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Summary: Spiritually, on the battlefield of Christ or in the world, subject to the flesh; a captive.

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Inside The Mind

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Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (10/11/2013)

“For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be” (Romans 8:6-7, King James Version [The efficacy of divine grace]).

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (I Corinthians 2:14, KJV [The wisdom of God]).

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God” (James 4:4, KJV [True wisdom is peaceable]).

Greetings in the Name of Jesus,

My brothers and sisters, the spirit within me would amiss love, for your witness, of Christ Jesus, in your natural lives, if, I did not witness, to you about inside the mind, then, the decisions you live in the flesh would continue to haunt you, for you will succumb to the influence of the world. What is it to you, spiritually, to overcome your mind with drugs that leave you, lost in the world? Is it necessary, to call you out, to awaken you out of your stupor? Hello, are you there, inside your mind? Or, are you present in flesh and absent in spirit?

Some folks, who are with us all, everyday, hanging out with friends are not here and indeed, absent in flesh and absent in spirit, lost in the world. What is your drug of choice, to get you where you need to be to get your false peace? It is not God's peace but you should know that by now, as you run your course, for the experiences of your youth and experimenting with the drugs, from your father's and mother's prescriptions or your brother's and sister's prescriptions, should be over. Are you still in the medicine cabinet, needing a pill, or two pills, or three pills, or four pills, or five pills; more and more, just to make it through the day? Perhaps, your drug of choice are street drugs and you need to keep a supply, on hand, for your recreational pleasure.

How much is it cutting into your budget? Is the madness, you sought as a child still your

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preferred madness, as an adult, for the psychosis, that came upon you, from what you did as a child stayed with you because you will not stop? Why won't you repent; turn away from it, for always, not just a day or two, forever and go into the faith of Christ Jesus as God instructed you to do? Why is it impossible for you, to leave the drugs of your choice, behind?

In the First Epistle of Paul the Apostle, Corinthians, Paul spoke to the people of Corinth, about praising charity, “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things” (13:11 [The praise of charity]). Are you there, hearing the words, I speak to you? Where is the love; where is your love? Where is your love of Christ; where is your peace, of mind? Let us hear about your false love, you who deny the true love of Christ Jesus, who saved you.

Listen, to the technical details of the influences, of your decisions. Won't you, please, hear the news of your decisions, since you fail to take into your heart the good news of Christ Jesus, in your living, everyday. You prefer to live an imperfect life outside of the perfection of Christ Jesus, who saved you. Paul said, “But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away” (13:10). Yes, you are broken; yes, we are broken, but in Christ Jesus, we are made, whole.

In research of contemporary society, examining drug experimentation, data points identified in this paper included three risks: (a) addiction to drugs, (b) drug overdose, and (c) side effects of drugs, which changed lifestyles and mental statuses. Most importantly, addiction, hardly manageable and managed hard, for common folks or for rich and famous folks, either living on a weekly paycheck or residuals from investments, created economic hardship in educational attainment and work. More importantly, overdose, left little opportunity to survive a lifestyle change to no opportunity to survive mental status change, other than rigorously regimented treatment activities. Similarly, side effects, forced users into diagnoses, of mental status. The problem of the identification of some risks of experimenting with drugs, was semantics, whether the risk was, indeed abuse or addiction.

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