Rom 8:6-8 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. KJV.
I was told today that there was only one kind of patience, and in the sense of the word that is true. But when I view it with a spiritual overtone it becomes two sides of the same coin. For in a carnal mind set patience could be viewed with a stopping point , but with a transformed spiritual mindset the view of patience becomes more broader in context.
Patient: Bearing or enduring pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance with calmness. Marked by or exhibiting calm endurance of pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance.Tolerant; understanding:
Now with a spiritual mindset the view of patience never stops its a ongoing process of long suffering. I was even told long suffering and patience was not the same, well lets look at the word long suffering.
Long suffering: Patiently enduring wrongs or difficulties.
We see that long suffering is just a synonym to patient. They are two words that mean the same thing. But as in patience the carnal mind can pl;ace a time limit on long suffering and say i have suffered long enough. When the Spirit will say no suffer longer cause this is love and the Kingdom of God. This is a revelation of the Spirit being willing but the flesh is weak. If Jesus was carnal minded like some of us he would have bore half of our sin or none of it at all. But the Spirit of God which was housed in fleshed held the pre-eminence and authority and say nay I will go all the way. Be not wise in thy own eye and if God has made the wise remember a wise man will listen to the end of a matter before they speak.
By Prophet Chris Sias