There are 3 types of people according to faith and the 3 levels of faith.
The 3 types of people according to faith
The 3 types are;
- Ordinary(natural) people
- Carnal (fleshly) people, and
- Spiritual people
Let us look at each type separately;
Natural (ordinary) people
Ordinary people are people with no faith in the word; the faithless.
Characteristics of ordinary people
- Everything to them happens ordinarily or naturally.
- They call occurrences; luck, accidents and other ordinary names.
- They are filled with the spirit of the world (evil spirit) which imparts them with worldly wisdom and knowledge which is folly in the eyes of God.
- They provide solutions to problems or explanations to situations and occurrences in a human natural ordinary way using their acquired world knowledge and wisdom.
Natural people lack the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit.
1 Cor 2:14: But the natural man does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: and he is not able to understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Do not be shocked to see a person behaving or acting as an animal to fellow-man.
Carnal (fleshly) people
These are people with little or weak faith; the doubters.
Fleshly because they are sinful; flesh is sin and sin is death.
Characteristics of fleshly people
- Doubters; They doubt God and the word of God
- Always obeying the flesh thus fleshly
- Babies in Christ; they still need to be fed with milk not solid food.
Babies in Christ are new converts or old converts who are stuck in the milk doctrines.
Being stuck in the milk doctrine means that you are still drawn by and to the world and the same time you claim to be a Christian. You go to church on Sunday to get spiritual imparting and nourishment but after that you are in the clubs or sinning elsewhere.
You still need to be fed with milk doctrine for you to take your flesh on Jesus Christ cross, destroy it and move to perfection.
1 Cor 3:1-2: And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
1 Cor 3:3-5: For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
Fleshly people are neither cold nor hot, thus Luke-warm and doubters. They are half-spiritual and half-worldly and God will spew them from His mouth.
Rev 3:16: So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth.
Fleshly people are the carnal people carnally minded.
Rom: 8:6-7: 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.
These are people with great faith; the faithful.
They have the spirit of God (Holy Spirit), with the mind and wisdom of Jesus Christ not knowledge and wisdom taught by the world.
Do people have the mind of Jesus Christ?
Yes! Spiritual people have the Mind of Jesus.
They understand the gifts of Holy Spirit bestowed to them, interpreting spiritual truths and they judge all things.
These are the people who please God and God is pleased with them and heaven is their home.
1 Cor 2:15-16: the spiritual man judges all things, and he is himself is judged by no man. For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
The faith God wants
God wants us to continually in grow in faith. Continual hearing and reading His Word is the only key.
If you’re not a spiritual person, you need to kill your flesh and stop obeying it. It is until you take control of your flesh that you will be pleasing to God.
Some of us are always struggling with the flesh and God is pleased with us because we are fighting. Do not give up because God will intervene and rescue all of us from the flesh.
If you have given up fighting the flesh, you’re sending yourself to damnation.
The faith God is looking for is NOT the faith that comes because he helped, rewarded or blessed us. The faith He is looking for is the faith that continues to trust and love, when God has seemed to turn away and there is NO reward or blessing coming at all.
But God does not turn away; it is us who do according to our will not according to His will.
And He lets you do your will until you find a wall or a barrier you cannot pass through and right there when you’re down, tired and worked up, He shows you He is God your creator.
Stop looking at the hand of God, His blessing and reward to you but look at His face and see Grace, Salvation and His mercy and you will ask and receive.
Which of the 3 types of people according to faith are you?
Heaven is only for people with great faith, the spiritual. Do something if you’re not spiritual because i do not want to miss you in heaven.