SEPARATING THE SPIRITUAL FROM THE PHYSICAL
THE HIDDEN MEANING
In these next scriptures, we at VAL-TE’ believe involves the process of letting go of old beliefs, habits, and behaviors that no longer serve our spiritual transformation. For we do not commend ourselves again to you, but give you opportunity to boast on our behalf, that you may have an answer for those who boast in appearance and not in heart. For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; or if we are of sound mind, it is for you. For the love of Immanuel compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Immanuel according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Immanuel, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Immanuel, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Immanuel reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Immanuel, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Immanuel’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5: 1-21 NKJV
BORN AGAIN – You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4: 22-24 NIV
Romans 12: 1-2 – So then, my friends, because of God’s great mercy to us I appeal to you: Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him. This is true worship that you should offer. Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God – what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect. GNT
Spiritual Transformation (Having the mind set on spiritual things, that occurs within a person’s spiritual journey) – We at VAL-TE’ also believe is a shift from living life guided purely by material desires and ego driven ambitions to living a life finding your place in the world, the source of your power, and becoming more conscious of who you really are. Enhances our ability to deal with life’s ups and downs and bounce back from those difficult experiences. It is easy to look at others with judgment and criticism, but when we start to grow spiritually, we realize how much healthier it is to have compassion and understanding for others.