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Mark 11:4 The Colt Tied Where Two Ways Met

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Many Christians try to help others. Some succeed and some fail.

Some bring forth that which helps and some that which hinders.

Some bring forth love and some bring forth hate.

The message varies from person to person as the interpretation varies from person to person.

That which might strengthen or edify a person at peace with God may be hate to someone not at peace with God.

That which is spoken by a hateful person may be hate while the same thing spoken by a loving person may appear to be words of encouragement.

Where many miss the boat is in how they find the words to share. Also those words may appear Differently to those hearing depending on whether the person has the gift of spiritual discernment. These things hinge on the type of minister the person has had and the type of church one has attended. They can also hinge on whether or not a person is able to go beyond their pet peeves or the doctrines of man.

Spiritual discernment of the word of God can be seen in 1 Corinthians 2.

1 Corinthians 2:12

[6] Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

[7] But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

[8] Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

[9] But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

[10] But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

[11] For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

[12] Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

[13] Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

The spirit of man will seek the things of man and the Spirit of God the things of God.

That is why to some having the "abundant life" may be money while to those with spiritual discernment the abundant life is having "mercy that endureth for ever" and "hope laid up in heaven" and salvation in having faith that Jesus Christ is the Son of God that died for our sin.

We can see the results of the carnal mind and those who are carnally minded. There really is no place in the church for a carnal mind and the spirit of man.

Below the scriptures show the results of a carnal mind and the spirit of man.

James 4:1-6

[1] From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

[2] Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

[3] Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

[4] Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

[5] Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

[6] But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Matthew 12:43

[43] When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

The word of God says all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We all are as David said born in sin. That sin can be seen in the book of John where the Lord said "sin, because they believe not in me." None of us came from the womb believing in Jesus as the word is clear in that faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

So, what does all of this have to do with a colt tied where two ways met?

Many times a colt, ox or ass is in reference to a beast of burden. An ass carried a prophet and a colt the Lord. There are references where David said in Psalms that he prayed our oxes would be strong to labor (a word televangelists hate) and even Paul wrote not to muzzle the ox that treadeth the corn.

Christians may be seen as a beast of burden as they are commanded to carry the word and preach it in all the world. Ministers can be seen as a beast of burden as they carry the burden, or word to their flocks.

Each has a place where two ways meet. The flesh versus the Spirit and schooling versus spiritual discernment.

many times it is the flesh that judges others and points out their flaws while they themselves lust after money and every comfort of life.

Mark 11:1-4

[1] And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,

[2] And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.

[3] And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.

[4] And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.

So, can we see more about these two ways?

Proverbs 14:12

[12] There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

As I showed above the word says that to be carnally minded is death. That is the mind that seeks everything God hates. The lust of money which is the root of all evil and such. That is the mind that sees every other person's sin while being blinded to their own.

So what is one of the ways that are not of death?

Proverbs 15:24

[24] The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

The Lord said that when you see the signs of the times look up for your redemption draweth nigh and it is written that if ye be risen with Christ seek those things which are above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

It is amazing that those who should be seeking those things which are above in Christ such as sanctification, righteousness in Christ and such are more concerned about selling "love gifts" through their television ministry or finding a new financial breakthrough in the stock market or other people's sins.

What might be the way of life as defined by scripture?

2 Timothy 3:16

[16] All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

All scripture. Not just that which we like. Not just that which pleases the people. After all, most of the prophets were hated by the Jews and Jesus said ye shall be hated by all men for my name's sake.

It's amazing how the ministers have gone from being hated to being popular. The word says that which is highly esteemed of man is an abomination in the sight of God. That includes ministers and Christianity. When Christianity is loved by most it is no longer Christianity. It has gone from a calling to a career.

If all scripture is the way of life and it is suitable for instruction in righteousness what is this righteousness?

Proverbs 12:28

[28] In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life. No man cometh unto the Father but by me and it is written in 1 Corinthians 30 that he has been made unto wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption. It is also written that Christ is the end of the law for righteousness and in Romans 8:2 that the law of the Spirit of life in Christ has made us free of the law of sin and death.

If more ministers would seek the way of life in Christ and leave this world behind maybe more people would be saved. It is written that light manifests darkness and the light of life in Christ through the Spirit and word manifests the lies of the false prophets that are only concerned with getting rich while those who send them money are damned.

Since we see that Jesus is our righteousness and the way above we can see he is the way of righteousness.

We can see the way of a fool is right in his won eyes. You can try to teach them or warn them from now til the trumpet sounds and they still won't listen. Sadly, many of those are the ones professing to be Christians. The ones that should be sharing life who are too busy sharing a doctrine of man, a denomination of man, a word about getting rich, a lustful thought and everything but the Lord Jesus Christ that died that ALL who believe on him should not perish but have everlasting life. The one who are so busy pointing out other people's sins they cannot see their own.

Whether it be the Christian on the pew or the minister that stands behind the pulpit they all have a place where two ways meet.

Only one way will carry the word of God.

The other damn both he who speaks and those who listen.

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Just wanted to let you know I thoroughly enjoy your blog entries even though I'm not particularly religious. Thank you Del, for your work to encourage understanding and acceptance from both ends.



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