The Natural Man Verses The Spiritual Man

”But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthians 2:14

This is very much one in depth verse just as all of God’s words of truth; and to tell you its meaning in full would require telling you everything about God and His words of truth throughout the Bible the natural mind does not understand; however there are natural minds that believe in God and Christ but are just deceived just as the whole world other than those He sends to Christ. John 6:37,39,44,65, 17:24

Then there are those with still the natural mind that has not been properly fed by false teachers that wants to become knowledgeable by the Spirit of God verses the spirit of error that works within the children of disobedience. Ephesians 2:2, 1 John 4:1, 6

Now with our introduction out of the way we over time will take a step at a time.

For our first step the meaning of the word or name Christian means to follow Christ. 1 Peter 2:21 says He left us with an example. Hebrews 5:9 says He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him.

Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4 and Luke 4:4 say we are to live by every word of God.

But all church people with natural minds have Sunday Sabbath and honor the traditions of man which are all of the holidays of pagan origin that Christ had no part of and are not even written about other than a don’t do about a Christmas tree in Jeremiah. And God warns against that in Mark 7:7-13

The whole point of the Spiritual mind and the carnal mind is as night and day. Paul says to prove all things. So if what you do, who you honor, what you associate yourself with and anything to do with life spiritually speaking is not written and you live that way, you have a natural mind. But if you choose truth, teaching, wisdom, knowledge and understanding with the desire to do only God’s will you are not natural but a babe wanting to grow, and you will because God will know the intent of your heart. Hebrews 4:12-13

Below is the meaning of God’s feasts that will be honored for all eternity, and as Paul says; a shadow of things to come. Zechariah 14:16-19 shows how taking part of the feast of tabernacles will be enforced as part of the law and government of God. Isaiah 9:6


God's Holy Day Plan



Holy Day Calendar

2009 Holy Days
Passover
April 8 - (observed evening before)
Days of Unleavened Bread
April 9-15
Pentecost
May 31
Feast of Trumpets
September 19
Day of Atonement
September 28
Feast of Tabernacles
October 3 - October 9
Last Great Day
October 10



The seven annual Holy Days are annual Sabbaths. They are holy convocations, or commanded assemblies, of God's people. These days are holy because they are sanctified (set apart) by God. He commands His people to assemble for worship and to learn about Him and His plan. His command goes further than worship only; it includes fellow shipping and rejoicing together (Leviticus 23:1-4; Deuteronomy 14:23-26; Nehemiah 8:1-12).
The New Testament record shows the continuity of observance of these days by Jesus Christ and the Church. Jesus observed these festivals, and we as His followers are told to walk as He walked (John 7:8-14; 1 John 2:6). The New Testament Church began on an annual festival—the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4). The apostles and disciples of the early Church continued to observe these festivals long after Jesus' death and resurrection (Acts 18:21; 20:16; 27:9; 1 Corinthians 5:8). Paul upholds their observance and presents them as continuing "shadows" or outlines of the great events in God's plan of salvation that are yet to be fulfilled (Colossians 2:16-17). He also instructed the congregation in Corinth, "Let us keep the feast" (1 Corinthians 5:8).
Through the observance of these feasts, God's people focus on and are reminded throughout the year of the work of Jesus the Messiah. It is through preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God and the divine calling to a new way of life (John 6:44) that we see the building up of the Church as the family of God. Through Christ as our focal point, we begin to understand the special meaning behind the annual feasts.
During the course of the seven annual festivals are seven Holy Days, which are annual Sabbaths. These Holy Days are the first and last days of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Pentecost, the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day. Although the Passover is a festival, it is not an annual Sabbath.
The plan of salvation as revealed in the Holy Scriptures is pictured in the meaning of these seven annual festivals.

Passover
The Passover teaches us that Jesus Christ was sinless and, as the true Lamb of God, gave His life so that the sins of humanity could be forgiven and the death penalty removed (1 Corinthians 5:7; 1 Peter 1:18-20; Romans 3:25). Passover, although not observed as a Holy Day, is the first festival of the year.

Feast of Unleavend Bread
The Feast of Unleavened Bread teaches us that we have been called to reject lawlessness and repent of sin. We are to live by every word of God and according to the teachings of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 5:8; Matthew 4:4). During this festival, leaven symbolizes sin and, as such, is removed from our homes for the seven days of the festival (1 Corinthians 5:7-8; Exodus 12:19). By eating unleavened bread we picture living a life of sincerity and truth, free from sin.

Pentecost
The Feast of Pentecost, or firstfruits, teaches us that Jesus Christ came to build His Church. This festival pictures the coming of the Holy Spirit and the establishment of the Church. The firstfruits are those who will be given salvation at the return of Christ. They have been empowered with the Holy Spirit, which creates in each one a new heart and nature to live by the commandments of God (Exodus 23:16; Acts 2:1-4, 37-39; 5:32; James 1:18).

Feast of Trumpets
The Feast of Trumpets teaches us that Jesus Christ will visibly return to the earth at the end of this age. At that time He will resurrect the saints who are no longer living and instantly change those saints who are still alive to immortal spirit beings (Matthew 24:31; 1 Corinthians 15:52-53; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17). This festival commemorates the blowing of the trumpets that will precede His return. Seven angels with seven trumpets are described in Revelation 8-10. Christ will return with the blowing of the seventh trumpet (Revelation 11:15).

Day of Atonement
The Day of Atonement teaches us that Jesus Christ gave His life to atone for the sins of all mankind. It also points to the time when Satan will be bound for 1,000 years (Leviticus 16:29-30, 20-22; Revelation 20:1-3). This Holy Day pictures our High Priest, Jesus Christ, making atonement for our sins, which allows us to be reconciled to God and enter into the "holiest of all" (Hebrews 9:8-14; 10:19-20). By fasting on this day, we draw closer to God and picture the reconciliation of mankind to God. Christ is essential in this process as our High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-15; 5:4-5, 10) and as our eternal sacrifice for sin (Hebrews 9:26-28).

Feast of Tabernacles
The Feast of Tabernacles teaches us that when Jesus Christ returns, a new society will be established with Christ as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Christ, assisted by the resurrected saints, will set up His government on the earth for 1,000 years (Revelation 19:11-16; 20:4; Leviticus 23:39-43; Matthew 17:1-4; Hebrews 11:8-9). Rule under His laws will spread from Jerusalem throughout the world to usher in an unprecedented period of peace and prosperity (Isaiah 2:2-4; Daniel 2:35, 44; 7:13-14).

Last Great Day
The Last Great Day, or eighth day, teaches us that Jesus Christ will complete His harvest of humans by raising from the dead and extending salvation to all human beings who have died in the past and have never been given a full opportunity for salvation (Ezekiel 37:1-14; Romans 11:25-27; Luke 11:31-32; Revelation 20:11-13).

The annual cycle of the celebration of the festivals and Holy Days reminds Christ's disciples that He is working out His plan of extending salvation from sin and death and offering the gift of eternal life in the family of God to all humanity—past, present and future.
Being totally devoted only to God while never questioning Him and only striving to please Him while putting no trust in man is the un-natural mind wanting only the Spirit of God in all things pertaining to thy word is truth with never doubting God.

I hope in sincerity that you have gained some understanding.

Timesoftrouble
timesoftrouble timesoftrouble
61-65, M
2 Responses Mar 3, 2010

You're very welcome as a child of God who wants only to grow in Spirit and in truth. It will be those such as yourself perhaps 600 million that will find God's favor through their faith and become under His wings as in Psalms 91 and very many other verses regarding God's safety and protection. And it will be those that remain alive and enter into the millennium to live under the ruler-ship and government of God. Isaiah 9:6

The whole point of the Spiritual mind and the carnal mind is as night and day. Paul says to prove all things. So if what you do, who you honor, what you associate yourself with and anything to do with life spiritually speaking is not written and you live that way, you have a natural mind. But if you choose truth, teaching, wisdom, knowledge and understanding with the desire to do only God’s will you are not natural but a babe wanting to grow, and you will because God will know the intent of your heart. Hebrews 4:12-13<br />
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Thank you for helping me to understand that verse. I will finish up with the feasts and the Holy calander. Thank you again.