The Battle for Your Mind is Fought on the Battlefield of Faith
Discover New Spiritual Warfare
The Moral Code
Lesson 7 of 12
As God transitioned the church into the true apostolic ministry, He restored the understanding of the 5 facets of the flesh, which is the record of man. We're now covering the 4th facet of the flesh -- the moral code. As you learn each of the 5 facets of the flesh and how they operate upon the soul, you’re learning how different the record of Christ is to the record of man. The two are not the same.
Real discernment can now take place. It used to be thought that doing good and being good (showing compassion, being honorable & showing humility, seeking justice, integrity, and showing good will) was equated to God’s will and purpose.
Just as easily, one could think to get in line with God by avoiding the evil that was obvious to the senses of the moral code: suspicion, jealousy, gossip, murder, debate, lying, cheating etc.
The marriage between good behavior and God’s will sparkled like a diamond upon the finger. Just like a blushing bride, Christians proudly displayed their good works and words. The confusion between good and God was broken when the 4th facet of the flesh (the moral code) was introduced to the church through IDCCST® Christian Education.
God’s Intelligent Design for Christ-Centered Spiritual Transformation® is setting the captive free to engage with God on His level – the record of Christ, rather than the level of man – the moral code.
We’ll go over the vital points one-by-one to help you gain this discernment skill. We’ll also examine the scale of the moral code to determine whose finger is seen tipping the scale to deceptively measure Christ by human goodness and thus set a false standard for faith.
The Moral Code: God Imprints the Soul With an Image of Himself
What is God like? What are His characteristics? And, do we share those characteristics? God is a God of love and kindness; He is forgiving, full of goodness and compassion; He shows strength, endurance, and honor, and yes, all humans share these characteristics.
These things speak of the moral code, which God imprinted as a memorial of Himself within each heart so that man would see Him. For just as God left a witness of Himself in nature, He also left a witness of Himself in the human soul through the moral code.
Disambiguation: God imprinted the soul with the moral code as a sign of His existence, but He engrafts His Spirit within the hearts of His children to take ownership of the soul.
When we say that God is good, normally, the first impulse is to speak from the moral code (natural man). To measure the goodness of God in this way one gains a witness for self (aspiration).
You can see this happening when people talk about the goodness of God in their circumstances and how God worked this or that out for them. You can see how faith is directed towards the flesh (moral code). A one-sided relationship with God is forged as a person tries to work out his feelings, weighing right or wrong upon this prejudiced scale.
Satan calls the scale of the moral code good because he intends to deceive you with it. When you hold up the mirror of faith, whose reflection do you see? Whose image do you see looking back at you? When the moral code is the scale, the image you see is yourself, but when truth is the scale, the image you see is Jesus. Faith reflects His image and likeness, which pleases God.
There is another purpose to the moral code: God, foreseeing the fall of man, imprinted the soul with the moral code to give man a sense of social responsibility, that he should not plunder his neighbor in thought, word, or deed. And this is why the moral code follows the design of the Law of Moses. And while the Law of Moses was imprinted upon rock, the moral code was imprinted upon the soul.
So then, the moral code acts as a law written in the heart by which we know not to covet, or steal, or kill—and by which we also know to love our neighbor as ourselves. The moral code acts as a governing factor for conduct, that we might not offend one another.
Psalms 33:15 reads, “He fashioned their hearts alike.” We know that God imprinted souls with individual signatures for the function of the flesh, and like snowflakes, no two are completely alike.
This is why poets write poetry, artists paint, scientists set order to knowledge, musicians play upon their instruments, and why engineers build sky scrapers. Each follows the uniqueness of his own signature, for God has given these as singular statements to define His purpose for each person according to the flesh. So, to what, then, is the psalmist referring? How has God fashioned all hearts alike?
The psalmist is referring to our souls being modeled after God’s soul, and here is where we’ll begin to understand the God-Code that is manifested in the soul, and how the soul instinctively follows that rhythm.
When we understand that God has fashioned all hearts alike, that He has imprinted all souls with the same moral code, we can then also understand why many religions and philosophies all center on this same moral code.
Your Moral Center
The moral code passes through the filter of one’s education and upbringing, experience, social bearing, family traditions, culture, gender, religious and philosophical background. When the moral code passes through that filter, it then produces the moral center, which things Paul wrote about in Romans 2:15: “Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another.”
When people talk about every day choices, weighing the difference between right and wrong, defending various issues; when they talk about their potential for moral goodness, strength, honor, purity, family values, mercy, kindness, meekness, love, and world peace, they are talking from their moral center.
Why do people have instincts with morality? It is because God imprinted upon the soul after the manner of His own design. So, when people refer to “signature strengths” and the “divine spark,” they are referring to these attributes of God, which all humans possess.
If God provided a testimony of Himself in the moral code, then why don’t we find completion, wholeness, and lasting satisfaction when following our moral code? This is a good question, and you’ll notice that the same question is also being asked about one’s signature: If God created each of us uniquely, why can’t we find wholeness by finding purpose in our natural talents and skills?
Many are confused about this and say, “I thought I would find purpose in my signature and find godliness in the moral code (doing what is right), but I still don’t feel whole; I still don’t experience lasting peace.” And as mentioned above, many say, “I thought I could connect with God by bonding with nature because I see Him there, but the tranquility I experience is fleeting and does not bridge the gap.” . . something is missing—What is wrong with me?”
The fault lies with one’s perception, which assumes that because God gave the moral code and signature skills, they must have been given for the purpose of connecting with God. Are you beginning to see that you have a reference point for “good” (the moral code) and God has a reference point for “righteousness” (Jesus Christ) and the two are not the same.
God’s purpose for imprinting the moral code and signature skills within your soul was not to connect you to Him, but rather to leave a testimony of Himself and establish social equity; your signature helps you find your purpose according to the flesh, and the moral code keeps society from anarchy.
The POWER is in the Likeness
God designed the soul to follow His pattern—to labor to enter into rest. And because the soul was created by God with eternal things in mind for our reciprocation to Him, our labor must be with these same things.
When we labor with the God-Code and the signature skills and moral code, we are in expectation of entering into rest (fulfillment, completion, fullness, wholeness). Contrary to this desire, the soul does not, however, enter into rest, but continues in futile search of connecting with those things that falsely promise fulfillment. What went wrong? Why do the things that seem to offer a promise of contentment, slip out of our grasp so quickly?
The problem is that these memorials of God, encoded or imprinted within our souls by God are but portions of Himself. He does not empower these portions. . .He does not join Himself to the soul through these expressions. Rather, He has reserved the joining of Himself to the soul through the things of Jesus Christ. The power of God – the power of faith is in the likeness of Christ.
And when we labor with the things of Christ our soul enters into rest (ceases to wander looking for a pattern for completion).
Our rest is reserved in Jesus because He is not a portion of God, but the fulness of God. Jesus is the pattern God has provided for our completion. Thus, the apostles taught that we are complete in Jesus Christ: “And you are complete in him [Jesus], which is the head of all principality and power” (Col.2:10).
God never intended for our experience with Him to come through our signature gifts, or through the moral code, nor any other thing as is common to man; rather, God’s intent is to provide our daily experience with Him through an avenue that is uncommon to man and reserved in Jesus Christ alone.
What does that tell us? It tells us that God does not measure our faith according to our signature or moral code, but according to Jesus Christ, we experience Him when we utilize the Second Covenant tools, which God has selected for our contact with Him. Faith then is defined by that due order for our contact and reward.
The Deceptive Scale of the Moral Code
Look at the illustration to the right. You’re learning why the standards placed by the moral code seem right, look right, and feel right. That “rightness” is what the soul interprets as equity – harmony between you and God and you and your struggles.
Satan’s finger is seen tipping the scale with his ever popular influences (the trio: aspiration, principle, and imagination). You should be able to now discern why this scale is a prejudiced scale – it reflects the image of man and his strong instinct to create a reality from his own aspiration, principle, and imagination. Man uses these tokens of power to set himself apart (false holiness).
For this reason, God identifies the fruit of the moral code as “corrupt fruit”. It was harvested from the tree called Man’s Record and that tree is used to measure faith, charity, the will of God, and goodness. In reality God uses Jesus Christ as the one and only measure of faith, charity, and His will.
God identifies the fruit of the moral code as “corrupt fruit” because it was harvested from the tree called Man’s Record and that tree is used to measure faith, charity, the will of God, and goodness. In reality God uses Jesus Christ as the one and only measure of faith, charity, and His will.
When ministers speak of personal revelation, they’re hearing the voice of Satan’s trio and not discerning that what seems so obviously good to them is the image of God in the moral code, but not the likeness of Christ that God reserved for Himself. The likeness of Christ is the level at which God reciprocates.
When advocating what a Christians should be like in character and then instilling that in people by pointing out what the scriptures say about good character is NOT the fruit of Christ. That is the corrupt fruit born of the moral code – the tree is the record of man.
The fruit of the Spirit is born in the soul by the work of regeneration which is a process Christians learn by instruction given through true apostolic ministry. So, you’re learning why God does not accept the fruits born out from human instincts with the moral code. God is teaching the need to separate the flesh from faith.
REMINDER: I want you to be able to walk in this liberty of this discernment. But as I’ve often said, you won’t be able to just jump in at this point and handle this yourself. Each believer must start from the beginning – from the foundation of truth to build their understanding of truth with the 12 essential elements of the gospel.
I know it’s tempting to jump in with both feet. It is exciting to see God restore the understanding of the 5 facets of the flesh to the church. But truth is learned in synergy. Truth (12 elements of the gospel) must be joined to the stewardship God appointed to oversee that the correct instruction and doctrinal cleansing takes place.
The synergy of grace, faith, the sanctified tools of the covenant, and stewardship show us the operation of God in the priesthood and thus the true scale of Jesus Christ is the measure of our faith.
When the Flesh Rules Faith, the Bible is Made to Serve the Flesh
Remember, everything in the Bible is true, it was written by the inspiration of God, but when the flesh rules faith the scriptures are taken out of the environment of truth in which they worked in synergy with the Elements of the Gospel and spiritual tools of Christ and made to serve the moral code instead. What I mean to say is, when our interpretation of scripture stands apart from the Elements of the Gospel it stands in confirmation of man's moral code and does not benefit the soul in faith.
If it is difficult for you to understand how scripture is to work in synergy with the Elements of the Gospel, think about how whole herbs work. Remember when beta-carotene was the new rage on the heath scene? It was thought to be the biggest breakthrough in disease prevention. The idea came from the knowledge that foods high in beta-carotene worked to keep people healthy.
So, armed with this knowledge, scientists set about to isolate this nutrient and use it as a supplement. Big mistake! Problems soon arose and they had to stop what they were doing. The supplement was doing harm!
So, what went wrong? Well, beta carotene is part of a synergy of nutrients in the plants. It works in concert with other elements. When it was isolated and taken separately it does not have the same effect.
The lesson learned there was that it is better to take nutrients as a whole rather than isolate them into parts. Well, the same is true for the scriptures in the Bible. God did not give scripture to be isolated from the Elements of the Gospel. They are to work in synergy with, in concert with all the Elements. They all work as a whole unit. God gave us His knowledge and tools to show us How to Love Him according to His design, that we can have the mind and nature of Christ.
If we isolate the scriptures and try to “use them” apart from the Elements of the Gospel, problems immediately arise. The flesh steps forward to claim them to work in synergy with the False Knowledge of this world, the Signature of the Soul, the God-Code, the Moral Code, and to deal with the Fruits of Iniquity.
Now the scripture is made to serve self! To win the battle for your mind and to find everyday answers it is first necessary to place the scriptures back in their natural environment, in synergy with the Elements, where they serve Christ. With the knowledge of the elements of the gospel we are awakened to view life from God's perspective that we may cognitive choices of faith.
Never Forget: When the tokens are separated into individual portions the chain of the revelation of grace is weakened and faith becomes unfruitful, but when the combination of each element remains in its wholesomeness then the soul increases because of God’s sanctification.
Never Forget: Satan isolates scripture to inspire man to walk by the beat of his own drum, but Christ stands as the conductor of our faith when scripture is harmonized with the symphony of the elements of His Gospel
Everyday Answers Workshop will give you practical tips and guidelines to help you discern when scripture is being isolated to the moral code. But now, let’s learn a little more about the moral code itself so that we can gain ground in understanding how Satan uses the moral code against the mind of man.
Man is Made in the Image and Likeness of God: The God-Code
We established from the book of Genesis that God made man in His image and likeness and we saw how that played out in the God-Code (Genesis 1;26-27). We said that we saw these things in God and acknowledged that our souls being made in the image and likeness of God also possessed these qualities:
God sets order to every environment for the purpose of increase.
God establishes weight, measure, and rule.
God establishes justice.
God does things in harmony and equity with Himself.
All things orbit around His principle that He may rule.
God creates with His imagination.
God love to surround Himself with beauty.
God increases by His own design.
God produces those things that please Him, and nothing is denied Him.
God knows no restrictions and no limitations.
God can predict outcome and growth and then follows through with a predictable and perfect design by which He demonstrates progression.
God established a memorial of Himself in all things—everything mirrors Him.
Discover the Link Between God and Your Nature: The Moral Code
Let’s now look at more at that likeness in which we were created to discover another link between God and man’s nature. What is God like further? What else do we know about God’s character other than what we explored in the facets of the God-Code? What are His characteristics? And, do we share those characteristics?
Well, God is a God of love, kindness, forgiveness, goodness, and strength, and yes, all humans share these characteristics. When people talk about every day choices, weighing the difference between right and wrong, and defending issues; when they talk about their potential for moral goodness, strength, honor, purity, family values, mercy, kindness, meekness, love, and world peace, they are talking from their moral center. Why do people have instincts with morality? It is because God imprinted upon the soul after the manner of His own design. So, when people refer to “signature strengths” and the “divine spark” they are also referring to these attributes of God that all humans possess.
It is important for you to know that what we are describing here is the moral code, which God imprinted as a memorial of Himself within each heart. The moral code acts as a law written in the heart by which we know not to covet, not to steal, not to kill—and to love our neighbor as ourselves (Romans 2:15). The moral code acts as a governor for our conduct that we might not offend one another.
Remember that in the God-Code lesson we said that God fashioned all hearts alike, all hearts are imprinted with the same God-Code. This is true for the moral code as well. God fashioned all hearts with the same moral code (Psalm 33:15). This is why religions and philosophies all center on the same moral code.
Understand Why the Gospel of the Flesh is Appealing
Now we can understand why, when the Gospel of the Flesh (appeal to the moral code of man) is preached you say, “Wow! That really ministered to me!” Yes, you do feel that you are being ministered to, for the Gospel of the Flesh is speaking correctly to you about the imprint of the moral code and you feel as if connections are being made for you.
However, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not about the moral code of man, nor is it about us reaching perfection by it, or weighing ourselves against it, or using it to understand the goodness of God to learn how to be like Jesus. This is you changing the way you think, but your nature is not change and that is why you reach a point where you are again frustrated.
The gospel is about Jesus Christ alone and God’s way of changing our nature! To win the battle for your mind you must learn about the powers God uses to not only change your mind (by giving you His perspective), but change your nature (healing takes place in the soul as you take on the divine nature of Christ).
And that is why God preaches to us the synergy of the Elements of the Gospel: grace, faith, righteousness, justification, sanctification, holiness, peace, rest, charity, truth, regeneration, and the renewing of the mind.
The 12 Elements are God’s holy apothecary, whereby He set truth in order that it would express Christ. He then anointed us with truth to serve with the sweet smell of His knowledge. God smells the sweet aroma of our spiritual sacrifices of knowledge and says, “This is Christ and it meets My expectation perfectly.”
Let’s look at what the Bible says about this in Exodus 30:22-33
22 Moreover the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
23 Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,
24 And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin:
25 And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.
26 And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony,
27 And the table and all his vessels, and the candlestick and his vessels, and the altar of incense,
28 And the altar of burnt offering with all his vessels, and the laver and his foot.
29 And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy: whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy.
30 And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office.
31 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, This shall be an holy anointing oil unto me throughout your generations.
32 Upon man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any other like it, after the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you.
33 Whosoever compoundeth any like it, or whosoever putteth any of it upon a stranger, shall even be cut off from his people.
What we learn from these scriptures is that God selected the composition of the holy anointing oil, which He then took to consecrate His priests. God brings to our attention the word “holy” in regard to the composition, and the word “touch” to tell us that when the anointing oil touched the priests they were holy.
The Composition of Truth
Now let’s take this to Christ. The composition of truth is the 12 Elements of the Gospel. God uses the composition of truth as the oil of the Spirit to anoint us as priests to Him. We are to serve God with this knowledge at the altar of Christ. We are to be “anointed” with truth.
Each Element represents Jesus Christ perfectly. Here we see the importance of living apostles today placing the composition of truth (these 12 Elements) in your heart as a foundation for you to build faith in the image of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit acts upon the knowledge to confirm Christ in you and through you, hence the power you will experience when grace and truth are bound together.
Do you see now the error in saying that “there is inherent power in the scriptures and that we experience that power when we quote scripture”? Those who say such things show that they do not know the composition of truth nor the power of the Spirit that works with grace.
Now that we understand what God means when He says that we are to “touch” the things He designed for our faith and anointed with oil, we can understand how we are to “touch Jesus”. Jesus said, “I am truth,” thereby pointing out to us that we are to touch Him by the composition of the 12 Elements of the Gospel. We are then anointed with truth.
God gave the church the composition of truth. It is for you to use to touch Jesus that you may be holy as He is holy. Do you see how this removes holiness from the moral code and our behavior and sets it squarely in Jesus Christ? Do you now see why holiness is a command and not an option, a present reality, not a journey? Wonderful things begin to happen when you understand this mystery.
We can quickly see the importance of these things that God further bringing to our attention, that the composition of truth is holy, that it is not for the flesh. Here God is seen to place a restriction upon faith isn’t He? God said, “Upon man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any other like it, after the composition of it.”
Now let’s take that to Christ. In the same way, God placed a restriction on the holy anointing of truth. The scriptures reflect Jesus Christ in the composition of truth –the 12 Elements of the Gospel. Man is not to take the scriptures and apply them to his flesh. The knowledge of Jesus Christ is holy as it retains its composition from God. God’s holy knowledge is sanctified when we apply it to Jesus.
Let’s look at that again: The scriptures cannot be applied to the flesh of man (applied to false knowledge, the signature of the soul, the God-Code, the moral code, or fruits of iniquity—your frustrations, your dreams, your issues, your circumstances of life). When you do that, you remove the scriptures from its sanctification and they become vain (subject to the flesh). You think the scriptures were written for you—but they were not—they were written to confirm Christ and your faith is tasked to do the same.
Always Remember: The Flesh CANNOT please God! “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. (Romans 8:5,8).
Surgically Remove the Moral Code From Your Faith
To win the battle for your mind, you must be instructed how to surgically remove the moral code from your faith and engraft scripture back into the Elements of the Gospel. To do that, you need to learn more about what the moral code is to know what you should not join your faith to.
The moral code, that inclination to do good, to be caring, kind, and thoughtful passes through the filter of one’s education, social bearing, family traditions, culture, gender, religious and philosophical background to produce the moral center. Paul wrote about the moral code/center in Romans 2:15, “Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another.”
Ask Yourself: How Do I Respond To The Moral Code
In what ways am I following the inclinations of my moral code, thinking I am doing God’s will?
Am I applying the scriptures to the moral code instead of applying the 12 Elements of the Gospel to Jesus Christ?
Am I using the Bible to serve the flesh?
Everyday Answers About Your Moral Code
It seems like we have a lot of motivation to do good, and everyone wants to do what is right, but why does it seem so difficult to carry out these desires for goodness? It can become such a struggle. If God provided a testimony of Himself in the moral code, then why don’t we find completion when following our moral center?
Get Rid of That Imagination of Yours
It’s time to get rid of that imagination of yours and learn that God is not using it for faith. To start dealing with your imagination, take a piece of paper and write on it the words “MORAL CODE”. Over that write the word IMAGINATION. It is time to see how the imagination enters into (works with) the moral code.
This will get very interesting as God begins to teach you the beastly nature of the moral code, what it expects, how it imagines, and where it wants to take you. The word “aspiration” will be used often to help you make the connection between the moral code, the drive of your flesh to follow the design of your soul, and your imagination to project that as reality.
Everyday Answers: Where is My Completion?
I want you to see clearly your natural inclination: You desire and expect completion through the design of your soul (through your signature, through the God-Code, through the moral code). It is that inclination that truth challenges with grace for your overcoming and reward. That is where the battle takes place—in the mind—on the battlefield of faith.
Getting The Right Answers: It is natural to ask, “If God provided a testimony of Himself in the moral code, then why don’t we find completion when following our moral center?” What we see here is the inclination of the natural man to follow the testimony God left in the flesh rather than the testimony God set in Jesus Christ.
As you learn more about how to win the battle of the mind, you will experience God continually bringing to your attention that 2 testimonies exist, that of the flesh and that of Jesus Christ. Winning the battle of the mind means knowing how to choose the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Know this…….. The imagination works with the flesh to envision God being pleased every time we labor with the moral code. We were taught to work hard to stand in agreement with the testimony He placed of Himself in the flesh (moral code), to behave well, to forgive, not covet, etc. Because the moral code addresses our behavior, it is thought that it can be used to measure our righteousness. For example, if I am kind, forgiving, and patient this is a valid measure for me to use to know that I am pleasing God. And such is not the case. God already told us that only Jesus Christ pleases Him and we are to measure our faith to Him. (Matthew 3:17)
There is a temporary equity that you will gain when you put equity on the scale of the moral code. You are getting an emotional agreement when you line up scriptures against your moral code. It feels right to do good. No one can argue against that. But this agreement is soon broken when you step outside the lines your imagination has drawn for you….. Ooooppss. Now you stand convicted, you feel guilty, embarrassed, and ashamed. Your faith is then used to find ways to “repent” to get the equity of the moral code back again. Do you see how easy it is to get caught up in this hamster’s wheel?
I am not advocating that we give ourselves over to bad habits and give ourselves permission to do as we please. As Paul wrote, “Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?” Or, another way of putting that is, grace is not a license to sin. (Romans 6:1)
It would be helpful to you to keep a diary to journal every time this happens to you. You would see how God is teaching you that your imagination is a bad teacher and that the moral code is a bad scale . It is supporting the equity of the flesh. But as soon as the finger of the imagination is removed from the scale, it tips and we are out of sorts again and distressed. This is the peace of the world Jesus warned us about. It’s there and then gone again because it is tied to the flesh. You don’t want that peace.
Current Christian Education taught believers how to get their peace back by quoting the scriptures about God’s forgiveness, God’s peace, God’s wisdom, and God’s power. And it is true, you can change your mind and feel better about yourself, but look at what is happening to you…you have become a victim of the flattery of the moral code. Ouch!
Faith sets out to challenge your imagination that works with the moral code to remove you from this deceitful work of Satan. If you want God to cleanse you, heal you, and make you a new creation in Christ, you have to expect that He is going to challenge your imagination and moral code.
Always Remember: Your imagination is not a tool for faith! As God reveled to us in the book of Genesis, “And the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth. (Genesis 8:21)
Everyday Answers: Questions About Fulfillment
The same question we just asked about the moral code is also being asked about one’s signature: If God created me uniquely, with special talents and skills, why can’t I find fulfillment when following my signature? “I thought I would find godliness in the moral code (doing what is right/righteousness) and I thought I would find fulfillment by following my signature, but I still don’t feel whole; I still don’t experience lasting peace. What is wrong with me?” The fault lies with your perception.
The assumption is made that just because God gave the moral code and signature skills that these could be utilized to connect with God. And such is not the case.
This is the thinking of the natural man, not the new man in Christ.
Always Remember: Your fulness is in Christ! “And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.” (John 1:16)
Everyday Answers: Why Did God Imprint the Soul With the Moral Code?
God’s purpose for imprinting the moral code and signature skills within your soul was not to connect you to Him, or for righteousness, but rather for the purpose of establishing social equity; your signature helps you find your purpose according to the flesh, and the moral code keeps society from anarchy.
I can hear you asking, “How am I to connect to God?” God gave us the gift of Jesus Christ to connect us with Him. Jesus is the measure of our faith. The Bible teaches that our completion is in Jesus Christ alone: “And you are complete in him [Jesus], which is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:10). God favors us to know Him, but not as a stranger unlearned in His ways, but as sons beholding Him in all reverence to His Christ. We will never find righteousness, completion, and fulfillment in our lives by trying to weave Jesus into our signature gifts and moral center.
Everyday Answers: Cause of Frustration
Oh! What a surprise and shock this teaching about the moral code is to so many of us. All we wanted was to be taken in the current of the moral code, to do was is right, to fulfill the design of our signature—that must be what God wants from us! Why else would He have created us and designed us like this?
We get frustrated and complain because we can’t understand the barrier that is in our minds. It seems so simple just to let our canoe drift with the current of the flesh……But……..WHY is it so difficult to flow with the Spirit of God….WHY do I still feel empty inside?
Ask Yourself: How Do I Respond To The Moral Code
Am I willing to find my completion in Jesus Christ rather than the moral code?
Am I working for an emotional agreement when lining up scriptures against the moral code?
Do I use my imagination with my aspiration to follow the design of my soul and expect the fulness of Christ?
Clearing Up False Expectations
What we are doing here is clearing up some confusion that exists because of false expectations based on the God-Code, the moral code/center, and the soul’s signature. We are establishing how the soul is propelled by the God-Code to fulfill the signature and follow the moral code, and why fulfilling the drive for that design does not bring completion to the soul.
While these carry the testimony of God’s memorial so that man would seek after Him, God has not empowered this testimony of Himself to bring the soul into His rest. Simply put, these portions of God are not sanctified for faith. God gave Jesus Christ as a gift for our faith to be expressed with and then designed faith to function within His covenant knowledge for fellowship and reward.
The Moral Code Mixed into Faith
The natural man desires to mix the flesh (the Moral Code) into faith to establish in the flesh a standard for pleasing God by good behavior. It is easy to see how a person can use the moral code to measure, weigh, and assess what is right and what is wrong, and from that assessment, set the proving grounds for their faith in God.
Here we can see how Satan has exploited the moral code to present it to man as a way to measure one’s own goodness or pursuit of it. We can see how Satan easily uses our feelings about ourselves and life’s issues to validate our faith. The power to please God was moved from Jesus Christ and His record (composition of truth) to the moral code of man, which is the flesh.
Know this…..The flesh is powerless to express the true virtue of Christ.
Satan knows that without the knowledge of the truth, people will use their moral code to test and prove their love for God or God’s love for them, their ability to do right, identify what is wrong, and make a stand. It is Satan’s will and good pleasure that you mistake the measure of the moral code for the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
Faith Offends the Voice of the Moral Code
The moral code is the state of the unregenerate soul, which carries the learning experiences of life. These experiences will prejudice the mind, and under this influence the person will make resolutions to improve those things which manifest a personality fault or fall short of the flattery of their peers to find equal footing and justification.
As Apostle Paul brings out in 2 Corinthians 10:12, “They measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.”
The Moral Code Sends Faith on a Journey of Self Improvement
The moral code sends faith on a journey of self improvement, but the powers of God do not confirm this journey of self improvement. The moral code uses the law of the 10 commandments as its staff of rest and peace, but the law condemns the moral code. In this state of mind the believer has no direction to lean for safety and without grace will condemn faith as weak and imaginary.
This is because the imagination cannot find rest in the law and so this person believes that nobody at this point can claim a pure conscience because they have not found it. This begins to work envy, strife, and divisions.
Ask Yourself: How Do I Respond To The Moral Code
Am I allowing Satan to exploit me through the moral code?
Am I responding to the prejudice the moral code produced in my mind?
Am I willing to allow God to take me off the journey of self improvement with the moral code?
God Honors the Loss of the Aspiration
Faith is outside the realm of the flesh where God honors the loss of the aspirations which is crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20). Only covenant faith can bring those favorable results of the Father and allow us to be one with Him.
Those that glory in the flesh (moral code) will always be tormented by faith. God elected to smite the imagination of man’s holiness in the principle of the moral code by selecting those of evident frailty (like Rahab the harlot and Samson) to stand as pillars of faith. This shames those of envy and puts a spot on the garments of the self-righteous.
God selected to make known His displeasure of the moral-code by the examples of Samson and Rahab to represent Christ placing weakness as His strength.
When grace is resisted by the drive of the religious aspirations then the boasting of the record of man replaces faith and provokes the Lord to anger. The aspirations of man and his ruling principles do not carry God’s sanctification, but are assigned to His wrath.
Finding out how the moral code works with the flesh is a BIG deal! Satan can no longer take advantage of your ignorance because you now have the knowledge you needed to win the battle for your mind.