You Cannot Live For Love And Ego
Nobody can serve two masters. You can't live for love and ego.
But the natural (instinctual, egocentric) man does not receive the (virtuous) things of the Spirit (divine nature) of God (absolute love), for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually (supernaturally) discerned.1 Corinthians 2:14
In eternity, it's all very simple. It's all to do with human nature and what's known as heaven, is the absolute, highest form of human nature and character, and the perfect, egoless civilization of man. While hell is the absolute, lowest, most primal form of human nature and is thoroughly uncivilized.
The highest form of human nature, is when your nature is that of absolute, undying, true love and your character, comes from true love's characteristics (fruits), that are all its virtues in absolute majesty, and your every thought, word and deed comes from absolute, true love and is expressed with majestic virtue. That's the highest ideal we're all trying to reach as individuals and as a civilization, whether you know it or not, believe it or not, understand it or not, like it or not.
The lowest, most primal form of human nature, is that of the beast of instinct and ego, that comes from the instinctual, egocentric nature of the flesh and its characteristic pride, vanity, envy, selfishness, ambition, lust, greed, desire for creature comfort and fear for survival. It's what God calls Satan, man calls ego and we who dwell in His eternal presence, realm and reality of absolute, true love and majestic virtuousness call, the sinful, instinctual, egocentric self.
You can't overcome the beast of your flesh (ego), by religiously attending a halfway house (church), memorizing and reciting scriptures like a parrot or doing good deeds, etc. The ONLY WAY, is to forsake all, sacrifice everything and WALK the narrow path, which is not a learning process the (false) teachers in the halfway house like to believe it is, but a debrainwashing (cleansing) process that strips, scrubs and cleanses your conscious and subconscious mind of every spot of the pride, vanity, envy and selfish ambition, etc., of the ego, and every blemish of worldly cares, concerns, desires, hopes and dreams. In short, every trace of that which is not of the divine nature and characteristics of the one, true, living, Great Omniscient Deity of absolute, undying, true love and majestic virtuousness (righteousness).
"So likewise, WHOEVER OF YOU does not forsake all that he has, cannot be (IS NOT) My disciple."Luke 14:33
You are blinded and deceived by your ego and that of others, if you think sitting in a halfway house (church) makes you a disciple. For the truth is, those who do haven't taken the first step of true discipleship and are merely lukewarm wannabes, who want to be like Christ, but are too blinded, deceived, governed and ruled (brainwashed & marked) by the beast of their flesh, to do what it takes, and have no idea that they are their own worst enemy and are too full of themselves to "fit in" with the highest ideal of civilization (Heaven) and will go to where all the misfits go, hell.
Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man's devising.Acts 17:29
To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness (virtuousness) of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: Grace (gracefulness & graciousness) and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God (absolute love) and of Jesus our Lord (role model), as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who CALLED US BY GLORY AND VIRTUE, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that THROUGH THESE you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (and other characteristics of the instinctual, egocentric [sinful] nature).2 Peter 1:1-4
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh (instinctual, egocentric nature), to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit (divine nature) of God (absolute love), these are sons (and daughters) of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage (Holy Ghost) again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father." The Spirit (Holy Ghost) Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.Romans 8:12-17
"We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God."Acts 14:22
Which is why those who have failed to act on God's invitation (will) He's had me deliver, to come out of the world altogether and all together, to live for love with all their heart, mind, body and soul (absolutely), according to true love's absolute holinessa, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness, with absolute equanimity, humility, cooperativeness and joy, without a care in the world and like a little child-at-heart, though far from childish, will be left behind to go through the Great Tribulation, whether they believe it or not, understand it or not, like it or not, ready or not.
Virtue of the Week
Confidence is having faith and trusting that you have what it takes to handle whatever happens. You are sure of yourself and enjoy trying new things, without letting doubts or fears hold you back. When you have confidence in others, you put your trust in them and know you can rely on them.
Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.Hebrews 10:35