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The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5, 6 and 7, could be called the Jesus Way of Living. You do not need to be taught about the world’s way of living. You do not need to be told what religion has told you; you need to find out what Jesus said, and the Word of God says.
The Word of God is not a natural book; therefore, what you will find in the Bible will not line up with the world. Do not expect the world to agree with it; do not expect them to believe it; do not expect them to accept it unless the Holy Spirit works in them first. The Bible did not come from man, it came from God.
The Bible sets down and establishes truths and principles from another dimension and another world. This is why you and I are to be peculiar people. What makes us peculiar is that we follow the truths and the principles from that other dimension, that other world, the spirit-world of God. The way it leads us will not line up with the world’s way. It will make you peculiar because you are following truths and principles from another dimension, another universe, and another Being.
There is no way you can be like the world and walk with Jesus. Light and darkness do not mix. Jesus is light and the world is darkness. You are the light of the world (if you are born again), so when you are in dark places, do not expect to be accepted; do not expect to be able to live and be like them, and yet be like Jesus. You will have to make up your mind who you want to be like: all the rest of the world, or like Jesus.
If you make up your mind to be like Jesus, get ready. Get ready to be nailed to the cross; but glory to God, after you die, then you can live in resurrection life. As long as you are still determined to kick and squirm and live the old way of life, then Jesus cannot live that resurrected life in you. There is no way that abundant, victorious life can come forth except through death; except through death to the old life, death to the old ways; then out of death comes life.
Except a seed goes into the ground and dies, life cannot come forth. Except your ways, and your concepts, and your ideas die, the new life with God cannot come forth, because there will continually be a war. Most people are so fearful of being the peculiar people that God wants them to be, there will always be a war within them. You have been born of God, and the old natural, carnal way has to go.
We will be writing concerning conquering criticism. Conquering criticism is twofold. As you begin to learn to conquer it when it comes against you, you have to learn to conquer how to keep it from coming forth from you. The Scripture says that you reap what you sow. So the way you receive criticism is by giving out criticism. Just living for Jesus will bring you enough; you do not need to get some more by giving it out. You will have enough by simply living for Jesus. Being peculiar and following the Word of God will bring you enough criticism. But if you live for Jesus and go on and “sow” criticism, then you will reap more. Just living for Jesus will bring your way all you can stand, so you must learn how not to reap additional.
Matthew, chapter 7, verses 1 and 2, “JUDGE NOT, THAT YE BE NOT JUDGED. FOR WITH WHAT JUDGMENT YE JUDGE, YE SHALL BE JUDGED: AND WITH WHAT MEASURE YE METE, IT SHALL BE MEASURED TO YOU AGAIN.” So the judgment and the criticism you will get just for living the Jesus way of living will be enough.