And the vessel that he was making from
clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he
made it over, reworking it into another vessel as
it seemed good to the potter to make it. Jer. 18:1-4
We find Adam and Eve in a world foreign to them. Man was not designed to live outside of paradise. The Spirit of Glory had abandoned them and they started to be regulated by the “other” nature.
Regretfully, the enemy not only seeks to take us out of the jurisdiction of the light, but also seeks to impart his nature. He does this to create a wider gap between us and Life. He seeks to usurp God’s nature in us and impose his own instead.
Deformation = Change of form in an object due to an applied force.
Throughout Biblical history we have a series of successes and mistakes, people that tried to do good. Some of them accomplished it while others deviated tremendously. These even included men and women of God who had the Holy Spirit living inside of them- warrior men, courageous men. The question is, how do we reach Hamarato, the English word for “sin”. How do we “miss” the mark?
Remember man was created in the image and likeness of God to be a reflection of Creator God. How then was it possible to find assassins in the family within only one generation of leaving Eden? From Adam and Eve to Cain and Abel, man was never designed to be an assassin. satan is a murderer. What external agent was infused into the human race to bring them so far from glory into this kind of decay?
“Sin” is external actions contrary to the Law of God, that bear witness of a nature or internal law operating in an individual, that provokes them to act in certain way.
“But I discern in my bodily members [in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh] a different law (rule of action) at war against the law of my mind (my reason) and making me a prisoner to the law of sin that dwells in my bodily organs [in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh].” Ro. 7:23 AMP
Sarx is the Greek word that is used when the Bible makes a reference to the flesh. It has nothing to do with physical body. It refers to that which clashes with the Spirit or spiritual thing. Therefore, it is generally used to denote that which is weak, feeble and fragile.
Sarx is the landing platform that the enemy uses to inject his thoughts into us. Every time sarx gets activated or is in control of us, it will always birth hamarato, to miss the target. That’s why there are some times great ideas end with bad outcomes.
If you think of it, it is one thing is to eat from the Tree of knowledge of Good and Evil once; but it’s another thing to adopt that pattern of transgressing the Eternal Law again and again. This means that a new nature (sarx) was imparted into mankind in order to produce error (hamarato). This is the nature, which later became a kingdom within us that the enemy left behind in order to sabotage our destiny of glory. We must identify it, find it and destroy it.
This nature of sarx will attempt to prevent you from being in contact with the dimension of the Spirit, which is where we pull our power from.
But the natural, nonspiritual (or natural) man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated. But the spiritual man tries all things [he examines, investigates, inquires into, questions, and discerns all things], yet is himself to be put on trial and judged by no one [he can read the meaning of everything, but no one can properly discern or appraise or get an insight into him].And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
1 Co. 2:14-15, 3:1 AMP / KJ
The word “carnal” is the Greek word sarkikos, which means unregenerate and comes from sarx.
According to the previous guidelines we find…
• The natural man, is dormant and unaware of the reality of the Spirit. The eyes of his heart and understanding haven’t been opened yet and he typically operates based on basic needs and instincts.
• Then we find the spiritual man. These are the ones that had been born again. They are aware of the reality of the Spirit, know the intention of the Spirit and know the ins and the outs of the Kingdom. They have adopted the DNA of their heavenly Father as theirs and they know how to conquer, and pursue the purposes of the Kingdom.
• At last we have a third group, the carnal man. These people have accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior, but they still present characteristics of the “natural” ones. It is as if they were a mix of the natural & spiritual, because they are self-willed. They have identity problems and haven’t fully identified themselves with the DNA of the Kingdom. People in this carnal arena have problems paying attention to divine direction. These people haven’t learned how to fly…they haven’t been fully regenerated or set to their rights.
In the light of this, we can now understand that in Eden not only paradise was lost. We also lost our true nature, our genes, the genetics of heaven. In the Bible, we find the whole map, a complete DNA, that reproduces the likeness of God in us that we lost. This grants us a way back into that paradise lost.
Remember this, Sarx gets nourished from practicing sin- all those things that are outside God’s parameters. On the flip side what gives power to your spiritual man is to line up with the plans of God and to adopt His nature. To have the Spiritual Law of Christ placed inside of you. This way you can undertake the tasks of the Kingdom and fulfill God’s purposes and Law of God externally.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,
that the excellency of the power may be of God, and
not of us.
2 Co. 4:7 AMP
The whole task is for people not to see the vessel, but for the vessel to be so filled with Light and the nature of Light, that the only thing they see is the shining of the glory it contains.