- Jim Corbett
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The two reasons you or I would never have access to dinner with the Queen of England are: first, we haven't been invited; and second, we don't have the credentials. Only those who have fulfilled the requirements it takes to qualify will ever partake of a meal with the Queen.
Our flesh will never be able to gain an audience with God. Flesh simply doesn't have the credentials to do so. Adam and Eve were removed from His presence as soon as their fleshly nature controlled their decisions. Their reasoning ability separated them from the purpose for human creation - to be in a position where God is our God, and we are His devoted, dependent people.
Men, pride is the most distinguishable cause of why we don't want to submit to God's requirements, although ignorance and a myriad of other reasons also stop us from going there. Fact is, we simply want to be in control of our lives and are unwilling to give that up, even if it means that we may never have the answers we need to become the husband and father our Lord intends; or worse yet, will never enjoy the true presence of our Creator God. How foolish!
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