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Topic: Titus 1:15,16
Titus 1:15,16a (AMP) To the pure [in heart and conscience] all things are pure, but to the defiled and corrupt and unbelieving nothing is pure; their very minds and consciences are defiled and polluted.
They profess to know God [to recognize, perceive, and be acquainted with Him], but deny and disown and renounce Him by what they do;
In speaking about 'fleshly people' (The 'Cretes'='Fleshy') Paul was saying that:
"To the 'transparent-ones', all things are 'transparent'.
But to those who take on a 'color' themselves ('color' which causes change in outward appearance by 'differing the qualities of 'Light'), contaminate what/who is around and are without credibility (are unbelievable).
Nothing, to these 'colored-ones', is 'transparent'. Even their thoughts, feelings, will, understanding and conscience is colored in pretense.
These 'colored-ones' declare openly to know God, but their very actions and accomplishments contradict Him.
We can not 'color' ourselves. We allow God to 'remove' the color from our lives so that we can be REAL and TRANSPARENT, without defiling the purity of God. When we try to be who we think others should see us as, we 'color' ourselves, making us into a color that is of man and not of God. These 'man-made-colors' actually HIDE God and what others would KNOW as God in us. We cannot make ourselves into what we think the perception of God is, or should be, in ourselves. This is God's job, not ours. We just let Him take all the 'man-made-color' of deception out of our lives and let Him make us the color of transparency.
Father, I don't want any 'man-made-color' to hide Your REALNESS in me! Make me TRANSPARENT, Father...YOUR color!