Do to Others, Do to Christ
Matthew 25:40 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? ‘When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? ‘Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
There are two ways we care for the spirit of Christ, the seed of His spirit in us and in others. Matthew 13
What we do to ourselves and others, we do to Christ, for Christ has purchased us with His blood. Acts 20:28 Christ owns us, the vessels holding a soul and spirit, who one day will be united in an oneness to His Spirit and thus a part of His kingdom. Some of us are being currently prepared for this union, thus our once corrupted spirit is being transformed into a spirit like Christ’s. Others are still in the darkness of their corrupted spirit. 1 Corin 3:13-15 But regardless, Christ owns all because one day He will be in all. 1 Corin 15:28 There will be a new heaven and new earth in which no death dwells. Rev 21:1, Rev 20:14. Christ holds the keys to death and Hades and He will set the prisoners free. Rev 1:18, Luke 4:18 Therefore, what we do to ourselves and others we are doing to Christ. Talk about a new framework for viewing yourself and the souls in your life. It’s very convicting. How do you see others; your neighbor, the people who come across your path, family, acquaintances and even enemies? Do you judge them? Or do you love them in truth and spirit knowing the sovereignty Christ has over their souls?
One of the Greatest Gifts to Give
When we truly believe in someone it’s a powerful force in their lives; as you see even among corrupted souls. Now consider the ultimate belief in someone; to be who God created them to be. One of the greatest gifts we can give someone is to believe in their best self; to see beyond the mishaps and corrosion of sin in their lives and see the wondrous creative soul designed and fashioned by God. When we start to view others in this light instead of judging their brokenness, we start to have the eyes of Christ. Eyes longing to love in truth, to help grow and defeat their greatest enemy; their self-will from which all corruption flows. When we see this beautiful seed of a spirit, which is of Christ, in others waiting to express itself through the unique creation in which God made them, it gives us the ability to truly feed, nourish, clothe, and set them free from the prison of their corrupted self-will. HOWEVER, we first have to be feed, nourished, clothed and set free before we can have this glorious vision. For it isn’t ourselves who feeds, nourishes and sets them free, but Christ’s spirit in us touching their souls. With Christ’s spirit, we are part of their watering that helps them become who God intended. 1 Corin 3:6
Bread = truth of God
Drink = spirit of God
Garments = righteousness
Prison = the self-will
Overcoming Judging Spirit with one of Loving-kindness
A judging spirit is contrary to a loving spirit. To see others as Christ, we have to be delivered from the judging spirit and filled with His Spirit of loving kindness.
By default souls are born with a judging spirit because they are born controlled by their self-will and judging is a key characteristic of the self-will. It causes judgment toward themselves and others and it’s a deep vast spirit that penetrates most thoughts far beyond people’s awareness. When it’s always been a part of you, it’s hard to see it for what it is until the light shines upon it. But this judging spirit is not of the spirit of Christ. John 12:47
If this corrupted spirit is so pervasive how are we freed from it? By feeding the seed of the spirit of Christ in us. Christ has put His seed, a seed of His spirit, into the soil, our souls for we are made of dust, to be nourished in water (spirit) and light (truth). The union of spirit and truth births true life.
How do we see others from a spirit of love? First, we feed the seed of the spirit of Christ in us. We feed it words of truth and listen to the promptings of His spirit. As we OBEY and WALK in His ways, that spirit will grow in us. Then we will be able to feed the spirit of Christ in others; for we give what we are. And how we treat ourselves and our own soul is how we truly treat others. This awareness should open eyes to the hypocrisy in our actions. We say we love; yet in our actions we don’t even love (in God’s love) our own souls.
As we feed Christ’s spirit in us by the truth and obeying the truth, it starts to grow and we are transformed. Luke 6:45 This spirit transforms our mind to the mind of Christ, the wisdom of God, and our faith to be fully in God and thus we become new creations. When our spirit and mind are shaped in the spirit of Christ, which is righteous love, then everything about us changes. One key aspect is the judging spirit dissipates because the self-will is dying as we abandon it and walk in truth.
As this spirit grows in us, then it is able to feed, nourish, and help others come out of the prison of their debase mind, for they have the seed of the spirit as well. The Christ spirit in us waters the Christ spirit in others for it is all one. As our spirit matures, we are able to see others as He does with the amazing love and mercy by which He gave His spirit to redeem and save. In that new sight, our heart and actions change to be of love, mercy and honor.
Judging ourselves and others is meaningless vanity that causes massive destruction. Christ came to redeem us. To continue to judge isn’t to trust in His power or what He has done, but to hold onto that which is dying and He came to destroy.
Malachi 2: 10 Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously with one another By profaning the covenant of the fathers?
Seek to see and understand this judging spirit in your soul and for it to be purged by the power of God’s grace working in you. This is God’s will and when you come in line with it, it will be done. We can only repent from what we are aware of, and obey what we hear. Seek to be aware and obey God’s promptings of truth. In that process, you will grow and thus the spirit of Christ in you and others will be fed the truth, drink of the spirit, be clothed in righteousness, and freed from the prison of your self-will mind.
July 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm
Thank you so much, Rachel. This was a blessing to me! God bless you and guide you to more and more of Him!
July 11, 2012 at 12:58 pm
Hi Debbie — such an amazing truth … how our spirits can impact others. It’s all following God’s lead; especially in this. It is easy to think we know what is best, but when you think about how could we .. we have to tune into His spirit and obey.
January 1, 2013 at 12:52 pm
Oh My Goodness!!!!!!!!!! The Lord taught me this through this same scripture the other day 😀 I’ve been cherishing how he has been teaching me things through the Spirit directly and find that it is the same truth he teaches my fellow sisters and brothers directly as well! ^.^
January 1, 2013 at 1:28 pm
Hi Brittney – isn’t it amazing to be taught directly? Once you experience the depth and perfection of His instruction you start to seek His counsel first in all things .. then your life begins to truly transform as you begin to live by His wisdom. 🙂
January 1, 2013 at 1:11 pm
would you mind if i ask you a question,just to be clear.
when you say The Lord taught me/He’s been teaching me through The Spirit
do you mean The Lord The Son,…VIA… HOLY SPIRIT
or God The Father…through Holy Spirit
i Worship The Father God Almighty.. through/get all my teaching from my Lord The Living Son in Heaven through The Holy Spirit,..The Fathers Anointed King and Priest.
January 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm
I mean that The Father (Elohim) taught me he has been teaching me and I know that it is through the Holy Spirit which whom I recieved through salvation through The Son (Jesus Christ) because they are all one.
January 1, 2013 at 3:59 pm
Brittney,thank you,for you reply,.both your replys,..and you stick with the way you are getting taught
sometimes the Hebrew can be more revealing than the translation to greek or English,..which is even more confusing.,..but beautiful when seen and especially heard in its original.
Elohim,..as you might know can mean Gods
Ben Elohim…His Son
Ruach Ha-Kodesh…The Holy Spirit in All it Form/s
its also interesting that in english its hard to define between The Father and The Son,..in terms of Lord and God,..but in the Hebrew,..it shows a quite clear distinction.
The Father…… having only a few Titles in Scripture
His Son ……some 250 titles
The Holy Spirit ..double figures
January 1, 2013 at 2:37 pm
Also I said through the spirit directly meaning not through people but in my time alone with the Lord as he opens my eyes and ears through revelation in scripture. He has been teaching me rather than having me be taught by people or the doctrines of man.
January 1, 2013 at 8:51 pm
Oh yes thank you so much for sharing that I have actually been encouraged to look up the true definitions of words in Hebrew rather than in English a lot lately and the meanings go way deeper. I was using the ESV translation for the bulk of my walk (I’ve been a Christian since Jan 2012) but recently reading KJV instead to avoid losing a lot of the meanings… And it’s just been working out so well.
May ELohim bless you!
January 2, 2013 at 8:01 am
Brittney,…the best way to learn is by self study with Our One and Only Teacher, and the Holy Spirit will show you and teach in all Truth if you Truly search from your heart for The Truth.,..researching and understanding words will let your faith take very strong root,..i use the KJV,..and 4 other Bibles as comparisons,..and also got the hold of a 1611 KJV,..and its amazing the slight difference in words can throw a different meaning or a different understanding,..thats where the original Hebrew dosent leave as much room for error of understanding what is being said or meant….any good student in these days will have a Strongs Concordance for the KJV to Hebrew meanings,..ive put some links to one,..and also the greek lexicon and the Linear Bible,..but as always its The Holy Spirit that will show you The Truth of the ‘mistakes’ and changes been made by the pens of the ‘writers’
January 1, 2013 at 3:48 pm
Hi Rachel, EW here. I do like your statement,”we must tune our soul to the Spirit of truth”. Maybe you are more advanced in your relationship with the Lord than me. Because, you mainly, speak of things that I perceive to come from the heart of Jesus. This is good for all stages of growth! However, if I work on this study(instead of action) too much, I begin to feel as though I am loosing humility before God. Because, Peter said, “if we scarcly be saved”. —I am looking at my recent study; the Lord gave the Jew 490yrs to get right with Him. Near the end, Jesus said(Luke19) “for the days shall come upon you when your enemies will cast up a bank about you and surround you and hem you in on every side and dash you to the ground, you and your children within you and they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you DID NOT KNOW the TIME of your VISITATION. —We know God did exactly as Jesus said it would be. Then God gave the kingdom to the ten toes of the beast from the sea, to which, it did not follow the truths of God either, which turned it into the beast from the ground, to which, God has taken the task of testimony and reestablished it with the Jew. In process of all this, Jesus has already opened 5 of the 7 seals on God’s final judgment of people! —I know what you are speaking is very important. Because Jesus said(Luke19)”I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out”. Personally, I do not want to stand before Jesus and have Him to ask me “why did a rock have to do your testimony?” —You have spoken, in the past, of dwelling too much on things brought on by satan, may be, worship. I can honestly say, no man, their governments nor religions have brought fear on me and satan does not spend much time trying to trip me up in the scripture anymore. However, just a thought of missing eternity with the Lord would be worse than death! —I know one of satan’s main confusion factors, is for a believer to speak scripture, then satan sends one perceiving himself to be overloaded with brainpower. I feel this is part of God saying, “do not cast your perils before swine”. Never the less, don’t you think we must continue to show God’s proof of His truth(prophesy fullfillment) while giving the testimony of Jesus?
January 1, 2013 at 4:09 pm
you throw down a gauntlet EW, thats if picked up,you need to know the danger…you and me can discuss all day to gain undertanding,.but
if Rachel dosent know the importance of listening to exactly what the main Prophets message was and goes changing it in one of her sharings as teaching,..or someone takes it as teaching in a teaching sort of format,that puts her in danger,.unless the Lord speaks and tells her direct what to say.