter 2:21
THIS is the process and end-result of Christian's who begin to self-sabotage and entangle themselves in things they were once delivered from. THIS is how your last state (sin AFTER salvation) becomes worse than the first (sin BEFORE salvation) 2 Peter 2:20- The very organ Christ once utilized to communicate and filter out the poison of sin...has now become the organ by which the disobedient Christian is poisoned. The items and elements of what your conscience should be filtering out...over and away from you...are the very things that begin to be distributed and siphoned into your soulical-bloodstream. The cirrhosis-ridden-Christian is poisoned and ironically killed by the very organ that was designed to save him. THIS IS WHY "It would have been better to have never known the way of righteousness".
Oh, the bitter Judgment that follows someone who has rejected the very Truth he once adhered to!
And for what...a fleeting moment of pleasure?
We must be aware of how illogical it is for a believer to steep and infuse themselves with the things they were once delivered from.
Yes, it may bring pleasure at the peak of sin committed...but know this; You're spinning live ammunition in the chamber of eternities' spiritual-roulette. One day, upon pulling the trigger... the pleasuring-dopamine release of sin won't be there for you anymore. The only thing that'll be released is a bullet designated for your spiritual suicide.
So many Christians in these last days are running back to the world. This is the equivalent of tying a noose around your neck and hanging yourself from the Tree of Life.
This thing we so flippantly call the "Christian Life" is no game. Eternity hangs in the balance of everything you say, do and think. Right now...even at this very moment...you are either sowing to the flesh or sowing to the spirit. Take a deep breath and thank the Lord if you still have the faculties by which to decipher truth from error...right from wrong...good from evil. Some, through their love of sin, no longer have those capabilities.
NEVER take your conscience for granted. NEVER willfully dump toxins into your spiritual bloodstream by doing things you know are evil and not approved of by God. Engaging in this behavior perpetually, WILL eventually destroy your conscience. And WHEN your conscience is destroyed you will be subjected to the Judgment of an apostate.
In all of your disobedience; remember the Judgment Seat...
In all of your obedience; remember the Judgment Seat.
(All roads lead there).
"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil". 2 Corinthians 5:10
"So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God." Romans 14:12
We must have eternity stamped, etched, chiseled, burnt and branded, perpetually, upon the eye of our mind. It is here and only here where "abiding in Him" becomes not only a requirement you partake of daily...but a necessity, you must partake of in order to remain in a "second by second" relationship with Him.
Time is short. We no longer have the luxury of time to be found dabbling and tinkering around with besetting sins. For all you know, within minutes of you completing your last excursion into the wiles of your besetting sin...your soul may be required of you. Don't enter eternity with a reason to shrink back in shame. 1 John 2:28
Every decision...every sin committed that you refuse to repent or turn away from... places a time stamp on your spiritual DNA. A genetic code that will be tapped into when you stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ. What will the data of how you're living your life RIGHT NOW reveal to Christ? Will you enter a judgment unto blessing...or a judgment unto loss and sorrow?
Know this: No one will ever get to the Judgment Seat of Christ and wish they'd of sinned just a little more...fornicated a little more...drank, drugged and partied a little more...acted on your adulterous thoughts a little more...NO: People will get to the Judgment Seat and wished they'd of abstained from sin A LOT more...fasted and prayed A LOT more...denied the flesh A LOT more...bore their cross A LOT more...
No one will EVER regret sin denied. But multitudes will regret sin granted.
We're in the homestretch of time people. Time and space as we know it are about to come to a crashing halt. Stop granting access to things you should be denying access to.
Lets fast forward beyond the Judgment Seat of Christ and see if we can listen in on the thoughts of someone who wasted their Christian Life on sin and became an apostate:
..."if sin was a game...it was a dangerous one. A dangerous game of fleeting pleasure that I can no longer even partake of...let alone recall the feeling of pleasure it once gave. 'One more time' turned into a lifetime...and a lifetime of 'one more time' has now become an eternity. Oh, how I wish I'd of denied myself the sin I can no longer even commit. I traded eternity for a grain of sinful-sand in the vast oceans of time. How these grains of sand now mock me in the hourglass of time! What I felt like I'd die without...has now caused me to die and sealed my fate. I now wish I'd of repented and died... that I might live. How I wish I'd of denied myself unto gain. All of the words of Christ make so much sense now...but they no longer hold any power to change ANY future outcome (The time for that has passed). The only perspective they now hold is the perspective of eternity...the perspective of this hollow echo of a life I should've...and could've lived...but chose not to. Oh how the
Words of Christ haunt me in the flame of this outer darkness!"
"For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. "Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth". Matthew 25:29-30
LISTEN UP: Start acting upon the words of Christ NOW or you are a prime candidate for apostasy.
"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil". 2 Corinthians 5:10
Paul speaking of the Judgment of believers with 'fire': "Each man must be careful how he builds on it (your life in Christ----we must be careful how we live our lives). For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ (the foundation is your salvation by Christ's blood ). Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw (these items symbolize good and evil works AFTER salvation), each man’s work will become evident; for the day (judgment day) will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work (fire symbolizes a scrutiny that reveals the quality). If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire". 1 Corinthians 3:10-15