Wilderness Christians: A CHRISTIAN VULTURE (Part 5)
Carcasses and Vultures
Just the very mention of the word carcass brings clear, visible pictures of dead and decayed bodies (animal and human); bodies rotting away in a hot climate area with hordes of vultures hovering above instantly awaiting an opportunity to swiftly swoop in and devour the carcass.
It is remarkable that God would create a horrific bird like the vulture. Yet, all of God’s creatures have a unique, specific role in creation. When one examines closely the features and functions of the vulture, he sees why the vulture represents death. It is a very degrading animal that only lives off death. By familiarizing oneself with its features and functions, you will be amazed how easy a Christian can become a vulture. Have you ever heard the phrase ‘a Christian vulture’? Yes, a Christian vulture is a wilderness Christian feeding off and gobbling up the dead parts of the flesh.
Yes, a Christian vulture just gobbles up his own flesh carcass and the flesh carcasses of other wilderness Christians. (Notice I stated ‘of other wilderness Christians’, because a true Christian walking in the pure, genuine love of Christ will not be affected by Christian vultures. His trust is only in His Savior.) Christian vultures enjoy, with so much gluttony, the lusts of the flesh.
These lusts only produce flesh fruit. It is critical for you to recognize and understand this rotten fruit. Yes, it is your flesh; the flesh that a Christian vulture feeds and lives off – only death. Brethren, this is your flesh – gross, repugnant, ghastly, repulsive, hostile, hideous, horrific, deathly, gruesome, immoral, lustful, lascivious, licentious, vulgar, despicable, hateful, offensive, abominable, and detestable. Yes, there are many more descriptions to add. The point being that God obviously desires you to strongly and clearly reflect and understand how truly disgusting your flesh is. This is your life if you live in the wilderness – a wilderness Christian and/or a Christian vulture. Do not be sore and angry with me for stating this. God is writing this, through me. Take it up with the Lord yourself. God certainly does not need my opinion.
Yes, vultures only eat dead things. Many nature documentaries always show vultures as the last group to eat any prey. They are scavengers. They never hunt. They truly eat death. This is what the wilderness Christian will be subject to if he remains in the wilderness. If the fruits of the flesh strongly spring out, he is a carcass ready for vultures (demons and other wilderness Christians). There is no spiritual life in flesh, even though there is spiritual life in the wilderness Christian. The life of God is not in flesh. The life of God is in the new man. The life of God is Christ. If the Christian does not permit the fruit of the Holy Spirit to flow through Him, the fruit of the flesh will. Galatians 5:16-24 – “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murder, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell your before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affection and lusts”.
Absolutely remarkable that I was a Christian vulture for 17 wilderness years. I was so puffed up with my outstanding knowledge of Scripture. I would very easily gobble up any other wilderness Christian who would debate Scripture with me. Sometimes, I was gobbled up myself by a larger Christian vulture. I admit that as a wilderness Christian, I became angry and bitter toward the larger Christian vulture. How dare he shame me and gobble me up! This is the mindset of the wilderness Christian. What a sad life a Christian vulture lives – feeding off only the dead works of the flesh!
The flesh is only a decayed carcass – dead in the wilderness. Obviously, God desires you to clearly reflect and VISUALIZE a carcass. God desires you to see the gory and gruesome carcass, your gross flesh, so you can finally take your old man off/cast aside; and truly live as your new nature. You will then be able to clearly view your new nature – an eagle in His eyes, instead of a vulture.