At Emnity With God
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At Enmity with God
Study about the flesh being at enmity with God
By Renelle Troyanosky
Why am I doing this study?
The Father has been showing me recently that I need to ask more from Him. This might sound kind of presumptuous or pretension but let me continue. I have been trying to make myself like and enjoy spiritual things like bible study/reading, listening to hymns when I don’t feel like it, listening to a sermon etc. but so often I would feel frustrated because I didn’t just naturally “want” to participate in such an activity. But recently God has been able to show me that, in my flesh, that carnal nature cannot like such activities. It has to come from Him. He has to put his spirit in us that spiritual things may be spiritually discerned. Here is a study to show this principle from the bible(and SOP).
What does Enmity mean?
What does Enmity mean?
Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
From 'ayab; hostility -- emnity, hatred.
see HEBREW 'ayab
אֵיבָה noun feminine enmity — ׳י Genesis 3:15 2t.; construct אֵיבַת Ezekiel 25:15; Ezekiel 35:5 — enmity, personal hostility, between men Numbers 35:21,22 (P), between serpent & woman Genesis 3:15 (J), between peoples אֵיבַת עוֺלָם Ezekiel 25:15; Ezekiel 35:5.
1. The quality of being an enemy; the opposite of friendship; ill will; hatred; unfriendly dispositions; malevolence. It expresses more than aversion and less than malice, and differs from displeasure in denoting a fixed or rooted hatred, whereas displeasure is more transient.
I will put enmity between thee and the woman. Genesis 3:15.
The carnal mind is enmity against God.Romans 8:7.
2. A state of opposition.
The friendship of the world is enmity with God. James 4:4.
Enmity: Hatred/hostility between two parties = enemies, unfriendly disposition or a state of opposition
The flesh is at enmity with god
Only God can renew us and destroy that enmity
Enmity is separation between us and God and he repairs it
Bible talks about these things
No matter what we try to reform outwardly it cannot repair that enmity
We need to ask God to do it because no matter how much we want to be different we need to be willing to ask him to do it and be willing to let him do it
It’s good to have a desire to hate evil, it is also good to hate evil. We are not supposed to like evil
He will repair the enmity we have against Him because of our flesh but that means we will still hate evil which means there are two different purposes for enmity from my understanding.
Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.