Death, Darkness & the World
Death is Physical Thought!
Death is Carnal Thought!
To be worldly minded is to abide in darkness and death.
You say, "How can physical thought be death?" The answer is simple. The world itself is death, therefore all thoughts concerning worldly - physical things is death.
To abide in darkness and death, means to abide in carnal, physical thoughts, which are merely thoughts of vanity and confusion.
Jesus overcame the world, meaning He overcame death.
If you identify with the physical body, then you believe that death is merely the death of the physical body. But this is not death at all.
The Truth is: The physical body was never "really" alive, only the Spirit lives. The body has an illusion of being alive, because it is animated by the spirit.
The Truth is: Death is darkness of thought. To be alive is to think Spiritually! To be dead is to think physically. The Spirit is alive, ONLY when it thinks spiritually. When a man is in thoughts of the world, he is actually abiding in death itself. The body means nothing.
The Truth is: Jesus saves us from death, by giving us Spiritual Truths, which save us from thoughts of the world - which are carnal thoughts - which are thoughts of darkness.
Romans 8:6 - For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
1 John 2:15 - Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the Love of The Father is not in him.
John 8:12 - "I Am The Light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have The Light of Life."
John 12:46 - 'I Am come a Light into the world, that whosoever believeth on Me should not abide in darkness."
John 16:33 - "These things I have spoken unto you, that IN ME ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
Are you afraid of death? If you are afraid of the death of the body, then you are afraid of absolutely nothing. That means you identify with the body, not the spirit.
Get this into your head: PHYSICAL, CARNAL THOUGHTS OF THE WORLD IS DEATH ITSELF. Are you thinking physically, worldly thoughts? Then you are abiding already in death. The death of the body changes nothing, you are already in death and darkness.
What are Physical, Carnal, and worldly thoughts?
The Following are examples:
Thoughts of: money, possessions, fame, pride, lust, competition, physical features, worldly admiration, physical beauty, big houses, fine clothes, big fine automobiles, all physical comparisons, even worldly intelligence is death. Yes, even the things that the world most admires is death itself. Worldly intelligence is darkness and death.
You may think- "This is incredible"! Your whole life has been in thoughts of darkness and death. Yes, it is True: Your whole life has been abiding in death itself.
Until you receive Spiritual Life from the Truths given to us from Jesus. You are already in death.
It does not matter who you have been in the world, a president, a movie star, or a rich person. These worldly occupations profit you nothing. You are already abiding in death, if you are not spiritual minded.
Jesus gives us the Words of Life. Which translates us from death to life, by causing us to become spiritual minded.
Yes, The Words of Jesus, overcomes death.
John 6:63 - It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: The Words that I speak unto you, They are Spirit, and They are Life.
Now some of you who read these words will understand, but others of you will not understand, because the world and the thoughts of darkness have you totally confused, and you love the physical things of the world and the flesh.
Romans 8:1 - There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk NOT after the flesh, but after the Spirit.