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Romans 8:6-7

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 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. [Do not make the mistake of thinking you are spiritually minded unless the Lord has destroyed your carnal mind, freeing you from sin, and freeing you from walking according to the the desires of your flesh and the thoughts of your mind. When you are walking with the Spirit supplying your thoughts, your words to speak, and your deeds to be performed — only then you are spiritually minded, possessing the mind of Christ as your guide. The life of spiritual mindedness is following the light of Christ as He guides you; the peace of spiritual mindedness is quietness of the mind with unquestionable assurance and confidence forever.]

 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God. For it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can it be.3 [Since your mind cannot be subject to the Law of God, obviously it must be destroyed; bearing the cross destroys your carnal mind, which is then replaced by the mind of Christ. The cross is to man's carnal mind and man's will. From the Word of the Lord within: "That which lives in the enmity must be destroyed. We labor with a cursed mind. To make decisions is to live in your carnal mind. Those who follow their own brain will weep and mourn; there will be great pain. The mind is a terrible thing. You will receive a new heart and mind. Grow up into the mind of Christ, from which all good thoughts proceed." Until your carnal mind is destroyed, bear the daily cross, keep obeying all commands, and continue through life making the best decisions you know how.]

John 9:31

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 31 We know that God does not hear sinners; but if any man is a worshipper of God and does his will, God hears him.1 [God seeks true worshipers, who worship Him in Spirit and Truth, and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and Truth, John 4:23-24, which is to worship with words supplied by the Spirit, while you are also in Truth, (in union with Jesus, who is the Truth); and to be able to do God's will only comes after you have crucified your carnal mind and evil imagination to be prompted by Him in all words to be spoken and deeds to be done. So God only hears what you ask: 1) if you are a true worshiper, and 2) if you do His will. John carefully confirms this: "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him." 1 John 5:14-15. Prayers from those who are still sinning are not heard by God because they cannot know or do His will. When we can do His will, we hear what to pray from Him, and we know for sure such prayers are heard and will be granted. From the Word of the Lord within: "Pray only as you are told."]

Proverbs 15:8

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 8 The sacrifice [or prayer] of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.2

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