Welcome to LiV.
LiV is a product of a carefully prepared range of materials put together for those that are desperate to live in spiritual victory but are clueless on how to go about it!
It is unfortunate that some genuine seekers of spiritual freedom are ending up being enticed and trapped in fruitless groups disguised as places of worship. These groups are led by people of corrupt minds whose aim is to gain power and money (1 Timothy 6:5). The leading spirit behind doctrines taught in these groups cannot address the state of spiritual hopelessness and conflict that trails a human life since birth.
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The origin of human conflict with self or others is spiritual, and is from an inborn adamic rebellion, that was inherited, or acquired through ignorance. Humans are unable to attain a state of true happiness due to deception that comes wrapped in ideologies from philosophical demographies, such as the embrace of worldliness, the tendency to dutifully entertain the emptiness of religion, or the myopic acceptance of inherited culture that idolise the created instead of the Creator!
Curses and material wealth can be inherited, but a holy spiritual nature, that stands against spiritual attacks, is not inherited from parents, it is not acquired through training, nor is it passed on genetically. It is spiritually birthed in humility, within us, through the power of The Holy Spirit!
The inhabitants of the earth are constantly under a spiritual defeat!
This is simply due to the fact that by default, we are born spiritually dead!
Unless the spiritual part of us comes to life, that is, it is born, the soul (the real you), will always be out of reach from any spiritual help!
You could compare the scenario to a cellphone that is unreachable because its wireless (network) receiver is dead or missing!
When your soul cannot be reached by the Comforter, that is the Holy Spirit, you will wonder around from one group to another, move from one relationship to another, or hop from one activity to another, unconsciously looking for an illusive spiritual connection, or rest, that the soul badly needs!
Your spirit (when alive) which is compared to a wireless receiver, connects your soul to the spiritual world of the Holy Spirit! The spirit gives the soul a new channel of information! We call such a person whose spirit is alive, spiritual, else if your soul’s only channel of communication is what the body provides, then you are carnal or spiritually dead and cannot please God!
A spiritual birth in a human being marks the beginning of spiritual victories over habitual sins! Why? A spiritual person is reachable by the Holy Spirit who is our spiritual Helper against evil forces!
The hallmark of being alive spiritually is a noticeable gain in spiritual freedom! This is a virtue that creates an environment for further spiritual growth, and ushers into one’s life, a trail of spiritual blessings! Spiritual freedom also brings clarity in current or future endeavours! It delivers a crushing blow to the spirit of fear and confusion, normally associated with a soul that relies on the body and human “cleverness” (brain)!
Socially, a soul (person) that is leading a life of spiritual freedom is able to break away from the enslaving powers behind ridiculous human cultures, religious traditions, forces behind blind allegiance to groups, and carrying out of rituals or practices, that bring no spiritual benefit to the soul! “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.” Ephesians 4:14(NIV).
A life of spiritual freedom, automatically gifts you (the soul) with security, confidence, calmness, fearlessness, unconditional love for others, and an indescribable peace.
The planet is full of people who are confused, trusting, and like sheep, faithful followers of questionable doctrines, cultures, or groups. These people, face a bleak future on earth from unfortunate and imposed religious beliefs by ‘wolves’ in sheep’s clothing! The world has filled their minds with deception concerning who God is! God, the Creator of all in the cosmos, is portrayed to them in a bad light. He is presented as mean, demanding, loveless, dictatorial, a guilting slave master, hungry for their finances and personal freedom! “…And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.” Romans 1:21(NLT).
This imposed mindset is a deception about the nature of our Creator. God is loving, patient, non condemning and extremely caring, even to the minor details! He owns everything, and does not need to guilt you to get resources or your personal freedom! Giving is good and should be done willingly! It is the ‘robbers’, some in religious regalia, that plan to isolate you, enslave you, use your time and resources while they do nothing themselves but talk doom and condemnation to the non compliant! These brazen and shameless ‘leaders’, ignore the purity of the message of human redemption from sin! Instead, they preach human wisdom, self-edification or the trappings of material prosperity.
LiV, is a ministry to genuine seekers of God! Persons, who want to be redeemed from sin, but unfortunately, have found themselves shockingly chained in bondages disguised as religion, from “…people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain…” 1Timothy 6:5 (NIV).
No wonder, many established religious groups, lack in true love, honesty and spiritual purpose! Consequently, they are increasingly being shunned by the fresh younger generation of humans, who can see through their deceptive masks!
LiV will now explore with you in details how to attain a life of spiritual freedom. As mentioned earlier, it starts with being born in the spirit! A process that is made possible by the Holy Spirit! This is the act of being born again, born of God or born of the Spirit of God!
John 3:6 (NIV) Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
Our life on earth starts when our soul is placed in the forming body by the Creator! We are then born and remain incomplete till the day our spirit comes to life! After being born in the spirit, we become complete with a soul, a spirit and a body!
Unlike the flesh, the new spiritual you is receptive to a lifestyle of seeking God and therefore willing to be guided by the Holy Spirit! If this is not your lifestyle, then you are not yet born in the spirit! Do not deceive or let anyone deceive you that you are born of God!
1 John 3:6 (NIV) No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.
The state of being born again is not through brain knowledge. That is religion. Truely born again Christians have evidence of who they really are in their soul since their spirit is alive! They are automatically led to seeking spiritual purity and holiness! They are not clothed in shame or condemnation, but their souls delight in being children of God!
Romans 8:1(NIV) Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,.
This new lifestyle, leads to victories over habitual sins, cold love, worldliness, insecurity, fear of unknown, fear of man, spiritual fear, sorrows, the need to please other humans, the need to be accepted by a mob, and above all, overcoming spiritual blindness, something not possible through the power of the flesh, that is our brain or muscles! The flesh is always overwhelmed by forces of spiritual darkness!
Matthew 26:41 NIV …The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
It is obvious that only the spiritually dead are also spiritually blind, and are easily manipulated by agents of spiritual darkness, masquerading as angels of light!
Jesus pointed out to a crowd of similar victims, of religious thuggery, that they are carrying unnecessary heavy burdens placed on their shoulders. “…For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:30 (NIV).
There is clear evidence, that when your spirit comes alive, your soul will easily start to pursue spiritual freedom!
Unfortunately, you (your soul) will encounter opposition! Your immediate social environment, will mock the very idea of you breaking free from their hold.
Don’t be disappointed or give up, but remember that, since you are now born in the spirit, means that your journey has started!
Many people in these opposing groups are dead spiritually, carnal in their thinking and their spiritual journey has not even begun!
Remember that such people also shout the loudest.
Don’t look at what the world values to determine spiritual genuineness, such as looks, human titles, education, or how they are smartly or religiously dressed, that could be part of the deception!
1 Samuel 16:7(NIV)…The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.
In order to escape mental oppression that you will most likely be subjected to, you need to separate yourself from your current toxic environment. Furthermore, voices around you may be too loud to allow God’s spoken word to reach you!
Yearn for the spiritual gift of discernment that will help you see deception a mile away. Then, you will be capable of avoiding the wrong path of association, and fellowship. You will let go many things or people that crowd your life, or waste your precious time!
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I feel privileged to have gone through long painful moments of spiritual discovery. Moments when my only human help came from inspired materials that I read from honest persons who were in no doubt living right and were at peace with themselves and the Creator.
I therefore decided not to ever publish what is spiritually dead but only what can bring life to others!
Included, is my personal story that you may find interesting to read.
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Joseph GM , The Author of LiV