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We pass laws to deter crime and the trespassing of rights of others. Of all human efforts to enforce such laws, none touches the root of our problem,  a lack of morals and value for the human life: which derives from the heart and soul of man. What provokes a neighbor to trim his lawn and blow the debris into your yard? What provokes young people to destroy vacant homes, breaking the windows and stealing the contents? What provokes a parent to kill his own innocent children? What provokes road rage? These questions, among many others, are serious and they deserve an answer. Morals cannot be legislated but they do legislate. God has set the ultimate laws in the earth, His Word.
Humans are not born with morals, they are taught and learned. The Apostle Paul made a striking statement to the Galatians – 4:19 “…My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you.” The key word here is formed in you. Our lower nature dominates our lives  as long as the character and mind of God does not take preeminence. As for our children, they too must have the formation of Christ within. Perhaps we all believe in God, and that’s a good thing. But Paul asked the Ephesians, Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed?  The true foundation of all humanity reflects Christ in us the Hope of Glory. David wrote to us in Psalm 82: 5…They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: [all] the foundations of the earth are out of course. Wherever the absence of God is, there is also chaos, lawlessness, violence, murder. Just a thought! Children’s Church is a good thing for involvement purposes, but the tragedy is when they are released in the world without the Holy Spirit within them, understanding spiritual conflicts and war; they have not been validated as a person nor a spirit being. The world will, without a doubt, define them from a carnal perspective. Without a godly definition of self, humans will struggle through life, being moved by every wind, manifesting someone, something, but not the God-self. We all must determine to allow no man to redefine who God has already declared us to be. Without Him dwelling within, there is no you.

Electra Adams, Gethsemane Ministries
1024  Ethel Lane  Trussville, Ala. 35235
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