BALANCING NATURAL AND SPIRITUAL LIFE: Why do some Christians BINGE on sin?

Believers, we are just as much natural people as we are spiritual. Jesus is God IN THE FLESH. In the Kindgom of Heaven you will STILL have a Physical Body.


Part of the reason Christians struggle with sin is because we feel pressure to be overly spiritual with no healthy, non-sinful NATURAL outlets.

We have been (subtly) taught:


– to reject our natural ethnicities and heritages

– not to eat even the clean red meats

– not to drink real wine even for communion

– that sex even within marriage is taboo and dirty

– and that working a natural job is not useful for the gospel.

We have been taught that the law is done away, therefore every decision we make is arbitrary, and we never develop moderation & self-control by the Spirit.

We have not been taught how to differentiate the clean from the unclean, the holy from the profane, or how to connect our natural work to the spiritual realm through the offering, tithe, or firstfruits.

No wonder most believers don’t understand true holiness, and end up BINGING ON SEXUAL SIN, GLUTTONY, OR REBELLION whenever we get tired & frustrated.

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOLY is UNDERSTANDING.

Get a true Understanding of the Scriptures, Balancing both Natural and Spiritual!

Here Are Some of the Scriptures that Demonstrate a Balance of Both Natural and Spiritual Life in the Kingdom

Psalm 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

  • He has given us this earth to use it for His glory in obedience to Him!

Isaiah 28:24 Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground?
25 When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place?
26 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.
27 For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.
28 Bread corn is bruised; because he will not ever be threshing it, nor break it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with his horsemen.
29 This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.

  • Yahuah Sabaoth is EXCELLENT IN WORKING. Which means His Spirit teaches men how to be productive in agriculture, construction, design, and all manners of productivity.
  • The Spirit gives counsel on the natural.

Daniel 1:17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

  • God gave the Hebrew boys understanding in natural science (vs 4), learning, wisdom, and spiritual wisdom. Both Natural AND Spiritual.

Ecclesiastes 9:7 Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works. 8 Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.
9 Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun.

  • Enjoy food, enjoy wine (without getting drunk), enjoy clean, nice clothes and cologne, enjoy your wife, enjoy your work! This is wisdom!

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

  • Whatever type of work your hand finds to do, do it with all your might!
  • Any non-sinful work is GOOD work if you do it with your strength.

Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. 10 Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.

  • God’s instruction to young people: do all that’s in your heart, but fear God.
  • Do what’s in your heart, but remove sin from it!

Proverbs 3:9 Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

  • Honor Yah with your natural wealth, and He will continue to bless you with natural wealth.
  • The tithe is God’s natural law that connects your earthly work with His heavenly kingdom.

Psalms 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

  • Children are blessing! Children, the fruit of our physical bodies and sexual union is a blessing from heaven.

Romans 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.
3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; 5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

  • Apostle Paul had great care and concern for His own ethnicity (the Israelites, Benjamites, and the Jews) even though salvation is by faith.
  • Paul did not attempt to overspiritualize his faith by dismissing care for his natural ethnicity.

1 John 5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

  • Sin unto eternal death vs sins not unto eternal death: Apostle John distinguishes sins against natural law vs sins against spiritual law
  • When you see someone sinning a sin against their natural life but not their spiritual life, just pray for them to get wisdom from God.

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

  • Natural Exercise profits a little while; it’s helpful for a short time. Godliness profits for now AND the next eternal life.

1 Corinthians 9:5 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

  • All the Apostles had the right to have a wife, a family and to make money to provide for them in their ordained ministry work.
  • Spiritual work can give a natural benefit.

1 Corinthians 7:32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
33 But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.

  • It’s proper and right to care for the natural things of this world, especially if you are married. He/She that is married cares for the things of the world.

1 Corinthians 7:1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

  • If you are unmarried, do not have any sort of sexual touch with the opposite sex.
  • If married, do not deprive your spouse from regular sex unless it’s a season of fasting, or a physically unclean time.

Colossians 4:14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.
Titus 3:13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

  • Paul traveled with a doctor. Titus traveled with a lawyer. Paul was a tentmaker. There was no division between the spiritual work and the natural work.
  • Even Jesus Himself only spent maximum 10% of his life in “fulltime ministry.” This was simply a tithe of His time.

Luke 8:3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.

  • Women of Herod’s home actually supported the ministry of Jesus financially. The same Herod that helped crucify Jesus. The natural supported the spiritual with finances.

1 Timothy 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.

  • It’s good to drink a little bit of wine for it’s natural fermentation and it’s benefits to help heal and protect against sicknesses.

Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

  • Eat the fat, drink the sweet… be strong and joyful in the Lord. It’s good to celebrate in God’s presence at certain times. Feasting is a commandment of God in both the Old and New Covenant.
  • The Old Covenant had the Mosaic feasts. The New Covenant has the Communion meal for believers, and the Love-feasts where saints get together and invite the poor, the lame, the blind, and the maimed.

Philippians 4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

  • We should not binge on anything in this natural world (food/drink/wealth/sex), but remain moderate and maintain self-control and temperance in EVERYTHING. Moderation in all things.

1 Timothy 4: 1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

  • Scriptures show that “overly spiritual” ministries that forbid godly covenant marriage, and command abstinence from foods are actually inspired by devils (Romanizers/Judaizers).
  • True Kingdom spirituality works within a perfect balance of natural wisdom and self control.

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

  • Rich people that are humble and balanced can use their natural wealth to increase their eternal rewards by giving to good works.

John 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

  • Many people have been taught that the end goal of the kingdom of God is to escape to heaven. But ultimately God’s goal is to bring the New City of Jerusalem down to the new earth. A union between the spiritual and natural is God’s end-goal.
  • We join that union when we are born again into the Body of Jesus Christ.

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